Moses Villarama, Joe Ngo, Courtney Reed & Abraham Kim in Cambodian Rock Band

Signature Theatre announces second extension for Cambodian Rock Band

The New York premiere of Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band will now play its final performance at Pershing Square Signature Center on March 22, 2020.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

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.

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."

As previously reported, the cast of Cambodian Rock Band includes 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).

The 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.

Cambodian Rock Band Tickets are available now for performances through March 22, 2020.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)


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