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David Henry Hwang

 

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2002
Lord Scrumptious
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1992
David Bascombe
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1971
Performer

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2003]
Book Revisions
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Bookwriter
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Violin

Writing

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Libretto
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David Henry Hwang Movies

M. Butterfly
 
[1993]
writer
Golden Gate
 
[1993]
writer
Possession
 
[2002]
writer
White Frog
 
[2012]
Ptor
Yellow Face
 
[2013]
producer

David Henry Hwang Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
David Henry Hwang, Soft Power
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Book of a Musical Gold Star
David Henry Hwang, Soft Power
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding New Score Gold Star
David Henry HwangSoft Power
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Play
David Henry Hwang, Chinglish
 
Obie Awards - 2008 - Playwriting Gold Star
David Henry Hwang, Yellow Face
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2008 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
David Henry Hwang, Yellow Face
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 2008 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
David Henry Hwang,, Yellow Face
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Book of a Musical
David Henry Hwang, Flower Drum Song
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Play
David Henry Hwang, Golden Child
 
Obie Awards - 1997 - Playwriting Gold Star
David Henry Hwang, Golden Child
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1989 - Outstanding New Play
David Henry HwangM. Butterfly
 
The Pulitzer Prize - 1989 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding New Play Gold Star
David Henry Hwang, M Butterfly
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1988 - Best Play
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1988 - John Gassner Playwriting Award Gold Star
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Play Gold Star
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Play
David Henry Hwang, The Dance and the Railroad
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Play
David Henry Hwang, Family Devotions
 
Obie Awards - 1981 - Best New American Play Gold Star
David Henry Hwang, FOB

David Henry Hwang News

Pan Asian Rep & Poetic Theater to Host Post Performance Conversation With Veteran Poe Photo Pan Asian Rep & Poetic Theater to Host Post Performance Conversation With Veteran Poets at MEMORIAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2023

Pan Asian Repertory and Poetic Theater Productions will host a conversation with Armed Service Veteran poets following the matinee performance of Memorial, by Livian Yeh, on Sunday, January 29th, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.

Los Angeles New Play Project Celebrates 2nd Annual Award Recipients Photo Los Angeles New Play Project Celebrates 2nd Annual Award Recipients
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2023

Winning playwrights and producers of the LANPP 2022 grants came together to celebrate the four new plays to be produced in the coming year. Two of the four plays selected are authored by a single playwright, David Johann Kim. Kim's Pang Spa, in a site-specific production staged in Koreatown, will be premiered by Chalk repertory Theatre, a company with a long history of site-specific work.

Daniel Dae Kim Will Star in Audible Adaptation of David Henry Hwang's YELLOW FACE Photo Daniel Dae Kim Will Star in Audible Adaptation of David Henry Hwang's YELLOW FACE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2023

Audible has announced a multi-project development and first look deal with award-winning actor, director, and producer Daniel Dae Kim. The collaboration kicks off with Yellow Face, an audio adaptation of David Henry Hwang's play (Yellow Face) that will be produced by Audible Studios in collaboration with Daniel Dae Kim's production company 3AD.

The Wayward Artist Announces Season Six; AVENUE Q, YELLOW FACE, and More Photo The Wayward Artist Announces Season Six; AVENUE Q, YELLOW FACE, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2023

After its first five years of success in bringing ‚Äúwayward‚ÄĚ theatre to Orange County audiences, The Wayward Artist announces its most ambitious season yet. In Season Six, The Wayward Artist will bring nine different shows to its stage, including six main stage shows and three shows from Wayward Voices, the company‚Äôs unique program designed to amplify, enhance, and empower BIPOC voices in theatre.¬†

Joanne Telesford, Qshans Thode & Robin van den Akker Join World Premiere of Re-Imagin Photo Joanne Telesford, Qshans Thode & Robin van den Akker Join World Premiere of Re-Imagined AIDA in the Netherlands
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2023

Joanne Telesford, Qshans Thode and Robin van den Akker will star alongside Gaia Aikman, April Darby and Naidjim Severina in the world premiere of the re-imagined Aida in the Netherlands. See performance dates and how to purchase tickets.

