Ann Harada, Telly Leung and More Featured in AEA's THE ASIAN AMERICAN COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS PROJECT, 5/19

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In celebration of Asian Heritage month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of Actors' Equity Association and ReImagined World Entertainment will present "The Asian American Composers and Lyricists Project," a free evening of original works created and sung by Asian American theatre artists. This one-night only concert event will take place on Sunday, May 19 at 8PM at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10thAvenues).

The evening will be directed by Alan Muraoka ("Sesame Street") and emceed by Ann Harada (Broadway's "Cinderella"), featuring original music and lyrics by Adam Gwon, Timothy Huang, Christine Toy Johnson, Leon Ko, Felice Kuan, Robert Lee, Yan Li and Jason Ma.

The company of stage actors scheduled to perform includes: Cindy Cheung, Karl Josef Co, Joshua Dela Cruz, Marc De La Cruz, Daniel J. Edwards, Ali Ewoldt, Brooke Ishibashi, Joanne Javien, Christine Toy Johnson, Brian Jose, Raymond J. Lee, Telly Leung, Jose Llana, Jaygee Macapugay, Helen Park, Diane Phelan, Ann Sanders and Hansel Tan.

This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve tickets, RSVP via e-mail to eeo@actorsequity.org by Friday, May 17 (limit of two tickets per person, please). Running time: 90 minutes.

REIMAGINED WORLD ENTERTAINMENT (co-producer) created in 2003 by award-winning filmmakersBruce Alan Johnson and Christine Toy Johnson, is dedicated to creating theatre, film and television projects without boundaries, challenging preconceived ideas and expectations while maintaining universal themes and telling stories that celebrate the underdog.

ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION (co-producer), "AEA" or "Equity," founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 professional stage actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. For more information visit, www.ActorsEquity.org.


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