OLIVIER AWARD ‘MISS SAIGON’ WINNER LEA SALONGA TO ACCOMPANY MULTI-PLATINUM GROUP IL DIVO ON UK TOUR THIS AUTUMN
Lea Salonga, the award winning singer and actress best known for her Tony & Olivier Award winning role in Miss Saigon, will join Il Divo on their autumn tour across the UK entitled IL DIVO – A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE.
The UK leg of the group’s fourth world tour kicking off on October 18, supports their newest compilation of Broadway songs, A Musical Affair.
Il Divo previewed this new show on Broadway with a successful limited engagement at the Marquis Theater in November last year.
Nightly concerts will gleam with Lea Salonga’s powerful voice and perfect pitch on both solo performances and duets with the group throughout the night. Il Divo’s signature romantic and emotional performances will include heartfelt classics like “Some Enchanted Evening” (South Pacific), “Tonight” (West Side Story), “Memory” (Cats) and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (The Lion King).
“I am thrilled to be joining Il Divo as they continue their Musical Affair tour worldwide,” says Salonga. “Having such a passion for musical theater since an early age myself, I cannot imagine a more talented group to join forces with to share these timeless songs with audiences of all ages. And it doesn’t hurt that they are so handsome to look at too.”
“We’re excited to be bringing our brand new show with the incredible Lea Salonga ‘home’ to the UK,” says Sébastien. “Delving into the world of Broadway repertoire is new territory for us, and being able to create a wonderful new show with such an established and celebrated star of many musicals is such an honour.”
Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer/actress best known for originating the Olivier award-winning role of Kim in the West End production of Miss Saigon, then later bringing it to the Broadway stage for which she won a Tony, among other awards. The first Asian to play Eponine in Les Misérables on Broadway, she subsequently returned to the show in 2007 as Fantine, and again reprised the role for the sold-out 25th anniversary concert in London. Salonga garnered a Craig Noel nomination for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for her latest work in the U.S., Allegiance, a production developed by legendary actor George Takei. Salonga’s feature film credits include the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Most recently, Lea Salonga was a judge on the Philippines’ hit version of “The Voice.”
The IL DIVO – A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE tour, is Il Divo’s fourth world tour, spanning 10 months, 6 continents and 138 shows this year. Having just finished their largest ever tour in Japan, including 4 sell out nights at the prestigious Budokan, the group start their 3 month tour across North America next week.
IL DIVO: A MUSICAL AFFAIR
THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE
Sat 18th BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Sun 19th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Tues 21st NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Wed 22nd GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Fri 24th NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena
Sat 25th MANCHESTER, phones 4u Arena
Tues 28th BRIGHTON, Centre
Wed 29th BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre
Fri 31st LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Sat 1st LONDON, The O2
Presented by SJM by Arrangement with SOLO and Vector Management
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