Christian Bautista will play the role of Tony, while Karylle and Joanna Ampil, will share the role of Maria in the upcoming local staging of the Broadway classic, West Side Story.
Christian and Karylle are well-established artists here in the Philippines. Joanna Ampil on the other hand, spent sixteen years playing lead roles in London.
The musical is the musical version of the 1961 movie of the same name. West Side Story is one of the best musicals of all time with music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It features show-stopping numbers and immortal songs like “Somewhere,” “Tonight,” “One Hand One Heart,” “America,” and “Something’s Coming.” It will run from September to October 2008 at the Meralco Theater. Tickets are available at TicketWorld (GLOBE +63-916-340-3919 SMART +63-0921-564-2108).