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Palace Theatre , (6/19/2014 - 7/20/2014)
First Preview:Jun 02, 2014 Total Previews:17
Opening Date:Jun 19, 2014   
Closing Date:Jul 20, 2014 Total Performances:38

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: NOW on MY BLOCK, a Midwestern industrial city.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Stewart F. Lane, James M. Nederlander and James L. Nederlander
Produced by Eric L. Gold, Chunsoo Shin, Jessica Green, Marcy Kaplan Gold, Anita Waxman and Afeni Shakur; Associate Producer: The Kaplan Family Limited Partnership
Book by Todd Kreidler; Lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur; Music orchestrated by Daryl Waters; Music arranged by Daryl Waters; Musical Director: Zane Mark; Additional music by Osten S. Harvey, Jr., Ernest Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Bernard Isley, Chris Jasper, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Deon Evans, Suzanne Vega, Johnny Lee Jackson, Joseph B. Jefferson, Charles B. Simmons, Gregory Jacobs, Larry Troutman, Shirley Murdock, Ron Brooks, Delmar Drew Arnaud, Etterlene Jordan, Danny Boy Steward, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Yafeu Fula, Malcolm Greenidge, Kenneth Karlin, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Carsten Shack, Leon Ware, Tyruss Gerald Himes, Johnny McKinzie, Maurice Shelton-Harding Shakur, Salih Williams, Bruce Andrew Hawes, Tony Pizarro, Joe Sample, Kevin Rhames, Barrett Strong, Christopher Walker, Randy Walker, Norman Jesse Whitfield, Bruce R. Hornsby, Rufus Lee Cooper, Katari T. Cox, Joseph Paquette, Bruce Washington, Tyrone J. Wrice, Willie James Clarke, Norman Anthony Durham, Betty Wright, Anthony Forte, Harold A. Fretty, Douglas B. Rasheed, Seven Marcus Aurelius, Anthony Hamilton, Mutah W. Beale, Elton John and Marshall B. Mathers III
Directed by Kenny Leon; Musical Staging and Choreography by Wayne Cilento; Associate Director: Kamilah Forbes; Senior Associate Choreographer: Ioana Alfonso; Associate Choreographer: Jared Grimes
Scenic Design by Edward Pierce; Scenic Designs Based on Original Concepts by David Gallo; Costume Design by Reggie Ray; Lighting Design by Mike Baldassari; Sound Design by John Shivers and David Patridge; Hair and Wig Design by Gregory Bazemore; Projection Design by Zachary Borovay; Associate Scenic Design: Nick Francone; Associate Costume Design: Richard Gross; Assistant Scenic Design: Jen Price and Stephen Davan; Assistant Costume Design: Sankara McCain and Alice Tavener; Assistant Lighting Design: Brandon Baker; Moving Light Programmer: Jason Marin
General Manager: Richard Martini; Executive Producer: Richard Martini; Company Manager: Susan Guszynski; Assistant Co. Mgr: Anthony McDonald
Production Manager: Theatersmith Associates; Production Stage Manager: Beverly Jenkins; Stage Manager: Mark Dobrow; Assistant Stage Mgr: Johnny Milani
Musical Supervisor: Daryl Waters; Conducted by Zane Mark; Associate Conductor: Paul Masse; Keyboard: Zane Mark and Paul Masse; Guitar: Steve Bargonetti; Bass Guitar: Carl Carter; Drums: Damon DueWhite; Percussion: Dan Weiner; Trumpet 1/Flugelhorn: Barry Danielian; Trumpet 2/Flugelhorn: Scott Wendholt; Saxophone/Flute: Scott Kreitzer; Trombone: Charles Gordon; Musical Coordinator: John Monaco
Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Fight Captain: F. Michael Haynie; Dance Captain: Ryan Davis; Assistant Dance Captain: Mel Charlot; Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson; Casting: Caparelliotis Casting; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Press Associate: Christine Olver; Advertising: AKA; Marketing: AKA; Digital & Interactive: AKA; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Joshua Boone Darius
Dyllon Burnside Anthony
Christopher Jackson Vertus
John Earl Jelks Street Preacher
Tonya Pinkins Mrs. Weston
Saycon Sengbloh Corinne
Ben Thompson Griffy
Saul Williams John
Tracee Beazer Ensemble
Afi Bijou Ensemble
Mel Charlot Ensemble
Carrie Compere Ensemble
Otis Cotton Ensemble
Brandon Gill Ensemble
Ari Groover Ensemble
Jared Joseph Ensemble
Lemar
Joaquina Kalukango Kamilah
Ensemble
Jahi A. Kearse Ensemble
Nunn
Muata Langley Ensemble
Valentine Norton Ensemble
Christina Sajous Ensemble
Charlene Smith Ensemble
Jaime Lincoln Smith Ensemble
Reggie
Donald Webber, Jr. Ensemble
Benny
Swings: Ryan Davis and Candace Maxwell
Understudies: Tracee Beazer (Corinne), Carrie Compere (Mrs. Weston), Brandon Gill (Anthony, Darius, Lemar, Reggie), F. Michael Haynie (Griffy), Jahi A. Kearse (Street Preacher, Vertus), Christina Sajous (Kamilah), Jaime Lincoln Smith (Nunn) and Donald Webber, Jr. (John)

ACT 1Sung By
My Block
(music by Osten S. Harvey, Jr., Ernest Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Bernard Isley, Chris Jasper and Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
