ROUGH TRADE: Musical in Concert
Legendary Canadian Rock group Rough Trade electrified the 80s and 90s with their political sexual genre-busting lyrics and their outrageous androgynous style. Inducted last year into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for their homo-erotic anthem "High School Confidential," their music was the backdrop for activism, queer coming of age and the synthesis of pop and politics.
This new musical is fueled by the height of their 80s sound and tells the true story of lead singer Carole Pope's brother Howie who was an originating member of ACTUP during the 1980s AIDS Pandemic. With music by Carole Pope, arrangements by fellow 80s rocker Rob Preuss, a book by downtown scene queen Kate Rigg, and sung by some of Broadway's brightest stars this concert is an introduction to a bold new musical currently in pre-production.
The cast is led by Broadway Star and first lady of the Canadian Musical Theater Scene Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Paradise Square, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Carole Pope.
Photo courtesy the artists.
Rough Trade the Musical Website
Carole Pope Bandcamp
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets are often released for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.