Showing posts with label Lea Salonga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lea Salonga. Show all posts

Celebrated Broadway Actress Lea Salonga to Join The Tabernacle Choir on Tour of “Hope” to the Philippines

Acclaimed Broadway singer and actress Lea Salonga will be the featured guest artist on the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square’s tour to the Philippines. This is the

second stop on the Choir’s world tour of “Hope” and the first visit by the Choir to the Philippines.

Lea Salonga is a multiple award-winning actor and singer renowned across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch. She is acclaimed for her Tony Award–winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards in the field of musical theatre.

Many fans of all ages recognize Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. Lea served as a judge on the Philippines hit version of “The Voice,” including the ratings juggernaut “The Voice Kids.” An avid techie and gamer, Lea divides her time between Manila, Philippines, with her family and the United States.

PLDT Home empowers Filipino arts, launches support for #TheFutureIsCreative campaign with new single “Muling Pagbangon”

Creative talent is the very fiber of Filipino culture, which ultimately also fuels the engine of Philippine economic growth. Following the pandemic’s heavy blow to the country’s creative industry, telco leader PLDT Home is expressing support for the sector’s recovery through its “The Future is Creative” campaign. To kickstart the initiative, it collaborated with young Filipino-American hip-hop prodigy Alex Bruce and the internationally acclaimed Philippine Madrigal Singers for an OPM anthem of hope titled Muling Pagbangon.  

Muling Pagbangon inspires optimism for a brighter tomorrow when Filipinos rise triumphant over the present adversities, through passion and creativity. 

REVIEW: Yellow Rose

It’s quite refreshing to see a Filipino-American film that is now showing in theaters commercially in the US. With the issue of immigration still a huge problem with many Filipino-Americans, it really has become a real life villain for many. Yellow Rose comes in as an interesting tale revolving around immigration and country music.

Written and directed by Diane Paragas, the movie premiered in the LAAPFF in 2019 and was supposed to be released commercially however was delayed due to the pandemic. However through partnership with KTX and Cinexpress, it will now be available for streaming in the country.

Award-winning film YELLOW ROSE premieres in the Philippines this January 29

The world gets a chance to witness a timely story of pursuing one’s passion despite struggles as Star Cinema brings the film ‘Yellow Rose’ to various streaming platforms this January 29 following its festival route.

Starring Grammy®-winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Eva Noblezada, award-winning country music artist Dale Watson, local icon Princess Punzalan and Tony Award®-winner and Grammy®-nominee Lea Salonga, the film revolves around a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known.

Bayanihan Musikahan raises additional 1.5M in 1 hour

Broadway superstar Lea Salonga captivates viewers of the online fundraising series

April 3, 2020—Small donations amounting to PhP 1.5 million poured into the Bayanihan Musikahan fund-raiser in 1 hour during the live concert-from-house of music superstar Lea Salonga last night. 

She began and ended her hour with composition by the principal organizer of the project, Ryan Cayabyab, National Artist for Music. Emphasizing citizen action in the face of a pandemic, Salonga encapsulated an emerging dynamic of citizens helping citizens through small contributions and exercise of talent. 

The unusual spike adds this amount to the total of PhP 22,373,178.00 already raised by April 2, 2020. Ms. Salonga announced this figure during her concert, while triggering a outpouring of support from Filipinos on lock-down, watching from their homes in the Philippines and overseas. 

UNIQLO Gives Back this Holiday Season

UNIQLO welcomes the holiday season with its “Give the Gift of LifeWear” event for the children of Bantay Bata and SOS Children’s Villages Philippines held at UNIQLO SM Megamall.

With the mission of “Unlocking the Power of Clothing”, UNIQLO is committed to reducing its environmental impact by offering innovative products and achieving sustainable business simultaneously. They recognize the power of clothing and are shifting its focus on planet, people, and community.

Pinoy talent shines in Sweeney Todd’s 40th anniversary run in Singapore

After a successful run in the Philippines, the Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group’s staging of Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is making its way to the Lion City at the Sands Theater, Marina Bay Sands.

Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon) returns to Singapore to star in this tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat. The Broadway star transforms as she sinks her teeth into the meaty role of Mrs. Lovett with OPM legend and veteran stage actor, Jett Pangan, playing the title role of the barber, Sweeney Todd.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Picks Up Award-Winning Independent Film “Yellow Rose”

FilAm director Diane Paragas’ narrative feature debut is first Filipino film acquired by Sony for theatrical release in the U.S.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) announced today that it has acquired all worldwide rights, excluding the Philippines, to the film Yellow Rose, directed by Filipino-American Diane Paragas in her narrative feature debut.

