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Sunday, August 31, 2008

BD Wong in One Man Show

BD Wong, who plays Dr. George Huang on Law & Order Special Victims Unit, is scheduled to perform in a one-man show. Here’s the story from the Hyphen Magazine blog:

B.D. Wong Does it All in 'Herringbone'

B.D. Wong, who kicks it with Ice-T on NBC's "Law and Order: SVU" and is the only actor to win all five major NY theater awards for one role ("M. Butterfly"), will be appearing in the one-man show "Herringbone" from September 5 to October 12 at McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, NJ.

The show is described as: "A ghost story with a vaudeville twist. A musical with a dash of murder. A one-man tour de force. When 8-year-old George discovers his gift for tap-dancing, everyone wants a piece of him. As the adults around him exploit his talents, George finds himself in a profound supernatural struggle for control over body and soul."

The setting of the play is the Depression-era American South, meaning Wong sings and dances his way through 11 different characters that weren't written as Asian Americans. Hopefully, his performance will help put a dent into the typecasting of AA actors in theater. Because you can only hold out for a part in "Miss Saigon" for so long...

You can also catch more information on this topic from B.D. himself on the blog for the McCarter Theatre, here.

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