David Henry Hwang’s works include the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly, the hit musical AIDA, and his current Broadway comedy, Chinglish at the Longacre Theatre, recently named 3rd in Time Magazine’s list of Top 10 Plays and Musicals, which stars Jennifer Lim and Gary Wilmes and features Angela Lin, Christine Lin, Stephen Pucci, Johnny Wu and Larry Lei Zhang. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the production had its world premiere this summer at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In November, the production received two Jeff Awards – for Hwang (New Work-Play) and scenic designer David Korins (Scenic Design-Large), at the 43rd Annual Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook in Chicago.
On New York Magazine’s The Year in Theater list, “David Henry Hwang, after a long stretch of smallish works and writing librettos for musicals like Aida, debuted a play on Broadway (Chinglish) for the first time since 1998,” and named Jennifer Lim as “Most Exciting Newcomer”.
Hwang is a three-time Tony Award nominee, a three-time Obie Award winner, and has twice been a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.
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