The plays and musicals to see in Philadelphia this spring

Excerpt from philly.com Henry Box Brown: A Hip Hop Musical (Through Feb. 17, Bonnell Auditorium, Philadelphia Community College). A world premiere, cowritten by (and starring) Roots-associated rapper Karl “Dice Raw” Jenkins, based on the true story of Henry “Box” Brown, who escaped slavery in 1849 by hiding in a wooden box mailed from Richmond, Va.,…