Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN to be Presented in Utah for 2019 Golden Spike 150th Anniversary

Utah’s commission for the Transcontinental Railroad 150th Celebration has announced that Gold Mountain, the original musical by Jason Ma, will be presented as one of the cultural events commemorating the landmark anniversary. Alan Muraoka will direct three evenings of staged concert presentations, performed by a New York cast of Asian American actors,  including Ali Ewoldt (Phantom of the Opera) as Mei, Jonny Lee Jr. as Lit, Alan Ariano (The King and I) as Ba, Daniel J. Edwards (Anything Goes) as Jiang, Lawrence-Michael Arias as Wong, Steven Eng (CSC’s Pacific Overtures) as Loong, and Eric Bondoc (Pacific Overtures) as Lo.

Music direction will be provided by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld and choreography by Billy Bustamante. Production will be spearheaded by Spike 150 in partnership with the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association.

Jason Ma, Kristen Lee Rosenfeld and Alan Muraoka. Photo by Lia Chang
Jason Ma, Kristen Lee Rosenfeld and Alan Muraoka. Photo by Lia Chang

Performances in Salt Lake City are currently set for the Regent Street Black Box at The Eccles Theater on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 9, 2019, both at 8:00 p.m. Performances in Ogden will take place at Peery’s Egyptian Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10 and a matinee on Saturday, May 11, curtain time TBD.

About Gold Mountain:

Gold Mountain is a love story set against the backdrop of a pivotal event in America’s history, the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. The original musical celebrates the striving immigrant spirit, the redemptive power of love and the ultimate nobility of self- sacrifice.

The company of GOLD MOUNTAIN at TheTimesCenter in New York on October 20, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang
The company of GOLD MOUNTAIN at TheTimesCenter in New York on October 20, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang

Gold Mountain was most recently presented at TheTimesCenter in New York City by the National Asian Artists Project in partnership with Prospect Theater Company as a part of their 2017 IGNITE series. It was also selected for presentation at the 2016 ASCAP/DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop in Los Angeles, for development by Apples & Oranges Studios in their 2017 THEatre ACCELERATOR, for a staged reading at San Francisco LaborFest 2016 in The Aurora Theatre, and for a 2017 eStudio grant for a developmental workshop at The Masie Center.

GOLD MOUNTAIN creator Jason Ma and the company in rehearsal at Ripley-Grier Rehearsal Studios in New York. Photo by Lia Chang
GOLD MOUNTAIN creator Jason Ma and the company in rehearsal at Ripley-Grier Rehearsal Studios in New York on October 19, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang

About the Writer and Director:
Jason Ma (Writer) is a son of an immigrant family, and a grateful descendant of a long line of those who were able to persist, overcome and succeed on their way to becoming Americans. He wrote book, music and lyrics for Gold Mountain and is the 2017 recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s Cole Porter Award, given to an emerging composer/lyricist “whose work shows promise.” Along with writing, he is an actor who has been seen on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, in regional theaters, and internationally. Please visit: www.goldmountainthemusical.com

Alan Muraoka on The New Amsterdam Theatre stage where he recently starred as Iago in Aladdin on October 30, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang
Alan Muraoka on The New Amsterdam Theatre stage where he recently starred as Iago in Aladdin on October 30, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Alan Muraoka (Director) NY directing credits: Avenue Q (Off-Broadway Resident Director), Telly Leung: Telly on a Sunday (Birdland-November 2018), The Report (NY Fringe), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre-AD), Ann Harada: American Songbook (Lincoln Center), Awesomer & Awesomer!!!(Triad Theatre), The King and I (Harbor Lights Theatre), Telly Leung: Playlist and What Makes a Man? (54 Below), Ali Ewoldt: From Phantom to Phantom (54 Below) Grand Hotel (NYU/Cap 21), Falsettoland(NAATCO), John Tartaglia AD-LIBerty (Joe’s Pub) & Christmas Eve With Christmas Eve (BC/EFA Benefits). Regionally: South Pacific & Once On This Island (Olney Theatre),The King and I, Xanadu, Disney’s High School Musical and Disney’s High School Musical 2 (all at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), Disney’s High School Musical (MUNY, Casa Manana), Urinetown (Trinity University), and Up In The Air (Kennedy Center-AD). Television: “Sesame Street,” Macy’sThanksgiving Day Parade. As an actor, Alan is most recognizable for his role in the Emmy Award winning series, “Sesame Street,” where he plays “Alan,” the proprietor of Hooper’s Store. He has appeared in 7 Broadway shows; Aladdin, Pacific Overtures, Mail, Shogun, the Musical, My Favorite Year, The King and I (with Lou Diamond Phillips and Donna Murphy), and most notably Miss Saigon, where he played the lead role of the Engineer. Member SSDC & DGA. Website: www.alanmuraoka.net Follow on Instagram: #alanathoopers

