Lea Salonga News

Date of Birth: February 22, 1971 (46)
Birth Place: Manila, PHILIPPINES
Gender: Female
BWW Review: A Thought-Provoking LETTERS TO EVE Stamped With Melodious Vocal TalentsBWW Review: A Thought-Provoking LETTERS TO EVE Stamped With Melodious Vocal Talents
by Gil Kaan - May 28, 2017

LETTERS TO EVE's creator Daniel Sugimoto has cast a stage-full of vocal knock-outs to more than ably assist in communicating his loving ode to his grandmother Midori, who was incarcerated in the American concentration camps during WWII. Sugimoto not only details interned life for the imprisoned Japanese-Americans, but cleverly counterpoints with innocents jailed under Nazi rule. (more...)

Musical Comedy BASTARD JONES Sets Off-Broadway Opening DateMusical Comedy BASTARD JONES Sets Off-Broadway Opening Date
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

nancy manocherian's the cell (Artisitic Director, Kira Simring) will present the Off Broadway Premiere of BASTARD JONES, a rock musical comedy based on Henry Fielding's bawdy 18th century novel, The History of Tom Jones. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 16: MISS SAIGON Makes a Star Out of Lea SalongaVIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 16: MISS SAIGON Makes a Star Out of Lea Salonga
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees! (more...)

BWW Review: Alexis Michelle Is Good, Girl, In IT TAKES A WOMAN at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Alexis Michelle Is Good, Girl, In IT TAKES A WOMAN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 25, 2017

From just about the moment Alexis Michelle walked into the workroom, the RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE contestant was clocked as a Broadway queen. While performing at Feinstein's/54 Below in IT TAKES A WOMAN with her rich, husky singing voice, that proved to be a well-earned title. But, as seen on TV, comedy seems to come a bit harder for Michelle. Well, don't blame it entirely on the edit, because that duality took center stage at the May 16 show, her solo debut at the venue. (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music CircusJessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musicalBeauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Photo Flash: Doris Dear Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in 'LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER'Photo Flash: Doris Dear Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in 'LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

After the successful sold-out shows 'Doris Dear's Gurl Talk' & 'The Doris Dear Christmas Special', Ray DeForest was back in 'The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter' on May 12th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Broadway Greats Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lea Salonga, Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Preview Shows at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW TV: Watch Broadway Greats Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lea Salonga, Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Preview Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2017

Earlier this week, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley (May 29- June 1); Brian Stokes Mitchell (June 13-24); Lea Salonga (May 9-22) previewed their upcoming shows at Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - MISS SAIGON's Rachelle Ann GoBWW Interview - Debut of the Month - MISS SAIGON's Rachelle Ann Go
by Caryn Robbins - May 10, 2017

Today, Rachelle Ann Go speaks to BWW about making her Broadway debut in MISS SAIGON and explains why it was just like living 'the movie in my mind.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lea Salonga Previews ENCORE at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Lea Salonga Previews ENCORE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2017

After a sold-out engagement last April, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below (May 9-22) with a show The New York Times called "one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows." Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. Salonga will perform a record-breaking run of 15 performances this spring. Below, she previews her engagement, which begins tonight! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Lea Salonga, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Preview Shows at Feinstein's/54 BelowFREEZE FRAME: Lea Salonga, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More Preview Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

Earlier today, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley (May 29- June 1); Brian Stokes Mitchell (June 13-24); Lea Salonga (May 9-22) previewed their upcoming shows at Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali!It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali!
by Stephanie Wild - May 5, 2017

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Broadway vet Telly Leung will be taking over the title role in Aladdin on Broadway starting on June 13. Here's a look at some of our favorite performances of his from over the years! (more...)

Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

It's official! As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Ateneo Blue Repertory's 'Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady'BWW Review: Ateneo Blue Repertory's 'Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady'
by Vince Vicentuan - Apr 30, 2017

Ateneo Blue Repertory's take on "Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady" is downright engaging: a no-dull-moment rollick of riot and fun. Where most comedy musicals fail, this two-hour comedy does not lollygag in its intent to entertain nonstop, and we have the millennials' boundless energy and raw talent to thank for. Not to mention playwright Carlo Vergara's campy wit that packs in the tummy cramp. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carrie Hope Fletcher Talks THE ADDAMS FAMILYBWW Interview: Carrie Hope Fletcher Talks THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2017

Carrie Hope Fletcher has starred in numerous musicals, including Les Miserables, Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and has also published two books. She's currently playing Wednesday Addams in the UK premiere of Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman and Rice Elice's musical The Addams Family, which has just begun its nationwide tour. (more...)

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...)

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