The Joy Luck Club

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Julia Miles Theatre (New York, NY)
424 W. 55th St.
New York, NY
Running Time
2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission
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Tisa Chang directs The Joy Luck Club. "Set in San Francisco in the 1980s, four Mahjong-playing mothers from different provinces in China and their relationships with their American-born daughters. This re-envisioning," according to press notes, "captures the historical sweep and operatic grandeur of feudal China and the dynamic pulse of modern America."

BWW Reviews: Chess champion Garry Kasparov Matches Wits with IBM Computer Deep Blue in THE MACHINE
by Jonathan Mandell - Sep 9, 2013

The play turns the story of the 1997 chess match between the world's number one chess player and a computer into a nearly mechanical bio-drama masquerading as a gladiator sport, staged at the cavernous Park Avenue Armory with arena seating , mock Jumbotron video projections and sports commentators, We learn less about chess or computers than one might have expected. (more...)

Staged Adaptation of THE JOY LUCK CLUB Set for Gallo Center, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

First came the critically acclaimed novel by Amy Tan. Then came the equally praised film. Now comes the stage version of 'The Joy Luck Club,' which is at the Gallo Center for the Arts for one performance only on Friday, October 11, at 8 pm. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Presents SHANGHAI LIL'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2011

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, the East Coast's premier producer of Asian-American theatre, will launch their 35th season this fall with a new production of Shanghai Lil's. (more...)

The Joy Luck Club Opens in San Bernardino 10/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

Four young Chinese-American women and their mothers explore their past -- and their present -- in Amy Tan's best-selling novel 'The Joy Luck Club,' on stage Oct. 21-23 at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. Fourth St. (more...)

We Hear You! Nominate your Favourites for the first BroadwayWorld.com Philippines Awards
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 20, 2011

Needless to say, we value your opinion. Thus, on our third year as a regional site of BWW, we've previously announced that we're accepting nominations for the first BWW Philippines Awards, an award-giving program that allows you to nominate and vote for your favourite musicals, straight plays, and stage personalities that made the 13-month eligibility period from September 2010 to October 2011. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Presents SHANGHAI LIL'S
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, the East Coast's premier producer of Asian-American theatre, will launch their 35th season this fall with a new production of Shanghai Lil's. (more...)

The Joy Luck Club Opens in San Bernardino 10/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

Four young Chinese-American women and their mothers explore their past -- and their present -- in Amy Tan's best-selling novel 'The Joy Luck Club,' on stage Oct. 21-23 at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. Fourth St. (more...)

Singapore Brings More Than 80 Titles Covering Some 400 Hours of Factual, Drama and Animation Content to MIPCOM 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

SINGAPORE, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will lead a delegation of 24 Singapore media companies to MIPCOM 2013 held in Cannes from 7 - 10 October 2013. This marks Singapore's 13th expedition to one of the world's largest audiovisual and digital content markets, which is expected to attract over 13,000 participants from more than 100 countries this year. (more...)

BWW Phils. Awards' Nominees Lauchengco, Glorioso, Tañada et. al. Win Big at Aliw Awards
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 9, 2011

BroadwayWorld (BWW) Philippines Awards' nominees Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Best Leading Actress [Musical] for 'Next to Normal'); Jay Glorioso (Best Leading Actress [Play] for 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore'); Vince Tañada (Best Direction of a Musical and Best Leading Actor [Musical] for 'Cory ng EDSA'); Frances Makil Ignacio (Best Actress in a Featured Role [Play] for 'The Joy Luck Club'); and 'Cory ng EDSA' (Best Musical) were big winners at the 24th Aliw Awards, an award-giving body that recognizes excellence among Filipino practitioners in the fields of theater, opera, dance, live vocal performance, and instrumental performance. (more...)

2011 BWW Philippines Awards Reveal Nominees
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 3, 2011

Congratulations to BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) Philippines Awards' nominees, whose names are below, and were shortlisted from around 500 nomination entries sent from October 6 to 31. (more...)

BWW Philippines Awards Update 11/21 - Vote Now!
by BWW - Nov 22, 2011

Voting is now well underway for the 2011 Philippines Awards and here is the latest update! Now, it's time for you to get out and vote for your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Philippines Award. No time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday November 21, 2011. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Presents SHANGHAI LIL'S
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2011

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, the East Coast's premier producer of Asian-American theatre, will launch their 35th season this fall with a new production of Shanghai Lil's. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Presents SHANGHAI LIL'S
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2011

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, the East Coast's premier producer of Asian-American theatre, will launch their 35th season this fall with a new production of Shanghai Lil's. (more...)

