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Must See Films! AAPI Heritage Month on WORLD CHANNEL's America Reframed

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Saturday, 05 May 2018

Must See Films! AAPI Heritage Month on WORLD CHANNEL's America Reframed
May 1, 2018 Mark your calendars now!   Five must-see documentary films are screening on WORLD CHANNEL's America ReFramed. They will be available after their broadcasts for online streaming (see dates below). Award-winning series co-creator Liz Cheng and her team have curated this stellar slate of films for May's AAPI Heritage Month. Cheng is WGBH's General Manager for Television which reaches local and national viewers, including series Local, USA, Doc World, and Stories from...

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David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish is Broadway Bound this Fall; Goodman Theatre Photo Feature

Posted by Lia Chang on Friday, 01 July 2011

Xu Yan (Jennifer Lim) meets with Daniel (James Waterston) to further discuss his business proposal. credit: Eric Y. Exit

Chinglish, the critically acclaimed new comedy by Tony Award-winning and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly), will make its Broadway premiere in the Fall of 2011 at a Shubert Theatre to be announced, following its world premiere production at Goodman Theatre in Chicago this summer. Casting for the Broadway show will be announced soon.

“This is a very funny, very timely play,” said producer Jerry Frankel. “Jeffrey Richards and I are thrilled to bring David Henry Hwang back to Broadway.”


“This is a very funny, very timely play,” said producer Jerry Frankel. “Jeffrey Richards and I are thrilled to bring David Henry Hwang back to Broadway.”

Peter (Stephen Pucci) offers himself as a business consultant to help Daniel (James Waterston) pitch his signage company in China. credit: Eric Y. Exit

Chinglish is about the unpredictable complications that ensue when an American businessman, despite his self-possessed cultural ignorance, seeks to expand his market by forging a relationship with government officials in a major Chinese city. Although he has hired an Australian entrepreneur who has lived in China to assist him, he soon finds that the complexities of such a venture far outstrip the expected differences in language, customs and manners – and calls into questions even the most basic assumptions of human conduct.

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Photos: Samrat Chakrabarti and Sanjiv Jhaveri’s “Bakwas Bumbug” at The Wild Project in NY

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 27 June 2011

Opening night for the cast and creative team of Bakwas Bumbug at The Wild Project in the East Village on June 22, 2011. (L-R) front row- Rehana Lew Mirza, Rohi Mirza Pandya, Lipica Shah, J. Kaitlin Becker, Roopa Mahadevan; back row Shiv, Nick Choksi, Kiarri D. Andrews, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Ryan Kim, Christian Carter, Andrew Guilarte and Samrat Chakrabarti. Photo by Lia Chang

Last night, I got a taste of Christmas in June, Desi style, at The Wild Project in the East Village, where Bakwas Bumbug, an electrifying musical reinvention of A Christmas Carol, told thru the looking glass of NYC Immigrants and Hyphenated America, composed by Samrat Chakrabarti and featuring a book and lyrics by Sanjiv Jhaveri and Samrat Chakrabarti, is being presented as a 70 minute workshop production through June 26, 2011.

Sanjiv Jhaveri and Samrat Chakrabarti, co-creators and co-directors of Bakwas Bumbug at The Wild Project in the East Village after the opening night performance on June 22, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

Presented by Desipina and Co. (Rehana Lew Mirza, Artistic Director & Rohi Mirza Pandya, Producing Director), Samrat Chakrabarti and Sanjiv Jhaveri’s Bakwas Bumbug is a delicious treat, poignant, touching, and laugh out loud funny.

Bakwas Bumbug cast with co-creator and co-director Sanjiv Jhaveri in rehearsal at DANY Studios in New York on 6/16/11. © 2011 Lia Chang

Bakwas Bumbug , the first Indian American full length musical written, composed & performed by the Diaspora, has a...

