The Los Angeles City Council on June 14 proclaimed Tim Dang Day in the City of Los Angeles in honor of East West Players Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang for his dedicated service to the Asian Pacific American theater company, live theater in general, and the collaboration with the Los Angeles LGBT Center during the current production of “La Cage aux Folles,” which closes June 26. The musical is EWP’s top-grossing show of all time, allowing Dang to leave on a high note after 23 years at the helm. Pictured from left: Carlos Chang, Alex Sanchez, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Jonathan Kim, Lorri Jean (president and CEO, Los Angeles LGBT Center), Christopher Aguilar, Allen Lucky Weaver, Gedde Watanabe, Tim Dang, Darrel Cummings (chief of staff, Los Angeles LGBT Center), and Councilmember Jose Huizar.
The final five performances of “La Cage aux Folles” will include a buffet dinner, wine/beer/soda, and dancing in the courtyard one hour prior to curtain (8 p.m.) from Wednesday, June 22, through Saturday, June 25. (Sunday, June 26 matinee is sold out.) Special guests are Alec Mapa and Amy Hill (June 22), Randall Park (June 23), Rachel Bloom (June 24), Suzy Nakamura (June 25), John Cho and Kerri Higuchi (June 26). Performances are at the David Henry Hwang Theater, Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso St. in Little Tokyo. For more information, call (213) 625-7000 or visit www.eastwestplayers.org.
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