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Meet the Creatives Behind “La canción”


Did you catch the last post about our 2016-2017 season? We mentioned the premiere of “La canción: El muscial” coming to our stage on September 23rd, 2016 and per usual, we want you to know a little about the master minds that have been working behind the scenes on this production!

Remember if you get your tickets to see “La canción” now you can enjoy a 30% off!

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Cándido Tirado (Playwright): Tirado is a  four-time winner of the New York Foundation of the Arts Playwright Fellowship. He is the co-founder along with his wife, Carmen Rivera, of Educational Play Production, which tours public schools presenting social issues oriented plays concerning the inner city youth. His plays include: Fish Men (Steingberg nominated/4 Jeff nominations), Momma’s Boyz (chosen as “Chicago Top Ten” play by Huffington Post), First Class (Urban Theater Company and Theater on the Lake Festival), Two Diamonds, The Kid Next Door, Hey There Black Cat, Abuelo, The Missing Colors of The Rainbow, And the Pursuit of Happiness. He co-wrote with Carmen Rivera, The Life and Music of Celia Cruz which premiered and had a 9-month run at New World Stage and was also performed in Chicago’s Athenaeum Theater, Tenerife, Miami and La Bellas Artes in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

He has produced numerous plays which include: King Without a Castle, Checking out, First Class (The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater), The Barber Shop, Momma’s Boyz (Repertorio Español), The Missteps of a Salsa Dancer, From Dating to Death in Five Easy Steps, Ilka: The Dream, Some People Have All The Luck (National Theater of theDominican Republic and New York), Heart Stopping Sex (Soho Rep.).


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Vico C (Music Composer): Puerto Rican rapper and songwriter also referred to as “El Filosofo” is considered one of the founding fathers of the urban music genre. Vico C is a two-time Latin Grammy winner, and has played an influential role in the urban music movement in Latin America.

He has collaborated with a wide range of artist and has experienced lots of success in his career around the world. He is currently working on his autobiographical movie “Vico C: La Vida del Filósofo” which is set to air in December of 2016.



Edward Torres (Director): Torres holds a B.A. in Theatre from Roosevelt University and an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia College Chicago. He is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Wesleyan University. He possesses 18 years of production experience and is the co-founder and former artistic director of Teatro Vista. He was the recipient of the 2010 Arts Artist Award and was featured as guest director at the 2011 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference.

His directing credits include: Water by the Spoonful (Old Globe Theatre), Quiara Alegría Hudes’s The Happiest Song Plays Last (Goodman Theatre), Kristoffer Diaz’s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Victory Gardens Theater; produced in association with Teatro Vista), which was named Best Play of 2009 by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Time Out Chicago; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and earned Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Production and Best Director. Torres recently directed Macbeth (The Public’s Mobile Shakespeare Unit) and has directed subsequent productions Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre (2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play and Obie Award for Best New American Play) and at Geffen Playhouse to critical acclaim.



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2016-2017 Season at Repertorio!

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We have reached the end of our 2015-2016 season and what a great season its been! We add to our list of accomplishments the premiere of Mario Vargas-Llosa’s romantic-comedy “La tía Julia y el escribidor” which was reviewed by the New York Times and was deemed a New York Times Critics’ Pick.

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Olga Pericet Mosaico April 2016. Photo by Michael Palma



By popular demand, we had Olga Pericet not once this season but twice and as expected she rocked the stage with her amazing talent and impeccable footwork–oh and let’s not forget those outfits!






This season we also had the privilege to present the Metlife Nuestras Voces 2014 National Playwright Competition winning play “Señorita 744890” which was wonderfully written and counted with incredible talent. Last but certainly not least, we finished the season strong and with lots of laughter with Jordi Galcerán’s comedy “Burundanga”.

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Txemi Parra as Manel in Burundanga May 2016. Photo by Michael Palma.


La canción by Candido Tirado premiering September 23, 2016.

As we reminisce on this great season we are also filled with excitement and anticipation for what is ahead.

We kick things off with a musical by Cándido Tirado titled “La canción” which counts with the musical talents of Latin Grammy winner Vico C, in addition we’ll be premiering an adaptation of Julia Alvarez’s novel “En el nombre de Salomé”.

