Join AALDEF for a performance of “Soft Power,” the new musical by playwright David Henry Hwang, a 1987 AALDEF Justice in Action Award recipient, at the Public Theatre.
For AALDEF ticket holders, David will do a post-show talkback after the performance.
an exploration of America’s current place in the world, told through an
East-West musical from China’s point of view, in which a theater
producer from Shanghai forges
a powerful bond with Hillary Clinton. SOFT POWER is a fever dream of
modern American politics amidst global conversations, asking us all –
why do we love democracy? And should we?” – Public Theatre
“Soft Power is based on a brilliant concept from which intelligent insights into race and culture naturally spring.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Join AALDEF for a special evening at the theater! Tickets are $90 and include the performance and post-show talkback. Call 212-966-5932 Ext. 208 to purchase your tickets today.
We are offering a special discount for this show for you and your community! LA MAMA PRESENTS THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF B. Madonna BY MAUREEN FLEMING OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 3, 2013
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Internationally acclaimed performer, Maureen Fleming brings her contemporary unveiling of the myth of Persephone to the stage of the Ellen Stewart Theatre. With text by David Henry Hwang and music by Philip Glass (performed live by pianist Bruce Brubaker), original accordion music by Guy Klucevsek, and Taiko drumming by Kaoru Watanabe, this beautiful, multimedia meditation on ’miracles’ juxtaposes Fleming’s new and repertory works with three-dimensional video projections designed by longtime collaborator Christopher Odo.
La MaMa is introducing a new initiative, 10@$10, through which ten $10 tickets will be available to every performance on a first-come, first-served basis. Even if the 10@$10 is not an option, you can still get a ticket for as low as $15.Use the DISCOUNTcode:REACH applicable for the first week of the production only.
Thanks to all the AABANY members and friends who joined us on Friday night, January 20, to catch David Henry Hwang’s latest play, Chinglish, which played at the Longacre Theater on Broadway.
Members of the New York chapter of NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) and their friends also held a theater outing to see Chinglish that same night, and we got together with them before the show at Hurley’s, a bar next door to the Longacre Theater, for a pre-show networking reception.
The show featured a talented cast of mostly Asian American actors, telling the story of a hapless American businessman trying to close a business deal in China. He encounters linguistic and cultural barriers along the way, resulting in numerous comedic incidents.
At the show’s conclusion, playwright David Henry Hwang joined the cast for a talkback, and both the AABANY and NAAAP groups got to stay and ask questions of Mr. Hwang and the cast.
Following the talkback, members of our two groups took photos with Mr. Hwang and got autographs from him and the cast on Chinglish posters that we all received. After that, we headed next door to Hurley’s for a post-show hangout. We got to meet some of the cast members there and also got to mix and mingle with each other.
Thanks to Lily Fan, an AABANY member and one of the show’s producers, for helping to bring about this wonderful evening. Sadly, Chinglish will have its final performance on January 28. It’s a funny, well-written and well-performed show, so if you have a chance to catch it before it leaves New York, go!
Join AABANY for a night at the theater to see Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang’s latest play, Chinglish. AABANY has secured a special rate of $85 per person (regularly $120 per person) for orchestra/front mezzanine tickets. We plan to hold a pre-show networking event with NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) and also a post-show hangout with cast, director and David Henry Hwang (all subject to availability). For more information, click on the link in the title.