Lea Salonga - The Journey Continues at the Town Hall on Friday, May 4thApril 30, 2012 - by City Guide News Desk
This Friday, May 4, The Town Hall, Broadway’s landmark concert and theatre venue, will present Lea Salonga: The Journey Continues as the Tony- and Olivier Award-winning actress and recording artist Lea Salonga performs in concert at 8pm. Tickets, priced at $55, $50 and $45, are now available via ticketmaster.com at by calling 800-982-2787.
Having enchanted audiences worldwide, Lea Salonga originated the role of Kim in Broadway’s Miss Saigon, for which she won the Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. She also played Eponine and Fantine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway. She was named a “Disney Legend” in 2011 for her work as the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Lea made her debut in the world of cabaret in 2010, performing a sold-out, three-week engagement at the Café Carlyle in New York City. In August 2011 she released a live version of her 2010 concert “Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far.” The Journey Continues is an intimate evening that features a selection of Broadway tunes, standard classics and today’s hits, as well as personal stories of Salonga’s incredible journey, spanning decades.
The Town Hall was built in 1921 by a group of suffragettes and began as a lecture hall and public forum for debates where America’s Town Meetings on The Air was broadcast live for 25 years. Over the decades, Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandberg, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis and most recently, The Dalai Lama and President Obama have graced the stage. Today the hall flourishes as a popular, affordable venue, boasting the hottest acts in rock, pop, folk, cabaret, world music, comedy and dance, including Billy Joel, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Natalie Merchant, Graham Nash, Liza Minnelli, Cyndi Lauper, Norah Jones, Andre Watts, Henry Rollins, Joe Jackson, Pink Martini, Regina Spektor, Bryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Robin Williams, Dawn Upshaw, Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Al Gore, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Mercer, Don Rickles, Jay Leno, Dave Matthews, Vanessa Williams, and Ben Folds. For over a decade, The Town Hall has hosted live broadcasts of Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion. In its annual show, Broadway Rising Stars, The Town Hall gives recent graduates from the nation’s leading performing arts schools a chance to showcase their talents and perform on the legendary stage. The Town Hall Educational Outreach Program helps schools build their arts programs and advance student learning through standards-based, collaborative arts residencies. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, The Town Hall has produced the Feature Film Seminar Series and a number of new and critically acclaimed musical series, which include the Spring Series, Broadway By The Year®, The Broadway Cabaret Festival and The Summer Broadway Festival.
Tickets to Lea Salonga: The Journey Continues are $55, $50 and $45. All tickets for The Town Hall’s season are available through Ticketmaster by calling 800-982-2787, or online at ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be obtained by visiting The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6pm (daily, except Sundays) at 123 W. 43rd St. - (212) 840-2824.
The Town Hall’s spring season also includes: Loudon Wainwright III With Some Family and Friends on Fri, May 18 @ 8pm, An Evening with Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux on Fri, June 1 @ 8pm, Jane Krakowski: Live at The Town Hall on Fri, June 8 @ 8pm, and The Romulo Larrera Ensemble: Tango for Lovers on Fri, June 22 @ 8pm. In addition, The Town Hall will present their acclaimed concert series Broadway By The Year®, created, written and hosted for The Town Hall by Scott Siegel as follows: The Broadway Musical of 1975 on Mon, May 14th at 8pm and The Broadway Musicals of 1987 on Mon, June 11th at 8pm.