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

May 16: Prospect Theater Company is presenting a Work-in-Progress Reading of Timothy Huang’s New Musical, PETER AND THE WAVE Featuring Marc delaCruz, Steven Eng, Janine Morita Colletti, Andrew Cristi, Shino Frances, Katie Mariko Murray, Toren Nakamura, and Nic Rouleau

Prospect Theater Company is presenting a work-in-process reading of a new musical by Timothy Huang at Ripley-Grier Studios on Monday, May 16. Peter and the Wave features a Book, Music and Lyrics by Timothy Huang. May Adrales directs a cast that features Janine Morita Colletti, Andrew Cristi, Marc delaCruz, Steven Eng, Shino Frances, Katie Mariko Murray, Toren Nakamura, and Nic Rouleau. Sariva Goetz is the Music Director. … Continue reading May 16: Prospect Theater Company is presenting a Work-in-Progress Reading of Timothy Huang’s New Musical, PETER AND THE WAVE Featuring Marc delaCruz, Steven Eng, Janine Morita Colletti, Andrew Cristi, Shino Frances, Katie Mariko Murray, Toren Nakamura, and Nic Rouleau

André De Shields, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Colfer, Amy Schneider, Morgxn, Indigo Girls, Breanna Sinclairé, Drag Artists Peppermint, Alexis Michelle, Juju-bee and More Set for TRUE COLORS LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs with Maestro Luke Frazier’s American Pops Orchestra on PBS beginning June 4

The Nouveau Productions and PBS have announced a new collaboration, just in time for Pride Month. True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs celebrates the stories and music that make us who we are. The new special will feature Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winning Hadestown star André De Shields performing “The Colors of My Life” from Barnum, drag artists Peppermint, Alexis Michelle and Jujubee performing … Continue reading André De Shields, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Colfer, Amy Schneider, Morgxn, Indigo Girls, Breanna Sinclairé, Drag Artists Peppermint, Alexis Michelle, Juju-bee and More Set for TRUE COLORS LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs with Maestro Luke Frazier’s American Pops Orchestra on PBS beginning June 4