The Capeman: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Capeman tells the true story of Salvador Agron, a convicted Puerto Rican gang member in NYC. The production explores Agron’s troubled upbringing, his descent into gang life, and the events leading up to his tragic crime. The Capeman blends elements of Latin, doo-wop, and pop/rock music, delving into themes of identity, redemption, justice, and the search for meaning in a turbulent world.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Biography

Setting: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s / Puerto Rico, USA (Arizona, New York)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Paul Simon

Lyrics/Book: Derek Walcott

Cast Albums

Concept Album (1997)➝

Original Broadway Cast (1998)➝


1990s, Biographical, Black Artists, Child Roles, Christmas, Dark, Edgy, Pop/Rock, Summer

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