By Jenn Fang Northwest Asian Weekly The New York Daily News reported Dec. 3 that Tony Award-winning playwright and Yale alum David Henry Hwang was recovering in his Brooklyn-area home after being the victim of a random assault. Hwang was apparently walking near his home when he was attacked from behind by an unknown assailant […]
By Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Llana got his first professional acting gig by trying on his dream role: professional actor. The talented singer and performer was 19 when he skipped class to attend an Equity audition for the 1996 Broadway revival of “The King and I,” despite not […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly The sun’s been shining bright in Seattle this last month! But despite the sizzling heat, things have not been as high in Hollywood. Read on to find out about last month’s unfortunate lows and a few highs.<!–more–> Adieu to James Shigeta I start off this column with somber news […]
AP Wire Service LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Shigeta, who played the lead in the 1961 movie musical
Malama Pono Cady doesn’t mind it when people refer to her as Chop Suey, a well-known Chinese American mixed vegetable and meat dish. Cady’s mother, Kalinapuanani,
“I pretty much got my education in theater, on the road, on that tour in each city. … I kind of went to the University of [Miss] Saigon,” actress Jennifer Paz said laughingly.