New musical ¡Americano! bow off Broadway this spring | The Broadway Buzz

New music alert! After a run at Arizona’s Phoenix Theater Company in 2020, Americans ! will play at New World Stages from March 31 to June 19. Opening night is scheduled for April 21. The show includes an original score by singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez, a book by Michael Barnard, Jonathan Rosenberg and Fernanda Santos plus additional lyrics by Barnard and Rosenberg. Barnard directs.

Americans ! tells the true story of Tony Valdovinos, an immigrant “dreamer” brought to America by his parents when he was just two years old. Inspired by 9/11, Tony walked into a Marine Corps recruiting office to enlist on his 18th birthday, only to find his parents hadn’t told him he was an undocumented immigrant. But Tony has not given up on his dream of serving the only country he has ever known. Instead, he discovered powerful alternative ways to serve and inspire by fighting voter suppression and galvanizing a community to fight for representation in government.

“Imagine someone calls you out of the blue, then about a year later you hear 20 songs involving the most intimate details of your life? Here are these incredible artists who invest their best talent in describing some of my most personal challenges,” said Valdovinos, who also serves as a consulting producer on the project. “Now to see our story open in New York is a dream I never even considered dreaming.”

The cast will be announced in the coming weeks.