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Zachary Noah Piser becomes first Asian American actor to play Evan full-time in ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

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  • Filipino American actor Zachary Noah Piser became the first Asian American actor to take on the title role of Evan full-time in “Dear Evan Hansen.”
  • “Dear Evan Hansen,” which tells the story of a high school loner named Evan who struggles to connect with his classmates, was penned by the Tony-winning composing team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
  • Piser is set to play the role beginning on Tuesday at the Music Box Theatre in New York City.
  • “Being the first Asian American actor to tell Evan’s story means everything to me, and I hope this milestone allows any and all AAPI folks to feel seen, heard, and valued,” Piser said about the role.

Zachary Noah Piser is making Broadway history for being the first Asian American actor to take on the title role of Evan full-time in “Dear Evan Hansen.”

The Filipino American actor, who describes himself as a “Queer Asian Jew,” is taking over the role from Ben Levi Ross beginning on Tuesday at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. He is set to play the role through Aug. 7.

Luna to make her Broadway debut in new musical ‘KPOP’ this fall

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  • Luna, a former member of the K-pop group f(x), will be making her Broadway debut this fall in an upcoming musical titled “KPOP.”
  • The announcement of the Broadway premiere was made on Wednesday at the Korean Cultural Center New York in Midtown.
  • The musical will tell the story of K-pop superstars preparing to perform a one-night-only concert.
  • Luna will play a character whose inner struggles threaten to destroy one of the biggest labels in the K-pop industry.
  • “KPOP” is expected to begin previews on Oct. 13 and will officially open to the public on Nov. 20 at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York City.

Luna, a former member of the K-pop group f(x), will make her Broadway debut in the upcoming musical “KPOP” this fall.

The musical’s Broadway premiere was announced on Wednesday at the Korean Cultural Center New York in Midtown, with Luna and the show’s creators in attendance.

Lea Salonga reacts to Christina Yuna Lee news: ‘My emotions haven’t figured themselves out yet’

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Filipino singer and Broadway star Lea Salonga recently took to Twitter to react to news of the murder of Christina Yuna Lee.

Salonga shared a Twitter thread by Chinese American sociologist Nancy Wang Yuen on Tuesday featuring “Asian badass women” and wrote, “Saw the news last night… my emotions haven’t figured themselves out yet.”

‘Asian men are valid and beautiful’: 2022 BAM! Calendar celebrates sexy Asian men of Broadway

Broadway Asian Men Calendar
  • In collaboration with photographer Mari Uchida, Unapologetically Asian released a 2022 calendar featuring Broadway Asian men, including Zachary Noah Piser from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.”
  • Part of the calendar’s proceeds will go to Stop AAPI Hate’s nonprofit efforts.

Unapologetically Asian recently dropped its 2022 Broadway Asian Men (BAM!) Calendar and will dedicate part of its proceeds to Stop AAPI Hate’s nonprofit efforts.

The Asian empowerment brand action campaign partnered with Japanese photographer Mari Uchida to create the calendar as a way to dispel the negative stereotypes that Asian men face in America. 

‘Asian Broadway Daddies’ Calendar Released By Unapologetically Asian

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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.

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.

Meet the First Asian American Male Dancer to Appear in ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway

Eddy Lee is set to be the first Asian American featured in the renowned Broadway musical “Hamilton” as he tackles cultural diversity in films and challenges the ethnic group faces in the entertainment industry.

It’s no exaggeration that Lee worked tirelessly to reach stardom, but he can now impart knowledge on the struggles that Asian Americans face in a white-dominated market as well as his recipe for success to aspiring performers.

Filipina Legend Lea Salonga Makes Epic Comeback to Broadway

Filipina singer and stage actress, Lea Salonga, has been confirmed as part of the cast of Lynn Ahrens’ and Stephen Flaherty’s “Once on This Island” Broadway musical.

The 46-year-old actress is going to take on the role of Erzulie, the beautiful Goddess of Love in the story. She will be joined by Alex Newell (“Glee”), who will play the role of Asaka, Mother of the Earth, according to Play Bill. Other cast mates that have been confirmed include Merle Dandrige (“Greenleaf”) as Papa Ge, the Demon of Death, and Quentin Earl Darrington (“Cats”) as Agwe, the God of Water.