Lea Salonga to host All-Asian American musical production
NEW YORK – Tony Award Winner and Disney star Lea Salonga will make a special appearance as the host of CollaborAzian’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on July 15th, 2021 (extended to July 28).
The abridged version of Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak’s musical is directed by Sesame Street’s Alan Muraoka and features an all-Asian American cast and production team.
“Historically, Asian American artists have been marginalized in media and on stage… productions like this help to spotlight the tremendous talent that has been overlooked” says Salonga. “We’re here to show the world that we are here, and we are fantastic.”
The production has generated much excitement in the theater community, announcing an exclusive streaming partnership with Broadway On Demand and promotional partnership with Broadway World.
“Broadway On Demand is committed to celebrating diversity and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities,” says Tralen Doler, Broadway On Demand Vice President of Programming and Partnerships. “It is an honor to partner with CollaborAzian in bringing this incredible production the attention it deserves.”
Along with the increased demand for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) representation in Hollywood, the AAPI Broadway and theatrical communities are also making their voices heard.
Organizations such as the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) Broadway Diversity Project, Unapologetically Asian, Leviathan Labs, Chinosity, and Tremendous Communications have also come together in support of the production.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder will be available on Broadway On Demand until July 28. To donate to Stop AAPI Hate and purchase tickets, please visit https://bit.ly/collaborazian-ggtlm. Donations for StopAAPIHate.org are now being accepted and tickets for the virtual show are now available.
Tickets are available now: https://bit.ly/collaborazian-ggtlm