East West Players has been producing work since 1965. Productions range from popular Asian-American works, Asian American world premieres, mainstream musicals and plays with an Asian-American twist, and community performances. Productions from 1998 to present include more in-depth information about the production, including cast members, designers, production personnel, etc.

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Vietgone by Qui Nguyen
Man of God by Anna Moench
Mamma Mia! by with book by Catherine Johnson, music and  lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus

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Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin, in association with Rogue Artists Ensemble
Yohen by Philip Kan Gotanda, a co-production with The Robey Theatre Company
Allegiance with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione, a co-production with Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Soft Power by David Henry Hwang and music by Jeanine Tesori, in association with Center Theatre Group
As We Babble On by Nathan Ramos

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Mama Bares in Concert: Once Upon a Play Date written by Joan Almedilla, Ai Goeku Cheung, Deedee Magno Hall, and Jennifer Paz
Road to Kumano
with TAIKOPROJECT
Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler
Free Outgoing by Anupama Chandrasekhar
Next to Normal with music by Tom Kitt, and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

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EXTENDED TWO YEAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Part I 2014-2015
Animals Out of Paper by Rajiv Joseph
Takarazuka!!! by Susan Soon He Stanton
Washer/Dryer by Nandita Shenoy
The Who’s Tommy with book by Pete Townshend & Des McAnuff, music & lyrics by Pete Townshend, additional music & lyrics by John Entwistle & Keith Moon

Part II 2015-2016
Chinglish by David Henry Hwang
Chinglish (Back by Popular Demand!) by David Henry Hwang
Criers for Hire by Giovanni Ortega
La Cage Aux Folles with book by Harvey Fierstein, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and based on the play by Jean Poiret

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Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling
The Nisei Widows Club: How Tomi Got Her Groove Back by Betty Tokudani
A Nice Indian Boy by Madhuri Shekar
Beijing Spring with lyrics by Tim Dang and music by Joel Iwataki

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Encounter by S.M. Raju and Aparna Sindhoor
Tea, with Music by Velina Hasu Houston
Christmas in Hanoi by Eddie Borey
Chess with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice

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A Widow of No Importance by Shane Sakharani
The Language Archive by Julia Cho
Three Year Swim Club by Lee Tonouchi
A Little Night Music with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler

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Mysterious Skin by Prince Gomolvilas
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Wrinkles by Paul Kikuchi
Krunk Fu Battle Battle by Qui Nguyen

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Art by Yasmina Reza
Po Boy Tango by Kenneth Lin
Cave Quest by Les Thomas
Road to Saigon developed and directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

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Be Like Water by Dan Kwong
The Joy Luck Club by Susan Kim, based on the novel by Amy Tan
Ixnay by Paul Kikuchi
Marry Me a Little with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
The Last Five Years with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

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Durango by Julia Cho
Dawn’s Light by Jeanne Sakata
Voices From Okinawa by Jonathan Shirota
Pippin with book by Roger O. Hirson, music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

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Sides: The Fear Is Real… written & performed by Mr. Miyagi’s Theatre Company
Surfing DNA written and performed by Jodi Long
Master Class by Terrence McNally
I Land written and performed by Keo Woolford
Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang

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Stew Rice by Edward Sakamoto
Equus by Peter Schaffer
Sweeney Todd book by Hugh Wheeler, music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Motty-Chon by Perry Miyake

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Mixed Messages by Cherylene Lee
As Vishnu Dreams by Shishir Kurup
Proof by David Auburn
Imelda: A New Musical book by Sachi Oyama with music by Nathan Wang and lyrics by Aaron Coleman

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Passion book by James Lapine with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Masha No Home by Lloyd Suh
The Wind Cries Mary by Philip Kan Gotanda
M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

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Queen of the Remote Control by Sujata G. Bhatt
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Little Shop of Horrors with book & lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, based on the film by Roger Corman, and screenplay by Charles Griffith
The Nisei Widows Club by Betty Tokudani

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Red written and directed by Chay Yew
Sisters Matsumoto by Philip Kan Gotanda
Monster by Derek Nguyen
The World Goes Round music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson

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The Theory of Everything by Prince Gomolvilas
The Year of the Dragon by Frank Chin
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Yankee Dawg You Die by Philip Kan Gotanda

