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WPPAC Presents WALLENBERG, 10/28-11/21

The White Plains Performing Arts Center presents a world premiere production of WALLENBERG: A NEW MUSICAL DRAMA from October 28th - November 21st, 2010, with a special performance on Tuesday, November 9th at 8pm, in honor of Kristallnacht. All performances will take place at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, 11 City Place, White Plains, New York.

For tickets, call Ticket Fusion at (877) 548-3237, or visit www.wppac.com. All tickets are $39For more information on the production visit www.wallenbergthemusical.com

The White Plains Performing Arts Center opens the 2010-2011 season with a new and award-winning creative team in place. They launch their Mainstage Series with five fully produced productions of entertaining and thought-provoking original plays and musicals. WALLENBERG is the first.

WALLENBERG, an epic musical drama with book and lyrics by the 2006 Kleban Award-winning team of Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman, and music by Benjamin Rosenbluth, brings to life the fascinating and uplifting story of Raoul Wallenberg, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century. In July 1944, the 32-year-old Wallenberg, an ordinary businessman from Stockholm, left the safety of neutral Sweden and went into Nazi-occupied Hungary. In a six-month stay there, he 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 new musical reinforces the belief that any one of us has the power to make a difference.

A staged reading of WALLENBERG was presented in the New York Musical Theatre Festival after premiering in the "First-Draft Readings" series at Symphony Space in Manhattan.

The show is directed byAnnette Jolles, who has developed and directed numerous new works including the Off-Broadway premieres of THAT TIME OF THE YEAR and LITTLE BY LITTLE (The York Theatre Company), THE JERUSALEM SYNDROME (NYMF), SUDDENLY HOPE (Denver Civic Theater, Garfield Theater, & Rich Forum), MANHATTAN MADCAPS OF 1924 (Symphony Space 'Summer Stock on Broadway' Series) and BIG RED SUN (Theatreworks Palo Alto's New Works Festival).


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