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October 27, 2006 | Dinah Eng, Special to The Times
When actress Jodi Long takes the stage for the premiere of her one-woman show "Surfing DNA," the spirit of her ancestors will speak through her performance. The most poignant voice, perhaps, will be that of her father, Larry Leung, a Chinese Australian tap dancer who performed in the original production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Flower Drum Song." Leung, 87, died in New York on Oct.
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October 27, 2006 | Dinah Eng, Special to The Times
When actress Jodi Long takes the stage for the premiere of her one-woman show "Surfing DNA," the spirit of her ancestors will speak through her performance. The most poignant voice, perhaps, will be that of her father, Larry Leung, a Chinese Australian tap dancer who performed in the original production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Flower Drum Song." Leung, 87, died in New York on Oct.
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November 1, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Jodi Long went on the road with her parents and their nightclub act when she was 6 weeks old. She slept on blankets inside drawers that were placed on the floors of hotel rooms. Until she started school, she could be seen in the wee hours on the dance floors of clubs where her parents worked.
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November 1, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
Jodi Long went on the road with her parents and their nightclub act when she was 6 weeks old. She slept on blankets inside drawers that were placed on the floors of hotel rooms. Until she started school, she could be seen in the wee hours on the dance floors of clubs where her parents worked.
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June 8, 1987 | ROBERT KOEHLER
If ever a company lived up to its name, the Theatre of the Open Eye is it. Its perspective on Philip Kan Gotanda's "The Dream of Kitamura" is life as a tea ceremony, rudely interrupted by life's intrigues and violence. (The production itself had a rudely brief engagement at the Japan America Theatre: It opened last Thursday and closed the next night.
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July 18, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
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January 13, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Desperately in love, a man and a woman dance and dream of a world in which it would be possible to belong to each other exclusively. No, it's not "West Side Story." The couple is Chinese; the year is 1918. They live in a southeast province of China, and they are married. But the man, Tieng-Bin (Stan Egi), has two other wives besides the lovely Eling (Liana Pai). To have one wife would be to go against the natural order.
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February 6, 2004 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
It's a time of change, yet she can't seem to rouse herself from stasis. On campuses and in the streets of 1968 San Francisco, people are challenging old ways of doing things. Beautiful, volatile Eiko, however, has just married the safest guy around and, though just back from her honeymoon, is already miserable. "You're bored, aren't you?" a gentleman friend of the family asks through a creepy, Cheshire Cat-like grin. Yes, but the conflict goes much deeper.
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January 25, 2002 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER.
The day after the conclusion of the Mark Taper Forum's successful three-month engagement of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Flower Drum Song," four cast members from the sold-out revival arrived at the Leo S. Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jennifer Paz, who played Mei-Li, Jodi Long (Madame Liang), Jose Llana (Ta) and Sandra Allen (Linda) were a bit sleepy-eyed from the closing-night festivities but eager to watch the 1961 film.
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November 3, 2006 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
The father, eager to pass along what he knows, is hunkered down with his 3-year-old. "You can do it, Jo," he says encouragingly. His girl, Jodi, gives it a go. Shuffle-shuffle-hop-slap. Not quite right. He corrects her and she tries again. She does it correctly. "Wow, that's good," he says, amazed and pleased. "You really learned that quick." From then on, young Jodi Long doesn't just walk around the house; she hops and slaps along, doing her tap-dancer father's time step.
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November 26, 2002
The Ovation Awards are presented annually by Theatre LA, a service organization for Los Angeles theaters. This year, nearly 350 productions were eligible for consideration. Any production from a producer or company that belongs to Theatre LA is eligible but must pay a $45 registration fee on top of the membership dues of between $295 and $1,800 a year (depending on a company's annual gross) or $225 for a three-month membership (used by temporary producers).
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October 15, 2001 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Totalitarian repression, cheesecake and Lea Salonga: These were the primary ingredients of the pop gruel known as "Miss Saigon." The ingredients have been recombined for a new dish. It's "Flower Drum Song," wholly revised and gleefully self-aware, at the Mark Taper Forum. A few tons shy of a mega-musical--no fake helicopter here, no power ballads saccharine enough to stop communism dead in its tracks--it's a raffishly entertaining response to the 1958 original.
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