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"A new kind of 21st CENTURY ROCK OPERA that will thrill music fans of legendary theatrical masterworks like Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar!" -mwe3.com 

MWE3.COM by Robert Steven Silverstein, Jan. 28, 2019  – Back in 2017, just after the release of This Burning Sun, NYC-based singer-songwriter and recording artist, Peter Galperin told mwe3.com about his proposed rock opera depicting the heyday of NYC master builder Robert Moses and now in early 2019, Bulldozer, the CD is a reality. Although the Off-Broadway production received rave reviews in 2018, this theatrical soundtrack album release sets the record straight and also allows those who couldn't make a trip to the Big Apple a chance to witness and marvel at Peter’s rollicking and totally mesmerizing musical tale about Robert Moses. Most of the great highways, parks, tunnels and bridges in NYC had something to do with Moses and, retracing Moses' life, Bulldozer spotlights key aspects of his historic career from the 1930s till the early 1960s. For his much anticipated musical, Peter has created a new kind of 21st century rock opera that will thrill music fans of legendary theatrical masterworks like Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar. Click here to read the full review...

Broadway Records Announces Bulldozer Cast Recording. 

BROADWAY WORLD, Jan. 8, 2019 - Broadway Records today announced that Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 25, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com

Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses is the new rock musical written by Peter Galperin, starring Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis, Molly Pope, Wayne Wilcox, Ryan Knowles and Kacie Sheik, featuring a four-piece rock band and spotlighting Master Builder Robert Moses' evolution from a young idealist fervent with a desire to build the greatest city in the world to a power-insulated enemy of the people, corrupted, lost and alone. Click to read the full article...

Original Cast Recording On Broadway Records! 

Jan. 8, 2019 - The Original Cast Recording of BULLDOZER: THE BALLAD OF ROBERT MOSES will be released on Jan. 25, 2019. Featuring Constantine Maroulis in the role of New York construction tzar Robert Moses, Wayne Alan Wilcox as Moses' ally and eventual nemesis Nelson Rockefeller, Molly Pope as Greenwich Village activist Jane Jacobs, Kacie Sheik as Moses' long-time assistant, and Ryan Knowles as a New York Post reporter, the recording includes all 25 music tracks from the show including audience favorites "We Like What We Like," "Lost All Sense of Direction," "Voice of the People," and "Straight Towards the Sun." Produced and arranged by composer Peter Galperin, and co-produced by Gary Ray Bugarcic, the soundtrack was recorded at New York's Dubway Studios under the engineering guidance of Al Houghton. The CD package includes a 12-page lyric booklet, and is available for pre-orders at Broadway Records.

"...theatrical gold...a live score...that feels oddly appropriate." 

THE NEW YORKER, Jan. 1, 2018 – "...the life story of one of New York's most controversial public officials is theatrical gold – and a live score of guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, and piercing vocals feels oddly appropriate. The strong cast of five – with Constantine Maroulis, of "Rock of Ages" fame, in the title role – is best when singing. And Kacie Sheik, as Vera Martin, a composite based loosely on Moses's various love interests, steals the show..."

"A contemporary feel to it that fits perfectly in Off-Broadway theater." 

LETSGOTOTHETHEATER.COM by Karen Nowosad, Dec. 20, 2017 – A Contemporary Look at a Legend - A new show opened last week at the Theatre at St. Clement’s called Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses. It is a small show with five actors and a four piece on-stage band. It has a contemporary feel to it that fits perfectly in Off-Broadway theater. This show brings a unique approach to what could be a humdrum subject: history. Instead, it has an interesting story line about the legendary Robert Moses, all new songs, and a cast who work the layers and levels of the show with passion and intensity that delivers a satisfying performance theater goers will appreciate.

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"A brutal, rollicking peek." 

STAGEBUDDY.COM, Dec. 18, 2017 – Review: Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses - Ever since Hamilton we’ve been asking ourselves what goes in "the room where it happens." Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses gives us a brutal, rollicking peek. 

The story, as told by Peter Galperin (concept, music, lyrics and book), is essentially one of idealism, pragmatism, and entitlement gone monumentally wrong.  Moses, played by Broadway veteran Constantine Maroulis, is the embodiment of an oily, obsessive megalomaniacal politician -- as recognizable a character today as he was at the height of power in the 20th century.  Moses’ legacy as an urban planner, which includes building the network of highways that connect New York City to the tristate area and the low bridges that kept buses and, by extension, minority New Yorkers from enjoying the parks and beaches of Long Island, has made him one of the most polarizing characters in New York City history. Read the full article...

"...an impressive debut ...a dynamic score." 

THEBROADWAYBLOG.COM, by Ryan Leeds, Dec. 18, 2017 – If You Build It, They Will Come: ‘Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses' - Who knew that songs about construction and urban development could be so engaging? Apparently Peter Galperin. The musician, lyricist, and book writer is behind the new Off-Broadway musical, Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses. Galperin, a self-described “grunge rock refugee,” has recorded four CDs but this appears to be his first venture into the theater. For such a neophyte, he’s made an impressive debut, much of which rests on his dynamic score. Galperin has created an imperfect, but generally enjoyable and informative view into the turbulent career of Robert Moses (Constantine Maroulis). 

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Photo Flash: Constantine Maroulis and More Celebrate BULLDOZER: THE BALLAD OF ROBERT MOSES Opening Off-Broadway 

BROADWAYWORLD.COM, Dec. 15, 2017 – The cast and crew of Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses celebrated the show's Off-Broadway opening on December 12th, 2017 with an opening night party at Deacon Brodie's in Hell's Kitchen. The production will run will run through Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! 

The new rock musical about Robert Moses has Music, Lyrics & Book by Peter Galperin. Karen Carpenter directs the production, which features 17 original songs played by a four-piece rock band and stars Constantine Maroulis as the Master Builder Robert Moses. Mr. Maroulis is joined by Wayne Wilcox as Nelson Rockefeller, Molly Pope as Jane Jacobs, Ryan Knowles and Kacie Sheik. Read the full article...

A Musical About Robert Moses? 

TDF.ORG by Brian Scott Lipton, Dec, 11, 2017 – Why a rocker was inspired to pen a bio-show about the polarizing urban planner – "There's no question that Moses viewed the city from aerial photographs; to him, it was just lines on a map."

If Peter Galperin hadn't moved to New York, he would have never written Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses, a bio musical about the controversial master builder who reshaped the metropolitan area in the 20th century. "I first came across Moses's name on a highway sign on Long Island shortly after I arrived around 30 years ago," says Galperin, who penned the show's songs and co-authored the book. "As I began to travel more around the region, his name kept popping up everywhere. I've always been a history buff, perhaps because my mom was a history teacher. I soon found Robert Caro's book about Moses, The Power Broker, and reading that was an epiphany. It explained so much about modern New York, especially how much of a mess it is traffic-wise and why there are so many highways on top of or next to each other. I read the book five or six times in just a few years." 

But it wasn't until Galperin entered a songwriting contest sponsored by the New York City Parks Department in 2012 that he decided to musicalize his Moses mania. "I tried to write an up-tempo tune, something they could use as a theme song," he recalls. "But what I ended up writing was a nine-minute folk song called 'The Ballad of Robert Moses.' Not surprisingly, they rejected it." Read the full article...