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Tickets On Sale for SUITES BY SONDHEIM With Lea Salonga, TV Carpio & More at Lincoln Center


Philippine Development Foundation ("PhilDev") today announced that tickets for its upcoming star-studded benefit concert, "PhilDev Celebrates Broadway: Suites by Sondheim," set for Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 7:30PM at AlIce Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, can now be purchased at Lincoln Center's box office via online at www.lincolncenter.org or by calling 212-721-6500. Ticket prices are $100, $150, $250, and $500. Limited patron/VIP subscriber seats of $1,000 are available (includes a pre-concert VIP reception) by contacting Rene Encarnacion at rene@phildev.org or 650-288-3937. 100% of net proceeds will benefit Philippine Development Foundation.

As previously announced, directed by Victor Lirio with music direction by Tom Myron and featuring Filipino-American Broadway stars led by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, the evening's concert will be devoted to the works of iconic American lyricist and composer, Stephen Sondheim. It will present musical numbers from Broadway shows such as Company, West Side Story, Saturday Night, Sweeney Todd, Anyone Can Whistle, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along, and Sunday in the Park with George.

Salonga commented: "Given the repertoire of material that Victor has assembled and the stars (yes, they are stars) he's been able to enlist for this very special concert, I think the audience can expect nothing less than excellence."

PhilDev also announces the addition of three Filipino-American theater stars joining the all-Sondheim concert: Filipino-Americal film and theater actor, T.V. Carpio, currently on Broadway in Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark; stage and television actor Angel Desai, who starred in the Tony Award winning revival of Sondheim's Company (opposite Tony nominee Raul Esparza); and Catherine Ricafort, currently on Broadway in Mamma Mia.

The concert will feature over 30 Filipino-American musical theater stars including Joan Almedilla (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables); Alan Ariano(Miss Saigon, The Encounter); Emy Baysic (Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia); T.V. Carpio (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Across the Universe); Angel Desai (Company); Ali Ewoldt (Les Miserables, West Side Story); Rona Figueroa (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Lennon, Nine); Lydia Gaston (The King & I, Miss Saigon); Adam Jacobs (Les Miserables, The Lion King); Jose Llana (The King & I, Spelling Bee, The Flower Drum Song opposite Lea Salonga, Wonderland); Orville Mendoza (Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon); Paolo Montalban (Pacific Overtures, The King & I, ABC/Disney's Cinderella as Prince Charming opposite Brandy); Emily Morales (Lincoln Center's South Pacific); Jennifer Paz (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Joseph ... Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar); Diane Phelan (South Pacific, West Side Story) and company members Aaron Albano, Marie France Arcilla, Ester Barroso, Billy Bustamante, Liz Casasola, Karl Josef Co, Marc dela Cruz, Ariel Estrada, Albert Guerzon, Joanne Javien, Brian Jose, Jaygee Macapugay, Mel Maghuyop, Jake Manabat, Adam Marcelo, JP Moraga, Lora Nicolas, EnRico Rodriguez, Chris-Ian Sanchez, and Melissa Singson.

Ronna Sieh, PhilDev Trustee and concert co-producer said: "This concert marks for the first time that the world's most successful Filipino theatre artist will gather in one evening at the prestigious AlIce Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. What excites me the most about this unprecedented event is that it presents the Philippines on the global stage, elevating the perception of our country, which is key for nation building."

"We promise a spectacular and unforgettable show. And the support will surely go a long way in advancing PhilDev's thrust in science and technology as a major instrument for Philippine advancement," she added.

AlIce Tully Hall, Lincoln Center box office is located at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City (Broadway at West 65th Street).


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