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Performances begin August 23 at Theatre Row for the world premiere of Felix Starro, a new musical from Ma-Yi Theater Company about a young, undocumented immigrant in San Francisco and his famous faith healer grandfather. The production, which officially opens September 3, marks the first time a musical created by Filipino-Americans is presented Off-Broadway. Felix Starro is based on a short story by Filipino-American writer Lysley Tenorio, features a book and lyrics by novelist and playwright Jessica Hagedorn ( Dogeaters ), and music by Fabian Obispo. Ma-Yi Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña directs a cast made up of Alan Ariano, Nacho Tambunting, Caitlin Cisco, Francisca Muñoz, Ryan James Ortega, Diane Phelan, and Ching Valdes-Aran. Full story

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