Wallenberg, the musical
The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is proud to be one of the associate producers of the amazing, new Wallenberg musical. With book and lyrics by the 2006 Kleban Award-winning team of Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman, music by Benjamin Rosenbluth, and under the direction of Emmy Award winner Annette Jolles, Wallenberg conveys the same sense of hope and optimism that Wallenberg himself inspired. Wallenberg’s heroic efforts proved that one ordinary man can make an extraordinary difference. In light of the disheartening situation in our world today, this message -which lies at the heart of the musical- resonates deeply for all of us.
Wallenberg had its premiere public presentation in March 2004 in a staged reading at Symphony Space in Manhattan, presented by the New Voices Collective. In January 2005, a reading presented by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation took place at JCC Manhattan, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Wallenberg’s mysterious disappearance. The musical played to full houses as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival in September 2006.
The show will be receiving its world premiere production at the White Plains Performing Arts Center from Oct. 28 – Nov. 21, 2010.
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