Pre-event Performance: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Excerpts from Gold Mountain The Musical
Concept (performance venue)
Cellar, Hotel 50 Bowery
Gold Mountain is a love story set against the backdrop of a pivotal event in America's history, the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. The original musical celebrates the striving immigrant spirit, the redemptive power of love and the ultimate nobility of self-sacrifice.
Written by Jason Ma, Directed by Alan Muraoka, Choreographed by Billy Bustamante, Music Direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld
Renowned actors Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee Jr. in Gold Mountain at The TimesCenter in New York City, Photo by Lia Chang
Jason Ma (Writer) is a son of an immigrant family, and a grateful descendant of a long line of those who were able to persist, overcome and succeed on their way to becoming Americans. He wrote book, music and lyrics for Gold Mountain and is the 2017 recipient of the ASCAP Foundation's Cole Porter Award, given to an emerging composer/lyricist "whose work shows promise." Along with writing, he is an actor who has been seen on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, in regional theaters and many international venues.
Ali Ewoldt (Yook Mei in Gold Mountain)
Jonny Lee Jr. (Lit Ning in Gold Mountain)
Alan Ariano (Ba in Gold Mountain)