The eighteenth episode of BACKSTAGE PASS with Lia Chang, executive produced and hosted by Lia, airs on January 8 at 6:30 pm (EST) on FIOS 34, RCN 83, and Spectrum 56/1996, and streams on MNN2. If you miss the episode, it is archived on my youtube channel.
This eighteen episode features Winter Wonderland Gingerbread House contest winners at Museum of Broadway; Theatre Communications Group to honor THE PIANO LESSON’s Director LaTanya Richardson Jackson and star, Samuel L. Jackson on 1/9; Hadestown star Eva Noblezada in performance – 1/12-14 at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theater; Previews of Steppenwolf’s production of Vichet Chum’s BALD SISTERS; Tour Launch of Lauren Yee’s CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND at Alley Theater; limited runs of DEATH OF A SALESMAN on Broadway and BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite at New York Historical Society through 1/15.
HAMILTON and INTO THE WOODS Win the Winter Wonderland Gingerbread House Contest at Museum of Broadway
DEATH OF A SALESMAN Starring Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, André De Shields, McKinley Belcher III, Khris Davis, Delaney Williams, and More to End Limited Run on Jan. 15Jan. 9: Lillias White, Alex Newell and Sidney DuPont to Perform at 2023 TCG Gala honoring Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson at The Edison Ballroom
Jan. 12-14: Audible Inc. to Debut Eva Noblezada’s NOSTALGIA: A LOVE LETTER TO NYC at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Extends the World Premiere of Vichet Chum’s BALD SISTERS Featuring Francesca Fernandez McKenzie, Coburn Goss, Wai Ching Ho, Jennifer Lim and Nima Rakhshanifar through Jan. 21
Jan. 20 – Feb. 12: Alley Theatre Kicks Off Multi-City Regional Theatre Co-Production of Lauren Yee’s CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND Starring Joe Ngo, Francis Jue, Geena Quintos, Moses Villarama, Abraham Kim, and Jane Lui
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, activist, documentarian, corporate photographer and an Award winning filmmaker and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Lia is also the host and Executive Producer of BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG, an Arts and Entertainment and Lifestyle program that airs on Sundays at 6:30pm on FIOS 34, RCN 83, Spectrum 56/1996, and streams on MNN2.
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. Her short film, When the World Was Young garnered a 2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative. 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. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations.
Lia is the recipient of the 2022 Prospect Muse Award, 2000 OCA Chinese American Journalist Award, the 2001 AAJA National Award for New Media. Lia is an AAJA Executive Leadership Graduate (2000), a Western Knight Fellow at USC’s Annenberg College of Communications for Specialized Journalism on Entertainment Journalism in the Digital Age (2000), a National Press Photographers Association Visual Edge/Visual Journalism Fellow at the Poynter Institute for New Media (2001), a Scripps Howard New Media Fellow at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism (2002), and a National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellow (2003).
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