The Cradle Will Rock

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"The Cradle Will Rock" is a musical play written by Marc Blitzstein, with music, lyrics, and book by Blitzstein. The show premiered at the Venice Theatre in New York City in 1937, but its original production was shut down by the federal government on the eve of its opening night due to its controversial political themes. The show is a powerful critique of American capitalism and social inequality, and it tells the story of a group of workers who are struggling against corrupt businessmen and politicians. The show features a large cast of characters, including a union organizer, a prostitute, a steel magnate, and several other colorful figures who represent different aspects of American society. Despite the government's attempt to shut down the original production, "The Cradle Will Rock" went on to become one of the most celebrated and influential works of the American musical theatre. The show has been produced numerous times over the years and has been adapted into a successful film as well. Blitzstein's innovative use of music and lyrics to explore political and social themes was a groundbreaking achievement, and "The Cradle Will Rock" helped to establish the American musical theatre as a serious and important art form. Today, the show is remembered as a powerful and enduring work of political theatre that continues to inspire and challenge audiences around the world.}

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Book, Music & Lyrics

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Genre: Opera / Musical Play

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From ChatGPT

"The Cradle Will Rock" is a musical play written by Marc Blitzstein, with music, lyrics, and book by Blitzstein. The show premiered at the Venice Theatre in New York City in 1937, but its original production was shut down by the federal government on the eve of its opening night due to its controversial political themes. The show is a powerful critique of American capitalism and social inequality, and it tells the story of a group of workers who are struggling against corrupt businessmen and politicians. The show features a large cast of characters, including a union organizer, a prostitute, a steel magnate, and several other colorful figures who represent different aspects of American society. Despite the government's attempt to shut down the original production, "The Cradle Will Rock" went on to become one of the most celebrated and influential works of the American musical theatre. The show has been produced numerous times over the years and has been adapted into a successful film as well. Blitzstein's innovative use of music and lyrics to explore political and social themes was a groundbreaking achievement, and "The Cradle Will Rock" helped to establish the American musical theatre as a serious and important art form. Today, the show is remembered as a powerful and enduring work of political theatre that continues to inspire and challenge audiences around the world.}

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Authors

Original Authors

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Book, Music & Lyrics

Later Contributors

There are no known writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.
Genre: Opera / Musical Play

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Marc Blitzstein composed the score in less than six weeks.

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