Courtney Reed & Francis Jue

Courtney Reed, Francis Jue & more to star in Cambodian Rock Band at Signature Theatre

The New York premiere of Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band is set to begin performances at Pershing Square Signature Center on February 4, 2020.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Signature Theatre has now announced casting for its upcoming New York premiere of Cambodian Rock Band, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Chay Yew, which is scheduled to begin previews at Pershing Square Signature Center's Irene Diamond Stage on February 4, 2020, ahead of an official opening on February 24 and a limited engagement through March 8, 2020.

The cast will include 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).

Synopsis: "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."

The newly announced creative team features music supervision by Matt MacNelly, scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel, projection design by Luke Norby, and fight direction by Unkle Dave's Fight-House.

Signature Theatre's current productions of Horton Foote's The Young Man from Atlanta and Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror continue at Pershing Square Signature Center through December 15 and December 22, respectively.

Cambodian Rock Band Tickets are available now.


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