Flushing Town Hall to Present the Masterful “André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” for Two Performances Only on Juneteenth

Broadway star André De Shields returns to Flushing Town Hall to reprise his role as the esteemed abolitionist leader and influential thinker for two live performances of his self-crafted, solo show, André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory on Sunday, June 19 at 2pm and 7pm. Flushing Town Hall is located at 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354. In-Person Tickets … Continue reading Flushing Town Hall to Present the Masterful “André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” for Two Performances Only on Juneteenth

Apple TV+ HELPSTERS Season Three adds André De Shields, Japanese Breakfast, James Monroe Iglehart, Bradley Cooper, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Alex Song-Xia and More

André De Shields plays Purple Presley with Mr. Primm in season 3, episode 7 of the award-winning Apple TV+ Daytime Emmy Award-winning kids and family series “Helpsters,” premiering globally on May 27. The third season also features appearances by Bradley Cooper, James Monroe Iglehart, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Christian Borle, Judy Gold, Jordan Carlos, Shakina Nayfack, Yasha Jackson, Krysta Rodriguez, Michael Cruz Kayne, Glo Tavarez, Jerah Milligan, … Continue reading Apple TV+ HELPSTERS Season Three adds André De Shields, Japanese Breakfast, James Monroe Iglehart, Bradley Cooper, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Alex Song-Xia and More

Phillipa Soo, Patina Miller, Brian D’Arcy James, and Joshua Henry Will Join Sara Bareilles, Gavin Creel, Ta’Nika Gibson, Annie Golden, Albert Guerzon, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, David Patrick Kelly, Julia Lester, Cole Thompson, David Turner and More in INTO THE WOODS for the Limited Run on Broadway this Summer

Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters has announced that the hugely acclaimed and completely sold-out New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical, Into the Woods, will transfer to Broadway for a strictly limited, 8-week engagement. Performances begin Tuesday, June 28 at the St. James Theatre, ahead of an official opening night on July 10. Into the Woods is … Continue reading Phillipa Soo, Patina Miller, Brian D’Arcy James, and Joshua Henry Will Join Sara Bareilles, Gavin Creel, Ta’Nika Gibson, Annie Golden, Albert Guerzon, Brooke Ishibashi, Kennedy Kanagawa, David Patrick Kelly, Julia Lester, Cole Thompson, David Turner and More in INTO THE WOODS for the Limited Run on Broadway this Summer

Emmy Winner Denise Burse Joins Clubbed Thumb’s Production of Angela Hanks’ BODIES THEY RITUAL, June 22 – July 2

Bodies They Ritual, written by Angela Hanks and directed by Knud Adams is being presented as part of the Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb’s rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays at The Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St in New York. Bodies They Ritual will star Emmy winner Denise Burse (“Black Mirror”), Nora Cole (On the Town), Jacqueline Guillen (Man Cave), … Continue reading Emmy Winner Denise Burse Joins Clubbed Thumb’s Production of Angela Hanks’ BODIES THEY RITUAL, June 22 – July 2

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

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