RIO UPHILL - A New Musical
Written by Juliana Pedroso and Matt Gurren
Music by Matt Gurren and Nanny Assis
Lyrics by Matt Gurren
A chance encounter on New Year’s Eve brings together Daniel, a young man from the wealthy neighborhood of Leblon and Miguel, born and raised in the favela of Morro do Lado. Daniel bails Miguel out of jail in exchange for the chance to experience “the real Rio” in Miguel’s neighborhood. The show was a 2021 Richard Rodgers Award finalist, presented Off-Broadway in 2020 in The York Theatre Company’s Developmental Reading Series and in the 2019 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop led by Stephen Schwartz.