“Miss Saigon” is the latest hit musical to receive the revival treatment, perhaps taking its cue from the success of The King and I in 2015. But while we can celebrate the diverse cast, Miss Saigon has been a source of controversy in the U.S. since it first came to … Read more
The Mixed Blood Theatre Company announced this week that Vietgone will be coming soon to Minnesota, reports the Star Tribune.
The play, written by Qui Nguyen, is about Vietnamese immigrants adapting to life in the U.S.: it is the story of Nguyen’s parents fleeing Saigon and meeting … Read more
By Ed Diokno
It looks more and more like that Phillipa Soo departure from Tony-winning musical Hamilton is a done deal with the announcement that she will assume the lead role in the musical version of Amelie, the 2001 French movie.
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent
Fans joined actors from both Broadway and Hollywood to vent their rage about the lack of roles for both Asian Americans in film and on stage.
Two Twitter hashtag campaigns have gained momentum in the last … Read more
Constance Wu is bluntly coming to the defense of “non-Whites only” casting of the upcoming off Broadway tour of the hit musical Hamilton.
Producers of the show have been under intense criticism for their decision to seek “NON-WHITE men and women, ages 20s to 30s, for Broadway and upcoming Tours.” … Read more
His play Allegiance was setting box office records at the Globe Theater in San Diego and Takei vowed the show would go to Broadway.
Three years later, that promise was fulfilled … Read more
By Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts & Entertainment Reporter
The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University … Read more
It was an awkward moment for both the audience and performing actors this week during a matinee performance of the Tony Award winning revival of the The King & I.
Kelvin Moon Loh who’s part of the ensemble cast wrote about it on his … Read more