Here’s another Filipina shining bright in London
By Tambi Wycoco
New York City – Filipino singer and actress Christine Allado is the new heartthrob of the London theatrical circuit who has just snagged the roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the forthcoming London West End production of the Broadway hit musical Hamilton. Hamilton will premier at the Victoria Palace Theatre, in London on November 21, 2017.
Recently, Christine performed in a Manila concert with tenor Andrea Bocelli who, it was revealed, liked her very much. She also recently staged a solo concert in Manila. Her most recent credential in performing arts is the lead role in the highly successful London rap musical “In the Heights.”
Christine is currently on a brief vacation in New York prior to her Hamilton appearances in London. She will give her kababayan and their friends a preview of her world-class talents by staging a concert at the Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel on 136-20 38th Avenue Flushing, Queens, NY 11354. This will be at 7PM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Phoenix Ballroom. Tickets are at $65-100.
Produced and directed by New York theater arts guru Miguel Braganza, Christine’s New York performance promises to be a wide eye opener for Filipinos and their friends as they experience the awesome performance talents of Christine, the latest and newest Filipina performing artist international rage.
The book, music and lyrics of Hamilton was by Lin Manuel Miranda, direction of the London performances is by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. It is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton.
The London production of Hamilton is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater and Cameron Mackintosh. It will also have Filipino actress Rachel Ann Go appearing with Christine in the role of the other Schuyler sister, Eliza.
Christine’s astounding performances include “From Here to Eternity” and “Here Lies Love” aside from the most recent “In the Heights.” (IINS)