Kapusong Pinoy New York draws large crowd
Over a thousand Kapuso fans trooped to the historic Town Hall in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, to witness an evening of fun and entertainment with the cast of Kapusong Pinoy New York on Sept. 5.
Headlined by Dingdong Dantes, Christian Bautista, Julie Anne San Jose, Betong Sumaya as Antonietta from the Philippines’ longest running gag show Bubble Gang, Rita Daniela, and Ai-Ai delas Alas, the concert, held in celebration of GMA Pinoy TV’s tenth anniversary, commemorated a fruitful decade of bringing overseas Filipinos closer to home.
In 2005, GMA Pinoy TV was launched in the United States, making it one of the first countries reached by GMA International - the Network’s international business unit that manages GMA’s three overseas channels, which also include GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International.
Kapusong Pinoy New York gave its nod to the best of GMA Pinoy TV through a video and performance montage showcasing the top-rating programs of the Network which had been enthusiastically embraced by audiences throughout the past ten years.
The Town Hall was brimming with talent, energy and excitement as the artists delivered their special performances to a full house.
True to her comedic character, Philippine Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas impressed and entertained the crowd with her various costume changes.
Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes proved his versatility through his performance including a rendition of “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” by The Script.
Fans swooned, meanwhile, as Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista serenaded them with his signature songs.
He also performed a duet with Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose. Meanwhile, the audience was equally impressed with Julie Anne’s vocal prowess in her musical numbers.
Actor-comedian Betong Sumaya had the crowd laughing the night away as he portrayed his popular character Antonietta. He also showcased his other skills with a performance of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”
After the successful concert, the cast headed to New Jersey to meet their fans and interact with the Filipino-American community. During their visit, GMA International was also presented with a letter of commendation from Rahway City Mayor Mr. Samson Steinman.
“We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response of our kababayans abroad for this year’s Kapusong Pinoy concert series as we celebrate GMA Pinoy TV’s 10th anniversary”, says GMA First Vice President and Head of International Operations, Joseph T. Francia. “We are grateful for the trust they have given GMA over the last ten years”, he added.
After New York, GMA Pinoy TV’s yearlong 10th anniversary celebration continues with Kapusong Pinoy Japan on Oct. 11.