White Rose: The Musical Opens Off-Broadway January 25 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News White Rose: The Musical Opens Off-Broadway January 25

Will Nunziata directs the new musical based on a true story of student activists in Nazi Germany.

Jo Ellen Pellman and Laura Sky Herman in White Rose Russ Rowland

White Rose: The Musical officially opens Off-Broadway January 25 at Theatre Row.

The musical, which began previews January 17, stars Jo Ellen Pellman (Netflix's The Prom) as Sophie Scholl, Mike Cefalo (New York, New York) as Hans Scholl, Kennedy Kanagawa (Into the Woods) as Christoph Probst, Laura Sky Herman (Hello, Dolly!) as Lila Ramdohr, Paolo Montalban (Funny Girl, Pacific Overtures) as Prof. Kurt Huber, Sam Gravitte (Wicked) as Frederick Fischer, Cole Thompson (Into the Woods) as Willi Graff, with Ellis Gage (Next To Normal), Dani Apple (The Sorceress), Pasquale Crociata, Cal Mitchell, and Aaron Ramey.

White Rose is based on a true story and features a book and lyrics by Brian Belding with music by Natalie Brice. The musical follows a group of university student activists who stood up to Hitler in Nazi Germany, risking everything by creating and distributing leaflets that challenged his propaganda. Will Nunziata directs.

“The White Rose students were the privileged few who benefited from unjust laws and discrimination. Yet they were the ones who ultimately stood up for those who no longer had a voice," said Belding in a previous statement. "They chose to use their privilege for good, risking everything. My hope is that this musical inspires those struggling to find their own way to take action where they see injustice.”

The production features music direction and arrangements by Sheela Ramesh, movement direction by Jordan Ryder, and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen. The creative team also includes set designer James Noone, costume designer Sophia Choi, lighting designer Alan C. Edwards, sound designer Elisabeth Weidner, wig designer Liz Printz, and production stage manager Ellie Handel. Casting is by Eisenberg/Beans Casting.

White Rose is presented in association with NewYorkRep.

Visit WhiteRoseTheMusical.com.

Photos: Production Images of Theatre Three's White Rose

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