Chinglish


CHINGLISH

Category: Play, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Present. An American assembly room and the city of Guiyang, China
Number of Performances: 101
First Preview: October 11, 2011
Opening Night: October 27, 2011
Closing Night: January 29, 2012

Opening Night Cast
Jennifer Lim – Xi Yan
Angela Lin – Miss Qian / Prosecutor Li
Christine Lin – Miss Zhao
Stephen Pucci – Peter Timms
Gary Wilmes – Daniel Cavanaugh
Johnny Wu – Bing / Judge Xu Geming
Larry Lei Zhang – Minister Cai Guoliang


OVERVIEW

Written by David Henry Hwang | Directed by Leigh Silverman

CHINGLISH is the hilarious story of an American businessman desperate to launch a new enterprise in China. There are only three things standing in his way: He can’t speak the language. He can’t learn the customs. And he’s falling in love with the one woman he absolutely can’t have. From the producers of August: Osage County comes CHINGLISH, a new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication, written by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) and directed by Leigh Silverman (From Up Here, Well).

Direct from its sold-out run at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, this funny and sexy new play, where most everything gets lost in translation, now finds its way to the Longacre Theatre.

REVIEWS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

“****!” -Time Out New York

HILARIOUS! A COMEDY GOLD MINE!” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Post

“RIVETING, WONDERFULLY FUNNY AND HIGHLY ENTERTAINING!” – Roma Torre, NY-1

A TRIUMPH IN ANY LANGUAGE. Chinglish is sexy and great frisky fun!”
- New York Magazine

“FRESH, ENERGETIC AND UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE ON BROADWAY. Chinglish is a thoughtful, funny and poignant piece in which, miraculously, nothing gets lost in translation.” – Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

“TOPICAL AND PLAYFUL! From the bedroom to the boardroom, this stranger-in-a-strange land situation is a classic.” – Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News

“CONSISTENTLY FUNNY AND SURPRISINGLY DEEP!” – Entertainment Weekly

“A WITTY STUDY IN MODERN-DAY MISCOMMUNICATION, THAT ERUPTS INTO EXPLOSIVE LAUGHTER!” – NJ Newsroom

A LETHAL COMEDY ABOUT BUSINESS, SEX AND THE FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE THAT BRISTLES WITH INTELLIGENCE.” – Bloomberg

CREDITS

Opening Night Production Credits

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Cathy Chernoff, Heni Koenigsberg/Lily Fan, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, Dasha Epstein, Ronald & Marc Frankel, Barry & Carole Kaye, Mary Lu Roffe, The Broadway Consortium, Ken Davenport, Filerman Bensinger, Herbert Goldsmith, Jam Theatricals, Olympus Theatricals, Playful Productions, David & Barbara Stoller, Roy Gottlieb and Hunter Arnold; Produced in association with The Goodman Theatre (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Schulfer, Executive Director); Associate Producer: Jeremy Scott Blaustein

Originally premiered on June 18, 2011 by The Goodman Theatre (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Schulfer, Executive Director)

Written by David Henry Hwang

Directed by Leigh Silverman; Assistant Director: Johnson Henshaw

Scenic Design by David Korins; Costume Design by Anita Yavich; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Darron L. West; Projection Design by Jeff Sugg and Shawn Duan; Moving Light Programmer: Sean Beach; Associate Scenic Design: Rod Lemmond; Associate Costume Design: Sarah Smith; Associate Lighting Design: Ariel Benjamin; Associate Sound Design: Charles Coes; Assistant Costume Design: Nancy Palmetier

General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Elizabeth M. Talmadge

Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Stephen M. Kaus; Stage Manager: Jillian M. Oliver

Cultural Advising: Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith; Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson; Casting: Telsey + Company, Adam Belcuore, Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths; Mandarin Chinese Translations: Candace Chong; General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates, Irene Gandy and Alana Karpoff; Interactive Marketing: Broadway’s Best Shows; Online Marketing: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Michael McCabe

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