Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages

Urban Stages is kicking off its 34th season with the World Premiere of Zhu Yi's A DEAL, directed by John Giampietro. This limited engagement at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street), opened last night, November 20, and will run through December 10, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

Like many new upper-middle-class Chinese families, Mr. and Mrs. Li are proud to give their only daughter a life they could only dream of (an Ivy League degree in art and an apartment in Manhattan), until they realize she's turning into a dangerous stranger. A DEAL is a dark comedy that features a Chinese family's home buying journey in New York in winter 2015, a time of increased real estate property ownership by overseas Chinese and a sharp decline in the value of the RMB against the US dollar. It reveals the ideological conflicts between the East and the West in contemporary society by tracking a little stream of the global cash flow.

In the cast are Alan Ariano (Broadway: The King and I; Miss Saigon), Pun Bandhu (Broadway: Wit. NY: The Treasurer), Helen Coxe (Film: Julie & Julia Broadway: Side Man. NY: Tail! Spin!), Lydia Gaston (Broadway: The King and I; Miss Saigon), Wei Yi Lin (Gable Stage: 4000 Miles. TV: "Zero Hour") and Seth Moore (NY: Agnes!).

Rebecca Kane (Stage Manager), Rachel Kartiganer (Assistant Stage Manager), Frank Oliva (Set Designer), John Salutz (Lighting and Sound Designer), Audrey Nauman (Costume Designer), Ryan Belock (Projection Designer) and Kim Sharp (Technical Director), Peter Napolitano (Associate Producer), Antoinette Mullins (Development & Literary Director), Olga Devyatisilnaya (Company Manager/Financial Administrator), and Ilanna Saltzman (Program Director).

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Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Alan Ariano

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
The cast and creative team of A Deal

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Director John Giampietro and playwright Zhu Yi

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Director John Giampietro

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Frances Hill, John Giampietro, Antionette Mullins, Zhu Yi and Peter Napolitano

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Helen Coxe

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Lydia Gaston

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Playwright Zhu Yi, Director John Giampietro and Urban Stages Artistic Director Frances Hill

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Playwright Zhu Yi

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Pun Bandhu

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Seth Moore

Photo Flash: Zhu Yi's A DEAL Celebrates Opening Night at Urban Stages
Wei-Yi Lin

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