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David Henry Hwang wins $200,000 prize - Chinglish Extended to Oct. 21 at Berkeley Rep

Posted by Lia Chang

David Henry Hwang wins $200,000 prize - Chinglish Extended to Oct. 21 at Berkeley Rep
Congratulations to Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang for winning the Steinberg award, the largest prize in theater. The playwrighting award of $200,000 was announced by the Harold and Mimi Charitable Trust on Wednesday August 22. 2012. The Charitable Trust's annoucement recognized Hwang's 32 years of provocative satires and dramas (“Chinglish,”“M. Butterfly”) that...

Actress Michi Barall is in the ensemble cast of stop.reset. a new play by Regina Taylor

Posted by Lia Chang

Photo by Lia Chang of Michi Barall, Actress
New York City stop. reset., a new play written and directed by Regina Taylor which has performances in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York through September 29, 2013, tackles powerful questions of legacy, identity and survival in a world where the real and the virtual are more closely tied than we think. Photo by Joan Marcus of Teagle...

Sept. 24 - Oct. 27: Gettin’ The Band Back Together Featuring Manu Narayan, Alison Fraser, Mitchell Jarvis, Garth Kravits, Jay Klaitz and More at George Street Playhouse

Posted by Lia Chang

Manu Narayan Photo by Lia Chang The George Street Playhouse kicks off its fortieth season with a new musical, Gettin’ The Band Back Together(formerly titledGarage Band), helmed by Tony Award-winner John Rando (Urinetown, GSP’s The Toxic Avenger). Gettin’ The Band Back Together, a rockin’ valentine to the Garden State, begins preview performances on Tuesday,...

André De Shields, Mary Zimmerman, Akash Chopra, Richard M. Sherman, Anjali Bhimani, Nehal Joshi and More Celebrate The Jungle Book Opening at Huntington Theatre

Posted by Lia Chang

I had a grand time at Huntington Theatre Company’s opening night performance of the world premiere adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book, written and directed by Mary Zimmerman, which began previews on September 7, and opened on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, on the Huntington’s main stage, the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave in Boston. Check out the photos...

Aug.22: National Geographic Photographer Mike Yamashita Shares His Shangri-la at the AAJA Convention in New York

Posted by Lia Chang

Aug.22: National Geographic Photographer Mike Yamashita Shares His Shangri-la at the AAJA Convention in New York
On Thursday, August 22, 2013, don’t miss Elusive Paradise: National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita’s Shangri-la at 10:00am at the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Convention at the New York Hilton. National Geographic photographer Michael Yamashita at a book signing at the Asia Society on February 21, 2013 for his new book Shangri-LA. Photo by Lia...