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Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera gets its NY premiere as it kicks-off the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) this July. Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has a concept, book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, and will be directed by David Alpert (If/ Then), with musical direction by Henry Aronson (Rock of Ages), and choreography by Marc Kimelman (A Bronx Tale). Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera will play at the PTC Performing Space (555 West 42nd St.) from July 9 - July 16, 2015.

In 1994, skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked with a 'knee whack' and suspicions were focused on fellow Team USA skater Tonya Harding. Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera is a dark musical comedy, with heart, about the feud between Olympic figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, with a score in the style of Queen meets the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Cast stars Tracy McDowell (Broadway: MOTOWN, RENT) as Tonya Harding and Jenna Leigh Green (Broadway: Wicked. TV: "Sabrina the Teenage Witch) as Nancy Kerrigan, Nancy Liz McCartney (Broadway: Ever After,
Annie, South Pacific) as Mom, Tony LePage (Broadway: Rock of Ages) as Jeff Gillooly, with Andrew Aaron Berlin (National Tour: A Christmas Story), Heidi Friese (National Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Chase Kamata (Regional: Miss Saigon), Tatiana Lofton (Regional: Little Shop of Horrors), Ryan MacConnell (TV: "Smallville," "Battlestar Galatica"), and Dwayne Washington (UK: RENT).

Performance Schedule: Thursday, July 9 at 8pm, Saturday, July 11 at 5pm, Sunday, July 12 at 8pm, Tuesday, July 14 at 5pm & 9pm, Thursday, July 16 at 1pm. Tickets are $27.50, and are available by visiting nymf.org or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information on Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera. For more info visit: www.tonyaandnancytherockopera.com

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Creative Team of Tonya and Nancy

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Michael Teoli, Jenna Leigh Green, Elizabeth Searle, Tracy McDowell and Paul T. Boghosian

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Jenna Leigh Green, Director David Alpert and Tracy McDowell

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Cast and creative of Tonya and Nancy: A Rock Opera

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
cast of Tonya & Nancy: A Rock Opera

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Liz McCarthy

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Producer Paul T. Boghosian, Tracy McDowell and NYMF's Board President Charlie Fink

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Tracy McDowell

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Paul T. Boghosian, director David Alpert, Elizabeth Searle (books & lyrics) and Michael Teoli (music)

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Producer Paul T. Boghosian with Elizabeth Searle (books & lyrics) and Michael Teoli (music)

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Creators of Tonya & Nancy Michael Teoli (music) and Elizabeth Searle (books & lyrics)

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Michael Teoli (music) and the band Chris Biesterfeld, Henry Aronson, Andrew Zinsmeister and George Farmer

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Tony LePage

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Heidi Friese

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Jenna Leigh Green

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Chase Kamata

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Andrew Aaron Berlin

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Dwanye Washington

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Tatiana Lofton

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Ryan MacConnell

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Choreographer, Marc Kimelman, Diretor David Alpert and Musical Director Henry Aronson

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Director David Alpert

Photos: TONYA & NANCY Opens at NYMF
Producer, Paul T. Boghosian


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