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Join a discussion with the cast and creative team on July 23 at 7PM ET with guests Marcia Pendelton of Walk Tall Girl Productions and Black Theatre Network President Andre Harrington, moderated by NYU Associate Professor Michael Dinwiddie, and joined by artists of the creative team and cast*. Questions will be taken live from viewers during the discussion.
In Transport Group’s world premiere musical BROADBEND, ARKANSAS, a Black family grapples with decades of inequality, violence, and suppression in the South. Benny, an orderly at a nursing home, delicately balances his role as a caregiver to an ornery white resident who shares a contentious past with his white boss, while at the same time caring for his own family as the fight for equality grips the nation in the midst of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Thirty years later, his daughter, Ruby, struggles to understand an incident of police brutality against her 15-year-old son. This unique musical, spanning nearly half a century and three generations, asks us to contemplate the cycle of violence in this country and how we will find hope and create change against the backdrop of hate that plagues America.
BROADBEND, ARKANSAS Now streaming through August 16 Original Run: October 25 - November 23, 2019
Act I: Book and Lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh, Music by Ted Shen Act II: Book and Lyrics by Harrison David Rivers, Music and Additional Lyrics by Ted Shen
Directed by Jack Cummings III A World Premiere Musical Produced by Transport Group In Association with The Public Theater Starring Justin Cunninghamand Danyel Fulton