Falsettoland

Falsettoland

About

With: Jason Ma*, Manu Narayan*, Francis Ju*, Ann Sanders*, Christine Toy Johnson*, Mariann Hu*, Ben Wu*

Directed by Alan Muraoka

Run

June 14 – July 1, 2007
Tuesday – Sundays @ 7:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays @ 3:00 PM

The Dimson Theatre
108 East 15 Street
New York NY

Tickets: $20
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Production Staff

W. Brent Sawyer: Musical Director
Sarah Lambert: Set Designer
Stephen Petrilli: Lighting Designer
Ron Glow: Costume Designer
Dana Corral: Assistant Stage Manager
Bruce Johnson: Stage Manager

Reviews

Falsettoland is about taking care of each other in troubling times, and NAATCO’s revival ups the ante by reminding us that “each other” really means everybody: seven actors of Asian descent play seven neurotic urban Jews without comment and it’s neither jarring nor politically pointed.

(Martin Denton: NYTheatre.com)

The cast rises to the occasion, and then some. Like Sarah Lambert’s efficient set, which clicks into place with the simplicity and precision of Jason’s Rubik’s Cube, this group of performers is a colorful, interlocking, and delightful puzzle.

(Amy Krivohlavek: Off Off Online.com)

Because the characters are drawn so specifically, NAATCO’s cross-racial casting is able to add layers of new connotations to the piece without eroding the integrity of the story. No matter what the actors look like, Falsettoland rings true.

(Adam Feldman: TimeOut New York)

By refusing to alter the material to justify its casting – say, setting Shakespeare among the samurai, as Akira Kurosawa did with his films Ran and Throne of Blood – NAATCO upholds a beautifully expansive view of the theater, where any play that’s good can be considered an Asian play.

(Nina Shen Rastogi: Nextbook)

While the show takes place in the 80’s, the emotional impact of losing a loved one to AIDS is timeless. NAATCO scores a homerun with this winning revival of Falsettoland.

(Lia Chang: AsianConnections.com)

Falsettoland is a slice of tragic history that continues to pack an enormously effective one-two punch.

(Andy Propst: American Theatre Web)

Using an Asian American cast in a Jewish-centric, gay-themed musical seems like a risky venture, but NAATCO proves that colorblind casting can be an effective means of execution.

(Nicholas Luckenbaugh: Show Business Weekly)

AMAZIN’ ASIAN STAGIN’

(Barbara Hoffman: New York Post)

Photos

Falsettoland
(Photographer: Sarah Lambert)

The Company
The Company
(Photographer: Bruce Johnson)

The Company
The Company
(Photographer: Bruce Johnson)

Ben Wu and Francis Ju
Ben Wu and Francis Ju
(Photographer: Bruce Johnson)

Jason Ma and Manu Narayan
Jason Ma and Manu Narayan
(Photographer: Bruce Johnson)

Notes

Remount of 1998 production for the 1st National Asian American Theater Festival

Original Off-Broadway Production Directed by James Lapine

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