Wallenberg Readings to Feature Warren, Paice, Cassidy and Weitzer | Playbill

News Wallenberg Readings to Feature Warren, Paice, Cassidy and Weitzer
By-invitation-only industry readings of the new musical drama Wallenberg will be presented May 7-8 at the Hilton Theatre Studios in Manhattan.
Jill Paice
Jill Paice

Directed by Emmy Award winner Annette Jolles with music direction by Sariva Goetz, the 26-person cast will be led by Thom Christopher Warren in the title role with Jill Paice as the baroness, Joe Cassidy as Eichmann and Jim Weitzer as Per Anger, the diplomat with whom Wallenberg worked. The company will also feature Darrel Blackburn, Preston Truman Boyd, Bret Carr, Roger DeWitt, Richert Easley, Karen Elliott, Alice Evans, Mark Fisher, Lauren Lebowitz, Vanessa Lemonides, Michael Marcotte, Mike McGowan, Laura Patinkin, Richard Roland, Staci Rudnitsky, Bruce Sabath, Brian Schwartz, Matthew Scott, Sara Sheperd, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Todd Thurston and Lynne Wintersteller.

Wallenberg features book and lyrics by Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman and music by Benjamin Rosenbluth. The musical, according to press notes, "tells the inspiring story of Raoul Wallenberg, one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century. This one man's unconventional acts of bravery saved the lives of over 100,000 people during World War II. Between face-offs with the notorious Nazi colonel, Adolf Eichmann, and secret dealings with Baroness Elisabeth Kemény, the wife of one of Hungary's most prominent fascist leaders, Wallenberg was able to accomplish more in six months than most people do in a lifetime. His story is one of drama, romance, mystery and hope."

Industry folk interested in attending the readings should call (646) 688-5715.

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