La MaMa: The Musical

According to ArtsBeat, Elizabeth Swados has created “The La MaMa Cantata” using words spoken by the late Ellen Stewart over the course of her career as founder of La MaMa Experimental Theater. The musical will be staged on Nov. 7 and 8, after the theater launches its 50th season with a block party (Oct. 16) and gala performances by Patti Smith and Bill Irwin (Oct. 17).