War of the Worlds

November 12 and 18, 2017 Los Angeles

Concept, Direction, Text adaptation by Yuval Sharon
Music by Annie Gosfield
Presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Co-produced by The Industry and Now Art

In 1938, Orson Welles created a “fake news” panic that made Americans question the trustworthiness of the medium of radio. His broadcast blurred the line between fact and fiction, making an imaginary alien invasion appear real to millions of unsuspecting listeners.

The original script for the broadcast becomes the basis of a new musical treatment, that will be heard both inside Walt Disney Concert Hall and on the streets of Los Angeles. But just as Welles’ original broadcast depended on a sense of surprise, we can’t tell you how we’re going to do this – just don’t miss it.