Ching Valdes Aran News

La MaMa Opens 53rd Season with TEMPEST 3, Begin. 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

La MaMa - the world-renowned theatre complex in the heart of New York City's East Village - today announced the cast for its first production of its 53rd Season entitled "LA MAMA EARTH," featuring works that raise awareness of world ecology and social justice both locally and globally. The centerpiece will be three diverse, international productions and adaptations of William Shakepeare's The Tempest from the US, Korea and Italy. All performances will be at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 East 4th Street, between Bowery & 2nd Avenue). (more...)

Ma-Yi Theater Company to Pay Tribute to David Merrick at Gala Benefit, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The late impresario David Merrick will be celebrated at the Gala Benefit marking the 25th anniversary of the Ma-Yi Theater Company - one of the nation's leading Asian American theater troupes - on Monday, March 24 at 6 pm the Hudson Theater (145 W. 44 St.) in Manhattan, it has been announced by Jorge Ortoll, the company's executive director. (more...)

John Jesurun's CHANG IN A VOID MOON Set for Incubator Arts Project this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

John Jesurun's legendary 'living film serial', Chang in a Void Moon, returns to New York at the Incubator Arts Project this March-April with new episodes 59, 60 and 61. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Classic Stage Company's A MAN'S A MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Classic Stage Company presents A MAN'S A MAN, directed by Brian Kulick and featuring a new score and new songs by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. This production continues CSC's exploration of the works of Bertolt Brecht, which began in 2011 with the sold-out production of Galileo and was followed by last season's The Caucasian Chalk Circle (on which Kulick and Sheik also collaborated). The cast features Justin VivIan Bond(Widow Begbick) are Jason Babinsky (Polly Baker), Gibson Frazier (Galy Gay), Martin Moran (Uriah Shelley), Steven Skybell (Jesse Mahoney), Stephen Spinella (Bloody Five), Ching Valdes-Aran (Mr. Wang) and Allan K. Washington (Ensemble). The official opening night is Thursday, January 30. A MAN'S A MAN will play a limited engagement through February 16. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tonight's Performance of CSC's A MAN'S A MAN Cancelled Due to Cast Injury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

This evening's performance of Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's A MAN'S A MAN has been cancelled due to an injury last night to cast member Bill Buell (Jeraiah Jip). Buell sustained a fractured ankle while off-stage early in the first act due to a mechanical malfunction involving a ballast weight for a garage door which is part of the show's set design. As there is no understudy for the role, the remainder of last evening's performance had to be cancelled as well as tonight's performance while a replacement actor is found. CSC hopes to resume performances tomorrow. (more...)

First Listen To Duncan Sheik's Adaptation Of Brecht's A MAN'S A MAN
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 07, 2014

A first listen to the score composed by Tony Award-winning SPRING AWAKENING composer Duncan Sheik for the new Off-Broadway adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's seminal A MAN'S A MAN is now available to peruse. (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Bill Buell, Gibson Frazier & More to Join Justin Vivian Bond in Classic Stage Company's A MAN'S A MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, has announced complete casting today for its upcoming new production of Bertolt Brecht's A MAN'S A MAN, which begins performances Friday, January 10 at CSC (136 East 13thStreet). A MAN'S A MAN will be directed by Brian Kulick and features a new score and new songs by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. This production continues CSC's exploration of the works of Bertolt Brecht, which began in 2011 with the sold-out production of Galileoand was followed by last season's The Caucasian Chalk Circle (on which Kulick and Sheik also collaborated). Joining previously announcedJustin Vivian Bond (Widow Begbick) are Jason Babinsky (Polly Baker), Bill Buell (Jeraiah Jip), Gibson Frazier (Galy Gay), Martin Moran (Uriah Shelley), Steven Skybell (Jesse Mahoney), Stephen Spinella (Bloody Five), Ching Valdes-Aran (Mr. Wang) and Allan K. Washington (Ensemble). The official opening night is Thursday, January 30. A MAN'S A MAN will play a limited engagement through February 16. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Sep 15, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 15, 2013 - Sunday, September 15, 2013. (more...)

Bobby Lopez, Jose Llana Named TOFA-NY Nominees
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 15, 2013

Tony Award winner Bobby Lopez ("Book of Mormon," "Avenue Q") and Broadway actor Jose Llana ("…Spelling Bee," "Here Lies Love"), alongside fellow theater actors with Filipino ethnicity Ching Valdes-Aran ("Smash," "Flipzoids") and Brian Jose ("Miss Saigon," "Imelda"), are nominated for this year's The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards, whose awarding ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 26. (more...)

