Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lia Chang Photos: The George Gee Swing Orchestra at SWING46; Launches Indiegogo Campaign for New CD, “Swing Makes You Happy”

On the first Tuesday night of April, dancers are in full swing to the sounds of The George Gee Swing Orchestra at NYC’s SWING46 Jazz & Supper Club in Times Square. I’ve come to take a twirl on the dance floor with birthday boy George Gee who holds court every Tuesday night at the club with his Orchestra, and to chat about the Indiegogo Campaign for his new CD, “Swing Makes You Happy”.

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André De Shields, Mary Zimmerman, Among 4 Elliot Norton Award Nominations for Huntington’s World Premiere of The Jungle Book, a co-production with The Goodman

Congrats to André De Shields, Mary Zimmerman, Among 4 Elliot Norton Award Nominations for Huntington’s World Premiere of The Jungle Book, a co-production with The Goodman, Miss Saigon’s Francis Jue and More

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Apr. 23-27: Joel de la Fuente Stars in Jeanne Sakata’s Hold These Truths at PlayMaker’s Repertory Company

PlayMakers Repertory Company is presenting Jeanne Sakata’s critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway one-man show Hold These Truths starring 2013 Drama Desk nominee Joel de la Fuente, April 23-27, 2014.

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Jun. 22 – July 27: Richard Thomas and Kristen Connolly Set for Old Globe Debut in OTHELLO

Emmy Award-winner Richard Thomas and Kristen Connolly will make their Old Globe debuts starring as Iago and Desdemona in Othello, the first show of the Globe’s 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival.

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Lia Chang Photos: AALDEF Honors Mari Matsuda, Aasif Mandvi, and John Chou in 2014 at 40th Anniversary Celebration

Mari Matsuda, Professor of Law at University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Aasif Mandvi of “The Daily Show,” and John G. Chou of AmerisourceBergen Corporation were honored with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) 2014 Justice in Action Awards on March 25, 2014, at AALDEF’s 40th Anniversary Celebration held at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in New York.

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Apr. 17-May 18: Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman Lead the Cast of New Federal Theatre’s Off-Broadway Production of The Fabulous Miss Marie

Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman (“Sesame Street”) lead the cast of Ed Bullins’ The Fabulous Miss Marie, Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre revival of the second play of “The Ed Bullins Project” at Castillo Theatre, 543 W 42nd St (between 10th Ave and 11th Ave) in New York, April 17 – May 18.

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Lia Chang Photos: Bryan Cranston, Peter Jay Fernandez, Roslyn Ruff, Brandon J. Dirden, Denise Burse, Tamara Tunie, Leslie Uggams, Ruben Santiago-Hudson Celebrate All The Way Opening Night

Celebrating the opening night of All The Way with Bryan Cranston, Peter Jay Fernandez, Roslyn Ruff, Brandon J. Dirden, Denise Burse, Tamara Tunie, Leslie Uggams, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and More

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Mar. 1- Apr. 21: The Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary at The New York Botanical Garden

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.

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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.

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Lia Chang: Q & A with Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play’s Garth Kravits

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.

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Lia Chang: Celebrating my mom – AN ACTIVE VISION: BEVERLY UMEHARA…LABOR ACTIVIST…1945-1999

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.

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Lia Chang: Empire State Building on a Crisp Winter’s Night

Lia Chang: The Empire State Building at Dusk

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Lia Chang: Inside the fiery furnace of glass sculptor and painter Arlan Huang

I’ve trekked to Scanlan Glass in Brooklyn to experience glass sculptor Arlan Huang at play.

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Apr. 23-May 11: New York Premiere of Oni Faida Lampley’s Tough Titty Features Christine Toy Johnson, Antoinette LaVecchia, Richard Topol, Victor Williams, Nikkole Salter, Elizabeth Van Dyke, Ami Brabson at the Paradise Factory

The NY premiere of the late award-winning playwright Oni Faida Lampley’s play Tough Titty will be presented April 23 – May 11 at the Paradise Factory in the East Village.

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Apr. 18-May 10: Jojo Gonzalez, Sean Carvajal, Ana Grosse, Gil Perez-Abraham and Pia Haddad Set for U.S. premiere of Mohamed Kacimi’s play Holy Land at HERE

3rd Kulture Kids is presenting the U.S. premiere of renowned French playwright Mohamed Kacimi’s acclaimed play Holy Land at HERE in NYC, running from April 18-May 10 featuring Obie Award-winner Jojo Gonzalez, Sean Carvajal, Ana Grosse, Gil Perez-Abraham and Pia Haddad.

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Kerry Butler, Edward James Hyland, Matt Walton, Megan Sikora and More in Previews of Off-Broadway Production of Under My Skin at The Little Shubert Theatre

The new Off-Broadway comedy Under My Skin, written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser, currently in previews at The Little Shubert Theatre, 422 W. 42nd St. in New York since April 5, 2014, will have its official opening night on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

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Apr. 22 – May 18: Working Theater Presents The off-Broadway Premiere of James McManus’ CHERRY SMOKE at Urban Stages

Working Theater Presents The off-Broadway Premiere of James McManus’ CHERRY SMOKE at Urban Stages, directed by Tamilla Woodard, April 22 – May 18.

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