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In 1971, Melvin Van Peebles' Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death transformed the Broadway scene forevermore. Considered to be one of the most shocking musicals ever, Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death magnified the African American experience and put it on the stage. 50 years later, Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death will return to Broadway next year, with Van Peebles' son Mario serving as creative producer. 

 

Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death blends early hip hop and spoken word, jazz and blues, humor and pain to offer a raucous celebration of – and clear-eyed look at – America.

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By: Melvin Van Peebles
Songs by: Melvin Van Peebles
Director: Kenny Leon
Producer: Mario Van Peebles

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Photo credit: Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles and Kenny Leon (Photos courtesy of DKC/O&M and GVN Releasing)

Melvin Van Peebles' Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death will return to Broadway next year. 50 years since its Broadway debut, Van Peebles' eldest son Mario will bring his father's musical to life once more.Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death is a compilation of musical monologues exploring aspects of living as an African American in the United States. Speaking out against 'The Man', Van Peebles' musical combines spoken word, rap music and hip hop styles.First performed in Sacramento and a...

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