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Yellow Face Summary

  • Show Status: Opening Soon
  • Genre: Play
  • Yellow Face is 2 hours 10 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: September 13, 2024
  • Show Opens : October 1, 2024
  • Show Closes: November 24, 2024

Semi-autobiographical play about an Asian playwright who protests the casting of non-Asian actor Jonathan Pryce as a Vietnamese character in the 1990's Miss Saigon Broadway show transfer from London to New York.

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Show Original Premiere In May 2007

The show was first mounted in May 2007 by Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum.

Off-Broadway Run December 2007

The play opened Off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in NYC in December 2007 and closed son afterwards in January 2008.

YouTube Movie 2013

In 2013, the play was reworked into a two-part YouTube video directed and adapted by Jeff Liu

UK Play Premiere 2013

The show made its UK premiere at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, London in May 2013. A year later the play transferred to the Royal National Theatre.

North Carolina Run 2022

After a ten year gap, the play finally appeared at Theatre Raleigh in 2022 and was directed by Telly Leung.

What's Yellow Face Like?

An Asian playwright protests the casting of non-Asian actor Jonathan Pryce as a Vietnamese character in “Miss Saigon.”

As the playwrights protests largely go unanswered, he finally writes a play called “Face Value” about the “Miss Saigon” controversy and casts an actor who he believes is part Asian to be in one of the lead Asian roles — only then to find out that the actor is actually fully white.

Is Yellow Face Good for Kids?

The subject matter of race relations may not be suitable for all age groups, 16 years and above are recommended.

Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre

227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 740
Entrance: 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

David Henry Hwang
Daniel Dae Kim


Roundabout Theatre Company

Production Credits

Leigh Silverman

Creative Team

David Henry Hwang