The Civil War

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Show Credits: Book by Frank Wildhorn
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics by Frank Wildhorn
Book by Gregory Boyd
Lyrics by Gregory Boyd
Book by Jack Murphy
Lyrics by Jack Murphy

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Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, THE CIVIL WAR is a thrilling and awe-inspiring "dramatic theatrical concert". The original Broadway production was nominated for multiple for multiple Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL and features an unforgettable score filled with Gospel, Country, Rock and Folk by Frank Wildhorn (JEKYLL AND HYDE, DRACULA, BONNIE & CLYDE).


This epic thematic revue puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history. It explores the experiences of the soldiers and leaders who fought for their way of life. It also examines the lives of the lovers and families they left behind, as well as the hopes and fears of the slaves whose freedom was at stake. It passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.

THE CIVIL WAR calls for a large, predominantly male cast. The score provides many solo opportunities for strong singers. This intense work delves into one of our nation's most defining times, and is packed with feeling and messages, expressed directly through the wide variety of musical numbers performed, making it the perfect choice for theatres looking to mount a large scale production that will inspire, move and educate.

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Nominated for Best Musical and Best Original Score, Tony Awards 1999<BR>Nominated for five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical<BR> Nominated for five Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical. Winner of Outstanding Lightin

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Exclusive Video Interview with Renowned Composer of THE CIVIL WAR, Frank Wildhorn

Exclusive Video Interview with Renowned Composer of THE CIVIL WAR, Frank Wildhorn

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(September 10, 2013, 1:53 pm)

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Wildhorn’s WONDERLAND to Open on Broadway

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A New Take on a Classic Tale… MTI author Frank Wildhorn, (JEKYLL & HYDE, DRACULA, THE ...
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