Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lia Chang Photos: #EmptyMet Tour with Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan

I was invited to attend an #EmptyMet private tour with The Met’s Chief Digital Officer Sree Sreenivasan at 8:30 A.M., before the museum opened to the general public.

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Ryun Yu stars as Gordon Hirabayashi in Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS at ACT, July 17 – August 16

Ryun Yu stars as Gordon Hirabayashi in Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS at ACT, July 17 – August 16

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Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ starring Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed at Atlantic Theater Company, extends through July 12

Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ starring Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed at Atlantic Theater Company, extends through July 12

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Award-winning Filmmaker Jennifer Phang’s Sci-Fi film ADVANTAGEOUS starring Jacqueline Kim, Ken Jeong and Samantha Kim, available on Netflix and iTunes

Award-winning Filmmaker Jennifer Phang’s Sci-Fi film ADVANTAGEOUS starring Jacqueline Kim, Ken Jeong and Samantha Kim, available on Netflix and iTunes

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Lia Chang Photos: Lunch with Tony Winner Lea Salonga and George Takei, Stars of ALLEGIANCE

I recently had lunch at The Strand Bistro in New York with Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Lea Salonga to celebrate her return to Broadway as Kei Kimura in Allegiance, a new American musical.

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Newly restored ‘The Third Man’ starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli and Orson Welles, Screens at Film Forum through July 9

Newly restored ‘The Third Man’ starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli and Orson Welles, Screens at Film Forum through July 9

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Jenni Barber joins Original Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE for 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert on July 6

Jenni Barber joins Original Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE for 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert on July 6

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NYMF2015: Gil Perez-Abraham and Shakina Nayfack lead the cast of MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, July 21 -27

NYMF2015: Gil Perez-Abraham and Shakina Nayfack lead the cast of MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, July 21 -27

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AAIFF 2015 Tribute to Arthur Dong- Screenings of THE KILLING FIELDS OF HAING S. NGOR and FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A., plus an on-stage conversation, July 25-26

AAIFF 2015 Tribute to Arthur Dong- Screenings of THE KILLING FIELDS OF HAING S. NGOR and FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A., plus an on-stage conversation, July 25-26

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Fil-Am Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre; the 1st Filipino-American and 1st African American Female Principal Dancer in Company’s 75-Year History

Fil-Am Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre; the 1st Filipino-American and 1st African American Female Principal Dancer in Company’s 75-Year History

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WORLD PREMIERE of THE TOP TEN 72 Hour Shootout films of 2015 at Village Cinema East on July 25

On Saturday, July 25th, during the Asian American International Film Festival, the Film Lab will hold the WORLD PREMIERE of THE TOP TEN 72 Hour Shootout films of 2015 at Village Cinema East

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China: Through the Looking Glass Exhibition Extended through September 7 at Metropolitan Museum

China: Through the Looking Glass Exhibition Extended through September 7 at Metropolitan Museum

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Mayor De Blasio and Chancellor Fariña Designate Lunar New Year an Official School Holiday in New York

Mayor De Blasio and Chancellor Fariña Designate Lunar New Year an Official School Holiday in New York

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Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates PLEASE SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME CD Release, with a concert at Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar on July 15

Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates PLEASE SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME CD Release, with a concert at Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar on July 15

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Two-Time Tony nominee André De Shields, Tony Winner Lillias White, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s Lori Tan Chinn, Stephanie Powers, Georgia Engel & More Lead Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE in Chicago

Two-Time Tony nominee André De Shields, Tony Winner Lillias White, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s Lori Tan Chinn, Stephanie Powers, Georgia Engel & More Lead Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE in Chicago

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Lia Chang Photos: Garth Kravits, Michael Keyloun, Klea Blackhurst, Eloise Kropp, Maxine Linehan, and Aaron Ramey in GROUNDED FOR LIFE at The York

Photos: Garth Kravits, Michael Keyloun, Klea Blackhurst, Eloise Kropp, Maxine Linehan, and Aaron Ramey in GROUNDED FOR LIFE at The York

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Jose Llana and Hoon Lee to play King of Siam in Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I

Jose Llana and Hoon Lee to play King of Siam in Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I

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The Kitchen to present AND THAT’S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID, July 14-16

The Kitchen is present a new edition of the acclaimed performance series And That’s How the Rent Gets Paid, written by downtown legends Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez, July 14-16.

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Behind the Scenes of the Asian American Film Lab’s 72 Hour Shootout with Lia Chang, Garth Kravits, Evan Daves and Alicia Manns in HIDE AND SEEK

I took the plunge into indie filmmaking with my producing partner Garth Kravits of GK films, as part of the Asian American Film Lab’s 11th Annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition. This year’s theme is Two Faces and our film is called Hide and Seek. Also featured in the cast are Evan Daves and Alicia Manns.

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon on view at the National Portrait Gallery in London, July 2 – October 18, 2015

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon on view at the National Portrait Gallery in London, July 2 – October 18, 2015

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Video: ATC Uncovered: Guards of the Stage — A Playwright’s Talk with Stephen Adly Guirgis and Rajiv Joseph

Atlantic Theater Company presents a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (Between Riverside and Crazy) & Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Guards at the Taj).

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Photos: The 11th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Launch Party at The Korea Society; TWO FACES is this year’s theme

Photos: The 11th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Launch Party at The Korea Society; TWO FACES is this year’s theme

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Photos: Traveling through the mouth of the Dragon with BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA’s James Hong, Peter Kwong, Lia Chang, Gerald Okamura, George Cheung, Al Leong, Jeff Imada, James Lew, Gary Goldman, Eric Lee

Photos: Traveling through the mouth of the Dragon with BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA’s James Hong, Peter Kwong, Lia Chang, Gerald Okamura, George Cheung, Al Leong, Jeff Imada, James Lew, Gary Goldman, Eric Lee

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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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Lia Chang: Joe Mantegna, Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney, President Bill Clinton and More Remember Meshach Taylor

Designing Women’s Meshach Taylor lost his battle with cancer on June 28, 2014, at the age of 67. The Meshach Taylor Family Fund has been established to help defray ongoing medical and personal expenses the family has incurred during Meshach’s prolonged illness and passing. More than 400 friends, family and fans of actor Meshach honored his life and legacy at a homegoing memorial service in LA on July 6, 2014.

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

It’s been sixteen 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: Charmed by Audrey: Life on the set of Sabrina

If you are an Audrey Hepburn fan like I am, you will love Charmed by Audrey: Life on the set of Sabrina, a divine coffee table photography book by Juliet Cuming Shaw, filled with photographs by Cuming’s father-in-law, famed fashion and celebrity photographer Mark Shaw.

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