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BWW Interview: Douglas Gresham Talks C.S. Lewis' THE HORSE AND HIS BOYBWW Interview: Douglas Gresham Talks C.S. Lewis' THE HORSE AND HIS BOY
Posted: Nov. 5, 2015


BWW Interviews:  Steven Silva Talks LA CAGE, Theater Adventures & MoreBWW Interviews: Steven Silva Talks LA CAGE, Theater Adventures & More
Posted: Jul. 20, 2015


Photo Coverage: RWM's SOUTH PACIFIC In Concert Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: RWM’s SOUTH PACIFIC In Concert Meets the Press
Posted: Sep. 6, 2015


BWW Takes An Inside Look at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES' Set Design, CostumesBWW Takes An Inside Look at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES’ Set Design, Costumes
Posted: Sep. 6, 2015


Rep Presents Valenti and Rael's SNOW WHITE, Now Thru 12/10Rep Presents Valenti and Rael’s SNOW WHITE, Now Thru 12/10
Posted: Aug. 24, 2015


BWW Interview: Director-Actor Bart Guingona Talks THE NORMAL HEARTBWW Interview: Director-Actor Bart Guingona Talks THE NORMAL HEART
Posted: Oct. 11, 2015


BWW Interview: Douglas Gresham Talks C.S. Lewis' THE HORSE AND HIS BOYBWW Interview: Douglas Gresham Talks C.S. Lewis' THE HORSE AND HIS BOY
November 5, 2015

Trumpets ('The Bluebird of Happiness,' 'Joseph the Dreamer') premieres its latest full-length play 'The Horse and His Boy,' which is based on 'Chronicles of Narnia's' fifth fantasy novel of the same name by British novelist C.S. Lewis, on Friday, November 6, at Meralco Theatre in Manila, Philippines.
BWW Interview: Director-Actor Bart Guingona Talks THE NORMAL HEARTBWW Interview: Director-Actor Bart Guingona Talks THE NORMAL HEART
October 11, 2015

The restaging of THE NORMAL HEART, produced by Actor's Actors Inc./The Necessary Theatre, closes today at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.
Photo Coverage: RWM's SOUTH PACIFIC In Concert Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: RWM's SOUTH PACIFIC In Concert Meets the Press
September 6, 2015

Resorts World Manila's (RWM) upcoming concert staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC cast members Joanna Ampil (Nellie Forbush), Jon Meer Vera Perez (Emile de Becque), Ana Andres (Liat), and Mark Bautista (Lieutenant Joseph Cable) recently met the press.
BWW Takes An Inside Look at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES' Set Design, CostumesBWW Takes An Inside Look at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES' Set Design, Costumes
September 6, 2015

Mio Infante, the scenographer and costume designer of this production, talks about the herculean tasks he had to go through along with his team to put on a show that will not only be remembered because of its great lead actors--Michael De Mesa and Audie Gemora as Georges and Albin/Zaza, respectively--but also because of its production values.
Rep Presents Valenti and Rael's SNOW WHITE, Now Thru 12/10Rep Presents Valenti and Rael's SNOW WHITE, Now Thru 12/10
August 24, 2015

Repertory Philippines (Rep) stages Michael Valenti and Elsa Rael's musical theater version of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' from August 15 to December 10 at Greenbelt 1 Onstage Theatre in Makati City.
BWW Interviews:  Steven Silva Talks LA CAGE, Theater Adventures & MoreBWW Interviews: Steven Silva Talks LA CAGE, Theater Adventures & More
July 20, 2015

9 Works Theatrical's production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, based on the 1973 French play by Jean Poiret, also the inspiration behind the film 'Birdcage,' will have a return engagement at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium (RCBC Plaza in Makati City) from August 15 to September 6 with TV star Steven Silva as Jean-Michel, the son of gay couple, Georges (Michael De Mesa) and Albin (Audie Gemora).
Lea Salonga Leads Launch of Manila's Newest TheatreLea Salonga Leads Launch of Manila's Newest Theatre
December 8, 2014

Broadway and London's West End star Lea Salonga recently led Filipino opera, ballet, and theater performers at the grand launch of The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino, the current home of the international touring company of the hit Broadway musical 'Chicago.'
BWW Interviews: Antoinette Taus Plays Mean Girl in GREASEBWW Interviews: Antoinette Taus Plays Mean Girl in GREASE
November 17, 2014

Although staying in the country, even more so staging a comeback to acting, wasn't in her original plans, Antoinette Taus found herself auditioning for GREASE; she now plays the feisty role of Betty Rizzo in 9 Works Theatrical's restaging of the smash Broadway musical, which runs at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, until December 7.
Exclusive: Nikki Gil, Joaquin Valdes Chat THE LAST FIVE YEARSExclusive: Nikki Gil, Joaquin Valdes Chat THE LAST FIVE YEARS
August 7, 2014

