André De Shields, Kevin Carolan, Usman Ally, Mary Zimmerman, Doug Peck Among 10 IRNE Nominations for Huntington’s World Premiere of The Jungle Book, a co-production with The Goodman
The Jungle Book has been nominated for ten IRNE awards including Best Musical; Best Ensemble; Best Director – Musical; Mary Zimmerman, Best Music Director; Doug Peck, Best Choreography; Christopher Gattelli, Best Set Design; Daniel Ostling, Best Costume Design; Mara Blumenfeld, Best Actor – Musical; Usman Ally, Best Supporting Actor – Musical; André De Shields and Best Supporting Actor – Musical; Kevin Carolan.
Mar. 7-Apr. 6: André De Shields, Adam Chanler-Berat, Kyle Beltran, Kevin Mambo and More Set for DTC’s World Premiere Musical The Fortress of Solitude, A Co-Production with The Public Theater
Dallas Theater Center’s world premiere new musical The Fortress of Solitude, a co-production with The Public Theater in New York City, begins previews on March 7 and runs through April 6.
Mar. 21-May 4: Richard Thomas, Ron Rifkin, Hallie Foote and Khaled Nabaway Set for Arena Stage’s World Premiere of Lawrence Wright’s Camp David
Arena Stage is presenting the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright’s historical drama Camp David, starring Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin (“Alias,” Broadway’s Cabaret) and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (“The Waltons”) as Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and President Jimmy Carter, respectively, at the Mead Center for American Theater. The cast also features Tony nominee Hallie Foote as Rosalynn Carter and Khaled Nabaway as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
Signature’s Production of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu, starring Cole Horibe, Phoebe Strole and Francis Jue, extends through April 6, 2014
The world premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu, directed by Leigh Silverman and featuring choreography by Sonya Tayeh, which opened on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) on February 24, 2014, has been extended again through April 6, 2014.
Last year’s Orchid Show at The New York Botanical Garden was such a hit with me, that I can’t wait to check out The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary, NYBG’s 12th annual exhibition of orchids, which opened on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Lia Chang Photos: Backstage and Opening Night of Signature’s World Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu
Opening Night at David Henry Hwang’s Kung Fu with Bruce Lee’s widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, their daughter Shannon Lee and their granddaughter Wren Lee. Oskar Eustis, Sutton Foster, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Michi Barall and her husband playwright Charles Mee, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Regina Taylor, Sheldon Best, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Maher, May Adrales, Patricia McGregor, January LaVoy were among the opening night guests.
Feb. 20-Mar. 16: Gordana Rashovich, Mia Dillon and Brian Murray Set for Hartford Stage’s A SONG AT TWILIGHT
Gordana Rashovich, Mia Dillon and Brian Murray are currently appearing in Hartford Stage’s revival of Noël Coward’s A Song at Twilight, directed by former Artistic Director, Mark Lamos, who returns to celebrate the company’s 50th Anniversary Season.
Lia Chang Photos: Steve Rosen, David Rossmer, Hannah Elless, Vadim Feichtner, Cathryn Salamone, Ken Triwush and Kate Wetherhead Celebrate The Other Josh Cohen Opening Night
Opening night photos of Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of The Other Josh Cohen.
Lia Chang Photos: Harriet Harris, John Tartaglia, Christine Toy Johnson, Alan Muraoka, James Saito and More celebrate Ann Harada’s Debut at Lincoln Center in the American Songbook Series
Last Saturday, Broadway vet Ann Harada was simply spectacular in the Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, where she performed as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Concert Series.
Mar. 8 – Jun. 15: LaTanya Richardson Jackson Joins Broadway Revival of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Starring Denzel Washington
LaTanya Richardson Jackson returns to the Great White Way as Lena Younger opposite Denzel Washington in the upcoming Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Kenny Leon.
I sat down with Garth Kravits to chat about his latest gigs – singing at Joe’s Pub this summer in I Could Use a Drink; appearing in Gettin’ The Band Back Together at George Street Playhouse this Fall; and Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play.
It’s been fourteen years since my mother died and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. I wrote this article shortly after her death, highlighting her achievements as an Asian American Union Activist.
Lia Chang: The Empire State Building at Dusk
Bryan Cranston, Brandon J. Dirden, Michael McKean, Peter Jay Fernandez, Roslyn Ruff and More Open in Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way at The Neil Simon Theatre on March 6, 2014
I’ll be celebrating the opening night of All The Way with Peter Jay Fernandez and his wife Denise Burse.