Cradle will rock: the movie and the moment
Official tie-in to the major motion picture coming from Touchstone Pictures later this year, from the Academy Award-nominated writer-director of Dead Man Walking and Bob Roberts. An extraordinary film, written and directed by Robbins, supported by an amazing cast, about the events in 1936, surrounding the final days of the Federal Theatre Project, when Orson Welles and John Houseman staged a renegade production of Marc Blitzstein's proletariat musical The Cradle Will Rock, which became one of America's greatest moments in the history of American theater. The cast list: Marc Blitzstein: Hank Azaria Hallie Flanagan: Cherry Jones Gray Mathers: Phillip Baker Hall Countess La Grange: Vanessa Redgrave Margherita Sarfatti: Susan Sarandon Aldo Silvano: John Turturro Olive Stanton: Emily Watson Orson Welles: Angus MacFadyen John Houseman: Cary Elwes Nelson Rockefeller: John Cusack Tommy Crickshaw: Bill Murray Hazel Huffman: Joan Cusack William Randolph Hearst: John Carpenter John Adair: Jamey Sheridan Diego Rivera: Ruben Blades Will Geer: Daniel Jenkins This Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook will include the story of the making of the film, historical sidebars and photos, excerpts from books and documents, movie stills, and notes by Robbins and others associated with the film.
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