Journey of The Bonesetter's Daughter Screened On PBS 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2011

JOURNEY OF THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER follows the creation of the San Francisco Opera's celebrated production of The Bonesetter's Daughter, composed by Stewart Wallace with a libretto by Amy Tan and based on her bestselling book of the same name. (more...)

Photo Flash: DOJOJI: THE MAN INSIDE THE BELL Celebrates Opening at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre continues its 36th Anniversary Season in tribute to Japan with the world premiere production of Ernest Abuba's DOJOJI: THE MAN INSIDE THE BELL, now through June 9, 2013 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd St.). The production is directed by Pan Asian Rep's Artistic Producing Director, Tisa Chang and choreography is by Sachiyo Ito. BroadwayWorld has photos from May 23rd's opening night festivities below! (more...)

DUST STORM and SPIRIT & SWORDED TREKS Launch TEA's First Season at Vintage Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

In the summer of 2012, while celebrating the success of Vintage Theater's production of 'The Joy Luck Club,' cast mates Tria Xiong and Maria Cheng sparked an idea for a new venture. After a glass of wine [or two], they realized with utter certainty, the need for an Asian American company in Colorado's theater climate, and thus, like all great wine-induced ideas, Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) was born. (more...)

East West Players' 45th Anniversary Visionary Awards Honors Harry Shum Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2011

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, celebrates its 45th Anniversary with its glamorous Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction, and salutes those who have raised the visibility of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through their artistic excellence and support of the Asian Pacific American performing arts. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin, Ben Vereen, Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince and More Highlight Eisemann Center Presents' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Eisemann Center and the City of Richardson announced the 2014-2015 Season of Eisemann Center Presents (ECP) at the Annual Season Preview Party on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The season will include the popular Theatre Comedy Series with four productions and 23 performances; the Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series with five productions and Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations with a total of four concerts. In addition, there are eight MainStage Shows featuring a diverse mix of programming and artistic disciplines. Some of the more popular productions and artists from the past twelve years are returning to join the season - Mandy Patinkin, Steve Solomon, the Paul Taylor Dance Company and The Church Basement Ladies. They will be joined by some outstanding new artists and shows for the Eisemann Center, including Ben Vereen, Darlene Love, Dennis DeYoung, Arlo Guthrie, Taylor Mac, Andrea McArdle, Faith Prince, Donna McKechnie, and Maureen McGovern. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pan Asian Rep Introduces THREE TREES Company; Show to Open at West End Theater, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2013

On Wednesday, February 27, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Tisa Chang, introduced the cast and creative team of Three Trees, a world premiere production that explores Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti's relationship with his muse, Japanese Existentialist Isaku Yanaihara. The special presentation was held at the residence of Ambassador Francois Barras, the Consul General of Switzerland in New York. BroadwayWorld has photos from the special presentation below! (more...)

AARP Celebrates Remarkable Baby Boom Generation with Documentary Film, Book and National Museum Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

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Lovitz, Ruckdashel, McGill, Set For DGA Grand Fest
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

The 1st Annual 'New York Digital Short Film Festival' Hosted at the Director's Guild of America, NYC, will be broadcast LIVE on THEVIENETWORK.com for paying members. (more...)

Tom Hardy, Adam Arkin To Show At NY Digital SHort Film Fest at DGA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Tom Hardy, Adam Arkin, Jesse Spencer, John Michael Higgins and Carla Gugino are among other prominent actors to grace the silver screen at the 1st Annual 'New York Digital Short Film Festival' Hosted at the Director's Guild of America, NYC, also broadcast LIVE on THEVIENETWORK.com for paying members…and Mr. Hardy's shockingly brilliant performance in Greg Williams' Auto-biographical debut short, 'Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother' stuns the World. (more...)

1ST ANNUAL NEW YORK DIGITAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Begins
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

THE 1ST ANNUAL NEW YORK DIGITAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, celebrating innovation in digital filmmaking through an exciting lineup of work crafted by filmmakers who exhibit excellence in directing, writing, and cinematography. (more...)

1ST ANNUAL NEW YORK DIGITAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Begins
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2011

THE 1ST ANNUAL NEW YORK DIGITAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, celebrating innovation in digital filmmaking through an exciting lineup of work crafted by filmmakers who exhibit excellence in directing, writing, and cinematography. (more...)

