written by: CHRIS CRADDOCK & NATHAN CUCKOW ------- music by: AARON MACRI

Original Cast Recording now available for download!

"BASH'd!, is furious, fast-moving, hip-hop entertainment!
- Associated Press

"Gays get a good rap! The story is not only moving but also hilarious."
- New York Post

“Audiences should be impressed by the passion of its convictions…BASH'd shows its rage, its grief and its driven, heartfelt determination.”          - New York Times
"Bash'd is, in all senses, a deeply moving shout-out."
- Village Voice

The original cast recording of the GLAAD Media Award winning Off-Broadway musical, BASH'd! A Gay Rap Opera is now available to download (name your price!) at: www.bashdagayrapopera.bandcamp.com

BASH'd! A Gay Rap Opera is an explosive musical that chronicles the tale of Jack and Dillon; two young lovers who must cope with the reality of homophobic hatred when Jack is brutally beaten, prompting Dillon to seek revenge.

Narrated by fictional homo-hip-hop superstars T-Bag and Feminem, BASH'd! is told almost entirely through rap, championing equal marriage and the global LGBTQ community, whilst turning the often-homophobic musical genre on its head and returning it to its social action roots. 

Written and performed by Canadian actor/playwrights Chris Craddock and Nathan Cuckow.
Music and production by Aaron Macri.

You can stream the entire original cast recording on the BASH’d! YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvCoHys2EFE

The book is available to purchase at: www.talonbooks.com/books/bash-d-a-gay-rap-opera

What else have the critics been saying about BASH'd! A Gay Rap Opera?
"More amusing than anything else in musical theater's avant-garde.”
- New York Magazine

"Joyful and engaging ... satisfying entertainment! The music is so joyful and engaging that it seems like the perfect soundtrack for falling in love."
- Variety

"BASH'd! is edgy, comedic, and in-your-face!"
- Advocate

“A tightly-written, fully-integrated, and ferocious production!”
- NYTheatre.com

The original cast recording of BASH’d! A Gay Rap Opera was made possible with funding provided by The Edmonton Arts Council and The City of Edmonton.

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