SpecialPoem Rap DramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 14, 2002
Closing Date
May 04, 2003
1st Preview
Oct 30, 2002
1st Preview
Oct 30, 2002
Previews
17
Performances
198
SpecialPoem Rap DramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Longacre Theatre
(Nov 14, 2002 - May 04, 2003)

Produced by Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan and Jonathan Reinis; Produced in association with Kimora Lee Simmons and Island Def Jam Music Group
Originally produced at Theatre on the Square; Originally co-produced by Jonathan Reinis, Richard Martini and Allen Spivak
Poetry by Beau Sia, Black Ice, Staceyann Chin, Steve Colman, Mayda del Valle, Georgia Me, Suheir Hammad, Lemon and Poetri; "HIP HOP" musical segment arranged and produced by Ruth Nice and Commisioner Gordon
Conceived by Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan; Directed by Stan Lathan; Assistant Director: Mark E. Swinton
Scenic Design by Bruce Ryan; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Yael Lubetzky; Sound Design by Elton P. Halley; Assistant Scenic Design: Gage Williams; Assistant Sound Design: Christopher Cronin; Assistant Lighting Design: Steve Brady; Associate Costume Design: Valerie Marcus
General Manager: Roy Gabay Theatrical Management; Company Manager: Cheryl Dennis; Executive Producer: Roy Gabay
Production Stage Manager: Alise Elliott Smith; Production Manager: Theatersmith, Inc.; Production Supervisor: Christopher C. Smith; Stage Manager: Steven Lukens
Press Representative: The Pete Sanders Group and Pete Sanders; Marketing: Tracey Mendelsohn and Monique Martin; Booking Agent: William Morris Agency, Inc.; Executive Consultant: Danny Simmons, Bruce George and Deborah Pointer; Photographer: Carol Rosegg; Advertising: rave!; Poetry Captain: Suheir Hammad; Assistant to the Producer: Simone Reyes, Christina Paljusaj and Naimah Holmes; Press Associate: Glenna Freedman
The producers wish to thank Home Box Office, Inc.

Tony Award®

Best Special Theatrical Event

2003 Winner
Produced by Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan and Jonathan Reinis; Produced in association with Kimora Lee Simmons and Island Def Jam Music Group

Drama Desk Award

 

Unique Theatrical Experience

2003 Nominee
Produced by Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan and Jonathan Reinis; Produced in association with Kimora Lee Simmons and Island Def Jam Music Group
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