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
“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
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
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 Love… Read more
Theater 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
Lea 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
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.
The production of Miss Saigon at the Ordway Center of the Performing Arts in St. Paul opened to protests last week, reports AA Press.
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