The newly renovated and former Cort Theatre on 48th street in the heart of the Broadway theatre district is now the James Earl Jones theatre, named after the beloved eponymous actor.
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This amalgamation of 19th century protestant hymnody and Greek myths begins with its musical exploration of the legend of Icarus, son of Daedalus (creator of the Labryinth) who flew too close to the sun with wings of wax and feathers. Icarus’s struggles to reconcile his father’s dominance only to plunge to his oceanic demise is characterized through this venue with a rich musical mixture of Rhythm and Blues, gospel, and classical venues supplemented by musical theater. A true multi-media experience is reimagined for the virtual stage.