Singapore- Karylle and Christian Bautista wowed the members of international press with their immense talent after the first episode of The Kitchen Musical was exhibited during the press conference held yesterday. The said TV musical is scheduled to air on seven countries, including ABS-CBN and Studio 23, in the region and 18 territories via AXN this October.
Produced in Singapore by The Group Entertainment, the series fuses music, dance, drama, comedy to come up with a unique, charming TV show. Aside from Karylle, as Sous Chef Maddie, and Christian, as Sous Chef Daniel, the series also features Filipino talents like Ikey Canoy, Thou Reyes, and Art Acuna.
Broadway star Stephen Rahman Hughes of Bombay Dreams is the other lead character in the story.
After viewing the said episode, Head of STAGES Talent Management Carlo Orosa, which manages the careers of Christian and Karylle, proudly expressed, “I am very proud of both Karylle and Christian because of what they have showed here. The Kitchen Musical is set to catapult Karylle’s international career and further establish Christian as an Asian Idol. It's like we landed on the moon with this project.”
Karylle and Christian shared that this The Kitchen Musical stint has further honed their craft as performers.
“We all worked hard for this show, and we’re very happy that finally, after two months, we had this chance to give people a glimpse of what we have been doing,” says Karylle. “It gives us great joy that we represent our country in this project.”
Christian further adds, “You will see me and Karylle in a very new light in this musical. It’s exciting.”
Also present during the Media Launch are Studio 23 Head March Ventosa, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, and David Cosico, personal manager of Karylle.
The highly-successful media launch also paved the way for the announcement that Ben Silverman’s Electus is planning to bring the material to the United States.
Electus is the producer of the hit TV series Ugly Betty and The Office.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Silverman said, “We are pleased to add this compelling new series to our fast-growing slate of high concept, international programming as The Kitchen Musical has universal appeal that will resonate greatly with the global marketplace.”