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Lea Salonga to perform at the Dubai Opera in March 2020

Jul 08, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Middle East fans, mark your calendars!

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Lea Salonga on Season 4 of 'The Voice Kids': We have a good crop

Jul 06, 2019 - 2:22 PM

'They all seem all driven, hardworking, just good human beings'

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WATCH: Eva Noblezada, Princess Punzalan, Lea Salonga shine in 'Yellow Rose' trailer

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:21 PM

'Yellow Rose' is Eva's debut film and Lea and Princess' big screen comeback

YELLOW ROSE. Eva Noblezada stars as an undocumented Filipino girl who dreams of being a country music singer. Screenshot from Yellow Rose on YouTube

Here's what Lea Salonga had to say about the 'Aladdin' live action movie

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:50 PM

The original singing voice of Princess Jasmine commends Naomi Scott's performance of 'Speechless'

‘It seems to be our time:’ Lea Salonga on her big screen comeback in ‘Yellow Rose’

May 02, 2019 - 11:06 AM

After over two decades, Lea returns to the big screen in a film that depicts the struggles of Filipinos immigrants abroad

LEA SALONGA. The Broadway legend is making her big screen comeback. File photo by Alecs Ongcal

Lea Salonga 'flattered' by comparisons to Captain Marvel's new look

May 01, 2019 - 11:56 PM

What does doe Broadway star have to say about her hair being compared to that of the superhero?

The Voice Teens

Lea Salonga calls out theater-goers who use their phones during shows

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:46 PM

The theater veteran schools theater-goers on audience etiquette

LEA SALONGA. The theater veteran slams audience members who violate theater etiquette. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Fil-Am movie 'Yellow Rose' to open 35th LA Asian Pacific Filmfest

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'Yellow Rose' stars Lea Salonga and Eva Noblezada

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project | Evening wRap

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:22 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

Lacson: Arroyo allies' districts get big 'pork' in 2019 budget | Midday wRap

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:27 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Lea Salonga joins cast of Atlantis Theatrical's 'Sweeney Todd'

Dec 08, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Lea is set to play the role of Mrs Lovett

WATCH: Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman reunite for 'Miss Saigon' medley

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:16 AM

The original Kim and Chris perform 'Sun and Moon,' and ' Last Night of the World' during Lea's anniversary concert

Lea Salonga's 40th: Unapologetically authentic

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:04 PM

For two magical nights in Manila, Lea Salonga leaves her heart on the stage

Duterte on gun ban, Ompong, Barangay to Broadway | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Ralf Rivas

Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'

Lea Salonga, Eva Noblezada to star in musical film 'Yellow Rose'

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Lea and Eva are known for playing Kim in the musical 'Miss Saigon'

July inflation, Basilan blast, Lea Salonga | Evening wRap

Jul 31, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Pia Ranada

WATCH: Lea Salonga sings 'Reflection' from 'Mulan'

Jul 31, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Actress Keala Settle shares a video of Lea singing a few lines of the hit Disney song

6 things to know about ‘Once on This Island,' the Broadway musical

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:34 AM

A musical where Lea Salonga is one of the stars wins Best Revival of a Musical at the Tony Awards 2018

LOOK: Lea Salonga's daughter Nicole meets Angela Bassett

May 15, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Wakanda forever!

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. Lea Salonga, with her daughter Nicole Chien. Screenshot from Instagram.com/msleasalonga

Lea Salonga joins 'Annie' cast at Hollywood Bowl

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Lea is set to play the role of Grace Farrell, the assistant of Oliver Warbucks

The Voice Teens

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, February 26 - March 4, 2017

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

WATCH: Lea Salonga talks about playing the goddess of love at 47

Mar 01, 2018 - 9:35 PM

Rappler sits down with Lea Salonga in NYC, where she's starring as Erzulie in 'Once on This Island' on Broadway

LEA SALONGA. The Broadway star plays Erzulie in 'Once On This Island.' Rappler Screenshot

WATCH: Lea Salonga performs for 'Go Red for Women Dress' collection 2018

Feb 09, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Marisa Tomei, En Vogue, Kate Walsh, and Melissa Joan Hart are among the other celebrities who walked onstage for the annual event

LOOK: Lea Michele meets (and fangirls over) Lea Salonga

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:41 AM

The ‘Glee’ actress fangirls over the Broadway star after seeing her onstage

LEA MEETS LEA. The two Broadway actresses share a moment. Screengrab from Twitter.com/LeaMichele

Paulo Avelino on Lea Salonga's tweets: It gives me confidence

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Paulo gives an update on 'Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral,' plus his thoughts on the distribution of cinemas during the Metro Manila Film Festival

