Viva Broadway is presenting a special Hispanic Heritage Month celebration concert series hosted by Broadway actress and singer Ana Villafañe, known for her role as Gloria Estefan in On Your Feet! The Musical – The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan and NBC’s “Sunnyside” and “New Amsterdam.” The cabaret style concert series titled “El Conjunto” will take place at the W Living Room Times Square (W Hotel, 1567 Broadway) on Sunday, September 15; Sunday, September 29; and Sunday, October 13. Doors will open at 6 PM and all performances will begin at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 and $20. For ticket info, click here.
The series will include special guest performances and some surprise appearances with musical direction by Justin Ramos. Performing at the September 15th concert will be: Dyllón Burnside (“Pose”), Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Hadestown), Ana Isabelle (West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg) and Isabelle McCalla (The Prom). More Broadway stars to be announced shortly. Performers are subject to change.
Viva Broadway is the Broadway League’s audience development partnership with the Hispanic community to help bridge the world of Broadway with Latino audiences around the country. The long-term initiative aims to increase awareness about Broadway while culturally enriching lives, bringing families together, and building new careers in the theatre.
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 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.