Lea Salonga News

Date of Birth: February 22, 1971 (46)
Birth Place: Manila, PHILIPPINES
Gender: Female
Podcast: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Assistant Conductor James Sampliner Visits 'Keith Price's Curtain Call'Podcast: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Assistant Conductor James Sampliner Visits 'Keith Price's Curtain Call'
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - Sep 24, 2017

Of course to use some of the phrases like the 'cats pajamas' or 'hip cat', feels like something form the beatnik period, but highly sought after Music Producer/Conductor/Arranger, James Sampliner, is exactly that. (more...)

Box Office Opens for Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDBox Office Opens for Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Circle in the Square Theatre box office (235 W. 50th street, NYC) is now open for the new production of the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Once On This Island, which begins preview performances on Thursday, November 9 and officially opens on Sunday, December 3. (more...)

Podcast: The Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, Visits 'Keith Price's Curtain Call'Podcast: The Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, Visits 'Keith Price's Curtain Call'
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - Sep 15, 2017

Comedian, actress, Comedy Central roaster, fellow podcaster, and now playwright, Lisa Lamapanelli, takes time out of her busy schedule of touring and writing to talk to me about her upcoming Off Broadway Play, STUFFED. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Wednesday: A BLUER SHADE OF GRAY's Maddi and Chris KeatonFRIDAY 5 (+1) on Wednesday: A BLUER SHADE OF GRAY's Maddi and Chris Keaton
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 13, 2017

The way Chris Keaton sees it, his decision to take on his first theatrical role as an adult was, essentially, a no-brainer. After all, what proud and devoted father would pass up the opportunity to spend a month or more of evenings with his daughter to join her in the pursuit of a new onstage persona in an original musical? (more...)

Meet MATILDA's Revolting Children!Meet MATILDA's Revolting Children!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) is thrilled to announce the talented little wonders who will be starring in the critically acclaimed and award-winning musical MATILDA. (more...)

Podcast: Margery and Sheldon Harnick Visit 'Keith Price's Curtain Call'Podcast: Margery and Sheldon Harnick Visit 'Keith Price's Curtain Call'
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - Sep 7, 2017

I had the great honor and pleasure to talk to the legendary Pulitzer Prize winning, Tony and Grammy Award winning, lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, and his lovely, celebrated photographer, actress, singer, dancer, wife, Margery Harnick, about their lovely collaboration on a book about the koi fish, with their son, Matthew Harnick. We talk not only about the photographic book and Mr, Harnick's brilliant, storytelling Haiku poetry, but we talk about his amazing career. (more...)

George Takei's ALLEGIANCE to Return to Big Screen to Commemorate Pearl Harbor AnniversaryGeorge Takei's ALLEGIANCE to Return to Big Screen to Commemorate Pearl Harbor Anniversary
by Movies News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

ALLEGIANCE...The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen, starring Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga and George Takei, is returning to theaters for a special 75th Anniversary Commemoration of Pearl Harbor on December 7th. (more...)

Broadway's ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, to Return to Cinemas for Pearl Harbor DayBroadway's ALLEGIANCE, Starring George Takei, to Return to Cinemas for Pearl Harbor Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

In commemoration of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, straight from its Broadway and cinematic premieres, and inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei ('Star Trek,' 'Heroes'), the Broadway film of ALLEGIANCE returns to cinemas across the U.S., telling the story of one family's extraordinary journey in a troubling time for a nation plunged into war by the events of Pearl Harbor. (more...)

Make Way, Make Way! MOANA Star Auli'i Cravalho Joins ELSIE FEST 2017 LineupMake Way, Make Way! MOANA Star Auli'i Cravalho Joins ELSIE FEST 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Auli'i Cravalho, the voice of Disney's Moana, is set to perform as a special guest at Elsie Fest on Sunday, October 8 at Central Park's SummerStage in New York City. (more...)

Lea Salonga and More to Tribute Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at Primary Stages' 2017 GalaLea Salonga and More to Tribute Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at Primary Stages' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2017 Gala will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at Tribeca 360º (10 Desbrosses Street), will honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, the Tony-winning songwriting team of Ragtime, Once on This Island, and Anastasia (Artistic Honorees); Janet B. Rosen and Marvin Rosen, producers of In Transit on Broadway (Producer Honorees); and Jose Mendez and Katie Graziano of The Excel Group and MIC Floor Covering, LLC (Corporate Honorees). (more...)

From Fable to Stage to Film - A Magic Carpet Ride Through the History of ALADDINFrom Fable to Stage to Film - A Magic Carpet Ride Through the History of ALADDIN
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 26, 2017

Come along with us on a magic carpet ride and re-visit the various incarnations of the shining, shimmering, splendid world of Aladdin! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Lea Salonga, Ruthie Henshall & More Sing the Classics at Lytham FestivalVIDEO: Watch Lea Salonga, Ruthie Henshall & More Sing the Classics at Lytham Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Now in it's 9th Year, Lytham Festival has fast become Lancashire's Largest and best Loved Live Music Festival, attracting people in their thousands from all over the UK to enjoy awesome nights of Live Music & Arts by the Seaside. (more...)

Back in the Habit! LATE NITE CATECHISM to Return Off-Broadway for 21st AnniversaryBack in the Habit! LATE NITE CATECHISM to Return Off-Broadway for 21st Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Tim Flaherty's ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, INC. and Producer Robert Dragotta have announced the 21st Anniversary and the return to the Actors Temple Theatre of LATE NITE CATECHISM, the long-running hit one-woman show written by Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan, with Denise Fennell starring as 'Sister.' Marc Silvia directs. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents HOT MIKADOSkylight Music Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre opens the 2017-18 season with Hot Mikado, a swinging version of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece The Mikado, running Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

Video: Getting to Know ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's New Ti Moune, Hailey KilgoreVideo: Getting to Know ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's New Ti Moune, Hailey Kilgore
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 18, 2017

This week, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore has been cast as Ti Moune in the new Broadway production of Once On This Island following an extensive international search by the show's casting team.  (more...)

Norm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the NikkoNorm Lewis to Ring in the Holidays at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis rings in the holiday season at Feinstein's at the Nikko with Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas on Friday, December 8 (8 p.m.), Saturday, December 9 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, December 10 (5 p.m.). (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Finds Its 'Ti Moune' - Go Behind the Scenes and See a Special Message from the Star!BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Finds Its 'Ti Moune' - Go Behind the Scenes and See a Special Message from the Star!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore, an 18 year-old Oregon native, will make her Broadway debut as Ti Moune in the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. Click below to go behind the scenes on the international search for Ti Moune, plus see a message from Hailey! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/8/2017 - 8/15/2017. (more...)

BWW First Person: What A Difference A Transfer Can Make; Looking at the Differences in Shows Between London and New YorkBWW First Person: What A Difference A Transfer Can Make; Looking at the Differences in Shows Between London and New York
by Kerry Breen - Aug 13, 2017

Ever wonder how your favorite show looks on the other side of the Atlantic? Sometimes a show is exactly the same - and sometimes, the changes can make it nearly unrecognizable. It's no secret that productions cross the Atlantic all the time - whether they be iconic blockbusters like PHANTOM OF THE OPERA or more recent popular productions such as BEAUTIFUL and KINKY BOOTS. Sometimes, those shows end up almost exactly the same in their new home, with only the most minute changes; others appear to be entirely new pieces. The casts may change; staging may vary. Sometimes certain turns of phrase are edited or altered to make more sense, geographically or in terms of local slang. (more...)

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