Cyn Casasola, Don Mike Mendoza, Emy Coligado, Brian Jose, Audri Dalio, Liz Casasola and Billy Bustamante, not pictured: Bennyroyce Royon. Photo by Lia Chang

BROADWAY BARKADA presents Balikbayan: A DC Homecoming Concert on December 17 at Bistro Bistro in Washington, DC.

Broadway Barkada holiday party at The Bari in New York on December 11, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang
Broadway Barkada holiday party at The Bari in New York on December 11, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang

More than 40 Broadway Barkada members attended a performance of Hansol Jung’s Wild Goose Dreams at The Public Theater on December 11 to support New York Barkada member Jaygee Macapugay and the rest of her cast mates Dan Domingues, Lulu Fall, Kenyl Ito, Francis Jue, Peter Kim, Michelle Krusiec, Joél Pérez, Jamar Williams and Katrina Yaukey.

Jon Jon Briones with WILD GOOSE DREAMS cast members Jaygee Macapugay and Frances Jue. Photo by Lia Chang
Jon Jon Briones with WILD GOOSE DREAMS cast members Jaygee Macapugay and Frances Jue. Photo by Lia Chang

After the show, we headed next door to The Bari for Broadway Barkada’s holiday party.

WILD GOOSE DREAMS cast members Kendyl Ito, Jaygee Macapugay, Dan Domingues and Lulu Fall. Photo by Lia Chang
WILD GOOSE DREAMS cast members Kendyl Ito, Jaygee Macapugay, Dan Domingues and Lulu Fall. Photo by Lia Chang

Broadway Barkada’s co-founders Liz Casasola, Billy Bustamante, and Brian Jose chatted about Balikbayan: A DC Homecoming Concert, which will be presented one night only, Monday, December 17th at 7:30PM at Bistro Bistro in Washington, DC. Bistro Bistro is located at 1727 Connecticut Avenue N.W. , Washington D.C.

Broadway Barkada co-founders Brian Jose, Liz Casasola and Billy Bustamante. Photo by Lia Chang
Broadway Barkada co-founders Brian Jose, Liz Casasola and Billy Bustamante. Photo by Lia Chang

Celebrating Philippine Independence Day, the concert includes cast members of the US Tour Company of Miss Saigon, artists on Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as local Washington, DC Filipino artists. Broadway Barkada will be producing the concert in partnership with La Ti Do Productions.

Billy Bustamante. Photo by Lia Chang
Billy Bustamante. Photo by Lia Chang

The show will be directed by Broadway Barkada co-founder, Billy Bustamante with musical direction/arrangements by Paige Rammelkamp.
The performers comprise three different contingencies of artists:
New York Barkada members Billy Bustamante, Cyn Casasola, Liz Casasola, Emy Coligado, Audri Dalio, Brian Jose, Bennyroyce Royon; Miss Saigon cast members Eric Badique, Christine Bunuan, Eymard Cabling, Joven Calloway, Red Concepcion, Jonelle Margallo, Julius Sermonia; and local DC talent Matthew Aninzo, Lumi Bustamante, Krystle Cruz, Russwin Francisco, Sally Horton, Jordan Moral, Justine Moral, Don Mike Mendoza and Michael Santos Sandoval. 

Cyn Casasola, Don Mike Mendoza, Emy Coligado, Brian Jose, Audri Dalio, Liz Casasola and Billy Bustamante, not pictured: Bennyroyce Royon. Photo by Lia Chang
Cyn Casasola, Don Mike Mendoza, Emy Coligado, Brian Jose, Audri Dalio, Liz Casasola and Billy Bustamante, not pictured: Bennyroyce Royon. Photo by Lia Chang

Part of the proceeds from Balikbayan: A Homecoming Concert will be donated to The Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project.

Liz Casasola, Lia Chang and Jaygee Macapugay. Photo by Garth Kravits
Liz Casasola, Lia Chang and Jaygee Macapugay. Photo by Garth Kravits

Tickets now available at: dcbarkada.eventbrite.com

BROADWAY BARKADA was co-founded by Liz Casasola, Billy Bustamante, and Brian Jose in the fall of 2009. They are a collective of professional artists whose mission is to provide a community for the Filipino artist, that CULTIVATES their talents, EDUCATES their audiences, and ELEVATES their global impact.

Liz Casasola, Emy Coligado, Ernabel Demillo, Monette Rivera, Renee Abulario and Joanne Javien. Photo by Lia Chang
Liz Casasola, Emy Coligado, Ernabel Demillo, Monette Rivera, Renee Abulario and Joanne Javien. Photo by Lia Chang

La Ti Do’s strives to be a premier community of cultural and artistic diversity and inclusion through music and spoken word collaboration.

Jose Llana, Billy Bustamante and Aaron J. Albano. Photo by Lia Chang
Jose Llana, Billy Bustamante and Aaron J. Albano. Photo by Lia Chang

Filipino Veterans and Education Project (FilVets) is a nonpartisan, community-based, all-volunteer national initiative whose mission is to raise awareness through academic research and public information and obtain national recognition of Filipino and Filipino-American WWII Soldiers across the United States and Philippines for their wartime service to the U.S. and the Philippines from July 1941 to December 1946.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. 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. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. 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 and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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