East West Players' One Night Only: On Broadway to Feature Jose Llana, Jennifer Paz, Merle Dandridge, Alvin Ing
By Michael Gioia
The East West Players will present One Night Only: On Broadway, the annual benefit performance supporting the company's main stage and educational programs, Aug. 20 at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts.
The concert, beginning at 7:30 PM, will celebrate the Asian and Pacific Islander talent that has graced the stages of Broadway.
Marilyn Tokuda will direct One Night Only with musical direction by Marc Macalintal.
Performers scheduled for the evening include Sandra Allen (Flower Drum Song), Joan Almedilla (Miss Saigon), Alan Ariano (Jerome Robbins' Broadway), Marcus Choi (Wicked), Merle Dandridge (Aida), Takayo Fisher (The World of Suzie Wong), Alvin Ing (Pacific Overtures), Jose Llana (Wonderland), Jodi Long (Flower Drum Song), Marc Oka (Fosse), Jennifer Paz (Les Misérables), Jenni Selma (Miss Saigon), Sab Shimono (Mame), Yuka Takara (A Chorus Line) and Gedde Watanabe (Pacific Overtures).
Established in 1965, East West Players has been called "the nation's pre-eminent Asian American theater troupe" for its award-winning productions that blend Eastern and Western movement, costumes, language and music.
The David Henry Hwang Theater is located at 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA. For more information and tickets, call (213) 625-7000, ext. 17 or click here.
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