About Production Partners:
Spike 150: One of the most iconic and life-altering events in America’s history – the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad – happened in Utah on May 10, 1869. Spike 150 is an initiative of Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad 150th Celebration Commission, established by the Utah State Legislature and Governor Gary Herbert and organized to partner with all those celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony in Utah. Through a series of activities and events, the Spike 150 initiative aims to inspire, educate, and reflect on the Transcontinental Railroad legacy as it unifies Utahns to see that great things are possible with vision, hard-work, dedication, and collaboration. There are events planned all across the state so people can celebrate in 150 ways. The festivities will culminate in a celebration at Promontory Summit on May 10, 2019. For a full list of Spike 150 events, visit www.spike150.org.

CRWDA: The Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association is a national, membership based, charitable organization which seeks to preserve, promote and protect the contributions made by Chinese railroad workers to the United States. Through our educational and philanthropic efforts, we support academic research, historic preservation and artistic projects that further the understanding and appreciation of the sacrifices, struggles, hardships and contributions made by generations of Chinese and Chinese Americans. Please visit: www.goldenspike150.org

Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Concert and AfterParty 

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Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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PHANTOM STAR Ali Ewoldt Set for Solo Debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below with Special Guests Joshua Dela Cruz, Liz Casasola, Rona Figueroa, Rodney Ingram, Jeremy Stolle and Carner & Gregor on March 12

James Barbour and Ali Ewoldt in "The Phantom Of The Opera." (photo credit: Matthew Murphy)
James Barbour and Ali Ewoldt in “The Phantom Of The Opera.” (photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

Ali Ewoldt, currently starring as Christine in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, is making her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut on Sunday, March 12th at 9:30PM. The concert will be helmed by Alan Muraoka and will feature musical direction by Gary Adler.

Ms. Ewoldt joined the Broadway Company last June as its new leading lady, the first Asian American to assume the role of Christine Daaé, the innocent young soprano on Broadway.  Born outside of Chicago and raised in Pleasantville, NY, Ms. Ewoldt made her professional debut at age 10 in Yeston/Kopit’s Phantom and fell madly in love with musical theater. She obtained a BA in Psychology from Yale University.

She made her Broadway debut in 2006 in Mr. Mackintosh’s first Broadway revival of LES MISERABLES as Cosette.

Sam Simahk and Ali Ewoldt in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of “The King and I.” (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)
Sam Simahk and Ali Ewoldt in the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of “The King and I.” (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

She joined the company direct from playing Tuptim in the Chicago Lyric Opera production of The King & I, and appeared in the original cast of the 2015 Tony award winning revival at Lincoln Center Theater. Other credits include Luisa in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway), Maria in West Side Story (first national tour), Lili in Carnival! (Musicals Tonight) and the national tour of LES MISERABLES.

Ms. Ewoldt will be joined by special guests Liz Casasola, Joshua Dela Cruz (Aladdin), Rona Figueroa, Jeremy Stolle, Carner & Gregor and her newest Phantom co-star Rodney Ingram (Aladdin), who joins the show on March 20th as Raoul.

Doors open at 8:45PM; show is at 9:30PM. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. Use code ALI5 for $5 off . Click here for tickets or call (646) 476-3551.

Below is Minnie Roh’s feature on Ali on Asian American Life.

54Below.com/Feinsteins.

