Vice Ganda show on May 17 at historic Newark Symphony Hall

/ 10:54 PM April 29, 2019

NEW YORK—Historical splendor meets contemporary flavors on May 17 when Vice Ganda comes to the Newark Symphony Hall for the final leg of his 2019 tour in the United States – Vice Ganda: Ang Fantastic Concert ng Vaklang Twoooh!

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Produced by Reagan John Rada Productions in cooperation with TOFA LLC, M Events, and Musique Mix, Vice Ganda Live in Concert in New Jersey features some of the best Filipino and Fil-Am talents in the tri-state area led by Rasmin Diaz, Toni Gado, Temi Tecson, Michelle Michelle, Arianne Aldecoa, Angelene Coronel, and Rianne Avendula.

From left: Berniece Abquilan, Arianne Aldecoa, Rasmin Diaz, MichelleMichelle CONTRIBUTED

Also performing on that Friday evening are Melody Ursua, Giorgio Dano, Berniece Abquilan, Geuel Penalosa, Kara Denise, Neeko delos Santos, Ken Robles, and the Rac-in Cr3w Dancers.

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An iconic venue, Newark Symphony Hall is where rock legends, classical musicians, jazz greats and opera stars have made historical performances. Vice Ganda’s much-awaited concert makes its own history as it draws thousands of Filipino immigrants and their families for a taste of the homeland and his signature wit and off-color humor.

One of the best Filipino stand-up comedians of his generation, the openly gay Vice Ganda is a mainstay of the popular noontime show It’s Showtime, which has a strong following in North America and all around the world courtesy of The Filipino Channel. He is a most articulate singer, having started his career doing covers of popular songs before evolving as a stand-up comedian in comedy clubs.

His career took off following stints in TV series and sitcoms, and has now reached stellar status with his Sunday talk show Gandang Gabi Vice! having been a consistent toprater on ABS-CBN for years now. Vice Ganda’s movies are some of the biggest box office hits in the Philippines. In 2016, he became a judge in Pilipinas Got Talent and was launched last month as one of the judges in Idol Philippines.

New York cast and crew of the Vice Ganda New Jersey concert May 17 atNewark Symphony Hall CONTRIBUTED

Tickets to the Vice Ganda: Ang Fantastic Concert ng Vaklang Twoooh! are almost sold out, with the $122 to $150 seating already fully booked. Those who wish to purchase $60 to $100 tickets may do so online at Ticketmaster.com or by contacting any of the following: Grace (917) 859-8670; Miles (917) 602-5885; Gina (347) 307-6625; John (845) 633-0980; Ken (703) 859-4031; Bong (646) 289-0917. For event information and group sales, please reach out to Elton Lugay, the show’s line producer, at (917) 991-5524.

Major sponsors of the Vice Ganda concert in New Jersey are Financial Rescue LLC, MoneyGram, INQUIRER.net, Serendipity Gem and SO Jannelle. Meanwhile, its minor sponsors are Newark Symphony Hall, Home2 Suites, TFC, ABS-CBN Events, Carol & Grace Catering, Tito Rad’s Grill, Pandan Asian Cuisine, Dakila Clothing and Jo’s Flowers.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Paid parking is available across the venue. If taking the train, the venue is a walking distance from the Newark Penn Station.

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