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by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2019
The Los Angeles premiere of Lloyd Suh's THE CHINESE LADY launches the Greenway Court Theatre's 2019-2020 season, with opening night September 7, 2019. In a co-production with Artists At Play, THE CHINESE LADY (based on a true story) features Amy Shu (as Afong Moy, the first female Chinese immigrant to come to America) and Trieu Tran (as Atung, Afong's translator/caretaker), under the direction of Rebecca Wear. Playwright Lloyd Suh took a few moments before flying into Los Angeles to answer my questioning queries.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
A musical love letter to Paris and NYC, Forbidden Drive, the debut music album from vocal powerhouse Jen Fellman with songs from the worlds of jazz, standards, Broadway, and French chanson, is released today 9/27 by Broadway Records.
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber recently appeared in conversation with multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, live at the Other Palace.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Palo Alto Players continues its 2019-20 season with A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, the 2013 Tony-nominated musical based on the 1983 beloved film that follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams.
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The 5th Annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) returns to Culver City beginning on November 6th and ending on November 14th, 2019. Premieres and exciting film-related events will be held throughout the nine-day festival at the Arclight Cinema in Culver City. Beloved Asian actress Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song, The World of Suzie Wong) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Director Lena Khan will be awarded the Red Cross/Courage to Dream Award on Opening Night, November 6th. In addition, Jury President, Meryem Uzerli will present the 2019 jurors at the Opening Night Ceremony.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The 5th Annual Asian World Film Festival returns to Culver City beginning on November 6th and ending on November 14th, 2019. Premieres and exciting film-related events will be held throughout the nine day festival at the Arclight Cinema in Culver City. Beloved Asian actress Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song, The World of Suzie Wong ) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and Director Lena Khan will be awarded the Red Cross/Courage To Dream Award on Opening night, November 6th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Tony Award-winner, Lea Salonga, will take the stage at Blaisdell Comcert Hall on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30pm.
by Ben Rimalower - Nov 4, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to playwright, composer, and lyricist Michael R. Jackson about Tori Amos's 1994 album 'Under the Pink.' They also discuss Liz Phair, Joni Mitchell, Mariah Carey, alt rock, Fiona Apple, 'Show Boat,' William Finn, 'In Trousers,' 'Raisin,' Sondheim, 'Company,' 'Rent,' and 'Passing Strange.' Michael talks about how he discovered his favorite songwriters and how they influenced his own writing process. Michael's acclaimed new musical 'A Strange Loop' recently played to sold-out audiences, and the cast recording is now available from Broadway Records.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The 5TH Annual ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) kicks off with a screening of the new Warner Bros. film JUST MERCY following an awards presentation ceremony honoring actress Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song/The World of Suzie Wong) with the AWFF Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, the AWFF American Red Cross/Tiffany Circle Courage to Dream Award will be awarded to film director, Lena Kahn. Additional honors awarded to actor Hiroyuki Sanada with the Snow Leopard Outstanding Cinematic Achievement Award, and Tiffany Chu for 2019 SNOW LEOPARD RISING STAR Award. The 2019 AWFF jury members will be presented by Jury President Ms. Meryem Uzerli.
Photo Flash: Asia Society And The Santa Fe Opera Present David Henry Hwang And Huang Ruo's M. BUTTERFLY Opera Working Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Asia Society's inaugural Contemporary Art Triennial of Asia, in partnership with the Santa Fe Opera, kicked off its pre-opening programming on Nov 20, 2019 with a sold-out exclusive world preview of the much anticipated new opera M. Butterfly.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Film Independent is presenting Hollywood Chinese: Why Stop at the Doc? on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Film Independent HQ, 5670 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Fl., Los Angeles, CA 90036.Tickets are free and the event is open to the general public. Click here to register for the event. Validated parking in the building garage after 5:30 pm.
