NYC Premiere | Multi-Media Concert

Iron & Coal

January 10, 11 at 8pm at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice | 90 minutes

A searing rock-opera, Iron & Coal zeros in on the relationship between a father and son in the shadow of the Holocaust. Taking inspiration from his father, an Auschwitz survivor, composer Jeremy Schonfeld weaves together his personal experiences with excerpts from his father’s memoir Absence of Closure. The ghosts of a vanished world mix with the present, brought to life through animation, a rock band, an orchestra, and multigenerational choruses, to celebrate the indomitable spirit of our ancestors and the legacy we carry with us.


Produced by Beth Morrison Projects


Commissioned and developed by Strathmore and Beth Morrison Projects


Iron & Coal is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council


Photo Credit: Jill Steinberg

$30 with PROTO Pack
$60 with Premium PROTO Pack

Students and teachers can get a free rush ticket upon presenting valid ID. There is a limit of 1 ticket per person, and the ticket will be given out just before the House closes and the show begins. Entirely subject to availability.

524 West 59th St.
at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY 10019

Subway: A, B, C, D, or 1 to 59th Street Columbus Circle
Bus: M57, M31, and M11

There are several pay parking garages along 59th Street between 9th and 11th Avenues. Some additional garages include:
Concerto Garage
513 W 59th Street


Alfred Parking Garage
161 W 61st Street


Icon Parking Garage
440 W 57th Street

Jeremy Schonfeld

Kevin Newbury

David Bloom