Ogunquit Playhouse to Present World Premiere of BD Wong and Wayne Barker’s MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, A NEW MUSICAL, AUG. 12-SEPT. 17

From an Oscar-nominated film to a world premiere musical, Tony Award-winner BD Wong ((Jurassic World, “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens,” M. Butterfly) and Tony Nominee Wayne Barker (Peter and the Starcatcher) will bring to the Ogunquit Playhouse stage Mr Holland’s Opus, A New Musical, from Friday, August 12 – Saturday, September 17, 2022. Click here for tickets. Mr. Holland’s Opus – A New Musical, features … Continue reading Ogunquit Playhouse to Present World Premiere of BD Wong and Wayne Barker’s MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS, A NEW MUSICAL, AUG. 12-SEPT. 17

The Lucille Lortel Theatre Is Presenting Telly Leung’s TOSSING TINSEL WITH TELLY Featuring Special Guests Ann Harada, Michael Maliakel, Jaygee Macapugay, and Kennedy Kanagawa

The Lucille Lortel Theater is presenting TINSEL: A GLOBAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL in December. On Monday, December 20, join host Telly Leung (ALADDIN, GLEE) for TOSSING TINSEL WITH TELLY at 7 pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street in NYC, as he and some very special friends spill the tea about their favorite holiday and show biz memories, play a few games, and sing … Continue reading The Lucille Lortel Theatre Is Presenting Telly Leung’s TOSSING TINSEL WITH TELLY Featuring Special Guests Ann Harada, Michael Maliakel, Jaygee Macapugay, and Kennedy Kanagawa

Rep. Elizabeth Weight Presents Jason Ma with Special Citation from the Utah State Legislature Honoring the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s World Premiere of His Musical GOLD MOUNTAIN; Limited Run at West Valley Performing Arts Center Ends Run

There is nothing like going out with a bang and on a high note. Rep. Elizabeth Weight (D-District 31) presented two-time ASCAP Foundation Award recipient Jason Ma with his first Official Citation honoring the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s world premiere production of his original musical, Gold Mountain, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics, before the evening performance at the West Valley Performing Arts Center … Continue reading Rep. Elizabeth Weight Presents Jason Ma with Special Citation from the Utah State Legislature Honoring the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s World Premiere of His Musical GOLD MOUNTAIN; Limited Run at West Valley Performing Arts Center Ends Run

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s World Premiere of Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Starring Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee Jr. Ends Limited Run on November 20

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is presenting the world premiere production of Gold Mountain, an original musical by Jason Ma, in November of 2021. Alan Muraoka is directing, having been at the helm for multiple workshops, presentations, and concert versions of the piece since 2015. This marks a return to Utah for Gold Mountain. A staged concert, starring Broadway’s Ali Ewoldt(Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables), … Continue reading Utah Shakespeare Festival’s World Premiere of Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Starring Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee Jr. Ends Limited Run on November 20

Photo Diary: Inside Utah Shakespeare Festival’s World Premiere of Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Starring Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee Jr.

Last week, I flew to Salt Lake City for the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s world premiere production of Gold Mountain, a new musical by two-time ASCAP Foundation Award recipient Jason Ma, currently playing a limited run through November 20 at the West Valley Performing Arts Center in West Valley City, UT. The world premiere of Gold Mountain, part of the Thrive 125 celebration of 125 years of Utah statehood, … Continue reading Photo Diary: Inside Utah Shakespeare Festival’s World Premiere of Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Starring Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee Jr.

Photos: Utah Shakespeare Festival’s World Premiere of Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Starring Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee Jr.

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is presenting the world premiere production of Gold Mountain, an original musical by Jason Ma, in November of 2021. Alan Muraoka is  directing, having been at the helm for multiple workshops, presentations, and concert versions of the piece since 2015. This marks a return to Utah for Gold Mountain. A staged concert, starring Broadway’s Ali Ewoldt(Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables), … Continue reading Photos: Utah Shakespeare Festival’s World Premiere of Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Starring Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee Jr.

Behind the Scenes: I CHOOSE JOY Music Video Starring Riza Takahashi, Telly Leung, Raymond J. Lee, Kimberly Immanuel and More

Riza Takahashi is the founder of the “Celebrate Asian Joy” project, and most recently appeared in Mean Girls on Broadway as one of the original cast members. She was born and raised in Japan and at the age of 16 she left Japan, by herself, to pursue her dream of being on Broadway. Through her unique experiences as an immigrant on Broadway, she has learned … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: I CHOOSE JOY Music Video Starring Riza Takahashi, Telly Leung, Raymond J. Lee, Kimberly Immanuel and More

Tony-Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival to Present World Premiere of Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Starring Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee Jr., Nov. 4-Nov. 20

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is presenting the world premiere production of Gold Mountain, an original musical by Jason Ma, in November of 2021. Alan Muraoka is slated to direct, having been at the helm for multiple workshops, presentations, and concert versions of the piece since 2015. This marks a return to Utah for Gold Mountain. A staged concert, starring Broadway’s Ali Ewoldt(Phantom of the Opera, … Continue reading Tony-Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival to Present World Premiere of Jason Ma’s GOLD MOUNTAIN Starring Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee Jr., Nov. 4-Nov. 20

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