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The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents West Coast Premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Opera Alice in Wonderland, Featuring Libretto Co-Written with David Henry Hwang, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on February 27-28

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents West Coast premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Opera Alice in Wonderland, Featuring Libretto Co-Written with David Henry Hwang, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on February 27-28

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Jaime Castañeda to Helm Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ at La Jolla Playhouse, February 2-28, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse’s New Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda Makes Directorial Debut at La Jolla Playhouse with Rajiv Joseph’s, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, February 2-28, 2016

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Mar. 3: Tisa Chang, Gertrude Jeannette, Robin Bell-Stevens, Crystal Field, Betty Blayton Taylor, Grace Jones, Marta Vega, Viola Plummer, Barbara Horowitz, Moikgantsi Kgama, and Rashidah Abubakr Ismaili to be honored in An Evening of Appreciation of Trailblazing Women and Institutions in the Arts at ImageNations’ Raw Space

Mar. 3: Tisa Chang, Gertrude Jeannette, Robin Bell-Stevens, Crystal Field, Betty Blayton Taylor, Grace Jones, Marta Vega, Viola Plummer, Tisa Chang, Barbara Horowitz, Moikgantsi Kgama, and Rashidah Abubakr Ismaili to be honored in An Evening of Appreciation of Trailblazing Women and Institutions in the Arts at ImageNations’ Raw Space

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Brandon J. Dirden, Merritt Janson, Roslyn Ruff, Andrew Hovelson, Roger Robinson 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, Roger Robinson 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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World Premiere Musical HAMILTON Transfers to Broadway; Previews begin July 13

World Premiere Musical HAMILTON Transfers to Broadway; Previews begin July 13

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Lia Chang Photos: Francis Jue, Telly Leung, Jennifer Lim, Jo Mei, James Saito, Sue Jin Song, Harriet Harris and More Celebrate Opening Night of The World of Extreme Happiness

Photos: Francis Jue, Telly Leung, Jennifer Lim, Jo Mei, James Saito, Sue Jin Song, Harriet Harris and More Celebrate Opening Night of The World of Extreme Happiness

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Suzan-Lori Parks’ FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2 & 3 is the 2015 Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History

Suzan-Lori Parks’ FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, PARTS 1, 2 & 3 is the 2015 Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History

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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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Video: Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, Phylicia Rashad and More Share Stories in American Masters-August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Documentary

Video: Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, Phylicia Rashad and More Share Stories in American Masters-August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Documentary

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Lia Chang Photos: “Swimming Awkward Moment,” the newest works by painter Arlan Huang at Trestle Gallery through March 27

Photos: “Swimming Awkward Moment,” the newest works by painter Arlan Huang at Trestle Gallery through March 27

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CAAMFest 2015 Honors Filmmaker Arthur Dong with World Premiere Screenings of Forbidden City, USA (3/14), The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (3/15) & In Conversation with B. Ruby Rich (3/20)

CAAMFest 2015 Honors Filmmaker Arthur Dong with World Premiere Screenings of Forbidden City, USA (3/14), The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor (3/15) & In Conversation with B. Ruby Rich (3/20)

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CAAMFest Presents Ursula Liang’s Documentary 9-Man: Northern California Premiere at the Great Star Theatre on March 13; East Bay Premiere at The New Parkway Theater on March 22

CAAMFest Presents Ursula Liang’s Documentary 9-Man: Northern California Premiere at the Great Star Theatre on March 13; East Bay Premiere at The New Parkway Theater on March 22

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Production Photos: André De Shields, Bowman Wright, E. Faye Butler, KenYatta Rogers, Jessica Frances Dukes and Michael Anthony Williams in Arena Stage’s King Hedley II through March 8

Production Photos: André De Shields, Bowman Wright, E. Faye Butler, KenYatta Rogers, Jessica Frances Dukes and Michael Anthony Williams in Arena Stage’s King Hedley II through March 8

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Wendell Pierce, Kevin Mambo, Toccarra Cash, Thaddeus Daniels, Wendell Franklin and Megan Robinson Set for The Billie Holiday Theatre Production of Jackie Alexander’s Brothers from the Bottom, Mar. 6-29

Wendell Pierce, Kevin Mambo, Toccarra Cash, Thaddeus Daniels, Wendell Franklin and Megan Robinson Set for The Billie Holiday Theatre Production of Jackie Alexander’s Brothers from the Bottom, Mar. 6-29

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Video: President Obama Sends Warm Wishes for the Lunar New Year

President Obama Sends Warm Wishes for the Lunar New Year

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Photos: Deonna Bouye, Alfredo Huereca, Socorro Santiago, Charles Socarides in World Premiere of ‘Guadalupe in the Guest Room’ by Tony Meneses at Two River Theater through March 15

Photos: Deonna Bouye, Alfredo Huereca, Socorro Santiago, Charles Socarides in World Premiere of ‘Guadalupe in the Guest Room’ by Tony Meneses at Two River Theater through March 15

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Mar. 8- 29: Pursuit of the Perfect Plate: tokyo fish story Premieres at South Coast Repertory starring Lawrence Kao, Jully Lee, Eddie Mui, Sab Shimono and Ryun Yu

Mar. 8- 29: Pursuit of the Perfect Plate: tokyo fish story Premieres at South Coast Repertory starring Lawrence Kao, Jully Lee, Eddie Mui, Sab Shimono and Ryun Yu

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Lunar New Year -Year of the Ram in New York Chinatown, China Institute, Sesame Street’s Alan Muraoka at Met, MoCA

Lunar New Year -Year of the Ram in New York Chinatown, China Institute, Sesame Street’s Alan Muraoka at Met, MoCA

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Video: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE & CRAZY’s Stephen Adly Guirgis, actor Stephen McKinley Henderson and director Austin Pendleton set for THEATER TALK

BETWEEN CRAZY AND RIVERSIDE’s remount featuring Stephen McKinley Henderson, Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colón-Zayas, Michael Rispoli and Ron Cephas Jones at Second Stage Theatre opened to rave reviews last night. Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, actor Stephen McKinley Henderson and director Austin Pendleton will be featured on Theater Talk.

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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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Funko to Release Big Trouble in Little China Pop! and ReAction Figures

This month, Funko is releasing collectible BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA Pop! and ReAction Figures of Kurt Russell’s Jack Burton, Kim Cattrall’s Gracie Law, the evil David Lo Pan, and his three henchmen, Rain, Lightning and Thunder.

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Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS Named Among 12 Finalists for 2014-2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s The World of Extreme Happiness named among 12 finalists for the 2014-2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights.

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Swinging night of Jazz with the John Dokes Quintet at Jazz at the Kitano New York on March 19

Join the John Dokes Quintet featuring John Dokes (vocals), Steve Einerson (piano), Alexander Claffy (bass), David Gibson (trombone), and Jay Sawyer (drummer), for a swinging night of jazz at Jazz at the Kitano New York on March 19, 2015.

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THE GET DOWN, Baz Luhrmann’s New Drama Series Set in 1970s NYC That Gave Birth to Hip-Hop, Punk and Disco, to Premiere on Netflix in 2016

The Get Down, a new Netflix Original Series, from visionary director Baz Luhrmann, will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories in 2016.

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George Takei Set for Broadway Debut in ALLEGIANCE in October

George Takei Set for Broadway Debut in ALLEGIANCE in October

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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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Broadway Bound DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Featuring Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan, Lora Lee Gayer, Melody Butiu and More, Kicks Off Rehearsal; Previews Begin March 27

Broadway Bound Doctor Zhivago Featuring Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan, Lora Lee Gayer, Melody Butiu and More Kicks Off Rehearsal; Previews Begin March 27

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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

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The Drama Book Shop Video: Playwright Ayad Akhtar, Josh Radnor and Aasif Mandvi Talk DISGRACED

The Drama Book Shop posted video featuring a conversation with DISGRACED playwright Ayad Akhtar and Josh Radnor, moderated by Aasif Mandvi.

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Mar. 4: Tony Award-Winner Lillias White, Carol Fredette & More to be Honored at 30th Annual Bistro Awards at Gotham Comedy Club

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Lillias White and jazz headliner Carol Fredette are among the eleven performers to be honored at the 30th Annual Bistro Awards gala, on March 4 at Gotham Comedy Club.

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The Old Globe Presents World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli Helmed IN YOUR ARMS Featuring Vignettes written by David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry, September 16 – October 25

The Old Globe Presents World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli Helmed IN YOUR ARMS Featuring Vignettes written by David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry, September 16 – October 25

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Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I, Starring Ken Watanabe, Kelli O’Hara, Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Paul Nakauchi and More Kicks off Rehearsals; Previews Begin March 12

Lincoln Center Theater’s The King and I, Starring Ken Watanabe, Kelli O’Hara, Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Paul Nakauchi and More Kicks off Rehearsals; Previews Begin March 12

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New York City Blizzard Does Not Deter Broadway Icon Chita Rivera From Performing in Concert Taping for THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Series

THIRTEEN is producing Great Performances: Chita Rivera, and I was lucky enough to be front and center in the packed audience of Ms. Rivera’s die-hard fans at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Appel Room/ in the Time Warner Center as she performed signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink and The Visit

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Photos: New York City Blizzard 2015

Photos of the the New York City Blizzard 2015

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph wins Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for New Play GUARDS AT THE TAJ; Set for World Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company in May

Playwright Rajiv Joseph wins Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for New Play GUARDS AT THE TAJ; Set for World Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company in May

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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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Novelist Jessica Hagedorn, Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells, and John W. Kuo of Varian Medical Systems, to receive AALDEF 2015 Justice in Action Awards on February 23

Novelist Jessica Hagedorn, Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells, and John W. Kuo of Varian Medical Systems, to receive AALDEF 2015 Justice in Action Awards on February 23

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Lia Chang: Playwright Camille Darby, 2014-15 Dramatists Guild Playwrighting Fellow

Q & A with Playwright Camille Darby, 2014-15 Dramatists Guild Playwrighting Fellow

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Preview of Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Spring Exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, Announced at the Palace Museum in China

Preview of Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Spring Exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, Announced at the Palace Museum in China

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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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Garth Kravits on NBC’s The Blacklist

Garth Kravits as a loan officer in the “DR. LINUS CREEL” episode of NBC’s “The Blacklist”.

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Lia Chang Photos: Dragons and Lions in the Chinese New Year Parade

Lia Chang Photos: Red and Dragons and Lions in the Chinese New Year Parade

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