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Beat Street

An upbeat, lets-put-on-a-show musical about the wonders of hip-hop music and culture that tells the story of Kenny, a young hip-hop artist living in the rough slums of the Bronx with his younger brother Lee and their mother Cora. Kenny dreams of making it big as a disc jockey and playing in the most swank of Manhattan nightclubs, the Roxy. Into their lives comes Tracy, a composer and assistant choreographer from the City College of New York, who inspires him to try to continue his dream while romance begins to grow between them, despite coming from different neighborhoods and worlds. Meanwhile, Lee is part of a break-dancing crew set on dominating the scene of their street. The rest of their friends include Ramon, a graffiti artist determined to spread his painting to every subway car in the city while dealing with his girlfriend Carmen and Chollie, a fellow disc jockey who becomes Kenny’s manager after he lands him a gig at a Bronx club. Many hip-hop groups, electro artists, break … Written by Matt Patay

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rae Dawn Chong Rae Dawn Chong
Tracy Carlson
Guy Davis Guy Davis
Kenny ‘Double K’ Kirkland
Jon Chardiet Jon Chardiet
Ramon
Leon W. Grant Leon W. Grant
Chollie
Saundra Santiago Saundra Santiago
Carmen Cararro
Robert Taylor Robert Taylor
Lee Kirkland
Mary Alice Mary Alice
Cora (as Mary Alice Smith)
Shawn Elliott Shawn Elliott
Domingo
Jim Borrelli Jim Borrelli
Monte
Dean Elliott Dean Elliott
Henri
Franc Reyes Franc Reyes
Luis
Tonya Pinkins Tonya Pinkins
Angela
Lee Chamberlin Lee Chamberlin
Alicia
Antonia Rey Antonia Rey
Flora
Duane JonesDuane Jones Duane Jones
Robert