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Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy Garners 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy Garners 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations; Something Rotten!, On the Twentieth Century garner most nods

2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations; Something Rotten!, On the Twentieth Century, An American in Paris garner most nods

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Photos: An Intimate Evening with Author Amy Tan at the New-York Historical Society

In March, the New-York Historical Society presented An Evening with Amy Tan, moderated by Asian performing arts critic for the Financial Times and author Ken Smith in New York.

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“Fresh Off the Boat” Season One Finale Live Viewing Party at THE CIRCLE NYC on April 21

“Fresh Off the Boat” Season One Finale Live Viewing Party at THE CIRCLE NYC on April 21

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Video: The cast of HAMILTON at The Public Theater pays tribute to A Chorus Line on the 40th anniversary of its first performance in the Newman Theater at The Public

Video: The cast of HAMILTON at The Public Theater pays tribute to A Chorus Line on the 40th anniversary of its first performance in the Newman Theater at The Public

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Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of THE KING AND I starring Ken Watanabe, Kelli O’Hara, Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora and Ashley Park opens to raves

Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of THE KING AND I starring Ken Watanabe, Kelli O’Hara, Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora and Ashley Park opens to raves

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Thom Sesma, Emily Padgett, J. Elaine Marcos and Thai Superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL at The Pasadena Playhouse, May 29 – June 28 and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, October 1-25

Thom Sesma, Emily Padgett, J. Elaine Marcos and Thai Superstar Bie Sukrit will lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL at The Pasadena Playhouse, May 29 – June 28 and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, October 1-25

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Teagle F. Bougere, Jeremy Kushnier, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Edward James Hyland and More set for Pittsburgh Public Theater’s OTHELLO through May 17

Teagle F. Bougere, Jeremy Kushnier, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Edward James Hyland and More set for Pittsburgh Public Theater’s OTHELLO through May 17

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Production Photos: Jon Tenney, Emily Ruth James, Tessa Auberjonois, John de Lancie, and Kwana Martinez in World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s MR. WOLF at South Coast Repertory through May 3

Production Photos: Jon Tenney, Emily Ruth James, Tessa Auberjonois, John de Lancie, and Kwana Martinez in World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s MR. WOLF at South Coast Repertory through May 3

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The 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Narrative Features in Competition

The 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Narrative Features in Competition

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Up Close and Personal with Actor Peter Kwong

Actor Peter Kwong at JANM’s sold out screening of the cult classic Big Trouble in Little China and cast reunion in LA, plus an interview with Ed Moy.

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Lia Chang Photos: Inside THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE CD Release Concert with André De Shields, Kevin Mambo, Adam Chanler-Berat, Michael Friedman and More

It was a glorious night of music at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on Monday, April 13 at The Fortress of Solitude Original Cast CD Release Concert which featured original cast members André De Shields, Kevin Mambo, Adam Chanler-Berat, Kyle Beltran, Britton Smith, Akron Watson, Juson Williams, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ken Barnett, Carla Duren, Jahi Kearse, Malaiyka Reid and Conor Ryan.

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David Henry Hwang, Laura Poitras, Amitav Ghosh, Deeyah Khan, Bill Rauch, Robert Battle, Carrie Mae Weems named among 13 Ford Foundation “Art of Change” Fellows

David Henry Hwang, Laura Poitras, Amitav Ghosh, Deeyah Khan, Bill Rauch, Robert Battle, Carrie Mae Weems named among 13 Ford Foundation “Art of Change” Fellows

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Photos: Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s YOUR BLUES AIN’T SWEET LIKE MINE starring Brandon J. Dirden, Merritt Janson, Roslyn Ruff, Andrew Hovelson and Charles Weldon at Two River Theater through May 3

Photos: Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s YOUR BLUES AIN’T SWEET LIKE MINE, starring Brandon J. Dirden, Merritt Janson, Roslyn Ruff, Andrew Hovelson and Charles Weldon at Two River Theater through May 3

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Photos: The Public Theater Presents Tony Award-winner Lemon Andersen’s ToasT starring Tony Nominees Keith David and John Earl Jelks, Hill Harper and more, April 21 – May 10

Photos: The Public Theater Presents Tony Award-winner Lemon Andersen’s TOAST starring Tony Nominees Keith David and John Earl Jelks, Hill Harper and more, April 21 – May 10

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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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WSJ.com: Actor André De Shields on His Self-Made Journey

Actor, singer and dancer André De Shields, 69, has appeared on TV and in Broadway shows, including “The Wiz,” “The Full Monty,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Play On!” He currently is preparing for the Chicago premiere of “Gotta Dance,” which opens this year.

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Joe Mantegna receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Film and Television from The Riverside International Film Festival

Joe Mantegna receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Film and Television from The Riverside International Film Festival

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Hamilton tops Lucille Lortel Award Nominations along with Into the Woods, Between Riverside and Crazy, The Invisible Hand, The Nether and The Fortress of Solitude

Hamilton tops Lucille Lortel Award Nominations along with Into the Woods, Between Riverside and Crazy, The Invisible Hand, The Nether and The Fortress of Solitude

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April 26: The 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Artist Spotlight- Arthur Dong’s FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A. and THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR

April 26: The 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Artist Spotlight- Arthur Dong’s FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A. and THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR http://wp.me/pla1d-cmp

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April 23-30: The 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Lineup includes EVERYTHING BEFORE US, KTOWN COWBOYS, Shonali Bose’s MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW, Jennifer Phang’s ADVANTAGEOUS, Arthur Dong’s FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A. and THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR

April 23-30: The 31st Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) Lineup includes EVERYTHING BEFORE US, KTOWN COWBOYS, Shonali Bose’s MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW, Jennifer Phang’s ADVANTAGEOUS, Arthur Dong’s FORBIDDEN CITY, U.S.A. and THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR

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May 1: A/P/A Institute at NYU presents Remembering SlutForArt: Tseng Kwong Chi with Muna Tseng, Ping Chong, and Bill T. Jones

May 1: A/P/A Institute at NYU presents Remembering SlutForArt: Tseng Kwong Chi with Muna Tseng, Ping Chong, and Bill T. Jones

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“Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” on view at Museum of the Moving Image through June 14; Required Viewing: Mad Men’s Movie Influences Film Series Screenings through April 26

“Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” on view at Museum of the Moving Image through June 14; Required Viewing: Mad Men’s Movie Influences Film Series Screenings through April 26

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Apr. 20: Garth Kravits joins Laura Benanti, Lena Hall, Scott Alan and more for BROADWAY SINGS TORI Concert to Benefit RAINN at (le) poisson rouge

Garth Kravits joins the slate of performers scheduled for Broadway Sings Tori, a one-night concert benefitting RAINN. Featuring the music of legendary singer-songwriter Tori Amos performed by Broadway talent, the concert will take place on Monday April 20th at 7pm, at (le) poisson rouge.

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Kenny Leon Helmed ‘The Wiz’ Set as NBC’s Next Live Musical to air on Dec. 3; Broadway Revival Slated for 2016-17

Kenny Leon Helmed ‘The Wiz’ Set as NBC’s Next Live Musical to air on Dec. 3; Broadway Revival Slated for 2016-17

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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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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 through 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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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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Dining out at élan with Artist Arlan Huang; New Paintings on view at Trestle Gallery

Dining out at élan with Artist Arlan Huang; New Paintings on view at Trestle Gallery

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

LA Times Critic’s Choice FIGARO at A Noise Within; April 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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81st Annual Drama League Awards Nominations

81st Annual Drama League Awards Nominations

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