Broadway diva Lea Salonga announced on Twitter that she will not be able to perform at the opening ceremonies of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. 

According to Salonga, she has to do a series of shows for the “Sweeney Todd” in Singapore starting on Thursday, Nov. 28. 

“Leaving on a jet plane for Singapore tomorrow and will begin our 14-show Sweeney run on Thursday night,” the icon said. 

“This means I will not be performing at the SEA Games opening ceremonies on Saturday. I won’t be back home [until] after Sweeney is done,” she added.

The Tony award-winning actress is the singer of the official theme song “We Win As One” of the SEA Games. 

Ryan Cayabyab, the National Artist for Music, however, composed the song and Floy Quintos worked on the lyrics. 

The formal opening ceremony of the 2019 SEA Games will be on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Philippine Arena. 


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