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The 5th ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL(AWFF) announced Festival award winners during the closing night ceremony, November 14, at the ArcLight in Culver City. Almost 70 feature films from 50 participating countries were presented during the nine-day festival that included 25 Oscar® Best International Featured Film submissions and/or Golden Globe® submitted films. The Awards ceremony, presented to a sold-out audience, was followed by a screening of Japan's Weathering with You and a reception at the Fifty One Chinese Kitchen. The AWFF took place from November 6 - 14 at the ArcLight Culver City Theater. The evening was hosted by actress Nancy Yoon, Co-founder of Asians In LA.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Classic plays and musicals that illuminate the world of today highlight the 2019/2020 Syracuse University Department of Drama season. From Shakespeare to Arthur Miller to Rodgers and Hammerstein, the season is a feast of great language, great music, big ideas and big entertainment. Subscriptions and Flex Packs are available now.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Be up close and personal with the indomitable Broadway icon Chita Rivera as she recreates signature moments from her legendary career in CHITA & FRIENDS, coming to the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College at 8 p.m., Friday, June 28.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
In celebration of 86 Years of Theatre By The Sea (TBTS), owner and producer Bill Hanney has announced the 2019 summer schedule for the Monday Concerts and Events Series, which will be held on select Mondays throughout the season.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Meet with and have your script or play reviewed by Tony Award winner, playwright/screenwriter David Henry Hwang.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
In this solo concert, RESONANCE III, Miki Orihara will be dancing Martha Graham's 'Lamentation (1930)', Doris Humphrey's 'Two Ecstatic Themes (1931)', Seiko Takata's work 'Mother (1938)' Konami Ishii's 'Moon Desert (early 1930's)' and Yuriko's 'Cry (1963)'.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
A household name since 1989 when she starred in Miss Saigon, Lea Salonga returns to The Soraya on May 22 and 23 after her sold-out debut in 2016. Recognized throughout the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, she will perform her Broadway hits, Disney film favorites, and an exciting array of pop and musical theatre standards as well as selections from her latest album.
BWW Review: FLOWER DRUM SONG at Palo Alto Players Provides a Moving & Entertaining Portrait of the Asian Diaspora
by Jim Munson - May 13, 2019
Palo Alto Players presented a wonderfully stirring and delightfully entertaining production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song."
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Telly Leung has released a set of dance remixes of 'New York State of Mind' in celebration of next month's World Pride in New York and the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. The tracks are co-released by Yellow Sound Label / Dauman Music.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 7, 2019
Lauded Broadway and recording artist Telly Leung will be bringing this cabaret show SING HAPPY for one-night-only to Vitello's March 18, 2019. SING HAPPY will include songs from Telly's various musical roles, tunes from his vocal idols, and some simply for personal significance.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Beloved Broadway (Aladdin, In Transit, Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, Wicked, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song) and television star ("Glee"), Telly Leung, is coming to Los Angeles to present a brand-new show, "Sing Happy" on March 18th at Vitello's Supper Club.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
After a hit three-year run at the Up-Comedy Theatre in Chicago, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment will move to New York City, beginning performances at the Westside Theatre on June 20, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Lily Tung Crystal, Co-Founder and Founding Artistic Director of Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company, will be stepping down from her nine-year position in August to become the new Artistic Director at Theater Mu in the Twin Cities. Ferocious Lotus will be appointing a new artistic director later this summer. To support Ferocious Lotus and the new artistic director through this transition, Crystal will continue as the company's Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 28, 2019
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann begins performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre tonight June 28. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the return of an all-new edition of A Broadway Celebration created exclusively for our audience. Producer and host, New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis returns with five of Broadway's finest vocalists, who will recreate some of their most memorable and favorite musical moments as they celebrate the spectrum from classic to contemporary Broadway. The concert will allow the performers to display their great talents and versatility, share backstage behind-the-scenes anecdotes and conduct an enlightening and entertaining question and answer session with the audience. Scheduled performers are two-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Broadway Musical, Les Miserables), Telly Leung (Aladdin, Allegiance, In Transit, Godspell, Pacific Overtures, Flower Drum Song, RENT), Drama Desk Award nominee Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Aspects of Love, Chess), Wade Preston (Movin' Out), and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King). Musical DirectorAccompanist will once again be Jon Balcourt (Dear Evan Hansen, The Book of Mormon).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2019
For the last five years, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been all about magic lamps, carpet rides, princes, thieves and genies! That's because Disney's Aladdin, which opened in 2014, has played well over 2000 performances there.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific, legendary songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Asian American Arts Alliance announces the launch of a new initiative to support Asian Americans pursuing careers in the arts. Table Dish, A4's new professional development series, will bring experts in specific disciplines together with aspiring professionals in a roundtable setting to answer questions, provide advice, and create networking and mentoring opportunities.
