New Musical: The Funkentine Rapture, starring James Monroe Iglehart & Lillias White
June 19, 2017
On the eve of the Apollo Theatre’s great Funkfest, The Big Bad Man is set to unleash his Disco Rainbows on the world. The only thing that stands between disco ruination and True Funk is young funkmaster George Preston.
Funkentine Rapture was first developed at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, and was then presented as part of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival in 2005. The musical has music and lyrics by Lee Summers (From My Hometown, Yo Alice), and book by Lee Summers and Ben Blake.
Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) – BIG BAD MAN
Tony Winner Lillias White (Fela!, Netflix’ The Get Down) – MRS. GLADYS FUNK
Eric LaJuan Summers (Kinky Boots, Motown) – GEORGE PRESTON
Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple) – MR. OSCAR P. FUNK
Ramona Dunlap (Background vocalist: Chaka Kahn, Martha Walsh) – SIMONE FUNK
And the DISCO RAINBOWS:
Anthony Alfaro (The View Upstairs)
Jenny Ashman (Hollywood Bowl’s The Little Mermaid )
Juan Drigo Ricafort (Public Theater’s #BARS)