Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Lia Chang: “A Helluva Town” DVD Release Celebration and Fundraising Concert for “ Transcending-The Wat Misaka Story” on March 28

Ann Harada, Raymond J. Lee, Deborah Lew, Jose Llana and Ann Sanders will join Christine Toy Johnson and Bruce Alan Johnson on Sunday, March 28, 2010, for a concert to benefit their film, TRANSCENDING – THE WAT MISAKA STORY, and celebrate the release of the DVD. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd St. in New York City. The concert is directed by Tony Award winner Michele Pawk, with musical direction by Marco Paguia.

Christine and Company will be singing songs from the 1946-47 Broadway season, the year that Wat came to Madison Square Garden and led the University of Utah to win the N.I.T. championship.

There is a $25 cover charge (which includes a chance to win some really cool prizes) and a $15 food/drink minimum. The cover charge will go towards the film’s finishing funds.

Space is limited. For reservations, call 212-695-6909.

Sunday, March 28, 2010
The Laurie Beechman Theatre
407 W. 42nd St
New York, NY
9:30pm – 10:30pm

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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 As a photographer and videographer, Lia is frequently tapped to collaborate with artists, organizations and companies in building their brand and establishing their documentary photo archive. 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.

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