The Cradle Will Rock
Marc Blitzstein
Marc Blitzstein
Federal Theatre Project
the movie
 1937 cast

My thoughts
on the 1938 recording

My thoughts on Cradle at the New York City Center, July 2013

Feast your eyes on the new Cradle video page

Read Blitzstein's 1936 typescript

Read the published libretto

Howard Da Silva performing the title song, with Marc Blitzstein at the piano, from the original 1938 cast recording:

Courtesy of, here's the original cast recording, in its entirety. You can also find it, in individual tracks, here and here. My thoughts on the recording are here.

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