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BWW Reviews: NOISES OFF by Repertory Philippines
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

There is something amazing about a playwright who can create a play that has an entire act in mime. There is something more amazing about a theater company who can pull off that play. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rep Presents NOISES OFF; Show Runs Till 4/27
by Jory Rivera - Mar 31, 2014

Michael Frayn's outrageously funny three-act play NOISES OFF is now playing at Repertory Philippines (Rep), the country's premier English-language theater company behind recent hits 'August: Osage County' and 'Wait Until Dark.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Rep's NOISES OFF; Show Opens 3/28
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 19, 2014

Michael Frayn's outrageously funny three-act play NOISES OFF is next on the agenda of Repertory Philippines (Rep), the country's premier English-language theater company behind recent hits "August: Osage County" and "Wait Until Dark." (more...)

Lea Salonga Premieres New MISS SAIGON Rewrites At DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 01, 2014

Internationally adored stage superstar Lea Salonga headlined the super-successful charity concert DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? in Manila earlier this week and presented the first listen to some new lyrics penned for the forthcoming West End revival of Boublil & Schonberg's celebrated musical MISS SAIGON, in which Salonga originally starred. (more...)

Photo Flash: DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Concert in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 01, 2014

'DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? is a concert celebration of the musical genius of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. It is an unexpectedly moving tribute to the universal appeal of their collaborations, and shows how LES MISERABLES in particular has impacted people all around the world.' - BroadwayWorld.com (more...)

Photo Coverage: DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? in Manila Meets the Press
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 22, 2014

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? international concert tour headliner Lea Salonga ("Les Miserables"), sans the show's other two lead stars David Harris ("Legally Blonde") and Marie Zamora ("Les Miserables"), met with the press yesterday, January 22, at Maxims Hotel at Resorts World Manila. Instead, Salonga was joined by the new additions to the cast Jon Joven ("Miss Saigon"), Leo Tavarro Valdez ("Miss Saigon"), Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo ("Miss Saigon"), and Carla Guevara Laforteza ("Miss Saigon") who will perform with Salonga, Harris, and Zamora in the Manila leg of the concert set Wednesday, January 29, and Thursday, January 30, at 8 p.m. at Resorts World Manila's Newport Performing Arts Theatre. (more...)

CHEERS! More than 40 New Year's Wishes from Filipino Theater People
by Jeffrey Aguiman - Dec 30, 2013

It has been a tough year for us, Filipinos, but we were able to rise above the challenges and showed the world how strong and resilient we are. We wish that for the coming new year our hearts be filled with love and compassion for everyone. BroadwayWorld.com has recently surveyed some of our friends in the Philippine theater industry about their New Year's wishes! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sherman, Zialcita and Trinidad Lead Cast of BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Seasoned thespians Lynn Sherman ('The Lynn Sherman Show,' 'Rent'), Robie Zialcita ('Peter Pan,' 'Sweeney Todd') and Joel Trinidad ('Defending the Caveman,' 'The Graduate') lead the cast of theater company Trumpets' new original musical, 'The Bluebird of Happiness,' based on Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck's 1908 play 'The Blue Bird.' (more...)

WIN Tickets, Sports Bottles from Trumpets' THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 16, 2013

Trumpets and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are giving away two pairs of 23-ounce flip top aluminium sports bottles with straw plus two pairs of tickets to the former's last Saturday night performance of 'The Bluebird of Happiness,' an acclaimed musical adaptation of the Belgian play 'The Blue Bird' by Maurice Maeterlinck, featuring book and lyrics by Jaime del Mundo and music by Rony Fortich, on Saturday, October 19 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Review Roundup: BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS by Trumpets
by Lee Cundangan - Oct 03, 2013

As an early Christmas gift, Trumpets, Asia's first professional gospel theater group, known for original Filipino musicals such as 'First Name' and 'Little Mermaid'--shows with strong moral and spiritual messages--brings to Meralco Theater another family-centric production, 'The Bluebird of Happiness,' which runs until Sunday, October 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sherman, Zialcita and Trinidad Lead Cast of BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS, Opening Tonight
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 26, 2013

Seasoned thespians Lynn Sherman ('The Lynn Sherman Show,' 'Rent'), Robie Zialcita ('Peter Pan,' 'Sweeney Todd') and Joel Trinidad ('Defending the Caveman,' 'The Graduate') lead the cast of theater company Trumpets' new original musical, 'The Bluebird of Happiness,' based on Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck's 1908 play 'The Blue Bird.' (more...)

Photos: Christmas-Themed Musical BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS Meets the Press
by Lee Cundangan - Sep 10, 2013

As an early Christmas gift, Trumpets, Asia's first professional gospel theater group, known for original Filipino musicals such as 'First Name' and 'Little Mermaid'--shows with strong moral and spiritual messages--brings to Meralco Theater another family-centric production, 'Bluebird of Happiness,' starting Friday, September 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sherman, Zialcita and Trinidad Lead Cast of BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 18, 2013

Seasoned thespians Lynn Sherman ('The Lynn Sherman Show,' 'Rent'), Robie Zialcita ('Peter Pan,' 'Sweeney Todd') and Joel Trinidad ('Defending the Caveman,' 'The Graduate') lead the cast of theater company Trumpets' new original musical, 'The Bluebird of Happiness,' based on Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck's 1908 play 'The Blue Bird.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Rep's NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY, 3/1-24
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 19, 2013

For the entire month of March, Joel Trinidad ('Crush Hour,' 'Defending the Caveman') returns to the Repertory Philippines's (Rep) stage with 2012 BroadwayWorld PH Award nominee Carla Guevara-Laforteza ('Nine,' 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown') in Douglas J. Cohen's 'No Way to Treat a Lady,' described as a 'theatrically-charged musical comedy thriller,' based on the bestselling book by William Goldman. (more...)

Voting Open for 2012 BWW Philippines Awards - Vote Now!
by BWW - Nov 06, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com, the premier theater news website in the United States, in the United Kingdom, and in more than 20 other countries, has expanded, updated, and is now ready for this year's BWW Awards that are conducted simultaneously across all local and international markets, including the Philippines. (more...)

Review Roundup: Atlantis Productions' NINE, Now thru Oct 7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 06, 2012

Prolific theater company Atlantis Productions Inc.'s VIPs, Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga, have been running in the fast lane lately: Both had to fly out to Singapore to direct and prepare to open Tony-winning musical AVENUE Q at Marina Bay Sands over the weekend, just a few days after they premiered another Tony-winning musical, NINE, last friday night at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium. (more...)

Review Roundup: Atlantis Productions' NINE, Now thru Oct 7
by Review Roundups - Sep 24, 2012

Prolific theater company Atlantis Productions Inc.'s VIPs, Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga, have been running in the fast lane lately: Both had to fly out to Singapore to direct and prepare to open Tony-winning musical AVENUE Q at Marina Bay Sands over the weekend, just a few days after they premiered another Tony-winning musical, NINE, last friday night at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium. (more...)

Photo Flash: 9 Works Theatrical Presents YOUíRE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 21, 2012

For its first offering this year, 9 Works Theatrical presents the musical comedy YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - based on the comic strip 'Peanuts' by Charles Schulz; featuring book by John Gordon; and music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. The show runs at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City until Saturday, March 3. (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...)

AVENUE Q Closes in Manila, 3/27
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 27, 2010

'Welcome back to AVENUE Q. The musical that never dies,' remarks pop singer Rachel Alejandro (Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut). AVENUE Q plays its final show in Manila on March 27, 2010. (more...)

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