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Wed, 15 Sep 2004
Official Press Release: Seeking Asian American Children Ages 7-13 for Prominent Lincoln Center Gala Concert
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Fri, 23 Sep 2005
Second Generation Names New Leadership

Fri, 31 Oct 2003
"The Wedding Banquet" a Musical
The story about a young Taiwanese American who tries to hide his homosexuality from his parents returns ten years later—this time in the form of a musical.

Mon, 27 Oct 2003
Official Press Release: 3rd Annual Concert of Excellence
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Wed, 1 Oct 2003
At 16, Welly Yang’s first professional acting job was Ito, the Japanese houseboy in Mame, in which Miss Dennis crows, "Life is a banquet!" Nowadays, his life truly is a banquet: The Wedding Banquet.

Sat, 20 Sep 2003
NW Asian Weekly: “Wedding Banquet” takes to the stage
The founder of the New York-based theater company Second Generation, which brings Asian American stories to national and international stages, Yang is responsible for the new musical adaptation of “The Wedding Banquet.”

Thu, 18 Sep 2003
Seattle Times: Asian Americans take center stage in two splashy musicals
" the Seattle area this fall, two big, splashy musicals are placing Asian-American characters (and actors) front and center."

Wed, 20 Aug 2003
Channel NewsAsia: Company staging Wedding Banquet self-censors musical for Singapore
The 'Wedding Banquet' premieres at the Esplande on Thursday and there are already plans to extend its run here.

Tue, 19 Aug 2003
Channel NewsAsia: Ang Lee's 'Wedding Banquet' inspires Welly Yang to adapt it into a musical
Elements in Ang Lee's "The Wedding Banquet" movie caught the eye of one of America's top Asian American stage performers.

Aug 2003
Show Business Weekly: Minority Theater
Second Generation: Wiping Yellow Face off American Musical Theater.

Fri, 1 Aug 2003
The Business Times: Producer finds much to relate to in Banquet
"Rehearsals are going so frighteningly well, something must be wrong!" says actor/musician Welly Yang, and his enthusiasm travels down the phone wires from Seattle.

Fri, 1 Aug 2003
Taipei Times: Celebrating 'The Wedding Banquet' in song
Actor and producer Welly Yang is set to breathe fresh air into the much deflated local theater scene

Fri, 25 Jul 2003
AsiaOne: Wedding Banquet gets animated
For its TV ad, anyway

Wed, 16 Jul 2003
Playbill News: Wedding Banquet Musical to Make U.S. Premiere at Seattle's Village Theatre
Although Welly Yang's musical version of The Wedding Banquet will world premiere in Taiwan next mon...

Mon, 14 Jul 2003
Playbill News: The Wedding Banquet Musical to World Premiere in August
Welly Yang, who starred as Thuy in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon, has written a musical ve...

Thur, 10 Jul 2003
Welly Yang featured in Newsweek

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