Lea Salonga to Perform with Il Divo at the Fox Theatre, 4/19
Lea Salonga, the award winning singer and actress best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon, will join Il Divo on their spring tour across the U.S. and Canada entitled IL DIVO - A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE. The Live Nation-promoted trek, which performs at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m., supports the group's newest compilation of Broadway songs, A Musical Affair. Il Divo previewed this new show on Broadway with a successful limited engagement at the Marquis Theater in November.
Tickets ($49.50, $89.50 and $129.50) are on sale now and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, LiveNation.com, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.
Nightly concerts will gleam with Lea Salonga's powerful voice and perfect pitch on both solo performances and duets with the group throughout the night. Il Divo's signature romantic and emotional performances will include heartfelt classics like "Some Enchanted Evening" (South Pacific), "Tonight" (West Side Story), "Memory" (Cats) and "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" (The Lion King). Tickets are on sale now at IlDivo.com and LiveNation.com.
"I am thrilled to be joining Il Divo as they continue their Musical Affair tour worldwide," says Salonga. "Having such a passion for musical theater since an early age myself, I cannot imagine a more talented group to join forces with to share these timeless songs with audiences of all ages. And it doesn't hurt that they are so handsome to look at too."
"We're excited to be bringing our brand new show with the incredible Lea Salonga to North America," says Sébastien. "Delving into the world of Broadway repertoire is new territory for us, and being able to create a wonderful new show with such an established and celebrated star of many musicals is such an honor."
Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer/actress best known for originating the Olivier award-winning role of Kim in the West End production of Miss Saigon, then later bringing it to the Broadway stage for which she won a Tony, among other awards. The first Asian to play Eponine in LES MISERABLES on Broadway, she subsequently returned to the show in 2007 as Fantine, and again reprised the role for the sold-out 25th anniversary concert in London. Salonga garnered a Craig Noel nomination for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for her latest work in the U.S., Allegiance, a production developed by legendary actor George Takei. Salonga's feature film credits include the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Most recently, Lea Salonga was a judge on the Philippines' hit version of The Voice.
Il Divo is the world's first and most successful classical crossover group. The foursome have sold over 26 million albums worldwide, achieved over 50 number one records, received 160 gold and platinum sales awards in over 33 countries and staged four groundbreaking world tours. The international quartet comprises of tenor Urs Buhler of Switzerland, baritone Carlos Marin of Spain, pop artist Sébastien Izambard of France and tenor David Miller from the United States. As Il Divo first came to fruition in 2003, this year's album and complementary concert series marks a milestone for the four singers as they commemorate the success of a 10-year career together.