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Critics’ Choice Award: Kumail Nanjiani said he’d “like to thank all the white men”

posted by Brittney Le
Kumail Nanjiani with Emily Gordon

Kumail Nanjiani and wife Emily V. Gordon, both of whom cowrote the script ‘The Big Sick’ based on their real-life courtship, receive their Critics Choice Award.

Views From The Edge

In an unprecedented event, The Big Sick, a movie based on the interracial courtship of Pakistani American Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, … Read more

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Jun 3, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian American men, lead roles, and the problems of our debate

Asian American men, lead roles, and the problems of our debate

posted by Sudip Bhattacharya

Harold & KumarBy Sudip Bhattacharya
AsAmNews Staff Writer

Before I explain why I’m turned off by the discussion we’ve been having on the matter of Asian American representation, let me start with a confession:

I think Harold and Kumar Goes to White Castle is one of the greatest movies of all-time. Yes, a part of me is … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 11, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and George Takei talk about Incarceration, Democracy and Broadway’s ‘Allegiance’

Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and George Takei talk about Incarceration, Democracy and Broadway’s ‘Allegiance’

posted by Lia Chang
David Henry Hwang, George Takei and his husband Brad Takei at The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University in New York on December 7, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

David Henry Hwang, George Takei and his husband Brad Takei at The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University in New York on December 7, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang



By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts & Entertainment Reporter

 

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University … Read more

Asian Americans

Dec 1, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and the Cast of ‘Allegiance’ to Record Cast Album

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and the Cast of ‘Allegiance’ to Record Cast Album

posted by Lia Chang
The cast of 'Allegiance'.

The cast of ‘Allegiance’.

By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Lea Salonga and Telly Leung in 'Allegiance'. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Lea Salonga and Telly Leung in ‘Allegiance’. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA have announced that the cast of the new musical Allegiance is headed into the MSR Studios on Monday, December 7th to record the cast album.

Scheduled … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 30, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Tony Award-winning Playwright David Henry Hwang’s ‘Chinglish’ returns to East West Players with Revised Ending

Tony Award-winning Playwright David Henry Hwang’s ‘Chinglish’ returns to East West Players with Revised Ending

posted by Lia Chang
Xi Yan, Vice Minister of Culture, played by Kara Wang, explains a situation to American businessman Daniel Cavanaugh, played by Matthew Jaeger in East West Players production of David Henry Hwang’s ‘Chinglish’. Photo by Michael Lamont

Xi Yan, Vice Minister of Culture, played by Kara Wang, explains a situation to American businessman Daniel Cavanaugh, played by Matthew Jaeger in East West Players production of David Henry Hwang’s ‘Chinglish’. Photo by Michael Lamont

By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter

East West Players (EWP) in Los Angeles re-opens the hugely popular … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 29, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Jennifer Phang’s ‘Advantageous’ nominated for 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award

Jennifer Phang’s ‘Advantageous’ nominated for 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award

posted by Lia Chang

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By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter

The 31st Film Independent Spirit Award nominations have been announced and Jennifer Phang’s critically lauded sci-fi film Advantageous, winner of a Sundance Film Festival Jury Award for Collaborative Vision, has been been nominated for the John Cassavetes Awardgiven to the best feature made for under … Read more

Asian Americans

Nov 28, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Sandra Oh to Lead Cast of South Coast Repertory’s World Premiere of Julia Cho’s ‘Office Hour’

Sandra Oh to Lead Cast of South Coast Repertory’s World Premiere of Julia Cho’s ‘Office Hour’

posted by Lia Chang
Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Stage, film and television actor Sandra Oh will lead the cast of South Coast Repertory’s world premiere of Office Hour, a commissioned work from Julia Cho, April 10-May 1, 2016 in Costa Mesa, CA. Neel Keller will direct Office Hour, part of the Pacific Playwrights … Read more

Asian Americans

Oct 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Greg Watanabe makes Broadway Debut as Mike Masaoka in ‘Allegiance’

Greg Watanabe makes Broadway Debut as Mike Masaoka in ‘Allegiance’

posted by Lia Chang

By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Greg Watanabe. Photo by Lia Chang

Greg Watanabe. Photo by Lia Chang

I sat down to dinner with actor Greg Watanabe, who is currently making his Broadway debut as wartime Japanese American leader Mike Masaoka in the new musical Allegiance at the Longacre Theatre. Masaoka, was an American-born child of Japanese parents, who … Read more

Asian Americans

Asian Americans

Sep 22, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on THE King and I’s Special Performance Benefits The Actors Fund

THE King and I’s Special Performance Benefits The Actors Fund

posted by Lia Chang

By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter

The King and I company on the Vivian Beaumont Theater stage with Billy Porter before The Actors Fund Special Performance on September 20, 2015. Photo courtesy of The Actors Fund/Facebook

The King and I company on the Vivian Beaumont Theater stage with Billy Porter before The Actors Fund Special Performance on September 20, 2015. Photo courtesy of The Actors Fund/Facebook

The King and I crew at the Vivian Beaumont Theater sure knows how to have a good Read more

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