Cambodian Rock Band Extends at Off-Broadway’s Signature

Off-Broadway News   Cambodian Rock Band Extends at Off-Broadway’s Signature
Lauren Yee’s intimate rock epic, which begins previews in February, is directed by Chay Yew.
Lauren Yee
Lauren Yee Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Signature Theatre has extended its upcoming production of Cambodian Rock Band by resident playwright Lauren Yee. Directed by Chay Yew, the play with music arrives Off-Broadway in February following multiple productions around the country.

Cambodian Rock Band will begin performances February 4 ahead of a February 24 opening, and will now continue through March 14. The run was previously scheduled through March 7.

In Cambodian Rock Band, which features songs by the band Dengue Fever, a Khmer Rouge survivor (Joe Ngo) returns to Cambodia for the first time in 30 years, as his daughter (Courtney Reed) prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia's most infamous war criminals.

Joe Ngo
Joe Ngo Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Rounding out the cast Off-Broadway are Francis Jue as Duch, Abraham Kim as Rom, Jane Lui as Pou, and Moses Villarama as Ted/Leng.

The creative team includes scenic designer Takeshi Kata, costume designer Linda Cho, lighting designer David Weiner, sound designer Mikhail Fiksel, projection designer Luke Norby, and music supervisor Matt MacNelly. Fight direction is by Unkle Dave’s Fight-House with casting by Caparelliotis Casting. Charles M. Turner III is the show's production stage manager.

Cambodian Rock Band has had productions at La Jolla, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Victory Gardens in Chicago, and South Coast Rep.

The Signature production launches Steinberg Award–winning playwright Yee’s Residency 5 at the Off-Broadway theatre.

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