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Leilani’s Hibiscus by Jon Shirota
Golden Child by David Henry Hwang
My Tired Broke Ass Pontificating Slapstick Funk by Euijoon Kim
Follies with book by James Goldman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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Yohen by Philip Kan Gotanda
Carry the Tiger to the Mountain by Cherylene Lee
Hanako by Chungmi Kim
Beijing Spring, music by Joel Iwataki and lyrics by Tim Dang

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Pacific Overtures with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman
Heading East with book and lyrics by Robert Lee and music by Leon Ko
Big Hunk O’ Burnin’ Love by Prince Gomolvilas
Lava by Edward Sakamoto
Dance and Sing for the Holidays conceived and directed by Deborah Nishimura

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Cabaret music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff
Ikebana by Alice Tuan
The Taste of Kona Coffee by Edward Sakamoto
F.O.B. by David Henry Hwang
Woman From the Other Side of the World by Linda Faigao-Hall

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Merrily We Roll Along with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth
And The Soul Shall Dance by Wakako Yamauchi
Whitelands: Part I – Porcelain, Part II – A Language Of Their Own, Part III – Half Lives by Chay Yew
Lettice & Lovage by Peter Shaffer

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Hiro by Denise Uyehara
Sweeney Todd with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler
Twice Told Christmas Tales by Judy SooHoo
S.A.M. I Am by Garrett Omata
Cleveland Raining by Sung J. Rho
Twelf Nite O Wateva! by James Grant Benton

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29 1/2 Dreams, Women Walking Through Walls conceived and developed by Nobu McCarthy and Tim Dang, written by Emily Kuroda, Jeanne Sakata, Judy SooHoo, Marilyn Tokuda and Denise Uyehara
Arthur and Leila by Cherylene Lee
The Maids by Jean Genet
Letters To A Student Revolutionary by Elizabeth Wong

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Into The Woods with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine
Fish Head Soup by Philip Kan Gotanda
The Rising Tide Of Color by Vernon Takeshita
The Dance & The Railroad House Of Sleeping Beauties by David Henry Hwang

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Not A Through Street by Wakako Yamauchi
Uncle Tadao by Rick Shiomi
Six Characters In Search Of An Author by Luigi Pirandello and translation by Robert Cornthwaite
Accomplice by Rupert Holmes

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Songs of Harmony by Karen Huie
Doughball by Perry Miyake, Jr.
Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen
Canton Jazz Club with music by Nathan Wang & Joel Iwataki, lyrics by Tim Dang, and book by Dom Magwili

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Company with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth
The Chairman’s Wife by Wakako Yamauchi
Performance Anxiety by Vernon Takeshita
Come Back Little Sheba by William Inge

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The Fantasticks with words by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt
Laughter And False Teeth by Hiroshi Kashiwagi
Webster Street Blues by Warren Sumio Kubota
Vacancy by Lillian Hara & Dorie Rush Taylor, based on “An Apple, An Orange” by Diane Johnson.

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A Chorus Line conceived by Michael Bennett, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleben, book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Stew Rice by Edward Sakamoto
Mother Tongue by Paul Stephen Lim
Mishima by Rosanna Yamagiqa Alfaro
Where Nobody Belongs by Colin McKay
An Afternoon At Willie’s Bar by Paul Price

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Chikamatsu’s Forest by Edward Sakamoto
The Gambling Den by Akemi Kikumura
Wong Bow Rides Again by Cherylene Lee
The Medium (revival) by Gian-Carlo Menotti
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
Hughie by Eugene O’Neill
Lady of Larkspur Lotion by Tennessee Williams

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Christmas In Camp II conceived by Mako, written by Dom Magwili, additional writing by Mako & Keone Young
The Memento by Wakako Yamauchi
Rashomon (revival) by Fay and Michael Kanin, based on short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

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A Song For A Nisei Fisherman by Philip Kan Gotanda
The Music Lessons by Wakako Yamauchi
Three Penny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, and English adaptations by Marc Blitzstein

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Live Oak Store by Hiroshi Kashiwagi
You’re On The Tee & Ripples In The Pond by Jon Shirota
The Grunt Childe by Lawrence O’Sullivan
Paint Your Face On A Drowning In The River by Craig Kee Strete
Asaga Kimashita by Velina Hasu Houston
Visitors From Nagasaki by Perry Miyake Jr.

