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An Asian-American project that'd have me 'Losing My Mind'
Last Edit: WaymanWong 02:22 am EDT 07/17/21
Posted by: WaymanWong 02:14 am EDT 07/17/21
In reply to: re: Reminder: Lea Salonga hosts Asian-American 'Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' tonight (7/15) - showtunetrivia 01:47 am EDT 07/16/21

Glad you enjoyed it, too, Laura. It was fun. It's so rare to see Asian-American actors play farcical comedy, especially with European accents.

It's one of the reasons why I love ''Please Hello'' in ''Pacific Overtures'' so much: to hear Asians doing British, French, Dutch and Russian accents.

Plus, ''Please Hello'' is such a tour de force for Sondheim's wickedly witty rhymes and merry musical parodies of various nationalities.

Speaking of Sondheim, in a post-show discussion for this ''Gentleman's Guide,'' its director, Alan Muraoka, raised the prospect of another exciting project. Ann Harada was telling him that they oughta do an all-Asian-American ''Follies,'' with legends like Alvin Ing and Baayork Lee. Brilliant!
Link 'Pacific Overtures': 'Please Hello' (with the original 1976 Broadway cast)
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