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Hwang, David Henry
Hwang, David Henry

David Henry Hwang’s stage works includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist, whose works have been honored with two Grammy Awards, and a Writer/Consulting Producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair. Hwang serves on the Board of the Lark Play Development Center, as Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts, and as Chair of the American Theatre Wing. M. Butterfly recently returned to Broadway in a revival directed by Julie Taymor, starring Clive Owen and Jin Ha. His newest work, Soft Power, will premiere in May 2018 at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre.


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    In 2002, a new version of FLOWER DRUM SONG with an updated book by David Henry Hwang opened at the Virginia Theatre, where it ran for 169 performances and recieved three Tony nominations.
    The birthday of David Henry Hwang, who was inspired to write a new book for Rodgers & Hammerstein's FLOWER DRUM SONG that earned him a Tony nomination for the 2003 revival.
    In 2003, David Henry Hwang's new version of FLOWER DRUM SONG closed on Broadway after 169 performances and three Tony nominations.