The Civil War

In this special video interview, Frank Wildhorn shares production notes, advice and teaching tools for his epic musical, THE CIVIL WAR: 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 [...]

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How busy Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was last week! The first four cars I saw while walking around had license plates from Indiana, South Dakota, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Of course, the reason for the congestion was the 150th anniversary of the famed three-day battle that spurred President Abraham Lincoln to say a few words (very few, really) [...]

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On the 12th of April 1861, Confederate guns opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, thus beginning the bloodiest battle in American history.  The Civil War remains this nation’s single most defining experience; ultimately giving a new meaning to the word “Freedom.” To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of this war, the National Civil War [...]

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A New Take on a Classic Tale… MTI author Frank Wildhorn, (JEKYLL & HYDE, DRACULA, THE CIVIL WAR) has jumped down the rabbit hole to create his new musical, WONDERLAND – a modern-day adaptation of the classic tale, Alice in Wonderland. In Wildhorn’s interpretation, Alice is estranged from her husband, alienated from her daughter and [...]


2009 marks the special Bicentennial commemoration of President Abraham Lincoln’s life and legacy. Through education programs, public forums, and arts projects in Washington, DC and across the nation, the Lincoln Bicentennial provides an opportunity to re-examine what it means to be American in the 21st century. The renovation and expansion of Ford’s Theatre (the site [...]

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