The Cradle Will Rock

Classic Stage Company continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, directed by John Doyle.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
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About The Cradle Will Rock:

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.

Marc Blitzstein
Classic Stage Company
John Doyle
Jane Cox and Tess James
John Doyle
Anne Hould-Ward
Cast list:
Ken Barnett (as Editor Daily), Eddie Cooper (as Junior Mister), Benjamin Eakeley (as Reverend Salvation), David Garrison (as Mr. Mister), Ian Lowe (as Yasha), Kara Mikula (as Sister Mister), Lara Pulver (as Moll), Sally Ann Triplett (as Mrs. Mister), Rema Webb (as Ella), and Tony Yazbeck (as Larry Foreman)
Other info:
Music Supervision by Greg Jarrett
The Cradle Will Rock Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 19, 2019
Opening date: 
April 3, 2019
May 19, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Classic Stage Company - Lynn F. Angelson Theater

136 East 13th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenue), New York, NY 10003
Nearest subway station:
3rd Avenue

Latest The Cradle Will Rock News & Features

Tony Yazbeck
Tony Yazbeck to star in The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage Company
February 6, 2019

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.

Our Review

The Cradle Will Rock is the most famous musical you’ve never heard of. Written in 1937 by Marc Blitzstein, it was chosen to be presented as one of FDR’s WPA projects directed by a 20-year-old Orson Welles and produced by John Houseman. Slated to open on June 16, 1937, the pro-union satire about capitalism and corruption, was shut down days before opening night by the Federal Theatre Project... Read more