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Please Note: Due to the quiet nature of the opening piece, BUT THE GIRAFFE, a curtain raiser to Hans Krása's Brundibar, there is no latecomer seating. Please make sure to double check the show time on your ticket and arrive before the curtain goes up.

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Brundibar Tickets & Information

New Victory Theater

209 West 42nd Street

(Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

New York NY 10036 View on map

Brundibar Summary

Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), renowned children’s author and illustrator, and Tony Kushner (Angels in America), one of the most important voices in American theater, team up to create an extraordinary theatrical event. Showcasing the power of the human spirit, Sendak’s colorful stage designs are the vibrant setting for Kushner’s adaptation of Brundibar, an opera that was composed during the turbulent years preceding World War II.

In Brundibar, a brother and sister join forces with some talking animals and a throng of children to outwit the sinister organ grinder, Brundibar, and earn enough money to buy milk for their sick mother. Performed 55 times by the children of the Terezin concentration camp, this inspiring work proved to be a powerful protest against the Nazis and continues to provide the timeless message that good can overcome evil.

But The Giraffe, a curtain raiser to Hans Krása's Brundibar, is a work of imagination based very loosely on an actual event: the smuggling of the score of Brundibar into Terezin by its conductor, Rudolph Freudenfeld. It's about a little girl who has to make a difficult decision. Tony Kushner has written this new work especially for The New Victory Theater.

Brundibar Special Information

Family workshops are now available. Members should call 646-223-3020 for information; non-members should call 212-239-6200.

Talk Back Performances: At select performances, company members will stick around and answer your questions. For Brundibar, talk backs are scheduled for:

Thursday, May 4 at 7pm
Sunday, May 14 at 5pm (Mother’s Day)
Wednesday, May 17 at 7pm
Saturday, May 20 at 2pm

Brundibar Cast Members:

Anjali Bhimani, Henry DiGiovanni, Matt Farnsworth, Danielle Freid, Aaron Simon Gross, Geoff Hoyle, Euan Morton, Devynn Pedell, Angelina Réaux, Martin Vidnovic, William Youmans and Rosie’s Broadway Kids

Brundibar Creative Team

Director: Tony Taccone
Composer: Hans Krasa & Bohuslav Martinu
Production Design: Maurice Sendak
Librettos Adapted by: Tony Kushner, from Adolf Hoffmeister & Vaclav Kliment Kicpera

Brundibar Quick Facts

Running Time:

95 minutes, including one 15 minute intermisson.

Price Range

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Audience :

Recommended for 8 and older. We suggest children attending the show be at least 8 years old because the content of the show requires a certain amount of concentration and attention. All dialogue is sung and may be difficult for younger audience members to follow.


First Preview Date
April 28, 2006

Box Office Hours

Sunday & Monday: 11am - 5pm
Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 7pm
Saturday: 11am - 7pm

Mail Order

Brundibar and Comedy on the Bridge
The New Victory Theater
c/o New 42nd Street
229 West 42nd Street - 10th Floor
New York, NY 10036-7201

Coat Room

None available. There are approximately 48 lockers available. The cost of these lockers is 50 cents.