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Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal

National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) and Prospect Theater Company will present a special one-night-only concert reading of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods October 20 at 7:30 PM at The TimesCenter (242 W. 41st Street).

Directed by Steven Eng with music direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld, the cast will include Katie Mariko Murray (Passion) as Cinderella, Alex Chester (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as Little Red Riding Hood, Joanna Carpenter as the Baker's Wife, Karl Josef Co (CSC's Pacific Overtures) as Cinderella's Prince, Daniel J. Edwards (Anything Goes) as Rapunzel's Prince, Lydia Gaston (The King and I) as Jack's Mother, Ann Harada (Cinderella, Avenue Q) as the Witch, Kennedy Kanagawa (Dinner with Georgette) as Jack, Raymond J. Lee (Groundhog Day, Honeymoon in Vegas) as The Baker, and Jason Ma (writer/composer, Gold Mountain) as the Mysterious Man.

Other cast members include: Rona Figueroa, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Rebecca Lee Lerman, Colin Miyamoto, David Shih, Laura Yen Solito, Virginia Wing, and Xiaoqing Zhang.

The associate director is Cassey Kivnick, and the assistant musical director is Griffin Strout.

"NAAP is excited to bring together a remarkable ensemble of some of NYC's finest actors-joining with the celebrated NAAP Broadway Community Chorus and the award-winning NAAP Kids-for a single night, to perform this rich, poignant, and very fun piece of theater," said director Steven Eng.

"Prospect is honored to continue our fruitful partnership with NAAP, bringing to life one of the great modern classics of American musical theater," added Prospect Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel.

This event is part of NAAP's annual Rediscover Series, which explores classic musicals with professional artists of Asian descent, proving that great works of theatre speak to all communities. The event is also part of Prospect's ongoing IGNITE concert series.

For tickets and more information, visit NAAProject.org or ProspectTheater.org or call (212) 352-3101.

Photo Credit: Lia Chang

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Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
Kristen Lee Rosenfeld (Conductor/Music Director) and Griffin Strout (Associate Musical Director)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
Katie Mariko Murray (Cinderella)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
Katie Mariko Murray (Cinderella), ReBecca Lee Lerman (Lucinda), Kimbirdlee Fadner (Florinda)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
Ann Harada (the Witch)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
The Company of INTO THE WOODS

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
Jason Ma (Narrator/Mysterious Man)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
The Company of INTO THE WOODS

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
The Company of INTO THE WOODS

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
David Shih (the Wolf)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
Alex Chester (Little Red Ridinghood), Kimbirdlee Fadner (Florinda, background)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
Alex Chester (Little Red Ridinghood), Jimm Hallliday (Costumes)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
David Shih (the Wolf), Virginia Wing (Grandmother), Alex Chester (Little Red Ridinghood)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
Kennedy Kanagawa (Jack)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal
Steven Eng (Director)

Photo Flash: Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Jason Ma And More In NAAP's INTO THE WOODS Rehearsal

Laura Yen Solito (Cinderella’s Mother), Katie Mariko Murray (Cinderella), Alex Chester (Little Red Ridinghood)


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