Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly Star in THE KING AND I at The Bushnell’s Mortensen Hall in Hartford, May 30 – June 4

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Jose Llana (King of Siam) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) are leading the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Tony Award winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, produced by Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC. Llana starred in the recent revival at Lincoln Center Theater.

Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

The cast features Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang, Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.

Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

From May 30 – June 4, The King and I will play at The Bushnell’s Mortensen Hall, 166 Capital Ave, Hartford, CT.

Hartford performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $36.50.

Tickets are available online at bushnell.org, by phone at 860-987-5900 or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Photo by @kspimages
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Photo by @kspimages

Multi-week and single week engagements will continue throughout the 2017 touring season and beyond. Check out the complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com.

Jose Llana, Laura Michelle Kelly and director Bartlett Sher. Photo by KSP Images
Jose Llana, Laura Michelle Kelly and director Bartlett Sher. Photo by KSP Images

Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical.

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the PiazzaTHE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The ensemble includes Heather Botts, LaMae Caparas, Andrew Cheng, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Daniel Johnson, Nicole Ferguson, Marie Gutierrez, Mindy Lai, Darren Lee, Q Lim, Stephanie Lo, Michael Lomeka, Nobutaka Mochimaru, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Yuki Ozeki, Marcus Shane, Sam Simahk, Michiko Takemasa, Jeoffrey Watson and Kelli Youngman, with Kayla Amistad, Jaden Amistad, Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza, Rylie Sickles, Rhyees Stump, Noah Toledo and CJ Uy as the Royal Children.

What the critics are saying:

“’King and I’ reminds us why musicals exist” STAR TRIBUNE

“’The King and I’ is a royal delight.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

“Exceptional cast. This production is a joy.” LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Nothing is less than outstanding – not one second.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” TERRY TEACHOUT, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“A landmark production and a shot of purest rapture. I never wanted it to end.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“An astonishing achievement. Too beautiful to miss!” NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“If Rodgers and Hammerstein had dreamed up a dream cast for their classic 19th-century musical, it would be the ensemble that opened the national tour this week at the Providence Performing Arts Center.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna and the Royal Children of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna and the Royal Children of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

For more information including the 2017 touring schedule, please visit www.thekinganditour.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Laura Michelle Kelly, Baylen Thomas and Graham Montgomery in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly, Baylen Thomas and Graham Montgomery in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

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Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Check out THE KING AND I in a city near you:

  • Durham, NC
    Durham Performing Arts Center
    06/06/17 – 06/11/17
  • Chicago, IL
    Oriental Theatre
    06/14/17 – 07/09/17
  • Charlotte, NC
    Blumenthal
    07/11/17 – 07/16/17
  • Washington, DC
    Kennedy Center Opera House
    07/18/17 – 08/20/17
  • Greenville, SC
    Peace Center
    08/22/17 – 08/27/17
  • Orlando, FL
    Dr. Phillips Center
    09/12/17 – 09/17/17
  • Memphis, TN
    Orpheum
    09/19/17 – 09/24/17
  • Fayetteville, AR
    Walton Arts Center
    10/03/17 – 10/08/17
  • Atlanta, GA
    The Fox
    09/26/17 – 10/17/17
  • San Antonio, TX
    Majestic
    10/17/17 – 10/22/17
  • Las Vegas, NV
    The Smith Center
    10/25/17 – 10/29/17
  • New Orleans, LA
    Saenger
    11/14/17 – 11/19/17
  • Austin, TX
    Bass Concert Hall
    12/12/17 – 12/17/17
  • Denver, CO
    Denver Center
    01/02/18 – 01/14/18
  • Appleton, WI
    Fox Cities PAC
    01/23/18 – 01/28/18
  • Costa Mesa, CA
    Saegerstrom Hall
    02/27/18 – 03/11/18
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Aronoff
    04/10/18 – 04/22/18
  • Columbus, OH
    Ohio Theatre
    04/24/18 – 04/29/18
  • Schenectady, NY
    Proctors
    05/01/18 – 05/06/18
  • Grand Rapids, MI
    Broadway in Grand Rapids
    06/05/18 – 06/10/18
  • San Diego, CA
    Civic Center
    06/25/18 – 07/01/18
  • Toronto, ON
    Princess of Wales Theatre
    07/10/18 – 08/12/18
  • Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.
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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Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly Star in THE KING AND I at The Arsht Center in Miami through May 14

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Jose Llana (King of Siam) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) are leading the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Tony Award winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, produced by Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC. Llana starred in the recent revival at Lincoln Center Theater.

Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

The cast features Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang, Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.

Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

From May 9 – 14th, The King and I will play the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132.  To purchase tickets, visit arshtcenter.org, call 305.949.6722 or visit Arsht Center Box Office.

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Photo by @kspimages
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Photo by @kspimages

Multi-week and single week engagements will continue throughout the 2017 touring season and beyond. Check out the complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com.

Jose Llana, Laura Michelle Kelly and director Bartlett Sher. Photo by KSP Images
Jose Llana, Laura Michelle Kelly and director Bartlett Sher. Photo by KSP Images

Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical.

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the PiazzaTHE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The ensemble includes Heather Botts, LaMae Caparas, Andrew Cheng, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Daniel Johnson, Nicole Ferguson, Marie Gutierrez, Mindy Lai, Darren Lee, Q Lim, Stephanie Lo, Michael Lomeka, Nobutaka Mochimaru, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Yuki Ozeki, Marcus Shane, Sam Simahk, Michiko Takemasa, Jeoffrey Watson and Kelli Youngman, with Kayla Amistad, Jaden Amistad, Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza, Rylie Sickles, Rhyees Stump, Noah Toledo and CJ Uy as the Royal Children.

What the critics are saying:

“’King and I’ reminds us why musicals exist” STAR TRIBUNE

“’The King and I’ is a royal delight.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

“Exceptional cast. This production is a joy.” LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Nothing is less than outstanding – not one second.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” TERRY TEACHOUT, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“A landmark production and a shot of purest rapture. I never wanted it to end.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“An astonishing achievement. Too beautiful to miss!” NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“If Rodgers and Hammerstein had dreamed up a dream cast for their classic 19th-century musical, it would be the ensemble that opened the national tour this week at the Providence Performing Arts Center.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna and the Royal Children of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna and the Royal Children of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

For more information including the 2017 touring schedule, please visit www.thekinganditour.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Laura Michelle Kelly, Baylen Thomas and Graham Montgomery in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly, Baylen Thomas and Graham Montgomery in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

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Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Check out THE KING AND I in a city near you:

  • Hartford, CT
    The Bushnell
    05/30/17 – 06/04/17
  • Durham, NC
    Durham Performing Arts Center
    06/06/17 – 06/11/17
  • Chicago, IL
    Oriental Theatre
    06/14/17 – 07/09/17
  • Charlotte, NC
    Blumenthal
    07/11/17 – 07/16/17
  • Washington, DC
    Kennedy Center Opera House
    07/18/17 – 08/20/17
  • Greenville, SC
    Peace Center
    08/22/17 – 08/27/17
  • Orlando, FL
    Dr. Phillips Center
    09/12/17 – 09/17/17
  • Memphis, TN
    Orpheum
    09/19/17 – 09/24/17
  • Fayetteville, AR
    Walton Arts Center
    10/03/17 – 10/08/17
  • Atlanta, GA
    The Fox
    09/26/17 – 10/17/17
  • San Antonio, TX
    Majestic
    10/17/17 – 10/22/17
  • Las Vegas, NV
    The Smith Center
    10/25/17 – 10/29/17
  • New Orleans, LA
    Saenger
    11/14/17 – 11/19/17
  • Austin, TX
    Bass Concert Hall
    12/12/17 – 12/17/17
  • Denver, CO
    Denver Center
    01/02/18 – 01/14/18
  • Appleton, WI
    Fox Cities PAC
    01/23/18 – 01/28/18
  • Costa Mesa, CA
    Saegerstrom Hall
    02/27/18 – 03/11/18
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Aronoff
    04/10/18 – 04/22/18
  • Columbus, OH
    Ohio Theatre
    04/24/18 – 04/29/18
  • Schenectady, NY
    Proctors
    05/01/18 – 05/06/18
  • Grand Rapids, MI
    Broadway in Grand Rapids
    06/05/18 – 06/10/18
  • San Diego, CA
    Civic Center
    06/25/18 – 07/01/18
  • Toronto, ON
    Princess of Wales Theatre
    07/10/18 – 08/12/18
  • Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.
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.

