Lea Salonga News

Date of Birth: February 22, 1971 (46)
Birth Place: Manila, PHILIPPINES
Gender: Female
Telly Leung to Bring HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS to The Green Room 42 This WeekendTelly Leung to Bring HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS to The Green Room 42 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Telly Leung - the Broadway and television star of "Glee," Godspell and Rent, who recently starred on Broadway in In Transit - will debut his new concert "Hello, Young Lovers" at the performance space The Green Room 42 at Yotel (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street) for one show only on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 16, 2017

'I had such a great time with those two sessions, I'm wondering if you'd like to do a third. With MISS SAIGON opening in March, I wouldn't mind doing a detailed description about how that show was written. There's a real story there and it's never been told.' (more...)

BWW Review: Lea Salonga is Flawless at BYUBWW Review: Lea Salonga is Flawless at BYU
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 12, 2017

Tony-winning actress and international singing star Lea Salonga returned to Brigham Young University on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to perform a concert of her hit songs and other memorable numbers with BYU's Chamber Orchestra. The concert was presented in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series. Lea Salonga's emotional resonance and power and purity of voice left the audience breathless with wonder at many moments throughout the evening. This was quite simply one of the best concerts many members of the audience may ever attend. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 11; The Heat is On! The Original Production of MISS SAIGON Opens on BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, April 11; The Heat is On! The Original Production of MISS SAIGON Opens on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2017

On this day in 1991, the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon opened, gaining legendary status, critical acclaim, and making a star out of its leading lady, Lea Salonga.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 10th, 2017 - Nederlander Memorial and More!BWW Morning Brief April 10th, 2017 - Nederlander Memorial and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: A memorial tribute celebration for James M. Nederlander is set for the Minskoff Theatre this afternoon. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring!Backstage with Richard Ridge: Leading Lady Lea Salonga Is Ready to Break Records and Blur Lines This Spring!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 9, 2017

Regardless of how you know her, you probably love her for it. Since her broadway debut in 1991, Lea Salonga has been melting the hearts of audiences all over the world with her star turns in such shows as MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES, ALLEGIANCE, and even her voice work in Disney classics like MULAN  and ALADDIN. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, Starring Christiane Noll, Extends Again at TheaterWorksNEXT TO NORMAL, Starring Christiane Noll, Extends Again at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheaterWorks announced today that NEXT TO NORMAL will extend again through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/28/2017 - 4/4/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 3/28/2017 - 4/4/2017
by - Apr 4, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/28/2017 - 4/4/2017. (more...)

Greg Louganis to Host YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND: AN 80'S DANCE PARTY for The American PopsGreg Louganis to Host YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND: AN 80'S DANCE PARTY for The American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Greg Louganis - the diving legend who first swept the Olympics in 1984 and 1988 - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party. (more...)

Broadway's Lea Salonga to Release New Live Album 'Blurred Lines' This May; Get Details!Broadway's Lea Salonga to Release New Live Album 'Blurred Lines' This May; Get Details!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

One of Broadway's biggest stars, Lea Salonga, will be releasing a brand new live album, Blurred Lines (LML Music Label), which was recorded during her sold-out run at the famed Feinstein's / 54 Below last year. (more...)

The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM atThe George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the era of neon, teased hair, and shoulder pads as the American Pops interpret the popular music of the 1980's. This "rad" original program combines DJ mixing, live orchestra, dancers, and hot vocalists to bring back favorite music of the 1980's in a whole new way. 80's inspired attire is encouraged. Our talented performers lead the party and will get you into the groove like it's 1989. Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.TheAmericanPops.org. (more...)

SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE: MISS SAIGON Stars of Past and Present Ask a Burning QuestionSHOWTUNE SHUFFLE: MISS SAIGON Stars of Past and Present Ask a Burning Question
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2017

Today, BroadwayWorld is continuing SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE with one of our favorite ballads from the beloved musical. Below, check out seven different renditions of 'Why, God, Why?' performed by current Broadway Chris, Alistair Brammer, Simon Bowman (original London cast), Will Chase (Broadway cast 1998-2001), Ramin Karimloo (UK Tour 2005), Aaron Tveit, Jeremy Jordan and even Lea Salonga (original London/Broadway cast).  (more...)

The Philippines' Elha Nympha, Noel Comia Jr. Cover BEAUTY AND THE BEASTThe Philippines' Elha Nympha, Noel Comia Jr. Cover BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

As Walt Disney's “Beauty And The Beast” waltzes its way to the top of the box office, professional singers and netizens alike continue to create countless viral covers of the classic title song from the movie. The latest take on the iconic track “Beauty and the Beast” is from two of the most talented young performers from the Philippines: Elha Nympha and Noel Comia Jr. who both deliver an adorable yet heartwarming rendition of the 1992 Oscar winner for Best Original Song. The local cover, produced by MCA Music, comes out just in time for Billboard 200's Top 5 Albums debut of “Beauty And The Beast” Original Motion Picture soundtrack this week. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThe Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Past Stars of MISS SAIGON You Thought Were Only In Your MindBWW Flashback: Past Stars of MISS SAIGON You Thought Were Only In Your Mind
by Danielle Ashley - Mar 22, 2017

This week, Miss Saigon officially flies back to Broadway and its original home, The Broadway Theatre. The original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991 and played through January 28, 2001. BroadwayWorld brings you back in time and show you some of these stars you thought were just in the movie in your mind! (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea SalongaThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea Salonga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Tony Award-winning Lea Salonga brings her powerful voice to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. (more...)

Lea Salonga on Live-Action MULAN- '[It] Will Stand Proud and Tall Without the Songs'Lea Salonga on Live-Action MULAN- '[It] Will Stand Proud and Tall Without the Songs'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, in an interview with Niki Caro, director of the upcoming live-action MULAN, Moviefone learned that the film is not currently going to include any musical numbers. In Caro's own words, 'from what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children.' (more...)

BWW Review: Frank Wildhorn and Friends Bring Powerful Vocals to BYUBWW Review: Frank Wildhorn and Friends Bring Powerful Vocals to BYU
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 20, 2017

Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn returned to Brigham Young University on Friday, March 17, 2017 to perform his music with Broadway vocalists. It was an absolute treat to hear Wildhorn's exhilarating music performed by such powerful vocal talent. It was a non-stop parade of impressive performance upon impressive performance. (more...)

Lea Salonga Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse Next MonthLea Salonga Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Lea Salonga has thrilled audiences worldwide as a Disney princess - Jasmine (Aladdin) and Mulan (Mulan and Mulan II) in the Disney animated classics, and has toured in the title role of the enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale Cinderella. On stage, she has starred on Broadway in Les Miserables and created the role of Kim in Miss Saigon - for which she won a Tony Award. (more...)

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