PHANTOM, Starring James Barbour, Ali Ewoldt, and Jordan Donica, Celebrates 12,000 Performances on Broadway on Nov. 28

Photo: Backstage with Ali Ewoldt and Jordan Donica at Broadway’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 

Ali Ewoldt and Jordan Donica Begin Their Star Turns in Broadway’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 

Paolo Montalban, Kate Baldwin, Ali Ewoldt, Alan Ariano, Rona Figueroa, Sam Simahk and More set for Lyric Opera’s THE KING AND I 

Photos: Ali Ewoldt, Arielle Jacobs, Joel Perez, Chris Vasquez, Adam Jacobs, Telly Leung and Alan Muraoka at Christine Toy Johnson and Jason Ma’s Barcelona at The Theatre at CAP21 

Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

PHANTOM STAR Ali Ewoldt Set for Solo Debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below with Special Guests Liz Casasola, Joshua Dela Cruz and Rona Figueroa on March 12

Ali Ewoldt
Ali Ewoldt
Ali Ewoldt

Ali Ewoldt, currently starring as Christine in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, is making her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut on Sunday, March 12th at 9:30PM. The concert will be helmed by Alan Muraoka and will feature musical direction by Gary Adler.

Ms. Ewoldt joined the Broadway Company last June as its new leading lady, the first Asian American to assume the role of Christine Daaé, the innocent young soprano on Broadway.  Born outside of Chicago and raised in Pleasantville, NY, Ms. Ewoldt made her professional debut at age 10 in Yeston/Kopit’s Phantom and fell madly in love with musical theater. She obtained a BA in Psychology from Yale University.

James Barbour and Ali Ewoldt in "The Phantom Of The Opera." (photo credit: Matthew Murphy)
James Barbour and Ali Ewoldt in “The Phantom Of The Opera.” (photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

She made her Broadway debut in 2006 in Mr. Mackintosh’s first Broadway revival of LES MISERABLES as Cosette. She joined the company direct from playing Tuptim in the Chicago Lyric Opera production of The King & I, and appeared in the original cast of the 2015 Tony award winning revival at Lincoln Center Theater. Other credits include Luisa in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway), Maria in West Side Story (first national tour), Lili in Carnival! (Musicals Tonight) and the national tour of LES MISERABLES.

Ms. Ewoldt will be joined by special guests Liz Casasola, Joshua Dela Cruz (Aladdin) and Rona Figueroa.

Doors open at 8:45PM; show is at 9:30PM. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. Use code ALI5 for $5 off . Click here for tickets or call (646) 476-3551.

54Below.com/Feinsteins.

PHANTOM, Starring James Barbour, Ali Ewoldt, and Jordan Donica, Celebrates 12,000 Performances on Broadway on Nov. 28

Photo: Backstage with Ali Ewoldt and Jordan Donica at Broadway’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 

Ali Ewoldt and Jordan Donica Begin Their Star Turns in Broadway’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 

Paolo Montalban, Kate Baldwin, Ali Ewoldt, Alan Ariano, Rona Figueroa, Sam Simahk and More set for Lyric Opera’s THE KING AND I 

Photos: Ali Ewoldt, Arielle Jacobs, Joel Perez, Chris Vasquez, Adam Jacobs, Telly Leung and Alan Muraoka at Christine Toy Johnson and Jason Ma’s Barcelona at The Theatre at CAP21 

Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

 

Lunar New Year Festival at The Met with Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Puppeteers Pam Arciero and Jennifer Barnhart

Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero at The Met's Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster. Photo by Lia Chang

On Sunday afternoon, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art was filled to the rafters with eager children and their parents waiting to kick off their Year of the Rooster celebration with Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Puppeteers Jennifer Barnhart and Pam Arciero.

Pam Arciero, Alan Muraoka and Jennifer Barnhart at The Met's Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster. Photo by Lia Chang
Pam Arciero, Alan Muraoka and Jennifer Barnhart at The Met’s Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster. Photo by Lia Chang

The day long Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster featured dozens of programs—for visitors of all ages—that reflected traditions from across Asia.

Pam Arciero, Alan Muraoka and Jennifer Barnhart at The Met's Lunar New Year: Year of the Rooster Festival. Photo by Lia Chang
Pam Arciero, Alan Muraoka and Jennifer Barnhart at The Met’s Lunar New Year: Year of the Rooster Festival. Photo by Lia Chang

Alan Muraoka, most recognizable for his role in the Emmy-winning series, Sesame Street, where he has played Alan, the proprietor of Hooper’s Store, for 18 seasons, recently returned to the Great White Way for a limited run last fall to star as Iago in Disney’s Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

SESAME STREET’s Alan Muraoka Stars as Iago in Broadway’s ALADDIN 

Prior to Aladdin, Mr. Muraoka appeared in six Broadway shows: the Roundabout Theatre revival of Pacific Overtures, The King and I, My Favorite Year, Shogun, the Musical, Mail, and most notably Miss Saigon, where he played the lead role of the Engineer. He is featured in the films, It Could Happen to You, and Day of Independence. Other television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Louie, 30 Rock, Brotherhood, Late Night With David Letterman, and The Tonight Show, as well as numerous commercials.

Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero at The Met's Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster. Photo by Lia Chang
Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero at The Met’s Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster. Photo by Lia Chang

After the performance, the children created art to add to the Collaborative Rooster in the Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education.

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster at The Met on February 5, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang
Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster at The Met on February 5, 2017. Photo by Lia Chang

Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street puppeteers Pam Arciero and Jennifer Barnhart took pictures with their fans of all ages.

SESAME STREET’s Alan Muraoka Stars as Iago in Broadway’s ALADDIN 
Alan Muraoka talks navigating The Fringe Festival at the helm of Martin Casella’s critically-acclaimed THE REPORT
Times Square Chronicles: Fringe Festival: Calling All Producers The Report is the Play to See
nytheaternow.com:THE REPORT
StageBuddy.com: FringeNYC Review: The Report
Broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: First Look at THE REPORT as Part of FringeNYC

Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

PHANTOM STAR Ali Ewoldt Set for Solo Debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below on March 12

ali-ewoldtAli Ewoldt, currently starring as Christine in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, is making her Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut on Sunday, March 12th at 9:30PM. Alan Muraoka directs.

Ms. Ewoldt joined the Broadway Company last June as its new leading lady, the first Asian American to assume the role of Christine Daaé, the innocent young soprano on Broadway.  Born outside of Chicago and raised in Pleasantville, NY, Ms. Ewoldt made her professional debut at age 10 in Yeston/Kopit’s Phantom and fell madly in love with musical theater. She obtained a BA in Psychology from Yale University.

James Barbour and Ali Ewoldt in "The Phantom Of The Opera." (photo credit: Matthew Murphy)
James Barbour and Ali Ewoldt in “The Phantom Of The Opera.” (photo credit: Matthew Murphy)

She made her Broadway debut in 2006 in Mr. Mackintosh’s first Broadway revival of LES MISERABLES as Cosette. She joined the company direct from playing Tuptim in the Chicago Lyric Opera production of The King & I, and appeared in the original cast of the 2015 Tony award winning revival at Lincoln Center Theater. Other credits include Luisa in The Fantasticks (Off-Broadway), Maria in West Side Story (first national tour), Lili in Carnival! (Musicals Tonight) and the national tour of LES MISERABLES.

Doors open at 8:45PM; show is at 9:30PM. $25-$35 cover charge. $60 premium seating. $25 food and beverage minimum. For discount tickets this week only, use code ALI35 . Click here for tickets or call (646) 476-3551.

54Below.com/Feinsteins.

PHANTOM, Starring James Barbour, Ali Ewoldt, and Jordan Donica, Celebrates 12,000 Performances on Broadway on Nov. 28

Photo: Backstage with Ali Ewoldt and Jordan Donica at Broadway’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 

Ali Ewoldt and Jordan Donica Begin Their Star Turns in Broadway’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 

Paolo Montalban, Kate Baldwin, Ali Ewoldt, Alan Ariano, Rona Figueroa, Sam Simahk and More set for Lyric Opera’s THE KING AND I 

Photos: Ali Ewoldt, Arielle Jacobs, Joel Perez, Chris Vasquez, Adam Jacobs, Telly Leung and Alan Muraoka at Christine Toy Johnson and Jason Ma’s Barcelona at The Theatre at CAP21 

 

Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Puppeteers Jennifer Barnhart and Pam Arciero Perform at The Met’s Annual Lunar New Year Festival on Feb. 5

Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero. Photo by Lia Chang

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting its annual Lunar New Year festival on Sunday, February 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster will feature dozens of programs—for visitors of all ages—that reflect traditions from across Asia. Dance and music performances, artist-led workshops, and interactive gallery activities will take place throughout The Met Fifth Avenue as part of the festival celebration. All Lunar New Year Festival programming is free with Museum admission. The Met Fifth Avenue is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street in New York.

Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero. Photo by Lia Chang
Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero. Photo by Lia Chang

Performances
Alan Muraoka and Sesame Street Puppeteers Jennifer Barnhart and Pam Arciero
11–11:30 am
Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Chinese Opera Performance by Qian Yi
11:30 am–12 pm, 12:30–1 pm, 1:30–2 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 217, The Astor Court

Lunar New Year Parade   
12–12:30 pm
Floor 1, Great Hall

Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero. Photo by Lia Chang
Jennifer Barnhart, Alan Muraoka and Pam Arciero. Photo by Lia Chang

Photo Op with Sesame Street Puppeteers 
12–1 pm
Ground floor, Carson Family Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

Balinese Music with Gamelan Dharma Swara 
12:30–1 pm, 1:30 pm–2 pm, 2:30–3 pm
Floor 1, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Gallery 354

Music from China Youth Orchestra, Conducted by Wang Guowei 
12:30–1 pm
Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Lunar New Year Performances 
2–3 pm, 4–5 pm
Floor 1, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Traditional Chinese Music with Mingmei Yip 
2:30–3 pm, 3:30–4 pm, 4:30–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 217, The Astor Court

Art Activities and Gallery Demonstrations: Drop in anytime

Collaborative Rooster 
11 am–5 pm
Ground floor, Carson Family Hall, Uris Center for Education

Year of the Rooster: Drawing Station 
11 am–5 pm
Floor 1, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Gallery 352, The Benenson Gallery

Year of the Rooster: Paper-Folding Station 
11 am–5 pm
Floor 1, Arms and Armor, Gallery 371, Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court

Year of the Rooster: Button-Making Station 
11 am–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 208

How Did They Do That? Vietnamese Drums 
11 am–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 241, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries

Celebration Postcards 
11 am–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 233, Arts of Korea Gallery

Four Seasons Tea Gatherings (Best for ages 6 and up) 
12–4 pm
Ground floor, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

Chinese Opera Masks with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan 
12–5 pm
Ground floor, Carroll Classroom, Uris Center for Education

Golden Silla Crowns with The Korea Society 
12–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 206, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Comics Workshop with SIUNIVERSE MEDIA 
12–5 pm
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 209, The Astor Forecourt

Hand-Pulled Noodle Demonstration with Chef Zhang 
1:30–2 pm, 2:30–3 pm, 3:30–4 pm
Ground floor, Studio, Uris Center for Education

Storytime and More!

Quiet Spaces
11:30 am–4:30 pm
Floor 1, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Gallery 353
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 229, Arts of Japan, The Sackler Wing Galleries

Tot Spot (Best for ages 1–8)
12–5 pm
Ground floor, Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education

Bilingual Storytelling (Best for ages 3 and up)
1–1:30 pm, 2–2:30 pm
Ground floor, Nolen Library, Uris Center for Education

ASL Storytelling Performance (Best for ages 3 and up) 
3–3:30 pm, 4–4:30 pm (in ASL with voice interpretation)
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 227, Arts of Japan, The Sackler Wing Galleries

For Adults

Collection Chat: A Chinese Painting  
1–3 pm, new chat every 30 minutes
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 213, Frances Young Tang Gallery

Collection Chat: A Cambodian Sculpture 
1–3 pm, new chat every 30 minutes
Floor 2, Asian Art, Gallery 249, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries

Collection Chat: A Chinese Opera Robe 
1–3 pm, new chat every 30 minutes
Floor 3, Asian Art, Gallery 220, Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for Chinese Decorative Arts

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster is made possible by the Great Circle Foundation and the Tiger Baron Foundation.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, The Met will present Celebration of the Year of the Rooster in the Charlotte C. Weber Galleries for the Arts of Ancient China from January 25 through July 4, 2017. Drawn exclusively from the Museum’s permanent collection, the installation features eight works depicting roosters in sculpture, porcelain, and inlaid and enameled metalwork. Highlights are an 18th-century cloisonné incense burner in the shape of a rooster and a rare 15th-century porcelain cup with over-glazed enamel colors from the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) imperial kiln. Both works express the wish for happiness and prosperity as visual symbols.
General Event Information

More about the event and directions to programming throughout the Museum will be available at the information desk inside the main entrance at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street and in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, located near the ground-floor entrance at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street. All Lunar New Year Festival programs are free with Museum admission. Recommended Museum admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors (65 and over), and $12 for students. Children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult are free.

A full list of festival programming, along with further details and a schedule of events, is available on The Met website.

Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster will also be featured on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #MetFest.