Ivan Hernandez
(© Nella Vera)
Ivan Hernandez
(© Nella Vera)
Rehearsals are underway for The Public Theater's concert performances of The Capeman, featuring music by Paul Simon, with book and lyrics by Simon and Derek Walcott, to be offered at the Delacorte Theatre, August 14-16. Diane Paulus directs, with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Oscar Hernandez leads a 13 piece orchestra.

The cast includes Obie Bermúdez as Tony Hernández; Natascia Diaz as Esmeralda Agrón; Ivan Hernandez as Salvador Agrón; Nicole Lequerica as Aurea Agrón; Jorge Maldonado as Santero; Luba Mason as Mrs. Young; Anthony Lee Medina as Young Sal; Élan Luz Rivera as Bernadette; and Gilberto Velazquez as Reverend Gonzalez. The ensemble features Bryan Anthony, Xavier Cano, Myrna Lee Gomila, Nina LaFarga, Omar Lopez-Cepero, Cornell McKnight, Frankie Negrón, Luis Salgado, and Tanairi Vasquez. Diaz, Mason, Gomila, Negron and Rivera appeared in the original production of The Capeman on Broadway; Mason and Gomila are reprising their roles from that production.

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Nicole Lequerica and Natascia Diaz
(© Nella Vera)
Nicole Lequerica and Natascia Diaz
(© Nella Vera)
Diane Paulus
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Diane Paulus
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