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Broadway at 14Y: RUTKA

The 14th Street Y
May 22 | Wed | 7pm | $18
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Join us for an exclusive event hosted by the producers of the new musical RUTKA, a contemporary rock musical based on the internationally acclaimed book Rutka’s Notebook. Rutka’s diary, written by 14-year-old Rutka Laskier during a three-month period in 1943 while living in the Jewish Ghetto in Bedzin, Poland, remained hidden for 63 years until it was published in 2006.

During this special event, you'll have the opportunity to hear songs from the show and learn about the process of bringing Rutka’s diary to life on stage, along with a Q & A with the producers of the show. This event also includes a post event reception with light refreshments. 

Rutka’s world is consumed by the usual teen concerns, like friendships, gossip, and the flickers of first love. But the world at large is far from usual. It’s 1943 in war-torn Poland, as Rutka and her friends are trying to live life as normally as possible while confined in the Jewish Ghetto. With their futures and fates uncertain, they reach for hope, resilience, and resistance. Utilizing a contemporary indie-rock, pop and folk score to connect with audiences across demographics, RUTKA promises to be an unforgettable piece of theater that brings these important stories to the next generation. This all-new musical is a compelling drama and a shining example of how even one small voice can make a difference in the world.

RUTKA features music and lyrics by recording artists Jocelyn Mackenzie and Jeremy Lloyd-Styles (of the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band Pearl and the Beard); book by Neena Beber (Executive Producer and Writer on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”); and is directed by Wendy C. Goldberg (distinguished former Artistic Director of The National Playwrights Conference at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and a two-time Chair of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama jury).

Venue: The 14th Street Y

344 E. 14th St. Map