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Lia Chang: Signature’s Revival of The Piano Lesson Sweeps AUDELCO’s with 8 Wins including Best Revival, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Roslyn Ruff, Chuck Cooper and Brandon J. Dirden; Also Among 2013 “VIV” Winners – Wild with Happy’s Colman Domingo and Sharon Washington, and Storyville’s Mercedes Ellington

Signature Theatre Company’s Revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson was the big winner at Dance! Dance! Dance!, the 41st Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO “VIV” Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre, held in the Peter Jay Stark Theatre at Symphony Space in New York, on Monday, November 25, 2013.

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lia Chang: Harlem Nights with Lorey Hayes, Actress, Director and Award-Winning Playwright of Power Play and Massinissa

On the final Friday in October, I met up with Lorey Hayes, a Broadway, film and television actress, who is also a director and an award-winning playwright, in Harlem at the Manhattan School of Music, for a spectacular concert tribute featuring MSM’s Grammy®-nominated Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, led by the renowned percussionist Bobby Sanabria, and featuring the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award Honoree, the legendary Cuban-born conguero, Candido. The evening was a celebration of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, with The Orchestra kicking off a year-long “Harlem Nights” Concert Series with “Harlem Hothouses” saluting the venues such as the Apollo and the Savoy where Jazz flourished, and we were all dancing in the aisles during the encore.

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Denise Burse as Claretha Jenkins in House of Payne’s “Payneful Visit”

Denise Burse is most familiar to television audiences as Claretha Jenkins on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, the 2011 NAACP Award recipient for Outstanding Comedy Series. In tonight’s episode of House of Payne entitled “Payneful Visit,” Claretha reveals she has leukemia.

April 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Lia Chang: Costume Designer Karen Perry Receives Audelco Nod for The Public Theatre’s Brother/Sister Trilogy by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Lia Chang: Costume Designer Karen Perry Receives Audelco Nomination for The Public Theatre’s Brother/Sister Trilogy by Tarell Alvin McCraney

November 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lia Chang: André De Shields Celebrates Black History Month starring in The Working Theater’s Production of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory at The Abingdon in February 2010

In celebration of Black History Month 2010, two-time Tony nominee André De Shields will perform his solo work-in-progress, entitled Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance , … Continue reading

November 19, 2009 · Leave a comment
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