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Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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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."

WHAT NPR HAD TO SAY ABOUT GENYA RAVAN'S ASTOUNDING LIFE
FEATURING Charlotte Cohn*, Katrina Rose Dideriksen*, Rachel Geisler, Stephanie Israelson, DeAngelo Kearns, Michael Liscio*, Lindsay Moore*, Kimberlee Murray, Kristin Nemecek, Dee Roscioli*, Chris Thorn*, Gwynedd Vetter-Drusch, Imogen Williams, Jessica Wu*
 
Set Design 
/ Cheyenne Sykes & Alex Petersen
 
Lighting Design
/ Elizabeth A. Coco
 
Costume Design / Lux Haac
  
Sound Design
Danny Erdberg & Jeanne Wu
 
Video Design 
Matthew Haber
 
Production Supervisor 
Charles M. Turner III
 
Production Manager 
Timothy Ellis Riley
 
Production Stage Manager 
Ben Andersen*
 
Assistant Stage Manager 
Kaila Hill
 
Dialect Coach 
Joe Goscinksi
  
Music Director, Orchestrations, Arrangements and Additional Music 
Daniel A. Weiss
 

Additional Music John Lee Cooper
 
Choreographer
 JoAnn M. Hunter** & Liz Ramos
 
Director Chris Henry**
 
Photographs courtesy of Russ Rowland
 
*Actors and Stage Manager appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

**Director and Choreographer appearing courtesy of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society