STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Ali Ewoldt and Adam Jacobs' A HEART FULL OF LOVE Concert at Town Hall
"LES MISERABLES" alumni Adam Jacobs (Disney's "The Lion King," The Gipsy Kings' "Zorro"), who played the role of Marius in "LES MISERABLES" return engagement on Broadway in 2006-2008, and Ali Ewoldt ("West Side Story," Disney's "Aladdin"), who played the role of Cosette in the same production, top bill "A Heart Full of Love: A Concert" at The Town Hall (123 West 43 St.) on Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Click below for a sneak peek of the concert!
In "A Heart Full of Love," Jacobs and Ewoldt, both of Filipino descent, will be singing an array of musical theater favorites including selections from "LES MISERABLES," "West Side Story," and "The Lion King"; as well as contemporary pop songs, kundiman (traditional Filipino love songs); and an exciting repertoire of new works by today's rising musical theater writers and composers.
Proceeds from the concert, conceived by Victor Lirio ("Suites by Sondheim," "Two Rooms"), featuring the direction by Adam Fitzgerald ("Friends and Relations," "Killing Women") and musical direction by David Dabbon ("Secondary Impact," "She Loves Me"), will go to the 3rd The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards, an annual award ceremony that recognizes exemplary Filipino-Americans in the New York Tri-State held in October; and to Mindoro Healthcare Consulting's current research to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
Elton Lugay of TOFA-NY and Jona Jane Tajonera of Mindoro Healthcare Consulting, LLC, together with media partners GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and The Filipino Reporter, are producing "A Heart Full of Love: A Concert" at The Town Hall. For tickets ($40-$100), click HERE.
After playing the role of student revolutionary Marius in the national tour of "LES MISERABLES," Adam Jacobs made his Broadway debut in the revival production of "LES MISERABLES" at Broadhurst Theatre in 2006. After "Les Miz," Jacobs played the role of groom-to-be Sky in the national tour of "Mamma Mia." In 2011, Jacobs originated the title role of Aladdin in Disney's screen-to-stage adaption of "Aladdin" at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. Later that same year, he returned to Broadway to play the role of Simba in Disney's "The Lion King" at Minskoff Theatre. Atlanta's ALLIANCE THEATRE has also announced that Jacobs will play the role of Diego dela Vega/Zorro in The Gipsy King's "Zorro" in April 2013.
Ali Ewoldt performed the role of Princess Jasmine in "Aladdin" at Disney's California Adventure prior to joining the national tour and the Broadway revival production of "LES MISERABLES," where she played the role of Cosette. After "Les Miz," Ewoldt starred as Maria in the Broadway 1st National Tour and in the 50th anniversary international tour of "West Side Story." She recently played the role of Tuptim in Baayork Lee's production of "The King and I."