Tony Award winner Lea Salonga comes full circle as she takes on the role of Grace Farrell in the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Annie from July 27-29. Filipinos know her well for playing the titular role in Repertory Philippines’ 1980 production when she was just 9 years old. Salonga is currently playing the role of Erzulie in the Broadway revival of Once on this Island. Michael Arden, who serves as director for Once on this Island, will also be directing Hollywood Bowl’s Annie. Further casting has yet to be announced.
The Hollywood Bowl is an amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills with a seating capacity of 17,500. It officially opened in July 11, 1922.
You can watch a rare clip of Salonga playing Annie in the video below.