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B.D. Wong and John Cho among 774 invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Thursday, 29 June 2017

B.D. Wong and John Cho among 774 invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
June 28, 2017 Los Angeles The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its 2017 list of invitees. Asian American actors B.D. Wong and John Cho were included on the 2017 list of 774 people invited by the Academy.  Other actors invited include Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Priyanka Chopra, Irffan Khan, Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, Filmmakers invited to join the Academy's documentary branch include Grace Lee (American...

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Anatomy of a Breakout Panelists include David Henry Hwang, Jennifer Lim, Leigh Silverman, Samuel L. Jackson, Kenny Leon and David Ives at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus on 11/13

Posted by Lia Chang on Friday, 11 November 2011

 

Jennifer Lim at the opening night curtain call of David Henry Hwang's Chinglish at the Longacre Theatre in New York on October 27, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

The Drama Desk and the Fordham University Theatre Program will present a special panel discussion on Sunday, November 13th at 6:30pm at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus (Pope Auditorium, 113 West 60th Street). The discussion, titled “Anatomy of a Breakout,” will reflect on the remarkable trend of breakthrough productions and breakout performances on the New York stage in 2011.

Chinglish Playwright David Henry Hwang and director Leigh Silverman arrive at the Longacre Theatre in New York for the opening night performance of Chinglish on October 27, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang


The panelists fromCHINGLISH include actor Jennifer Lim, playwright David Henry Hwang, who recently received a Jeff Award (New Work-Play), and director Leigh Silverman. The discussion will be moderated by Randy Gener, the George Jean Nathan Award winning editor/critic, and Leslie (Hoban) Blake, the Drama Desk’s Vice President.

Other panelists include Douglas Carter Beane (book writer, Lysistrata Jones), Lewis Flinn (composer/lyricist,Lysistrata Jones), David Ives (playwright, Venus in Fur), Samuel L. Jackson (actor, The Mountaintop), Dan Knechtges (director/choreographer, Lysistrata Jones) and Kenny Leon (director, The Mountaintop and Stick Fly).

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Photos: Leviathan Lab’s Twelfth Night at the Arclight through 11/19

Posted by Lia Chang on Thursday, 10 November 2011

 

The cast and creative team of Leviathan Lab's Twelfth Night on the set at the Arclight Theater in New York on November 11, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

I had a great time at Leviathan Lab’s inaugural production, Twelfth Night, an entertaining romp starring Jojo Gonzalez as Feste the clown, Tina Chilip as Viola, Kurt Uy as Orsino, Eileen Rivera as Olivia, Andrew Eisenman as Malvolio, John Roque as Sir Toby Belch, Karen Tsen Lee as Maria, Marcus Ho as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Chris Doi as Sebastian, Roger Yeh as Fabian, and Eugene Oh as Antonio, currently having a limited run through November 19 at the Arclight Theater in New York.

Leviathan Lab founder Ariel Estrada, composer Jason Ma, director Nelson T. Eusebio III and choregrapher Dax Valdes. Photo by Lia Chang

Twelfth Night is set in the seaside city of Illyria, infused with auteur Wong Kar-wai’s 1960s Hong Kong sensibility and style, and helmed by Nelson T. Eusebio III, with original music by veteran Broadway actor/composer Jason Ma, choreography by Dax Valdes, and sets & costumes by Maiko Chii.

Raul and Mary Aranas came out to support Karen Tsen Lee in her debut as Maria and the brilliant Jojo Gonzalez who is fearless as Feste the Clown. Photo by Lia Chang


There are only 8 more performances for you to catch this talented ensemble, Thursday – Saturday, 8pm; Sundays, 2pm; Wednesday, 11/16 at 8pm. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 students and seniors, with special prices for groups of 10 or more.

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David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish Takes Home 2 Jeff Awards

Posted by Lia Chang on Tuesday, 08 November 2011

October 27, 2011. Tony-award winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright David Henry Hwang backstage at the Longacre Theatre on the opening night of his new play Chinglish. Photo by Lia Chang

Tony-award winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, which has its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre last summer and opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on October 27, 2011, scored 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 November 7, 2011. Visit the Jeff Awards website for all of the winners.

Hwang’s sexy, stylish and hilarious new play stars Jennifer Lim and Gary Wilmes, and features Angela Lin, Christine Lin, Stephen Pucci, Johnny Wu and Larry Lei Zhang.

The Cast of David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish at their opening night party held at Brasserie 81/2 in New York on October 27, 2011. (L-R) Stephen Pucci, Angela Lin, Larry Lei Zhang, Jennifer Lim, Gary Wilmes, Christine Lin and Johnny Wu. Photo by Lia Chang


Chinglishis about the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language—and ways of communicating—are worlds apart from our own. An American businessman arrives in a bustling Chinese province looking to score a lucrative contact for his family’s sign-making firm. He soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in language...

U.S. Senate apologizes for decades of anti-Chinese discrimination

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 31 October 2011

Nearly 130 years after it voted to ban Chinese immigrants from entering the United States, the U.S. Senate expressed its regrets Friday for that law and decades of racial discrimination against Chinese Americans. Click here for the full story.

ABC picks up sitcom from journalist Lisa Ling

Posted by AC Team on Saturday, 29 October 2011

Journalist Lisa Ling has developed a new sitcom, which has been picked up by ABC.

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