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Longacre Theatre , (11/14/2002 - 5/04/2003)
First Preview:Oct 30, 2002 Total Previews:17
Opening Date:Nov 14, 2002   
Closing Date:May 04, 2003 Total Performances:198

Category: Special, Poem, Rap, Drama, Original, Broadway


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan and Jonathan Reinis; Produced in association with Kimora Lee Simmons and Island Def Jam Music Group
Originally produced at Theatre on the Square; Originally co-produced by Jonathan Reinis, Richard Martini and Allen Spivak
Poetry by Beau Sia, Black Ice, Staceyann Chin, Steve Colman, Mayda del Valle, Georgia Me, Suheir Hammad, Lemon and Poetri; "HIP HOP" musical segment arranged and produced by Ruth Nice and Commisioner Gordon
Conceived by Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan; Directed by Stan Lathan; Assistant Director: Mark E. Swinton
Scenic Design by Bruce Ryan; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Yael Lubetzky; Sound Design by Elton P. Halley; Assistant Scenic Design: Gage Williams; Assistant Sound Design: Christopher Cronin; Assistant Lighting Design: Steve Brady; Associate Costume Design: Valerie Marcus
General Manager: Roy Gabay Theatrical Management; Company Manager: Cheryl Dennis; Executive Producer: Roy Gabay
Production Stage Manager: Alise Elliott Smith; Production Manager: Theatersmith, Inc.; Production Supervisor: Christopher C. Smith; Stage Manager: Steven Lukens
DJ: Tendaji Lathan
Press Representative: The Pete Sanders Group and Pete Sanders; Marketing: Tracey Mendelsohn and Monique Martin; Booking Agent: William Morris Agency, Inc.; Executive Consultant: Danny Simmons, Bruce George and Deborah Pointer; Photographer: Carol Rosegg; Advertising: rave!; Poetry Captain: Suheir Hammad; Assistant to the Producer: Simone Reyes, Christina Paljusaj and Naimah Holmes; Press Associate: Glenna Freedman
The producers wish to thank Home Box Office, Inc.
Cast
Black Ice Poet
Staceyann Chin Poet
Steve Colman Poet
Mayda del Valle Poet
Suheir Hammad Poet
Lemon Poet
Georgia Me Poet
Poetri Poet
Beau Sia Poet
Tony Award®
winner 2003 Best Special Theatrical Event [winner]
Produced by Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan and Jonathan Reinis; Produced in association with Kimora Lee Simmons and Island Def Jam Music Group
Drama Desk Award
 2003 Unique Theatrical Experience [nominee]
Produced by Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan and Jonathan Reinis; Produced in association with Kimora Lee Simmons and Island Def Jam Music Group