Star Magic starts talent-packed U.S. tour
After a long pandemic wait, East and West Coast fans of Filipino shows now have their chance to see their favorite talents from Star Magic, the premier talent management agency of the Philippines.
Star Magic made sure to come through the pandemic with its commitment to going global, not only through expansion of content production, but also through championing the Filipino talent worldwide.
So, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, Star Magic is bringing in grand fashion some of the brightest stars of this generation this August to the U.S. for back-to-back blockbuster events this summer.
“Beyond the Stars” is three nights of entertainment with a glamorous, youthful, fresh and energetic power-packed talent line-up:
Zanjoe Marudo. Belle Mariano, Donny Pangilinan, Andrea Brillantes, Gigi De Lana, AC Bonifacio, Kyle Echarri, Angela Ken, Sab, Lian Kyla, Janine Berdin, Eric Nicolas, Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Alexa Ilacad, KD Estrada, Maris Racal, Charlie Dizon, Carlo Aquino, and Kim Chiu. Most accomplished in the lineup are Zanjoe Marudo and Kim Chiu.
Zanjoe Marudo is an actor and model who began his career after finishing as the 4th Big Placer in Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 1 (2006) and starred in the TV series Lovers in Paris (2009), Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Kristine (2010), Annaliza (2013), among others.
Marudo received numerous local and international awards, including the International Emmy last 2017 for Best Performance by an Actor for Maalaala Mo Kaya: Anino Episode. Recently he received a Best Supporting Actor Award from Gawad Tanglaw 2022 for his film Isa Pang Bahaghari that was released during the Metro Manila Film Festival last 2020.
Kim Chiu, the Chinita Princess (Prinsesa Chinita) is in her 30s and is an actress, model, host, singer, dancer, and vlogger and was once hailed as the “Queen of the Dance Floor” and as the “Princess of Philippine Movies and TV” for three consecutive years.
Chiu started her showbiz career at the age of 16 after winning the first teen edition of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother and starred in the television series Sana Maulit Muli (2007), which won her the year’s Most Promising Female Star and Most Popular Loveteam with Gerald Anderson at the GMMSF Awards.
This was followed by a string of successful projects, including leading roles in television dramas such as Ikaw Lamang (2014), The Story of Us (2016), Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin (2017–2018), Love Thy Woman (2020) and Bawal Lumabas: The Series (2020).
Chiu also received a PMPC Award for Best Drama Actress for her performance in Ikaw Lamang and four FAMAS Award nominations (winning one).
First to see the Star Magic lineup were fans from New York as the cast performed on August 6 at the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn — one of the most exquisite theaters in the U.S. The venue is an ornate spectacle that is home to state-of-the-art live performances that have revitalized the famous Brooklyn art scene.
Next destination for the stars is California, starting on August 12 at The Warfield in San Francisco, a city institution for over 86 years that is now operated by Goldenvoice, the creator of Coachella and Stagecoach festivals.
This will be followed by another show on August 14 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, a classic city cultural and architectural landmark that remains one of the most popular venues in plush Beverly Hills.
The shows are made possible through the collaboration of Star Magic with iWantTFC and TFC. “Beyond the Stars” is co-presented with World Remit and Tancinco Law as a major sponsor.
Star Magic has served as home and training ground to the biggest and brightest names in Philippine entertainment for three decades now and has provided workshops in acting, dance, art, script appreciation, styling, and voice production as well as physical fitness training to develop well-rounded and world-class performers with discipline and the proper work ethic.