In a business based on sound, he had a vision.
ROCK & ROLL MAN is the original musical about a musical original. Alan Freed was a Cleveland DJ who heard the future—and knew he had to let it sing. He named the genre “Rock & Roll,” bringing music to the masses and integrating artists and audiences on the airwaves and in concerts for the first time in history. Along the way, he became an icon to the nation’s youth—and a target for the nation’s establishment.
In addition to explosive original songs written just for the stage, ROCK & ROLL MAN features classics created by legends such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, including genre-defying hits like, “Tutti Frutti,” “Maybellene,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.”
Freed’s passion for music inspired the generation that changed society forever.
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From Penn Station: Take the C or E to 50 Street. From there, New World Stages is a 1-minute walk at 340 W. 50th Street.
1 minute walk from 50 Street
From Grand Central Terminal and Grand Central Madison: Take the S or 7 to Times Square - 42 Street, then transfer to the 1 uptown to 50 Street. From there, New World Stages is a 3-minute walk at 340 W. 50th Street.
3 minute walk from 50 Street