(Robert Viagas’s article appeared in Playbill, 8/16.)
National Asian Artists Project, Baayork Lee's New York-based theatre company that seeks mainstream acceptance for Asian-American actors and other theatre artists, is collaborating with the Obie-winning Prospect Theater Company to present Honor, a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It, with the story relocated to the feudal Japan.
Scheduled for 8 PM September 10 at the TimesCenter in the New York Times building on Eighth Avenue at 40th Street, Honor will be offered in a concert-style presentation as part of NAAP's Rediscover Series and Prospect's IGNITE Series.
The musical has music and lyrics by Peter Mills, and book by Mills and Cara Reichel.
The cast will feature Raul Aranas, Cáitlín Burke, Eymard Cabling, Karl Josef Co, Steven Eng, Ariel Estrada, Brian Jose, Whit K. Lee, Mel Maghuyop, Toren Nakamura, Manna Nichols, Koh Mochizuki, Diane Phelan, Romney Piamonte, Toshiji Takeshima, Robert Torigoe and Scott Watanabe.