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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 9, 2015

West End & Broadway Star Joanna Ampil Does A Movie, 'Larawan', & The Musical Version Of 'Bridges Of Madison County'

JOANNA AMPIL did “Miss Saigon”, “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Les Miz” in London and Broadway. She’s now finally busy in her own country doing the movie version of “Larawan” with Paulo Avelino and Rachel Alejandro, and she’s also doing the musical version of the hit movie “The Bridges of Madison County” produced by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) in November 2015. Her leading man in “Bridges” is Migs Ayeza, who was a hit in “Rock of Ages”.

“Bridges” is based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and is the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. The lead roles were played by Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood in the film version. The Broadway musical version features music by Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. The Daily News hails it as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.”  “My last musical in Manila was ‘Sound of Music’ 3 years ago, so I'm hungry for a new challenge and this role of Francesca will certainly demand the creativity that I'm always craving for as an artist,” says Joanna. “I also look forward to sharing the stage with Mig Ayesa. But, the thing that appealed to me the most was the idea of working for Atlantis for the first time and being directed by Bobby Garcia.”

“The Bridges of Madison County” opens on November 20, 2015 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. Select shows are now available for Show Buying and fundraising opportunities. Corporate Packages are also available. Contact Jorelle at 0917-8381534 or info@ategasia.com for more information.