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 count pursues a well-born young lady with the help of his former servant, now a barber, who can sneak the count into the girl's home past her controlling guardian, who wants her for himself.


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 Staging
  Sam H. Grisman Producer
  The Mercury Theatre Producer
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