NAHREP Announces Nuevo Latino Tour Featuring its “53 Million & One ®” Original Stage Production
25-City Tour to Feature Jerry Ascencio and Award-Winning Writer-Director-Actor Rick NajeraThe National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals ® (NAHREP) announced a 25-city national tour featuring 53 Million & One, a NAHREP original theatrical performance that tells the story of an immigrant from rural Mexico who comes to the U.S. and succeeds as a real estate entrepreneur to live the American dream. The 25-city national tour, sponsored by Century 21 Real Estate, LLC, kicks off in Houston, Texas on May 14 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
The Nuevo Latino Tour was created and developed by NAHREP, one of the largest Hispanic trade associations in America in association with Rick Najera, one of Hollywood’s most influential entertainment and media professionals, in order to showcase success stories of Latinos in America and the journey of sustainable homeownership through its original stage production of 53 Million & One.
Following the format of Billy Crystal’s “700 Sundays” Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio narrates, assumes multiple characters and leverages his skills as a Mariachi performer to guide audiences through the most impactful events of his extraordinary life. The show highlights the common challenges, experiences and aspirations that bind the 53 million Latinos who call America home.
The tour features the talents of award-winning Broadway and Hollywood veteran Rick Najera, who will share his own insights and experiences as a Nuevo Latino in the media and entertainment industry. Najera will present and define the Latino experience in Hollywood using pieces of his own comic memoir, “Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood.”
“We are excited to share 53 Million & One with audiences from around the country,” said Teresa Palacios-Smith, 2015 NAHREP president. “It is an American story that will move and inspire everyone who sees it.”
The national tour featuring 53 Million & One kicks off on May 14, 2015 and features the following line-up:
May 14 – Zilkha Hall at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts – Houston, TX
May 18 – Stage West Theatre – Fort Worth, TX
May 19 – Stateside Theatre at the Paramount – Austin, TX
May 20 – City Performance Hall – Dallas, TX
May 21 – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts – San Antonio, TX
The Nuevo Latino Tour will travel to California in June and throughout the U.S. for the remainder of 2015. Tour dates to be announced soon. For current show dates, tickets, sponsorship opportunities or more information, visit www.nuevolatinotours.com.
The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, a nonprofit 501(c) 6 trade association, is dedicated to advancing sustainable homeownership among Latinos by educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve them. NAHREP is the premier trade organization for Hispanics and has more than 20,000 members in 48 states and 35 affiliate chapters.
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