Some of Broadway’s favorite Asian American singers will join together to do a concert version of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty on Sunday, May 16 at the Theatre at Saint Peter’s, in celebration of Asian Heritage Month. Directed by original cast member Gerry McIntyre and with musical direction by Randy Redd and lighting design by Susan Nicholson, the cast includes Ann Harada (“Asaka”), Jose Llana (“Papa Ge”), Yuka Takara (“Ti Moune”), Telly Leung (“Daniel”), Christine Toy Johnson (“Erzulie”), Paolo Montallban (“Agwe”), Jason Ma (“Ton Ton Julian”), Hazel Ann Raymundo (“Mama Euralie”), Deborah Lew (“Andrea”), Alan Ariano (“Armand”) and Kylie Liya Goldstein (“Little Ti Moune”).
A new musical, The Yellow Wood, by Michelle Elliott and Danny Larsen, has taken root at The Acorn Theatre in New York. Directed by BD Wong and presented by the New York Musical Theatre Festival and Gold Modern, performances run through October 1, 2007.
Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Golden Child, Aida) has succeeded in revitalizing Flower Drum Song for a whole new generation. In 1996, after seeing a new version of the King and I on Broadway, Hwang decided to write the book that Oscar Hammerstein would have written, had he been Asian American.
Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang granted AsianConnections Arts & Entertainment Editor Lia Chang an all access photographic pass during this exciting chapter in Asian American theatrical history of the … Continue reading