Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Sir Geoffrey Holder Dimming of Broadway Lights Observation at the Majestic Theatre by Black Stars of The Great White Way at 7:30P.M.

Black Stars of The Great White Way Producers Norm Lewis, David Horace Greer, and Chapman Roberts invite the entire Broadway Community, Family, and Friends to join in a Celebratory Observation of the Dimming of The Lights of The Great White Way in tribute to Geoffrey Holder on Friday, October 10, at 7:30 P.M.
Chapman Roberts and Norm Lewis. Photo by Lia Chang

Chapman Roberts and Norm Lewis. Photo by Lia Chang

Geoffrey Holder. Photo courtesy of Richard Cameron's Facebook Page.

Geoffrey Holder. Photo courtesy of Richard Cameron’s Facebook Page.

Chapman Roberts writes, “We will gather in front of the Majestic Theatre on 44 Street between Broadway and Eighth, where Norm Lewis is playing to packed houses as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and the widely unpredicted success of THE WIZ miraculously infused new light into the previously darkened bowels of the paradoxically “UnMajestic” Majestic Theatre, simultaneously making it possible for scores of African American performers to acquire their Equity cards and plant their feet solidly on the Yellow Brick Road to realizing their dreams of successfully appearing on Broadway.Members of the now historic Carnegie Hall cast of The Black Stars of the Great White Way Broadway Reunion Concert and Times Square photograph and family and friends of Geoffrey, Carmen, and Leo will be in full attendance. COLORFUL FESTIVE DRESS wielding COLORFUL SCARVES to WAVE in the Grand Celebratory Style, which is The Magnificent Legacy of the Irreplaceable and Incomparable Master of The Higher Arts, Sir Geoffrey Holder. Please Share The Joy of Geoffrey. ”



Other articles by Lia Chang:
2014 AUDELCO Nominations Announced; Ceremony at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space on November 17
Broadway to Dim Lights for Geoffrey Holder on October 10, 2014
Geoffrey Holder, Artist, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Two-Time Tony Award-winning Director and Costume Designer for The Wiz, Dies at 84; Son Pens Intimate Account of Last Days
Two-Time Tony Award-winning Actress Marian Seldes, Dies at 86
Photos & Video: The Wiz’s André De Shields Sang “So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard” in The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream at Carnegie Hall 
Photos and Video: Ben Vereen Performs at Carnegie Hall in The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream 
Photos and Video: Obba Babatunde and cast members from the original cast of Dreamgirls perform at Carnegie Hall in The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream
Oct. 15: An Evening with Hollywood Legend Nancy Kwan at the New-York Historical Society
Photos: Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion on View through April 19, 2015 at New York Historical Society
Coming to America through The Angel Island Immigration Station
Museum of the Moving Image Presents A Tribute to Ruby Dee
Yuri Kochiyama Memorial Service at First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York
Rome Neal Seriously Injured in Fall; Fundraisers Set at The Five Spot on October 12 and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on November 6
David Henry Hwang and Lynn Nottage Appointed to the Playwriting Faculty of Columbia University School of the Arts Theatre Program
Joe Mantegna to Helm ‘Criminal Minds’ Season 10 Episode to Honor the late Meshach Taylor
Photos: Maxine Hong Kingston, Billie Tsien, Bill T. Jones, Linda Ronstadt, John Kander, Julia Alvarez, Jeffrey Katzenberg Receive 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama 
Golden Globe Winner James Shigeta, Veteran of Film and TV, Dies at 85; Excerpts of 2007 A/P/A Institute Q & A with Sukhdev Sandhu 
Photos: Artist Arlan Huang, One Brush Stroke at a Time
Late Night Singing with Garth Kravits at 54 Below with The Skivvies, at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland and Michael Raye’s Soul Gathering 
Joe Mantegna, Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney, President Bill Clinton and More Remember Meshach Taylor
Photos: Meshach Taylor Celebrates 67th Birthday with Arlene and Joe Mantegna, Delta Burke, Gerald McRaney, Jean Smart, Dennis Franz, Ernie Hudson, John Heard, Keith Szarabajka, Stuart Gordon, Shadoe Stevens and More
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Lia Chang Photo by GK

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Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the 2013 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington, Roscoe Orman, and made her jazz vocalist debut in Rome Neal’s Banana Puddin’ Jazz “LADY” at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

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