The Fairy Princess has been lax – no, not hanging in LA, just lax in general because she has been checking out what is going on with Asian Americans in Entertainment, and, truthfully – it is getting better. So she wanted to point you in the direction of some things you may/may not be aware of, and just…well, see if it gives you any hope.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT, DR. KEN and QUANTICO ALL GET FULL SEASON ORDERS!
Thanks ABC – that was well done.
And over at The CW – the writers at Crazy Ex-Girlfriend have given “Josh Chan” – played by Vincent Rodriguez III – his very own boy band number to accompany their full season order!
It’s like a K-Pop video with only your favorite member in it!
In other news about singing and dancing Asian Americans…..
ALLEGIANCE has officially ‘frozen’ their show!
Oh sorry, that’s a GOOD thing – it means that, for those who have been keeping up with this groundbreaking show, that the changes that have been occurring on almost a daily basis during their Previews are concluded. The show is ‘Frozen”, in other words – anyone viewing the show from now until the Opening on November 8, 2015, will be seeing the same show.
In ad finitum.
ALLEGIANCE is not the ONLY show that one should be aware of – oh no, my children…there is yet ANOTHER show aside from that has an Asian American Cast entering it’s previews…
The show is called CHARLES FRANCIS CHAN JR’S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY.
Some may see this title and think…
but TFP is here to tell you to NOT lose your sh*t.
Hold on to it, because this is being produced by the National Asian American Theatre Company, and it is written by esteemed playwright, Lloyd Suh.
Here is the log line: 1967: The auspicious beginnings of a new political identity called Asian American, a young literary hippie named Frank essays an inscrutable Chinese detective. A harmless sing-song orientalist minstrel show that ENDS IN A GROSTESQUE CARNIVAL OF MURDER!
If you go to www.naatco.org you can find ticket information – it is running from November 2-21st. Tickets are $40.
Directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar and starring Jeff Biehl, Jennifer Ikeda, Peter Kim, Orville Mendoza, KK Moggie, Jeffrey Omura
Other cool things to look for – BD Wong on GOTHAM, AMC’s INTO THE BADLANDS which is new, but also AMC’s Hell on Wheels…kinda rocking TFP’s world there AMC!
There is some stuff going on!
For those who are mourning the possible death of The Walking Dead’s GLENN, played of course by Steve Yeun, there was a particularly funny ‘take’ on what some consider to be television tragedy over at You Offend Me, You Offend My Family website, posted by Phil – and I will leave you with that.