The Civil War


The Civil War


Book by  Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy
Music by  Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics by  Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy
Based on letters, diaries and writings of the Civil War

Two Acts, Pop / Rock, Thru Sung / Operetta, Rated PG
Original Broadway version

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, THE CIVIL WAR is a thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring "dramatic theatrical concert" that covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured. 

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.


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The original production of "Songs for a New World" at the WPA theatre was directed by Harold Prince’s daughter, Daisy.

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