Pacific Overtures' Star B.D. Wong Appears on NY1's "On Stage," Dec. 25

News   Pacific Overtures' Star B.D. Wong Appears on NY1's "On Stage," Dec. 25 Pacific Overtures star B.D. Wong will appear on NY1's "On Stage" television show, Dec. 25 at 9:30 AM. Check local listings.
B.D. Wong in Pacific Overtures
B.D. Wong in Pacific Overtures Photo by Joan Marcus

Subsequent airings of the interview on the local New York station will be played Dec. 25 at 7:30 PM, Dec. 26 at 9:30 AM and 7:30 PM, as well as Dec. 27 at 9:30 PM and 12:30 AM (/Dec. 28 morning).

Wong recently starred in the HBO series "OZ." and is currently part of the cast of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." The San Francisco-born and bred actor made his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly — which earned him the Outer Critics Circle Award, Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and the Tony Award (a feat only accomplished by him). He has also appeared on stage in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Shanghai Moon as well as on screen in "Jurassic Park," "The Salton Sea," "Seven Years in Tibet," "Father of the Bride" (and its sequel) and (in voice) on Disney's "Mulan."

The Roundabout Theatre Company and Gorgeous Entertainment Inc. Present the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical at Studio 54 on Broadway. Previews began Nov. 12 and the work slated through Jan. 30, 2005 opened Dec. 2.

Pacific Overtures follows the introduction of Japan to western civilization, beginning with the landing of Commodore Matthew Perry at the "Floating Kingdom" of Nippon in 1853.

Amon Miyamoto directs and choreographs the new revival performed in English with an Asian-American cast that includes Wong as the Reciter with original Broadway cast members Alvin Y. F. Ing and Sab Shimono. The ensemble also includes Evan D'Angeles, Joseph Anthony Foronda, Yoko Fumoto, Fred Isozaki, Francis Jue, Darren Lee, Hoon Lee, Michael K. Lee, Ming Lee, Telly Leung, Paolo Montalban, Alan Muraoka, Mayumi Omagari, Daniel Jay Park, Hazel Anne Raymundo, Yuka Takara and Scott Watanabe as well as swings Eric Bondoc, Rick Edinger and Kim Varhola. Tickets to Pacific Overtures at Studio 54, 254 West 54th St., can be purchased by calling (212) 719-1300. For more information on the Roundabout, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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