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 is a groundbreaking endeavor with which we share the same goal and vision – to bring the story of Raoul Wallenberg to every household in the U.S.!
Already receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since its first stage reading presentation in 2005, Wallenberg will have its world premiere production at the White Plains Performing Arts Center from Oct. 28 – Nov. 21, 2010.
It will be a joyful occasion for all of us at the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, as we recognized a value of this spearheading effort from its very beginning.
”Creating a musical that describes the worst times in human history and an amazing life story of a man who single-handedly saved lives of a greater number of people than any other individual or organization in the world is an astonishing task. The team of Wallenberg manages to do it with the mastery of the finest composers and story tellers; always with deep insight, compassion, and respect,” stated Baruch Tenembaum, founder of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. ”We salute them for the world premiere at the White Plains Performing Arts Center and confirm our dedication to bring this splendid work of art where it belongs, to the biggest stage in the world – Broadway!”