I Like it Like That - Off-Broadway

$55-$85

I Like It Like That is the story of the Rodríguez family living in New York City's East Harlem in the early 1970s, when music was the proudest expression of "El Barrio". The production takes the audience on a historical musical journey amidst neighborhood volatility and social activism. Its residents deal with the ever-present pull between Escape and Social Conscience.

From the Producers of ¿Quién Máto a Héctor Lavoe?, Celia, and La Barbería comes the World Premiere of a brand new musical, I Like It Like That - A Musical for the 2016-2017 season at The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (304 W. 47 Street), previews begin September 7, and will celebrate its opening on September 22, 2016. The musical is written by David Maldonado & Waddys Jáquez and directed by Waddys Jáquez.

The musical stars multi-GRAMMY award nominated Latin music superstar, Tito Nieves as Roberto Rodríguez, the patriarch of the Rodríguez family, who navigate through the challenges they face living in the heart of a volatile environment. Instilled in them is the importance of family and the desire to succeed.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours with 1 intermission

Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre

(New York, NY)
304 West 47th Street

I Like it Like That Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
Star of stage and screen, Luna Lauren Velez will join the traders at Cantor Fitzgerald on Charity Day, September 11, 2017, as a celebrity ambassador representing Samaritan Daytop Foundation, which supports the life-saving efforts of Samaritan Daytop Village - the New York City-based charity that offers a rich array of programs including treatment for substance abuse, innovative services for veterans, and programs for homeless individuals, women and children, seniors and families.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016
From the Producers of ¿Quien Mato a Hector Lavoe?, Celia, and La Barberia comes the World Premiere of a brand new musical, I Like It Like That - A Musical for the 2016-2017 season at The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (304 W. 47 Street), previews begin tonight, September 7, and will celebrate its opening on September 22, 2016. The musical is written by David Maldonado & Waddys Jaquez and directed by Waddys Jaquez.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture opens its 2019 Fall Season with a?oeA Salute to Richie Bonilla,a?? the long-time Latin Music Artist Manager, with a selection of artists he managed paying tribute in a star-studded concert on Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 PM in the Main Theater. There will be performances by the Puerto Rican singer/ songwriter and former Fania All-Star Ismael Miranda, singer Joe Bataan a?oeThe King of Latin Soul,a?? the Grammy Winning Cuban vocalist Albita, former Tito Puente vocalist Frankie Morales, timbalero Orlando Marin, known as a?oethe last Mambo King,a?? the highly energetic instrumental & vocal duo Los Hermanos Moreno, virtuoso flutist Connie Grossman and the Steven Oquendo Mambo Orchestra. Noted broadcaster Felipe Luciano will serve as Master of Ceremonies. A dance follows at 9:30 PM in the Hostos Café with DJ Brian Martínez spinning Salsa favorites.
by Jessica Khan - Sep 23, 2016
This weekend's big news: OH, HELLO begins previews tonight on Broadway, Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED starts off-Broadway, THEATER TALK airs an Edward Albee tribute, and this year's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is Sunday!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016
From the Producers of ¿Quien Mato a Hector Lavoe?, Celia, and La Barberia comes the World Premiere of a brand new musical, I Like It Like That - A Musical for the 2016-2017 season at The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (304 W. 47 Street), celebrating its opening tonight, September 22, 2016.
by Jessica Khan - Sep 22, 2016
Today's big news: Jake Epstein returns to BEAUTIFUL, Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE starts previews, I LIKE IT LIKE THAT, starring Tito Nieves, bows Off-Broadway, Mobile Unit's HAMLET opens at the Public, and Betty Buckley brings STORY SONGS to Joe's Pub!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016
From the Producers of ¿Quien Mato a Hector Lavoe?, Celia, and La Barberia comes the World Premiere of a brand new musical, I Like It Like That - A Musical for the 2016-2017 season at The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (304 W. 47 Street), celebrates its opening tonight, September 22, 2016. The musical is written by David Maldonado & Waddys Jaquez and directed by Waddys Jaquez. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
“Dancing with the Stars” is back with a new, dynamic cast of 13 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor on a special two-night premiere. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. The show will kick off with an exciting opening number featuring the full cast dancing to Erin Boheme's “I Won't Dance,” choreographed by the show's own Emmy®-winning Mandy Moore.
by - Sep 17, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O'Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) announce the kick-off to their 18th Anniversary live performance season with an unprecedented program of progressive artists banding together for change: SONGS OF LOVE & RESISTANCE.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017
The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation's longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, has announced its latest class of HOLA Award recipients for 2017, the awards ceremony's 18th year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017
Acclaimed actors and Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt celebrate the 'twisted' works of Aaron Mark in TWO TALES OF TERROR at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), presented by All For One Theater (AFO) as a Halloween offering.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017
Acclaimed actors and Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt celebrate the 'twisted' works of Aaron Mark in TWO TALES OF TERROR at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), presented by All For One Theater (AFO) as a Halloween offering.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017
Asolo Rep proudly announces complete casting for its production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017
