The Cradle Will Rock

Musical - Revival

Mansfield Theatre (December 26, 1947 - January 10, 1948)
Broadway Theatre (January 28, 1948 - February 07, 1948)
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  • Opening Date: December 26, 1947
  • Closing Date: February 7, 1948
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 34

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

Jack Albertson Yasha
Lucretia Anderson Chorus
Howard Blaine President Prexy
Edward Bryce Bugs
Robert Burr Chorus
Taggart Casey Cop
Rex Coston First Reporter
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Marc Blitzstein Book
  Marc Blitzstein Music
  Marc Blitzstein Lyrics
  Howard Da Silva Director
  Michael Myerberg Producer
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1948 Theatre World Award Edward Bryce Winner
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