Comfort Women

$49-$69

Set in 1941, Comfort Women takes us to Seoul, Korea, where we meet Goeun, a young woman whose brother is attempting to revolt against the Imperial Japanese Army. Goeun meets a man who promises her a good paying job at a factory in Tokyo. Feeling like she has no other options to support her family, she chooses to leave her home and take the job. Unfortunately Goeun soon realizes that this is not the dream opportunity that she has been promised. She is held hostage, transported to Indonesia, and is forced to become a Japanese Imperial Army sexual slave. We follow Goeun through this life-altering experience as she befriends fellow slaves (Comfort Women) and they plan their impossible escape.

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St. Clements Theatre

(New York, NY)
423 West 46th St. (9 & 10th)
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by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
United Nations researchers report that between 1931 and 1945, the Japanese military forced an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 women and girls into institutionalized sexual slavery. Euphemistically referred to as “comfort women,” they typically ranged in age from 11 to 33 and were taken from Japanese colonies from Korea to Indonesia. Mobilized through forced recruitment, kidnapping, false employment offers or sale by family members and employers, they served in brothels supervised by the Japanese military. Seventy years after their imprisonment, the surviving “comfort women” still await an official apology from the government of Japan.
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 15, 2018
Brittany Powell Merenda, an award winning professional projection designer based in Traverse City, Michigan, is the resident projection designer for the Parallel 45 Theatre Company in Michigan. She has worked on shows for The Rose Theater and will soon return to Omaha to design ELF THE MUSICAL.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2018 season with Christopher Durang's hilarious comedy about love, life and family, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang drops a mixed bag of Chekhovian characters in contemporary Bucks County in this comic tour-de-force. Relentlessly silly and smart, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike deservedly won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2018 season with Christopher Durang's hilarious comedy about love, life and family, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang drops a mixed bag of Chekhovian characters in contemporary Bucks County in this comic tour-de-force. Relentlessly silly and smart, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike deservedly won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
by - Sep 1, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/1/2018.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
59E59 Theaters is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of THE NET WILL APPEAR, written by Erin Mallon and directed by Mark Cirnigliaro
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2018
THML Theatre Company will continue its fall reading series with a presentation of The Lighthouse by Amanda Kohr. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Natalie Ahn, this is The Lighthouse's first NYC presentation. The reading will take place on Monday, October 15th at 7:30pm at The Center at West Park.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Teams with Hidden Cabaret to Produce 'How The Light Gets In'. On December 2, NYMF will be premiering three commissioned micro-musicals at Hidden Cabaret at 7PM. 'How The Light Gets In' is a new concept for NYMF which will be celebrating its 17th year this summer.
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory's 'Comfort Women: A New Musical,' which premiered at Theatre at St. Clements 2015, is making an Off-Broadway revival at Playwrights Horizons from July 20th until September 2nd, 2018. During its first run, 'Comfort Women: A New Musical' was nominated for the Best Off-Broadway Musical by BroadwayWorld and has received critical acclaim for shedding a light on the untold story of 'comfort women.'
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
To celebrate the work of MTF's Women, Trans and GNC Roundtable on Monday June 3rd, Musical Theatre Factory will present a one night only evening of new musical theatre works by and for women, trans and gender non conforming people. These invigorating, witty, compelling, complex and poignant songs explore a range of stories told by underrepresented voices- songs about life, love, coming-of-age, finding your power, and just plain ol' humanity! Curated by Molly Marinik, Maybe Burke and Janelle Lawrence A New Wave Gathering will take place at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) on Monday, June 3 at 9.30pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at mtf.nyc/events.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018
Between Two Boroughs gave Broadway World an exclusive sneak peek inside rehearsals for their upcoming World Premiere of Charise Greene's Cannibal Galaxy: a love story, directed by Jenn Haltman which will run at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street between Washington and Greenwich Street), June 8-17. The cast features Jason C. Brown* (Much Ado About Nothing with Classics in Color; The Misanthrope with NYTW), Robin Galloway* (The Master Builder with Wallace Shawn; Sense & Sensibility with Cape Fear), Olivia Oguma* (Luce with LCT3; Emotional Creature with Signature), Dominic F. Russo (Gruff! The Musical with Vital Theatre; "Gotham" on NBC), Becca Schneider (Platonov and A Christmas Carol with Blessed Unrest), and Jo Yang* (Comfort Women at Urban Stages; "The Affair" on Showtime). 
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Typed Out: A Princess Cabaret on May 31st.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
TYPED OUT: A PRINCESS CABARET Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below on May 31st. Thousand Faced Theatre and their ensemble of Princesses are proud to bring their magical celebration of diversity and female empowerment to Feinstein's/54 Below! Typed Out: A Princess Cabaret will be filled with generations of all the beloved Princess songs, sung by women who challenge the mold and show Princess in a new light. Come celebrate the women who taught us a fierce independence, a free spirit, passion, courage, and more in ways you've never seen before! Thousand Faced Theatre will even be donating a portion of their ticket proceeds to the Lower Eastside Girls Club in hopes of supporting female inclusion and leadership for future generations.
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Mar 8, 2019
Stay woke, as it were, while a new battle is waged and revisionist delusions are trending. On that note, leave it to war-crime apologists to rely on well-worn talking points to keep the beasts of old from rearing their noggin.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory, a new theatre company providing more roles for Asian American actors has announced that it will present the Off-Broadway revival of COMFORT WOMEN: A NEW MUSICAL written by South Korean Theater Director Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Miese with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park on Friday, July 20ththrough Sunday, September 2nd at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Friday, July 27th. The production is supported by the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The Hub Theatre, specializing in new plays that highlight our common humanity, is thrilled to present the world premiere of American Spies and Other Homegrown Fables by playwright Sam Hamashima, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer.American Spies will run from July 12 - August 4, 2019 on the stage of NextStop Theatre in Herndon.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018
Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory, a new theatre company providing more roles for Asian American actors has announced the cast of COMFORT WOMEN: A NEW MUSICAL written by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Miese with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory, a new theatre company providing more roles for Asian American actors has announced that it will present the Off-Broadway revival of COMFORT WOMEN: A NEW MUSICAL written by South Korean Theater Director Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Miese with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park on Friday, July 20th through Sunday, September 2nd in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Friday, July 27th. The production is supported by the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
PBS series POV kicks off its 31st Season with the national TV debut of the acclaimed documentary feature film QUEST this Monday, June 18 at 10 PM. POV is the longest-running independent documentary series on American television. Screeners and interviews available now. POV films have won 37 Emmy® Awards. – Adam Segal, The 2050 Group - Publicity
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts announces complete casting for their upcoming production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line.
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2018
Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television's premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world's boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. Always an innovator, POV discovers fresh new voices and creates interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? onWednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English.
by - Jul 21, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/21/2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory's 'Comfort Women: A New Musical,' which premiered at Theatre at St. Clements 2015, is making an Off-Broadway revival at Playwrights Horizons from July 20th until September 2nd, 2018. During its first run, 'Comfort Women: A New Musical' was nominated for the Best Off-Broadway Musical by BroadwayWorld and has received critical acclaim for shedding a light on the untold story of 'comfort women.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
???????Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory, a theatre company based in NYC providing more roles for Asian American actors has announced the cast of COMFORT WOMEN: A NEW MUSICAL written by Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Miese with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park.
by - Jul 14, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/14/2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) announces the cast and creative team for Endlings by Celine Song. Directed by Sammi Cannold and featuring Wai Ching Ho, Emily Kuroda, Jiehae Park, and Jo Yang, Endlings begins previews Tuesday, February 26; opens Friday, March 1; and closes Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
LA's newest monthly musical series, Feinstein's Presents mostlyNEWmusicals, returns Monday, January 20th, 2020 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), with FREEDOM RIDERS: The Civil Rights Musical by Richard Allen and Taran Gray.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Artistic Director Kumiko Mendl celebrates 25 years of Yellow Earth Theatre; the company dedicated to developing and staging work by British East Asian* (BEA) theatre makers. Named after the seminal Chinese film of the same title, the company launched in 1995 to widen the type of roles being offered to BEA actors, writers, directors and designers, with the aim to create fresh and vibrant work that reflects the BEA experience.
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 19, 2019
Claudia Yanez, who plays Rebecca and understudies for the lead role of Gloria, will be on her feet as Gloria at the Orpheum from February 26 to March 3.
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 1, 2020
High energy, fun family entertainment!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
The original Off-Broadway cast recording of 'Comfort Women: A New Musical' will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and other streaming sites beginning on December 7th 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today the dates for the next two productions of the 2019/20 season, Endlings and Sanctuary City.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" Broadway's newest intimate concert venue a?" will present Annie Sherman performing a?oePiaf Livesa?? on Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Sherman, known for The King & I and Sound of Music national tours, Ragtime on Ellis Island, and Macbeth at Los Angeles Opera, brings you her original and innovative translations of Edith Piaf songs as never before heard in English. This evening celebrating the scandalous and tragic life of Edith Piaf includes hits like a?oePadam,a?? a?oeMilord,a?? and a?oeLa Vie en Rose.a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory, a new theatre company providing more roles for Asian American actors will close its run of COMFORT WOMEN: A NEW MUSICAL on Sunday, September 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
The Hub Theatre, under new Artistic Director, Matt Bassett, announced their 2018-19 season and welcomed a new staff member today. Bassett will be joined by KELSEY MESA as Associate Artistic Director for this season featuring a regional premiere by a favorite Hub playwright, the world premiere of the inaugural play by a vibrant new voice, and a number of events both familiar and brand new to The Hub.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2018 season with Christopher Durang's hilarious comedy about love, life and family, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang drops a mixed bag of Chekhovian characters in contemporary Bucks County in this comic tour-de-force. Relentlessly silly and smart, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike deservedly won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
Preston Max Allen is proud to pay tribute to Musical Theatre Factory with a legacy concert of his Ovation Award Winning musical, WE ARE THE TIGERS this Sunday, August 26 at 7pm at Joe's Pub.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill are excited to announce that this year's presenters will be Tony Award Winner, Broadway's Bernadette Peters  who will present the award to Donna Murphy, and Emmy Award winner and celebrated journalist Anthony Haden-Guest will present to Edwina Sandys as they celebrate 35 years of acclaimed Off-Broadway plays/musicals and art programming at The Central Park Boathouse on Monday, May 15 at 6:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill will celebrate 35 years of acclaimed Off-Broadway plays/musicals and art programming at The Central Park Boathouse on Monday, May 15 at 6:30 pm.