The following is a press release from Cape Fear Community College
The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College is proud to announce that it is collaborating with renowned actor BD Wong – who has starred on Broadway, in film and on television – on a new Broadway musical. The as-yet-unnamed project, being developed with Tony-Award winning composer Wayne Barker, is in the preliminary development stages and will likely involve additional partners and resources from around Wilmington and the Cape Fear Region.
Mr. Wong and his development team are in very early discussions on the project, and the Wilson Center is thrilled to be part of the process. Opera House Theatre Company, a community partner on the project, working in conjunction with the Wilson Center, has announced auditions for the project. There are roles for adults (age 25+) and teens (ages 14-24) in the production. Auditions are scheduled for Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, and all auditions are by appointment only. For further information, visit http://bit.ly/BarkerBDMusical.
Additional details on the development of this exciting new project will be released as they become available. Wilson Center Executive and Artistic Director Shane Fernando said of the project, “It is an incredible opportunity for the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, and for the whole Cape Fear region to be involved in the development of a new Broadway musical; we are looking forward to this kind of creative collaboration, and seeing our students and community work with such esteemed talent!”
About Mr. Wong
BD Wong is an award-winning actor, garnering a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and several others for his Broadway-debut role in M. Butterfly. He has appeared in nearly 30 films, including the blockbuster Jurassic Park franchise. He has also appeared in and had recurring roles in numerous hit television shows, including Law & Order: SVU, NCIS: New Orleans, Madame Secretary, and Mr. Robot, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.
About Mr. Barker
Wayne Barker is the composer of the Tony-Award winning play Peter and the Star Catcher. He performed for six years on stage with Dame Edna Everage, as Master of The Dame’s Music, composing many original pieces for performances around the world. He is widely known for his compositions and scoring for theatre and his music can also be heard throughout A Little Curious, on HBO Family. For more about Wayne Barker, visit www.waynebarkercomposer.com