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Garth Kravits, Devin Ilaw, Amy Jo Jackson, Katharine Pettit, Lauren Ruff, Bailie Slevin, Lauren Sowa, and Gabe Violett Set for Joel B. New’s SOMETHING NEW Livestream on Oct. 8

MISS SAIGON's Devin Ilaw and More to Perform on SOMETHING NEW LivestreamThe Season 4 finale of Joel B. New’s musical theatre podcast “Something New” takes to the stage in the form of a livestream concert on Saturday, October 8th at 7pm EST.

Slated to perform alongside New are a number of guest artists from Season 4, including Tim Eliot, Devin Ilaw (Les Miserables, upcoming Miss Saigon), Amy Jo Jackson, Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone), Katharine Pettit, Lauren Ruff, Bailie Slevin, Lauren Sowa, and Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening, current season of NBC’s “The Voice”). Accompanied by Gillian Berkowitz (Jersey Boys).

Audiences tuning in can expect to hear many of Joel’s original songs that premiered on the podcast this season, including a few from his upcoming EP “Cabot Cove”.

Presented by Howl Round TV, the free concert will be streaming live from the Dramatists Guild Fund’s Music Hall, a space provided as a free resource for writers. Highlights from the concert will be available in a few weeks as the 78th full-length episode of “Something New” on iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn.

To watch the concert, click here:

The cast of Joel B. New's Season 4 Livestream Concert at the Dramatist Guild Fund Hall in New York on October 8, 2016.

The cast of Joel B. New’s Season 4 Livestream Concert at the Dramatist Guild Fund Hall in New York on October 8, 2016.


Joel B. New is the recipient of an American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant for his music and lyrics. His stage projects include TO HELL AND BACK, MACKENZIE & THE MISSING BOY, AWAKENING (book: Jenny Stafford, music: J. Oconer Navarro), STANDALONE, AGATHA IN THE ATTIC, and RSVP. New’s work has been seen and developed at Ars Nova, Lincoln Center, 54 Below, New York Theatre Barn, Prospect Theater Company, Musical Theatre Factory, and the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. For more info, visit

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Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits

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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

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