The 9:30 PM performance, which also celebrates the forthcoming release of the documentary on DVD, boasts the talents of Ann Harada, Christine Toy Johnson, Raymond J. Lee, Deborah Lew, Jose Llana and Ann Sanders. The artists will perform songs from the 1946-47 Broadway season.
Tony Award winner Michele Pawk directs the evening with musical direction by Marco Paguia.
"Transcending — The Wat Misaka Story," according to press notes, is a film "about Japanese American basketball star, Wat Misaka, who was the first person of color to be drafted into what is now the NBA by the 1947 Knicks. The award-winning film was directed by Bruce Alan Johnson and Christine Toy Johnson." For more information visit www.watmisaka.com. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located in Manhattan at 407 West 42nd Street. There is a $25 cover charge (which includes a chance to win prizes) and a $15 food/drink minimum. The cover charge will go toward the film's finishing funds. For reservations call (212) 695-6909.