The world's first beat poetry musical Subway Train is a theatrical invention about risk, hope, and life on the train, presented by The Liilaa Company for a one-night-only staged reading at the Bowery Poetry Club.
The show is a peek into the life and minds of three young poets told
through poetry, music, acting, and imagination. The script is comprised
of the writers' journal entries that capture private observations and
feelings experienced while riding the train.
With an original concept by Joshua Kobak, the musical was written by The Liilaa Company with book and lyrics by Joshua Kobak, Katy Pfaffl, and Mickey Fisher, and music by Sean Dixon, Danton Boller, Pfaffl, Kobak, and Fisher.
The cast of three poets are portrayed by Joshua Kobak, Katy Pfaffl, and
Mickey Fisher, with Yassmin Alers as the train conductor. The band is
comprised of Sean Dixon on drums, Danton Boller on upright bass, and Matt
Caplan on guitar.