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PRAISE FOR American History Unbound


"...a magnificent piece of historical documentation brought to life by state-of-the-art visual technology. Showing events of over one hundred years ago, combined with live music dug deep into your soul. I am sure there was not a dry eye left in the house by the end of this one-of-a-kind, deeply moving work of art."

— Broadway World

“A new form of storytelling. I was completely blown away.”

— Sir Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall

“The words tell the story; the music breaks open our hearts.”

— DC Metro Theater Arts

“A production that has it all—drama, romance, kismet, and spectacular music… it will transport you to a different time….John Monsky…is a national treasure.”

— Katie Couric

“It’s a story most Americans are familiar with, yet the production promises something unique.”

Town & Country

“Monsky is a great storyteller…. ”

— Spectrum News

The Eyes of the World inspires us to salute the men, women, and families who have sacrificed for our freedom and encourages young people to understand what came before them, particularly as we lose the connection to that generation of great Americans who gave so much.”

— Robert J. Dalessandro, Deputy Secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission

“It brings history to life. I was absolutely dazzled.”

— Dr. Louise Mirrer, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society

“… I am a big fan…. I love the combination of music and history…. Music captures our imaginations and transports us. With his multi-media presentations, John has a unique ability to bring the past to life, engaging our intellect and our sensibilities. He is a gifted storyteller.”

— Dr. Jay Gitlin, Department of History, Yale University

“The program is immersive and soaring, giving us a new, entertaining, and innovative way of teaching history. It deserves, and must have, a larger audience—to inspire further engagement and study, engender better understanding of our history and give credit to unsung heroes—like the 6888 Postal Directory Unit and the 761st Tank Battalion, who deserve our gratitude and a more prominent place in our history books.”

— Cheryl Wills, Author and Talk Show Host, Spectrum News, NY1

“I believe deeply in the importance of the arts to unite us, to make us laugh, to make us think and to educate. John Monsky has created a new multimedia performance format, one that teaches us about our history at a time in our country when understanding our past is not only important, but essential to our nation’s future.”

— Scott M. Delman, 11-time Tony Winner, Blue Spruce Productions

The Eyes of the World sheds important light on the contributions of Black military women to our nation’s history, which is often overlooked…. I left the theater committed to finding new and accessible platforms to present The Eyes of the World to a larger audience, as it can serve as a catalyst and tool for greater understanding, appreciation, and unity.”

— LTC (ret.) Patricia Jackson-Kelly, President, National Association of Black Military Women

“Thank you…for continuing to share the stories…of those of us who proudly served in the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII and to help preserve their legacy, particularly those who were killed or wounded.”

— Arthur Grabiner, WWII Combat Veteran

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