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Jose Llana, Christine Toy Johnson, Ann Harada, Ali Ewoldt, Raymond J. Lee, Josh Dela Cruz, Alan Ariano, Joanna Carpenter and more set for CHANGING THE STATS: ASIAN AMERICANS ON BROADWAY Concert on Nov. 2

The Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of Actors’ Equity Association and ReImagined World Entertainment Present CHANGING THE STATS: ASIAN AMERICANS ON BROADWAY at Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95 St.) on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7pm.

This Sold Out concert will present excerpts from dream roles in the musical theatre that are not traditionally cast with Asian American actors and will include songs from:

  • THE PRODUCERS (featuring Raymond J. Lee, Herman Sebek, Devin Ilaw and Emily Hsu),
  • THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (featuring Ali Ewoldt, Josh Dela Cruz and Christine Toy Johnson),
  • COMPANY (featuring Jose Llana, Pearl Sun, EJ Zimmerman, Joanna Carpenter, Ali Ewoldt and Devin Ilaw)
  • GYPSY (featuring Ann Harada, Alan Ariano, Albert Guerzon, EJ Zimmerman and Joanna Carpenter).
  • Christine To Johnson

Directed and Staged by Rommy Sandhu, Marc Oka and Christine Toy Johnson. Musical Directed by Ming Aldrich-Gan.

Sponsored by the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of Actors’ Equity Association and ReImagined World Entertainment.

This concert is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a 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, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on November 21st. She is profiled in BlogJade Magazine and

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