Broadway in the Park is a Wolf Trap production 2023

The third annual Broadway In The Park at Wolf Trap will feature Lea Salonga and Megan Hilty on June 16.

In conjunction with Signature Theatre, the evening will include Signature favorites Phillip Attmore, Austin Colby, Felicia Curry, Katie Mariko Murray, Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton, and Bobby Smith. Jon Kalbfleisch will conduct and Matthew Gardiner will direct.

Salonga is well known for her Tony-winning portrayal as Kim in “Miss Saigon.” She was Éponine, Fantine, and Erzulie in “Les Misérables” on Broadway and in London.

Salonga sang Jasmine in “Aladdin” and Fa Mulan in “Mulan” and “Mulan II” offstage.

“There will be a lot of songs from musicals and we’re not just limited to the theatre; we also have some films incorporated in there,” Salonga remarked without spoiling the evening’s surprise.

“It’s fun to go to Wolf Trap, work with a great orchestra, and work with cool people. I like every live performance.”

Broadway in the Park will feature music from these popular productions and movies.

Hilty, who played Ivy Lynn in “Smash,” has also played Glinda in “Wicked” and Doralee in “9 to 5 the Musical.” She’s filming Amazon’s “The Pradeeps of Pittsburgh” season 1, which airs in September.

Salonga said she hopes Megan performs “Let Me Be Your Star,” her favorite song from Smash. “We’re all working on the list and we’ll see how it plays out as the day gets closer.”

Hilty as Lily and Salonga as Grace previously performed together in a 2018 Hollywood Bowl version of “Annie.”

Salonga will star in Broadway’s “Here Lies Love,” based on David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s concept album about former Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, next month. She will join the all-Filipino cast from July 11 to August 13.

Salonga called it “incredibly inventive, spectacular, and emotional.” It’s great fun. It’s significant since it’s about a specific moment in Philippine history, not just politics. It’s deep.”

The performance settled with unions last week to use a 12-member orchestra. Salonga, who also produced the show, said everyone wanted a fair settlement.

“I trust David’s vision for the show,” she stated. “I’m sitting on the producing team and asking questions, but I’m not privy to everything, but I felt we would get where we needed to by the opening.”

After her month in “Here Lies Love,” Salonga will go to London to embark on “Old Friends,” a Cameron Mackintosh-produced Stephen Sondheim homage with Bernadette Peters.

The Wolf Trap performance may include songs from these two shows.

Salonga encouraged people to go because they’ll hear amazing music, fantastic artists, and tales.

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