Tony Yazbeck to star in The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage Company

Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock begins performances at Classic Stage Company on March 19, 2019.

Tony Yazbeck

Classic Stage Company has announced casting for its upcoming production of Marc Blitzstein's play in music The Cradle Will Rock, which is scheduled for a limited engament at CSC from March 19 to May 19, 2019, with an official opening on April 3.

Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck takes on the leading role of Larry Foreman in the production, alongside Ken Barnett (as Editor Daily), Eddie Cooper (as Junior Mister), Benjamin Eakeley (as Reverend Salvation), Tony Award nominee David Garrison (as Mr. Mister), Ian Lowe (as Yasha), Kara Mikula (as Sister Mister), Olivier Award winner Lara Pulver (as Moll), Sally Ann Triplett (as Mrs. Mister), and Rema Webb (as Ella).

Yazbeck's Broadway credits include a 2015 Tony-nominated performance as Gabey in On the Town, a 2018 Drama Desk-nominated performance in Prince of Broadway, and appearances in Finding Neverland, Irving Berlin's White ChristmasGypsyA Chorus LineNever Gonna DanceOklahoma! and Chicago. He was last seen on the New York stage in New York City Center's production of A Chorus Line and Vineyard Theatre's The Beast in the Jungle, both in 2018.

Synopsis: "The Cradle Will Rock takes place in Steeltown, USA, where laborer Larry Foreman struggles to unionize fellow steel workers against mounting attacks from a greedy industrialist, a certain Mister Mister. As a cross-section of society shows up in a night court, the extent to which Mister Mister has bought the support and control of nearly all people—the editor of the local newspaper; the preacher; the doctor; artists—and institutions becomes brazenly apparent."

Helmed by CSC Artistic Director John Doyle (who also serves as scenic designer), the production also features music supervision by Greg Jarrett, costume design by Anne Hould-Ward, and lighting design by Jane Cox and Tess James.

The Cradle Will Rock Tickets are available now for performances from March 19 through to May 19, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Classic Stage Company)