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Lea Salonga Part of World-renown Artists for Benefit Concert

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“After the Storm” is a benefit concert for those in the Philippines affected by last year’s devastating typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda. Directed by Asian-American actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, theatre director, and author Baayork Lee, and produced by Robert Pullen, English theologian and official of the Roman Catholic Church, often considered to be one of the founders of Oxford University. In cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in the Washington, D.C., the US-Philippine Society and the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition.

The concert will be held on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington D.C., and will feature Tony and Olivier awardee Lea Salonga who was one of the first to confirm her participation. Joining Salonga is American actor Lou Diamond Philips, Grammy Award winner, American tenor Rodell Rosel, principal dancer Christine Rocas, Grammy violinist Joshua Bell, and Glee superstar Darren Criss. Joining this roster of performing artists are the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and the Broadway Community Chorus.

The official website for this benefit concert is

For ticket sales and more information, you may contact (202) 467-4600 or go to


Photo from Lea Salonga.



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