¡Americano!—the new musical based on the life of DREAMer Tony Valdovinos that began previews at Off-Broadway's New World Stages March 31—will celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week (April 11–17) with a special ticket offer.
Select orchestra and mezzanine seats will be available for $20.12 when using the code AMDC2012 at TelechargeOffers.com or at the box office. The ticket price celebrates the landmark 2012 executive order issued by the Obama Administration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
“¡Americano! puts my personal story on the stage, but this musical is celebration of all DREAMers, and anyone whose personal or family story began somewhere else before coming to America,” says Valdovinos. “Immigrants are the backbone of America and have been from the very beginning. In 2012, DACA extended the opportunity for a new generation of immigrants to become a part of the American Dream, and contribute to the rich, diverse, cultural patchwork of this country. I hope audiences will take advantage of this opportunity to see this universal musical, and celebrate NYC Immigrant Heritage Week with ¡Americano!”
NYC Immigrant Heritage Week commemorates April 17, 1907, when 11,000 immigrants, the most in one day, passed through Ellis Island in New York Harbor.
Sean Ewing (West Side Story, The Visitor), who starred in the 2020 production at Arizona's Phoenix Theater Company, heads the cast of ¡Americano! as Valdovinos alongside Legna Cedillo, Yassmin Alers, Johanna Carlisle-Zepeda, Joseph Paul Cavazos, Lucas Coatney, Devin Cortez, Juan Luis Espinal, Justin Figueroa, Ruben Flores, Megan Elysa 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 production will officially open April 21 for a limited run through June 19.
¡Americano! features a score by singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez, a book by Michael Barnard, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Fernanda Santos, and additional lyrics by Barnard and Rosenberg. Barnard also directs.
The new musical explores the life of Valdovinos, who was brought to America by his parents when he was two. Inspired by 9/11, on his 18th birthday Valdovinos walked into a Marine Corps recruitment office to enlist, only to discover his parents hadn’t told him he was an undocumented immigrant.
Developed in association with Amas Musical Theatre, ¡Americano! features choreography by Sergio Mejia, orchestrations and arrangements by Sergio Mendoza, music direction and 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 and make-up design by Krystal Balleza. Tony winner Ken Davenport is the executive consultant.
The musical 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 with general management by Visceral Entertainment, production management by Tinc Productions, and advertising and marketing by The Pekoe Group. Chris Zaccardi is the production stage manager with casting by Michael Cassara.
¡Americano! was conceived and is presented by Rose's Quixote Productions in association with Chicanos Por La Causa.