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Holocaust masterpiece
Sunday, April 23, 2006
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
Star-Ledger Staff

NEW YORK — A comical opera meant for children — showing how good conquers evil — “Brundibar” flickered briefly amid the darkness of the Holocaust and practically disappeared in the aftermath of World War II.

“Brundibar” was first performed in a boys’ orphanage in 1942 Czechoslovakia and was later staged at the Terezin concentration camp. Now the 30-minute work arrives at the New Victory Theater on Friday in an English-language version crafted by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner.