Eddy Lee to Star as Alexander Hamilton in HAMILTON on Broadway Tonight

On the 24th day of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I will celebrate Chinese American actor Eddy Lee as he takes center stage as Alexander Hamilton in the Broadway company of Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre tonight. Eddy Lee is a native of East Lansing, Michigan. He studied Kinesiology for his undergrad before pivoting to pursue his dreams of performing. It’s … Continue reading Eddy Lee to Star as Alexander Hamilton in HAMILTON on Broadway Tonight

May 31: BAC + AAPAC + Ma-Yi Theater Company’s H(AAPI) Hour Celebration for the AAPI Arts Community at Sour Mouse

This month, BAC has been hosting an AAPI Month of Action, using their platform to feature organizations working on the ground against the continued racist violence perpetrated against East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, West Asian, Pacific Islander, Asian American and any individual of the Asian diaspora, led by AAPI staff members Emily Goes and Jess McLeod. In the midst of grief and continued violence, … Continue reading May 31: BAC + AAPAC + Ma-Yi Theater Company’s H(AAPI) Hour Celebration for the AAPI Arts Community at Sour Mouse

Simu Liu, Zendaya, Tim Cook, Mary J. Blige, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Michelle Yeoh, Nathan Chen, Eileen Gu, Michelle Zauner, Keanu Reeves, Michael R. Jackson, Oprah, Ariana DeBose, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, Taika Waititi, Andrew Garfield, Jon Batiste, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Letitia James, Maya Lin, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and more on 2022 TIME100

TIME revealed the 2022 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world today. The issue has 5 worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: actor Zendaya, Apple CEO Tim Cook, recording artist Mary J. Blige, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, and actor Simu Liu. The TIME100 includes surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The … Continue reading Simu Liu, Zendaya, Tim Cook, Mary J. Blige, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Michelle Yeoh, Nathan Chen, Eileen Gu, Michelle Zauner, Keanu Reeves, Michael R. Jackson, Oprah, Ariana DeBose, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, Taika Waititi, Andrew Garfield, Jon Batiste, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Letitia James, Maya Lin, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and more on 2022 TIME100

The Second City Launches Victor Wong Fellowship for AAPI Voices in Comedy

Legendary Chicago comedy institution The Second City have created The Victor Wong Fellowship, a program to train and mentor up-and-coming comedians. Named after The Second City’s first Asian American performer and funded by Peng Zhao, CEO of Citadel Securities, and his wife, Cherry Chen, the fellowship will focus on developing the next generation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) talent. Beginning this fall, 16 … Continue reading The Second City Launches Victor Wong Fellowship for AAPI Voices in Comedy

NYTW’s Off-Broadway Premiere of KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD has been named a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Garnered a 2022 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance

The critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere of Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord by NYTW Usual Suspect Kristina Wong, helmed by Obie Award winner and NYTW Usual Suspect Chay Yew (Oedipus El Rey) has been racking up awards this season, including being named a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. “A humorous and moving performance piece detailing how the author became the founder of a homemade face mask operation in … Continue reading NYTW’s Off-Broadway Premiere of KRISTINA WONG, SWEATSHOP OVERLORD has been named a finalist for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Garnered a 2022 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance

Award-winning Actor and San Francisco Native Francis Jue Will Portray the Monk in San Francisco Opera’s Production of Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang’s DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER, June 14–July 3

San Francisco Opera presents Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang’s Dream of the Red Chamber from June 14-July 3 at the War Memorial Opera House. The musical retelling of the 18th-century novel by Cao Xueqin, one of China’s literary masterworks, played to sold-out audiences during its initial run at San Francisco Opera in 2016 and has since garnered international acclaim through presentations at the 2017 … Continue reading Award-winning Actor and San Francisco Native Francis Jue Will Portray the Monk in San Francisco Opera’s Production of Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang’s DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER, June 14–July 3

CSC’s Production of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s SNOW IN MIDSUMMER Currently in Previews, Opens June 8

On the 20th day of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, I caught the first preview of Classic Stage Company’s production of Snow in Midsummer, written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig and directed by Zi Alikhan. Snow in Midsummer officially opens on Wednesday, June 8 for a run through Saturday, July 9, 2022. Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s Snow in Midsummer is fascinating, a thrilling murder mystery … Continue reading CSC’s Production of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s SNOW IN MIDSUMMER Currently in Previews, Opens June 8

Wai Ching Ho, Tommy Bo, Paul Juhn, Kenneth Lee, Julian Leong, Dorcas Leung, Teresa Avia Lim, Fin Moulding, Alex Vinh and John Yi Set for CSC’s Production of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s SNOW IN MIDSUMMER, Previews Begin Tonight

Classic Stage Company is presenting Snow in Midsummer, written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig and directed by Zi Alikhan. Snow in Midsummer begins preview performances on Friday, May 20 and officially opens on Wednesday, June 8 for a run through Saturday, July 9, 2022. Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s Snow in Midsummer is a thrilling murder mystery adapted from the classical Chinese drama The Injustice to Dou Yi That … Continue reading Wai Ching Ho, Tommy Bo, Paul Juhn, Kenneth Lee, Julian Leong, Dorcas Leung, Teresa Avia Lim, Fin Moulding, Alex Vinh and John Yi Set for CSC’s Production of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s SNOW IN MIDSUMMER, Previews Begin Tonight

THE CHINESE LADY Receives 5 Drama Desk Nominations including Best Play for Lloyd Suh, Best Lead Actress in a Play for Shannon Tyo, Best Featured Actor in a Play for Daniel K. Isaac, Best Costume Design for Linda Cho and Best Projection Design for Shawn Duan

Ma-Yi Theater Company and The Public Theater’s co-production of Lloyd Suh’s THE CHINESE LADY, directed by Obie Award-winning Ralph B. Peña, has been nominated for five Drama Desk nominations including Best Play for Lloyd Suh, Best Leading Actress in a Play for Shannon Tyo, Best Featured Actor in a Play for Daniel K. Isaac, Best Costume Design for Linda Cho and Best Projection Design for … Continue reading THE CHINESE LADY Receives 5 Drama Desk Nominations including Best Play for Lloyd Suh, Best Lead Actress in a Play for Shannon Tyo, Best Featured Actor in a Play for Daniel K. Isaac, Best Costume Design for Linda Cho and Best Projection Design for Shawn Duan

MTC’s American Premiere of Anchuli Felicia King’s GOLDEN SHIELD Featuring Cindy Cheung, Fang Du, Kristen Hung, Daniel Jenkins, Michael C. Liu, Max Gordon Moore, Ruibo Qian and Gillian Saker Opens Tonight

Manhattan Theatre Club’s American premiere of Golden Shield, written by Anchuli Felicia King (White Pearl) and directed by May Adrales (Vietgone at MTC), opens tonight at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Golden Shield‘s ensemble cast features Cindy Cheung, Fang Du, Kristen Hung, Daniel Jenkins, Michael C. Liu, Max Gordon Moore, Ruibo Qian and Gillian Saker. Check out the production … Continue reading MTC’s American Premiere of Anchuli Felicia King’s GOLDEN SHIELD Featuring Cindy Cheung, Fang Du, Kristen Hung, Daniel Jenkins, Michael C. Liu, Max Gordon Moore, Ruibo Qian and Gillian Saker Opens Tonight