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Broadway show fundraises ticket subsidies for Fil Am Heritage Month

Broadway musical Here Lies Love has partnered with Gold House and The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) to fundraise subsidies for tickets to the show during Filipino American Heritage Month, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Our goal is to raise $1 million in tax-deductible donations to subsidize 33% of our ticket inventory for the month of October,” reads the musical’s description of the Democracy in Action ticket initiative. “These tickets will go to high school and college students; healthcare, service, and municipal workers; community centers; and other nonprofits.”

Here Lies Love opened in July, making history with Broadway’s first all-Filipino cast, AsAmNews reported earlier this year. The center of the story is Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. Her husband, former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos, was notorious for his violent regime before he was ousted and exiled.

The initiative hopes to increase access to Broadway and promote art as a tool for education. The musical is packed with historical moments while encouraging the audience to groove along to the disco pop soundtrack. Attendees can opt to purchase standing tickets to experience the dance floor, which the theater is reconstructed to include.

“With Broadway’s first all-Filipino cast, Here Lies Love provides an unprecedented immersive opportunity to acknowledge, critique and progress beyond our own histories,” says Gold House CEO and co-founder Bing Chen.

View the trailer for Here Lies Love:

Happy Lunar New Year! Time is running out to support our Lunar New Year Fundraising Drive through this link. The campaign ends Sunday. AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.

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