All tagged Lea Salonga

The Gods Be Praised! Reviewing the New Cast Recording of Once On This Island

I thought it would be impossible for Broadway Records to top the sensational job they did recording the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, an album that was so alive with energy and pristine clarity that it made its way to a Grammy Award win. Well, hold onto your hats because a new hurricane is blowing in the Caribbean with the new cast recording of Once On This Island, and the gods be praised: Broadway Records has outdone itself. 

Dream Casting Our Favorite Broadway Divas

Last week, I wrote a piece about Broadway divas who showed exemplary acting skills. It got me thinking about some of our greatest living actresses of the musical stage and what classic musical theatre role I would most like to see them tackle next. Playing casting director is always a great deal of fun, and I hope you will chime in with your thoughts as well. For me, this is where I'd like to see some of our favorite leading ladies of the stage try their talents.

Why ALLEGIANCE Will Be an Important Musical of the 2015-2016 Season

Yes, Hamilton has opened to rave reviews and audiences are experiencing a rare elation accompanied by facial tics and bladder leakage where this innovative musical is concerned. A bit like Hillary Clinton, the production has been preordained to be a big winner and, come this time next year, it will have several accolades under its belt. However, just like Bernie Sanders has proven to be an important force in the primary elections and could possibly steal some of Clinton’s thunder, the musical Allegiance is coming to town as its own important force of musical theatre.