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Imelda Marcos Musical Opens in New York

Philippine News, Posted: Sep 21, 2009

NEW YORK -- Imelda, A New Musical opens the 33rd season of the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre with an East Coast premiere Sept. 22 at The Julia Miles Theatre. Based on the book by Sachi Oyama, with music by Nathan Wang and lyrics by Aaron Coleman, Imelda is a portrait of the ambitious and controversial woman often referred to as The Steel Butterfly. The musical spans the 1940s to 1980s, the pivotal years after the Philippines gained its independence and Imelda Marcos wanted to her country to be an equal player on the world stage. New Yorks first Filipino-themed musical, Imelda is presented in association with East West Players who produced the Los Angeles premiere in 2005.

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