The Cradle Will Rock

Musical - Original

Windsor Theatre (January 03, 1938 - February 26, 1938)
Mercury Theatre (February 28, 1938 - April 02, 1938)
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  • Opening Date: January 3, 1938
  • Closing Date: April 2, 1938
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 108

Lyrics: Marc Blitzstein

Book: Marc Blitzstein

Music: Marc Blitzstein


A Brechtian allegory of corruption and corporate greed, The Cradle Will Rock follows the efforts of Larry Foreman to unionize local workers and combat wicked, greedy businessman Mr. Mister, who controls the town's factory, press, church and social organizations.


Opening Night Cast

John Adair Druggist
Guido Alexander Dick
Howard Bird Steve
Marc Blitzstein Reporters
Professor Mamie
Blanche Collins Ella Hammer
Peggy Coudray Mrs. Mister
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Marc Blitzstein Book
Orson Welles Orson Welles Staging
  Sam H. Grisman Producer
  The Mercury Theatre Producer
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