What Did Critics Think of Off-Broadway's The Chinese Lady? | Playbill

The Verdict What Did Critics Think of Off-Broadway's The Chinese Lady?

Ma-Yi Theater Company's show opened at The Public's Shiva Theater March 8.

Shannon Tyo in The Chinese Lady Joan Marcus

Reviews are coming in for Lloyd Suh's The Chinese Lady, which opened March 8 at The Public’s Shiva Theater. The production from Ma-Yi Theater Company began previews February 23 and is set to run through April 10.

Shanon Tyo and Daniel K. Isaac reprise their roles as Afong Moy and Atung, respectively. Inspired by a true story, The Chinese Lady follows 16-year-old Afong Moy who immigrates to 1834 New York and became a living exhibit, traveling the United States across decades and watching as the nation struggles to define itself.

Read the reviews here.

New York Stage Review (Jesse Oxfeld)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

New York Theatre Guide (Naveen Kumar)

New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)

NewYorkTheater.me (Jonathan Mandell)

Observer (David Cote)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

Playbill will update this list as reviews come in.

Cindy Im and Jon Norman Schneider serve as alternates.The creative team features director Ralph B. Peña,e scenic designer Junghyun Georgia Lee, costume designer Linda Cho, lighting designers Jiyoun Chang and Elizabeth Mak, sound designer Fabian Obispo, and projection designer Shawn Duan. Original music is by Obispo. Maggie Manzano is the production stage manager, and Brody Thrash is the stage manager.

See Shannon Tyo and Daniel K. Isaac in The Chinese Lady


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