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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, August 25, 2002

Hawai'i performers take expertise to 'Broadway'

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor

Two Hawai'i performers with Broadway credentials, Jade Stice and Cliffton Hall, will be in the cast of the musical "Hello Broadway," staged in two performances at 2 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Stice and Hall, who have been in "Miss Saigon" and are Castle Performing Arts Center alumni, join an international cast that includes Welly Yang, founder and artistic director of Second Generation. Yang's goal is to nurture the Asian American voice on stage and to assist performers in reaching their goals.

Yang has portrayed Thuy in "Saigon," and has a recurring role on TV's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

"Hello Broadway," a montage of musical selections from an array of hits including "Saigon," "Les Miserables," "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," also features DeeDee Lynn Magno, who has played Kim in "Saigon."

Tim Bostock Productions is presenting the show and hopes to sign on other names, including a local actor with international film and stage credentials.

David Lai, music director and conductor for the Broadway company of "The Phantom of the Opera," following two years as Broadway conductor of "Miss Saigon," will conduct the 25-piece Honolulu Broadway Orchestra being assembled by Willie Barton.

Tickets: $58, $48, $38 and $24, are on sale now at the Blaisdell box office and Ticket Plus outlets. Discounted tickets, only to students and seniors and available only at the Blaisdell, are $10 less for selected seats in the three top price categories.

For reservations, phone 526-4400.