Yellow Rose is a timely story about a Filipino teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while facing the threat of deportation. The film stars two-time Tony Award Nominee Eva Noblezada (Hadestown, Miss Saigon) in her feature film debut, Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga (Once on this Island, Miss Saigon), Princess Punzalan (Mula Sa Puso), Dale Watson (Friday Night Lights), Gustavo Gomez (The Walking Dead), Libby Villari (Boyhood), and Liam Booth (Ghosts Never Sleep).

Josh Groban Concert With Special Guest Lea Salonga

Filipino fans shall once again be treated to world-class entertainment as Ovation Productions, on its 40th year, proudly announces that Tony Award-winner and Broadway royalty Lea Salonga now joins multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Groban at his special post-Valentines Manila concert this 2019. Two of the most powerful and distinct voices in the industry come together for the Bridges Tour live on February 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The unmistakable voice behind global hit "You Raise Me Up" brings his internationally recognized one-night-only show to the Philippines, backed by the magnificent ABS-CBN Orchestra, Josh’s own 5-man band, and the Ateneo Choir. This latest tour kicked off in the United States last October, marking Groban’s first tour since his sold-out Stages Tour in 2016. 

Josh Groban's brand new album Bridges was released in September 2018 to critical acclaim, featuring the singles “River,” “Granted," and “Symphony" and duets with such notable artists as Andrea Bocelli and Sarah McLachlan. Bridges Tour Live in Manila is extra special as Josh will perform songs off this record, a captivating duet or two with Lea Salonga, and his greatest hits "All I Ask," "Broken Vow," "She’s Out Of My Life," "You Raise Me Up," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "To Where You Are," "Awake," "You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)," "Believe," among many others.

Young aspirants Mica, Jona, Isabela, and Jeremy battle it out to become the first-ever “The Voice Teens” grand champion

After standing out from thousands of aspirants, and proving themselves to the coaches and viewers, the four grand finalists of “The Voice Teens” are gearing up for the vocal battle of a lifetime, for a chance to be named the show’s first-ever grand champion in the country and in Asia as will be found out at the two-day grand finals happening on July 29 and 30 and which will be streamed simulcast its Philippine airing on ABS-CBN via TFC online ( in key countries worldwide.

The Theatre at Soliare Opens Its Curtains With World Class Filipino Talent

With the growing industry of music and arts in the city, having a perfect venue for concerts, musicals, plays and other events is something that people are looking forward. And in Solaire, with the launch of the Sky Tower also opens the doors to its newest attraction The Theatre at Solaire as a future art and music mecca that can also par with the biggest and well-known venues

With a capacity of 1,760, The Theatre highlights first-class design, impressive acoustics and lighting, and a custom-designed seating to create unmatched performance viewing experience. Also fitted with the Constellation Acoustic System, the whole theater can easily change its acoustic settings with just a push of a button, making it a very flexible and reliable place for all kinds of music and sound set ups.

MUSIC LYF: Lea Salonga's Back With The Playlist The Repeat

If you missed the first two nights of "The Playlist" last December like me, Lea Salonga treats fans and music lovers to another session of her 35th anniversary concert happening at the PICC Plenary Hall this Coming January 18, 2014 at 8PM.

This will be a one night repreat so this would be the best time to get tickets after being busy with the Christmas season. There will be a lot of suprises and a great line up of songs that everyone will love from her classics to unlikely hits sung with her style.

For tickets you can contact TicketWorld at 891-9999.

Patti Austin Live in Manila for the Holidays

As Filipinos celebrate the holiday season, it’s time for a fun-filled occasion that warms the heart, fills the soul, and looks forward to a better 2014 for The Philippines. 

Headliner Patti Austin will be joined by some of the Philippines’ most popular performers and a fantastic live band in a concert celebrating the New Year, commemorating the indomitable Filipino spirit, and contributing to a better future. 

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims Typhoon Haiyan for relief efforts. Patti Austin will personally lead a continuing effort to design and build houses in Tacloban through Habitat For Humanity. 

The overall tone of the event will be joyous and upbeat, signifying a “Brand New Day” in the Philippines as the country and the world join together in gestures of celebration, goodwill and support. Patti will perform the hit songs which have made her a huge star in the Philippines and worldwide.

Petra Mahalimuyak hosts Kanta Pilipinas ONLINE!

