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Lea Salonga extends run in the cast of ‘Here Lies Love’

Salonga plays the role of Aurora Aquino.

Lea Salonga (center) with the cast of “Here Lies Love” (Credit: Billy Bustamante, Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

Tony Award-winning actor Lea Salonga will remain in the company of “Here Lies Love” for longer than initially planned. Originally announced to play a limited run through Aug. 13, Salonga will now remain with the musical at the Broadway Theatre through the matinée performance on Aug. 19.

In addition to her turn as Aurora Aquino in the cast of “Here Lies Love,” Salonga is a member of the show’s producing team. She began her run in the cast on July 5.

“Here Lies Love” captures the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos (played by Arielle Jacobs) and the country’s history under her power. The musical began previews on June 17 and officially opened on July 20.

Developed and directed by Alex Timbers and conceived by David Byrne, the musical features music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim and lyrics by Byrne.

“Here Lies Love” is being produced on Broadway by Hal Luftig, Patrick Catullo, Diana DiMenna for Plate Spinner Productions, Clint Ramos and Jose Antonio Vargas.