Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Roscoe Orman, Phynjuar, Horace Vincent Rogers and More Set for Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz: “A Jazzy Thespians Night” at Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Backstage with Lorey Hayes' Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival: (L-R) Lia Chang, Marcus Naylor, Phynjuar, Lorey Hayes, Roscoe Orman, Pauletta Pearson Washington, Andre Robinson (director). Photo by Danya Devine

Backstage with Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival (L-R) Lia Chang, Marcus Naylor, Phynjuar, Lorey Hayes, Roscoe Orman, Pauletta Pearson Washington, Andre Robinson (director). Photo by Danya Devine

On Saturday, September 7, 2013, Rome Neal Banana Puddin’ Jazz is bringing together his jazz family and his theatre family for “JAZZY THESPIANS NIGHT”….

All theatre folks will perform their favorite jazz tune to celebrate this year’s outstanding 2013 National Black Theatre Festival, which was held in Winston-Salem, NC. I attended the National Black Theatre Festival this summer as a castmember of Lorey Hayes’ Power Play, and my photo coverage of the Festival will be showcased in a video slideshow throughout the night.

Horace Vincent Rogers performs at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival Gala at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC, on July 29, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Horace Vincent Rogers performs at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival Gala at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC, on July 29, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

The evening will feature my Power Play castmembers Roscoe Orman and Phynjuar, ASA Lovechild, Marvel Allen, Glenn Turner, Horace Vincent Rogers, Gary Vincent, Bill Vila (Triple-5), Michael C. Lewis, Keith Johnston, and Tommie Thompson.

with:
Andre Chez Lewis (p), Paul Beaudry (b), Gregg Buford (d), Brandon Mc Cune (p) Michael C. Lewis (t)

Followed by an OPEN MIC JAZZ JAM

Saturday, September 7, 2013 9:30pm $15 ($10 for jammin’ musicians)

(Complimentary Banana Puddin’ For All)
at the world famous
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 East Third Street (bet B & C Aves)
New York, NY 1009
Advance Ticket Sales: www.nuyorican.org
information line: 718-288-8048 Rome Neal: www.romeneal.com

Banana Puddin’ Jazz Sponsors:
Cobi Narita, John D. Smith, Pure Jazz Magazine, Rustik Tavern, Malchijah Hats, George Turner, David V. Brooks

Make your contributions of $20 or more and receive your 10th Anniversary Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz tee shirt (A collector’s item) in the mail.

Lia Chang. Photo by Thom Sesma

Lia Chang. Photo by Thom Sesma

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia recently starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Lorey Hayes, Marcus Naylor and Phynjuar.

National Black Theatre Festival Coverage:
National Black Theatre Festival Photos: Backstage with André De Shields, Marie Thomas, Erin Cherry, Sean Phillips and Morocco Omari in Knock Me A Kiss
Celebrity Actress, Pauletta Pearson Washington returns home to North Carolina starring at 2013 National Black Theatre festival with Roscoe Orman (“Sesame Street,” Willie Dynamite) and all star cast in Lorey Hayes’ award-winning “Power Play”, a play about Politics, Passion and The Power of God
Video: Power Play’s Lorey Hayes and Lia Chang on The Carmen Mathis Show
Febone1960.net Review: Power Play Powerful & Suspenseful
The Chronicle Features Lorey Hayes’ Power Play
Hal Williams, S. Epatha Merkerson, Ben Guillory, Oz Scott, Jonathan McCrory and Starletta DuPois among 2013 National Black Theatre Festival® Honorees
Tonya Pinkins, Dorien Wilson, Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, Rain Pryor, André De Shields, Debbi Morgan, Chester Gregory, Tommy Ford and More Set for National Black Theatre Festival® in Winston-Salem, NC
Photos: Phylicia Rashad, Michael McElroy, Marva Hicks in Broadway Inspirational Voices “Wondrous Grace” Concert at the Central Presbyterian Church in NY

Other articles by Lia Chang:
Roscoe Orman, Anthony Chisholm, Amari Cheatom, Stephen McKinley Henderson and More Set for Live Recording of Jitney at The Greene Space
Portraits of New York Chinatown after 9/11
Photos: Opening Night of Will Power’s Fetch Clay, Make Man with John Earl Jelks, Richard Masur, Nikki M. James, K. Todd Freeman, Ray Fisher
NYTW Production Photos of Fetch Clay, Make Man: Ray Fisher, Nikki M. James, John Earl Jelks, K. Todd Freeman
Sept. 13 – Oct. 12: Bryan Cranston, Brandon J. Dirden, Michael McKean, Reed Birney, Peter Jay Fernandez, Crystal Dickinson and More Set for Robert Schenkkan’s All The Way at A.R.T.
Photos: Debra Ann Byrd and Christopher Sutton Lead the Cast of Harlem Shakespeare Festival’s Production of Antony & Cleopatra
Michi Barall, Teagle Bougere, Ismael Cruz Cordova, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Carl Lumbly, Donald Sage MacKay set for Signature’s World Premiere of stop. reset. by Regina Taylor in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, August 20 -September 29, 2013
John Earl Jelks, Richard Masur, Ray Fisher, Nikki M. James, K. Todd Freeman and More Set for Fetch Clay, Make Man at NYTW, August 23 – October 13, 2013
Photos: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, John Earl Jelks, Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm, S. Epatha Merkerson, Taraji P. Henson, Jesse L. Martin, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Kenny Leon and More Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recording Series at The Greene Space in NY, Aug. 26-Sept. 28, 2013
Photos: All-Access Pass to August Wilson’s Two Trains Running with John Earl Jelks, Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Anthony Chisholm, Owiso Odera, Roslyn Ruff and James A. Williams
Signature Theatre’s 2013-14 Season Features New Works by Albee, Hwang, Enos, Taylor, Wilson, Clarke and Jacobs-Jenkins
A Summer in Bangkok for Thom Sesma, Star of Signature’s Miss Saigon
Signature Theatre’s 2013-14 Season Features New Works by Albee, Hwang, Enos, Taylor, Wilson, Clarke and Jacobs-Jenkins
Photos: The 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards and After Party
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2013 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@mail.com.

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