Ann Harada Will Play the Witch in All-Asian Into the Woods Concert

Cabaret & Concert News   Ann Harada Will Play the Witch in All-Asian Into the Woods Concert
 
Raymond J. Lee and Jason Ma will also be part of the evening, presented by the National Asian Artists Project and Prospect Theater Company.
Ann Harada
Ann Harada Joseph Marzullo/WENN

National Asian Artists Project and Prospect Theater Company will present a special one-night-only concert reading of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods October 20 at 7:30 PM at The TimesCenter (242 W. 41st Street).

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Raymond J. Lee Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Directed by Steven Eng with music direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld, the cast will include Viveca C. (Miss Saigon) as Cinderella, Alex Chester (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as Little Red Riding Hood, Cindy Cheung (Thirteen Reasons Why) as the Baker's Wife, Karl Josef Co (CSC's Pacific Overtures) as Cinderella's Prince, Daniel J. Edwards (Anything Goes) as Rapunzel's Prince, Lydia Gaston (The King and I) as Jack's Mother, Ann Harada (Avenue Q) as the Witch, Kennedy Kanagawa (Dinner with Georgette) as Jack, Raymond J. Lee (Groundhog Day, Honeymoon in Vegas) as The Baker, and Jason Ma (writer/composer, Gold Mountain) as the Mysterious Man.

Other cast members include Rona Figueroa, Kimbirdlee Fadner, Rebecca Lee Lerman, Colin Miyamoto, David Shih, Laura Yen Solito, Virginia Wing, and Xiaoqing Zhang.

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The associate director is Cassey Kivnick, and the assistant musical director is Griffin Strout.

“NAAP is excited to bring together a remarkable ensemble of some of NYC's finest actors—joining with the celebrated NAAP Broadway Community Chorus and the award-winning NAAP Kids—for a single night, to perform this rich, poignant, and very fun piece of theater," said director Eng.

"Prospect is honored to continue our fruitful partnership with NAAP, bringing to life one of the great modern classics of American musical theater," added Prospect Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel.

This event is part of NAAP's annual Rediscover Series, which explores classic musicals with professional artists of Asian descent, proving that great works of theatre speak to all communities. The event is also part of Prospect's ongoing IGNITE concert series.

For tickets and more information, visit NAAProject.org or ProspectTheater.org or call (212) 352-3101.

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