John and Company
Dopefiend's Diner
(music by Deon Evans, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Suzanne Vega; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Vertus and My Block Chorus
Life Goes On
(music by Johnny Lee Jackson, Joseph B. Jefferson, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Charles B. Simmons; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Anthony, Darius, Nunn, Lemar, Reggie and My Block Chorus
I Get Around
(music by Tupac Amaru Shakur, Gregory Jacobs, Larry Troutman, Shirley Murdock and Ron Brooks; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Darius, Reggie, Lemar, Corinne, Kamilah and My Block Chorus
Keep Ya Head Up
(music by Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Darius, Reggie, Lemar, Corinne, Kamilah and My Block Chorus
I Ain't Mad at Cha
(music by Delmar Drew Arnaud, Etterlene Jordan, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Danny Boy Steward; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Vertus, John and My Block Women
Please Wake Me When I'm Free
(music by Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Corinne and Kamilah
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
(music by Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Corinne and Kamilah
Me Against the World
(music by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Yafeu Fula, Malcolm Greenidge, Kenneth Karlin, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Carsten Shack, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Leon Ware; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
John and Corinne
Whatz Next
(music by Tyruss Gerald Himes, Johnny Lee Jackson, Johnny McKinzie, Maurice Shelton-Harding Shakur, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Salih Williams; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Vertus, Darius, Anthony, Corinne and My Block Chorus
Dear Mama
(music by Bruce Andrew Hawes, Joseph B. Jefferson, Tony Pizarro, Joe Sample, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Charles B. Simmons; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Vertus and My Block Chorus
Holler If Ya Hear Me
(music by Kevin Rhames, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Barrett Strong, Christopher Walker, Randy Walker and Norman Jesse Whitfield; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
John, Anthony, Darius and My Block Chorus
ACT 2Sung By
My Block (Reprise)
(music by Osten S. Harvey, Jr., Ernest Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Bernard Isley, Chris Jasper and Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Anthony and Darius
Changes
(music by Deon Evans, Bruce R. Hornsby and Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
John, Griffy, Vertus, Anthony and My Block Chorus
Resist the Temptation
(music by Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Vertus and Mrs. Weston
Dear Mama (Reprise)
(music by Bruce Andrew Hawes, Joseph B. Jefferson, Tony Pizarro, Joe Sample, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Charles B. Simmons; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Vertus and Mrs. Weston
Hail Mary
(music by Rufus Lee Cooper, Katari T. Cox, Yafeu Fula, Joseph Paquette, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Bruce Washington and Tyrone J. Wrice; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
John, Darius, Anthony and Young Souljas
Unconditional Love
(music by Johnny Lee Jackson and Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
John and Corinne
I Ain't Mad at Cha (Reprise)
(music by Delmar Drew Arnaud, Etterlene Jordan, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Danny Boy Steward; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
John and Street Preacher
If I Die 2Nite
(music by Willie James Clarke, Norman Anthony Durham, Osten S. Harvey, Jr., Tupac Amaru Shakur and Betty Wright; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Anthony, Darius, Reggie, Lemar and Young Souljas
Only God Can Judge Me
(music by Anthony Forte, Harold A. Fretty, Douglas B. Rasheed and Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Anthony
Thugz Mansion
(music by Seven Marcus Aurelius, Anthony Hamilton, Johnny Lee Jackson and Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
John, Vertus and Griffy
California Love
(music by Mutah W. Beale, Rufus Lee Cooper, Malcolm Greenidge, Tyruss Gerald Himes, Johnny Lee Jackson and Tupac Amaru Shakur; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
Reggie, Lemar, Young Souljas and My Block Women
Ghetto Gospel
(music by Deon Evans, Elton John, Marshall B. Mathers III, Luis Edgardo Resto, Tupac Amaru Shakur and Bernie Taupin; lyrics by Tupac Amaru Shakur)
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