Lea Salonga to accompany Il Divo on tour this summer


AWARD-WINNING SINGER LEA SALONGA TO ACCOMPANY

MULTI-PLATINUM GROUP IL DIVO ON TOUR THIS SPRING

Il Divo - A Musical Affair

June 3 – Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh Tickets

Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 12, 2014) – Lea Salonga, the award winning singer and actress best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon, will join Il Divo on their spring tour across the U.S. and Canada entitled IL DIVO – A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE. The Live Nation-promoted trek, which kicks off on March 28th, supports the group’s newest compilation of Broadway songs, A Musical Affair. Il Divo previewed this new show on Broadway with a successful limited engagement at the Marquis Theater in November.

Tickets for the Raleigh concert can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre and Duke Energy Center box offices or by phone 800-745-3000.

Nightly concerts will gleam with Lea Salonga’s powerful voice and perfect pitch on both solo performances and duets with the group throughout the night. Il Divo’s signature romantic and emotional performances will include heartfelt classics like “Some Enchanted Evening” (South Pacific), “Tonight” (West Side Story), “Memory” (Cats) and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” (The Lion King). Tickets are on sale now at IlDivo.com and LiveNation.com.

“I am thrilled to be joining Il Divo as they continue their Musical Affair tour worldwide,” says Salonga. “Having such a passion for musical theater since an early age myself, I cannot imagine a more talented group to join forces with to share these timeless songs with audiences of all ages. And it doesn’t hurt that they are so handsome to look at too.”

“We’re excited to be bringing our brand new show with the incredible Lea Salonga to North America,” says Sébastien. “Delving into the world of Broadway repertoire is new territory for us, and being able to create a wonderful new show with such an established and celebrated star of many musicals is such an honor.”

Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer/actress best known for originating the Olivier award-winning role of Kim in the West End production of Miss Saigon, then later bringing it to the Broadway stage for which she won a Tony, among other awards. The first Asian to play Eponine in Les Misérables on Broadway, she subsequently returned to the show in 2007 as Fantine, and again reprised the role for the sold-out 25th anniversary concert in London. Salonga garnered a Craig Noel nomination for Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for her latest work in the U.S., Allegiance, a production developed by legendary actor George Takei. Salonga’s feature film credits include the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Most recently, Lea Salonga was a judge on the Philippines’ hit version of “The Voice.”

 

Tour dates for IL DIVO – A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE are as follows:

 

March 28           Phoenix, AZ                  Comerica Theatre

March 29           Las Vegas, NV              Mandalay Bay Events Center

March 30           Santa Barbara, CA         Arlington Theater

April 2               San Diego, CA              Copley Symphony Hall

April 4               Indio, CA                      Fantasy Springs

April 5               Los Angeles, CA           Dolby Theater

April 6               Oakland, CA                  The Paramount Theatre

April 9               Seattle, WA                   Benaroya Hall

April 10             Vancouver, BC              Queen Elizabeth Theater

April 12             Edmonton, AB              Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

April 13             Calgary, AB                  Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

April 15             Salt Lake City, UT          Energy Solutions Arena

April 16             Denver, CO                   Bellco Theatre

April 18             Chicago, IL                   Rosemont Theatre

April 19             Detroit, MI                     Fox Theater

April 21             Indianapolis, IN             Murat Theater @ Old Nation Centre

April 22             St. Louis, MO                Peabody Opera House

April 25             Thackerville, OK            Winstar World Casino

April 26             Tulsa, OK                      Brady Theater

April 27             Houston, TX                  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

May 6               New Orleans, LA            Saenger Theatre

May 8               Miami, FL                      Fillmore Miami Beach @ Jackie Gleason Theatre

May 9               Tampa, FL                    Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center Morsani Hall

May 12             Orlando, FL                   Hard Rock Theater

May 14             Washington, DC            DAR Constitution Hall

May 16             Boston, MA                  Wang Theatre

May 17             Atlantic City, NJ                        Borgata Casino

May 18             Pittsburgh, PA              Benedum Center

May 20             Hamilton, PA                Hamilton Place Theatre

May 21             Toronto, ON                  Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

May 23             Ottawa, ON                   National Arts Centre Southam Hall

May 24             Kingston, ON                K-Rock Centre

May 27             Oshawa, ON                  General Motors Centre

May 28             Montreal, QC                 Place Des Arts

May 30            Akron, OH                     Akron Civic Theatre

May 31             Columbus, OH              Palace Theatre

June 1              Kettering, OH                Fraze Pavilion

June 3           Raleigh, NC                The Red Hat Amphitheater

June 4              Baltimore, MD              Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric

June 7              Providence, RI              Providence Performing Arts Center

 

About Il Divo

Il Divo is the world’s first and most successful classical crossover group. The foursome have sold over 26 million albums worldwide, achieved over 50 number one records, received 160 gold and platinum sales awards in over 33 countries and staged four groundbreaking world tours. The international quartet comprises of tenor Urs Buhler of Switzerland, baritone Carlos Marin of Spain, pop artist Sébastien Izambard of France and tenor David Miller from the United States. As Il Divo first came to fruition in 2003, this year’s album and complementary concert series marks a milestone for the four singers as they commemorate the success of a 10-year career together.

 

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