John D. Haggerty, Vanessa Kai, Ron Domingo, James Seol, David Huynh, David Shih. Photo Credit: William P. Steele

First Look: NAATCO’s HENRY VI

The National Asian American Theatre Company, kicks off their 28th season with Stephen Brown-Fried’s new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI. This Off-Broadway limited engagement at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theaters (502 West 53rd Street at Tenth Avenue) opens on Tuesday August 21st (Part 1) and Wednesday August 22nd (Part 2). Performances continue through September 8th only.

Photo Flash: First Look at NAATCO's HENRY VI
John D. Haggerty, Michelangelo Hyeon. Photo Credit: William P. Steele

Brown-Fried helms a cast that features Rajesh Bose (Indian Ink, Disgraced), Ron Domingo (OBIE Award-winner for The Romance of Magno Rubio); John D. Haggerty (Les Miserables – Broadway and National Tour); Wai Ching Ho (Madame Gao in the Marvel Cinematic Universe/Netflix series “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders”); David Huynh (No-No Boy – Pan Asian Rep, The Cherry Orchard – Moscow Art Theatre); Michelangelo Hyeon (NYC debut); Anna Ishida (Beowulf -A Thousand Years of Baggage by Jason Craig/Dave Malloy – featured in The New Yorker‘s “Top 12 Best Off-Broadway Shows”); Paul Juhn (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt;” The Good Person of Szechwan -The Public Theater/The Foundry Theatre; White Chocolate -The Culture Project); Vanessa Kai (2018 Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, KPop – A.R.T./NY Theatres), Mahira Kakkar (TFNA’s Winter’s Tale), Mia Katigbak (Obie Award – Awake & Sing!; Lucille Lortel Award and Lee Reynolds Award from League of Professional Theatre Women; Actors Equity’s Rosetta LeNoire Award); Jon Norman Schneider (House Rules – Ma-Yi, Awake and Sing! – NAATCO at Walkerspace and The Public Theater, The Oldest Boy – Lincoln Center Theater, Durango – Public Theater/NYSF), James Seol (2018 Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical, KPop – A.R.T./NY Theatres), David Shih (“Blindspot” – NBC, KPop – A.R.T./NY Theatres, Somebody’s Daughter – Second Stage, Awake and Sing! – NAATCO at Walkerspace and The Public Theater); Sophia Skiles (A Dream Play, The Seagull, The House of Bernarda Alba – NAATCO); and Kim Wong (The Public’s Henry V).

John D. Haggerty, Anna Ishida, Jon Norman Schneider. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
John D. Haggerty, Anna Ishida, Jon Norman Schneider. Photo Credit: William P. Steele

Henry VI will have scenic design by Kimie Nishikawa, costume design by Nicole Slaven, lighting design by Reza Behjat, sound design by Toby Algya, and prop design by Ryo Tatsumi. Orlando Pabotoy and Kimiye Corwin will serve as movement directors. Peter Kim is Associate Producer for NAATCO.

James Seol, John D. Haggerty, Rajesh Bose, Mahira Kakkar. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
James Seol, John D. Haggerty, Rajesh Bose, Mahira Kakkar. Photo Credit: William P. Steele

Performances for Part 1 will be Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm, and Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00; Part 2 will be performed Wednesday Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings at 7:00. Tickets for all seats for all performances are $45, with special packages for both parts, and may be purchased at www.naatco.org or by calling 866-811-4111.

Jon Norman Schneider. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
Jon Norman Schneider. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
 David Huynh, David Shih, James Seol. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
David Huynh, David Shih, James Seol. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
John D. Haggerty, Vanessa Kai, Ron Domingo, James Seol, David Huynh, David Shih. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
John D. Haggerty, Vanessa Kai, Ron Domingo, James Seol, David Huynh, David Shih. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
Paul Juhn and Michelangelo Hyeon. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
Paul Juhn and Michelangelo Hyeon. Photo Credit: William P. Steele
Paul Juhn, David Huynh, Anna Ishida, Mia Katigbak, Michelangelo Hyeon, Vanessa Kai and John Haggerty. Photo by William P. Steele
Paul Juhn, David Huynh, Anna Ishida, Mia Katigbak, Michelangelo Hyeon, Vanessa Kai and John Haggerty. Photo by William P. Steele

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