New York premiere
Sometimes you see a picture / Or hear a song / Or read a letter / And a person that’s forgotten comes alive for a moment. / They can tell you a story.
Cleaning out her grandmother’s home, Ellen Rabinowitz discovers a mysterious photograph of an anonymous soldier, tucked away in a box of keepsakes. And so begins Daniel Goldstein and Michael Friedman’s sweeping, elegiac musical about a woman’s journey to unearth the secrets buried in her family’s past. Spanning three generations, Unknown Soldier unravels a delicate tangle of family lore, as Ellen chases the extraordinary story that unlocks her history — and charts her future.
The people in ‘Unknown Soldier’ never existed. But by this affecting musical’s end, we feel that we know them. They’re worth remembering.—The New York Times