‘Asian Broadway Daddies’ Calendar Released By Unapologetically Asian

‘Asian Broadway Daddies’ Calendar Released By Unapologetically Asian‘Asian Broadway Daddies’ Calendar Released By Unapologetically Asian
Bryan Ke
December 18, 2020
The 2021 Broadway Asian Men (BAM!) calendar is now available for purchase on Unapologetically Asian’s website, featuring Marc delaCruz of “Hamilton,” Zachary Noah Piser of “Dear Evan Hanson” and more.
Marc delaCruz (“Hamilton”)
Broadway Asian Men
Zachary Noah Piser (“Dear Evan Hansen”)
Unapologetically Asian collaborated with New York-based Japanese portrait and performance photographer, actor and stage performer Mari Uchida. The Broadway Diversity Project and Tremendous Communications also helped support the empowering and inspiring calendar. The goal of the project was to challenge stereotypes of Asian masculinity.
Broadway Asian Men
Devin Ilaw (“Miss Saigon” Revival)
“A collective love letter to the Asian American community and aims to challenge how Asian men are stereotypically perceived in mainstream media,” according to an Unapologetically Asian statement.
Image via Unapologetically Asian
Each month of the calendar features different Asian Broadway stars including:
“With this calendar, I wanted to provide a space for people to celebrate the beauty and talent of Asian men,” Uchida said. “After the challenges we’ve faced in 2020, I can’t think of a better way to usher in the new year.”
Proceeds from Unapologetically Asian’s calendar will directly go to their community programming and Send Chinatown Love, with a goal of relieving hardships in the community. Chinatown businesses are immigrant-run microbusinesses that don’t fit application requirements and were rejected for government loans, according to the organization.
“A community organization providing relief to small businesses in New York City’s Chinatown suffering from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” reads the site.
The organization will provide businesses in Chinatown affected by the pandemic a “sustainable digital community” and an “online platform support.”
Chinese and Asian-owned businesses in New York’s Chinatown, and elsewhere, have been suffering financially since the beginning of the pandemic. Some community members organized events to help struggling business owners amid troubling times, including Chinese American rapper China Mac and actor William Lex.
The 2021 BAM! The Broadway Asian Men Calendar is available for $19.99 through Lulu for you to unapologetically buy.
Feature Image via Mari Uchida, Unapologetically Asian
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