By Malie Bifc USA
On August 25, 2015, Bie Sukrit left BKK to Seattle, WA for another major WATERFALL rehearsal before the opening date at the 5th Avenue Theater on October 1, 2015. He is there to meet the rest of the cast and the new Katherine. He is expected to be in Seattle till the end of October.
Based on the contemporary Thai novel Behind the Painting, this tempestuous romance is set in 1930’s Thailand and Japan as the monarchy crumbles with Japan on the brink of war. In this turbulent time, a young Thai student and the American wife of a Thai diplomat fall into forbidden love whose dangers parallel the shifting world around them.
WATERFALL marks the U.S. debut of Thai music superstar Bie Sukrit as Noppon, the student at the center of the ill-fated affair.
The 17th new musical produced by The 5th, this is an unprecedented, groundbreaking collaboration between Oscar and Tony®-winning American and Asian theatrical artists. See it @ the 5th Avenue Theatre before it heads to Broadway.
Bie Sukrit, Thai superstar to lead the cast of WATERFALL
*** Meet Laura Griffin, Noppon’s Katherine
At The 5th: Carousel, Spamalot, A Room with a View, The Music Man, Candide, and more. At ACT Theatre: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Broadway: South Pacific, The Light In The Piazza, Sweet Smell Of Success, and Oklahoma! Europe: West Side Story. 1st National Tour: The Light In The Piazza (Helen Hayes Award nom). Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Signature Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Utah Shakespeare Festival, California Music Theatre. Also three original Broadway Cast Recordings; appearances on Late Night With David Letterman, Live From Lincoln Center, and three Tony Awards broadcasts.
Additional cast to be announced later.
*** It’s great to see familiar faces from WATERFALL in L.A..