Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Corey Cott, Santino Fontana, James Monroe Iglehart, Devin Ilaw and More Set for Christmas Eve’s Holiday Hunkfest with Ann Harada to Benefit BC/EFA on Dec. 12

ann-haradaCorey Cott, Colin Cunliffe, Aaron Finley, Santino Fontana, Jordan Gelber, James Monroe Iglehart, Devin Ilaw, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Donald Jones Jr., Michael Mindlin, Ryan Silverman, Howie Michael Smith and Bobby Conte Thornton are set for Ann Harada’s festive cabaret, Christmas Eve’s Holiday Hunkfest (#hunkfest), on Monday, December 12, 2016.

Hosted by Avenue Q‘s crude yet charming resident therapist Christmas Eve, played by Harada, the beloved Broadway babes will perform show tunes and modern hits sure to liven up the holidays. The evening is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The 7:30 pm show will take place at Howl at the Moon, 240 W. 52nd Street in New York City. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets range from $50 to $110 and are now available on VIP tickets include a party with the cast after the show.

Christmas Eve’s Holiday Hunkfest is directed by Alan Muraoka with choreography by Mindlin and music direction by Gary Adler. The show was conceived and written by Adler, Harada and Muraoka. Performers subject to change.

Harada, an acclaimed stage and television actor, originated the role of Christmas Eve in both the Broadway and London productions of the Tony Award-winning Avenue Q.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states.

For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at, at,, at and at

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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 Jade Magazine and

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