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Feb 10, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Entertainment Weekly: Ken Watanabe Undergoes Surgery for Stomach Cancer

Entertainment Weekly: Ken Watanabe Undergoes Surgery for Stomach Cancer

posted by Randall
Ken Watanabe. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Ken Watanabe.
Photo by Paul Kolnik

Tony-nominated screen and stage actor Ken Watanabe is battling stomach cancer.

Entertainment Weekly reports the man who portrayed the King in the Broadway revival of the King & I  recently underwent surgery after an early diagnosis.

Watanabe had been scheduled to revive his 2015 role March 1 – April … Read more

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Jan 21, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Variety: Ken Watanabe Returns to King & I. Daniel Dae Kim to Join Cast

Variety: Ken Watanabe Returns to King & I. Daniel Dae Kim to Join Cast

posted by Randall

Ken Watanabe. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Ken Watanabe.
Photo by Paul Kolnik


 
While Allegiance closes on February 14, all is not lost for Asian Americans on Broadway.
 
The Broadway revival of the King & I is still going strong with Asian Americans in lead roles
 
Ken Watanabe will return to his Tony-nominated role as the King March … Read more

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May 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on 2015 Cast Recording of Broadway’s Tony Nominated King & I Available June 2

2015 Cast Recording of Broadway’s Tony Nominated King & I Available June 2

posted by Randall

Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. Photo by Paul Kolnik
Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe. Photo by Paul Kolnik

By Lia Chang

The 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I starring six-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara (THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, SOUTH PACIFIC) as Anna Leonowens and newly minted Tony Award nominee (Best … Read more

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Jan 27, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on Dallas Summer Musicals Reverses Yellowcasting in “The King & I”

Dallas Summer Musicals Reverses Yellowcasting in “The King & I”

posted by Randall

The King & I (This post has been updated with video report from WFAA)

This happened so quickly I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating.

In a letter published in Broadway World responding to concerns about yellowcasting in its production of The King & I, Dallas Summer Musicals’ president Michael Jenkins wrote:

“We

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Asian American Actors Take Center Stage on Broadway

posted by Randall

Here Lies Love

By Ernabel Demillo

Asian Americans theater actors are suddenly in demand. With several big name revivals opening in 2015, along with more plays and musicals focusing on the Asian and Asian American narrative, Asian American actors are finding their names high on the list of casting agents.

According to the Asian American Performers Action Coalition … Read more

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Aug 16, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Buzz Feed: Cool List of 27 Leading Asian Men

Buzz Feed: Cool List of 27 Leading Asian Men

posted by Randall

Daniel Dae KimBuzz Feed has come up with a list of 27 leading Asian men it says we should be seeing more of on television and in the movies.

Some of the names you’ve probably already know–people like Daniel Dae Kim of Hawaii Five-O  and Naveen Andrews of Lost.

Others you may recognize but not know by … Read more

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New Opportunities for Asian Actors in Hollywood Doesn’t Include Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Rila FukushimaA story in Yahoo sets up a seeming contradiction.

The majority of roles for actors from Asia in Hollywood have gone to men. Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-Fat, Jet Li, and Ken Watanabe are some of the big name from Asia that have starred in movies produced by Hollywood studios.

For Asian American actors, the exact … Read more

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