CHINGLISH, the new comedy which was named by TIME Magazine as the #1 new American play of 2011, will play its final performance on today. It will have played 128 performances.
CHINGLISH, by Tony Award-winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), played at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street).
The CHINGLISH cast features Jennifer Lim, Gary Wilmes, Angela Lin, Christine Lin, Stephen Pucci, Johnny Wu and Larry Lei Zhang. The play is directed by Leigh Silverman, who directed Lisa Kron's Well on Broadway and won a 2011 OBIE for directing both Go Back To Where You Are and In The Wake.
CHINGLISH is the new comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication. It is the story of an American businessman desperate to launch a new enterprise in China. There are only three things standing in his way: He can't speak the language. He can't learn the customs. And he's falling in love with the one woman he absolutely can't have.
CHINGLISH is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel,Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Cathy Chernoff, Heni Koenigsberg/Lily Fan, Joe & Matt Deitch, Dasha Epstein, Ronald & Marc Frankel, Barry & Carole Kaye, Mary Lu Roffe, The Broadway Consortium, Ken Davenport, Filerman Bensinger, Herbert Goldsmith, JAM Theatricals, Olympus Theatricals, Playful Productions, David & Barbara Stoller, Roy Gottlieb, Mary Casey, Hunter Arnold in association with the Goodman Theatre.