We  continue our partnership with the MetLife Foundation and will premiere the 2015 Nuestras Voces National Playwright Competition winning play “Blindspot”. Since comedy is always welcomed at Repertorio the Argentinian hilarious play “La fiaca” will join our repertoire this upcoming season. Needless to say, Saulo Garcia remains on our stage and Olga Pericet returns summer 2017!





Without a doubt, we have an amazing season ahead of us and we can’t wait to share all the new productions and performances with our audience.  We hope that you’ve enjoyed this past season with us and will continue to join and support us in our efforts to showcase great Spanish theatre.

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Summer Fridays At Repertorio


Escape the heat and plan your Fridays with a visit to Repertorio! This summer when you visit our theater on Fridays you’ll be able to enjoy amazing shows for a discounted fee!

Use code SUMMER29 to get regular tickets for $29 or code SUMMER40 to get premium tickets for just $40!

Get your tickets online now:

Take advantage of Summer Fridays and come see these great productions!


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By Carmen Rivera
Directed by René Buch

The longest running Off-Broadway play with 20 years in repertory.

“ ‘La gringa’ is the story of a young woman from New York who goes to Puerto Rico in search of her extended family. When she finds them, the complicated misperceptions that develop on all sides unfold in comic dialogue that arouses constant shouts of laughter and bursts of applause…” – The New York Times

Friday, July 29, 2016 8:00 PM



By Garbiel Garcia Marquez
Adapted by Caridad Svich
Directed by Jose Zayas

Gabriel García Márquez’s epic tale in which a secret love must stand the test of time.

Friday, August 5th, 2016 – 8:00 PM

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By Carlos Ferrari
Directed by Jose Zayas

An over-the-top comedy about the whims and pretensions of a family desperate to climb the social ladder. Full of humor, eccentric characters, and unexpected twists and turns, “La nena se casa” is a comedy about a wedding where the groom is the worst nightmare of the father-of-the-bride.

Friday, August 12, 2016 – 8:00 PM

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By Caridad Svich
Based on a novel by Julia Alvarez
Directed Jose Zayas

The Mirabal sisters stood up to one of history’s most notorious dictators and this on-stage adaptation brings these national heroines back to life.

Friday, August 19th, 2016 – 8:00 PM

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By Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by Andres Zambrano

Gossip and ageism nip at the marriage of a mismatched couple in Federico García Lorca’s rare comedy.

Friday, August 26, 2016 – 8:00 PM


PLEASE NOTE: Valid only for performances and dates listed above.  Discounts are not valid on previous purchases and can not be combined with other offers or discount codes. One code per transaction. Subject to availability. 

All photos by Michael Palma. 

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Repertorio Español held its annual gala on June 7th,2016 to raise funds for its large arts-in-education program, ¡DIGNIDAD! The evening honored Telemundo for its commitment to the Hispanic community and Board Member Horacio Herzberg for his dedication to theater and Repertorio Español. The night consisted of a performance of Repertorio’s new production Burundanga by Jordi Galcerán, followed by a dinner at the award winning restaurant I Trulli on West 27th Street.

Board member Laura Brillembourg-Osio and husband Miguel Osio

Board member Laura Brillembourg-Osio and husband Miguel Osio

Honoree Horacio Herzberg and actress Ana Margarita Martinez Casado

Honoree Horacio Herzberg and actress Ana Margarita Martinez Casado

The evening raised a record-breaking $200,000 to benefit the company’s impressive arts-in-education program which reaches over 16,000 a year in the tri-state area, many of whom are from undeserved communities.


"Resident" Rene Pérez and wife Soledad Fandiño

“Residente” Rene Pérez and wife Soledad Fandiño

"Burundanga" cast member (Txemi Parra, Soraya Padro, Zulema Clares and Luis Carlos de la Lombana) with Production Manager Fernando Then and Director Leyma López

“Burundanga” cast members (Txemi Parra, Soraya Padrao, Zulema Clares and Luis Carlos de la Lombana) with Production Manager Fernando Then and Director Leyma López

Additionally, as part of our Gala Celebration Repertorio is holding a silent auction for two premium tickets to watch the Broadway hit musical Hamilton!

