"NEW LINE THEATRE'S ATOMIC IS THRILLING."
– The Riverfront Times
"Atomic is an artistic triumph!" – BroadwayWorld
"Atomic is a musical blast! . . . fascinating, riveting . . . gripping, gritty stuff."
– Ladue News
"Bursts with passionate performances, an expressive score and combustible conversations."
– Belleville News Democrat
"This cast is ridiculously talented. I’d be happy to watch a production with any one of these fine actors,
but all eight at once is a must-see event." – Critical Blast
"Great moments emerge again and again. . . There's really no shortage of compelling performances."
When my boy was young, I told him
New Line continues its 25h season with the
exhilarating and provocative new rock musical
ATOMIC, based on the true story of the creation of
the atomic bomb. With book and lyrics by Danny Ginges, and music and lyrics by Philip Foxman, this powerful
rock musical blasts open the doors of
The Manhattan Project, a government-funded program of top scientists with the
task of creating the world's first Atomic Bomb.
to explore more? We recommend:
The official Atomic website
The Atomic studio recording
An interview with the Atomic writers, from The Times Square Chronicle
Another excellent article about the show, in The Jewish Week
The St. Louis Public Radio interview with director Scott Miller and writers Danny Ginges and Philip Foxman
The Stage Grok interview with Atomic writers Danny Ginges and Philip Foxman, about the show's creation and development process
The graphic novel Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb, by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
The documentary, The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer
An excellent book The Making of the Atomic Bomb, by Richard Rhodes
The New Liners' Atomic blogs
A description of the bombing of Hiroshima, in The New Yorker, one year later
The TV drama series Manhattan
The Wikipedia article on the Manhattan Project
The Science Run Amok movies from the Atomic Age:
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
World Without End