Rent's Leung Asks Who Loves 'Ya, Baby? July 18

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Telly Leung, who will play Angel in the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent, goes it solo July 18 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Telly Leung
Telly Leung Photo by Chris Macke

Leung, who was most recently seen in the St. Louis Muny production of Titanic, will offer Who Loves 'Ya, Baby? at 7 PM. The evening features direction by Alan Muraoka and musical direction by Mark Hartman. Expect songs from the 70s that influenced Leung's childhood.

"Meet Judy and Stephen Leung — my parents — who immigrated to this country in the 1970's from China, and used TV and vinyl records to learn English and become American," press notes state. "It's a celebration of THEIR music, so get ready to hustle, bus stop, and boogie-woogie your way back in time as I go through my Dad's incredible 70's vinyl collection."

Telly Leung, who was a member of the final cast of Broadway's Rent, made his Main Stem bow in the revival of Flower Drum Song and then appeared in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures. He spent a year playing Boq in the Chicago production of Wicked, and his other theatrical credits include Zanna, Don't!; Thoroughly Modern Millie; The King and I; Jesus Christ Superstar; Children of Eden; Sweeney Todd; and Godspell. Leung can be heard on the "Wall to Wall Stephen Sondheim" recording, and his debut EP is titled "Getaway." The actor is also a co-founder of the fledgling Jaradoa Theatre Company and was seen in the Philadelphia Theater Company's production of M. Butterfly.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Cafe on 42nd Street and 9th Avenue. Tickets are $20; for reservations call (212) 695-6909.

Promotional art for Leung's new show.
Promotional art for Leung's new show.
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