Jacobs and Ewoldt, who are both of Filipino descent, will offer an array of musical theatre favorites, including selections from Les Misérables, West Side Story and The Lion King, as well as contemporary pop songs, kundiman (traditional Filipino love songs) and new works by rising musical theatre writers and composers. Show time is 8 PM.
Special guests are currently scheduled to include Megan McGinnis, composing team Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Filipino composer Fabian Obsipo and singers from Broadway Barkada, a Filipino group.
“The last time Ali and I sang together on a concert stage was at a tribute show for musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim at Lincoln Center two years ago. We sang ‘One Hand, One Heart’ from ‘West Side Story,' and that was it. But for our show at The Town Hall, not only will we have the chance to perform excerpts from Les Misérables for the first time since our Broadway debuts; but we also will have the opportunity to do other popular tunes from shows we haven't done yet,” said Jacobs in a statement. "I can also get to show a different side of myself in this concert, which I think people will be surprised to see."
Conceived by Victor Lirio, the evening will feature direction by Adam Fitzgerald and musical direction by David Dabbon.
Proceeds will go to the 3rd The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards, an annual award ceremony that recognizes exemplary Filipino-Americans in the New York Tri-State held in October; and to Mindoro Healthcare Consulting’s current research to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Town Hall is located at 143 W. 43rd St. For tickets, priced $40-$100, visit www.ticketmaster.com/event/03004973A4EEAAD6.
After playing the role of student revolutionary Marius in the national tour of Les Misérables, Adam Jacobs made his Broadway debut in the revival production of Les Misérables at the Broadhurst Theatre in 2006. He subsequently played the role of groom-to-be Sky in the national tour of Mamma Mia! In 2011, Jacobs originated the title role of Aladdin in Disney’s screen-to-stage adaption of Aladdin at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. Later that same year, he returned to Broadway to play the role of Simba in Disney’s The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre.
Ali Ewoldt performed the role of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin at Disney's California Adventure prior to joining the national tour and the Broadway revival production of Les Misérables, where she played the role of Cosette. She also starred as Maria in the Broadway national tour and the 50th anniversary international tour of West Side Story. She recently played the role of Tuptim in Baayork Lee's production of The King and I.