Lea Salonga to Star in Musical Drama ‘Yellow Rose’ alongside Eva Noblezada

Known for her powerful voice, perfect pitch and Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon as well as her critically-aclaimed role as Eponine in Les Misérables, Lea Salonga is set to perform in Symphony Hall on March 1 2019.

Most recently, the Tony Award winner is set to star in the upcoming musical drama movie, Yellow Rose, alongside Tony award nominee Eva Noblezada.

Salonga last appeared on the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre for the sold-out Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary.  Known for her roles in Disney as the singing voices of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II, Salonga is also a judge on the Philippines hit version of The Voice.

The Broadway royalty has sold a staggering 19 million albums worldwide to date, making her one of the best-selling Filipina artists of all time.

Directed by Diane Paragas, the production wrapped last month in Austin Texas and marks Noblezada’s debut in a feature film.


Yellow Rose

Yellow Rose tells the story of a 17-year old Filipino American girl from Texas who secretly dreams of becoming a country music star. When her mom is arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, she runs away and is forced to embark on a journey to forge her own path or face deportation with her mother back to the Philippines.

With a cast that includes country music artist Dale Watson, who portrays an underground country singer, as well as Liam Booth, Gustavo Gomez (Animal Kingdom), Libby Villari (Boyhood) and Princess Punzalan.

With the increased demand for diverse Asian American stories in Hollywood, I can’t think of a better time to develop this film. Yellow Rose has been in development for over 15 years, and we’ve selected an incredibly talented cast to help tell this story.

Diane Paragas

Yellow Rose is supported by New York based Asian CineVision, the Cinematrografo International Film Festival (ABS-CBN Global), and was awarded the Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant earlier this year by the New York Women in Film & Television.

Salonga won a Tony in 1991 for portraying Kim in Miss Saigon and Noblezada received a Tony nomination last year for the same role.

You can catch the singer, actress and Broadway royalty at Symphony Hall on March 1 2019.