STAGE TUBE: MISS SAIGON's Lea Salonga, Joan Almedilla and Rona Figueroa Tribute Lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr.
MISS SAIGON's leading ladies Joan Almedilla, Rona Figueroa and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga recently gathered to pay tribute to the musical's lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. Click below to watch an excerpt from PhilDev's benefit concert at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall!
With music direction and original orchestrations by Tom Myron, Figueroa performed "Patterns", Almedilla and Salonga sang "I've Been Here Before", and the three women joined together in a rendition of "Starting Here, Starting Now" (arranged by Alex Rybeck). Patterns -- Rona Figueroa
A London revival of MISS SAIGON, which made its West End debut in 1989, is currently underway. The sung-through musical's creative team consists of LES MIS collaborators Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. based on Giacomo Puccini's popular opera MADAME BUTTERFLY.
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