This allegorical rock musical weaves a tale of senseless violence, heart wrenching despair and resurgence of the human spirit. In New York, love blooms between a woman who has had to flee from an abusive husband and a budding rock musician whose mother was slain by street hoodlums. The lovers' developing relationship engenders an atmosphere of renewed optimism until urban violence erupts again, changing lives forever. The show ends with a cry for peace and hope.
"Endearing and enjoyable... You'll leave buoyed up by the infectious tunefulness, gusto and life enhancing merriment. The tunes - and there are many of them - are lively and lilting, ear tickling and foot stomping." - The New Yorker
New York Rock premiered at the WPA Theatre in New York City in March 1994 under the direction of Phillip Oesterman.