PHOTO CALL: David Henry Hwang's Chinglish On Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: David Henry Hwang's Chinglish On Broadway
 
Gary Wilmes is an Ohio businessman in a foreign land in the Broadway production of Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang's comedy Chinglish, which began previews Oct. 11 at the Longacre Theatre.

Chinglish arrives on Broadway with much of its original cast intact, including Jennifer Lim as a captivating Chinese government official and Stephen Pucci as an Australian interpreter.

Wilmes, who appeared in the Australian premiere of August: Osage County with members of the original Broadway cast and was seen as Tom Buchanan in Gatz at the Public Theater, is making his Broadway debut as Midwestern American businessman Dan. James Waterston originated the role in the Goodman production.

Also returning for the Broadway production are Larry Lei Zhang, Christine Lin, Angela Lin and Johnny Wu.

Here's a first look:


Chinglish, directed by Obie Award winner Leigh Silverman (Well, In the Wake), will officially open Oct. 27.

According to the producers, "Chinglish is the new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication. It is the story of an American businessman desperate to launch a new enterprise in China. There are only three things standing in his way: He can't speak the language. He can't learn the customs. And he's falling in love with the one woman he absolutely can't have."

For tickets, visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.

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