Who killed Hector Lavoe?

#1
Anyone know if there are videos or dvds of this play available anywhere? Seems very interesting to me. It was on from 1999-2001 in NY, I believe, and the CD that was produced from it simply kicks knat.
 
#2
I did a search Brujo and the only thing I could find for future production was something to be produced by J. Lopez and M. Anthony in 2002 but nothing ever came of it. :? There is this one: Quien Mato A Hector Lavoe? (Who Killed Hector Lavoe?) (1999 Original Off-Broadway Cast) [CAST RECORDING]
David Maldonado, Nadeen Gautier, Claudette Sierra, Fluvia Vergel, Bruno Irizarry, Domingo Quinones

That one is at Amazon.com and it includes the dialogue of the play as well. Is that one you have? Unfortunately, that's all I could find. :(
 
#3
Can't find a video or dvd anywhere. It is a great cd, though. I've played a couple tracks at the club, when there's enough Puerto Ricans around.

Maybe call the theatre it was put on at in NY. They may know.
 
#4
Well I know the guys from Willie's group, Hector's group (after Willie broke up the group) and other people were interviewed and filmed for the documentary being done in Europe. As for the film with Mark, I think they were going by the book written of Hector. And if true, much left is said and the rest in someone's view interviewed by friends and so-called friends and family. But Hector's life was music and no one knew him better than Willie. A movie of Hector Lavoe during his singing career cannot be written accurately without Willie and Jose Mangual Jr. and others who were involved. Then there's the "I don't want to say" unlike the American film bios which tell the truth or at least 85% of it compared to 50%.

Here's some info on the film:

http://comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=6634

Jennifer Lopez has been laying low and staying out of the limelight in the last few months since marrying Latin singer Marc Anthony, but she came out of hiding to talk to ComingSoon.net about her new movie, Shall We Dance?. A remake of the Japanese movie of the same name, it stars Lopez along with Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci. (Look for more on this movie next week!) Charming as always, Lopez was surprisingly open to talk about any and all parts of her life, including her upcoming movies......

Already an actress, a singer and a dancer, Lopez is trying on a different hat, as she begins producing her first independent film project, a movie based on the life of salsa singer Hector Lavoe. "His wife is the one who brought it to me about four years ago, although she passed away shortly after," she told us. "He was part of the whole Fania era in the 70's at The Palladium, when salsa music was very big in New York. There was kind of a movement, and he was like our Billie Holiday. It's a bit of a tragic story and a love story with his wife, dysfunctional but very interesting. He left about thirty or forty albums. He was Willie Colon's partner for the first part of his career, and then when Willie couldn't take it anymore, he went off on his own, but he still recorded some very important music that have become classics, and we're going to do that. I've been developing it for like four years and finally, we got the financing.

It was reported a few years ago that Marc Anthony would be playing the role of Lavoe, but that was long before they were married. Of course, one has to assume that Lopez would play his wife? "Yes, I think I might be in it. Being an actress is much better-you come in, they're ready to go, and you're hired-producing not so much. It's a little bit harder."

Although Lopez said that she loved doing her two episodes of the NBC sitcom, "Will and Grace", she thought that would be it for her on the show for a while.
Mark is perfect for the role of Hector Lavoe. Same built, except Hector never moved much on stage.

The problem is JLo needs some real consultants who know "The Era". First off she is wrong. Hector was not a part of the Palladium Era, and the 70s was not the Palladium Era. The Palladium closed in 1965. It was the Cheetah, Ipanema, Chez Sensual, St. George Hotel, Corso, Barney Googles, Hippocampo in the Bronx, and all the afterhours like The Cave, Pozo's, etc... that was the hotbed of the 70's.

Although I respect her achievements emensely, she thinks Rican X-Mas songs are "Merengue tunes" instead of Aguinaldos/Jibaro/Plena/Bomba Music. If your making a movie about music then I expect the terminology to be accurate. It's like asking an actor to play the part of a Mexican country man and having him wear Puerto Rican country clothes and country Pava hat. It would be an insult to the Mexican people.

So much mis-information is passed on as fact. For example Johnny Pacheco never introduced Willie and Hector. Willie already stated Johnny never introduced them. They met at a local record shop all by themselves.
 
#5
I was refering to the play by Domingo Quinonez. The thing that got to me was the snipplets of dialogue in between the songs. Seemed like a awesome, raw story.

I didn't know there was a movie in the works. But I think Marc A. would be a nice fit to play Hector. My personal absurd theory is that latin icons make the best biopic subjects - Frida, Pinero, Motorcycle Diaries.
 
#7
brujo said:
I was refering to the play by Domingo Quinonez. The thing that got to me was the snipplets of dialogue in between the songs. Seemed like a awesome, raw story.

I didn't know there was a movie in the works. But I think Marc A. would be a nice fit to play Hector. My personal absurd theory is that latin icons make the best biopic subjects - Frida, Pinero, Motorcycle Diaries.
I was responding to Peach who mentioned something about a movie. It is very very rare a theatrical presentation is ever filmed for a future release.

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