The Pianist of Willesden Lane


Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, the story of Lisa Jura, a teenage Jewish pianist who is dreaming about her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But with the issuing of new ordinances under the Nazi regime, everything for Lisa changes, except for her love of music and the pursuit of her dream. Featuring some of the world’s most beloved piano music played live, this is a true family story about Mona Golabek’s mother.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 1F


Original or Prominent Production: A coproduction of Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2012; Opened in New York City at 59E59 Theaters on July 22, 2014.
Original Source Material: Based on Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen’s book The Children of Willesden Lane: Beyond the Kindertransport: A Memoir of Music, Love and Survival.
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Original Language: English

The Children of Willesden Lane is published by Grand Central Publishing.