Al Gatmaitan News

13 Unforgettable Plays, Musicals of 2013
by Lee Cundangan - Jan 02, 2014

Proving that theater is a powerful tool not just to entertain, each performance showed unforgettable life lessons for the audience. BroadwayWorld.com has narrowed down to 13 of these theatrical productions: 2013's most unforgettable plays and musicals. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of MAXIE THE MUSICALE; Show Opens 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

Jayvhot Galang (Maximo Oliveros), Roeder Camañag and Nazer Salcedo (alternating as Paco Oliveros), Jojo Riguerra (Victor Perez), Al Gatmaitan and OJ Mariano (alternating as Boy Oliveros), and Jay Gonzaga (Bogs Oliveros) lead the cast of new original Filipino musical "Maxie: Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros," which is based on Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay for ufo Picture's critically acclaimed independent film "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" ("The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros"). (more...)

Win A Pair of Tickets to MAXIE, the Musical
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 03, 2013

Bit by Bit Company and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are giving away a pair of tickets to the former's last Friday night performance of 'Maxie, the Musical,' an acclaimed musical adaptation of Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay for ufo Picture's critically acclaimed independent film 'Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros' ('The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros'), on Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m. at PETA Theater Center (5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City). (more...)

Review Roundup: MAXIE by Bit by Bit Company
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 27, 2013

Together with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and PETA Theater Center, Bit by Bit Company's screen-to-stage adaptation of "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" ("The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros") held its world premiere November 9, and is running at PETA Theater Center (5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City) until December 8. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of MAXIE THE MUSICALE; Show Opens 11/9
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 21, 2013

Jayvhot Galang (Maximo Oliveros), Roeder Camañag and Nazer Salcedo (alternating as Paco Oliveros), Jojo Riguerra (Victor Perez), Al Gatmaitan and OJ Mariano (alternating as Boy Oliveros), and Jay Gonzaga (Bogs Oliveros) lead the cast of new original Filipino musical "Maxie: Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros," which is based on Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay for ufo Picture's critically acclaimed independent film "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" ("The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros"). (more...)

There's No Stopping ANG BAGONG HARANA; Show Returns 10/11-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

The Philippine Opera Company's (POC) long-running musical revue 'Ang Bagong Harana' returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at RCBC Plaza from Friday, October 11 to Today, October 20. (more...)

There's No Stopping ANG BAGONG HARANA; Show Returns 10/11-20
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 30, 2013

The Philippine Opera Company's (POC) long-running musical revue 'Ang Bagong Harana' returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at RCBC Plaza from Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Philippine Opera Company Presents BLACK BOX
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 29, 2013

Philippine Opera Company's (POC) Young Artists Series: BLACK BOX/A LITTLE NIGHT OF OPERA, a free public performance held last Wednesday at POC's Opera Haus, was packed with a very appreciative audience, and stellar performances from participating artists. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ANG BAGONG HARANA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Directed by multi-award winning stage and television director Floy Quintos, Philippine Opera Company's ANG BAGONG HARANA, a musical production featuring the best works of noted Filipino composers, returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium for the third time starting this Friday, October 19 until Today, October 28. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: ANG BAGONG HARANA Opens Tonight, 10/19
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 19, 2012

Directed by multi-award winning stage and television director Floy Quintos, Philippine Opera Company's ANG BAGONG HARANA, a musical production featuring the best works of noted Filipino composers, returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium for the third time starting tonight, October 19 until Sunday, October 28. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ANG BAGONG HARANA
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 16, 2012

Directed by multi-award winning stage and television director Floy Quintos, Philippine Opera Company's ANG BAGONG HARANA, a musical production featuring the best works of noted Filipino composers, returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium for the third time starting this Friday, October 19 until Sunday, October 28. (more...)

ANG BAGONG HARANA Back for the Third Time, 10/18-28
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 21, 2012

"It's an instant classic worthy of repeated restagings for all generations of Filipinos to see…" - Interaksyon.com (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - The Philippines!
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 07, 2012

Summer Stages - Top 5 Picks for the Philippines (more...)

Photo Flash: De La Salle University Restages A FIRE IN THE SOUL
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 13, 2012

The De La Salle Brothers, Roman Catholic religious brothers who dedicate their lives to educating young people, recently celebrated the centennial anniversary of De La Salle University (DLSU) in the Philippines, and commemorated their colleagues who were killed by Japanese soldiers in World War II via the restaging of the cantata (a vocal chamber work) A FIRE IN THE SOUL, which features libretto by Vicente Groyon III, music by Von de Guzman, and direction by Peque Gallaga. (more...)

De La Salle University Restages A FIRE IN THE SOUL, 2/27
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 26, 2012

Before moving to New York, I taught public relations courses at De La Salle University (DLSU-Manila) Department of Communication, where I also pursued studies in organizational communication and applied media. My alma mater turns 100 this year; and, I'm encouraging you to take part in its year-long celebration. Catching the restaging of the cantata (a vocal chamber work)A FIRE IN THE SOUL, featuring libretto by Vicente Groyon III, music by Von de Guzman, and direction by Peque Gallaga, at DLSU's Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, 7F Don Enrique T. Yuchengco Hall on Monday, February 27, 8 p.m. would be greatly appreciated. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 9 Works Theatrical Revisits Rock Musical RENT, 2/12 to 3/6
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 12, 2011

Jonathan Larson's ground breaking rock musical 'Rent' has arguably developed a life of its own. And 9 Works Theatrical's third endeavour of mounting the show is one tangible proof -- 'Rent' runs anew at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City in Manila from Saturday, February 12 to Sunday, March 6, 2011. (more...)

Cherie Gil: MASTER CLASS Is Tougher Than DOUBT
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 27, 2010

On its tenth anniversary, the Philippine Opera Company ('La Boheme', 'Harana') brings back its critically acclaimed production of Terrence McNally's 1996 Tony award-winning play 'Master Class', starring Philippine cinema icon Ms. Gil in the role of the opera world's grand dame Maria Callas (1923-1977). Presented in a master class format, the straight play explores what could have transpired inside the opera's classroom with Callas at the Juilliard 1971-72, at the time when the dramatic soprano had already lost her voice. (more...)