Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera NYC Reviews and Tickets
Slow, Ambitious, Overrated, Banal, Great staging
About the Show
Part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, a dark musical comedy rock opera based on the 1994 Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Olympic ice skating scandal.
This tale of two girls going for the gold is a collision of tragedy and comedy. In 1994, skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked with a 'knee whack' and suspicions focused on fellow Team USA skater, Tonya Harding. Mayhem ensued. An only-in-America tale of triumph, tragedy, scandal and skating.
"The storyline’s so melodramatic, duplicitous, and droll, it’s downright epic. This story’s got it all: Action, intrigue, ambition, betrayal—it’s practically Shakespeare on ice. With a sick sense of humor to boot. The all-singing all-dancing cast is all-fricking over the place...It’s not only clever in its mimicry of figure skating, it’s un-freekin-forgettable. I’ll never look at rock ‘n’ roll, theater, or figure skating the same way again."