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‘Ain’t Supposed to Die’ Plans a Broadway Return

Mar 23, 2021 - The New York Times

The 1971 Melvin Van Peebles musical, about Black life in a low-income neighborhood, is a dream project for the director Kenny Leon.

The 1971 Melvin Van Peebles musical, about Black life in a low-income neighborhood, is a dream project for the director Kenny Leon.

A half-century after its premiere, Melvin Van Peebles’s musical “Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death” is heading back to Broadway.

The producer Lia Vollack said Tuesday that she is putting together a revival ...