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly Lead THE KING AND I at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, April 26-30

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Photo by @kspimages
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Photo by @kspimages

Jose Llana (King of Siam) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) are leading the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Tony Award winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, produced by Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC. Llana starred in the recent revival at Lincoln Center Theater.

Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

The cast features Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang, Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.

Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha in THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

From April 26th – 30th, The King and I will play the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers, FL.  33919.

Tickets are $33-$102.

For more information, call 481-4849 or visit bbmannpah.com.

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Multi-week and single week engagements will continue throughout the 2017 touring season and beyond. Check out the complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com.

Jose Llana, Laura Michelle Kelly and director Bartlett Sher. Photo by KSP Images
Jose Llana, Laura Michelle Kelly and director Bartlett Sher. Photo by KSP Images

Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical.

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the PiazzaTHE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The ensemble includes Heather Botts, LaMae Caparas, Andrew Cheng, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Daniel Johnson, Nicole Ferguson, Marie Gutierrez, Mindy Lai, Darren Lee, Q Lim, Stephanie Lo, Michael Lomeka, Nobutaka Mochimaru, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Yuki Ozeki, Marcus Shane, Sam Simahk, Michiko Takemasa, Jeoffrey Watson and Kelli Youngman, with Kayla Amistad, Jaden Amistad, Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza, Rylie Sickles, Rhyees Stump, Noah Toledo and CJ Uy as the Royal Children.

What the critics are saying:

“’King and I’ reminds us why musicals exist” STAR TRIBUNE

“’The King and I’ is a royal delight.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

“Exceptional cast. This production is a joy.” LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Nothing is less than outstanding – not one second.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” TERRY TEACHOUT, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“A landmark production and a shot of purest rapture. I never wanted it to end.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“An astonishing achievement. Too beautiful to miss!” NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“If Rodgers and Hammerstein had dreamed up a dream cast for their classic 19th-century musical, it would be the ensemble that opened the national tour this week at the Providence Performing Arts Center.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna and the Royal Children of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna and the Royal Children of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

For more information including the 2017 touring schedule, please visit www.thekinganditour.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Laura Michelle Kelly, Baylen Thomas and Graham Montgomery in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly, Baylen Thomas and Graham Montgomery in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

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Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Check out THE KING AND I in a city near you:

  • Tampa, FL
    Straz Center
    05/02/17 – 05/07/17
  • Miami, FL
    Arsht Center
    05/09/17 – 05/14/17
  • Hartford, CT
    The Bushnell
    05/30/17 – 06/04/17
  • Durham, NC
    Durham Performing Arts Center
    06/06/17 – 06/11/17
  • Chicago, IL
    Oriental Theatre
    06/14/17 – 07/09/17
  • Charlotte, NC
    Blumenthal
    07/11/17 – 07/16/17
  • Washington, DC
    Kennedy Center Opera House
    07/18/17 – 08/20/17
  • Greenville, SC
    Peace Center
    08/22/17 – 08/27/17
  • Orlando, FL
    Dr. Phillips Center
    09/12/17 – 09/17/17
  • Memphis, TN
    Orpheum
    09/19/17 – 09/24/17
  • Fayetteville, AR
    Walton Arts Center
    10/03/17 – 10/08/17
  • Atlanta, GA
    The Fox
    09/26/17 – 10/17/17
  • San Antonio, TX
    Majestic
    10/17/17 – 10/22/17
  • Las Vegas, NV
    The Smith Center
    10/25/17 – 10/29/17
  • New Orleans, LA
    Saenger
    11/14/17 – 11/19/17
  • Austin, TX
    Bass Concert Hall
    12/12/17 – 12/17/17
  • Denver, CO
    Denver Center
    01/02/18 – 01/14/18
  • Appleton, WI
    Fox Cities PAC
    01/23/18 – 01/28/18
  • Costa Mesa, CA
    Saegerstrom Hall
    02/27/18 – 03/11/18
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Aronoff
    04/10/18 – 04/22/18
  • Columbus, OH
    Ohio Theatre
    04/24/18 – 04/29/18
  • Schenectady, NY
    Proctors
    05/01/18 – 05/06/18
  • Grand Rapids, MI
    Broadway in Grand Rapids
    06/05/18 – 06/10/18
  • San Diego, CA
    Civic Center
    06/25/18 – 07/01/18
  • Toronto, ON
    Princess of Wales Theatre
    07/10/18 – 08/12/18
  • Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.
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.

