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Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater

The Total Bent

The Total Bent, Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater		, NYC Show Poster
Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

2hrs, 45mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
May 10, 2016
May 25, 2016
Jun 26, 2016
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A funny, fiery, one-of-a-kind musical from Stew and Heidi Rodewald.

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When a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to hook Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy, he launches us back into Marty’s tumultuous upbringing. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in a nation on the verge of social upheaval, with the rising heat from the street guiding his pen, Marty finds himself at odds with his spiritually forceful father as he strives to create a masterpiece that will change America— no matter the cost.

Cast & Creative


  • Marty Roy
    Ato Blankson-Wood
  • Deacon Charlie
    Kenny Brawner
  • Byron Blackwell
    David Cale
  • Joe Roy
    Vondie Curtis-Hall
  • Deacon Dennis
    Damian Lemar Hudson
  • Andrew
    Jahi Kearse
  • Abee
    Curtis Wiley


  • Music
    Stew and Heidi Rodewald
  • Book and Lyrics
  • Director
    Joanna Settle
  • Choreographer
    David Neumann
  • Set Designer
    Andrew Lieberman
  • Costume Designer
    Gabriel Berry
  • Lighting Designer
    Thom Weaver
  • Sound Designer
    Obadiah Eaves and Sten Severson