B.D. Wong to Make Directorial Debut With The Yellow Wood; Jason Tam Stars

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Tony Award-winning actor B.D. Wong will make his directorial debut with The Yellow Wood for the 4th annual New York Musical Theatre Festival.
B.D. Wong
B.D. Wong

Press notes state The Yellow Wood "is a musical kaleidoscope where not-so-normal 17-year old Adam takes a fantastic, unpredictable journey as he struggles to accept all the parts of himself: his ADD, his Korean heritage and his complex relationships with friends and family. The Yellow Wood explores the angst, joy and highly imaginative state of one teen's amazing brain." A recipient of the 2006 Richard Rodgers Award, The Yellow Wood was previously presented at the York Theatre this past February for a series of free performances.

Jason Tam, fresh from the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, leads a cast including Caissie Levy, Sean Bradford, Randy Blair, Patrick Boll, Dennis Moench, Jill Abramovitz, Yuka Takara, Elizabeth Lundberg, Marnie Schulenburg, Mary Ann Hu and Scot Federley.

The Yellow Wood features a book by Michelle Elliott, who co-wrote the lyrics with the show's composer, Danny Larsen. Both Larsen and Elliott are graduates of the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Program.

The creative team for The Yellow Wood includes Lex Liang (production designer), Philip Rosenberg (lighting designer), Sten Severson (sound designer) and Christopher D. Littlefield (musical director).

B.D. Wong earned a Tony for the role of Song Liling in 1988's M. Butterfly. Wong's Broadway credits also include You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and the Roundabout's 2004 revival of Pacific Overtures. Among his numerous screen appearances are roles on "Law and Order: SVU" and HBO's "Oz," as well as the movies "Father of the Bride," "Jurassic Park" and "Seven Years in Tibet."

The Yellow Wood runs Sept. 19–Oct. 1 at the Acorn Theater, located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. For tickets and information visit www.nymf.org.

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