Lea Salonga Will Go Back to Before at the Café Carlyle

By Andrew Gans
May 15, 2013

Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, who will return to Broadway in spring 2014 in the new musical Allegiance, will play the Café Carlyle May 21-June 8.



Salonga's new show, which is titled Back to Before, is a "nostalgic repertoire in which she revisits her life as a New Yorker and pays tribute to her favorite ladies—most notably Ella Fitzgerald and her idol, Barbra Streisand," according to press notes. Attendees can also expect interpretations of songs by  "resilient female characters in the American musical theatre canon."

The program will be directed by Victor Lirio with original arrangements and music direction by Larry Yurman. Salonga will be joined by Jeff Harris on piano, John Miller on bass and Jack Cavari on guitar.

Show times will be Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8:45 PM with additional late shows Saturdays at 10:45 PM.

Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue). There is a $75 music charge ($45 bar seating) Tuesday-Thursday and a $85 music charge ($50 bar seating) for shows on Friday and Saturday. For additional information, visit www.thecarlyle.com.