The Public Theater announced today that the New York premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL has been added to The Public's Astor Anniversary Season, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater announces premiere of a new ensemble musical ¡GUARACHA!, based on international hit novel La guaracha del Macho Camacho by Luis Rafael Sánchez. Initially conceived in collaboration with the late Miriam Colón, the work of adaptation and direction is helmed by Rosalba Rolón, whose many musical theater credits as Artistic Director of Pregones/PRTT include audience favorites I Like It Like That and Dancing In My Cockroach Killers. ¡GUARACHA!
by - Nov 26, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/26/2016.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016
Celebrated singer / actor Domingo Quiñones will return to the stage to star in the hit Off-Broadway musical I Like It Like That beginning December 1, 2016, taking over the role of Roberto, currently played by Grammy nominee Tito Nieves.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016
Celebrated singer / actor Domingo Quiñones will return to the stage to star in the hit Off-Broadway musical I Like It Like That beginning December 1, 2016, taking over the role of Roberto, currently played by Grammy nominee Tito Nieves.  Quiñones will team up again with writer/producer David Maldonando who worked together on ¿Quien Mato a Hector Lavoe?. I Like It Like That is written by David Maldonado & Waddys Jaquez and directed by Waddys Jaquez and now run through the end of January, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
On December 5th, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe proudly presents a panel with Jeremiah Moss (author of Vanishing New York), Sarah Schulman (author of Gentrification of the Mind) and Betty Yu (co-founder of the Chinatown Art Brigade). These activists and authors will discuss the personal and social impacts of gentrification, and explore effective forms of anti-gentrification activism. The talk will center on the history, and current state, of gentrification in the Lower East Side. Poetic performances by muMs, Caridad De La Luz, and Darian Dauchan will finish out the night.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016
La Jolla Playhouse presents the world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford(Broadway's Fun Home).
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to open the 2018 Summer Season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Broadway sensation, ON YOUR FEET!, June 12-17 at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh CLO remains steadfastly dedicated to the creation of new work, and co-produced the Broadway production of ON YOUR FEET! as part of this ongoing commitment. Pittsburgh CLO has brought over 20 new shows to their "Feet" on the Broadway stage, including the recent productions of An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical and many others.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017
CAPA today announced the lineup of national and international artists which will be headlining Festival Latino 2017 presented by Honda. The two-day, family-friendly, free event will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, from 11 am-8 pm each day in Genoa Park downtown.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018
Celebrating the centennial (1918 - 2018) of its composer -- Leonard Bernstein -- the multi-Grammy nominated Bobby Sanabria and the MultiVerse Big Band pay tribute to West Side Story, the theatrical production that redefined the American musical, reimagined with an all new instrumental Latin jazz score. The 21-piece ensemble will perform the work at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street) in the Bronx, on Saturday, March 17, 7:30 PM in the Main Theater. Tickets range from $25 to $35 with student tickets at $5 and can be purchase online at www.hostoscenter.org or by calling (718)-518-4455. The box office is open Monday to Friday, 1 PM to 4 PM and will be open two hours prior to performance.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
Starting next month, Book-It Repertory Theatre is hosting Literature to Life/Young Audiences of New York to present a stage adaptation of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. This 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Junot Diaz was adapted and directed for the stage byElise Thoron and will be performed by Elvis Nolasco ("American Crime", "She's Gotta Have It"). This collaboration across the coasts is the first time Book-It has hosted another company in its 28-year history.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017
Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the World Premiere of The End of War by David L. Robbins on March 10, 2017, on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The End of War will have two preview performances on March 8 and 9, 2017, and will run through March 26, 2017.
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Craft Latino, the Latin repertoire arm of Craft Recordings, is proud to present a vinyl reissue out July 31st, of I Like It Like That (A Mi Me Gusta Así), widely considered the most iconic boogaloo album of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017
'Growing Up Gonzales,' written and directed by Felix Rojas, performed by Andres" Chulisi" Rodriguez, opens Off-Broadway June 24th at The Actors Temple Theater, 339 W. 47th Street New York NY 10036.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017
A friendly reminder that GROWING UP GONZALES, a touching family drama written and directed by Felix Rojas and performed by Andres' Chulisi' Rodriguez, opens Off-Broadway on June 24th at The Actors Temple Theater, 339 W. 47th Street New York NY 10036.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017
A friendly reminder that GROWING UP GONZALES, a touching family drama written and directed by Felix Rojas and performed by Andres" Chulisi" Rodriguez, opens Off-Broadway on June 24th at The Actors Temple Theater, 339 W. 47th Street New York NY 10036.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company presents an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness, I AND YOU (July 4 - July 21 | Walker Farm), Tues - Sat 7:30pm; Wed & Sat 2:00pm; Sun 3:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017
Honored by an EXPY Award from Experience Columbus in 2016, Festival Latino is now in its 21st year and the largest Latin event in Ohio.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
Tomorrow!!! Wednesday on January 31, 2018 LOZADA LOWDOWN LIVE! is back by popular Demand at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018
