Lea Salonga back on stage with 2 productions


Posted at Jan 05 2012 03:28 PM | Updated as of Jan 06 2012 02:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Tony Award winner Lea Salonga is set to appear in two different stage productions this year, including the world premiere of a new American musical.

Asked by a follower on Twitter of her productions this year, Salonga replied on Thursday: "I have two: God of Carnage in Manila, and Allegiance in San Diego. One right after the other. Whew!"

"Allegiance" will have its world premiere on September 16 at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, California, according to the official release by The Old Globe. Previews start on September 6. It will have a limited run until October 20.

The original musical, created by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione, tells the story of a Japanese-American family forced into an internment camp in World War II.

Apart from Salonga, "Allegiance" will also feature TV and film actor George Takei from "Star Trek" and theater actor Telly Leung.

But theater fans need not fly to San Diego to see Salonga perform.

Before starring in "Allegiance," Salonga will appear in Atlantis Productions' production of the Tony Award-winning play "God of Carnage," which will run from July 13 to 22 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium.

Salonga's last stage appearance in Manila was in "Cats" at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2010.

"God of Carnage" was recently made into a movie, "Carnage," which is generating buzz for the performances of Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet as mothers whose sons were involved in a fight.

Salonga will be joined by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo in the Manila production.

Salonga also announced on Twitter that "God of Carnage" will be brought to Singapore in November.