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David Henry Hwang's "Chinglish" to debut at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago

March 31, 2010 |  3:00 pm

Dhhwang David Henry Hwang's cross-cultural comedy, "Chinglish," will receive its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in June 2011, artistic director Robert Falls has announced.

"Chinglish," which follows the adventures of an American businessman trying to close a big deal in China, will be directed by Leigh Silverman, who directed the 2007 world premiere of Hwang's "Yellow Face." (She also directed Lisa Kron's "The Wake," now playing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.)

The play will be produced in association with the Public Theater in New York.

Hwang’s other credits include plays such as the Tony-winning "M. Butterfly"and "Golden Child," Broadway musicals "Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida," Disney's "Tarzan" and the revised version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song," and operas such as "The Voyage" (music by Philip Glass) and "The Fly" (music by Howard Shore). 

-- Karen Wada

Photo: David Henry Hwang in a scene from the 2007 movie 'Hollywood Chinese.'