Rock & Roll Refugee
BOOK BY CHRIS HENRY / MUSIC & LYRICS BY GENYA RAVAN / DIRECTED BY CHRIS HENRY
Based on the astounding true events of the life of Genya Ravan, a rock and roll pioneer, whose early childhood encompasses being a Holocaust survivor, an immigrant in an unsettling world and the wild ride that shapes her career—as well an impromptu performance that changes her life forever.
Before Goldie and The Gingerbreads, the first successful all-female rock band in 1962, Genya Ravan was Genyusha Zelkovicz, a young girl fleeing Nazi-occupied Poland with her family in search of a hopeful start in America. After passing through Ellis Island and moving to the Lower East Side of New York City, Genyusha, now "Goldie," faced grief, poverty, abuse and loss of identity. With no one to turn to, she forged her own path, and changed history.
PREVIEWS JANUARY 28th TO FEBRUARY 1st, 2016 / PERFORMANCES FEBRUARY 2nd — 16th, 2016
WHAT THE PRESS HAD TO SAY
"… 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 …. Inventively staged by Chris Henry, who also wrote the book … there’s something exciting here."