The new Off-Broadway show Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses opened last night. The show from Bulldozer Partners in association with Aaron Grant Theatrical is a rock musical about Robert Moses. Moses was one of the most polarizing figures in New York political history and was probably the most powerful unelected official ever in the United States. As a “Master Builder,” his projects included Jones Beach, the Verrazano Bridge, the renovation of Central Park in the 1930s, Lincoln Center, all of New York City’s public swimming pools, and the Westside Highway just to name a few.
Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses features music and lyrics by Peter Galperin who also wrote the show’s book with Daniel Scot Kadin. Karen Carpenter directs the show which features original songs played by a four-piece rock band.
The cast features Constantine Maroulis, as Robert Moses. Wayne Wilcox plays Nelson Rockefeller. Molly Pope plays activist Jane Jacobs. Ryan Knowles plays the Street Musician. Kacie Sheik plays Vera Martin.
Here are some photos taken after the Opening Night performance. Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses runs at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, where it will play through Jan. 7, 2018.
All photos are by Lianne Schoenwiesner, Spotlights Photography.