54 Below Presented Helen Park: Light the Night with Special Guests Zachary Noah Piser, Luna, Julia Abueva, Toren Nakamura, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, Lina Rose Lee, Abraham Lim, Kate Mina Lin

Dance, Music, Performances, Photography, Theater

Helen Park. Photo by Lia Chang

On August 16, 54 Below, presented Helen Park: Light the Night, featuring Park and appearances by Broadway actors Zachary Noah Piser (Dear Evan Hansen), Luna (KPOP), Julia Abueva (KPOP), Toren Nakamura, Jiho Kang (KPOP), Amy Keum (KPOP), Lina Rose Lee, Abraham Lim (Glee Project, KPOP), and Kate Mina Lin. Sujin Kim-Ramsey served as Music Director and was featured on the keys.The band included Jesse-Ray Leich on Drums, Haedong Yoon on Guitar, and Jenny Giammanco on Bass.

1st row: Julia Abueva, Amy Keum, Jiho Kang, Zachary Noah Piser. 2nd Row: Luna, Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park, Lina Rose Lee, Sujin Kim-Ramsey, Jenny Giammanco. 3rd Row: Jesse-Ray Leich, Toren Nakamura, Abraham Lim and Haedong Yoon. Photo by Lia Chang

Winner of the Lucille Lortel and Richard Rodgers Awards, and three-time Drama Desk-nominee, composer-lyricist Helen Park returned with a concert after her sold-out debut in early 2020 and shared current and cut songs from her upcoming Broadway show KPOP, the Oscar-nominated Netflix film Over the Moon, as well as an original song she wrote for Sesame Street the Musical opening this fall. The show featured songs that are unapologetically K-pop and bilingual, in a blend of electronic and acoustic music.

Set List:
1 Ultraluminary
2 Rocket to the Moon
3 Wonderful
4 Perfect
5 Shopaholic
6 Bung Uh Ree Sae
7 Superstar
8 Halfway
9 Gin & Tonic
10 Invincible
11
You can be a Star

The performance was also live-streamed.

Helen Park. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park, Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park, Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park. Photo by Lia Chang

Jiho Kang, Julia Abueva, Amy Keum, Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park, Luna, Lina Rose Lee, Zachary Noah Piser, Sujin Kim-Ramsey, Abraham Lim. Photo by Lia Chang

Jiho Kang, Julia Abueva, Amy Keum, Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park, Luna, Lina Rose Lee, Zachary Noah Piser, Sujin Kim-Ramsey, Abraham Lim. Photo by Lia Chang

Jenny Giammanco, Sujin Kim-Ramsey, Jesse-Ray Leich and Haedong Yoon. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Helen Park, Luna, Jiho Kang, Sujin Kim-Ramsey. Jenny Giammanco, Julia Abueva, Amy Keum, Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin. Photo by Lia Chang

Amy Keum. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim. Photo by Lia Chang

Jiho Kang. Photo by Lia Chang

Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park and Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Julia Abueva, Kate Mina Lin, Amy Keum, LIna Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Zachary Noah Piser and Toren Nakamura. Photo by Lia Chang

Toren Nakamura, Zachary Noah Piser and Jenny Giammanco. Photo by Lia Chang

Jenny Giammanco. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park and Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park and Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park and Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park and Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park and Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park and Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park and Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Kate Mina Lin, Helen Park and Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park. Photo by Lia Chang

Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Zachary Noah Piser. Photo by Lia Chang

Zachary Noah Piser. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Amy Keum and Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park and Abraham Lim. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Jiho Kang, Luna, Amy Keum, Lina Rose Lee, Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Jiho Kang, Luna, Amy Keum, Lina Rose Lee, Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Jiho Kang, Luna, Amy Keum, Lina Rose Lee, Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Jiho Kang, Luna, Amy Keum, Lina Rose Lee, Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Jiho Kang, Luna, Amy Keum, Lina Rose Lee, Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Jiho Kang, Luna, Amy Keum, Lina Rose Lee, Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Jiho Kang, Luna, Amy Keum, Lina Rose Lee, Julia Abueva. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park. Photo by Lia Chang

Toren Nakamura. Photo by Lia Chang

Toren Nakamura. Photo by Lia Chang

Toren Nakamura. Photo by Lia Chang

Amy Keum, Julia Abueva, Lina Rose Lee, Kate Mina Lin. Photo by Lia Chang

Amy Keum, Julia Abueva, Lina Rose Lee, Kate Mina Lin. Photo by Lia Chang

Amy Keum, Julia Abueva, Lina Rose Lee, Kate Mina Lin. Photo by Lia Chang

Amy Keum, Julia Abueva, Lina Rose Lee, Kate Mina Lin. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Lina Rose Lee, Helen Park, Julia Abueva, Kate Min Lin, Amy Keum. Photo by Lia Chang

Haedong Yoon, Sujin Kim-Ramsey, Jenny Giammanco, Jesse-Ray Leich. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park and her KPOP companies. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park and her KPOP companies. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park and her KPOP companies. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park and her KPOP companies. Photo by Lia Chang

Abraham Lim, Luna, Lina Rose Lee. Photo by Lia Chang

Helen Park and her OVER THE MOON creatives. Photo by Lia Chang

KPOP will begin previews on Broadway at Circle in the Square on October 13.

Erin Quill’s BroadwayCon Panels: 7/8 – RISE: AAPIs and Pop MT Musicals with ALADDIN’s Shoba Narayan and BEETLEJUICE’s Kelvin Moon Loh; 7/9 – Writing Our Way Out: writing our own stories with Helen Park, Daniel K. Isaac and Ralph B. Peña

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer, activist and an 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. Her short film, When the World Was Young recently garnered a 2021 DisOrient Film Audience Choice Award for Best Short Narrative. 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. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia is also the host and Executive Producer of BACKSTAGE PASS WITH LIA CHANG, a new Arts and Entertainment program that airs on MNN.org.

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