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The capeman a musical by Simon, Paul

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English


  • Musicals -- Librettos

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Edition Notes

StatementPaul Simon and Derek Walcott.
ContributionsWalcott, Derek.
LC ClassificationsML50.S5717 C3 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL696939M
ISBN 100374118817
LC Control Number97044461

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To understand the implications of The Capeman murders, Paul Simon, a New Yorker himself, made a musical on the Capeman that opened on Broadway on Janu For a fascinating postcript on the Capeman case, read this New York Magazine article which is an excellent read. Video Footage of Salvador “Capeman” Agron Before you get to the article On Febru , my book on the Mau Maus and Sand Street Angels, who were two Brooklyn youth gangs from the s, has been completed.   With music by Simon and lyrics and book by Simon and Derek Walcott, The Capeman is based on the true story of Salvador Agrón, who murdered two . I saw this in previews. If you compare how Capeman was developed to how the Book of Mormon was developed, you'll see one set of egos doomed to failed, and the second, two who were willing to let the project change to become what it turned out to be, a hit Broadway Musical. Still this is worth listening too and some of the songs are great/5(34).

Simba Capeman is the realization of a young scholar's dream and imagination. Amidst the struggle for power and the challenges facing humanity in the story, Kavan's innocence and inspiration comes to play, as he very tactfully deals with the situation. The Broadway musical The Capeman, with music by Paul Simon and lyrics and book by Simon and Derek Walcott, opened on Janu , and closed on Ma , after 68 the run-up to the stage production, Simon had recorded an album of himself singing some of its numbers, Songs from the Capeman. An original cast album also was recorded, but Simon decided against 7/   “The Capeman,” Paul Simon’s ill-fated foray into the Broadway musical, was so spectacular and costly a flop that when it closed in after only 68 performances, it Author: Larry Rohter. Collaborating with poet Derek Walcott on the lyrics and book, Simon worked on the musical for seven years, writing a set of songs that evoked doo wop, '50s rock & roll, and Puerto Rican music. A few months before the Broadway premiere of The Capeman, Simon -- who was not performing in the musical -- released Songs from The Capeman, an album 4/

Book: Derek Walcott: The Capeman, originally conceived by Paul Simon as a musical in when he was working on the Rhythm of the Saints album, tells the story of Salvador Agron, one of New York City's most notorious killers. In August of , sixteen-year-old Agron, a member of a street gang known as The Vampires, murdered two teenagers on a. Capeman. A Musical in 2 Acts, 9 Scenes. Music, book and lyrics by Paul Simon. Book and lyrics by Derek Walcott. Marquis Theatre, Broadway - Opened 29th January, ; closed 28th March, (68 performances) Synopsis. The Capeman tells the story of Salvador Agron, one of New York City's most notorious killers. In August of , sixteen-year. His Conversations with the Capeman is guaranteed to challenge deeply held notions of crime, punishment, and redemption. Salvador Agron was released from prison in and died in the Bronx in at the age of forty-two. With a new preface. Preview this book 4/5(2). eBook File: Book by Richard Jacoby, Conversations With The Capeman Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conversations With The Capeman books, In the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, , a playground confrontation leaves two white youths bludgeoned to death by a gang of Puerto Rican kids.