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About this show

Set in "Steeltown, USA," The Cradle Will Rock tells the story of Larry Foreman whose efforts to start a workers' union could be thwarted by the wealthy businessman Mr. Mister. Along the way, a wide range of societal characters become involved, taking sides in economic warfare that mirrors today's "great recession." Blitzstein's characters include Mr. Mister's wife and their spoiled children; artists who sell out; struggling shopkeepers and blue-collar workers; immigrant families; a faithless priest; and a charming prostitute named Moll. Proceeds benefit H.E.L.P. (Howl! Emergency Life Project), an emergency services assistance and health fund for eligible and qualifying East Village artists, administered by The Actors Fund.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Theatre 80, Off-Broadway