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Holocaust hero inspired new musical

March 26, 2004 at 6:20 PM

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- The story of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving nearly 100,000 Jews from concentration camps, has inspired a new musical.

"Wallenberg" will be presented as a staged reading with music by composer Benjamin Rosenbluth Monday night at Symphony Space in Manhattan, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

The work in progress kicks off First Draft Musicals, a new series of free readings at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia theater.

"It's thrilling to be able to have a forum to present our work, especially when money is an issue," said co-creator Laurence Holzman, who co-wrote the book and lyrics with Felicia Needleman. "But having that space is a blessing in the sense that you have a built-in audience and you can immediately see how they respond to the story."

The evening also features a post-performance talk-back session with the audience.

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