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly Lead THE KING AND I at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts through April 2; at Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, April 4-9

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Photo by @kspimages
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Photo by @kspimages
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana. Photo by @kspimages

Jose Llana (King of Siam) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) are leading the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Tony Award winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, produced by Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC. Llana starred in the recent revival at Lincoln Center Theater.

Manna Nichols, Jose Llana and Joan Almedilla. Photo by KSP Images
Manna Nichols, Jose Llana and Joan Almedilla. Photo by KSP Images
Kavin Panmeechao and Manna Nichols. Photo by KSP Images
Kavin Panmeechao and Manna Nichols. Photo by KSP Images

The cast features Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang, Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.

The touring company is now at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA through April 2nd.

From April 4th-9th, The King and I will play the Benedum Center, 7th Street and Penn Ave in Pittsburgh PA 15222

Find tickets: http://thekinganditour.com/tickets/

Multi-week and single week engagements will continue throughout the 2017 touring season and beyond. Check out the complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com.

Jose Llana, Laura Michelle Kelly and director Bartlett Sher. Photo by KSP Images
Jose Llana, Laura Michelle Kelly and director Bartlett Sher. Photo by KSP Images
Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly. Photo by KSP Images
Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly. Photo by KSP Images

Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I directed by Tony Award® Winner Bartlett Sher won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical.

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from South Pacific and The Light in the PiazzaTHE KING AND I features sets by Michael Yeargan; costumes by Catherine Zuber; lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The ensemble includes Heather Botts, LaMae Caparas, Andrew Cheng, Michelle Liu Coughlin, Daniel Johnson, Nicole Ferguson, Marie Gutierrez, Mindy Lai, Darren Lee, Q Lim, Stephanie Lo, Michael Lomeka, Nobutaka Mochimaru, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Yuki Ozeki, Marcus Shane, Sam Simahk, Michiko Takemasa, Jeoffrey Watson and Kelli Youngman, with Kayla Amistad, Jaden Amistad, Adriana Braganza, Amaya Braganza, Rylie Sickles, Rhyees Stump, Noah Toledo and CJ Uy as the Royal Children.

What the critics are saying:

“’King and I’ reminds us why musicals exist” STAR TRIBUNE

“’The King and I’ is a royal delight.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

“Exceptional cast. This production is a joy.” LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Nothing is less than outstanding – not one second.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” TERRY TEACHOUT, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“A landmark production and a shot of purest rapture. I never wanted it to end.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“An astonishing achievement. Too beautiful to miss!” NEW YORK MAGAZINE

“If Rodgers and Hammerstein had dreamed up a dream cast for their classic 19th-century musical, it would be the ensemble that opened the national tour this week at the Providence Performing Arts Center.” PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Director Bartlett Sher and the women of THE KING AND I. Photo by KSP Images
Director Bartlett Sher and the women of THE KING AND I. Photo by KSP Images
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana with the children of THE KING AND I. Photo by KSP Images
Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana with the children of THE KING AND I. Photo by KSP Images
Laura Michelle Kelly and the cast of THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Laura Michelle Kelly and the cast of THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

