East West Players (EWP), the nation’s largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work and the longest-running professional theatre of color in the country, announces their signature “one night only” event fundraiser, which this year will be a tribute to Producing Artistic Director Tim Dang and Arts Education Director Marilyn Tokuda honoring the achievements in their last year at East West Players. On June 30, it was announced that Tim Dang would be stepping down as Artistic Director of EWP in June 2016 and Marilyn Tokuda would be retiring at the same time. Proceeds of One Night Only benefit the artistic and educational programs of East West Players.
“We are taking advantage of every opportunity this year to fundraise during this transitional year for EWP,” says Dang. “We’re celebrating, our 50th Anniversary, celebrating Marilyn’s retirement, my 20+ years at EWP, and welcoming the next chapter of EWP. This is a momentous occasion.”
Confirmed performers include The Mama Bares, an all-female group of four Miss Saigon alumni – Joan Almedilla, Ai Goeku, Deedee Magno Hall, and Jennifer Paz; and the Three Filipino Tenors – Antoine Reynaldo Diel, Randy Guiaya, and Lito Villareal reunite for the first time in five years. More performers to be announced. Nathan Wang is musical director and Snehal Desai is producer.
One Night Only: A Tribute to Tim and Marilyn will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the East West Players David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for the Arts, located at 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Registration opens at 5:30 PM, al fresco dinner seating is at 6:00 PM and continues with the performance at 7:30 PM, and concludes with a raffle drawing and dessert reception. One Night Only: A Tribute to Tim and Marilyn is a benefit performance. Various levels of sponsorships are available ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 with a plated dinner. Individual tickets for buffet dinner and show are available for $250 VIP, $150 reserved seating in the rear orchestra and $100 reserved seating in the balcony. For more information on sponsorship levels and tickets, visit eastwestplayers.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (213) 625-7000.