Presently, Lea has returned to Broadway within the manufacturing of Here Lies Love, which tells the story of former Filipina First Girl Imelda Marcos’s rise to energy (and subsequent fall) by the hands of the Philippine Folks Energy Revolution.
Lea is taking part in Aurora Aquino within the musical from July 11 by Aug. 13 because the manufacturing seems to be to highlight various guest actors from the Philippines in numerous roles.
Right here Lies Love can be recognized for its unique seating style contained in the Broadway theater. Followers can both sit within the mezzanine, gallery, or membership lounge, or elect to buy standing tickets to allow them to be immersed inside the motion on the dance ground.
Whereas the manufacturing permits followers to be up shut and private with the performers, correct etiquette remains to be a should. Whereas most individuals are little question respectful of this Broadway expertise, Lea not too long ago had a, frankly, weird situation occur that required her to deal with respecting folks’s boundaries.
After a current efficiency of Right here Lies Love, a gaggle of individuals reportedly snuck backstage in an try to fulfill Lea.
In a video posted by NBC New York, you possibly can see folks come to Lea’s dressing room and say they’re followers who wish to meet her. Lea, very politely, tells the group, “Until you might be on the visitor record, we can’t have you ever again right here. So, you may need to go to the door. I am sorry as a result of if I permit this now, then different individuals are going to take benefit.”
Then, you possibly can hear one of many folks declare that their pal is “a co-producer” of Right here Lies Love. Lea tells the group they don’t seem to be on the visitor record, apologizes once more, and she or he affords to fulfill them by the exit door, and tells them to “please, do not do that once more.”
After the incident, Lea took to social media to deal with what occurred, specifically calling out folks’s lack of etiquette and the way they felt “entitled” to be in her dressing room and get a photograph along with her.
“The cash you pay for a theater/live performance ticket doesn’t imply all-access,” Lea tweeted in response to a fan who known as out how the group stored saying how a lot they paid for his or her tickets. “You pay for that performer’s artwork, and that’s the place it stops.”
Lea even added that she checked in with Right here Lies Love producer Giselle Töngi, whom the group claimed to have recognized, and she or he “had no thought who they have been.”
Additionally, Lea revealed that the identical group that got here to her dressing room “rushed” to her on the dance ground after the present, and “safety needed to encompass [her] at that time as a result of they acquired scared.”
In one other tweet, Lea said, “When one in every of our lead producers and our dance captain noticed the video and discovered about what occurred, they stated, ‘You have been nonetheless very good, if that have been me, I’d’ve stubborn at them and kicked them out.’ I’m not the sort to cuss folks out, however I’ll defend my territory and my boundaries. If I lose followers because of this, so be it.”
“Boundaries exist for each human being,” she tweeted. “And as soon as they’re crossed, there will probably be penalties.”
Lea additionally made positive to offer props to the followers who observe correct Broadway present etiquette, specifically ready patiently outdoors the stage door for performers to come back and signal Playbills, take images, and so forth.
“I gotta say, the parents on the stage door have been so extremely form, which solely makes us (effectively, me) enthusiastic to say hi there and spend the time to speak to them,” she tweeted.
I am unable to imagine I even need to say this, however whether or not it is a live performance, a Broadway present, or ANY stay occasion, the performers need to be revered.