Robert Moses Musical Launching Next Month

What is it about Robert Moses that makes people break out in song?

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October 31, 2017, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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"Master builder Robert Moses will be the subject of a new rock musical set for a limited engagement beginning next month," reports Frank Lovece.

"Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses" will run off Broadway at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, on W. 46th Street in Manhattan. The musical will star former "American Idol" contestant Constantine Maroulis, and begin previews on November 26, 2017. The musical will run from December 7 to January 7.

"The musical 'charts the rise and fall of one man, the young woman who loved him, and the great human toll that was paid to build the city we live in today,'" writes Lovece quoting from a statement by producers Bulldozer Partners and Aaron Grant Theatrical.

New York City development and planning controversies have been sparking a lot of attention from the creative arts in recent years. First there was a Broadway musical focusing on former New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden (and starring Idina Menzel, no less), then an opera about Moses and Jane Jacobs called A Marvelous Order, and a graphic novel called Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City.

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