Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

June 5: Laura Heywood, aka @BroadwayGirlNYC hosts 54 Below’s 2nd Annual Broadway Trivia Night: Tony Awards Edition, with special guest Garth Kravits

Are you counting down the days until the Tony Awards? Can you list nominees from the 1960’s and quote acceptance speeches on command? Do you enjoy friendly competition, late-night snacks, drinks, and WINNING PRIZES? If you answered ‘YES’ to any of the above questions, clear your schedule and gear up for Broadway’s Biggest Night at 54 Below’s 2nd Annual Broadway Trivia Night: Tony Awards Edition on Friday, June 5 at 11:30pm. Doors open at 11:00pm.

Laura Heywood, aka @BroadwayGirlNYC

Laura Heywood, aka @BroadwayGirlNYC

Hosted by Laura Heywood, aka @BroadwayGirlNYC, the pub-quiz style night will feature Tony-themed trivia, Tony-themed food and drink specials, prizes awarded throughout the night, and a grand prize TBA! Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone, Gettin’ the Band Back Together), will join Heywood on the piano, adding a musical flair to the evening. Only a moderate Broadway nerd? With audience participation and raffle prizes, anyone can be a winner.  Start studying now! $5 cover charge. $25 premium seating. $20 food and beverage minimum or two drinks. 54 Below is located at 254 W 54TH ST in New York. Call (646) 476-3551 for information, purchase tickets online.

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

In addition to his work as an actor, composer and singer, Garth Kravits can also be heard every week on The Playball Podcast (playballpodcast.com), subscribe on iTunes here.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS AND FUN HOME Lead 2015 Tony Award Nominations with 12 each; Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O’Hara, Chita Rivera, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Bill Nighy, Helen Mirren, Elisabeth Moss, Carey Mulligan, Ruth Wilson, K. Todd Freeman, Patricia Clarkson Among the Nominees 

Other Articles on Garth Kravits:
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Photos: Garth Kravits as a Statue of Liberty Street Performer on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie
Garth Kravits Joins “NEW STANDARDS: Songs For The Stage By Jim Territo” Lineup at 42West on March 25
broadwayworld.com:STAGE TUBE: Garth Kravits Releases Oscar Voting Parody
Garth Kravits on NBC’s The Blacklist
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
broadwayworld.com: TUNE IN TIME, New York’s New Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Show, Returns to Stage 72, 6/25 and 7/1
Wesley Taylor and Mitchell Jarvis’ ‘it could be worse’ Series Featuring Adam Chanler-Berat, Alison Fraser, Gideon Glick and More Airs on Pivot TV in June; and on Hulu in July
June 4: Garth Kravits, Lena Hall, Lesli Margherita, Wesley Taylor and More Strip Down with The Skivvies at 54 Below
Garth Kravits, Suzzanne Douglas, Erin Dilly, Gavin Lee and More Set for “From Carousel to Kinky Boots”, Bickford Theatre Guild’s annual fundraiser
Dec. 4 – 29: Garth Kravits Returns to Bucks County Playhouse for Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play
centraljersey.com: Clang Clang Clang!’Meet Me in St. Louis’ in Bucks County
BWW Interviews: Garth Kravits Talks about Bucks County Playhouse’s MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS: A RADIO PLAY
nj.com: Jersey actor Garth Kravits sings the praises of appearing on Broadway and closer to home

cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.

Other articles by Lia Chang
AAFLTV “Focus on the Philippines” Monday nights in June, hosted by Jennifer Betit Yen, Erin Quill and Lia Chang
Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang’s Commencement Speech at SUNY Purchase
Photos: Anna May Wong as Fashion Muse in “China: Through the Looking Glass” at The Met
Coming to America through The Angel Island Immigration Station
Photos: Traveling through the mouth of the Dragon with BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA’s James Hong, Peter Kwong, Lia Chang, Gerald Okamura, George Cheung, Al Leong, Jeff Imada, James Lew, Gary Goldman, Eric Lee, Joycelyne Lew
The 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Starring Tony Award nominees Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe and Ruthie Ann Miles, available on June 2; Extended Run and National Tour Announced
Photos: Edie Falco, Bryce Pinkham, Stephanie McKay, Lena Hall, Nick Blaemire, Jacob Ming-Trent, Matthew Saldívar at The 52nd Street Project’s Gala FANCY THAT
Photos: Inside “China: Through the Looking Glass” at The Met with Wong Kar-Wai, Vivienne Tam, Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour and More
Tony Award® Nominees Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed star in Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater Company; Opens June 11
Original Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE including Jose Llana, Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jay Reiss, and Sarah Saltzberg, to Reunite for 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert on July 6
Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy Garners 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama 
ABC Renews “Fresh Off the Boat” and Picks up Ken Jeong’s “Dr. Ken”
An Intimate Evening with Author Amy Tan at the New-York Historical Society 
World Premiere Musical HAMILTON Transfers to Broadway; Previews begin July 13
Crafting a Career
Click here  for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.
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