On Friday, May 28th at 8pm EST, cast members of the award-winning 1993 film The Joy Luck Club, directed by Wayne Wang, will reunite on “Stars In The House” in honor of AAPI Heritage Month.
Based on the bestselling book by Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club featuring a formidable group of actresses telling the saga of two generations of Asian-American women, was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress this year.
Author/Screenwriter Amy Tan, and actresses Kieu Chinh (Suyuan), France Nuyen (Ying-Ying), Ming-Na Wen (June), Lauren Tom (Lena), and Rosalind Chao (Rose) will come together to reminisce about their time working on this groundbreaking project. The novel itself remained on the New York Times bestseller list for seven months, and the film adaptation was the first in Hollywood with a majority Asian American cast.
Its impact is still felt in the Asian American community and the cast will discuss what it was, and is, like to be a part of that.
The cast of “The Joy Luck Club” joins the incredible lineup of casts and talent that Seth and James have brought together to sing, share stories, and raise money to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic; including “ER,” “The West Wing,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “Night at the Museum,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Thirtysomething,” “Little House On The Prairie,” “Knots Landing,” “Melrose Place,” “Frasier,” “Family Ties,” “The Waltons,” “Glee,” “30 Rock,” “Desperate Housewives,” “SCTV,” “White Collar,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Taxi,” “Fame,” and “Star Trek: Voyager;” plus iconic Broadway favorites “Spring Awakening,” “Rent,” “A Chorus Line,” “Mamma Mia,” “Les Misérables,” “Annie,” “Godspell,” “Urinetown,” “Fun Home,” “The Prom,” “Anastasia,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” and “The Full Monty.” Jason Alexander, Wayne Brady, Lisa Kudrow, Ben Stiller, Chita Rivera, Kristin Chenoweth, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond, Keala Settle, Randy Rainbow, Judith Light, Alex Newell, Leslie Uggams, Audra McDonald and Will Swenson, Peyton List, Patrick Wilson, Vanessa Williams, and Billy Porter are just some of the luminaries who have visited “Stars In The House” since the first show on March 16th. And often Seth and James remind their guests how important it is to keep in touch with loved ones during this social distancing and suddenly a surprise guest will pop up like Jon Hamm, Eric McCormack, John Lithgow, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Jessie Mueller, Iain Armitage, Rosie O’Donnell and Andrew Lloyd Webber!
As the creators and executive producers of “Stars In The House,” Seth and James bring a masterful combination of music, storytelling and community to each episode, ensuring that the show goes on in viewers’ homes even while performance venues across the world are closed.
“Stars In The House” airs new episodes Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8PM ET on its YouTube channel and starsinthehouse.com.
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Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, award-winning filmmaker 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. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young (2021 DisOrient Film Audience Award for Best Short Narrative). She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.