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For more information including the 2017 touring schedule, please visit www.thekinganditour.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Jose Llana as The King in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Check out THE KING AND I in a city near you

  • Philadelphia, PA
    Academy of Music
    03/22/17 – 04/02/17
  • Pittsburgh, PA
    Benedum
    04/04/17 – 04/09/17
  • Boston, MA
    Opera House
    04/11/17 – 04/23/17
  • Fort Myers, FL
    Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
    04/26/17 – 04/30/17
  • Tampa, FL
    Straz Center
    05/02/17 – 05/07/17
  • Miami, FL
    Arsht Center
    05/09/17 – 05/14/17
  • Hartford, CT
    The Bushnell
    05/30/17 – 06/04/17
  • Durham, NC
    Durham Performing Arts Center
    06/06/17 – 06/11/17
  • Chicago, IL
    Oriental Theatre
    06/14/17 – 07/09/17
  • Charlotte, NC
    Blumenthal
    07/11/17 – 07/16/17
  • Washington, DC
    Kennedy Center Opera House
    07/18/17 – 08/20/17
  • Greenville, SC
    Peace Center
    08/22/17 – 08/27/17
  • Orlando, FL
    Dr. Phillips Center
    09/12/17 – 09/17/17
  • Memphis, TN
    Orpheum
    09/19/17 – 09/24/17
  • Fayetteville, AR
    Walton Arts Center
    10/03/17 – 10/08/17
  • Atlanta, GA
    The Fox
    09/26/17 – 10/17/17
  • San Antonio, TX
    Majestic
    10/17/17 – 10/22/17
  • Las Vegas, NV
    The Smith Center
    10/25/17 – 10/29/17
  • New Orleans, LA
    Saenger
    11/14/17 – 11/19/17
  • Austin, TX
    Bass Concert Hall
    12/12/17 – 12/17/17
  • Denver, CO
    Denver Center
    01/02/18 – 01/14/18
  • Appleton, WI
    Fox Cities PAC
    01/23/18 – 01/28/18
  • Costa Mesa, CA
    Saegerstrom Hall
    02/27/18 – 03/11/18
  • Cincinnati, OH
    Aronoff
    04/10/18 – 04/22/18
  • Columbus, OH
    Ohio Theatre
    04/24/18 – 04/29/18
  • Schenectady, NY
    Proctors
    05/01/18 – 05/06/18
  • Grand Rapids, MI
    Broadway in Grand Rapids
    06/05/18 – 06/10/18
  • San Diego, CA
    Civic Center
    06/25/18 – 07/01/18
  • Toronto, ON
    Princess of Wales Theatre
    07/10/18 – 08/12/18
  • Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.
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.

ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, Is Back In Canadian Cinemas on February 19

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and company. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung, Michael K. Lee and company. Photo by Matthew Murphy

After a hugely successful North-American premiere, Cineplex Events brings George Takei’s (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”) Broadway musical Allegiance back to Canadian theatres for an encore on Sunday, February 19 at 6:30p.m. local time. This date is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, known as the Day of Remembrance, which marked the beginning of the forced relocation and internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII.

The cast of ALLEGIANCE at their first preview curtain call at the Longacre Theatre in New York on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
The cast of ALLEGIANCE at their first preview curtain call at the Longacre Theatre in New York on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang

Tickets are now on sale for “George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen” can be purchased online by visiting Cineplex.com/Events or at participating theatre box offices. A complete list of theatre locations will be available via the Cineplex Events website (theatres and participants are subject to change). For more information about Allegiance, and direct links to all participating theatres please visit www.AllegianceMusical.com/ movie.

“George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen” will begin with an exclusive introduction from Takei and immediately move into the musical’s presentation. After the feature, audiences will also be treated to behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with George Takei and the rest of the cast and creative team.

