Tonight, Symphony Space is presenting The Changing Face of Broadway: Race and Diversity in the American Musical Theater, an exploration of the challenges and rewards of nontraditional casting and the changing landscape of ethnic diversity on the Broadway stage, featuring live performances and a panel discussion, as part of Project B-Way/95.
The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990. Tickets are $25; Member $21; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $19 Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or at the box office. For more information call 212.864.5400.
Hosted by Christine Toy Johnson – actor, writer, and award-winning activist on issues of diversity and discrimination in the arts.
With appearances and performances by:
Alvin Hough, Jr. (Pianist & current Associate Conductor of The Color Purple)
LaChanze (Tony Award Winner for The Color Purple; Once on This Island, If/Then, Dessa Rose)
Raymond J. Lee (Anything Goes, Honeymoon in Vegas)
Kat Nejat (West Side Story, Lysistrata Jones)
Tara Rubin (casting director, School of Rock – The Musical, Bullets Over Broadway, Les Misérables, Aladdin)
Jack Viertel (Artistic Director of Encores!, Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters)
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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 Disorient Film Festival in Eugene Oregon in April. She is profiled in Examiner.com, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.
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