Photo Flash: Lea Salonga, Princess Punzalan, Jose Llana And More Celebrate At AAIFF42 Screening Of YELLOW ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2019
Asian CineVision opened The 42nd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF42) with the timely immigration drama YELLOW ROSE on Thursday night at Asia Society in New York.
BWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interviews With the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2019
Michael Sterling, BroadwayWorld's LA On Air Host and Co-Producer for BWW TV and Jerry Evans of JLE Media in Los Angeles spent the day at rehearsal for Hollywood Bowl's upcoming, new production of Into the Woods.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Since its founding in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself as one of the country's leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Tony Award winning actress and singer Lea Salonga is bringing her powerful voice and perfect pitch to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for only one show, Monday, April 13 at 8pm. Now's your chance to experience her formidable talent live and in-person as she returns to the stage embarking on a North American tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Award winning Broadway and Cabaret star, Jeff Harnar is Coming to St. Boniface on Siesta Key for a very special engagement. This concert will run in Sarasota, FL at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm. The concert is preceded by a cocktail hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Each ticket purchase includes 2 free drink vouchers. Tickets ($30/$40 includes ticket to Nunsense the Musical) are available at http://www.bonifacechurch.org/music.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has shared the co-chair and host committee list of the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories, which will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The Gala will honor the National Black Theatre Festival, David Henry Hwang, and TCG's arts advocacy at the federal level.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Tony Award-winner, Lea Salonga, will take the stage at Blaisdell Concert Hall on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 7:30pm, launching a North American tour that will take her to California, New York, Vancouver and many other mainland cities. The tour also includes international venues in Dubai, Singapore, Australia, the United Kingdom, Spain and Hong Kong. Tickets can be purchased at Leasalonga.com and through Ticketmaster.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
A Red Orchid Theatre's (AROT) Ensemble, Board of Directors, and Staff proudly announce the 2020 Root Ball: Revisiting 1967 Old Town. The Root Ball will celebrate more than 25 years of fearless theatre-making while flashing back into 1960s. The 2020 Root Ball: Revisiting 1967 Old Town will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
How does a musical based on a book go from a dream to reality? 92Y presents Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth, and authors Jodi Picoult and Steve Kluger in an illuminating panel moderated by Gordon Cox.
Theatre Communications Group Will Honor David Henry Hwang and National Black Theatre Festival at 2020 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th Street). The Gala will honor the National Black Theatre Festival of Winston-Salem and David Henry Hwang and will include festive performances, inspiring speakers, and a celebratory dinner with theatre leaders, celebrities, and enthusiasts. A 6:00pm cocktail reception will be followed by a 7:00pm seated dinner, with entertainment beginning at 7:20pm. Additional programming will be announced soon.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Forbidden Drive, the debut music album from vocal powerhouse Jen Fellman with songs from the worlds of jazz, standards, Broadway, and French chanson, will be released September 27 by Broadway Records.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
The September selection for the ongoing Off The Page series of staged readings at Sierra Madre Playhouse is Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the return of Broadway and TV star Telly Leung for an encore performance of his show a?oeSing Happya?? on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly, a tale of obsession, perception and the allure of fantasy, will conclude South Coast Repertory's 2018-19 season. Hwang's break-out hit-a Tony Award-winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist-is about more than steamy seduction and fantasy; inspired by a true account, it's a compelling story of espionage, East-West relations and betrayal. Desdemona Chiang, in her SCR debut, directs the show on the Segerstrom Stage, May 11-June 8. Tickets are available online at www.scr.org.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 21, 2019
New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) will present 'Surfing My DNA' by actressplaywright, Jodi Long from Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 26, 2019. Directed by Eric Rosen, the play stars Jodi Long and features composermusician Yukio Tsuji. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Jodi Long about her career and the upcoming show.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 2, 2019
Palo Alto Players continues its 2018-19 season with FLOWER DRUM SONG, Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang's new adaptation of the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic musical.
by Alan Henry - Apr 19, 2019
Broadway vets Ma-Anne Dionisio (Flower Drum Song) and Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia, Tony Nomination) will appear in the off-Mirvish production of NEXT TO NORMAL, beginning April 26th in Toronto - presented in partnership with The Musical Stage Company who recently presented the professional Toronto premiere of Fun Home.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
THE 13TH ANNUAL DANCE PARADE A joyous celebration of dance, with over 80 genres of dance and thousands of participants Announcing at 12:45 PM, before the parading begins, a traditional Native American Circle Dance, led by Louis Mofsie of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers