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PHOTO Coverage: TOFA-NY Awards at Carnegie HallPHOTO Coverage: TOFA-NY Awards at Carnegie Hall
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 29, 2013

Heroism and excellence in the nursing profession won the predominantly Filipino American audience that gave a well-deserved standing ovation to NYU Langone nurse Menchu De Luna Sanchez--superstorm Sandy's hero nurse--when she personally received her The Oustanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) award from Deputy Consul General Zaldy Patron and Southern District of New York Judge Lorna Schofield at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall Saturday night. (more...)

De Leon, Schofield and Nepales to Keynote TOFA-NY Awards, 10/26De Leon, Schofield and Nepales to Keynote TOFA-NY Awards, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

Philippine Consul General to New York Mario L. De Leon, Jr., United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York Honorable Judge Lorna Schofield, and Former Chairman of the Board for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ruben Nepales will keynote the third annual The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards on Saturday night, October 26, at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, the official venue of the TOFA-NY Awards ceremonies for the past three years. (more...)

PHOTOS: First Look at the Opening Night of NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERAPHOTOS: First Look at the Opening Night of NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERA
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 5, 2013

Philippine National Artists Felipe Padilla de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino's 1957 opera NOLI ME TANGERE made its New York stage debut last night at The Kaye Playhouse in Hunter College (68th Street and Lexington Avenue). (more...)

PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: At the Dress Rehearsal of NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERA; Show Premieres 10/4PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: At the Dress Rehearsal of NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERA; Show Premieres 10/4
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 3, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com had the first glimpse of Philippine National Artists Felipe Padilla de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino's 1957 opera NOLI ME TANGERE'S impending New York stage debut when we visited its dress rehearsal at the Danny and Sylvia Kaye Playhouse in Hunter College last night. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: Set Design of NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERAFIRST LOOK: Set Design of NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERA
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 27, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com recently sat down with the president and CEO of Jerry Sibal Design (formerly Design Fusion) Jerry Sibal, who is also the set and costume designer for NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERA, where he generously shared with us his set design concepts for the opera that will play a limited run at The Kaye Playhouse in Hunter College from Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6. (more...)

PHOTOS: At the Sitzprobe of NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERAPHOTOS: At the Sitzprobe of NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

At the sitzprobe, one of the very first rehearsals with the cast of around 30 actors and 35-piece orchestra musicians, seasoned Filipino American conductor Michael Dadap said he hopes that New York audiences would not miss this rare opportunity to catch the limited run of Philippine National Artists Felipe de Leon (music) and Guillermo Tolentino's (libretto) finest work, NOLI ME TANGERE-OPERA, based on the 1887 classic romantic novel by the Philippines' National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, which runs at The Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, 2013. (more...)

Meet the Cast of NOLI ME TANGERE Opera; Show Runs 10/4-6Meet the Cast of NOLI ME TANGERE Opera; Show Runs 10/4-6
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 13, 2013

This year's The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Heritage Award recipient The Foundation for Filipino Artists Inc., together with executive committee members Loida Nicolas Lewis, Aida Bartolome, Jerry Sibal, Michael Dadap, Dr. Angie Cruz, Edwin Josue and Robert Perlstein, brings to New York Felipe Padilla de Leon, Philippine National Artist for Music, and Guillermo Tolentino's 1957 opera 'Noli Me Tangere,' based on the 1887 classic romantic novel by Dr. Jose Rizal, the Philippines' national hero. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ma-Yi Theater Company, Sicangco et al. Accept TOFA-NY AwardsPhoto Coverage: Ma-Yi Theater Company, Sicangco et al. Accept TOFA-NY Awards
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 1, 2012

Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning theater organization Ma-Yi Theater Company, which originally produced Filipino and Filipino-American plays prior to shifting gears toward exploring more of the Asian-American experience via theatrical workshops and presentations, and Filipino-American set and costume designer Eduardo Sicangco ("Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") accepted "The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York" (TOFA-NY) Heritage Award (2012) and the TOFA-NY Arts and Culture Award (2012) respectively at TOFA-NY's awarding rites held at the Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall Saturday, October 27. (more...)

Adam Jacobs, Ali Ewoldt, Charice and More Perform at TOFA-NY Awards Tonight, 10/27Adam Jacobs, Ali Ewoldt, Charice and More Perform at TOFA-NY Awards Tonight, 10/27
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 27, 2012

Broadway's LES MISERABLES stars Adam Jacobs, who also recently appeared as Simba in Disney's THE LION KING, and Ali Ewoldt are reuniting on stage to perform before a predominantly Filipino-American audience at this year's "The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York" (TOFA-NY) awarding rites at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall tonight, October 27, 2012 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Adam Jacobs, Ali Ewoldt, Charice, et al. to Perform at TOFA-NY Awards, 10/27Adam Jacobs, Ali Ewoldt, Charice, et al. to Perform at TOFA-NY Awards, 10/27
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 25, 2012

Broadway's LES MISERABLES stars Adam Jacobs, who also recently appeared as Simba in Disney's THE LION KING, and Ali Ewoldt are reuniting on stage to perform before a predominantly Filipino-American audience at this year's "The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York" (TOFA-NY) awarding rites at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence CelebrationPhoto Coverage: De Tagle, Go, Broadway Barkada et al. at 114th Philippine Independence Celebration
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 4, 2012

Filipino musical theater artists Anna Maria Perez de Tagle ("Godspell" - Broadway), Rachelle Ann Go (Disney's "The Little Mermaid" - Manila), Ryan Cayabyab ("Katy!," "Larawan,"), Kirby Asunto ("Child Access Broadway'), Liz Casasola ("Imelda," "Girl Crazy"), Ryan Cayabyab Singers, Broadway Barkada, a group of New York-based Filipino actors, singers, and dancers that have been performing in various Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and GMA Pinoy TV talents Dingdong Dantes and Aljur Abrenica headlined the Philippine Independence Day Council's (PIDCI) well attended 114th Philippine Independence Parade and cultural show held on Madison Avenue Sunday afternoon. (more...)

 
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