On Wednesday on January 31, 2018 LOZADA LOWDOWN LIVE! is back by popular Demand at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. LOZADA LOWDOWN LIVE! is a talk show/ stand up comedy show starring Angelo Lozada and Tammi Cubilette with music provided by world-renowned DJ, G-Bo the Pro. This show will feature comedians Mike Britt (BET's Comic View, VH1's Best Week Ever & The Bad Boys of Comedy), Ruperto Vanderpool (BET's Comic View, Showtime at the Apollo, The Cookout) & Ronny Chieng (Comedy Central- The Daily Show)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL. With book and lyrics by Quiara Alegr a Hudes and music and lyrics by Erin McKeown, the new musical is directed by Public Theater Resident Director and Founder of Public Works Lear deBessonet, with choreography by Danny Mefford. The musical will begin previews in The Public's Newman Theater on Tuesday, March 20 and run through Sunday, May 6, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 10.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018
Repertory Theatre is hosting Literature to Life/Young Audiences of New York to present a stage adaptation of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. This Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 novel written by Junot D az was adapted and directed for the stage by Elise Thoron and will be performed by Elvis Nolasco from the Emmy-winning ABC show American Crime. This collaboration across the coasts is the first time Book-It has hosted another company in its 28-year history.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017
The hit Off-Broadway musical I Like It Like That, written by David Maldonado & Waddys Jaquez and directed by Waddys Jaquez - will end its planned run in New York in January 29, 2017 to focus on a National Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017
The Old Globe presents a revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017
Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the World Premiere of The End of War by David L. Robbins on March 10, 2017, on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The End of War will have two preview performances on March 8 and 9, 2017, and will run through March 26, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and The Writers Lab co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon are pleased to announce the return of The Writers Lab for 2019. Now in its fifth year, the groundbreaking program provides exclusive mentorship opportunities with leading filmmakers to women screenwriters over the age of 40, increasing opportunities for content made by women. The program has been supported every year since its inception by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, fostering work written by and about women, with 48 writers having completed the program to date. The Writers Lab offers a unique and nurturing experience for 12 talented female screenwriters. Selected writers will attend a four-day retreat with outstanding female film mentors, engaging in panels, peer discussions and one-on-one meetings October 2-6, 2019, at the Guest House Retreat Center in Chester, Connecticut. This year the Lab is proud to welcome two new mentors, Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord (The Promise, Wakefield, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Memoirs of A Geisha) and Pulitzer playwright nominee and multi award-winning screenwriter Theresa Rebeck (355,Smash, THE FAMILY of Mann, NYPD Blue, The Bells).
by Julie Musbach - Feb 1, 2018
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and IRIS are pleased to announce that Academy Award, Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actor Nicole Kidman has joined Meryl Streep in supporting The Writers Lab.
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
In the early years of 1960, five working class lads from Tottenham-North London came together, forming The Dave Clark Five (The DC5) - a group that would not only change but unapologetically shape the course of popular music forever and sell over one hundred million records along the way. Founded by one of the UK's most prolific and celebrated musicians, songwriters and producers Dave Clark, the band spearheaded the British invasion of the US, becoming the first UK band to tour there and scoring an unprecedented fifteen consecutive Top Twenty hits, more than any other act bar The Beatles. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016
Celebrated singer / actor Domingo Quiñones returns to the stage tonight to star in the hit Off-Broadway musical I Like It Like That, taking over the role of Roberto, originated by Grammy nominee Tito Nieves. Quiñones will team up again with writer/producer David Maldonando who worked together on ¿Quien Mato a Hector Lavoe?. I Like It Like That is written by David Maldonado & Waddys Jaquez and directed by Waddys Jaquez and now run through the end of January, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Quinones in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016
Celebrated singer / actor Domingo Quiñones will return to the stage to star in the hit Off-Broadway musical I Like It Like That beginning tonight, December 1, 2016, taking over the role of Roberto, currently played by Grammy nominee Tito Nieves.
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Much has been documented about the pioneering music that came out of the United States in the 1960s, amidst the social and political strife of the era. Certainly, the times were changing, but the music scene wasn't just about the Summer of Love, or festivals like Woodstock or Monterey Pop. There was another movement happening in New York, in the heart of “El Barrio.” As younger generations of Latinos and Latinas were growing up, they, too, were rebelling against the establishment—whether that meant questioning their place in American society, experimenting with drugs, or breaking away from the traditions of their parents. As cultural barriers in the city loosened, and pop culture reigned, young Latin American musicians were exposed to more influences than ever before. They began combining soul, R&B,Afro-Cuban dance rhythms, and English lyrics to make a sound all their own—a craze which became known as boogaloo. Simultaneously, the rising drug culture among '60s youth was becoming a heavy influence across all genres, and Latin music was no exception. References to LSD, marijuana and other trappings of psychedelia—whether blatant or subtle—can be heard in many of the Latin soul songs of the era.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017
Asolo Rep proudly announces that acclaimed Puerto Rican recording artist and actress Ana Isabelle will take on the iconic role of Eva Peron in the theatre's highly anticipated production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA.