Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lia Chang: BD Wong, Anastasia Barzee, Cindy Cheung and Orville Mendoza in Rattlestick’s Musical Mix ‘n Mingle on October 19

BD Wong (Photo by Lia Chang)

BD Wong (Photo by Lia Chang)

BD Wong, Anastasia Barzee, Clarke Thorell, Cindy Cheung, and Orville Mendoza will perform a benefit mini-concert featuring songs by the Asian-American musical writing team of Robert Lee (lyricist) and Leon Ko (composer) (Journey To The West and Heading East), in the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater’s Musical Mix ‘n Mingle, on Monday, October 19, at St. John’s in the Village (224 Waverly Place) in New York.

The evening of music is part of Rattlestick’s ongoing series of musical soirees with some of the company’s favorite theater artists, composers, singers and songwriters.

The evening kicks-off at 7 pm with a wine reception, followed by a performance at 7:30 pm. There is also a post performance reception where the audience can “mix ‘n mingle” with the evening’s artists.

Musical Direction will be provided by Wayne Barker on piano and Dave Phillips on bass. Tickets are $50 and can purchased here. For more information, visit

Cindy Cheung (Photo by Lia Chang)

Cindy Cheung (Photo by Lia Chang)

Orville Mendoza (Photo by Lia Chang)

Orville Mendoza (Photo by Lia Chang)

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Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and a multimedia journalist. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden. She is currently working on several botanical portrait commissions for the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Art Collection and on a book of portraits of her favorite Asian American men in the arts and space.

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