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Lia Chang: Cindy Cheung Debuts solo show SPEAK UP CONNIE, directed by BD Wong at Stage Left Studio, January 17-25, 2012

Cindy Cheung in SPEAK UP CONNIE. Photo by Lia Chang

Cindy Cheung in SPEAK UP CONNIE. Photo by Lia Chang


Cindy Cheung debuts her solo show SPEAK UP CONNIE, at Stage Left Studio, 214 W. 30th St., 6th Fl. in New York from January 17 – 25, 2012.

In SPEAK UP CONNIE, the versatile Cheung writes, performs, and provides original music and lyrics in a comedy about getting a word in edgewise, under the direction of BD Wong. Performances are Tuesday, January 17th, Wednesday, January 18th, Sunday, January 22, Tuesday, January 24, and Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20. ($2 ticketing surcharge will be added). Click here for tickets.
* limited number of $9 tickets available through TDF

Cindy Cheung Photo by Lia Chang

Cindy Cheung Photo by Lia Chang


Cindy Cheung’s theater credits include Middletown (The Vineyard), The Seagull, (NAATCO), Goodbye Cruel World (Roundtable), Sides: The Fear Is Real… (Ma-Yi/Miyagi),Antigone (NAATCO), Masha No Home (E.S.T.), W;t (Florida Studio Theater), The First Picture Show (A.C.T.), A Christmas Carol (South Coast Rep), Sweeney Todd and Into The Woods (East West Players). Film and TV credits include: Children of Invention (Sundance 2009), Lady In The Water, Robot Stories, “Bored To Death,” “White Collar,” “Fringe,” “Law and Order,” “L&O:SVU,” “L&O: Criminal Intent,” “One Life To Live” and “Sex and the City”. She holds an MFA from A.C.T.
Actor BD Wong at the 32nd Annual MOCA Legacy Awards Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St in New York on December 12, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

Actor BD Wong at the 32nd Annual MOCA Legacy Awards Gala at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall St in New York on December 12, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang


BD Wong is a multi-award winning actor and director whose work includes theater, television, and film. He is the only actor ever to have received all five major New York Theater awards for his Broadway debut in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly (Outer Critics’ Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, Clarence Derwent Award, Tony Award). Films include: The Freshman, Father of the Bride (1 & 2), Jurassic Park, And the Band Played On, Seven Years in Tibet, Executive Decision, Slappy and the Stinkers, Mulan (1 & 2), The Salton Sea, Stay. He can also be heard as the voice of Shang in the Disney animated films Mulan and Mulan II. He played Dr. George Huang, a forensic psychiatrist and expert on the criminal mind, on the top-rated series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for eleven seasons. Wong also gained notice as a cast regular on HBO’s critically acclaimed series Oz, playing the resilient prison priest Father Ray for six seasons. Other Broadway credits include: Pacific Overtures, Face Value, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Following Foo (The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man) (Harper Collins). Other Off-Broadway and regional theatre: Shanghai Moon, As Thousands Cheer, A Language of Their Own, and four productions of Herringbone. Wong’s community work has also been recognized by the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), AALDEF, Asian AIDS Project, GLAAD, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Wong currently appears on the NBC drama “Awake”.

Stage Left Studio
214 W 30th St
6th Floor
(between 7th Ave & 8th Ave)
New York
January 17-18, 22, 24-25 @ 7:30pm

BD Wong directs Cindy Cheung in SPEAK UP CONNIE. Photo by Lia Chang

BD Wong directs Cindy Cheung in SPEAK UP CONNIE. Photo by Lia Chang


Cindy Cheung reviews her script with her director BD Wong. Photo by Lia Chang

Cindy Cheung reviews her script with her director BD Wong. Photo by Lia Chang


Cindy Cheung and her SPEAK UP CONNIE director BD Wong Photo by Lia Chang

Cindy Cheung and her SPEAK UP CONNIE director BD Wong Photo by Lia Chang


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

Other Articles by Lia Chang:
broadwayworld.com: Photo Flash: SPEAK UP CONNIE In Rehearsal
Ma-Yi Presents Carla Ching’s The Sugar House at The Edge of The Wilderness at The Connelly Theater, 11/8-12/4
Cindy Cheung in Will Eno’s Middleton at the Vineyard
Photo Call of BD Wong and the Cast of Heading East at the Asia Society
BD Wong to Star in Heading East at Asia Society, May 24-26Multimedia: BD Wong, Anastasia Barzee, Clarke Thorell, Cindy Cheung and Orville Mendoza at Rattlestick Playwrights Theaters’ Musical Mix ‘n’ Mingle
BD Wong, Anastasia Barzee, Cindy Cheung and Orville Mendoza in Rattlestick’s Musical Mix ‘n’ Mingle
Mu Daiko 15th Anniversary Concert and Minnesota Tour, February 9-19, 2012
Aaron Lazar, Kate Baldwin, P.J. Griffith, Raul Aranas Set for the Dallas Theater Center/Public Theater Co-Production of Giant at the Wyly Theatre, January 18 – February 19, 2012
Photos: Maya Lin, BD Wong, David Henry Hwang, Yeohlee, Oscar L. Tang and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at MOCA Legacy Awards Gala
Photos: Yellow Fever Playwright Rick Shiomi Explores New Territory with An All-Female Cast
DOGS LIE, Starring Samrat Chakrabarti, Frank Boyd and Ewa Da Cruz, Nabs ”Best Film (USA)” and ”Feature Film Audience Award” at 2011 ITN Distribution Film and New Media Festival
Photos: “How To Succeed” stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rose Hemingway and John Larroquette at Lord & Taylor for Windows Unveiling
Multimedia: Promises, Promises’ Stars Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes at Lord & Taylor Fifth Ave
Broadwayworld.com Photo Flash: Library of Congress’ IN REHEARSAL Exhibit
Photos: David Duchovny, John Earl Jelks, Amanda Peet, Tracee Chimo at Opening Night Party of Neil LaBute’s Break of Noon
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

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