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Mar 16, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Controversial ‘Miss Saigon’ has Broadway Revival, Raises the Question: What’s Changed on Broadway for Asian Americans?

Controversial ‘Miss Saigon’ has Broadway Revival, Raises the Question: What’s Changed on Broadway for Asian Americans?

posted by Takuma Okada

Miss SaigonBy Takuma Okada
AsAmNews Intern

“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

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Jan 8, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Allegiance Breaks Records. Encore Performance Coming

Allegiance Breaks Records. Encore Performance Coming

posted by Randall
(from left) Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura, Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura, George Takei as Ojii-san and Paul Nakauchi as Tatsuo Kimura in the World Premiere of Allegiance - A New American Musical, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, directed by Stafford Arima, Sept. 7 - Oct. 21, 2012 at The Old Globe. Photo by Henry DiRocco.

From left:  Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura, Telly Leung as Sammy Kimura, George Takei as Ojii-san and Paul Nakauchi as Tatsuo Kimura in the World Premiere of Allegiance – A New American Musical, with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and book by Marc Acito, Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, directed by Stafford Arima, Sept. 7

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Dec 30, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Direct from New York, Vietgone Coming Soon Across the Country

Direct from New York, Vietgone Coming Soon Across the Country

posted by Brittney Le
Vietgone

City Center Stage
Photo credit: Carol Rosegg

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

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Jun 20, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Phillipa Soo Will Star in New Broadway Show

Phillipa Soo Will Star in New Broadway Show

posted by Randall
Phillipa Soo

Phillipa Soo will be ‘Amelie’

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.

The Tony-nominated actress will play the lead role in … Read more

Asian Americans

May 4, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asian Americans Take to Twitter to Vent Frustration #MyYellowFaceStory #WhiteWashedOut

Asian Americans Take to Twitter to Vent Frustration #MyYellowFaceStory #WhiteWashedOut

posted by Louis Chan
Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johannson is made to look more Asian in Ghost in the Shell

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

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Apr 1, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Constance Wu Doesn’t Mince Words Defending Diversity of the Broadway Hit Hamilton

Constance Wu Doesn’t Mince Words Defending Diversity of the Broadway Hit Hamilton

posted by Louis Chan

Constance Wu on Fresh Off The BoatBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National

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

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Jan 23, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on George Takei Sees Allegiance Going on Tour after Broadway

George Takei Sees Allegiance Going on Tour after Broadway

posted by Louis Chan

Allegiance Photo by Matthew Murphy

Photo by Matthew Murphy


 
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
Back in 2012, George Takei made a promise which he eventually delivered.

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

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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

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An Allegiance Musical Treat Direct from Broadway

posted by Randall

Allegiance Photo by Matthew Murphy

George Takei and Lea Salonga in Allegiance. Photo by Matthew Murphy


 
Allegiance this month opened to enthusiastic audiences on Broadway. Starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, the musical drama brings to life the conflict Japanese Americans faced during World War II balancing their allegiance to the country they loved, the United States, … Read more

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Broadway Actor Stands Up for Autistic Child

posted by Randall
Loh, Kelvin Moon

Kelvin Moon Loh with AsAmNews art & culture reporter Lia Chang

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

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