The winning bid will receive, Two (2) front orchestra seats to Hamilton between September

12th, 2016 and October 13th, 2016. Some date restrictions apply.

Value: $1,000 per ticket

Bid Starts: $500.00

Ends:  July 7th, 2016 at 11:59pm

Premium tickets to "HAMILTON"

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's transformation of Ron Chernow's biography, Hamilton, into a hip-hop musical is taking the world by storm. At the center of this groundbreaking new musical is the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, whose ambition drove him from the position of Caribbean outsider and bastard child to American war hero and George Washington's right-hand man. In the process, Alexander Hamilton powerfully shaped American as we have come to know it -- and gave us all a template for what it means to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and realize the American Dream. This exploration of Hamilton's political mastermind is being called "the most exciting and significant musical of the decade." David Brooks of the New York Times declared seeing HAMILTON to be "one of the most exhilarating experiences I've had in the theatre." With heart, humor, and respect, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical breathes vibrant, colorful life into this story of America's founding fathers.

Going for $3,010.00

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All Photos by Michael Palma. 

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Photos: “Burundanga” Premiere Weekend

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“Burundanga” was such a success this weekend we can’t help but to share some photos of the premiere weekend taken by Michael Palma! If you weren’t able to see it, you still have a chance to enjoy it this weekend. For tickets visit our website 

"Burundanga" - Txemi Parra (Manel) and Zulema Clares (Berta)

“Burundanga” – Txemi Parra (Manel) and Zulema Clares (Berta)

Soraya Padrao (Silvia), Zulema Clares (Berta), German Jaramillo (Tio Jaime) Luis Carlos de la Lombana (Gorka)

Soraya Padrao (Silvia), Zulema Clares (Berta), German Jaramillo (Tio Jaime) Luis Carlos de la Lombana (Gorka)

Soraya Padrao, Zulema Clares and Luis Carlos de la Lombana

Soraya Padrao, Zulema Clares and Luis Carlos de la Lombana

Txemi Parra, Zulema Clares, German Jaramillo and Luis Carlos de la Lombana

Txemi Parra, Zulema Clares, German Jaramillo and Luis Carlos de la Lombana

All photos by Michael Palma.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Repertorio Español!

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Without a doubt moms wear many hats! Sometimes they are stern like Bernarda Alba in La casa de Bernarda Alba and other times they are sweet and tender like Santiago Nasar’s mother in Cronica de una muerte anunciada. Regardless of what version of mom we have on a given day, we all love those super hero ladies, which is why we couldn’t let Mother’s Day go unnoticed at Repertorio Español. Francisco Gattorno will be back to brighten up the weekend in Doña Flor y sus dos maridos” and in case you haven’t read already, moms will receive a FREE Repertorio Español tote bag on Sunday, May 8th!

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For tickets visit our website by clicking the link: 

See you there!

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PHOTOS: Repertorio Español Celebrates Miguel de Cervantes

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This year marks Miguel de Cervantes’ 400th anniversary and to celebrate Cervantes, Repertorio Español partnered with the Consulate General of Spain in New York to honor “The Prince of Wits”! This event took place on Tuesday April 26, 2016 and was filled with music, dance, a short reading of  Cervantes’ Los habladores and of course a special appearance by Don Quijote and Sancho Panza.

Check out some of Michael Palma’s amazing photos of the cocktail party!

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Juan José Herrera De La Muela (Consulate General of Spain) with Executive Producer Robert Federico (Repertorio Español)

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Board member Horacio Herzberg with Don Quijote (Gerardo Gudiño)

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Live flamenco music!

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Olga Pericet with Repertorio Español’s financial manager Nieves Vásquez

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Left to right: Txemi Parra, Zulema Clares, Soraya Padrao and Raul Duran

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Live music by “La Bruja” (Caridad De La Luz)

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Don Quijote (Gerardo Gudiño) and Sancho Panza (Mario Mattei) make their guest appearance to celebrate Cervantes!

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