Lannette New's Press Articles
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Jun 10, 2009 "People to Watch: Interview with the cast of Flower Drum Song", Schema Magazine
Schema Magazine interviews lead actors Lannette New, Rosie Simon and Jimmy Yi about their characters, performing in Vancouver and being part of an all-Asian cast in VACT's sold-out presentation of Flower Drum Song.

Jun 5, 2009 "Flower Drum Song hits all the right notes: Vancouverites should see it and demand more!", GungHaggisFatChoy
Lannette New has a tough job, living up to the role of Linda Low played so excellently by Nancy Kwan in the 1961 movie. The Low character is flamboyant role of a night club performer - sexy and independent - not your typical Chinese daughter-in-law material. New reigns in the energy with sweetness and presence.

Jun 3, 2009 "Fifties musical crosses cultural divide", Vancouver Courier
When the mother of Sammy Fong (confident Jimmy Yi), a hip nightclub operator, finds and sends for a "picture bride" back in China, the pot starts to boil. Sweet and innocent Mei Li (Rosie Simon) and her father are smuggled in but Sammy is involved with entertainer/stripper Linda Low (vivacious Lannette New).

Jun 2, 2009 "Flower Drum Song", Schema Magazine
Directed by Vancouver-based writer and actor, Rick Tae, the Tony Award winning play will feature full Asian Canadian cast: Isaac Kwok, Rosie Simon, Jimmy Yi, and the incredibly talented singer-performer, Lannette New as Linda Low.

May 29, 2009 "Flower Drum Song",
Standout performances come from the charismatic Jimmy Yi, who looks like a young Jackie Chan, and gorgeous Lannette New... Ms New reveals flawless comic timing as well as some accomplished dance moves in her role of the coquettish Linda Low.

May 29, 2009 "That's what I'm talking about -- Asian-Canadian theater in Vancouver", Blog by WYN
I guffawed when NPY selected Lannette New's headshot in the lobby as the one who appealed to him the most, for I knew she had the sassy and flirty role... and she delivered!

May 26, 2009 "Back with a sweeter beat", The Province
Darker side adds substance to Flower Drum's va-va-voom. (NOTE: they have incorrectly named Lannette by her character name, Linda Low)

Oct 19, 2006 "Hopefuls fight stereotypes for Pepper-like success", The Georgia Straight
For Lannette New, dancing in a bikini and belting out smutty lyrics in the 2005 Arts Club Theatre production of Miss Saigon was the best part of her day.

Jun 1, 2005 "Canadian TV Ratings: May 23-29, 2005", Pop Journalism
Plague City hits #19 on the week's top 30 TV programs

May 27, 2005 "A TV movie about SARS tells a larger story",
Article includes 2 production photos with Lannette New, courtesy of CTV

May 27, 2005 "Miss Saigon doesn't miss",
The entire case was stunning. The foursome of girls from Dreamland-[including] Lannette New... -were bewitching

Apr 21, 2005 "Condemned by the World, A City Faces Tragedy in CTV Original Movie Plague City: SARS in Toronto, May 29", CTV 
Dec 8, 2004 "CTV Announces Production on Plague City: SARS in Toronto", CTV
Plague City stars... Lannette New... as Rosie, Amy's junior colleague who eventually contracts the illness

Nov 19, 2003 "A New Role for Lannette", Burnaby Now
Burnaby resident Lannette New is the beautiful swan, the love interes of the ugly duckling in the musical Honk!

Nov 9, 2003 "Nothing Foul About This Ducky Tale", Vancouver Courier (Honk! review)
Personally, I could do without the romance between Ugly and Penny (Lannette New)-in spite of New's girlishly sweet performance.

July 19, 2003 "Local Talent on stage at Theatre Under the Stars", Burnaby Now 
Dec 11,2000 "In Pursuit of Porridge", North Shore News
HOT cereal connoisseur Goldilocks battles bears, mayors and rival porridge restaurants in In Pursuit of Porridge
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