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'Keep discourses respectful,' says Lea Salonga on Gatchalian's 'gago' tweets

Jan 02, 2018 - 7:15 PM

'If you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen,' Lea Salonga tells Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

#PugadBaboy: Die-hard's Job

Oct 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lea Salonga's daughter Nicole Chien joins cast of 'Matilda the Musical'

Sep 12, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Nicole Chien is set to make her theater debut in the play which is based on the novel Matilda by Roald Dahl

Lea Salonga returns to Broadway with 'Once on This Island'

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Lea is set play Erzulie the goddess of love

‘The Voice Kids’ finalist Esang de Torres cast as lead in ‘Matilda the Musical’

Aug 02, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Esang will be sharing the role of Matilda with Uma Martin and Felicity Kyle Napuli

MATILDA. The three young actresses will be alternating for the title role in Atlantis Theatrical’s take on a well-loved tale. Screengrab from Instagram.com/msleasalonga

Lea Salonga defends 'The Voice Teen' contestant Isabela Vinzon from bashers

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Lea says Isabela went through the audition process She also tells the teen contestants to start getting used to criticism

FULL LIST: Winners, Tony Awards 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Dear Evan Hansen is one of the big winners of the 2017 Tony Awards – here s a look at everyone who took home an award on the big night

IN PHOTOS: Lea Salonga's selfies with stars at Tony Awards 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:34 AM

Lea shares her photos with Mark Hamill Lin Manuel Miranda Josh Gad and more

Lea Salonga to present at Tony Awards 2017

Jun 07, 2017 - 1:45 AM

The award winning actress joins Rachel Bloom Glenn Close Whoopi Goldberg and many more as one of the event s celebrity presenters

The Voice Teens

LOOK: Lea Salonga, Aga Muhlach reunite

Jun 06, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The Sana Maulit Muli stars catch up over dinner with their spouses

WATCH: Elha Nympha in blind audition on 'The Voice Teens PH'

Jun 04, 2017 - 8:55 AM

Elha auditions for The Voice Teens Philippines with a rendition of Sia s Chandelier

Stars react to Tito Sotto's comment on single mothers

May 04, 2017 - 1:54 AM

Lea Salonga Janine Gutierrez Bianca Gonzalez and more speak up about single moms after Senator Tito Sotto s comment

SPEAKING UP. After Senator Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III's comment on single moms, Pokwang, Lea Salonga, and Bianga Gonzalez air their views on social media. File photos by Alecs Ongcal/Martin San Diego/Rappler

WATCH: Iñigo Pascual surprises singer on 'The Voice Teens'

Apr 16, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Iñigo performs Dahil Sa Yo with teen contestant Mikko Estrada

WATCH: Actor Roi Vinzon's daughter joins 'The Voice Teens'

Apr 16, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Isabela Vinzon performs Feeling Good for the coaches

WATCH: 'The Voice Teens' coaches perform 'Next In Line'

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED Lea Salonga Sharon Cuneta Bamboo and Sarah Geronimo sing Next In Line by After Image for The Voice Teens

Lea Salonga supports song-free 'Mulan' remake

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:18 PM

Lea Salonga who provided the title character s singing voice in the original says Let the [new] film be a different thing altogether

WATCH: Elha Nympha's spot on Lea Salonga impression on 'YFSF Kids'

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Elha performs a rendition of Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon and a short sample of On My Own from Les Miserables

The overwhelming art of Lea Salonga

Feb 19, 2017 - 8:55 PM

My heart was on a rollercoaster ride for two hours It was filled with joy love sadness disappointment and pain

LOOK: Maxine Medina's pearls for the Miss Universe National Gift Auction

Jan 23, 2017 - 8:43 PM

Proceeds from the gifts in the auction will go to Positive Action Foundation Philippines

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'Fun Home': A musical for all

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:43 PM

Fun Home starring Cris Villonco Lea Salonga and Eric Kunze is the first international production the Tony Award winning musical

Photo courtesy of Atlantis Productions

Lea Salonga on fear and hope after Trump election win

Nov 13, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Lea Salonga reflects on fears after a Trump victory but ends her note with inspiring conviction

Lea Salonga on 'Fun Home,' working with Eric Kunze

Nov 11, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Lea talks about playing Helen Bechdel and how she hopes the musical will aid the conversation on mental health as well as sexuality

Cris Villonco, Mikkie Bradshaw join Lea Salonga in 'Fun Home'

Oct 24, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Lea also reunites with her Les Miserables co star Eric Kunze Here s the full cast of the Philippine production of Fun Home

Photos courtesy of Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group