Off-Broadway's ¡Americano! Pauses Performances and Sets New Opening Night | Playbill

COVID-19 Cancellations Off-Broadway's ¡Americano! Pauses Performances and Sets New Opening Night

Sean Ewing heads the cast of the musical based on the life of DREAMer Tony Valdovinos.

Legna Cedillo and Sean Ewing in ¡AMERICANO! Maria Baranova

Due to a limited number of COVID-19 cases detected in the company, ¡AMERICANO! at New World Stages will pause performances, with a planned return scheduled for April 18. Opening night, previously scheduled for April 21, has been moved to May 1. Check for the latest.

Ticket holders for cancelled performances should return to their point of purchase to exchange tickets for another performance, or to request a refund.

The original opening night, April 21, will now be a special audience celebration and VIP reception for the ¡AMERICANO! company and invited guests. Executive Producer Chicanos Por La Causa, will also announce a scholarship initiative at the event.

¡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 Tony 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.

Sean Ewing (West Side Story, The Visitor), who starred in the 2020 production at Arizona's Phoenix Theater Company, heads the cast of ¡AMERICANO! 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.

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.

See New Photos of ¡AMERICANO! at Off-Broadway's New World Stages

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