By Matthew Blank
04 Mar 2013
Jacobs and Ewoldt, who are both of Filipino descent, offered 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.
Special guests included Rona Figueroa, composing team Sam Carner and Derek Gregor and singers from Broadway Barkada, a Filipino group.
Conceived by Victor Lirio, the evening featured direction by Adam Fitzgerald and musical direction by David Dabbon.
Proceeds 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.