Working in the Theatre: The Blueprint Specials

Editor: Maria Badia

In the summer of 1944, engulfed by a war spread across three continents, the US Army made a foray into some unlikely territory: producing Broadway-style musicals. 

In the winter of 2017, Waterwell in association with Under the Radar Festival, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum have excavated and revived these unknown shows as a collaboration between artists and veterans. In a time, where art is needed most, watch as these creators celebrate the importance of producing theatre for both the military and the American public at large.

For more information on Waterwell visit
For more information on Under the Radar Festival at the Public theater visit–Events/Under-the-Radar-Festival/
For more information on the Intrepid Museum visit
For more information on American Theatre Wing visit

Maria Badia