The Harder They Come

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: February 16, 2023
Opening date: March 15, 2023
Closing date: March 26, 2023
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Based upon the film, produced and directed by Perry Henzell and co-written with Trevor Rhone, this musical tells the story of Ivan, a young singer who arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, eager to become a star. After falling in love and cutting a record deal with a powerful music mogul, Ivan soon learns that the game is rigged, and as he becomes increasingly defiant, he finds himself in a battle that threatens not only his life, but the very fabric of Jamaican society.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Suzan-Lori Parks Book
Jimmy Cliff Songs
Perry Henzell Based on the Film by
Trevor Rhone Based on the Film by
Tony Taccone Director
Sergio Trujillo Co-Director
Edgar Godineaux Choreographer
Diggle Set Designer
Clint Ramos Set Designer
Emilio Sosa Costume Designer
Walter Trarbach Sound Designer
Hana S. Kim Projection Designer
Earon Chew Nealey Wig & Make-Up Design
Jeffrey Rodriguez Production Stage Manager
Amanda Michaels Stage Manager
Alex Murphy Stage Manager
Claire M. Kavanah Prop Master
John Bronston Music Direction
Kenny Seymour Music Supervisor

Actor Role
Jeannette Bayardelle Daisy
Shawn Bowers Ensemble
J. Bernard Calloway Preacher
Andrew Clarke Lyle
Jamal Christopher Douglas Ensemble
Dana Marie Ingraham Ensemble
Dominique Johnson Jose
Chelsea-Ann Jones Ensemble
Natey Jones Ivan
Dudney Joseph Jr Ray
Morgan McGhee Ensemble
Meecah Elsa
Jacob Ming-Trent Pedro
Alysha Morgan Ensemble
Ken Robinson Hilton
Housso Semon Ensemble
Sir Brock Warren Ensemble
Christopher Henry Young Ensemble
Tiffany Francès N/A UNDERSTUDY
Garfield Hammonds N/A UNDERSTUDY
Dwight Xaveir Leslie N/A UNDERSTUDY
Denver Andre Taylor N/A UNDERSTUDY