First Asian American Vaudeville Performer

A Singaporean’s new musical comedy receives a staged reading in NYC. Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America, Inc. presents Frank: The Musical, written and directed by Marcus Yi.

From the website: “A staged reading of the new musical “Frank” that follows the first Asian-American singer/comedian through his first year in vaudeville. Sprinkle in runaways slave girls, crazy Chinese gangs, and a couple of sharpshooters you get a musical showbiz comedy you won’t forget!”

June 10, 2016 @ 7pm
June 11, 2016 @ 7pm

All performances will be at the Alchemical Theater Lab 104 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

Free Admission. Suggested Donation. Reception and talk-back after the performance. Facebook.



Written and Directed by Marcus Yi
Music Direction by Dong Liu
Assistant Music Direction by Viola Wang
Produced by Yangtze Rep
Casting by Wayne Chang Casting


Marcus Yi










Originally from Singapore, Marcus Yi is an award-winning writer/director and performer based in New York. He has created work in Singapore, Atlanta, and New York, and is the artistic director of Living Room Theater. He has worked on over 100 productions and his recently created work include Micro Shrimp The Musical (Winner of 11th Annual NJ Playwrights Contest). Marcus was also named one of Indie Theater Now’s 2014 People of the Year and is an Indie Theater Now Playwright. He is a festival author of the 2nd Singapore Literature Festival in NYC (September 28 – 30, 2016).


About Jee Leong Koh

My book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet) was named a Best Book of 2015 by UK's Financial Times, and a Finalist by Lambda Literary. I also wrote three other books of poems and a book of zuihitsu. My work has been shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize, and translated into Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Latvian. Originally from Singapore, I live in New York City, where I edit the arts blog Singapore Poetry, and run the Second Saturdays Reading Series and the Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.

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