On Sunday night, Iris Productions and Broadway Barkada presented the CRAZY FIERCE ASIANS concert at The Green Room 42 in New York.
The concert is the latest exciting chapter of the YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK series which began earlier last year in celebration of the rich cultural diversity of New York City.
BROADWAY BARKADA, co-founded by Liz Casasola, Billy Bustamante, and Brian Jose in the fall of 2009, is an organization dedicated to bringing more Filipino artists to the forefront of performance and visibility. 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. www.broadwaybarkada.com
The evening was hosted by Broadway Barkada co-founder Billy Bustamante, who also performed with Barkada co-founder Brian Jose and members Carol Angeli, Michelle Cabinian and Jim Diego.
Also on the bill – Be More Chill‘s Troy Iwata, New Jersey Drag Queen Lady Celestina, Napat Mingkwanyuen, Jenna Lea Scott, Rose Van Dyne and Christae Chandini Evanson, Lianah Sta Ana, EJ Zimmerman and comedienne Jes Tom. Scroll down for coverage of the night.
Check out the artists and the evening’s set list below:
Napat Mingkwanyuen – “Do You Remember” by Pasek & Paul
Lady Celestina- “No Way” from the musical Six
Jenna Lea Scott- “Times Like This” from Lucky Stiff
Rose Van Dyne/Christae Chandini Evanson “Dark I Know Well” from Spring Awakening
Lianah Sta. Ana- “Satisfied” from Hamilton
Jes Tom- Stand Up Comedy Set
Troy Iwata- “Better Version Of You”
Billy Bustamante- “Your Texas” from Giant
EJ Zimmerman- “Bird Set Free” by Sia
Broadway Barkada members Billy Bustamante, Jim Diego, Carol Angeli, Brian Jose, Michelle Cabinian – “Wait ‘Til You See What’s Next” by Jason Robert Brown
Ted Arthur served as Music Director with Steven Tran on Piano, Laura Dadap Gilmartin on Bass, Shinya Miyamoto on Drums and Michi Egger on Guitar.
Iris Productions is a community of working artists who prioritize diversity and inclusivity in the projects they create and commercially produce. A company dedicated to exploring where arts and media intersect and interact. Monthly Programming: “Incubate” – a community of artist/producers who come together bi-monthly to advance their passion projects, learn real-world producing skills, and connect with top-tier professionals in our field. “Interactive” – a free, casual networking event to introduce new creatives to the New York Theatre Market. www.iris.productions @IrisProdNYC
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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