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New York City Center (New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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Unwanted from the moment she's born, Sunny (Jennifer Lim) is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny's bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people.


Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Beginning Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents Tiger Style!, by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running tonight, September 6, through October 2 (press opening: Wed, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

First Rehearsal Images Released for AMADEUS at the National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2016

Rehearsals started this week for AMADEUS, which begins previews in the Olivier Theatre from 16 October (press night 26 October). This autumn, Peter Shaffer's classic play Amadeus makes a long-awaited return to the National Theatre after 37 years. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

DRY POWDER and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Headed to Hampstead Theatre in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018. (more...)

Cast Announced for REBEL VOICES at Culture Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Culture Project, New York's home for socially conscious theater, announces the cast and creative team of REBEL VOICES: Stories, Speeches, and Songs of Resistance, written by Rob Urbinati and directed by Will Pomerantz. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Casting for APARTMENT 3A
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated theater, presents the Chicago premiere of Apartment 3A by Emmy award-winning, twice Tony award-nominated actor/musician Jeff Daniels. (more...)

Casting Announced for Griffin Theatre Company's WINTERSET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for the first production of its 2016-17 season, a rare revival of Maxwell Anderson's 1930s drama WINTERSET, directed by Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry (Pocatello, Balm in Gilead).  (more...)

Jennifer Lim to Star in DON'T YOU F**KING SAY A WORD Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Andy Bragen Theatre Projects and Rachel Sussman will present the World Premiere of Andy Bragen's DON'T YOU F**KING SAY A WORD, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (2015 Obie Award-winner for A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes; Christopher Chen's Caught with PlayCo) at 59E59 Theaters, November 4-December 4. (more...)

Immersive KPOP Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

In response to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, extends the world premiere of KPOP until October 21. KPOP is a high-octane immersive event that audiences a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Six New Plays Slated for NEW STAGES Festival at Goodman Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 13th annual New Stages festival-a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the finest established and emerging playwrights. (more...)

Casting Complete for Goodman Theatre's 2016 New Stages Festival; Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD Added
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Casting is complete for the three 'developmental productions' featured in Goodman Theatre's 13th annual New Stages festival, a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. These three plays, which are staged in repertory with modest production values following three weeks of rehearsal, include Blue Skies Process by Abe Koogler, directed by Henry Wishcamper; Support Group for Men by Ellen Fairey, directed by Kimberly Senior; and The King of Hell's Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagi. Full cast lists are included below. (more...)

Satire Set in Contemporary China to Open Seattle Public's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Seattle Public Theater's 2017-18 Season opens with Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World of Extreme Happiness. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee Star in TIGER STYLE!, Opening Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse presents Tiger Style! by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running now through October 2 (press opening: tonight, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Casting Complete for Goodman Theatre's 2016 New Stages Festival; Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD Added
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Casting is complete for the three 'developmental productions' featured in Goodman Theatre's 13th annual New Stages festival, a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. These three plays, which are staged in repertory with modest production values following three weeks of rehearsal, include Blue Skies Process by Abe Koogler, directed by Henry Wishcamper; Support Group for Men by Ellen Fairey, directed by Kimberly Senior; and The King of Hell's Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagi. Full cast lists are included below. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Casting for APARTMENT 3A
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated theater, presents the Chicago premiere of Apartment 3A by Emmy award-winning, twice Tony award-nominated actor/musician Jeff Daniels. (more...)

Cast Announced for REBEL VOICES at Culture Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Culture Project, New York's home for socially conscious theater, announces the cast and creative team of REBEL VOICES: Stories, Speeches, and Songs of Resistance, written by Rob Urbinati and directed by Will Pomerantz. (more...)

VIOLET, LETTERS HOME, THE HARVEST and More Set for Griffin Theatre Company's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company has announced its 30th Anniversary Season, featuring four productions exploring the theme 'the journeys we take to find ourselves,' including two Chicago premieres. (more...)

BLACK ODYSSEY to Return to Cal Shakes Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater announced today the return of its record-breaking hit play black odyssey for a special limited engagement, September 25 through October 7, 2018 at the Bruns Amphitheater. Marcus Gardley's music-filled journey through African-American folklore garnered box office records, critical acclaim, sold-out houses, and standing ovations during its initial August 2017 run. (more...)

BWW Review: Chinese Gender and Economic Politics with Seattle Public's WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by Jay Irwin - Oct 16, 2017

Life is hard for female children and for women in general in China. This is the basic message from Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's play The World of Extreme Happiness currently playing at Seattle Public Theater. The big problem with this is that we all know this and so beyond that, what story do they want to tell with this play and why are they telling it? For the life of me, I was never really certain. (more...)

Satire Set in Contemporary China to Open Seattle Public's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Seattle Public Theater's 2017-18 Season opens with Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World of Extreme Happiness. (more...)

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater Uptown
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Second Stage Theater's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) production of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER has been extended by one week and will now play through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America to Bring 410[GONE] to TNC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America returns to Theater for the New City (TNC) June 2 to 18 to present the New York premiere of '401[GONE]' by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, the prize-winning author of 'The World of Extreme Happiness' (Manhattan Theater Club, 2015).  (more...)

Seattle Public Theater Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Gregory Award-winning Seattle Public Theater announced the lineup for its 2017-18 season yesterday. The six plays, including a newly-commissioned world premiere by local playwright Maggie Lee and the runaway broadway sensation Hand to God by Robert Askins, were chosen specifically by newly appointed co-producing Artistic Directors Kelly Kitchens and Annie Lareau as part of the organization's mission to produce compelling and socially relevant theater that sparks conversation, broadens consciousness, and inspires compassion. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut. Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Cal Shakes presents West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the West Coast premiere of black odyssey, a thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore. black odyssey marks the Cal Shakes debut of Oakland native Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand at Berkeley Rep), and is only the second production ever of the play, which is being re-set in Oakland for Cal Shakes. Directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, fresh from directing Berkeley Rep's smash hit An Octoroon, the production will also feature vocal compositions by Linda Tillery and Molly Holm. (more...)

