This month, Cindy Cheung debuted her solo show SPEAK UP CONNIE, at Stage Left Studio, 214 W. 30th St., 6th Fl. in New York for 5 performances. In SPEAK UP CONNIE, the versatile Cheung writes, performs, and provides original music and lyrics in a comedy about getting a word in edgewise, under the direction of BD Wong.
Cheung’s last two performances on January 24th and 25th are sold-out, but due to popular demand, new show dates have been added – Saturday, February 4th, Sunday, February 5th, Tuesday, February 7th, Wednesday, February 8th, Sunday, February 12th, and Wednesday, February 15th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20. ($2 ticketing surcharge will be added). Click here for tickets.
Cindy Cheung’s theater credits include The Sugarhouse at the Edge of the Wilderness (Ma-Yi),Middletown (The Vineyard), The Seagull and Antigone, (NAATCO),Goodbye Cruel World (Roundtable),Sides: The Fear Is Real… (Ma-Yi/Miyagi), Masha No Home (E.S.T.),W;t (Florida Studio Theater), The First Picture Show (A.C.T.), A Christmas Carol (South Coast Rep),Sweeney Todd and Into The Woods(East West Players). Film and TV credits include: Children of Invention(Sundance 2009), Lady In The Water, Robot Stories, “Bored To Death,” “White Collar,” “Fringe,” “Law and Order,” “L&O:SVU,” “L&O: Criminal Intent,” “One Life To Live” and “Sex and the City”. She holds an MFA from A.C.T.
BD Wong directed and produced the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of The YELLOW WOOD. A multi-award winning actor whose work includes theater, television, and film, Wong is the only actor ever to have received all five major New York Theater awards for his Broadway debut in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly(Outer Critics’ Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award, Tony Award). Films include: The Freshman, Father of the Bride (1 & 2), Jurassic Park, And the Band Played On, Seven Years in Tibet,Executive Decision, Slappy and the Stinkers, Mulan (1 & 2), The Salton Sea, Stay. He can also be heard as the voice of Shang in the Disney animated films Mulan and Mulan II. He played Dr. George Huang, a forensic psychiatrist and expert on the criminal mind, on the top-rated series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for eleven seasons. Wong also gained notice as a cast regular on HBO’s critically acclaimed seriesOz, playing the resilient prison priest Father Ray Mukada for six seasons. Other Broadway credits include: Pacific Overtures, Face Value, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Following Foo (The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man)(Harper Collins). Other Off-Broadway and regional theatre: Shanghai Moon, As Thousands Cheer, A Language of Their Own, and four productions of Herringbone. Wong is currently shooting the new NBC series AWAKE, which will air in March.
Stage Left Studio
214 W 30th St
(between 7th Ave & 8th Ave)
February 4, 5, 7, 8, 12 and 15, 2012 @ 7:30pm
About Stage Left Studio
Martin Denton of nytheatre.com writes, “I just spent two nights in a row at StageLeft Studio, the cozy, welcoming space operated by Cheryl King that’s located on the sixth floor of a building not far from Penn Station. Two FANTASTIC nights, I should add: the work currently on view here is among the very best that the NYC theater has to offer. I can’t recommend them more highly.”