Go Away With … Lea Salonga

Broadway star Lea Salonga’s latest role is in “Allegiance.” Starring opposite George Takei, she portrays an American woman of Japanese descent whose family is locked away in an internment camp during World War II. Based out of Manila, Salonga has relocated to New York for the production’s run. Just 17 when she auditioned for “Miss Saigon” — a role that would win her a Tony Award — Salonga has gone on to star in musicals such as “Les Miserables.”

Go Away With … Jamie Kennedy

Comedian Jamie Kennedy is used to getting laughs in the United States, thanks to his work in the “Scream” films and his TV show “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.” But making foreign audiences laugh wasn’t something he felt confident he could accomplish. That is, until he went to the Philippines. “It was amazing to see that the 5,000 people in the audience not only understood exactly what I was saying, but they also got my humor,” says Kennedy, 38. “Clearly they were all smarter than I am. I can barely speak one language much less two.”