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

Kirsten Childs and Martyna Majok to Receive Dramatists Guild’s Flora Roberts Award and Hull-Warriner Award at Joe’s Pub on Jul. 25

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced the first recipients of their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022. The Flora Roberts Award, administered by the Dramatists Guild Foundation, is presented to a dramatist in recognition of distinguished work in the theater and to encourage the continuation of that work. The … Continue reading Kirsten Childs and Martyna Majok to Receive Dramatists Guild’s Flora Roberts Award and Hull-Warriner Award at Joe’s Pub on Jul. 25

May 1: Prospect Theater Will Honor Lia Chang, Naima Kradjian, Leonard Majzlin, and Kenita R. Miller with 2022 Muse Awards at the Spring 2022 Gala: COMING BACK TO YOU at The Edison Ballroom Featuring Special Performances by André De Shields, Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee Jr. and More

It is not enough that I will get to usher Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AANHPI) by receiving Prospect Theater’s Inaugural Muse Award at the Spring Gala being held at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) on Sunday, May 1, but Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner and Hadestown star André De Shields, accompanied by Music Director Sean Mayes, and Gold Mountain … Continue reading May 1: Prospect Theater Will Honor Lia Chang, Naima Kradjian, Leonard Majzlin, and Kenita R. Miller with 2022 Muse Awards at the Spring 2022 Gala: COMING BACK TO YOU at The Edison Ballroom Featuring Special Performances by André De Shields, Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee Jr. and More

Leviathan Lab to Present Work-in-Progress Showing Of Ariel Estrada’s Solo Show, FULL CONTACT, In Residency At BRIC, Apr. 28-29

Leviathan Lab, a creative studio for Asian American Pacific Islander theatre artists, will present two work-in-process showings of FULL CONTACT, a new solo performance work written and performed by Ariel Estrada (Producing Artistic Director, Leviathan Lab; BIPOC Leadership Circle, artEquity) and directed by Ariel Estrada (Producing Artistic Director, Leviathan Lab; BIPOC Leadership Circle, artEquity,) directed by Gaven Trinidad (Rising Leader of Color, Theatre Communications Group.) … Continue reading Leviathan Lab to Present Work-in-Progress Showing Of Ariel Estrada’s Solo Show, FULL CONTACT, In Residency At BRIC, Apr. 28-29