Proceeds To Benefit The Hawai’i Coalition for Immigrant Rights
LA TI DO Productions in NYC presents Here Lies Love: A Homecoming Concert on Monday, October 2 at 9:30pm, featuring Philippine superstar and multi-awarded singer and actress, Vina Morales, who is currently playing the role of Aurora Aquino on Broadway until October 22nd, 2023. Dubbed as the “Ultimate Performer” by various media outlets, she is a 2-time Awit Awards winner, including the prestigious “Album of the Year”, in the country’s equivalent of the Grammy’s.
She will be joined Vincent Rodriguez III, a Here Lies Love Off Broadway alumnus best known for playing Josh Chan in the hit television show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The cast includes current company members of the Broadway production and some Off Broadway alumni of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s new hit musical Here Lies Love, in celebration of Filipino American History Month in October. See the show’s family return to its original home at The Public at Joe’s Pub as they express their joy and celebrate this watershed moment for Filipinos on Broadway.
Proceeds from the concert will be donated to The Hawai’i Coalition for Immigrant Rights (www.hicir.org), a coalition of organizations that exists to affect positive policy change at the federal, state and local-level so that immigrants/ migrants in Hawaii can live full and equitable lives. Since the aftermath of the Maui wildfires last month, they have been working around the clock to coordinate the response from relevant agencies like FEMA, Red Cross, Department of Health, etc. and other nonprofits to various immigrant/ migrant groups, the largest of which are Filipinos. They ensure that immigrant communities, especially limited-English proficient folks, are being served appropriately.
Other participants in this benefit concert include Diane Phelan, Reanne Acasio, Roy Flores, Nathan Angelo, Aaron Albano, Albert Guerzon, Lora Nicolas Olaes, Don Michael H. Mendoza, Ashitaka Porter, Fran Mae, Christiana Meeks, Romeo Torres, and Rob Chen. Don Michael H. Mendoza and Lora Nicolas Olaes serve as event hosts and producers.