New York Times Review of ROCK AND ROLL REFUGEE

CLICK HERE to read The New York Times review of ROCK AND ROLL REFUGEE by Laura Collins-Hughes.


“Rock and Roll Refugee,” an invigorating coming-of-age bio-​musical from Royal Family Productions, is all about Goldie, a 7-year-old Holocaust survivor who arrives in New York from Poland with her parents and older sister. ...

We don’t get to see the adult years, though, at least not yet. Inventively staged by Chris Henry, who also wrote the book, this large-cast, 85-minute show is a work in progress: The first part of what its creators hope will become a two-act musical. With music and lyrics by the real Ms. Ravan, now 75, it doesn’t have a breakout song, but it does have some powerhouse production numbers. ...

there’s something exciting here. "Rock and Roll Refugee" is only partway to its destination. I'm eager to see where it arrives.



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