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AN INSPIRING TRUE STORY

OF COURAGE AND RESISTANCE

AN INSPIRING TRUE STORY OF COURAGE AND RESISTANCE

Book & Lyrics by BRIAN BELDING

Music by NATALIE BRICE

Orchestrations by CHARLIE ROSEN

Music Direction AND Supervision & Arrangements
by SHEELA RAMESH

Movement Direction by JORDAN RYDER

Direction by WILL NUNZIATA

NOW PLAYING OFF-BROADWAY!

NOW PLAYING OFF-BROADWAY

12 WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

NOW PLAYING
OFF-BROADWAY

12 WEEK
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR JUST $35!

TICKETS AVAILABLE
FOR JUST $35!

White Rose: The Musical has a run time of 90 minutes with no intermission.

PHONE

212-714-2442
ext. 45

BOX OFFICE

Theatre Row
Theatre Three
410 West 42nd St.
NY, NY 10036

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Group tickets can be purchased for groups of 8+ by
e-mail us using the button below.

Group tickets can be purchased for groups of 8+ by e-mail us using the button below.

THE STORY

 

Based on the true story of young people bravely standing up to injustice, White Rose: The Musical will get its Off-Broadway debut with a limited 12-week run beginning January 17, 2024.

White Rose: The Musical is a powerful new musical that follows the inspiring story of a courageous group of university students who stood up to Hitler. Set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany, the musical follows Sophie and Hans Scholl and a group of young activists as they create and distribute leaflets challenging Hitler’s propaganda. Through its dynamic and hopeful portrayal, the musical vividly captures the unwavering spirit of youthful resistance against oppression, making for a compelling and heartwarming theatrical experience.

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“Someone had to make a start”

White Rose: The Musical Talkback Series

Immediately following the listed performances, audience members are invited to stay for a special event (no additional charge). Events will run approximately 20 minutes.

Thursday, February 8th (immediately following the 7pm show)

Dr. Jud Newborn (historian and author of Sophie Scholl and The White Rose) in Conversation with Brian Belding (book writer, lyricist of White Rose: The Musical

Guest: Historian, Author Dr. Jud Newborn 

Dr. Jud Newborn (www.judnewborn.com) served as the Founding Historian and co-creator of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. A compelling multimedia storyteller and lecturer, he has presented his programs coast-to-coast at the United Nations and from Canada to Cape Town. He is co-author of the now classic book Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, recently updated in a special 80th Anniversary Edition (1943-2023), and has written for The New York Times, Jerusalem Post, and Smithsonian Magazine, among other publications. Dr. Newborn was awarded his Ph.D. with Distinction by the University of Chicago following three years of adventurous fieldwork in Europe as a Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, including hunting down former SS officers and working undercover for Poland’s “Solidarity” freedom movement during communist martial law.  He was honored in 2018 with the Anne Frank Center’s prestigious “Spirit of Anne Frank Human Writes Award.”  Today, he is the Emmy Award-winning Producer of Celebrity Guest Programs for Long Island, NY’s Cinema Arts Centre, bringing in Nobel Laureates, Kennedy Center Honorees, and Academy Award, Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winners to interview before live audiences.

Thursday, February 29th (immediately following the 7pm show)

A Conversation with Mark Schonwetter, a Holocaust Survivor

The Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation (MSHE)

Sponsored by NewYork Rep

Guests: Ann Arnold, Isabella Fiske (co-founders of MSHE), and their father, Mark Schonwetter

As a young Jewish boy in Poland, Mark Schonwetter survived the Holocaust by hiding in the forests and in the homes of righteous families. Mark and his daughters Ann and Isabella will share highlights of his story of survival, and the inspiration that led to the creation of the foundation.

 

Select February 29th Performance:

Thursday, March 21st (immediately following the 7pm show)

Allyship and Fighting Hate

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

Sponsored by NewYork Rep

Guests: Scott Richman, ADL Regional Director (NY & NJ) and host of the Podcast “From the Frontlines.”

A discussion about allyship and the relevance of the White Rose story today in inspiring people to stand up for righteousness.

 

Select March 21st Performance:

Sunday, March 24th (immediately following the 2pm show)

“Someone had to do it.” The Berkowitz family is alive today because of the heroic actions of a White Rose member in 1939 Germany.

Guests: The descendants of Nat and Esther Berkowitz.

In 1939, George Wittenstein of the White Rose risked his life and helped young Nat and Esther Berkowitz escape the Nazis. Join us for a powerful reunion of a family that would not be here today if it were not for a White Rose member. Select March 24th Performance:
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