Anna Baryshnikov, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio & More to Star in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE Off-Broa Photo Anna Baryshnikov, Ignacio Diaz-Silverio & More to Star in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE Off-Broadway Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023

Signature Theatre will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s 2011 Obie Award-winning dark comedy A Bright New Boise, directed by Oliver Butler. See production dates and how to purchase tickets.

Theatre Communications Group Raises $300,000 at Gala Honoring Samuel L. Jackson & LaT Photo Theatre Communications Group Raises $300,000 at Gala Honoring Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson Jackson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

At Monday night’s 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories, Theatre Communications Group raised over $300,000. The Gala honored Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, with an award presented by Vanessa Williams.

Photos: Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Honored at TCG Gala Photo Photos: Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Honored at TCG Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 10, 2023

  Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson were honored at  Theatre Communications Group (TCG)'s 2023 gala this past weekend. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!

TCG Appoints Erin Salvi and Kathy Sova as Co-Publishers Photo TCG Appoints Erin Salvi and Kathy Sova as Co-Publishers
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2023

Theatre Communications Group has promoted Kathy Sova and Erin Salvi to the positions of Co-Publisher of the TCG Books program.

Lyric Stage to Present Epic Romance AIDA for Valentine's Day Photo Lyric Stage to Present Epic Romance AIDA for Valentine's Day
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2023

Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with one of the best love stories of all time: Elton John & Time Rice's AIDA. Lyric Stage is proud to celebrate Black History Month with this musical February 15-19, 2023 at The Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas.

David Henry Hwang Videos

VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN ST Videoplay
VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN STONE

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Inspired by iconic monuments in Washington, D.C., and the ideals embodied by President Kennedy, 'Written in Stone' is a series of intimate short works interwoven into a single evening celebrating the Kennedy Center’s fiftieth anniversary.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 3, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jose Llana, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for Seth's Concert Series, airing Sunday, December 5 at 8pm ET.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series Videoplay
VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2021

Jose Llana is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky! Watch him perform 'Being Alive' from Company in rehearsal for this weekend's concert.

VIDEO: Composer Huang Ruo and Writer David Henry Hwang Talk M. BUTTERFLY in New Panel Videoplay
VIDEO: Composer Huang Ruo and Writer David Henry Hwang Talk M. BUTTERFLY in New Panel

by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

In a new panel hosted by Works and Process at the Guggenheim, composer Huang Ruo and writer David Henry Hwang discussed their newest collaboration, 'M. ButterflyŤĚīŤĚ∂Śźõ,' with moderation by Jim Robinson.

VIDEO: Watch Dianne Reeves Perform 'It Don't Mean A Thing' From THE KENNEDY CENTER AT Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Dianne Reeves Perform 'It Don't Mean A Thing' From THE KENNEDY CENTER AT 50 Concert

by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2021

Watch Dianne Reeves perform 'It Don't Mean a Thing' from the upcoming Kennedy Center at 50 concert, airing on PBS Friday, October 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

VIDEO: Arianna Afsar, Courtney Reed, David Henry Hwang, and More Take Part in La Joll Videoplay
VIDEO: Arianna Afsar, Courtney Reed, David Henry Hwang, and More Take Part in La Jolla's #StopAsianHate Campaign

by Stage Tube - May 25, 2021

La Jolla Playhouse has released a new video in support of Rep. Grace Meng’s #StopAsianHate National Day of Action and Healing in March.

Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season Videoplay
Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season

by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Washington National Opera today announced its 2021‚Äď2022 season featuring a triumphant return to the Opera House stage, four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center‚Äôs 50th Anniversary, debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars, the return to the pit for Principal Conductor Evan Rogister and the WNO Orchestra & Chorus, and more.

Video Flashback: Lea Salonga Sings a Cut Song From FLOWER DRUM SONG in 2001 Videoplay
Video Flashback: Lea Salonga Sings a Cut Song From FLOWER DRUM SONG in 2001

by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2020

David Henry Hwang's reimagining of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song made its world premiere at the Taper in 2001.

