Broadway icon Lea Salonga announced Monday she would not be able to perform at the opening of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games due to a conflict in her schedule.
In a Twitter post, Salonga said she would be having a series of shows in Singapore for “Sweeney Todd” starting Thursday.
“Leaving on a jet plane for Singapore tomorrow and will begin our 14-show Sweeney run on Thursday night,” Salonga said.
“This means I will not be performing at the SEA Games opening ceremonies on Saturday. I won’t be back home til after Sweeney is done,” she added.
The SEA Games’ formal opening ceremony is happening on Saturday, November 30, at the Philippine Arena.
The Tony award-winning actress sang the SEA Games’ official theme song titled “We Win As One.”
National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab composed the song and Floy Quintos wrote the lyrics.