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Shabash! to Celebrate New Work by Artists of South Asian Descent

Presented in collaboration with Hypokrit Theatre Company's Tamasha, the event kicks off LCT3's Spotlight Series.

Danny Pudi will host LCT3's Shabash! along with Parvesh Cheena.
(© David Gordon)

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 will kick off the new LCT3 Spotlight Series with Shabash! Led by LCT3 associate director Natasha Sinha and presented in collaboration with Hypokrit Theatre Company's Tamasha, Shabash! is a summer spectacle of new music and comedy celebrating a range of exciting new work by artists of South Asian descent. Hosted by Danny Pudi (Community) and Parvesh Cheena (Outsourced), Shabash! will play three performances August 2-4 at the Claire Tow Theater.

Shabash! will begin at 7pm with a rooftop happy hour at the Claire Tow Theater featuring DJ RuBot, followed by performances directed by Zi Alikhan and music direction by Annastasia Victory. The event will feature Nick Choksi (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Angel Desai (An Ordinary Muslim), Meetu Chilana (Monsoon Wedding), Deepali Gupta (Pay No Attention to the Girl), Alingon Mitra (The Daily Show With Trevor Noah), Kamala Sankaram (Thumbprint), Jahn Sood (The Disappearing Man), Kuhoo Verma (Monsoon Wedding), with songs (by Vishal Bhardwaj, Masi Asare, and Susan Birkenhead) from Monsoon Wedding and the band Bombay Rickey. Zahra Ali will be a special guest at the August 2 performance.

LCT3, which is dedicated to producing the work of new artists and engaging new audiences, is expanding that effort with its new LCT3 Spotlight Series. The series will provide additional opportunities for a wider variety of artists to bring their work to the stage of the Claire Tow Theater.

Hypokrit Theatre Company's Tamasha was founded in 2016, and is the only festival dedicated to South Asian artists in North America. Entirely funded by the South Asian community, Tamasha seeks to provide opportunities for up-and-coming artists of South Asian origin to connect and collaborate.