Steep Theatre Announces Seventeenth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Steep Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming 17th season, which continues the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearlessly honest ensembles and visionary directors. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Aladdin, Telly Leung
by Theater People Podcast - Jan 8, 2018

On Monday, January 8, Theater People podcast welcome's back Broadway favorite Telly Leung. For the episode, Leung discusses recently winning the title role in Disney's ALADDIN on Broadway. He also shares stories from his recent work on IN TRANSIT and ALLEGIANCE. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Howard Brenton's THE SHADOW FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces the full cast for the company's inaugural production at NST City the world premi re of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory, which Hodges directs. Veteran of stage and screen Anita Dobson joins the cast as Lady Cooper/Ma (Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre; The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC; Frozen, National Theatre) along with Shala Nyx who plays Polly. Dobson, known for playing the iconic role of Angie Watts in EastEnders, and Nyx join David Birrell (Fred/Hugh), Catherine Cusack (Lil/Sylvia), Lorna Fitzgerald (Jackie Dimmock), Hilton McRae (Lord Beaverbrook) and Daniel York (Len Gooch) to complete the company. The Shadow Factory opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March. (more...)

John Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas to Lead AMERICAN SON at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of American Son, an award-winning, ripped-from-the-headlines drama, on stage February 7-26, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Mike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Steep Theatre will present the first professional U.S. production of Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's Earthquakes in London, opening January 26, 2017. Steep's production opens on the heels of another Chicago production of this enormously exciting playwright's work, the critically-acclaimed King Charles III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Earthquakes will be helmed by one of Chicago's most exciting talents, Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry.  Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's Constellations, and, over the years, has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including Season 15's Posh by Laura Wade, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production.  (more...)

Casting Announced for the Midwest Premiere AMERICAN HWANGAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Halcyon Theatre and A-Squared Theatre are proud to announce casting for the Midwest Premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap-led by Jeff Award-winner Joseph Anthony Foronda. Helen Young is set to direct the co-production that runsFebruary 24 through April 1 at Halcyon Theatre located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side.   (more...)

John Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas to Lead AMERICAN SON at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of American Son, an award-winning, ripped-from-the-headlines drama, on stage February 7-26, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON Extended Through March 18 at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Earthquakes in London has been extended through March 18. With the original run close to sold out, there are now eight more opportunities to catch this "dazzling," "epic" production!  (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Howard Brenton's THE SHADOW FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Samuel Hodges, today announces casting for the theatres inaugural production at NST City the world premi re of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory. Hodges directs David Birrell (Fred/Hugh), Catherine Cusack (Lil/Sylvia), Lorna Fitzgerald (Jackie Dimmock), Hilton McRae (Lord Beaverbrook) and Daniel York (Len Gooch). Further casting to be announced. The Shadow Factory opens on 15 February, with previews from 7 February, and runs until 3 March. (more...)

Back on the Big Screen: Celebrate the Return of ALLEGIANCE with a Brief History of Telly Leung!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Inspired by the true life of its star George Takei ( Star Trek, Heroes ), Allegiance returns to cinemas on December 7, telling the story of one family's extraordinary journey in a troubling time for the nation. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Washington Ensemble Theatre's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Washington Ensemble Theatre has announced full casting for the Seattle premiere of Straight White Men, the critically acclaimed family drama by Young Jean Lee that explores and critiques white privilege. (more...)

Mike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Steep Theatre will present the first professional U.S. production of Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's Earthquakes in London, opening January 26, 2017. Steep's production opens on the heels of another Chicago production of this enormously exciting playwright's work, the critically-acclaimed King Charles III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Earthquakes will be helmed by one of Chicago's most exciting talents, Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry.  Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's Constellations, and, over the years, has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including Season 15's Posh by Laura Wade, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production.  (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Jackie Chung and Raymond J. Lee to Star in TIGER STYLE! at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its production of Tiger Style!, by La Jolla native Mike Lew, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running September 6 - October 2 (press opening: Wed, September 14 at 7:00pm) in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

Newly-Orchestrated Version of RAGTIME and More Set for Griffin Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 29th Season, featuring three productions exploring the American Dream. The 2016-17 season kicks off this fall with a rare revival of Maxwell Anderson's 1930s drama WINTERSET, directed by Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry (Pocatello, Balm in Gilead). The season continues next spring with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through the immigrant experience written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. The season concludes next summer with a newly-orchestrated (Matt Deitchman) chamber version of the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME, reimagined by director Scott Weinstein (Titanic, Bat Boy: The Musical) and featuring a cast of 20 actors. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Casting for APARTMENT 3A
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated theater, presents the Chicago premiere of Apartment 3A by Emmy award-winning, twice Tony award-nominated actor/musician Jeff Daniels. (more...)

The Play Company Extends Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Interim Managing Director, Robert G. Bradshaw, extends the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught to September 24, the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season (more...)

The Play Company to Close 15th Season with Christopher Chen's CAUGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, presents the New York premiere of Christopher Chen's Caught (August 17-September 17), the final production in the company's 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Six New Plays Slated for NEW STAGES Festival at Goodman Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 13th annual New Stages festival-a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the finest established and emerging playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

East West Players Announces Inaugural Playwrights Group
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural playwrights group, providing space and artistic support over the course of a year for six writers. The 2017 program is directed by playwright Alice Tuan and composed of all-female playwrights, as part of EWP's 51st Anniversary Season, Radiant, that focuses on featuring stories by and about women. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

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