Leung joins previously announced cast members, Chinglish star Jennifer Lim and Francis Jue (M. Butterfly, "The Good Wife.") The cast also features Joe Mei ("A Picture of You"), James Saito (Golden Child, "Life of Pi") and Sue Jin Song (Hot 'n Throbbing).
Directed by Obie Award winner Eric Ting, The World of Extreme Happiness begins previews Feb. 3 with an opening night of Feb. 24 at New York City Center – Stage I.
Cowhig's play received critical acclaim following a workshop production at London's National Theatre and made its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago where performances ran from Sept. 13-Oct. 12, 2014.
According to MTC, The World of Extreme Happiness centers on Sunny (Lim), a tenacious young woman who is determined to escape life in rural china by finding a job in the city. "As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny's bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people."
The creative team for The World of Extreme Happiness includes Mimi Lien (scenic design), Jenny Mannis (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design) and Mikhail Fiksel (sound design).
Tickets are available by calling CityTix at (212) 581 1212 or online by visiting nycitycenter.org. MTC's New York City Center – Stage 1 is located at 131 West 55th St., New York.