Reggae

Musical - Original

Biltmore Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 11, 1980
  • Opening Date: March 27, 1980
  • Closing Date: April 13, 1980
  • Previews: 11
  • Performances: 21

Lyrics: Michael Kamen, Kendrew Lascelles, Jackie Mittoo, Max Romeo, Randy Bishop, Ras Karbi, Stafford Harrison

Music: Michael Kamen, Kendrew Lascelles, Jackie Mittoo, Max Romeo, Randy Bishop, Ras Karbi, Stafford Harrison

Book: Melvin Van Peebles, Stafford Harrison

Synopsis

This musical examines reggae music and Rastafarianism, a popular religious movement advocating that Jamaicans return to Ethiopia. In this tale a pop singer returns to Jamaica after achieving success in the United States and reunites with an old lover who gets in trouble with gangs over his marijuana growing.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

  Kendrew Lascelles Story and book
  Melvin Van Peebles Book
  Stafford Harrison Book
  Ras Karbi Music
  Michael Kamen Music
  Kendrew Lascelles Music
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