Although not his greatest work, The Cradle Will Rock is by far Blitzstein's most famous, if not infamous, work, and the route by which the many people are introduced to his music. These pages aim to reappraise the legend, its history, and its relevance today.
• The Cradle Will Rock
The real story behind the Broadway legend.
• Re: The Cradle
Divided opinions on The Cradle Will Rock
• Steel, Yellow Dogs, and the New Deal
The political background to The Cradle Will Rock
• Cradle Will Rock & It's All True
Tim Robbins drops the definite article, as the legendary opening night is portrayed in film, and Canadian playwright Jason Sherman's three hander gives a more personal account of the events.
• The Federal Theatre Project 1935 - 39
The Library of Congress pages on the FTP