Exclusive Photo Flash: Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM

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New York, September 26, 2011 -- BroadwayWorld.com has visited Jose Llana (...Spelling Bee, Wonderland), Adam Jacobs (Lion KingLes Miserables), Angel Desai (Company), among others' publicity photo shoot for PhilDev Celebrates Broadway:  Suites by Sondheim, a concert at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on November 7 that will feature Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga,  and an impressive roster of Filipino-American Broadway stars; and that will benefit Philippine Development Foundation USA (PhilDev), a non-profit organization that supports community and entrepreneurship programs in the Philippines. Check out some of the behind-the-scenes photos below.

Suites by Sondheim will highlight American musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim's works, which include musical selections from Anyone Can Whistle, Company, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, Saturday Night, Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, and West Side Story.

"...I wanted to do something that has never been done before. I've been immersing myself in the magnificent worlds of Shakespeare, Stoppard, and Sondheim in the past few years. Their works are rarely expressed by Filipino-American artists...," said Victor Lirio, the concert's co-producer and director.  "...there's only one other theater icon, besides Sondheim, who's constantly revived and re-investigated: Shakespeare. Both of their works are timeless. The lyrics in Sondheim's music -- for example, "Finishing the Hat" from Sunday in the Park with George, "Send in the Clowns" or "The Miller's Son" from A Little Night Music, and "Being Alive" from Company -- are like Shakespeare soliloquies. So, one must pay attention to not just the music, but the language as well. The exciting challenge in presenting a pastiche of Sondheim music in a concert setting is contextualizing the material, giving them both lyrical and narrative form. But, I've an amazing cast to work with. I'm very excited!"

Besides Llana, Jacobs, Desai and Salonga, the cast will also include T.V. Carpio (Spider-man), Catherine Ricafort (Mamma Mia!) Joan Almedilla (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables, West Side Story), Rona Figueroa (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), Lydia Gaston (The King & I, Miss Saigon), Orville Mendoza (Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon), Paolo Montalban (Pacific Overtures, The King & I), Emily Morales (South Pacific), Jennifer Paz (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), Aaron Albano (Wicked, Mary Poppins), Alan Ariano, Ariel Estrada, Emy Baysic, Billy Bustamante, Liz Casasola, Marc dela CruzAlbert Guerzon (Mamma Mia!), Brian JoseJaygee Macapugay, Mel Maghuyop, Jake Manabat, Adam Marcelo, JP Moraga, Lora Nicolas, Diane Phelan, Chris-Ian Sanchez, Joanne Javien, Ester Barroso, Karl Josef Co, Enrico Rodriguez, Deedee Magno Hall, and Melissa Singson.

For tickets, visit Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center box office located at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City, or visit www.lincolncenter.org, or call CenterCharge at 212-721-6500. Ticket prices are $100, $150, $250, and $500.  Limited patron/VIP subscriber seats at $1,000, which include a pre-concert VIP reception, are available; contact Rene Encarnacion at rene@phildev.org or 650-288-3937.  100% of the proceeds will benefit PhilDev.

Photos by Troi Santos and Oliver Oliveros

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
Albert Guerzon, Adam Jacobs, Lora Nicolas, Jose Llana, Orville Mendoza

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
Angel Desai

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
Jaygee Macapugay, Chris-Ian Sanchez, Melissa Singson, Brian Jose, Angel Desai, Emily Baysic, Jake Manabat, Liz Casasola

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
JP Moraga, Albert Guerzon, Marc dela Cruz, Catherine Ricafort, Jose Llana, Orville Mendoza, Aaron Albano, Adam Jacobs

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
Jaygee Macapugay, Brian Jose, Angel Desai

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
JP Moraga, Marc dela Cruz, Billy Bustamante, Jose Llana, Aaron Albano, Adam Jacobs, Catherine Ricafort, Orville Mendoza

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
Orville Mendoza, Mel Maghuyop, Aaron Albano, Billy Bustamante, JP Moraga, Catherine Ricafort

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
Emy Baysic, Brian Jose, Chris-Ian Sanchez, Diane Phelan, Jake Manabat, Liz Casasola, Ariel Estrada, Jaygee Macapugay

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
Mel Maghuyop, Albert Guerzon, Marc dela Cruz, Lydia Gaston, Orville Mendoza, Jose Llana, Aaron Albano, Billy Bustamante, Catherine Ricafort, JP Moraga, Adam Jacobs

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
Liz Casasola, Jake Manabat, Diane Phelan, Chris-Ian Sanchez, Jaygee Macapugay

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM
Marc dela Cruz, Mel Maghuyop, Lydia Gaston, Billy Bustamante, Orville Mendoza, Adam Jacobs, Aaron Albano, Jose Llana, JP Moraga

Exclusive Photo Flash:  Llana, Jacobs, Desai et al. Photo Shoot for SUITES BY SONDHEIM

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Oliver Oliveros Oliver Oliveros received a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University while serving as regional director for BroadwayWorld.com, where he accepted an Award for Excellence: Best International Editor in 2013.

In the last 20 years, Oliver has been handling either public relations, corporate communication, or integrated marketing communications for numerous brands (including Pepsi), Broadway shows, Broadway stars, non-profit organizations, and mainstream celebrities.

He is the editor-in-chief of Fil-Am Who’s Who magazine, and a board member, handling publicity and communications, for the annual The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Awards held in Carnegie Hall.


 
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