All-Asian Oliver!, Helmed by Steven Eng and Baayork Lee, Held June 5-7

By Michael Gioia
05 Jun 2014

Raul Aranas
Raul Aranas

The National Asian Artists Project presents the classic Lionel Bart musical Oliver! as part of the company's Re-Discover Series June 5-7 at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 
inside The Pershing Square Signature Center.

NAAP presents the London version of the show, under the direction of Steven Eng and choreographer Baayork Lee.

The cast features Raul Aranas as Fagin, Anthea Neri as Nancy, Bonale Zohn Fambrini as Oliver, Whit Lee as The Artful Dodger, Scott Watanabe as Mr. Bumble, Mel Sagrado Maghuyop as Bill Sikes, David Shih as Mr. Sowerberry, Tony Romero as Dr. Grimwig, Connor Johnston as Noah Claypole, John Haggerty as Mr. Brownlow, Virginia Wing as Mrs. Bedwin, Cindy Cheung as Widow Corney, Kendyl Ito as Bet/Old Sally, Fay Ann Lee as Mrs. Sowerberry and Rebecca Lee Lerman as Charlotte Sowerberry.

Rounding out the ensemble are Whit Lee, John Yi, Allen "Lucky" Weaver, Jeffrey Wei, Rommel Pierre O'Choa, Loresa Lanceta, Robyn DeGuzman, Shoba Narayanan and Jung Kim. Fagin's Gang is comprised of Matthew Chan, Sarah Chiu, Zoe Eng, Emerson Fok, Justin Lai, Derek Lee, Isabel Ma, Stanley Ng, Eden Rolle and Phoebe Young, and the Orphans are James Ignacio, Michelle Lu, Selina Ng, David Ning, Julia Rosenburg, Kirsten Shyu, Emily Gu Siegel, Aaron Zheng and Tina Zheng.



Performances are offered June 5 at 7:30 PM, June 6 at 7:30 PM and June 7 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.

Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Bart, Oliver!, according to NAAP, "has become one of the most popular musicals in the world."

Other members of the creative team include musical director Kevin Farrell, production stage manager 
Joe Sheridan, costume designer
 Jimm Halliday, associate choreographer 
Susan Kikuchi, assistant choreographer Kyle Garvin, children's musical director 
Jose Simbulan, assistant director
 Cassey Kikuchi Kivnick and lighting designer 
Kirk Bookman.

The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
 at The Pershing Square Signature Center
 is located at 480 W. 42nd Street. For tickets, click here. For more information, visit NAAProject.org.