It was a night of laughter and tears for me at The Studio Theatre’s critically-acclaimed revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Tony Award-winning, landmark play Torch Song Trilogy, helmed by Michael Kahn, and starring Brandon Uranowitz, Gordana Rashovich, Todd Lawson, Sarah Grace Wilson, Alex Mills, Michael Lee Brown and Ashleigh King.
Lia Chang Photos: Alan Cumming, Sutton Foster, David Pittu, Jarlath Conroy and Gordana Rashovich at Charles Busch’s Judith of Bethulia
Last night, I saw an alumni night preview performance of Signature Theatre’s riveting revival of Edward Albee’s The Lady from Dubuque, directed by David Esbjornson, and featuring Tony Award winner Jane Alexander in the title role, with Catherine Curtin as Lucinda, Michael Hayden as Sam, Peter Francis James as Oscar, Tricia Paoluccio as Carol, Laila Robins as Jo, Thomas Jay Ryan as Edgar and C.J. Wilson as Fred. The production began preview perfomances on February 14, with a March 5 opening night, and runs through March 25, 2012 as the inaugural production in The End Stage Theatre at the Company’s dazzling new Frank Gehry-designed home The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues).
Lia Chang: Athol Fugard’s Blood Knot, starring Colman Domingo & Scott Shepherd in The Alice Griffith Jewel Box at The Pershing Square Signature Center through March 11, 2012
Christmas came early for me this year, in the form of R.A. Shiomi’s award-winning play Yellow Fever, when I played the lead, Japanese-Canadian gumshoe, Sam Shikaze, in an all-female cast reading of the play at the home of Julie Azuma and Tamio Spiegel on December 5, 2011.