Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Photos: Garth Kravits as a Statue of Liberty Street Performer on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie

Photos: Garth Kravits as a Statue of Liberty Street Performer on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie

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The 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Starring Tony Award nominees Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe and Ruthie Ann Miles, available on June 2; Extended Run and National Tour Announced

The 2015 Broadway Cast Recording Of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Starring Tony Award nominees Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe and Ruthie Ann Miles, available on June 2; Extended Run and National Tour Announced

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Lia Chang Photos and Video: Telly Leung, Yumi Kurosawa, Lei Pasifika, Soh Daiko perform at The Met’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Photos and Video: Telly Leung, Yumi Kurosawa, Lei Pasifika, Soh Daiko perform at The Met’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

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Terrence McNally’s THE VISIT starring Tony Award Winner Chita Rivera, Offering $19.75 Seats Now Till the Tonys

Terrence McNally’s THE VISIT starring Tony Award Winners Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, Offering $19.75 Seats Now Till the Tonys

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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 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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Sahr Ngaujah Out of Signature’s PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK Due to Injury; Kevin Mambo Steps In

Sahr Ngaujah Out of Signature’s PAINTED ROCKS AT REVOLVER CREEK Due to Injury; Kevin Mambo Steps In

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Original Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE including Jose Llana, Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jay Reiss, and Sarah Saltzberg, to Reunite for 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert on July 6

Original Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE including Jose Llana, Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jay Reiss, and Sarah Saltzberg, to Reunite for 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert on July 6

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Tony Award® Nominees Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed star in Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater Company; Opens June 11

Tony Award® Nominees Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed star in Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater Company; Opens June 11

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HAMILTON, James Houghton, Usman Ally, Ayad Akhtar, Stephen McKinley Henderson, John Douglas Thompson and Suzan-Lori Parks among 2015 Obie Award Winners

HAMILTON, James Houghton, Usman Ally, Ayad Akhtar, Stephen McKinley Henderson, John Douglas Thompson and Suzan-Lori Parks among 2015 Obie Award Winners

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Lia Chang Photos: Inside “China: Through the Looking Glass” at The Met with Wong Kar-Wai, Vivienne Tam, Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour and More

Photos: Inside “China: Through the Looking Glass” at The Met with Wong Kar-Wai, Vivienne Tam, Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour and More

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Playwright Rick Shiomi receives 2015 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award

The McKnight Foundation has named Minnesota playwright, director, producer, theater artist, and musician Rick Shiomi as the 2015 McKnight Distinguished Artist, in recognition of artistic excellence spanning four decades.

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Film Lab Selected for WNYC/WQXR Radio’s Support The ARtS Initiative (STAR)

Film Lab Selected for WNYC/WQXR Radio’s Support The ARtS Initiative (STAR)

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Lia Chang Photos: Edie Falco, Bryce Pinkham, Stephanie McKay, Lena Hall, Nick Blaemire, Jacob Ming-Trent, Matthew Saldívar at The 52nd Street Project’s Gala FANCY THAT

I had a fancy time at The 52nd Street Project’s Gala, FANCY THAT, A Project Extravaganza, held at the Edison Ballroom on May 4, 2015, thanks to my hosts Denise Burse Fernandez and her husband Peter Jay Fernandez, who are among the countless professional theater artists who have mentored and nurtured kids of The 52nd Street Project for more than two decades.

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Ruthie Ann Miles, Helen Mirren, Kristin Chenoweth, Alex Sharp, Andy Karl, Annaleigh Ashford, Richard McCabe, Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Outer Critics Circle Winners; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Leads with 5; An American in Paris wins 4, The King and I and Hamilton Each Receive 3

Ruthie Ann Miles, Helen Mirren, Kristin Chenoweth, Alex Sharp, Andy Karl, Annaleigh Ashford, Richard McCabe, Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Outer Critics Circle Winners; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Leads with 5; An American in Paris wins 4, The King and I and Hamilton Each Receive 3

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ABC Renews “Fresh Off the Boat” and Picks up Ken Jeong’s “Dr. Ken”

In great news during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, ABC Renews “Fresh Off the Boat” and Picks up Ken Jeong’s “Dr. Ken”.

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Lia Chang Photos: Aasif Mandvi, Sheetal Sheth, Jimmy O. Yang, Raymond J. Lee, Tobias Wong and more celebrate HBO’s AAPI Heritage Month Screening of Jonathan Yi’s “East of Main Street: Taking the Lead” Documentary

Photos: Aasif Mandvi, Sheetal Sheth, Jimmy O. Yang, Raymond J. Lee, Tobias Wong and more celebrate HBO’s AAPI Heritage Month Screening of Jonathan Yi’s “East of Main Street: Taking the Lead” Documentary

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George Takei Receives Distinguished Medal of Honor at Japanese American National Museum’s 2015 Gala Dinner; JANM Acquires Japanese American Incarceration Artifacts once slated for public auction

George Takei Receives Distinguished Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement and Public Service at Japanese American National Museum’s 2015 Gala Dinner; JANM Acquires Japanese American Incarceration Artifacts. Public auction of the items averted through aligned interests of museum, Japanese American community, auction house, consignor.

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President Barack Obama’s Proclamation for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2015

President Barack Obama’s Proclamation for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2015

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND FUN HOME Lead 2015 Tony Award Nominations with 12 each; Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O’Hara, Chita Rivera, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Bill Nighy, Helen Mirren, Elisabeth Moss, Carey Mulligan, Ruth Wilson, K. Todd Freeman, Patricia Clarkson Among the Nominees

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND FUN HOME Lead 2015 Tony Award Nominations with 12 each; Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O’Hara, Chita Rivera, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Bill Nighy, Helen Mirren, Elisabeth Moss, Carey Mulligan, Ruth Wilson, K. Todd Freeman, Patricia Clarkson Among the Nominees

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Jennifer Phang, Nikole Beckwith and Stewart Thorndike Receive SFFS Women Filmmaker Fellowships

Congrats to Jennifer Phang, Nikole Beckwith and Stewart Thorndike, the inaugural recipients of the San Francisco Film Society’s (SFFS) Women Filmmaker Fellowships.

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Dr. Leroy Chiao, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Shirley & Walter Wang to be honored at China Institute’s Blue Cloud Gala at Gotham Hall on May 29

Dr. Leroy Chiao, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., Shirley & Walter Wang to be honored at China Institute’s Blue Cloud Gala at Gotham Hall on May 29

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Lia Chang Photos: Garth Kravits, Laura Benanti, Brian Nash, Lena Hall, Erin Davie and More in “Broadway Sings Tori” Benefit Concert for RAINN

Last night at (le) poisson rouge, Garth Kravits, Tony winners Laura Benanti and Lena Hall, Kyle Dean Massey, Rachel Bay Jones, Lauren Molina, Erin Davie, Michael Buchanan, Molly Pope, Natalie Joy Johnson, Stephen Bienskie, Colleen Harris, composer-lyricist Scott Alan and musical director Brian Nash performed the music of eight-time Grammy nominee Tori Amos in Broadway Sings Tori, a one-night concert benefitting RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, America’s largest anti-sexual organization.

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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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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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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: 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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“Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” on view at Museum of the Moving Image through June 14

“Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” on view at Museum of the Moving Image through June 14

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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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“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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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: 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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Photos: Karen Ziemba, Paolo Montalban, Patrick Cassidy, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner and More in A.C.T.’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; opens May 27

Photos: Karen Ziemba, Paolo Montalban, Patrick Cassidy, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner and More in A.C.T.’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; opens May 27

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