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Book by Lainie Sakakura, Music & Lyrics by Paul Fujimoto

Musical adaptation of NY Times Bestseller of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Cantonese Consultant: Fenton Li

1942 wartime Seattle. 12 year old Henry, a Chinese American boy, has a secret love of jazz music and his best friend is a black jazz saxophone player. Henry's life is turned upside down when he meets Keiko, a Japanese American girl and the only other Asian kid in school. A multi-generational story about fathers and sons, coming of age, Seattle jazz, racism, blind patriotism. and unbreakable bonds.

29 Hr AEA Reading, Theatre 71, NYC

Produced by 5th Avenue Theatre and Abingdon Theatre Co.

Directed by Lainie Sakakura

Music Supervisor & Dance Arrangements by Sam Davis

Percussion Kory Grossman, Stage Managers Anita Shastri, Nicole Marcon

Cast: Jane Bernhard, Darius de Haas, Carly Gendell, Rick Faugno, Kenny Ingram, Sala Iwamatsu, Spencer Jones, Kathleen Kwan, Darren Lee, Jonny Lee Jr., Fenton Li, Jason Ma, Zach Mackiewicz, Mary Beth Purdy, Alex Sanchez, Avelina Sanchez, Isabela Sanchez, Ian Saraceni, Virginia Woodruff, Timothy Yang

29 Hr AEA Reading, Playroom Theater, NYC

Produced by Lainie Sakakura

Directed by Darren Lee

Music Supervisor: Mark Hummel

General Manager Joey Monda, Stage Manager Debora Porazzi

Cast: Alan Ariano, Jane Bernhard, Rick Faugno, Kenny Ingram, Telly Leung, Fenton Li, Jeffrey Li, Carol To Moy, Mary Beth Purdy, Alex Sanchez, Avelina Sanchez, Yuka Takara, Allyson Tucker, Joshua Turchin

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