Episode 41: Food for Thought

Patty & Emily talk Thanksgiving and the wacky holiday Broadway schedules. They discuss the reading of the show What We Look Like they saw earlier in the day. And lots of announcements to discuss, including Lea Salonga in Fun HomeMiss Saigon‘s return, Bombshell, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson coming back to Broadway!

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Emerging: An Evening With Jay Kuo

Hey Shmazettes! I (Emily) had the great pleasure of attending Jay Kuo’s concert on Monday night at The Lambs Club. The evening was a mix of songs from his catalogue, leading up to several songs from Allegiance. First off, The Lambs Club is suuuuper nice and swanky and has a great old New York atmosphere. I don’t know what their regularly scheduled events are, but I would love to attend something else there. The prices weren’t too bad either: the cover charge was $30 and there was no minimum; the menu was a bit pricy for my taste. Honestly, when I first got there I felt a little underdressed and out of place, but George Takei was there so I knew everyone was welcome!

All the songs we heard were great, and it definitely made me curious to check out Kuo’s other shows. I’ve been following the progression of Allegiance for a while and was very happy to finally hear a few songs live. Lea Salonga sang the shiiiiiit out of the 11:00 number ‘Higher.’

Check out this video of her singing ‘Higher’ during her American Song Book concert at Lincoln Center.

We can’t wait to see Allegiance on Broadway! In the mean time to hold yourself over listen to lots of Lea Salonga and scour YouTube for as much Jay Kuo as you can find. I know I will be!

Also keep up with the show by following Kuo and the show (I can rhyme! I’m going to write musical theatre!) on Twitter!
Jay Kuo @NYCjayjay
Allegiance @AllegianceBway

I’m going to assume you already follow Lea Salonga and George Takei, but if for some crazy reason you’re not….

Lea @MsLeaSalonga
George @GeorgeTakei