Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Ann Harada, Kenita Miller, Felicia Finley, Rashidra Scott, Demond Green, Drew Aber Set for FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES as Part of New Musicals at 54 on May 31

funked up fairy talesThe NEW MUSICALS AT 54 series is presenting FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES by Kirsten Childs at Feinstein’s/54 Below on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Featuring Kenita Miller (Xanadu, The Color Purple), Felicia Finley (Aida, Mamma Mia!, The Wedding Singer), Rashidra Scott (Hair, Sister Act, Beautiful), Ann Harada (Les Miserables, 9 to 5, Cinderella), Demond Green (Sister Act), Drew Aber (A Tale of Two Cities). The show will be directed by Jerry Dixon (Laugh Whore).

FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Tuesday, May 31 at 7pm & 9:30pm. There is a $35-$75 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today’s most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops… now’s your chance to be first to see them in NYC! The New Musicals at 54 are one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts!

FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES by Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Miracle Brothers) is a collection of delightfully twisted urban fairy tales for sophisticated children and grown-up kids. The show welcomes you to the world of Titania, Faireetheeya, and Magikwanda: teenage fairies with attitude. They wag their heads and suck their teeth as they turn things upside down to pass their Fairyland Academy exam. Will they pull through with flying colors and earn their Happy Ending Crowns?

This wacky and fresh new musical has received workshops or development at NAMT, Barrington Stage, Sundance, and Manhattan Theatre Club. This is its first public NYC performance! Expect an all-star cast of Broadway performers, cut songs and scenes, and fond theater memories and personal anecdotes from those who have performed the musical over the years. The FUNKED UP FAIRY TALES concert will give the audience a unique perspective on how theatrical collaboration among actors and writers can bring new heights of delightful silliness to comic theater work. Magical deliciousness guaranteed!

Michael Feinstein, one of the world’s great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein’s/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein’s/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein’s/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. For more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins.

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. 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. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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