The Total Bent

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
Production Details
First performance date: May 10, 2016
Opening date: May 25, 2016
Closing date: June 12, 2016
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
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.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Patrick Willingham Executive Director
Oskar Eustis Artistic Director
Maria Goyanes Associate Producer
Heidi Rodewald Music
Stewart Rodewald Music
Stewart Rodewald Text
Joanna Settle Director
Colette Robert Assistant Director
David Neumann Choreographer
Kyle Marshall Assistant Choreographer
Andrew Lieberman Set Designer
Gabriel Berry Costume Designer
Thom Weaver Lighting Designer
Obadiah Eaves Sound Designer
Sten Severson Sound Designer
Violaine Crespin Assistant Set Designer
Kenneth Goodwin Assistant Sound Designer
Ben Fichthorn Associate Lighting Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair Designer
Cookie Jordan Wig Designer
Andrea Hood Associate Costume Designer
Kevin Heard Associate Sound Designer
Jeremy Adams General Manager
Chris DeCamillis Production Stage Manager
Matt Hodges Prop Master
Ashley Simeone Wardrobe
Marty Beller Music Direction
Heidi Rodewald Bass
Marty Beller Drums
Stewart Rodewald Guitar
Brad Mulholland Saxophone
John Blevins Trumpet
Dean Sharenow Music Contractor
Scotty Arnold Music Associate
Heidi Griffiths Casting
Jordan Thaler Casting

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

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Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Musical Stewart Rodewald Text
      Stewart Rodewald Music
      Heidi Rodewald Music
      The Public Theater Producer
2 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Choreographer David Neumann Choreographer
3 NOMINATED 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Ato Blankson-Wood Actor
4 NOMINATED 2017 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show David Neumann Choreographer
5 NOMINATED 2017 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Male Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show Ato Blankson-Wood Actor
6 NOMINATED 2017 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Male Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show Curtis Wiley Actor