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Lea Salonga News

Date of Birth: February 22, 1971 (45)
Birth Place: Manila, PHILIPPINES
Gender: Female
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents EXIT THE KINGShakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents EXIT THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) continues its 54th season with what is considered to be Eugene Ionesco's crowning masterpiece, Exit the King. Performances begin August 10 and continue through August 28 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600or going online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Speaks at Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Speaks at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

On July 21st, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC were tearfully overjoyed by a surprise visit from Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry. Recently winning a Tony Award and Grammy for her role as Angelica Schuyler, Goldsberry spoke about the incredible journey that Hamilton has taken from workshopping a concept, to performing at The Public and moving to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, to earning 16 Tony nominations and winning a Pulitzer Prize. Goldsberry captivated the students of Broadway Artists Alliance during a lively Q&A where she offered generous advice. Scroll down for photos from her appearance! (more...)

Lea Salonga Will Launch World Tour from UK This August!Lea Salonga Will Launch World Tour from UK This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lea Salonga, world-renowned singer and actress returns to the stage with new tour dates through 2017. The concert tour kicks off in Lytham, UK on August 7th and will travel from Hong Kong to New York City (full listing of cities below). Tickets for Salonga's concert series are available on LeaSalonga.com. (more...)

Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Tituss Burgess & More Join Line-Up of Second Annual Great Elsie Fest!Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Tituss Burgess & More Join Line-Up of Second Annual Great Elsie Fest!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Elsie Fest is back! On September 5 (1PM), thousands of Broadway's biggest fans will gather at the Ford Ampitheatre (Coney Island Boardwalk) for what's been called the Coachella of show tunes - the second annual Great Elsie Fest, a day-long music festival celebrating songs from the stage and screen. (more...)

Lea Salonga Announces Upcoming Tour Dates and the Launch of Revitalized WebsiteLea Salonga Announces Upcoming Tour Dates and the Launch of Revitalized Website
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

 Lea Salonga, world-renowned singer and actress returns to the stage with new tour dates through 2017. The concert tour kicks off in Lytham, UK on August 7thand will travel from Hong Kong to New York City (full listing of cities below). Tickets for Salonga's concert series are available on LeaSalonga.com. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/25/2016 - MAMMA MIA!, It's Monday!Broadway AM Report, 7/25/2016 - MAMMA MIA!, It's Monday!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 25, 2016

Today's big news: A slew of stars gather for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE to support Orlando! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/25/2016 - MAMMA MIA!, It's Monday!Broadway AM Report, 7/25/2016 - MAMMA MIA!, It's Monday!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Eric Kunze Set to Reunite with LES MIS Co-Star Lea Salonga in Manila's FUN HOMEEric Kunze Set to Reunite with LES MIS Co-Star Lea Salonga in Manila's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

According to the Inquirer, Eric Kunze is set to reunite with with Lea Salonga in Manila production of FUN HOME this November.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti, delighted the students of Broadway Artists Alliance's Summer Intensive program with a surprise visit this past Thursday! Benanti, who recently finished up a successful run of She Loves Me (2016 Tony Nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical), was as inciteful and entertaining off stage as she is on, during her Q&A with these aspiring young professionals. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

LES MISERABLES Miniseries Heading to TV; BWW Looks Back at Many Adaptations!LES MISERABLES Miniseries Heading to TV; BWW Looks Back at Many Adaptations!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

As BWW reported earlier today, Weinstein Television and the BBC will collaborate on a new version of Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES. Below, BWW looks back on the many incarnations of the Victor Hugo classic (more...)

Lea Salonga in Concert - Australia 2017Lea Salonga in Concert - Australia 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony® and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga will return to Australia next February marking her Sydney Opera House debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She will also perform concerts at Arts Centre Melbourne with Orchestra Victoria. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Mentors Broadway Artists Alliance StudentsPhoto Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Mentors Broadway Artists Alliance Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony Award Nominee and School of Rock's leading man, Alex Brightman, visited the students of Broadway Artists Alliance on Thursday, July 7th. Brightman spoke of how his career journey led to originating the role of Dewey Finn, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

MiG Ayesa, Tanya Manalang Headline 'Curtains Up!' ConcertMiG Ayesa, Tanya Manalang Headline 'Curtains Up!' Concert
by Jude Cartalaba - Jul 12, 2016

MiG Ayesa and Tanya Manalang will headline 'Curtains Up!' a concert produced by Resorts World Manila (RWM) and Ultimate Shows Inc., at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City tomorrow, July 14, at 8 p.m. The artists will be accompanied by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Rodel Colmenar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/6/16- Claude-Michel SchonbergSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/6/16- Claude-Michel Schonberg
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Claude-Michel Schonberg! Schonberg is best known for his collaborations with the lyricist Alain Boublil. Thier stage musical version of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, which opened at the Palais de Sports in Paris in 1980, opened to acclaim in London in 1985 and on Broadway in 1987. In 1989, their success continued with the musical Miss Saigon, which starred Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce. Schonberg's next project with Boublil was The Pirate Queen, a musical about the 16th century Irish pirate, chieftain and adventuress Grace O'Malley, which opened on Broadway on April 5 2007. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Leslie Odom, Jr., Billy Porter & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2016-17 SeasonKelli O'Hara, Leslie Odom, Jr., Billy Porter & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 13th season of presenting world-renowned Broadway, pop and jazz vocalists, announces the 2016-2017 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill). (more...)

Who Sang It Best? Watch Broadway Get Patriotic with the National Anthem!Who Sang It Best? Watch Broadway Get Patriotic with the National Anthem!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 4, 2016

Oh, say can you see... all the Broadway stars who have sung this song? Well now you can! It's America's birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with some of Broadway's best renditions of our national anthem. Which version is your favorite? (more...)

NICKEL MINES to Play NYMFNICKEL MINES to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Nickel Mines, a new musical, will begin performances on July 27th (8 pm) at the Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street).  Performance times vary, check the schedule on www.nymf.org. (more...)

Lea Salonga Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for Record-Breaking RunLea Salonga Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for Record-Breaking Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

After a sold-out engagement in April 2016, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with an encore of the show that Stephen Holden of The New York Times called 'one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows." Due to popular demand, Lea Salonga will now play a record-breaking 15 performances from May 9 to 22, 2017 - the most in a single run to ever play Feinstein's/54 Below.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nonprofit Knights of Rizal Celebrates with Ali Ewoldt, PHANTOM's first Asian-American ChristinePhoto Coverage: Nonprofit Knights of Rizal Celebrates with Ali Ewoldt, PHANTOM's first Asian-American Christine
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 26, 2016

Jhett Tolentino, three-time Tony Award-winning producer and Deputy Chapter Commander of The Order of the Knights of Rizal-N.Y., a nonprofit that upholds the ideologies of the Philippines' National Hero, Jose Rizal, held a fundraiser last Friday, June 24, which simultaneously celebrated Filipino-American (FilAm) Broadway actress Ali Ewoldt's recent career milestone: becoming the first woman of color to play the coveted role of Christine Daae in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Broadway's longest-running musical. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

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