Rock & Roll Man Archival Video


Alan Freed was a Cleveland DJ who heard the future—and knew he had to let it sing. He named the genre “Rock & Roll,” bringing music to the masses and integrating artists and audiences on the airwaves and in concerts for the first time in history. Along the way, he became an icon to the nation’s youth—and a target for the nation’s establishment.

In addition to explosive original songs written just for the stage, ROCK & ROLL MAN features classics created by legends such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Drifters, The Coasters, and The Platters, including genre-defying hits like “Tutti Frutti,” “Maybellene,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Why Do Fools Fall in Love.”

“Delivers a parade of hits, irresistible choreography, and top-notch performances.”

“★★★★! The audience is in Rock & Roll Heaven!”
NY Stage Review

Archival Recording of the Off-Broadway Production of Rock & Roll Man


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Creative Team

  • Produced by Caiola Productions
  • Book by Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak, and Rose Caiola
  • Original Music and Lyrics by Gary Kupper
  • Directed by Randal Myler