ABOUT THE SHOW
WALLENBERG, an epic new musical with book and lyrics by the 2006 Kleban Award-winning team of LAURENCE HOLZMAN & FELICIA NEEDLEMAN and music by BENJAMIN ROSENBLUTH, brings the incredible true story of Raoul Wallenberg, one of the greatest unsung heroes of the 20th century, vividly to life. In July 1944, the 32-year-old Wallenberg, a businessman from Stockholm, left the safety of neutral Sweden on an American-sponsored mission to Nazi-occupied Hungary. Between face-offs with the notorious Adolf Eichmann and secret dealings with the wife of one of Hungary’s most prominent fascist leaders, Wallenberg was able to accomplish more in a few short months than most people do in a lifetime. By December, he had managed to save over 100,000 lives--more than were rescued by any other individual, organization or government during the entire Holocaust.
With an exhilarating and richly melodic score, this powerful musical reinforces the age-old belief that "He who saves even one life, it is as if he saved the entire world."
Directed by theater luminary MARTIN CHARNIN, Wallenberg has an award-winning behind-the-scenes team, including BEOWULF BORITT (sets & projection design), ANN HOULD-WARD (costume design), KEN BILLINGTON (lighting design), PETER FITZGERALD (sound design), JAY BINDER (casting), DARREN R. COHEN (musical direction) and JONATHAN TUNICK (orchestrations). RICHARD FRANKEL and JOE WATSON are the Executive Producers. Wallenberg is being produced in association with The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.
Plans are currently in the works for a regional pre-Broadway production of this exciting new musical.