Broadway’s lack of diversity, in regards to both race and gender, has not gone unnoticed. Splinter News reports, “during Broadway’s 2015-2016 season, only two plays were written by women. Therefore, Young Jean Lee’s play, Straight White Men, is all the more important to acknowledge.
Lee has made history by being the first playwright … Read more
By Shirley L Ng
AsAmNews Staff Writer
I recently had the opportunity to interview Telly Leung, the rising star who is starring as Aladdin on Broadway in New York. Here’s what he shares with AsAmNews.
I read that you got inspire… Read more
By Brittney Le
AsAmNews Staff Writer
Angry Chinatown tenants walked out of their apartment Saturday morning in Los Angeles accusing their landlords of illegal rent increases of as high as 50 percent and unfair treatment.
The building at 651 Broadway is owned by Elaine, Howard and Robert Chan. Accompanied by members … Read more
“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