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THE KING AND I’s Jon Viktor Corpuz to Bring CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA KING to 54 Below on June 15, with special guests Telly Leung, Brynn Williams, Kristin Corpuz, Madelyn Murphy, and Jonathan Mousset

Jon Viktor Corpuz

Jon Viktor Corpuz. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Jon Viktor Corpuz. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Jon Viktor Corpuz is currently appearing as Prince Chulalongkorn in Lincoln Center’s Tony Award winning Broadway revival of The King and I, opposite Ken Watanabe and Tony Award winners Kelli O’Hara and Ruthie Ann Miles

On Monday, June 15, 2015, 54 Below is presenting the 18 year old Corpuz in his solo debut in “Confessions of a Teenage Drama King,” an unforgettable evening of pop hits, unique spins on Broadway favorites, and perhaps a coming-of-age story or two. Doors open shortly after 5 p.m., the performance is at 7 p.m.

Corpuz will be joined by special guests Telly Leung (Glee, Wicked, Rent, Godspell, Allegiance), Brynn Williams (13, Bye Bye Birdie), his sister Kristin Corpuz (Berklee College of Music), Madelyn Murphy (LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts), and Jonathan Mousset (Florida State University).

With direction by Blaine Krauss (The Lion King), music direction by Ethan Pakchar (Lyons & Pakchar, Wicked, Newsies, Rent), assistant musical direction by Stephanie Jae Park (Cinderella, The King & I), and featuring Steven Feifke (The Steven Feifke Big Band) and Jacob Yates (Wicked).

Jon Viktor Corpuz in “Confessions of a Teenage Drama King” plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on June 15, 2015 at  7 p.m. Doors open shortly after 5 p.m. Cover charge starts at $25 and there is a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551. Discount Code CORPUZ35 for 35% off

Jon Viktor Corpuz first moved to New York City after having been cast in the Godspell Cast of 2032 as mini-Telly Leung, where he got to perform in Godspell on Broadway for one night only! Since then, he has racked up his share of professional credits around the city. Notable credits include: Julie Taymor’s production (and film) of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Theater for a New Audience, which marked Taymor’s NYC directorial comeback after Spiderman and the inaugural production of the Polonsky Shakespeare Center – TFANA’s new home in Brooklyn. Starring as Patrick in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, and currently Prince Chulalongkorn in the 2015 Tony Award winning Broadway revival of Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s The King & I, directed by Bartlett Sher, where both he and the show are getting rave reviews!

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cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. 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 and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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