VIDEO: Listen to a Clip of 'Election Night' From SOFT POWER Videoplay
VIDEO: Listen to a Clip of 'Election Night' From SOFT POWER

by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

The Original Cast Recording for Soft Power is now available on all digital and streaming services! The album is based on the new musical's recent New York premiere production at The Public Theater.

VIDEO: Listen to a Clip of 'Happy Enough' from SOFT POWER Videoplay
VIDEO: Listen to a Clip of 'Happy Enough' from SOFT POWER

by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2020

The Original Cast Recording for Soft Power is now available on all digital and streaming services! Listen to a clip from the song 'Happy Enough' in the video below!


David Henry Hwang Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has David Henry Hwang been in?
David Henry Hwang has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has David Henry Hwang been in?
David Henry Hwang has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was David Henry Hwang's first West End show?
David Henry Hwang's first West End show was Tyger which opened in 1971

What awards has David Henry Hwang been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Soft Power , Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Soft Power , Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Soft Power , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Chinglish , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Yellow Face , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Yellow Face , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Yellow Face , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Flower Drum Song , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Golden Child , Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Golden Child , Outstanding New Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for M. Butterfly , The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for M. Butterfly , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for M Butterfly , Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for M. Butterfly , John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for M. Butterfly , Best Play (Tony Awards) for M. Butterfly , Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Dance and the Railroad Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Family Devotions and Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for FOB .

What awards has David Henry Hwang won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Soft Power, Outstanding New Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Soft Power, Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Yellow Face, Playwriting (Obie Awards) for Golden Child, Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for M Butterfly, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for M. Butterfly Best Play (Tony Awards) for M. Butterfly and Best New American Play (Obie Awards) for FOB.

How many shows has David Henry Hwang written?
David Henry Hwang has written 17 shows including Alice in Wonderland (Libretto), FOB (Playwright), The Dance and the Railroad (Playwright), Family Devotions (Playwright), Sound and Beauty (Playwright), Rich Relations (Playwright), M. Butterfly (Playwright), Face Value (Composer), Golden Child (Playwright), Golden Child (Playwright), Aida (Bookwriter), Tarzan (Bookwriter), Yellow Face (Playwright), Yellow Face (Playwright), Chinglish (Playwright), Kung Fu (Playwright), In Your Arms (Story).


Twitter Watch

@DavidHenryHwang - 1/25/23 09:38am When I was a kid, my parents tried to buy a home in #MontereyPark but were rejected for being Chinese. I grew up in… https://t.co/sxfYJ7zTEM


@DavidHenryHwang - 1/17/23 09:48am Thrilled to be working with the amazing ‚Ā¶@danieldaekim‚Ā© on a new version of #Yellowface for ‚Ā¶@audible_com‚Ā© https://t.co/yXNmnVxPiq


@DavidHenryHwang - 12/17/22 03:39pm #SaveAINTNOMO


@DavidHenryHwang - 11/6/22 09:17am I'm joining @PENamerica and @pen_int to urge world leaders to #SaveAlaa. He has been on hunger strike for 200 days… https://t.co/sIYMAZ0wrK


@DavidHenryHwang - 11/1/22 09:07am The word is out. We’re starting in Europe! #EltonJohn #TimRice #Aida https://t.co/H1jLfZDa18


@DavidHenryHwang - 10/22/22 09:12pm FOB premiered at Junipero (now Okada) House, Stanford University, 1979. The years pass and I remain grateful to you… https://t.co/MSVP7KJZmB


@DavidHenryHwang - 10/19/22 11:38am Congratulations to all the nominees!


@DavidHenryHwang - 10/19/22 11:17am Happy that #AnnaMayWong is finally being recognized as a pioneer and trailblazer. https://t.co/YpEWNlh7Pr


@DavidHenryHwang - 9/4/22 12:15am Thanks so much, @Belkis501 for loving Democracy, the ideal as well as the song!


@DavidHenryHwang - 8/28/22 06:23pm You can catch the radio/streaming broadcast of @ruohuang & my world premiere #MButterflyOpera @santafeopera tomorro… https://t.co/gxl6wDvgi7


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