Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Telly Leung and Special Guests Matt Russell and Drew Foster in Concert at Blue Moon on Jun. 20

Matt Russell, Telly Leung and Drew Foster

Matt Russell, Telly Leung and Drew Foster

On Monday, June 20, 2016, Telly Leung (TV’s “Glee”; Broadway’s Godspell, Rent) returns to the Blue Moon after his “star turn” (NBC-NY) in Broadway’s Allegiance, for which he received a 2016 BroadwayWorld.com Award for Leading Actor in a Musical.

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung , Michael K. Lee and company. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and company in ALLEGIANCE. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Katie Rose Clarke, Howell Binkley and ALLEGIANCE’s Ensemble Receive 2016 Broadwayworld.com Awards 

During the preshow, cast members Gregory Linington, Telly Leung and Matthew Russell entertain audience members on the sidewalk in front of Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington D.C. on May 24, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

During the preshow, cast members Gregory Linington, Telly Leung and Matthew Russell entertain audience members on the sidewalk in front of Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington D.C. on May 24, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Leung is currently starring as Lucentio in The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of The Taming Of The Shrew opposite Maulik Pancholy, Peter Gadiot, André De Shields and Oliver Thornton in DC through Jun. 26.

On his night off from The Taming Of The Shrew, he’ll be at the Blue Moon serving up an eclectic night of music from the world of Broadway, pop, rock, and jazz. He’s bringing along his #STCShrew cast mates Matt Russell and Drew Foster, with musical director Gary Adler (Alterboyz) on the keys and JJ Johnson on viola.

Blue Moon is located at 35 Baltimore Avenue,  Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. $25 per person, show begins at 9:30 pm.  Click here to purchase tickets. For more information, call 302-227-6515.

Dinner & Show: dine at the Blue Moon restaurant before the show and receive a 15% discount on your dinner check — reservations strongly suggested.

www.bluemoonrehoboth.com

x24d6ac781-a252-4802-2b4447c8ccc7d9d1-pagespeed-ic-7737zfwc3aTelly Leung made his Broadway debut in the 2002 David Henry Hwang revisal of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song opposite Lea Salonga, followed by the Roundabout Theater Company revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Pacific Overtures. Leung starred in the final Broadway cast of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent, which was filmed for DVD release. In the 2011 revival of Godspell, his version of “All Good Gifts” was praised as “magnificent” by New York Magazine, “superb” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, and “a standout” by Bloomberg News. Leung was named one of last year’s Out 100 and “Faces To Watch” by The Los Angeles Times. On Fox TV’s Glee, Leung was featured as Wes, a member of the Dalton Academy Warblers opposite Darren Criss. When he recreated his portrayal of “Angel” in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl – directed by Neil Patrick Harris – he was called “vibrant” by the Los Angeles Times, “stunning” by the Orange County Register and praised for his “sweet, clear tenor” by Variety. Leung also originated the role of Boq in the Chicago production of the smash hit Wicked and has performed in concert and shows at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Hippodrome in London, Birdland Jazz Club and 54 Below in New York, Paper Mill Playhouse, Philadelphia Theater Company, Ford’s Theater, and more. Leung released his sophomore CD ‘SONGS FOR YOU last year.

Telly Leung talks about ALLEGIANCE and New CD ‘SONGS FOR YOU’

ALLEGIANCE Stars Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung and Katie Rose Clarke at the Performance and CD Signing at Barnes and Noble

George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and More celebrate opening night of ALLEGIANCE

George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and more at the first preview of Broadway’s Allegiance; opens Nov. 8

Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

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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