Participating Theatres:
· Toronto – Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP
· Vancouver – The Park Theatre
· Halifax – Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
· Ottawa – Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
· Calgary – Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas

For showtimes visit Cineplex.com/Events

George Takei. Photo by Lia Chang
George Takei. Photo by Lia Chang

“At a time when echoes of the interment ring once again far too loud in our political discourse, there’s never been a better moment for the story of Allegiance to find new audiences,” said star Takei. “It is a true testament to the power and the relevance of this story that so many people attended its premiere in December, and it is only appropriate that even more people will be able to witness it on such an important day as February 19, 2017. The Day of Remembrance is a day of commemoration, of reflection, and of learning, and I hope Allegiance can play an important role in its celebration, this year, and for many years to come.”

Katie Rose Clarke, George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung attend the ALLEGIANCE live performance and CD Signing at Barnes and Noble in New York on Feb. 5, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang
Katie Rose Clarke, George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung attend the ALLEGIANCE live performance and CD Signing at Barnes and Noble in New York on Feb. 5, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Allegiance illuminates one of American history’s lesser known chapters as it tells the story of Sam Kimura (Takei), transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self (Telly Leung, Intransit, Godspell, “Glee”) and his sister Kei (Tony Award®-winner Lea Salonga, Miss Saigon, Mulan) fought to stay connected to their heritage, their family and themselves after Japanese Americans were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II.  An important story told with great resonance and intimacy, Allegiance explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere and the overwhelming power of forgiveness and, most especially, love.

Stafford Arima and Lorenzo Thione. Photo by Lia Chang
Stafford Arima and Lorenzo Thione. Photo by Lia Chang

“The response from the audience who attended the premiere has been overwhelming. While its Broadway run may have been cut short, the story of Allegiance truly speaks to audiences everywhere and we are honored that its legacy continues, through this encore with Fathom Events and beyond,” said Allegiance producer Lorenzo Thione. “Moreover, we are truly excited that the story, music and message of Allegiance will expand its reach to more people, cities, and even countries, continuing to move, educate and inspire, truly fulfilling George’s legacy.”

George Takei, Lorenzo Thione, Jay Kuo and Marc Acito celebrate the release of the ALLEGIANCE Original Cast recording at the Barnes and Noble CD Signing event in New York on Feb. 5, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Allegiance has a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Kuo. Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima directed in his Broadway debut. Andrew Palermo served as choreographer.

The cast of 'Allegiance'. Photo by Matthew Murphy

The original Broadway cast comprised Takei as Sam Kimura/Ojii San, Salonga as Kei Kimura, Leung as Sammy Kimura,  Katie Rose Clarke as Hannah Campbell, Michael K. Lee as Frankie Suzuki, Christopheren Nomura as Tatsuo Kimura and Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka with Aaron J. Albano, Belinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Manna Nichols, Rumi Oyama, Catherine Ricafort, Momoko Sugai, Sam Tanabe, Kevin Munhall, Elena Wang, Scott Watanabe and Tony winner Scott Wise.

The cast of ALLEGIANCE. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Allegiance had its world premiere in a record-breaking engagement at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 2012. It is produced by Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA.

Allegiance officially opened on Broadway November 8, 2015, following previews that began October 6 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre. As of closing, the production played 37 previews and 113 regular performances.

Day of Remembrance: George Takei’s ALLEGIANCE Set for Encore Screening on February 19

After an unprecedented cinematic premiere resulting in the highest-grossing one-night Broadway musical event to date for Fathom Events, George Takei’s (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”) Broadway musical Allegiance returns to cinemas nationwide for an encore on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. local time. This date is the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, known as the Day of Remembrance, which marked the beginning of the forced relocation and internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII.

Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung , Michael K. Lee and company. Photo by Matthew Murphy
Lea Salonga, George Takei, Telly Leung , Michael K. Lee and company. Photo by Matthew Murphy

“George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen” will begin with an exclusive introduction from Takei and immediately move into the musical’s presentation. After the feature, audiences will also be treated to behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.

