Ma-Yi’s “KPOP” earns multiple 2018 Nominations and Awards!



Back in the news this week was Ma-Yi’s POP received a Drama League Nomination for OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A BROADWAY OR OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL.  KPOP (book by our Writers Lab Member,Jason Kim) is a nominee by 2018 OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE  for Best Unique Theatrical Experience. Babette’s Feast, Ghost Light, Pride and Prejudice and Randy Writes a Novel are also nominated in this category. Competitive category winners will be announced on May 16, followed by a June 19 ceremony at Sardi’s. 

*on a side note:TEENAGE DICK TITLE ART Photographer Carol Rosegg (photo below) will be honored with the 2018 Alliances’ Friend of Off Broadway AwardTeenage Dick is presented with The Public Theater in June, promising to be another best-selling off-broadway play.


KPOP is conceived by Woodshed Collective and Jason Kim (The Model American, HBO’s Girls) and features a book by Kim, music and lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon (The View UpStairs), an immersive design by Woodshed Collective, choreography by Jennifer Weber (The Hip Hop Nutcracker), and direction by Teddy Bergman (Empire Travel Agency). Kim, Park, Vernon, and the Woodshed Collective are the recipients of the Richard Rodgers Award. Ma-Yi would especially like to thank our KPOP coproducers, Ars Nova and Woodshed Collective and the entire cast, crew and creatives for such an outstanding experience.


Drama Desk gives 7 Nods to KPOP

Only last week, KPOP received 7 Drama Desk nominations, including Best Musical! Congrats to all the nominees! KPOP, which was a co production with our friends at Ars Nova and Woodshed Collective, received the following nominations: Outstanding Musical, KPOP, Outstanding Actress in a Musical – Ashley Park KPOP , Outstanding Director of a Musical – Teddy Bergman  KPOP, Outstanding Music – Helen Park, Max Vernon KPOP, Outstanding Lyrics – Helen Park, Max Vernon KPOP, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical – Will Pickens KPOP, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical – Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, KPOP. The 63rd annual ceremony, hosted by Michael Urie, will take place June 3 at Town Hall.

side note: TEENAGE DICK star, Gregg Mozgala, was nominated by Drama Desk for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Cost of Living, Manhattan Theatre Club).


KPOP Nominated in Nine Categories Including Best Musical for 2018 Lucille Lortel Awards

KPOP Received Nine Nominations for 2018 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations  including Outstanding Musical: Produced by Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company and Woodshed Collective, written by Ma-Yi Lab Member Jason Kim, music and lyrics by Helen Park and Max Vernon, directed by Teddy Bergman, Choreographed by Jennifer Weber (outstanding choreography and choreographer for upcoming TEENAGE DICK),  James Soel and Ashley Park (outstanding lead actors), Jason Tam and Vanessa Kai (outstanding actors), Gabriel Hainer Evansohn (outstanding scenic design), Tricia Barsamian, (outstanding costumes), Jeanette Oi-Suk (outstanding lighting design). The 33rd annual ceremony, celebrating the best of Off-Broadway, will take place May 6.


KPOP Win Richard Rodgers Awards

The American Academy of Arts and Letters chose two musicals, Gun & Powder and  KPOP for the 2018 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater.
KPOP, the new immersive musical played an acclaimed, sold-out engagement Off-Broadway last fall. The high-energy production, which wove dance, music, a concert, and intimate storytelling, took theatregoers on a backstage tour of a K-pop music factory.


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