2G: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN Set for Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Victor Maog, Artistic Director of Second Generation (2g), a theatre company that puts Asian-American stories on the world stage, announced today that over 30 multi-ethnic artists will be featured in 2G: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN, which will play Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, tonight, June 24, at 7pm. The event celebrates SECOND GENERATION (2g)'s 2012-13 season and introduces its commissioned writers. (more...)

2G: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN Set for Joe's Pub, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Victor Maog, Artistic Director of Second Generation (2g), a theatre company that puts Asian-American stories on the world stage, announced today that over 30 multi-ethnic artists will be featured in 2G: SIXTEEN GOING ON SEVENTEEN, which will play Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street,on Monday, June 24, at 7pm. The event celebrates SECOND GENERATION (2g)'s 2012-13 season and introduces its commissioned writers. (more...)

2g's COMMUNITY VOICES: THE NEXT GENDERASIAN Set for La MaMa Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Victor Maog, newly appointed Artistic Director of Second Generation (2g), announces the first public performance of 2g's new initiative: Community Voices, a ground-breaking vehicle for unheard new writers, supporting vital perspectives and urgent stories about the Asian-American experience. It is presented in association with La MaMa. (more...)

2g's COMMUNITY VOICES: THE NEXT GENDERASIAN Set for La MaMa, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2013

Victor Maog, newly appointed Artistic Director of Second Generation (2g), announces the first public performance of 2g's new initiative: Community Voices, a ground-breaking vehicle for unheard new writers, supporting vital perspectives and urgent stories about the Asian-American experience. It is presented in association with La MaMa. (more...)

Story of Hiroshima Survivor IS IT ALREADY DUSK? to Premiere at Irondale Center, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Irondale Center co-present the World Premiere of IS IT ALREADY DUSK?, a new movement theater piece by Joan Evans and Harry Rubeck based on a true story. Performances begin previews February 21 at Irondale Center with opening set for Tuesday, February 26. (more...)

Story of Hiroshima Survivor IS IT ALREADY DUSK? Premieres at Irondale Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Irondale Center co-present the World Premiere of IS IT ALREADY DUSK?, a new movement theater piece by Joan Evans and Harry Rubeck based on a true story. Performances begin previews tonight, February 21 at Irondale Center with opening set for Tuesday, February 26. (more...)

IS IT ALREADY DUSK? Begins Tonight at Irondale Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Irondale Center co-present the World Premiere of IS IT ALREADY DUSK?, a new movement theater piece by Joan Evans and Harry Rubeck based on a true story. Performances begin previews February 21 at Irondale Center with opening set for Tuesday, February 26. (more...)

Story of Hiroshima Survivor IS IT ALREADY DUSK? to Premiere at Irondale Center, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Irondale Center co-present the World Premiere of IS IT ALREADY DUSK?, a new movement theater piece by Joan Evans and Harry Rubeck based on a true story. Performances begin previews February 21 at Irondale Center with opening set for Tuesday, February 26. (more...)

IS IT ALREADY DUSK? Begins 2/20 at Irondale Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Irondale Center co-present the World Premiere of IS IT ALREADY DUSK?, a new physical theater piece by Joan Evans and Harry Rubeck based on a true story. Performances begin previews February 20 at Irondale Center with opening set for Tuesday, February 26. (more...)

Philippine Center Gallery Opens CHING VALDES-ARAN: NEW AND SELECTED WORK Exhibition, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2012

Obie-award winning stage, TV and film actor, and accomplished director, Ching Valdes-Aran, presents a solo exhibition of her paintings for the first time in the United States. Entitled CHING VALDES-ARAN: NEW AND SELECTED WORK, the exhibition will be on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. The Philippine Center Gallery is located at 556 Fifth Avenue, between West 45th and 46th Streets. An artist's reception will take place on Monday October 22 from 6 to 9 pm. (more...)

Philippine Center Gallery Opens CHING VALDES-ARAN: NEW AND SELECTED WORK Exhibition, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

Obie-award winning stage, TV and film actor, and accomplished director, Ching Valdes-Aran, presents a solo exhibition of her paintings for the first time in the United States. Entitled CHING VALDES-ARAN: NEW AND SELECTED WORK, the exhibition will be on view at the Philippine Center Gallery in New York City from today, October 22 through November 2nd, 2012. The Philippine Center Gallery is located at 556 Fifth Avenue, between West 45th and 46th Streets. An artist's reception will take place on Monday October 22 from 6 to 9 pm. (more...)

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