Lea Salonga News

Date of Birth: February 22, 1971 (46)
Birth Place: Manila, PHILIPPINES
Gender: Female
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...)

IN TRANSIT's Telly Leung to Bring Personal Stories, Intimate Tunes to YotelIN TRANSIT's Telly Leung to Bring Personal Stories, Intimate Tunes to Yotel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Telly Leung - the Broadway and television star of 'Glee,' Godspell and Rent, currently starring on Broadway in In Transit - will debut at the new concert 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...)

Stafford Arima Named Artistic Director of Theatre CalgaryStafford Arima Named Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatre Calgary's Board of Directors have announced Stafford Arima as the new Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary. Mr. Arima becomes the 12th Artistic Director in the theatre's 49-year history. (more...)

BWW Interview: PHANTOM's Ali Ewoldt Discusses the Challenges of Christine, Asians on Broadway and Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Interview: PHANTOM's Ali Ewoldt Discusses the Challenges of Christine, Asians on Broadway and Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 10, 2017

Over the years, as we all orbit in the same Broadway Asian community, I got to know Ali Ewoldt and see her perform various roles, including Carrie in CAROUSEL, Tuptim in THE KING AND I, and Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS. Always happy to be supporting part of the Tribe and seeing someone who looked like me starring in these iconic shows, it became evident that Ewoldt possesses one of the most pristine soprano voices out there today. I knew that it would only be a matter of time before her next big Broadway break, and that brings us to today. She stars as Christine in the long-running mega-hit THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and will be making her solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below with FROM PHANTOM TO PHANTOM on March 12. Ahead of the show, Ewoldt was kind enough to take time to answer a few questions for us. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Premiere in Manila in March 2018Disney's THE LION KING to Premiere in Manila in March 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Michael Cassel Group, in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, announces the first international tour of Disney's THE LION KING, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 with additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, and South Africa. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

Austin Colby, MaryJoanna Grisso and More to Join American Pops Orchestra for CINDERELLAAustin Colby, MaryJoanna Grisso and More to Join American Pops Orchestra for CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with a new take on the classic tale  Cinderella: A Magical, Musical Tale on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 PM at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational UCC, 945 G Street NW, WDC 20001). (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Announces March ShowsBay Area Cabaret Announces March Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret continues its acclaimed series at the Venetian Room at Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill) with two special shows in March-one a tribute to cabaret as a distinctive art form, and the other a return engagement for two of the most popular Bay Area Cabaret artists. On March 5 at 5:00 pm, A Cabaret Spectacular will celebrate the art of cabaret performance featuring some of the finest cabaret performers from across the nation. Then on March 26 at 7:30 pm, world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and Broadway soprano Jessica Molaskey, return to the Bay Area Cabaret stage with their brand new hit show from Cafe Carlyle in New York. Tickets for both shows at www.bayareacabaret.org or by calling (415) 392-4400. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 22nd, 2017 - KID VICTORY, IF I FORGET and More!BWW Morning Brief February 22nd, 2017 - KID VICTORY, IF I FORGET and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY officially bows tonight Off-Broadway, while IF I FORGET, starring Kate Walsh, Jeremy Shamos and more, opens tonight at Roundabout! (more...)

Warren Freeman to Join The American Pops Orchestra for 'SONGS OF LOVE' at Third Thursdays SeriesWarren Freeman to Join The American Pops Orchestra for 'SONGS OF LOVE' at Third Thursdays Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, February 16 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 2/7/2017 - 2/14/2017
by - Feb 14, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief February 8th, 2017 - Jake Gyllenhaal Sings, CABARET on Tour, Lea Salonga and More!BWW Morning Brief February 8th, 2017 - Jake Gyllenhaal Sings, CABARET on Tour, Lea Salonga and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Al Pacino and Judith Light lead GOD LOOKED AWAY, starting tonight in Pasadena, and David Mamet's THE PENITENT bows this evening Off-Broadway! (more...)

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