HEART SONG Extends Through 8/25 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Heart Song, the newest comedy/drama from Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist, Cyrano), will extend at the Fountain Theatre through August 25. (more...)

Anna Fishbeyn's MY STUBBORN TONGUE to Play New Ohio Theatre, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

New Ohio Theatre presents XO Feminist Productions' MY STUBBORN TONGUE written and performed by Anna Fishbeyn ('Sex in Mommyville') directed by Scott Klavan ('Irena's Vow') with performances beginning August 6 prior to an official press opening of August 8 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, inside the landmark Archive Building, between Greenwich Street and Washington Street in the West Village). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tria Xiong, Artistic Director of the All-Asian Company, Theatre Esprit Asia in Denver
by Michael Mulhern - Jul 9, 2013

We speak with the talented Tria Xiong, the creative talent behind the first all- Asian theatre company here in Denver on the hurdles and successes of this unique company! (more...)

Bookworks' IT'S ABOUT BOOKS For January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Without a doubt Alexandra Fuller is one of my most favorite authors. Her first book, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, is a delightfully funny yet poignant backward look at her childhood in Africa. The latest,Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness, is, at first glance a charming, delightfully funny account of her mother's life as a child when she was growing up in Africa. Fuller never loses her sense of humor and there are numerous chuckle out loud moments where she uses her mother's own words to paint for us an undeniably brilliant picture of just who her mother is and what is important to her. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents World Premiere of STAND-OFF AT HWY #37, 2/28-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Native Voices at the Autry continues its vital role as the country's only equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing the work of Native American playwrights with the world premiere Equity production of Stand-Off at HWY #37 by Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora*), directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, featuring 16 performances running from Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 16, 2014 (previews Wednesday and Thursday, February 26-27) at the Wells Fargo Theater. Illustrating Native Voices' deep commitment to nurturing new works and seeing them fully realized, this production is the culmination of a pivotal, twelve-month development process that has included long-term dramaturgical support, extensive workshop opportunities and invaluable collaboration with a team of theatre professionals. (more...)

2011 BWW Philippines Awards Winners Announced!
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 21, 2012

After an intense internal auditing process, the results are in for the 2011 BroadwayWorld (BWW) Philippines Awards! (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre to Present THREE TREES, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Tisa Chang, will introduce the cast and creative team of Three Trees, a world premiere production that explores Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti's relationship with his muse, Japanese Existentialist Isaku Yanaihara. The special presentation will be at the residence of Ambassador Francois Barras, the Consul General of Switzerland in New York, from 6 to 8PM. (more...)

Native Voices at the Autry Presents World Premiere of STAND-OFF AT HWY #37, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Native Voices at the Autry continues its vital role as the country's only equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing the work of Native American Playwrights with the world premiere Equity production of Stand-Off at HWY #37 by Vickie Ramirez (Tuscarora*), directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, featuring 16 performances running from tonight, February 28 to Sunday, March 16, 2014 (previews Wednesday and Thursday, February 26-27) at the Wells Fargo Theater. (more...)

Featured Performer of the Week: Celeste Den
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 27, 2013

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present its latest feature series: The Performer of the Week! Get to know these amazing talents as they share a bit about themselves, their work and life! Today, we introduce you to Celeste Den currently on stage in the Broadway International Tour of David Henry Hwang's 'Chinglish' at South Coast Repertory. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep Announces 36th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, under the artistic direction of Tisa Chang, will celebrate its 36th Anniversary Season in tribute to Japan with the world premiere production of Alvin Eng's THREE TREES, a new play that explores Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti's relationship with his muse, Japanese Existentialist Isaku Yanaihara, March 23 - April 14, 2013 at the West End Theatre, 263 West 86th Street, 2nd floor. The production's official opening will be on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:30PM. Ernest Abuba directs. (more...)

BWW Philippines Awards Update 12/9 - Have You Voted?
by BWW - Dec 5, 2011

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Philippines Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Philippines Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday December 05, 2011. (more...)

Tenure Cut Short: Lauchengco-Yulo Steps Down as Assoc. Director of Rep
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 4, 2012

Repertory Philippines bids goodbye to its associate artistic director for three seasons, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo. (more...)

