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¡Americano! NYC Reviews and Tickets

(158 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

A new musical based on a true story that challenges preconceived notions.

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879 Reviews | 218 Followers
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if A show about undocumented immigrants. Self indulging with little to remember.

Don't see it if This show is way too long and drags.

436 Reviews | 125 Followers
About something, Great singing & staging, Dreamers-like, About characters who want something, Emotional

See it if want 2 engage with Dreamer culture, catchy vocals and great dancing & storylines that become universal, not to miss Sean Ewing performance

Don't see it if can't be budged to feeling for dreamers & their plight, don't like new musical's style, content & ingredients

391 Reviews | 98 Followers
Ambitious, Relevant, Predictable, Charming, Entertaining

See it if Its just very good. I enjoyed the fresh "kids" working hard and committing to pleasant enough songs. It really has an off Broadway feel.

Don't see it if Its overmiked. Some voices with these mikes broke my brain.

401 Reviews | 68 Followers
Feel good, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a good musical, full of energy with fun songs, excellent cast and an important story that needs to be told.

Don't see it if you expect a sophisticated script with nuanced themes. Plot and dialogue was a bit superficial.

380 Reviews | 55 Followers

See it if The personal is political: a community realizes they need to rally votes to support undocumented folks who work, live, and love.

Don't see it if Predictable plot, needs editing (2.5 hrs, too many songs, don't need dancers for every song), ok songs, guns/military aren't your thing. Read more

358 Reviews | 51 Followers
Relevant, Great music, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy musicals, excellent singing, music, dancing, relevant themes involving immigration, family/community dynamics & uplifting outlook.

Don't see it if you dislike "long" musicals and favor serious, in-depth & realistic presentations of topics about immigration, family conflict & culture.

288 Reviews | 38 Followers
Relevant, Frenetic, Loud, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if the idea of a musical about Dreamers really interests you. The cast is talented and the show is earnest. And many seemed to love it.

Don't see it if Like me, you don't like extremely loud & frenetic shows. Some plots points & the timeline didn't make sense. I just found it excessive.

278 Reviews | 26 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see one of the best shows that will thoroughly entertain you.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show.

Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out New York
May 1st, 2022

"Ironically, the show is most engaging when its characters are doing everyday, all-American things like prepping for a picnic or dancing in a high school gym—which runs against the message the show tries so passionately to convey. '¡Americano!' wants us to take its immigrant characters’ real problems seriously, but the more serious they become, the less real they seem. "
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May 1st, 2022

"'¡Americano!' proves to be a delight. It doesn't reinvent the wheel, and it doesn't pretend to. It's just a good old-fashioned musical about a promise America really ought to keep already."
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Talkin' Broadway
May 1st, 2022

"Is there such a thing as aggressive optimism? Because that is what came to mind while I was in the audience of '¡Americano!' ... in a whirlwind of bursting-at-the-seams plot, high-powered music and dance, and a message of grass-roots political activism."
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May 12th, 2022

Tony Valdovinos who grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, was 18 before he found out that he was an undocumented immigrant. The new musical ¡Americano! is based on the true story of his life and challenges. Impassioned and spirited with an animated cast that seems to be living their roles rather than acting them, the show is a superior musical entertainment. Staged with vigor and energy by Michael Barnard, artistic director of The Phoenix Theatre Company where the show premiered in 2020, and choreographer Sergio Mejia, ¡Americano! is both poignant and entertaining, moving along with the speed of an express train with never a minute wasted in its urgent storytelling.
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Theater Pizzazz
May 3rd, 2022

"An ambitious work, full of energy and zesty music—with hats off to a cast that works hard and with intense commitment to deliver maximum impact. They’re a talented group, fully inhabiting the many characters they portray, a boon to a piece that’s very much hit or miss."
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Front Row Center
May 2nd, 2022

"There is an unexpected twist in the story that I can’t reveal, and as I looked around, the entire audience was crying. The roaring applause at the end of the production proved those who wish to be inspired by a true story with a delightfully happy ending would want to see ¡Americano! The Musical before it moves on."
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May 10th, 2022

"The musical has so many subplots it takes a while for the audience to understand where the play is going. Sometimes the lyrics written by Rodriguez with Barnard are Rosenberg, are uncomfortably clunky. ... Yet despite everything, most people will leave New world stages feeling happy and satisfied. If '¡Americano!' is not a perfect gem, it is certainly a diamond in the rough."
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New York Theatre Guide
May 1st, 2022

"Tony’s powerful story of immigration and aspirations to become a Marine alone elicits necessary conversation. On stage '¡Americano!' feels like a trial run for a show still in development. But even with numerous storylines, the making of a dance-heavy, vocally moving story of one person’s dream as a Dreamer deserves to be told."
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