NEW YORK — “Felix Starro” — the first Filipino-American made off-Broadway musical – is making a big buzz in New York City’s theater world.
It is the first-time-ever a musical created by Filipino Americans is presented off-Broadway.
The history-making musical follows the story of a character named “Felix Starro” – a famous and favorite faith healer for the stars and politicians in the Philippines, who hit rock bottom in the 80s.
The musical presents a story of faith, family, love, betrayal and what it means to be undocumented in America.
“It deals with becoming undocumented immigrants, it’s so relevant especially now,” says writer Jessica Hagedorn.
New York’s avid Broadway/musical theater fans are not always easy to impress but for some, Felix Starro delivered on opening night.
“It’s completely unique, but also totally universal and accessible, but so specific.”
“It was an entire story in a world that I knew nothing about but felt so at home in.”
“We as theater people only hope that this will find a wide and appreciative audience, especially right now in the U.S.”
For audience members, this first musical by Fil-Ams ever presented off-Broadway is relevant in today’s society.
Felix Starro is now playing at the Theater Row NYC until September 21st.