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Genya Ravan and Chris Henry's Cheesecake Girl to Get Benefit Performance

Royal Family Productions’ Chris Henry also directs.

Genya Ravan will star in her musical Cheesecake Girl.
Genya Ravan will star in her musical Cheesecake Girl.

Royal Family Productions will begin the 2014-15 season with an Emerging Artist Program benefit presentation of Cheesecake Girl, with music and lyrics by Genya Ravan, book and direction by RFP’s Chris Henry, and musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss. Selections from the musical will be presented on October 5 and 6 at Royal Family’s home in Times Square at the American Globe Theatre.

Before 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," faces grief, poverty, abuse, and loss of identity and eventually forges her own path to founding Goldie and The Gingerbreads.

Along with Genya Ravan, Cheesecake Girl stars RFP's 2014-2015 Emerging Artist Kristin Nemecek as Goldie, Charlotte Cohn, and Victor Verhaeghe. The remaining cast and creative team will be announced shortly.

RFP’s Emerging Artist Program is in its fourth year, the Emerging Artist Program has been developed to advance the next generation of artists by helping them explore their creative identity and foster their growth by nurturing strong ties between themselves and more established artists.

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