Cambodian Rock Band

Cambodian Rock Band

Signature Theatre continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's play with music Cambodian Rock Band, directed by Chay Yew.

Performances are staged at The Irene Diamond Stage within the Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 25mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Cambodian Rock Band:

Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock. This electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning back to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years as his daughter prepares to help prosecute one of Cambodia's most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time, as father and daughter face the music of the past. Cambodian Rock Band is an intimate rock epic about family secrets, set against a dark chapter of Cambodian history.

Lauren Yee
Signature Theatre
Chay Yew
David Weiner
Mikhail Fiksel
Takeshi Kata
Linda Cho
Cast list:
Francis Jue (as Duch), Abraham Kim (as Rom), Jane Lui (as Pou), Joe Ngo (as Chum), Courtney Reed (as Neary/Sothea), and Moses Villarama (as Ted/Leng)
Other info:
Music Supervision by Matt MacNelly, Projection Design by Luke Norby, and Fight Direction by Unkle Dave’s Fight-House
Cambodian Rock Band Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 4, 2020
Opening date: 
February 24, 2020
March 11, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Cambodian Rock Band News & Features

Francis Jue in Cambodian Rock Band
Signature Theatre announces second extension for Cambodian Rock Band
February 27, 2020

Signature Theatre has now announced a second 1-week extension for its current New York premiere of Cambodian Rock Band, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Chay Yew, which began previews at Pershing Square Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage on February 4, 2020, ahead of an official opening on February 24 (read our 5* review here). The limited engagement was originally scheduled to close on March 8 and, following an initial extension through March 15, the production will now run through March 22, 2020.

Our Cambodian Rock Band Review

“Surviving is important, but thriving is elegant.” - Maya Angelou Surviving and thriving are in ample supply at Pershing Square Signature Center, where a triumphant new Signature Theatre production of Lauren Yee’s Cambodian Rock Band (now one of many) is taking Off-Broadway by storm.