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Barangay to Broadway


Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History follows the events, groups, and individuals that have comprised Filipino American theater from 1898 to 2016.

Milestones and highlights include performers of the 1900s and 1910s, immigrant community productions of the 1920s and 1930s, all the way to the Broadway performers of the 1950s.

Research and interviews follow the the artists who were part of the seminal Filipino American theater groups and pioneering Asian American theater companies of the 1960s and 1970s.

The book continues with the establishing of Filipino American theater companies in the 1980s and 1990s, such as Ma-Yi Theater in New York, CIRCA-Pintig in Chicago, and Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco.

It also includes information on Obie Award and Tony Award winners, as well as the emerging groups and leaders of the 2000s and 2010s.