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Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press

¡Americano!, a new American musical comes to New York this spring in a 12-week limited engagement, March 31 - June 19, at New World Stages.

¡Americano!, the new American musical based on the life of DREAMer and American hero Tony Valdovinos, stars Sean Ewing (West Side Story and Amazing Grace on Broadway; The Visitor at The Public) as Valdovinos, leading a near-entirely Latino company including Legna Cedillo, Yassmin Alers, Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda, Joseph Paul Cavazos, Lucas Coatney, Devin Cortez, Juan Luis Espinal, Justin Figueroa, Ruben Flores, Megan Elyse Fulmer, Henry Gendron, Anne-Lise Koyabe, Alessandro J. Lopez, Edgar Lopez, Carolina Miranda, Alex Paez, Ryan Reyes, Lannie Rubio, Nicole Paloma Sarro, Robbie Serrano, Maria Cristina Posada Slye and Pablo Torres.

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Following an acclaimed and record-setting run at Arizona's Phoenix Theater Company, ¡Americano!, a new American musical comes to New York this spring in a 12-week limited engagement, March 31 - June 19, at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street.) Opening night is April 21 at 7PM. ¡Americano! features an original score by acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez ("Lola," named as one of NPR's top 50 albums of the year), a book by Michael Barnard (Producing Artistic Director, Phoenix Theatre Company), Jonathan Rosenberg, and Fernanda Santos (award winning author, The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots), and additional lyrics by Barnard and Rosenberg. Michael Barnard also serves as the director. ¡Americano! was conceived and is presented by Quixote Productions (Jason Rose, Lead Producer) in association with Chicanos Por La Causa (Executive Producer). Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com, (212) 239-6200.

¡Americano! is the true story - the life, the challenges, and the trials - of Tony Valdovinos, a DREAMer brought to America by his parents when he was two years old. Inspired by 9/11, on his 18th birthday Tony walked into a Marine Corps recruitment office to enlist, only to discover his parents hadn't told him he was an undocumented immigrant. But Tony did not give up on his dream to serve the only country he had ever known. Instead, he discovered alternatively powerful ways to serve and inspire by combating voter suppression and galvanizing a community to fight for representation in government. ¡Americano! casts a deeply human light on what it means to be a DREAMer, at a time when America's ongoing debates over immigration and disenfranchisement continue.

¡Americano!, developed in association with Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), features choreography by Sergio Mejia; orchestrations & arrangements by Sergio Mendoza (a member of the Grammy Award winning band Calexico); music direction & vocal arrangements by Jonathan Ivie; scenic design by Robert Andrew Kovach; costume design by Adriana Diaz; lighting design by Jamie Roderick; sound design by Kevin Heard; and hair & make-up design by Krystal Balleza. Two-time Tony Award winning producer Ken Davenport is Executive Consultant.

¡Americano! is co-produced by Sayu Bhojwani, David Tedesco, Lynn Londen, George Weisz and Keith Mishkin. Ryan Duncan-Ayala, Donna Trinkoff, Amas Musical Theatre and Sarah Bentley serve as Associate Producers. General management is by Visceral Entertainment; advertising and marketing is by The Pekoe Group; casting is by Michael Cassara, CSA.

The original ¡Americano! concept album is available on streaming sites including Amazon Music, Apple Music and Spotify. On the album, nine of the more than 20 songs from the musical are performed by ¡Americano! composer/lyricist Carrie Rodriguez, and the musical's orchestrator and arranger, Sergio Mendoza and his band Orkesta Mendoza.

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Americano! Meets The Press

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Lucas Coatney and Yassmin Alers

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Michael Barnard (Co-Book Writer and Director)

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Tony Valdovinos

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Sean Ewing

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Sean Ewing

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Cast Members of Americano!

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Cast Members of Americano!

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Sean Ewing and Cast Members of Americano!

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Alex Paez, Sean Ewing and Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Lannie Rubio

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Sean Ewing

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Megan Elyse Fulmer and Lannie Rubio

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda and Sean Ewing

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Juan Luis Espinal, Lannie Rubio, Megan Elyse Fulmer and Carolina Miranda

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Sean Ewing and Cast Members of Americano!

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Tony Valdovinos

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Tony Valdovinos with The Cast of Americano!

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Cast and Creative team of Americano!

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Sean Ewing

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Legna Cedillo

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Lucas Coatney

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Juan Luis Espinal

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Maria Cristina Posada Slye

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Joseph Paul Cavazos

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Anne-Lise Koyabe

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Yassmin Alers

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Alex Paez

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Ryan Reyes

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Carolina Miranda

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Robbie Serrano

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Nicole Paloma Sarro

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Ruben Flores

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Pablo Torres

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Justin Figueroa

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Devin Cortez

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Henry Julian Gendron

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Edgar Lopez

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Alessandro Lopez

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Lannie Rubio

Photos: The Cast of AMERICANO! Meets The Press
Megan Elyse Fulmer



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