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Imperial Valley by Margaret DePriest
Have You Heard by Soon-Teck Oh, additional writing by Kwang Lim Kim & Sukman Kim, original music by Yong Mann Kim
Yamashita by Roger Pulvers
The Dream of Kitamura by Philip Kan Gotanda
No Smile For Strangers by Harold Heifetz
Yellow Fever by R.A. Shiomi

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Station J by Richard France
Christmas In Camp conceived by Mako, written by Dom Magwili
12-1-A by Wakako Yamauchi
Pilgrimage by Edward Sakamoto

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F.O.B. by David Henry Hwang
Hokusai Sketchbooks by Seiichi Yashiro and translated by Ted T. Takaya
Godspell conceived by John-Michael Tebelak, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Not A Through Street by Wakako Yamauchi
East West Stories
The Life of the Land by Edward Sakamoto

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Pacific Overtures (encore performance), music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, additional material by Hugh Wheeler
Stories With Strings & Sticks & Shadows: Lawson by Lawson Inada
Stories With Strings & Sticks & Shadows: Karasu Taro by Taro Yashima
Stories With Strings & Sticks & Shadows: The Princess And The Fisherman & Magic Show by Michiko Tagawa
Hawaii No Ka Oi: Aala Park and Manoa Valley by Edward Sakamoto
What The Enemy Looks Like by Perry Miyake, Jr.
Da Kine by Leigh Kim
Happy End music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, original German play by Dorothy Lane, book and lyrics adapted by Michael Reingold

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Voices In The Shadows by Edward Sakamoto
Frogs by Aristophanes
The Avocado Kid or Zen and the Art Of Guacamole, a musical by Philip Kan Gotanda
Princess Charley with music by Roger Perry, lyrics by Jim Ploss, book by Jim Ploss & Norman Cohen
Pacific Overtures with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, and additional material by Hugh Wheeler

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Points of Departure by Paul Stephen Lim
Bunnyhop by Jeffrey Paul Chan
O-Men: An American Kabuki by Karen Yamashita

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That’s The Way The Fortune Cookie Crumbles by Edward Sakamoto
And The Soul Shall Dance by Wakako Yamauchi
Gee Pop by Frank Chin
Psychechain by Irvin Paik, adapted from a short story by William Wu
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
Revelations as a Tight-Eyed Devil by Bill Shinkai
S.P.O.O.S. (revival), by Bill Shinkai
The Chickencoop Chinaman by Frank Chin
Nobody On My Side of the Family Looks Like That! by Dom Magwili
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
The Asian American Hearings: A Multi-Media Extravaganza

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Harry Kelly by Harold Heifetz
In the Jungle of Cities by Bertolt Brecht
The Year of the Dragon by Frank Chin
When We Were Young by Momoko Iko

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Enchanted Pumpkins by E.M. Rafn & Sheri Emond
Transfers and The Rooming House by Conrad Bromberg
Two Shades of Yellow: Coda by Alberto Isaac
Two Shades of Yellow: Yellow Is My Favorite Color By Edward Sakamoto
Pineapple White by Jon Shirota
The Emperor’s Nightingale by Sam Rosen

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Monkey by Ernest Harada, from a Chinese folktale
Three Kyogens by writers such as Leigh Kim, Betty Muramoto, Irvine Paik
No Place For A Tired Ghost by Mako
S.P.O.O.S. by Bill Shinkai
Tales of Juan and Taro by Glenn Johnson and Alberto Isaac

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Rashomon (revival) by Fay and Michael Kanin, based on short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Tondemonai-Never Happen! by Soon-Teck Oh

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The Year of the Cock (revue)
Now You See, Now You Don’t by Henry Woon
Three Kyogens
The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol

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The Medium by Gian-Carlo Menotti
The Substitute, a Kyogen
The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federigo Garcia Lorca

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Martyrs Can’t Go Home by Soon-Teck Oh
Camels Were Two-Legged in Peking by Soon-Teck Oh, adapted from a novel by Lao She

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Rashomon by Fay & Michael Kanin, based on short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Twilight Crane by Junjiji Kinoshita
Lady Aoi by Yukio Mishima

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