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  World Premiere
 THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE

   Book by Itamar Moses
   Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman
   Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin
   Based upon the novel by Jonathan Lethem

   September 30 – November 2, 2014

Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, based on the acclaimed novel by Jonathan Lethem, the soaring new musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE makes its world premiere this fall with a dynamite creative team including composer/lyricist Michael Friedman (Love’s Labour’s Lost Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and bookwriter Itamar Moses THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond of black and white, soul and rap, block parties and blackouts, friendship and betrayal, comic books and 45s. And the story of what would happen if two teenagers obsessed with superheroes believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly. Co-production with Dallas Theater Center.

ANDRÉ DE SHIELDS AS
THE WIZ AT CARNEGIE HALL
New York Times Raves Over André De Shields' Performance

Gentlemen Take a Bow in a Theater Tribute
Honoring a Century of African-American Work on Broadway

By STEPHEN HOLDEN.
New York Times MUSIC REVIEW
JUNE 24, 2014

“The good Lord created black people, and black people created everything else!”

"That uproarious zinger delivered by the cheeky, outspoken latter-day vaudevillian Andre De Shields was the best one-liner in “Black Stars of the Great White Way,” a sprawling nostalgic extravaganza at Carnegie Hall on Monday evening celebrating the contributions of African-American men to Broadway over the last century."


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