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May 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Lea Salonga talks about Miss Saigon and the role she originated

Lea Salonga talks about Miss Saigon and the role she originated

posted by Takuma Okada
Lea Salonga. Photo by Lia Chang

Lea Salonga. Photo by Lia Chang

The smash-hit musical Miss Saigon has returned to Broadway. The revival is nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Revival and Best Actress in a Musical for young Eva Noblezada in the role of Kim. Noblezada, a Mexican and Filipino American, was only 17 years old when she was … Read more

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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

Bad Ass Asians

Sep 23, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on TDF: Wanted–Asian American Divas

TDF: Wanted–Asian American Divas

posted by Randall

Ruthie Ann Miles & cast of Here Lies LoveWhere have all the Asian divas gone?

It’s been two decades since Lea Salonga hit the stage in her Tony Award winning role of Kim in Miss Saigon followed by featured parts in Les Miserables.

After a long drought comes a new group of Asian divas hitting the stage.

Ruthie Ann Miles currently stars as … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 22, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on NY Times: Asian American actors taking center stage

NY Times: Asian American actors taking center stage

posted by Randall

Here Lies LoveWe may begin to see the names of more Asian Americans on the lighted marquees of Broadway.

The NY Times reports “An unusual bonanza of jobs is in the offing” for Asian American actors.

The article points to the revivals of the King & I and Miss Saigon and new shows like Here Lies LoveRead more

Bad Ass Asians

Jun 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on GMA: Filipino takes home two Tony Awards

GMA: Filipino takes home two Tony Awards

posted by Randall

Jhett TolentinoTheater producer Jhett Tolentino won two Tony Awards for two different plays in this year’s awards show, reports GMA.

One of three Filipinos ever recognized with a Tony,Tolentino won for A Raisin in the Sun, for Best Revival of a Play and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder for Best Musical.

It’s … Read more

Blogs

Jan 25, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo: What really is yellowface?

Rafu Shimpo: What really is yellowface?

posted by Randall

Mickey Rooney, Breakfast at TiffanysGuy Aoki who co-founded Media Action Network for Asian Americans in 1992 is taking issue with the way some in the media are using the term yellowface.

In Aoki’s own words from his column in Rafu Shimpo,”it should apply to non-Asians putting on make-up to look Asian, usually pulling or slanting their eyes … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Nov 18, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on ABS CBN: Tony winner @LeaSalonga tells life story in children’s book

ABS CBN: Tony winner @LeaSalonga tells life story in children’s book

posted by Randall

Princess LeaLea Salonga has come a long way since auditioning for a role in the King and I at age 6, reports ABS CBN.

Her life journey into an international star is told in a new children’s book, Princess Lea, by Yvette Fernandez.

Salonga recently introduced the book with her daughter Nicole and mother Ligaya … Read more

Community Issues

Nov 3, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Beacon News: Vietnamese American actor makes choice not to run anymore from Miss Saigon

Beacon News: Vietnamese American actor makes choice not to run anymore from Miss Saigon

posted by Randall

Miss Saigon 

AsAmNews has ran many stories about the outrage from many in the Asian American community over various productions of the Tony Award-winning play  Miss Saigon.

A story from the Beacon News focuses on a Vietnamese American actor who too had problems with the production and refused to audition or get anywhere the play.… Read more

Community Issues

Oct 14, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on AA Press: Miss Saigon Opens to Protests

AA Press: Miss Saigon Opens to Protests

posted by Randall

Miss SaigonThe production of Miss Saigon at the Ordway Center of the Performing Arts in St. Paul opened to protests  last week, reports AA Press.

Opponents gathered at nearby Rice Park to hand out information leaflets. This is the third time the production has come to the St. Paul area, and each time its been … Read more

Blogs

Sep 24, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on Daily Planet: Tumblir Project Takes on Miss Saigon

Daily Planet: Tumblir Project Takes on Miss Saigon

posted by Randall

tumblr_Korean AmericanThe upcoming production of Miss Saigon at the Ordway Theater in St Paul, MN  has sparked a unique protest, reports the Daily Planet.

Members of the Vietnamese American community have launched a Tumblir project they’ve dubbed Don’t Buy Miss Saigon, Our Truths.

The group sees the Tumblir space is an expensive way for … Read more

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