Tiananmen

Tiananmen

Book by Scott Elmegreen
Music and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola

TIANANMEN is an original rock musical that follows the story of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in  Beijing.

Highlights were presented in concert at 54 Below on March 27, 2014, featuring Telly Leung (Godspell, Allegiance, GLEE), Ruthie Ann Miles (Here Lies LoveThe King and I), Orville Mendoza (Peter and the Starcatcher, Pacific Overtures), Karl Josef Co (Allegiance – Old Globe), Eric Badiqué, Katie Boren (Lysistrata Jones, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Calli Buetow (Bring It On), Billy Bustamante (Pacific Overtures – Touring RevivalThe King and I), Kiet Tai Cao, Ali Ewoldt (Les Misérables, The King and I), Katie Lee Hill (Hello Dolly – Signature Theatre), Toren Nakamura, and Jaygee Macapugay (Here Lies Love).

On February 23, 2015, the 8th Season of the New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series launched with TIANANMEN: Act II in Concert at the D-Lounge, featuring Telly Leung (Godspell, Allegiance, GLEE), Karl Josef Co (Allegiance – Old Globe), Eric Badiqué, Ali Ewoldt (Les MisérablesThe King and I), Katie Lee Hill (Hello Dolly – Signature Theatre), Toren Nakamura, Jaygee Macapugay (Here Lies Love), Kay Trinidad (The Little Mermaid), Kathrina Feigh, Kendyl Ito, Justin Hermosilla, and Paul Nakauchi (The King and I, Allegiance).

Songs from the show have premiered at Broadway’s Future @ Lincoln Center, Cutting Edge Composers at Joe’s Pub and at 54 Below, NYMF Presents: What’s Next? New Songs by Favorite NYMF Alumni, and The Duplex.

Directed by Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz, Allegiance, Carrie).

Title photo credit:  Shoshana Feinstein