Lori Tan Chinn. Photo by Lia Chang

Lori Tan Chinn, Adele Lim, Olga Merediz, BarBara Luna, Andrew Ahn, Isabel Sandoval, Ariana DeBose, Robin de Jesús, Reed Birney, Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Troy Kotsur, Anya Taylor-Joy, Paul Tazewell, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Jason DaSilva and More Among 397 Artists Invited to Join The Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 397 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures, to join the organization. Membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity remaining a priority.  The 2022 class is 44% women, 37% belong to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 50% are … Continue reading Lori Tan Chinn, Adele Lim, Olga Merediz, BarBara Luna, Andrew Ahn, Isabel Sandoval, Ariana DeBose, Robin de Jesús, Reed Birney, Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Troy Kotsur, Anya Taylor-Joy, Paul Tazewell, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Jason DaSilva and More Among 397 Artists Invited to Join The Academy

Francis Jue, Lainie Sakakura, Allen Gilmore, Jon Norman Schneider, Shannon Tyo, Ralph B. Peña, Aline Mayagoitia, Alaudin Ullah, Lisa Helmi Johanson and More Nominated for Connecticut Critics Circle Awards; Winners to Be Presented Tonight at Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre’s “The Chinese Lady” and Hartford Stage’s “Lost in Yonkers” and Music Theatre of Connecticut’s production of “Falsettoland” lead the shows nominated for the 30th annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards. The awards event, which celebrates the best in professional theater in the state, will be held Monday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. Kenneth Gartman, a New … Continue reading Francis Jue, Lainie Sakakura, Allen Gilmore, Jon Norman Schneider, Shannon Tyo, Ralph B. Peña, Aline Mayagoitia, Alaudin Ullah, Lisa Helmi Johanson and More Nominated for Connecticut Critics Circle Awards; Winners to Be Presented Tonight at Long Wharf Theatre

2021 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Katori Hall and Signature Trustee Donna Walker-Kuhne to be Honored at 2022 Signature Theatre Gala on Jun. 13

Signature Theatre, which makes an extended commitment to producing a playwright’s body of work, is holding the 2022 Gala in the sweeping lobby of its own Frank Gehry-designed home, The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). On Monday, June 13, on the heels of an exciting re-opening season—with acclaimed productions of plays by Anna Deavere Smith, Dominique Morisseau, and Samuel D. Hunter, reminding … Continue reading 2021 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Katori Hall and Signature Trustee Donna Walker-Kuhne to be Honored at 2022 Signature Theatre Gala on Jun. 13

Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winner André De Shields to Play Final Broadway Performance in HADESTOWN on May 29

André De Shields, who has enthralled audiences with his award-winning portrayal of Hermes in Hadestown, Broadway’s Tony Award®-winning Best New Musical, will play his final performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) on Sunday, May 29. Casting for the role of Hermes will be announced at a future date. In a career spanning more than half a century, André De Shields has … Continue reading Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winner André De Shields to Play Final Broadway Performance in HADESTOWN on May 29

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

Jun 13: André De Shields to Receive Red Bull Theater’s Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala

Red Bull Theater is presenting Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning Hadestown star André De Shields with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, its benefit event on Monday, June 13th at 6pm. This intimate soirée will be held on the expansive terrace of the Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery at East 3rd Street). This intimate soirée, taking place safely outdoors, will feature … Continue reading Jun 13: André De Shields to Receive Red Bull Theater’s Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY Benefit Gala

Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora to Receive Friend of Off-Broadway Alliance Award; Full Nominations List Includes Best Solo Performance Nod for Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season. Awards will be presented in five competitive categories: Best New Musical, Best New Play, Best Revival, Best Unique Theatrical Experience, and Best Solo Performance. … Continue reading Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora to Receive Friend of Off-Broadway Alliance Award; Full Nominations List Includes Best Solo Performance Nod for Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

“Sesame Street” Receives the 2022 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Children’s Programming for The “Family Day” Episode, Co-Directed by Alan Muraoka

Alan Muraoka shared the news that the Sesame Street “Family Day” episode that he co-directed and was featured in, had won the 2022 GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Children’s Programming” at The Hilton Midtown on May 06, 2022 in New York City. “The ‘Family Day’ episode of Sesame Street sends the simple and important message that families come in all forms and that love and acceptance … Continue reading “Sesame Street” Receives the 2022 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Children’s Programming for The “Family Day” Episode, Co-Directed by Alan Muraoka

Asian American Performers Action Coalition, Broadway for All, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Emily Grishman, United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE Will Receive 2022 Tony Honors For Excellence in the Theatre

The Tony Awards Administration Committee will present the 2022 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to five outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry – the Asian American Performers Action Coalition (AAPAC); Broadway For All; music copyist, Emily Grishman; Feinstein’s/54 Below and United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE. The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were established in 1990 and are awarded annually … Continue reading Asian American Performers Action Coalition, Broadway for All, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Emily Grishman, United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE Will Receive 2022 Tony Honors For Excellence in the Theatre