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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!

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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!

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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.

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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…

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The show is called CHARLES FRANCIS CHAN JR’S EXOTIC ORIENTAL MURDER MYSTERY.

Some may see this title and think…

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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.

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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.

TFP out!

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The Fairy Princess was excited about the new show – CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND  on The CW for several reasons –

It’s a Musical – whaddaya talk, whaddaya talk…conceived of by Rachel Bloom, who TFP has been a bit in awe of for a while because of THIS video…

The show has an API Male, JOSH CHAN – ( Vincent Rodriguez III) as a romantic goal (NOT since SELFIE!)

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Has one of TFP‘s very dear friends as one of the principals – get to know Ms. Donna Lynne Champlin, one of the most talented people on the planet…

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So it was not a huge surprise that she loved the trailer – take a look!

It’s like if Ariel got legs, jumped animated films, fell for General Shang in summer camp, but will probably wind up falling in love with Prince Hans of the Southern Isles (no, truly, cuz the character GREG is played by…wait for it…Santino Fontana, who voiced Hans), even though she will truly NOT realize she is in love with Hans until many, many seasons later, even though she has the venerable advice and encouragement of a Charlotte La Bouff to encourage her to believe in love and….anyway...

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The show has it’s premiere MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015 on The CW (website)

TFP thinks the show is going to be SUPER FUN and she is all for more theater people going and working in television.

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However, being THEATER people…and for the Brits it is, of course, THEATRE people, the actors involved have a triple threat background – sing, dance, act, AND give to charity.

(Ok, yes, that is FOUR, but TFP did not get the math gene)

Because…theater. It’s what we do. We do charity, a LOT!

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In fact, it is SOOOOO much a part of what we do, there is an organization devoted to it called BC/EFA – Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS –  and they raise money all year and fund programs all around the country through grants for research, medical equipment, free clinics for health care…well, take a look:

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To that end, the brilliant cast of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND on The CW has issued a #TAPCHALLENGE – and here is what – FOR EVERY #TAPPED video made by people on another television show who accept –The CW is going to donate some money.

But why should people on TV have ALL the fun?

YES, PEOPLE AT HOME – YOU CAN DO IT TOO! (Variety Article Here)

  1. YOU, the Tapper must donate to BC/EFA something, be it Baubles, Bangles, and Beads, or $10, $20, $200…
  2. The TAPPEE, the one that has been challenged, IN ORDER TO ACCEPT IT, must ALSO donate something to BC/EFA

LINK TO DONATE TO BC/EFA IS RIGHT HERE!

Currently the CW Cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has #Tapped people in Modern Family, Madam Secretary, The Flash, Jane The Virgin, Supergirl, and the ENTIRE Cast of Blood and Oil!

However, with regards to that…seems they only picked people who they knew could tap…Bebe Neuwirth?

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THERE ARE A LOT MORE MUSICAL THEATER PEOPLE ON TELEVISION THAN YOU THINK!!!!!

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And…others

(Dr. Ken will have his show on ABC on Friday nights this fall)….but back to the MT folk and who else could be challenged…

Harry Groener, most may know him from the films Road to Perdition, or About Schmidt… or more specifically as Mayor Wilkins from the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series….but also he can…

Maybe you may have missed Erich Bergen from Madame Secretary and his Bob Gaudio? He comes in at 1:31

Or Patina Miller – ALSO on Madame Secretary...well….

That Madame Secretary Cast is overrun with talent….second season!

Heck…even their Guest Stars like BD Wong are musical!

What about Aaron Tveit from Graceland? He might have a shuffle ball change in there…pick it up at 4:01

TFP is just sayin…there are a lot of people and TV Casts who could help the Cast of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND raise some big money for BC/EFA

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So let’s get to steppin‘ there Hollywoodland Peeps!

No one cares how good it is, the important thing is to have fun and raise some money for charity!

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Also, Hollywood TV Show stars, it is ok – no one expects you to go to Nationals…so, no pressure at all!

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Just kick ball change your way to a fundraising place and tap all our troubles away!

Also watch CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND on The CW

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TFP out.