REVIEW: Everybody Loves to Break a Bough: The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage Company (for Parterre Box)

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Lara Pulver, Tony Yazbeck and company in The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage Company. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Few theater terms raise my hackles like “Brechtian,” a label that’s often used with smug knowingness, though rarely in any precise way. I dislike it especially when it’s merely a synonym for “edgy.”

Surely, though, “Brechtian” ideally suits Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock, a 1937 musical allegory about greed that was written for the WPA’s Federal Theatre Project—and, very famously, almost didn’t see the light of day…

Read the full review at Parterre Box.

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