Mannyville LLC, Dramatic Question Theatre and the New York Musical Theatre Festival are proud to announce the extension of de la Puente and Davila’s MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY which will begin performances this Tuesday, July 21. The additional performance will be added on Friday, July 24 at 1PM at The Alice Griffin Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $27.50 and are available by visiting nymf.org or by calling 212-352-3101.
Winner of the 2014 NYMF Developmental Reading Series, this Latin infused American musical is inspired by the true story of a Princeton Undergrad who was an undocumented child immigrant from the Dominican Republic. When Manuel gets a scholarship to study at Oxford, he’s faced with the realization that he can’t leave the USA. He takes on The Statue of Liberty in the fight of a lifetime; the high-stakes boxing match that is immigration today. Is Manuel worthy? No one is spared in this political comedy that pulls no punches about immigration reform and the American Dream.
Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty has a book by Noemi de la Puente, music by David Davila, Lyrics by Noemi de la Puente & David Davila with direction by José Zayas, choreography by Sidney Erik Wright, and musical direction by Karl Hedrick. Its cast includes Gil Perez – Abraham (Little Fish) as Manuel and Shakina Nayfack (2015 Lilly Award, One Woman Show) as The Statue of Liberty joining, AJ Meijer (Heathers The Musical), Alicia Taylor Tomasko (In The Heights), Anthony Chan (National Tour: Anything Goes), Erika Gonzalez (Shot in the Dark), Michael Marotta(Regional: Tenderly), and Tami Dahbura (National Tour: Memphis). Creative team includes: Zach Blane (Lighting Design), David Margolis Lawson (Sound Design), Jason Simms (Set Design), Lux Haac (Costume Design), Adele Rylands (Fight Choreography).
The Alice Griffin Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center Is located at 480 West 42nd Street
Performance schedule: Tuesday, July 21 at 8pm; Wednesday, July 22 at 5pm; Friday, July 24 at 1PM; Saturday, July 25 at 5pm; Sunday, July 26 at 8pm; Monday, July 27 at 12PM