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Lia Chang: BD Wong and Adam Gwon Set to Headline CACF Benefit on October 4

BD Wong Photo by Lia Chang

BD Wong Photo by Lia Chang

On Monday, October 4, BD Wong (Pacific Overtures, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and composer Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days) will headline “Family Circles: A Celebration of Asian American Theater Artists to Benefit the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)”, produced by Timothy Huang, at the Daryl Roth Theatre’s D-Lounge Cabaret at 8pm. Steven Eng (National Asian Artists Project) directs, with musical direction by Mark Evans, and features accompaniment by Marcus Baker.

The evening’s proceeds will support CACF, the nation’s only pan-Asian children’s advocacy organization which strives to improve the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City. Tickets are $25 (advance), $30 at the door, and can be purchased at

Wong will make a special appearance alongside performances by Aaron Albano, Anthea Neri, Bryna O’Neill, Cindy Cheung, Deborah Lew, Eric Bondoc, Liz Casasola, Marc De La Cruz, Mel Maghuyop, Michael Montalbano, and Whitney Kam Lee.

Composer Adam Gwon, who recently won acclaim with his musical Ordinary Days, lends his music to the evening, along with songs by Eric Kubo and Mark Evans, Felice Kuan and Hyun Suk Park, Hyeyoung Kim and Michael Cooper, J. Oconer Navarro, Jeff Tang, Joy Son and Kirsten Guenther, Kevin So and Jeff Yang, KyoungAe Kang and Will Aronson, Randall Eng and Donna DiNovelli, Robert Lee and Leon Ko, and Timothy Huang.

For more information on CACF, visit

The Daryl Roth Theatre’s D-Lounge is located at 101 East 15th St. in New York.

Other Articles by Lia Chang:
Photo Call: BD Wong and the Cast of Heading East at the Asia Society
Denise Burse and Peter Jay Fernandez Featured in INTAR Reading of Andrew Dolan’s The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King, 9/21-22
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Signs Fred Korematsu Day Bill, Bill Establishes January 30 as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution
Multimedia-Photos and Video: Disney’s The Lion King Las Vegas- In the Makeup Chair with Thom Sesma
Crafting a Career
Multimedia: Promises, Promises’ Stars Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes at Lord & Taylor Fifth Ave
Making the Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution Bill a Reality
Photos by Lia Chang at the Shanghai World Expo 2010’s USA Pavilion, Library of Congress and Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection in L.A.
Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection Exhibition at the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles, has been extended through November 7, 2010
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive.

Photo by Lia Chang

Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. 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.

This year, selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space will become part of newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, VIBE, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre,, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle,,,,,, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.

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