PLUS: Beektur's text message last April 4: "Just saw Lea in 'Les Miz.' Dropped your name--on Broadway yet! Had playbill signed for you, she wrote, 'Hi Gibbs, you gotta come!'"
"Ganda ng lola mo... She is accommodating, kahit na naghahabol pala siya ng church sked that night, she signed every playbill forced her way." Also, "Lea announced [a] program that night--you got a poster with her signature if you donate at least $50 sa AIDS fund ng Broadway actors--then shouted 'Maraming salamat po!' in the end."
Here's a picture of that precious, precious playbill (also autographed by Adam Jacobs, the dashing young Fil-Am playing Marius). Can hardly see my name, Lea scrawled it sideways across Cosette's hair, but what's the zoom function for if not for times like this?
As God is my witness, I'll never sell this playbill on eBay!