The Capeman OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    August 14, 2010
    Closing:
    August 25, 2010

    Theater: The Delacorte Theater / Central Park, New York, New York, 10023

    Synopsis: 

    Originally on Broadway in 1998, Simon's musical THE CAPEMAN tells the true story of a Nuyorican street gang member whose story exploded on to the front pages of the tabloids in 1959, ultimately revealing the cultural and racial tensions beneath the surface of New York in that era. THE CAPEMAN's score is a dazzling blend of Latin music, Doo Wop and artful ballads to tell a gripping and controversial New York story.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Capeman

    ‘Capeman’ Outdoors, Starring the City

    Ben Brantley

    August 18, 2010: Could it be that the Capeman — who for 12 long years has been wandering like a Flying Dutchman through the imaginations of many a New York theatergoer — has finally found his natural home? The title character from “The Capeman,” Paul Simon’s musical retelling of a street-gang murder from 1959, seemed anything but at home when he showed up on Broadway in 1998 in a big, stultifying musical that seemed both overdirected and directionless. You had seldom seen a man or a show look so damned uncomfortable, and uncomfortably damned.

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