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Hong Kong gigs

Tickets out for David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face, and Namie Amuro

Tony Award-winner’s semi-autobiographical work about a playwright who casts a white actor to play an Asian will be staged this month, while ‘Japanese Madonna’ has a Hong Kong date in March

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 January, 2016, 5:45am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 January, 2016, 5:45am

Yellow Face

Poking fun at tense and racially charged situations is what Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang is good at doing. In Yellow Face, which debuted in Los Angeles in 2007 and is brought to the stage in Hong Kong by Pants Theatre Production, Hwang’s semi-autobiographical lead and playwright unknowingly casts a white actor to play an Asian, and spends the rest of the story trying to cover up and later atone for his errors.

In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. January 22-23, 7.45pm, January 23-24, 2.45pm, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$180, HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2419 9789

Namie Amuro

The doe-eyed pop star, also known as the Japanese Madonna, with 11 studio albums and numerous chart toppers to her name, is one of the biggest selling artists in the history of J-pop. This tour is in support of her latest dance pop album, Genic, and features mostly English vocals and a guest appearance as producer by David Guetta.

Tickets are on sale from January 8. March 26, 8.15pm, AsiaWorld-Arena, Lantau, HK$680-HK$1,680 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 3128 8288