In Memoriam - Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018) and Kate Spade (1962-2018)

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Friday, 08 June 2018

In Memoriam - Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018) and Kate Spade (1962-2018)
June 8, 2018 Its been a tough week. First Kate Spade. Then this morning the news of Anthony Bourdain.  I never knew them personally, but they touched my life and so many of my friends. There was something about our Kate Spade handbags that made us smile, and we watched Anthony Bourdain travel the world sharing his adventures in culture and cuisine.  Of the many tributes and articles, here is one by writer/filmmaker Kevin Pang, who met Anthony Bourdain several times. (for links...


Photos: Leviathan Lab’s Twelfth Night at the Arclight through 11/19

Posted by Lia Chang on Thursday, 10 November 2011


The cast and creative team of Leviathan Lab's Twelfth Night on the set at the Arclight Theater in New York on November 11, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

I had a great time at Leviathan Lab’s inaugural production, Twelfth Night, an entertaining romp starring Jojo Gonzalez as Feste the clown, Tina Chilip as Viola, Kurt Uy as Orsino, Eileen Rivera as Olivia, Andrew Eisenman as Malvolio, John Roque as Sir Toby Belch, Karen Tsen Lee as Maria, Marcus Ho as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Chris Doi as Sebastian, Roger Yeh as Fabian, and Eugene Oh as Antonio, currently having a limited run through November 19 at the Arclight Theater in New York.

Leviathan Lab founder Ariel Estrada, composer Jason Ma, director Nelson T. Eusebio III and choregrapher Dax Valdes. Photo by Lia Chang

Twelfth Night is set in the seaside city of Illyria, infused with auteur Wong Kar-wai’s 1960s Hong Kong sensibility and style, and helmed by Nelson T. Eusebio III, with original music by veteran Broadway actor/composer Jason Ma, choreography by Dax Valdes, and sets & costumes by Maiko Chii.

Raul and Mary Aranas came out to support Karen Tsen Lee in her debut as Maria and the brilliant Jojo Gonzalez who is fearless as Feste the Clown. Photo by Lia Chang

There are only 8 more performances for you to catch this talented ensemble, Thursday – Saturday, 8pm; Sundays, 2pm; Wednesday, 11/16 at 8pm. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 students and seniors, with special prices for groups of 10 or more.

David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish Takes Home 2 Jeff Awards

Posted by Lia Chang on Tuesday, 08 November 2011

October 27, 2011. Tony-award winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright David Henry Hwang backstage at the Longacre Theatre on the opening night of his new play Chinglish. Photo by Lia Chang

Tony-award winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, which has its world premiere at the Goodman Theatre last summer and opened on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre on October 27, 2011, scored two Jeff Awards, for Hwang (New Work-Play) and scenic designer David Korins (Scenic Design-Large), at the 43rd Annual Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook in Chicago on November 7, 2011. Visit the Jeff Awards website for all of the winners.

Hwang’s sexy, stylish and hilarious new play stars Jennifer Lim and Gary Wilmes, and features Angela Lin, Christine Lin, Stephen Pucci, Johnny Wu and Larry Lei Zhang.

The Cast of David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish at their opening night party held at Brasserie 81/2 in New York on October 27, 2011. (L-R) Stephen Pucci, Angela Lin, Larry Lei Zhang, Jennifer Lim, Gary Wilmes, Christine Lin and Johnny Wu. Photo by Lia Chang

Chinglishis about the challenges of doing business in a culture whose language—and ways of communicating—are worlds apart from our own. An American businessman arrives in a bustling Chinese province looking to score a lucrative contact for his family’s sign-making firm. He soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in language...

U.S. Senate apologizes for decades of anti-Chinese discrimination

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 31 October 2011

Nearly 130 years after it voted to ban Chinese immigrants from entering the United States, the U.S. Senate expressed its regrets Friday for that law and decades of racial discrimination against Chinese Americans. Click here for the full story.

ABC picks up sitcom from journalist Lisa Ling

Posted by AC Team on Saturday, 29 October 2011

Journalist Lisa Ling has developed a new sitcom, which has been picked up by ABC.

Click here for the full story.

Thousands flee Bangkok fearing breach of river banks

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 28 October 2011

Tens of thousands flee Bangkok fearing beach of river banks. Click here for the full story.

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