Alan Ariano Talks about Representation with His Turn as the First Asian American to Play The Wizard and Professor Marvel in Music Theatre Wichita’s THE WIZARD OF OZ

Congratulations to Alan Ariano, who is currently starring as  The Wizard and Professor Marvel in Music Theatre Wichita’s production of The Wizard of Oz. There are two more performances today to see the show – at 2pm and 8pm. Click here for tickets. Based on the classic MGM movie musical and the book by L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of OZ is directed by Debra … Continue reading Alan Ariano Talks about Representation with His Turn as the First Asian American to Play The Wizard and Professor Marvel in Music Theatre Wichita’s THE WIZARD OF OZ

Jun. 22 – Jul. 3: Hansel Tan, Pascal Pastrana, Alan Ariano and More Set for Theatre Raleigh’s Production of David Henry Hwang’s YELLOW FACE

Theatre Raleigh is presenting David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face, helmed by Telly Leung (Broadway: Aladdin, Allegiance, and Godspell), Jun. 22 – Jul. 3. Leading this production are Hansel Tan (Off-Broadway: Ping Pong and Unlock’d) as DHH and Pascal Pastrana (Broadway: Mean Girls) as Marcus. Raleigh and Triangle locals bring their talents in supporting roles with Ali Evarts as Jane & Others, Kylie Robinson as Leah … Continue reading Jun. 22 – Jul. 3: Hansel Tan, Pascal Pastrana, Alan Ariano and More Set for Theatre Raleigh’s Production of David Henry Hwang’s YELLOW FACE

May 6: Ali Ewoldt, Diana Huey, Kennedy Kanagawa, Hazel Anne Raymundo, Delphi Borich, Kevin Schuering, Brian Kim McCormick, Caitlin Burke, and Alan Ariano Set for Village Theatre’s Industry Reading of Christine Toy Johnson and Jason Ma’s BROKEN GROUND

Washington’s Village Theatre is presenting a New York City industry reading of the new musical Broken Ground on May 6. The work features a book and lyrics by Christine Toy Johnson with music and lyrics by Jason Ma. The reading will feature an all Asian-American cast and creative team with the cast featuring Ali Ewoldt, Diana Huey, Kennedy Kanagawa, Hazel Anne Raymundo, Delphi Borich, Kevin Schuering, … Continue reading May 6: Ali Ewoldt, Diana Huey, Kennedy Kanagawa, Hazel Anne Raymundo, Delphi Borich, Kevin Schuering, Brian Kim McCormick, Caitlin Burke, and Alan Ariano Set for Village Theatre’s Industry Reading of Christine Toy Johnson and Jason Ma’s BROKEN GROUND

Path to GOLD MOUNTAIN Lined with Gratitude for AAPI Community

I caught up with writer/composer Jason Ma as his musical GOLD MOUNTAIN is about to reach a milestone, a world premiere production presented by Utah Shakespeare Festival. In the midst of pre-production and sorting through video submissions from actors, we talked about what was on his mind as he prepares for the upcoming November run of his show, a new musical about Chinese laborers on … Continue reading Path to GOLD MOUNTAIN Lined with Gratitude for AAPI Community

Celebrating AAPI Legacy Robe Recipients Baayork Lee, Cynthia Onrubia, Nina Zoie Lam, Herman Sebek, Alan Ariano, Lydia Gaston, JoAnn M. Hunter, Darren Lee, Emily Hsu, Marc Oka, Rommy Sandhu, Kristine Bendul, Aaron J. Albano, Lainie Sakakura, MaryAnn Hu, Catherine Ricafort McCreary, and J. Elaine Marcos

Over the past 70 years, there have only been 17 AAPI recipients of the Legacy Robe. Broadway veterans Alan Ariano and Lainie Sakakura, two of the 17 AAPI Legacy Robe recipients, are celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by shining the spotlight on those in this very select class. According to the Actors Equity Association Website: “The ritual of the Legacy Robe takes place on … Continue reading Celebrating AAPI Legacy Robe Recipients Baayork Lee, Cynthia Onrubia, Nina Zoie Lam, Herman Sebek, Alan Ariano, Lydia Gaston, JoAnn M. Hunter, Darren Lee, Emily Hsu, Marc Oka, Rommy Sandhu, Kristine Bendul, Aaron J. Albano, Lainie Sakakura, MaryAnn Hu, Catherine Ricafort McCreary, and J. Elaine Marcos

Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee, Jr. Darren Lee, Joseph Steven Yang and More Open in Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN at Ogden Musical Theatre at the historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater

Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee, Jr. Darren Lee, Joseph Steven Yang and More Open in Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN at Ogden Musical Theatre at the historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater https://wp.me/p8ilTC-3Qv Continue reading Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee, Jr. Darren Lee, Joseph Steven Yang and More Open in Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN at Ogden Musical Theatre at the historic Peery’s Egyptian Theater

Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee, Jr. Darren Lee, Joseph Steven Yang and More Open in Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN at Regent Street Black Box at The Eccles Theater

Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee, Jr. Darren Lee, Joseph Steven Yang and More Open in Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN at Regent Street Black Box at The Eccles Theater https://wp.me/p8ilTC-3PW Continue reading Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee, Jr. Darren Lee, Joseph Steven Yang and More Open in Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN at Regent Street Black Box at The Eccles Theater

Headed to Salt Lake City with Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Musical as Part of the 2019 Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

Headed to Salt Lake City with Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Musical as Part of the 2019 Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad https://wp.me/p8ilTC-3PO The cast features Ali Ewoldt, Jonny Lee Jr, Joseph Steven Yang, Darren Lee, Kiet Tai Cao, Lawrence-Michael C. Arias, Steven Eng, Eric Bondoc (Pacific Overtures, 2004 revival), Daniel May, Alex Hsu, Eric Elizaga, Viet Vo, Robert Scott Smith, with Alan Muraoka at the helm. Continue reading Headed to Salt Lake City with Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Musical as Part of the 2019 Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad