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11th annual 72 Hour Shootout™ Filmmaking How-To Workshop: Writing the Best Script on April 16; Enter to Win a Free 72 Hour Shootout Registration

11th annual 72 Hour Shootout™ Filmmaking How-To Workshop: Writing the Best Script on April 16; Enter to Win a Free 72 Hour Shootout Registration

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Signature Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Season to Feature Premieres by A.R. Gurney and Naomi Wallace, Return of OLD HATS & More

Signature Theatre’s 25th Anniversary Season to Feature Plays by A.R. Gurney, Annie Baker, Naomi Wallace, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Martha Clarke, Alfred Uhry, Edward Albee, Adrienne Kennedy, Arthur Miller and Maria Irene Fornes. And the return of a couple of Old Hats.

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Photos: Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Spring Exhibition, CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, May 7–August 16

Photos: Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Spring Exhibition, CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, May 7–August 16

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Apr. 11: FABnyc Presents Load OUT! Free Materials for Artists

Apr. 11: FABnyc Presents Load OUT! Free Materials for Artists

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DNAinfo.com: How to Help Victims of the East Village Explosion and Who’s Helping

dnainfo.com: How to Help Victims of the East Village Explosion and Who’s Helping

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Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan, Lora Lee Gayer and More Begin Previews in DOCTOR ZHIVAGO; Opens April 21

Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan, Lora Lee Gayer and More Begin Previews in DOCTOR ZHIVAGO; Opens April 21

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Apr. 8: Big Trouble in Little Tokyo Screens John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA at the Japanese American National Museum

On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, Big Trouble in Little Tokyo is screening BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986) at the Japanese American National Museum at 7:00 p.m. Q&A with actors George Cheung, Peter Kwong, Al Leong, Gerald Okamura, James Hong, Jeff Imada, and James Lew will follow the screening.

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Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion Exhibition on view at New-York Historical Society through April 19; Photos of An Evening with Amy Tan

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion Exhibition on view at New-York Historical Society through April 19; Photos of An Evening with Amy Tan

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“Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong,” – Retrospective of Disney Legend at MOCA, March 26 – September 13

“Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong,” – Retrospective of Disney Legend at MOCA, March 26 – September 13

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NYTW Presents New York Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith’s Solo Show FOREVER, April 22 – May 31

NYTW Presents New York Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith’s Solo Show FOREVER, April 22 – May 31

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Photos and Video: Rachel York, Alan Ariano, YoonJeong Seong and More in Dallas Summer Musicals’ THE KING AND I at the Music Hall at Fair Park through April 5

Photos and Video: Rachel York, Alan Ariano, YoonJeong Seong and More in Dallas Summer Musicals’ THE KING AND I at the Music Hall at Fair Park through April 5

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Lia Chang: Award Winning Actor Raul Aranas Talks THE BLACKLIST, NAAP’S OLIVER!, Songwriting and the Zen of Cycling

Award Winning Actor Raul Aranas Talks THE BLACKLIST, NAAP’S OLIVER!, Songwriting and the Zen of Cycling

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LA Times Critic’s Choice FIGARO at A Noise Within; April 4, 5, 9, 10, 19, 30, May 1 and 10

LA Times Critic’s Choice FIGARO at A Noise Within; April 4, 5, 9, 10, 19, 30, May 1 and 10

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Star Trek’s George Takei & Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE Create Indiegogo Campaign as Endowment for the Japanese American National Museum

Star Trek’s George Takei & Broadway Bound ALLEGIANCE Create Indiegogo Campaign as Endowment for the Japanese American National Museum

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Apr. 20: East West Players’ Honors Paula Madison of Madison Media Management LLC and “Fresh Off The Boat” Executive Producers Nahnatchka Khan and Melvin Mar

East West Players’ Honors Paula Madison of Madison Media Management LLC and “Fresh Off The Boat” Executive Producers Nahnatchka Khan and Melvin Mar on April 20

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Kyra Bowes, Kate Carolan, Adrien Cortizo, Richard Ryngel, Amelia Temple, Neill Lynskey, Oscar Cortizo, Kaitlin Garrity, Lexi Marta, Mackay Johnson and Liz Pollard Set for Union Catholic Performing Arts Company’s HAIRSPRAY, Mar. 20, 21, 27, 28

Kyra Bowes, Kate Carolan, Adrien Cortizo, Richard Ryngel, Amelia Temple, Neill Lynskey, Oscar Cortizo, Kaitlin Garrity, Lexi Marta, Mackay Johnson and Liz Pollard Set for Union Catholic Performing Arts Company’s HAIRSPRAY, Mar. 20, 21, 27, 28 http://wp.me/pla1d-ca5

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Jon Tenney, Tessa Auberjonois, John de Lancie, Emily Ruth James and Kwana Martinez Set for World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s Mr. Wolf at South Coast Repertory, April 12-May 3

Jon Tenney, Tessa Auberjonois, John de Lancie, Emily Ruth James and Kwana Martinez Set for World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s Mr. Wolf at South Coast Repertory, April 12-May 3

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KoreAm Feature on the FRESH OFF THE BOAT Viewing Parties Across the Country

KoreAm Feature on the FRESH OFF THE BOAT Viewing Parties Across the Country by Suevon Lee

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Brandon J. Dirden, Merritt Janson, Roslyn Ruff, Andrew Hovelson and Charles Weldon Set for World Premiere of YOUR BLUES AIN’T SWEET LIKE MINE, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson at Two River Theater, April 11-May 3

Brandon J. Dirden, Merritt Janson, Roslyn Ruff, Andrew Hovelson and Charles Weldon Set for World Premiere of YOUR BLUES AIN’T SWEET LIKE MINE, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson at Two River Theater, April 11-May 3

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Mar. 26-29: 2015 Asians On Film Festival at the Japanese American National Museum

Mar. 26-29: 2015 Asians On Film Festival at the Japanese American National Museum- Full lineup and nominees

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Rebecca Naomi Jones kicks off run as Yitzhak in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on April 14

Rebecca Naomi Jones kicks off run as Yitzhak in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, beginning April 14

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Apr. 13: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Original Cast CD Release Concert at Joe’s Pub will feature André De Shields, Adam Chanler-Berat, Kevin Mambo, Kyle Beltran, Ken Barnett, Britton Smith, Akron Watson and Juson Williams

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Original Cast CD Release Concert will feature original cast members André De Shields, Adam Chanler-Berat, Kevin Mambo, Kyle Beltran, Ken Barnett, Britton Smith, Akron Watson and Juson Williams at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on Monday, April 13 at 9:30 PM.

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Production Photos: Kimber Lee’s tokyo fish story starring Sab Shimono, Lawrence Kao, Jully Lee, Eddie Mui and Ryun Yu at South Coast Repertory through March 29

Production Photos: Kimber Lee’s tokyo fish story starring Sab Shimono, Ryun Yu, Lawrence Kao, Jully Lee and Eddie Mui at South Coast Repertory through March 29

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Sinatra: An American Icon Exhibit on View through September 4 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Sinatra: An American Icon Exhibit on View through September 4 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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Jackie Alexander’s BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM Starring Wendell Pierce, Kevin Mambo, Toccarra Cash, Thaddeus Daniels, Wendell Franklin and Megan Robinson at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse through March 29

Jackie Alexander’s BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM Starring Wendell Pierce, Kevin Mambo, Toccarra Cash, Thaddeus Daniels, Wendell Franklin and Megan Robinson at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse through March 29

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Signature Theatre Company’s Founding Artistic Director James Houghton To Step Down After 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season

Signature Theatre Company’s Founding Artistic Director James Houghton To Step Down After 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season

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Lia Chang Photos: David Byrne, Alex Timbers, Jaygee Macapugay, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adam Guettel, Sarah Saltzberg and More Celebrate Jose Llana’s Lincoln Center American Songbook Debut

Before a sold-out house, Llana’s lush and dynamic tenor filled the elegant, intimate room of The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, framed against the backdrop of stunning views of the New York City skyline.

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Tony Award winner Lea Salonga and Telly Leung Set to Co-star with George Takei in ALLEGIANCE; Previews Begin at the Longacre Theatre on October 6

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga and Telly Leung Set to Co-star with George Takei in ALLEGIANCE; Previews Begin at the Longacre Theatre on October 6

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Lia Chang Photos: In Rehearsal with Jose Llana; Set for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Debut on March 12

I spent the afternoon with Broadway vet Jose Llana at Carroll Music who was rehearsing for his Lincoln Center “American Songbook” debut set. The concert is on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, Rose Building, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10023. Check out the photos and see you on the 12th.

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ALL MY CHILDREN Alum Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams to Co-Chair the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival, August 3-8

ALL MY CHILDREN Alum Debbi Morgan and Darnell Williams to Co-Chair the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival, August 3-8

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MTC Run of World Premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, starring Jennifer Lim, Francis Jue, Telly Leung, Jo Mei, James Saito and Sue Jin Song has performances through March 29

MTC Run of World Premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, starring Jennifer Lim, Francis Jue, Telly Leung, Jo Mei, James Saito and Sue Jin Song has performances through March 29

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Coming Up Roses: Vogue Knitting LIVE at Pasadena Convention Center, April 17-19

Vogue Knitting LIVE heads to Pasadena for their one-of-a-kind, fashion-forward, knitting event at the Pasadena Convention Center, Friday April 17 – Sunday April 19!

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Tony Award® Nominees Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed to star in Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ, helmed by Amy Morton, at Atlantic Theater Company, May 20-June 28

Tony Award® nominated actors Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed to star in Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ, helmed by Amy Morton, at Atlantic Theater Company, May 20-June 28

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Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Bone Marrow Blood Cancer; My Dad is Set for Bone Marrow Transplant this week

In 2014, our Dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Bone Marrow Blood Cancer, and is set for a bone marrow transplant this week.

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NYTIMES.COM Video: Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

NYTIMES.COM: Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83. Fashion Designer Yeohlee, Susan Bay Nimoy and her husband Leonard Nimoy at Yeohlee’s Spring 2009 fashion show in New York.

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Lia Chang Photos: John W. Kuo, Jessica Hagedorn, and Neal Katyal Receive AALDEF 2015 Justice in Action Awards

Over 700 people attended the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s lunar new year gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York on February 23, 2015, where John W. Kuo, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Varian Medical Systems, Jessica Hagedorn, novelist, poet, and playwright, and Neal Katyal, partner at Hogan Lovells, Paul Saunders Professor at Georgetown University, and former Acting Solicitor General of the United States, received the AALDEF 2015 Justice in Action Awards.

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Lia Chang Photos: National Black Theatre Festival 2013 Book; NBTF runs August 3-8, 2015 and will include Act III – A Celebration of Life Reception saluting the late theatre icon Garland Lee Thompson, Sr.

In celebration of Black History Month- my all-access photo coverage featured in my photo book of The 2013 National Black Theatre Festival.

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High Style Hits The New York Botanical Garden’s 13th Annual Orchid Show with “Living” Chandeliers, February 28 – April 19

High Style Hits The New York Botanical Garden’s 13th Annual Orchid Show with “Living” Chandeliers, February 28 – April 19

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Lia Chang Photos: Hudson Yang, Randall Park, Eddie Huang, Richard Lui, Lori Tan Chinn and More at #FreshOffTheBoat Viewing Party at The Circle NYC

Photos: Hudson Yang, Randall Park, Eddie Huang, Richard Lui, Lori Tan Chinn and More at #FreshOffTheBoat Viewing Party at The Circle NYC

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The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.: 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women Open Call

The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.: 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women Open Call

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38th Annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), July 23-Aug. 1; Open Call For Entries

38th Annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), July 23-Aug. 1; Open Call For Entries -Late Deadline: 03.31.15

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Photos & Video: Joe Mantegna and Danny Ramm Talk about ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 10 Episode Honoring Veterans and the late Meshach Taylor

Photos & Video: Joe Mantegna and Danny Ramm Talk about ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 10 Episode Honoring Veterans and the late Meshach Taylor; Amber Steven guest stars

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Lia Chang Photos: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion on View through April 19, 2015 at New York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is presenting Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, from September 26, 2014 through April 19, 2015, an exhibition which will interpret the legacy of Chinese in the United States as a key element of American history, spanning the late-18th century to the present and all regions of the country.

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