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Royston to direct Broadway Beng 4

SINGAPORE: In an interview last year, Singapore’s favourite “bad-boy” film-maker Royston Tan told TODAY that 2009 was going to be a year of rest for him. Apparently, “rest” in this self-confessed Ah Beng’s vocabulary means “direct a stage musical”. 
And not just any musical, but one starring another famous beng — Broadway Beng, that is. 
“Selena (Tan, Dim Sum Dolly and founder of Dream Academy) called me up and asked if I was interested. She felt I could add freshness to the show,” the 881 and 12 Lotus director told TODAY at the Dream Academy press conference held at Clarke Quay on Friday. 
“I actually took two weeks to decide! But I’ve always been a big fan of Broadway Beng, so I knew I most likely would say yes,” he added, with a laugh. 
In his first stage-directing gig of his career (but not his first foray into theatre having played multi-media designer for Drama Box’s A Stranger at Home in 2006), the 32-year-old will mount the fourth instalment of Broadway Beng, titled Broadway Beng! Jiak Liu Lian!, at the Esplanade on December 3. 
*article extracted from TODAY By Genevieve Loh.

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  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    19/2/09 11:36  

    Can't wait to see this Ah Beng direct Broadway Beng. Confirm shiok one!! Ho Seh Ah!!! top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    20/2/09 17:38  

    hi royston,
    i am one of the lasalle who approached you at the lasalle seminar.
    my name is dharfianto.
    remember i was gonna give you the link to the short film i wanted to show?

    can you tell me what do you think about it with a little comment?
    thanks! top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    20/2/09 21:44  

    roystonnnnnn! u ok or not? why u lose so much weight??? The battle with the chicken had cost u so much! top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    20/2/09 23:53  

    Yes! Agree!! You slim down a lot!
    Do take care! :) top

  • Blogger roy says so:
    21/2/09 11:12  

    becos of the chicken, everything cannot eat! thanks for all your concern, am slowly building up. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    22/2/09 01:22  

    Yup!!! Please do! U are less of a beng now. Can't wait to beng-ti-fy with u in Dec :D top

  • Blogger defa says so:
    27/2/09 02:07  




    电影里表达的讯息和性格,让我觉得很强烈,后来看了关于介绍才知道那是你得特点,so called "bad bo filmmaker"。




    你在the making 的最后说的话因彻底地道出了所引起的共鸣,所以我记了下来。这些听似煽情的心声,在你浑厚诚恳的声音念出来,很真实。


    因为 听不到的声音 可以用心来感受
    说不出的言语 可以用眼神来流露
    触摸不到的人 可以用回忆来重温


    加油~ top

  • Blogger defa says so:
    27/2/09 02:21  

    最后,我感受到一股深深的恋父情结... top

  • Anonymous Airpaz says so:
    1/6/17 11:33  

    “I actually took two weeks to decide! But I’ve always been a big fan of Broadway Beng, so I knew I most likely would say yes,”

    LOL top