The new musical ¡Americano! tells the true story of Tony Valdovinos.
Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Tony is inspired by the events of 9/11 to serve in the Marines. His childhood and high school years are focused on the singular goal of enlisting on his 18th birthday. But when he tries, Tony discovers he is an undocumented immigrant, a Dreamer. With grit, determination, and help from his family and community, Tony discovers a new mission: one that can make history, create more good, and inspire more change than he ever could as a Marine.
With an energetic score by the Ameri-Chicana singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez and exuberant choreography by Sergio Mejia, ¡Americano! challenges preconceived notions and reminds us that America’s strength has always been its melting pot, and the enterprising immigrants who #PaveTheWay.
Sean Ewing as Tony Valdovinos.
All photos by Reg Madison.
¡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 21st at 7pm. Performances are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $49-$99. Premium seating is available. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com, 212-239-6200. For further information visit AmericanoTheMusical.com.