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What a strange and beautiful week in Rio de Janeiro, seeing Yank! in Portuguese, meeting the cast, being stunned by their talent and charm onstage and off....and seeing a different culture embrace a story that feels at once deeply American and, in its own way, universal.
Also I gave a public interview and lecture on the American Musical in Portuguese. Was I perfect? Absolutely not. Was I sweating throughout Yes. But I did it and felt incredibly welcomed. And it was my birthday. Unforgettable!
Plus we're getting raves. Check them out below if you read Portuguese! xDavid
- "The Most Courageous Show in Rio This Season!" Review by Rodrigo Fonseca!
- "With a sensitive story, with a touch of humor, even if it is set in times of horror, such as WWII, "Yank! - The Musical "...offers us with its inspired dramaturgy and music, its choreographies and its actors a small symbolizing image of the indefatigable battle of those who fight the darkness of ignorance and the nefarious prejudice." Review by Paulo Ruch!
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