This October theater will open again, and one of the movies coming this month of pumpkins is Yellow rose. Yellow Rose stars two of Broadway’s biggest icons. Eva Noblezada and Tony award-winner Lea Salonga. Both women have very impressive resumes in Broadway and Westend. Both theater sirens played the Iconic roles of Kim from Miss Saigon and Eponine in Les Miserables.
Seeing these two women together is like a dream come true to many theater geeks out there. Yellow Rose is a feature film produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment. They may not be Hollywood household names, but theater fans know these women.
Asian American actors playing the lead in mainstream Hollywood movies are a rarity. Seeing Filipino descent actors in mainstream Hollywood is a more peculiar rarity unless they are mixed race and white-passing. The Yellow Rose is not a forced representation quota that panders to small communities. It has a universal theme for everyone who wanted to pursue their dreams.
Yellow Rose is about a Filipino American girl who grew up in rural Texas who wanted to pursue a career in singing. Singing is part of the Filipino and Filipino American culture. The twist is the girl wanted to pursue country music. A music genre mostly identified with White people, particularly blond-haired blue-eyed country girls. She will also have to decide between pushing for her dreams and staying with her family.
The movie is a musical, so fans who wanted to see Eva and Leah sing won’t be disappointed. Its soundtrack is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and YouTube music.
Yellow Rose also stars Gustavo Gomez from The walking dead, Libby Villari from Boyhood, Dale Watson from Friday Night Lights, and Filipino actress Princess Punzalan who won a lot of awards from her motherland. Dianne Paragas is the director and one of the producers of the film.