TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA played a SOLD OUT run at the New York Musical Festival, drawing national and international media, including on people.com. Ken Davenport’s Producer’s Perspective blog listed the show as one of five ‘that stand out’ at NYMF and PLAYBILL sited it as one of the ‘Top Ten Shows to See’. Broadway World spotlighted it as a PhotoFlash feature; Best of Off Broadway listed it as a Best of Fest.
The show has earned enthusiastic reviews (“Everything I wanted it to be”; “Gloriously camp and relentlessly energetic with a scandalously good cast…You will shout with glee and love for this good-natured endlessly entertaining show”). BACKSTAGE described it as “a dark comedy with surprising depth.”
Announced in Theater Mania— Media madness has followed with stories about the show in the New York Daily News, The Nation, the UK Telegraph, Playbill, Broadway World, Hamilton Spectator, MediaIte, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Seattle Times, The Times in South Africa, The New York Times, the AFP in France and Asia and more. Details and links can be found on our new website which tells the ongoing story of our show. Two Girls Go for the Gold! Book, Lyrics and concept by Elizabeth Searle; Music by Michael Teoli.
MediaIte wrote: “The saga of Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding is being turned into the rock opera it deserves…That is insane and wonderful and it’s about damn time it willed its way into existence!…What is Tonya Harding if she’s not a diva? And what is a diva without her opera?…. This is beautiful and perfect, and you’re just upset that you didn’t think of it first.” Jamie Frevele, MEDIAITE
Check out our NYMF 2015 review and media quotes here.
PREVIOUS MEDIA & REVIEW QUOTES: “Brilliant” Steve Almond, WGBH Boston “Absurdly FUNNY… surprisingly POIGNANT moments amidst the comedy and a ROUSING SOUNDTRACK.” Boston Phoenix.(photo: Barry Weiss)