Book, Music and Lyrics by Mitch Magonet and Joey Miller
Sky. Neon. Dust. Drizzle. Nike. Sun on glass. Concrete. Prada.
Open to a kaleidoscope of colour, destitution and a set of tin transcendence. Grass. Breezes. Hummers. Runners. Glue. Solvents. Thinner. Bikes. Sand. Anklet. Bracelet. Laughter. Screaming. Chanting ensues as the music swells and then...Rio! "Guard every move, watch every step, don't turn your back. You must keeping on moving, take a chance, and dance."
Fascinated by the intricate rhythm, music and characters of Rio, dynamic writing duo, Mitch Magonet and Joey Miller felt there was an important story to be told. A world of both beauty and tragedy.
The combination of an exhilarating score, impressive authentic Samba choreography, and an extraordinary talented and tireless performance from the entire team has audiences and cast and crew alike feeling culturally, and creatively fulfilled. An explosion of culture, music, energy, colour and heat! Rio will have you dancing in your seat! Lindo maravilhoso! Beautiful and amazing!
Set amongst the flavours, favelas and festivities of the morning of Carnaval, we follow Pipio, a young boy driven to find his mother and his fight for survival in this fragile and powerful world.
A city of enlightenment and fear. Where your dreams will burn and your future uncertain. 'RIO' is a frenzy of deception, desire for power but most importantly heart and hope. Believe. "The world doesn't dance until you do."
The buzz and energy surrounding the show has blown up! The press, from the Huffington Post to the New York Times, has rained praise and the cast even appeared on 'Good Day New York'! With sold out shows and an extended run, things have really heated up! Join the party while you can! It is truly é boa pra caramba (amazing)! Only a handful of tickets left, do not miss out!
Rio. In the hottest place on earth, your heartbeat is all the you can hear!
To buy tickets or to learn more about Rio go to www.nymf.org/rio or call 212-352-3101