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June 18, 2011

Lea Salonga's New York in June gets good reviews from The New York Times

This Tony Award winner’s latest Café Carlyle performance earned a nod from this prestigious paper.
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lea_salonga_extra.jpgWorld-renowned Filipina Broadway actress Lea Salonga got positive feedback on her performance for her new cabaret show, New York in June, at the Café Carlyle. New York Times reviewer Stephen Holden describes Salonga’s show as “a much smarter, more carefully conceived program than her debut at the club last year.”

“Ms. Salonga’s bright, metallically edged voice is a shiny all-purpose instrument that confidently establishes its dominion over whatever musical setting surrounds it,” he says in his review.  “Because her accompaniment consists of only piano (Larry Yurman), bass (John Miller) and guitar (Jack Cavari), she isn’t required to belt, which is all to the good in an intimate cabaret setting.”

In particular, he cites Salonga’s rendition of Joshua Salzman-Ryan Cunningham’s “Just Not Now” from the Off Broadway musical I Love You Because and her interpretation of The Beatles’s "Blackbird" as her most poignant performances. It also describes her back-to-back performances of two contrasting songs—“I Enjoy Being a Girl” from Flower Drum Song, which she sang with angry passion, and “Femininity” from the Disney movie Summer Magic, which she crooned with “honeyed perkiness”—as “the most incisive juxtaposition of songs.”

The review ends with praise for Salonga’s version of Sondheim’s “Everybody Says Don’t,” which Holden describes as “the show’s ultimate expression of self-assertion.” He even calls Salonga “a performer determined to leap every hurdle.”

Watch GMA-7’s video of Lea Salonga being interviewed about New York in June below! Her dress was made by New York-based Filipino designer Robin Tomas.

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  • kyle Jun 18 2011 @ 11:57pm Report Abuse
       
    This girl is so laos na.
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  • carrie Jun 19 2011 @ 09:05pm Report Abuse
       
    I love Ms. Lea Salonga. She really has evolved from an artist to a significant influential woman. Always classy , elegant ,articulate, at best on her craft, a woman who is aware of social issues and whose opinion shows her good conscience. She prefers perfection on her craft and relevance to the society than stardom.
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  • taggy Jun 20 2011 @ 01:07pm Report Abuse
       
    Ms. Salonga has an incredible and "credible" voice to be where she is.Her voive is no ordinary voice and she deserves more praise than what she's getting.
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