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Ordway Apology Represents Victory for Asian American Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   On April 22, 2015, the Don’t Buy Miss Saigon Coalition received a letter of apology from the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts regarding the Ordway’s history in relationship to the musical Miss Saigon. In this letter addressed to a Coalition…

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ESTABLISHING CULTURAL NORMS: Our role and responsibility

by SARAH BELLAMY via TCG (As part of our Diversity & Inclusion blog salon, we’re hosting dialogue surrounding the recent production and protests of Miss Saigon at The Ordway. If you wish to share your thoughts on this or any other TCG Circle blog salon,…

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The Ordway Still Doesn’t Get Sexism and Racism (The Problem with Miss Saigon)

by MAI NENG MOUA via Racialicious October 15, 2013 Don’t Buy Miss Saigon Coalition’s ‘Our Truth’ Tumblr project slide show was projected in front of the Ordway Theater during the protest of the opening night of Miss Saigon. October 8th, 2013. Photo by Bao Phi….

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Miss Saigon opens to flury of protest

by THE AAP STAFF via Asian American Press October 13, 2013 ST. PAUL — The opening of Miss Saigon at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 8, 2013 was met with protests, support, and protests of the support. Several Asian community members…

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A plea for the art of the musical theatre

by DANIEL HESS, PH.D via Asian American Press October 12, 2013 Brooklyn Center, Minn. “We do not fear censorship, for we have no wish to offend with improprieties or obscenities, but we do demand, as a right, the liberty to show the dark side of…

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Don’t Buy Miss Saigon Coalition’s struggle is against institutional racism, not actors.

Statement from the DON’T BUY MISS SAIGON COALITION October 13, 2013 Point of clarification: there seems to be quite a few uninformed people trying to misrepresent our struggle as “activists versus actors,” going so far as to make statements such as “I stand with Orville…

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REVIEW: ‘Miss Saigon’ may have been popular two decades ago but now past its prime

by ROB HUBBARD via Pioneer Press October 9, 2013 By Rob Hubbard Special to the Pioneer Press There weren’t a lot of great new Broadway musicals surfacing in the early ’90s, so audiences settled for “Miss Saigon,” turning a poorly written piece of musical theater…

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REVIEW: Miss Saigon at the Ordway

by JOHN OLIVE via How Was the Show? October 8, 2013 Why do we go to the theater? For the acting. Actors amaze and thrill us with their uncanny ability to become something else, to overcome the pain and sorrow of their existence. To triumph,…

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Ordway Production of “Miss Saigon” Ignites Renewed Protests Over Racist Stereotypes

by HLEE LEE & SHEILA REGAN via The UpTake October 8, 2013 UpTake Video by Hlee Lee/Story for The UpTake by Sheila Regan Click here to watch Hlee Lee’s video of Don’t Buy Miss Saigon: The Unity Event. More than 200 protesters sounded off in…

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Why Asian-American Artists And Activists Are Protesting The Ordway’s Production Of Miss Saigon

by KATHRYN G. NELSON & SHEILA REGAN via The UpTake Originally published October 8, 2013 Miss Saigon: Protesters in New York City in 1991. Despite more than two decades of cultural-awareness actions, the show — and the protest — goes on. Photo by Corky Lee….

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