BWW Philippines Awards Update 12/28 - Voting Ends 12/31!
by BWW - Dec 28, 2011

It's almost over! There's just THREE days of voting remaining for the 2011 Philippines Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Philippines Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday December 26, 2011. Voting ends at midnight on 12/31 so time is running out. (more...)

BWW Philippines Awards Update 12/20 - TWO Weeks Left!
by BWW - Dec 20, 2011

There's just TWO short weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Philippines Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Philippines Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday December 19, 2011. Voting ends at midnight on 12/31 so time is running out. (more...)

BWW Philippines Awards Update 12/13 - Have You Voted?
by BWW - Dec 13, 2011

There's just a few weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Philippines Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Philippines Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday December 12, 2011. (more...)

BWW Philippines Awards Update 11/29 - Have You Voted?
by BWW - Dec 1, 2011

There's just 4 weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Philippines Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Philippines Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Tuesday November 29, 2011. (more...)

HEART SONG Extends Through 8/25 at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

Heart Song, the newest comedy/drama from Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist, Cyrano), will extend at the Fountain Theatre through August 25. (more...)

Theatre Esprit Asia Begins Inaugural Season 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

In the summer of 2012, while celebrating the success of Vintage Theater's production of 'The Joy Luck Club,' cast mates Tria Xiong and Maria Cheng sparked an idea for a new venture. After a glass of wine [or two], they realized with utter certainty, the need for an Asian American company in Colorado's theater climate, and thus, like all great wine-induced ideas, Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) was born. (more...)

DUST STORM and SPIRIT & SWORDED TREKS to Launch TEA's First Season at Vintage Theater, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

In the summer of 2012, while celebrating the success of Vintage Theater's production of 'The Joy Luck Club,' cast mates Tria Xiong and Maria Cheng sparked an idea for a new venture. After a glass of wine [or two], they realized with utter certainty, the need for an Asian American company in Colorado's theater climate, and thus, like all great wine-induced ideas, Theatre Esprit Asia (TEA) was born. (more...)

THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO Opens 4/20 at LATC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

Playwrights' Arena, described as 'the only theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights,' and the Latino Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) in association with PAE Live! is presenting the World Premiere of MICHAEL PREMSRIRAT'S The Girl Most Likely To, opening Friday, April 20 through Sunday, May 13, 2012. (more...)

Linda Eder, Molly Ringwald, and More to Lead Richmond Hill's 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its 2013-2014 Season on Monday night. The RHCPA follows up its highly successful third season, Captured Moments, with a lineup guaranteed to provide something for every taste. Shows range from solo performances to ensemble plays from October 2012-May 2013. (more...)

NOW PLAYING: Vintage Theatre Presents THE JOY LUCK CLUB - Thru 5/20
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 27, 2012

Between every mother and daughter there is a story that must be told. (more...)

East West Players' 45th Anniversary Visionary Awards Honors Harry Shum Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

East West Players (EWP), the nation's premier Asian American theatre, celebrates its 45th Anniversary with its glamorous Visionary Awards Dinner & Silent Auction, and salutes those who have raised the visibility of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community through their artistic excellence and support of the Asian Pacific American performing arts. (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theater's DOJOJI: THE MAN INSIDE THE BELL Begins 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE will continue it's 36th Anniversary Season in tribute to Japan with the world premiere production of Ernest Abuba's DOJOJI: THE MAN INSIDE THE BELL, May 18 - June 9, 2013 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd St.). The production is directed by PAN ASIAN REP's Artistic Producing Director, Tisa Chang and choreography is by Sachiyo Ito. The official opening will be on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Opens RANGOON, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, East Coast producer of Asian-American theatre, will continue its 35th milestone season with the world premiere of RANGOON by Mayank Keshaviah. Broadway veteran Raul Aranas (Miss Saigon), who directed Pan Asian's long-running Off-Broadway hit, Yellow Fever, returns as director. The production runs May 25th - June 17th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Ave). Opening night isThursday, May 31st at 7:00PM. (more...)

Shirley Jo Finney Will Helm The Fountain Theatre's HEART SONG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Three friends embark on a joyous journey of sisterhood, discovering their inner 'duende' through a flamenco class for middle-aged women. Heart Song, the newest comedy/drama from Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist, Cyrano), opens at The Fountain Theatre on May 25 with Shirley Jo Finney (In the Red and Brown Water) directing and choreography by internationally renowned flamenco dancer Maria "Cha Cha" Bermudez. (more...)

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