Face Value (1993). Comedy. Written by David Henry Hwang
. Music by David Henry Hwang. Lyrics by David Henry Hwang. Dance music by Mark Hummel. Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin. Musical Direction by Christopher Chadman
. Directed by Jerry Zaks
. Cort Theatre: [Never officially opened] (8 previews that began on 9 Mar 1993). ...
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The film world is very different now than it was 10 or 20 years ago. Big studios rarely invest nowadays in "artistic" pictures, which are likely to be made from plays. So a play will probably become an indie movie, which is more like doing an Off-Broadway show -- less money, but more artistic control. I'll see how my process with "Chinglish" works out before offering any advice.
Won Broadway's 1988 Tony Award as author of Best Play winner "M. Butterfly." He was also nominated two other times: in 1998 as author of Best Play nominee "Golden Child," and in 2003 as Best Book (Musical) for a revival and revision of "Flower Drum Song."