My portrait of “New York actor Thom Sesma’s Makeup Transformation into Scar in The Lion King” on view in HHC’s New York City: IN FOCUS, Vol. 2 Photo Exhibition through 7/14

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 27 June 2011

Lia Chang poses in front of her portrait of Thom Sesma's Makeup Transformation as Scar in Disney's The Lion King, at HHC’s New York City: IN FOCUS, Vol. 2 Photo Exhibit opening reception at Bellevue Hospital on June 23, 2011. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

My portrait of “New York actor Thom Sesma’s Makeup Transformation into Scar in The Lion King” is featured in New York City: IN FOCUS, Vol. 2, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Art Collection Photographic Exhibition, currently on view in the main lobby/atrium of Bellevue Hospital Center, 462 First Avenue in New York through July 14, 2011.

New York City: IN FOCUS, Vol. 2, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Art Collection Photographic Exhibition on view in the main lobby/atrium of Bellevue Hospital Center, 462 First Avenue in New York through July 14, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang

Celebrating over seventy-five years of having public art in hospitals, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Art Collection proudly presents their traveling photographic exhibition, New York City: IN FOCUS, Vol. 2. This exhibition is a modern take on the 1950’s photographic exhibit, Family of Man. The exhibit features a collection of black and white, color, and digital prints that focus on different aspects of iconic imagery; architecture, landscape, culture, and people through-out the five boroughs and snapshots of the NYC experience.

New York City: IN FOCUS, Vol. 2, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Art...

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rose Hemingway and John Larroquette at Lord & Taylor for Windows Unveiling

Posted by Lia Chang on Monday, 27 June 2011

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rose Hemingway and Tony winner John Larroquette with Rich Weiner, Regional Vice President of Stores for Lord & Taylor, at the unveiling of the Lord & Taylor Flagship Store Fifth Avenue windows filled with fashions inspired by their hit Broadway revival, on Thursday, June 23, 2011 in New York. Photo by Lia Chang/Lord & Taylor

 

Daniel Radcliffe made a special appearance at the Lord & Taylor Fifth Ave Store for the unveiling of the "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" Musical themed windows on June 23, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang/Lord & Taylor


How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rose Hemingway and Tony winner John Larroquette were greeted by Rich Weiner, Regional Vice President of Stores for Lord & Taylor, as they stepped out on Fifth Ave on June 23, 2011, for the unveiling of the Lord & Taylor Flagship Store Fifth Avenue windows filled with fashions inspired by their successful Broadway revival.

On the day of the unveiling, the first 75 customers to spend $300 or more in cosmetics received vouchers for a pair of tickets to the show. Customers spending $75 in the cosmetic/fragrance department also received a CD of the 2011 Broadway Revival Cast Recording of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Lord & Taylor Flagship Store Fifth Avenue windows filled with fashions inspired by the Broadway Revival “How To Succeed in Business Without...

Photos: Playwright David Henry Hwang in rehearsal at the Goodman Theatre for World Premiere of Chinglish

Posted by Lia Chang on Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Playwright David Henry Hwang during a rehearsal for the world premiere of his new play Chinglish, directed by Leigh Silverman, in the Healy Rehearsal room at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. © 2011 Lia Chang

Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) is having a banner summer in Chicago, where three of his plays are being produced.

Playwright David Henry Hwang adds new pages to his script during a rehearsal for Chinglish in the Healy Room of the Goodman Theatre in Chicago on June 5, 2011. © 2011 Lia Chang

From June 14-July 17, the Silk Road Theatre Project is presenting the Chicago premiere of Hwang’s semi-autobiographical Yellow Face, directed by Steve Scott at The Historic Chicago Temple Building in collaboration with the Goodman Theatre; from June 18-July 24, the Goodman Theatre is presenting the world premiere of Hwang’s Chinglish, a razor-sharp new comedy about the challenges of doing business in a culture worlds apart from our own, directed by Leigh Silverman in the Albert Theatre; and from August 11-September 4, the Halcyon Theatre is presenting Hwang’s Family Devotions, a comedy where chaos ensues when three generations of an Asian-American family welcome their patriarch from Communist China, directed by Jennifer Adams at the Greenhouse Theater Center.

Playwright David Henry Hwang and director Leigh Silverman discussing script changes during a rehearsal for Chinglish in the Healy Room of the Goodman Theatre in...

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