Entertainment has gone beyond television these days. It is high time to get viral for every Filipino. TV5’s biggest and newest singing reality search, Kanta Pilipinas introduces the most popular face of online with Petra Mahalimuyak. Megan Ashley Rivera aka Petra Mahalimuyak is the 20-year old YouTube sensation who graduated at the Center of Asian Culinary Studies Philippines. She came from Las Vegas where all her viral videos were made. Set to captivate more Filipinos after deciding to migrate and work in our country, Petra Mahalimuyak continues to be the most famous endorser of Samsung, Dove Shampoo and Conditioner, KFC and Globe Tattoo. Today, she unveils another exciting program following her viral videos online as the official online host of Kanta Pilipinas.

After the hair-raising auditions and aspirants from Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Baguio, Iloilo, Batangas and SM North, Kanta Pilipinas would like to extend auditions online through a series of webisodes at Kanta Pilipinas website –

World-class acts discovered at Kanta Pilipinas SM North EDSA Auditions

The biggest and newest singing reality show of TV5, Kanta Pilipinas held auditions at SM North EDSA last March 30. Over 1500 registrants lined up to get a chance to be part of the most anticipated show featuring the theme song sung by the country's world-renowned Ms. Lea Salonga. 

The competition heats up with more head-turning voices and stories at SM North EDSA with hopefuls coming from Zamboanga, Mindoro, Tagaytay, Pampanga, Isabela Province and Marinduque. Pre-screening held at the parking lot trimmed the list to over 350 hopefuls to control the mob wanting to get in and perform on stage. Escalating more gossips and more people talking about the show, the on-lookers and mall-goers caused major traffic as hopefuls get their shot being judged by Inspirational Diva Judge Ms. Jamie Rivera, legendary music icon composer and arranger Mr. Vehnee Saturno and renowned talent manager Ms. Maristel Sempedro. 

Some who were champions in other networks and talent shows also joined in the experience and heard "Dito ka na Kapatid! Ang galing mo!" from the judges while the others were short of preparation and practice. An Eric Benet, an Alicia Keys and more remarkable talents rendered their best act and got loud applause from the audience but not all the contestants got in the final list. A Fil-am born with one ear sang to his hearts content and impressed the judges' on his struggle to adjust in the Philippine culture. Some trio and duo also performed with complete costumes to wow the judges but not all the groups received the approval for the final list. 

Kanta Pilipinas And The Audition News This March!

Set to conquer the Summer Capital of the Philippines tomorrow and the following weeks, TV5’s Kanta Pilipinas continues to scour the country in search of the next big star able to make the nation sing.

The Dream from Cagayan De Oro

With 180 registrants last Feb. 24, 2012 in SM City Cagayan De Oro reaching the cities of Iligan, Misamis and Cagayan, 76 hopefuls were called back and only 37 passed the judges’.  Filipino pop songs became the favorite rendered on the stage with many who rendered the Grammy Award winning songs of Adele and Whitney Houston, hopefuls came from different communities and barangays.

MUSIC LYF: Lea Salonga - The Journey So Far

An intimate LIVE recording from Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga - Absolutely the next best thing to being there!

"The Journey So Far," the new live CD from veteran Broadway and Tony Award-winning actress Lea Salonga, is released by Ivory Music & Video. Salonga, the Filipina singer and actress who is best known for originating the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon (and for which she won the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk Outer Critics and Theatre World Awards), will accompany the release of the CD with a worldwide tour throughout 2012.

Says Salonga, "We wanted to make this recording something very personal, touching on my life as well as my career. There are songs from my homeland, musical theater, film, and the jazz and pop worlds...this is more than just a recording; it's a memento, a lasting souvenir of this very special time in my life."


Soon to be aired on TV5, Kanta Pilipinas will be TV5's biggest reality singing search that will call for the entire nation to sing. It's not a mere singing contest as it will delve deeper into the lives of each contestant. Kanta Pilipinas will transform the lives of these ordinary individuals to be the star that the entire Philippines will admire. The program includes a Cinderella-makeover segment that will further boost each contestants appeal and that will catapult them to singing sensation status. 

Open to all Filipinos, 14-30 years old, Kanta Pilipinas will scour the whole country in a nationwide search. Applicants can be a solo, duo, or group act of any genre. The nationwide search will begin this the February. Stay tuned to TV5 for announcements.

Audition dates:

Feb. 24 - SM City CAGAYAN DE ORO
Mar. 02 - SM City CEBU
Mar. 10 - SM City DAVAO
Mar. 16 - SM City BAGUIO
Mar. 23 - SM City ILOILO
Mar. 30 - SM City NORTH EDSA
Apr. 20 - SM City BATANGAS

For more details: 

Kanta Mo, Kwento Mo, KAPATID!!! KANTA PILIPINAS!!!

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