In its fifth year, 9 Works Theatrical brings together the first-time tandem of Nikki Gil ('Sweet Charity,' 'They're Playing Our Song') and Joaquin Valdes ('Red,' 'Into the Woods'), playing the beloved couple featured in Jason Robert Brown's ('The Bridges of Madison County,' 'Parade') cult musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS. The production, directed by Robbie Guevara ('Grease,' 'They're Playing Our Song'), runs from Saturday, August 9, until Sunday, August 31, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.
BWW Reviews: Kooman and Dimond's DANI GIRLBWW Reviews: Kooman and Dimond's DANI GIRL
July 22, 2014

DANI GIRL, a musical about a nine-year-old cancer-stricken girl Dani Lyons, created by the writing team of Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, is not to be missed.
RAK OF AEGIS Returns; Mariano, Marquez et al. Join CastRAK OF AEGIS Returns; Mariano, Marquez et al. Join Cast
June 23, 2014

Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) new hit musical, RAK OF AEGIS, returns to PETA Theater Center (5 Eymard Drive, New Manila) with 67 more performances lined up! New additions to the cast are OJ Mariano (Kiel), Arnel Ignacio (Fernan), Jimmy Marquez (Jewel), Gio Gahol (ensemble), Abigail Sulit (ensemble), and Kimverlie Molina (Aileen).
BWW Reviews: HARING UBU, A Filipino Adaptation of 'Ubu Roi'BWW Reviews: HARING UBU, A Filipino Adaptation of 'Ubu Roi'
June 12, 2014

Dulaang UP, together with UP Dulaang Laboratoryo, brings to the stage HARING UBU, a Filipino adaptation of French symbolist writer Alfred Jarry's 'Ubu Roi,' a precursor to the Theater of the Absurd and surrealism, at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, University of the Philippines (UP).
BWW Reviews: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Glenn MasBWW Reviews: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Glenn Mas
April 23, 2014

Seldom do you see a play mounted on an almost bare stage, but delivers big impact to its audience--that's what GAMES PEOPLE PLAY does, written by Glenn Sevilla Mas, a Ford Foundation International fellow who earned his MFA in Playwriting from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Resorts World Manila Takes a Detour from Family MusicalsResorts World Manila Takes a Detour from Family Musicals
April 11, 2014

Resorts World Manila (RWM) begins its live shows for the summer this month, and will premiere the Broadway musical PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, on Friday, May 9, at Newport Performing Arts Theatre (NPAT).
BWW Reviews: FULL GALLOP, Starring Cherie GilBWW Reviews: FULL GALLOP, Starring Cherie Gil
March 17, 2014

Despite fear and stress that Philippine cinema icon Cherie Gil had to go through producing and starring in FULL GALLOP, a play based on the life of Diana Vreeland (1903-1989), noted fashion columnist and editor of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, Gil manages to depict Vreeland as a funny, rapid-fired talker as opposed to being languid and bitchy ala Miranda Priestly in the novel-turned-movie 'The Devil Wears Prada.'
Photo Exclusive:  9 Works Theatrical Holds Auditions for LA CAGE AUX FOLLESPhoto Exclusive: 9 Works Theatrical Holds Auditions for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
March 5, 2014

9 Works Theatrical ('Grease,' 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown') held its first batch of auditions for its upcoming production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Opera Haus in Makati City last week. 42 dancers and 16 theater actors--who can dance--showed up at the auditions.
BWW  Reviews: TOILET: A New MusicalBWW Reviews: TOILET: A New Musical
February 18, 2014

To talk on the big white phone (to vomit into the toilet), a slang term, has inspired composer and lyricist Ejay Yatco ('Sa Wakas,' World Championships of Performing Arts) to create the new musical titled TOILET. If young audiences enjoyed 'Grease,' Disney's 'High School Musical,' Disney's 'Camp Rock,' and FOX TV's 'Glee,' Blue Repertory's TOILET, would most likely to succeed, too, given further tweaking. If improved, TOILET could attract more young audiences to come to the theater since the musical aims to address the everyday struggles of young adults.
BWW Interviews: Rachelle Ann Go, MISS SAIGON's New GigiBWW Interviews: Rachelle Ann Go, MISS SAIGON's New Gigi
January 24, 2014

Rachelle Ann Go, 27-year-old concert and stage artist, is staging a concert titled 'Miss Rachelle: The Send-off Concert' on Saturday, February 22, 8 p.m. at Meralco Theatre in Manila before she flies to London to revive the role of Gigi in the 25th anniversary production of Cameron Mackintosh's 'Miss Saigon.'
BWW Interviews: Reuben Uy of TE San Pedro Rep's HAMLETBWW Interviews: Reuben Uy of TE San Pedro Rep's HAMLET
November 11, 2013

Reuben Uy ("The King and I," "Altar Boyz"), who is originally from Manila, Philippines, plays the role of Laertes in TE San Pedro Rep's production of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," which runs until December 21, directed by Martin Jago.
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GREASE; Show Runs 11/9-12/1Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GREASE; Show Runs 11/9-12/1
November 7, 2013

9 Works Theatrical is staging the 1971 musical "Grease," one of the world's most popular and beloved musicals, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City from Saturday, November 9 until Sunday, December 1.


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