The cast of Americano! met with the press on March 17 at Ripley Grier Flexible Spaces for photos, interviews and a peek into what this new musical looks like. The cast includes Sean Ewing (West Side Story and Amazing Grace on Broadway; The Visitor at The Public) portrays Tony 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.
The members of the creative team include director and co-book writer Michael Barnard, co-book writer Jonathan Rosenberg, choreographer Sergio Mejia, music director & vocal arranger Jonathan Ivie; Executive producers Chicanos Por La Causa, Max Gonzales and Maria Jesus Cervantes; and more; DREAMer and American hero Tony Valdovinos, whose life story and work inspired the musical.
Americano! will play a 12-week engagement, March 31 – June 19, at New World Stages, Stage 3 (340 West 50th Street.) Opening night is April 21 at 7PM. Visit AmericanoTheMusical.com.
Photos: Genevieve Rafter Keddy