J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera

The YOW! Theater
354 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The biblical book of Job. Remixed. Two stories. Two turntables. Ready? Remix. Hoover Records is the producer of the biggest, illest, baddest and phattest hip-hop in the west. At the top, label president J. Hoover is pitted against Job, his right hand man, in a test of loyalty, compassion and friendship. At the bottom, in the jingle department, it's MC Cain against his brotha and fellow rapper MC Abel in their struggle for success. Sable & Batalion hold it down by playing all the parts of the story, getting mad support from an ensemble of breakers, an RnB vocalist and a scratch DJ. It's the Old (School) Testament retold as an allegory of contemporary corporate life in the music biz. J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera features book and lyrics by Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion with music by Jerome Sable, Eli Batalion & Joe Barrucco. This NYC premiere is presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Press quotes: "J.O.B. is not o­nly o­ne of the best shows of this year - it's o­ne of the best shows L.A. has seen in many years." - Daily Variety "This sensational rap cantata pulls the street backbeat into groundbreaking heat…a watershed event! CRITIC'S CHOICE" - LA Times "Filled with intelligent humor, wicked rhymes, catchy music, spirited dance and a captivating story - CRITIC'S PICK" - Backstage West Nominated for: 3 LADCC Awards, 3 LA Weekly Awards and 3 Ticketholder Awards Schedule Monday, September 25 @ 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 27 @ 8:00 PM Thursday, September 28 @ 4:30 PM Friday, Septemer 29 @ 8:00 PM Friday, September 29 @ 10:30 PM Sunday, October 1 @ 1:00 PM

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