The cast of ALLEGIANCE at their first preview curtain call at the Longacre Theatre in New York on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
The cast of ALLEGIANCE at their first preview curtain call at the Longacre Theatre in New York on October 6, 2015. Photo by Lia Chang
George Takei. Photo by Lia Chang
George Takei. Photo by Lia Chang

“At a time when echoes of the interment ring once again far too loud in our political discourse, there’s never been a better moment for the story of Allegiance to find new audiences,” said star Takei. “It is a true testament to the power and the relevance of this story that so many people attended its premiere in December, and it is only appropriate that even more people will be able to witness it on such an important day as February 19, 2017. The Day of Remembrance is a day of commemoration, of reflection, and of learning, and I hope Allegiance can play an important role in its celebration, this year, and for many years to come.”

Katie Rose Clarke, George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung attend the ALLEGIANCE live performance and CD Signing at Barnes and Noble in New York on Feb. 5, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang
Katie Rose Clarke, George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung attend the ALLEGIANCE live performance and CD Signing at Barnes and Noble in New York on Feb. 5, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Allegiance illuminates one of American history’s lesser known chapters as it tells the story of Sam Kimura (Takei), transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self (Telly Leung, Godspell, “Glee”) and his sister Kei (Tony Award®-winner Lea Salonga, Miss Saigon, Mulan) fought to stay connected to their heritage, their family and themselves after Japanese Americans were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II.  An important story told with great resonance and intimacy, Allegiance explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere and the overwhelming power of forgiveness and, most especially, love.

Stafford Arima and Lorenzo Thione. Photo by Lia Chang
Stafford Arima and Lorenzo Thione. Photo by Lia Chang

“The response from the audience who attended the premiere has been overwhelming. While its Broadway run may have been cut short, the story of Allegiance truly speaks to audiences everywhere and we are honored that its legacy continues, through this encore with Fathom Events and beyond,”said Allegiance producer Lorenzo Thione. “Moreover, we are truly excited that the story, music and message of Allegiance will expand its reach to more people, cities, and even countries, continuing to move, educate and inspire, truly fulfilling George’s legacy.”

George Takei, Lorenzo Thione, Jay Kuo and Marc Acito celebrate the release of the ALLEGIANCE Original Cast recording at the Barnes and Noble CD Signing event in New York on Feb. 5, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang
George Takei, Lorenzo Thione, Jay Kuo and Marc Acito celebrate the release of the ALLEGIANCE Original Cast recording at the Barnes and Noble CD Signing event in New York on Feb. 5, 2016. Photo by Lia Chang

Allegiance has a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Kuo. Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima directed in his Broadway debut. Andrew Palermo served as choreographer.

The cast of 'Allegiance'. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of ‘Allegiance’. Photo by Matthew Murphy

The original Broadway cast comprised Takei as Sam Kimura/Ojii San, Salonga as Kei Kimura, Leung as Sammy Kimura,  Katie Rose Clarke as Hannah Campbell, Michael K. Lee as Frankie Suzuki, Christopheren Nomura as Tatsuo Kimura and Greg Watanabe as Mike Masaoka with Aaron J. Albano, Belinda Allyn, Marcus Choi, Janelle Dote, Dan Horn, Owen Johnston, Darren Lee, Manna Nichols, Rumi Oyama, Catherine Ricafort, Momoko Sugai, Sam Tanabe, Kevin Munhall, Elena Wang, Scott Watanabe and Tony winner Scott Wise.

The cast of ALLEGIANCE. Photo by Matthew Murphy
The cast of ALLEGIANCE. Photo by Matthew Murphy

Allegiance had its world premiere in a record-breaking engagement at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 2012. It is produced by Sing Out, Louise! Productions and ATA.

Allegiance officially opened on Broadway November 8, 2015, following previews that began October 6 at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre. As of closing, the production played 37 previews and 113 regular performances.

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Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theatre box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theatre locations, visit the Fathom Events website. For up to date news on this screening visit allegiancemusical.com/movie

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.