Leo Valdez News

Resorts World Manila Takes a Detour from Family Musicals
by Jude Cartalaba - Apr 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). (more...)

The Philippines Joins Eve Ensler's ONE BILLION RISING Today
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 14, 2013

Community groups Gabriela Women's Party and Gabriela, which fight for Filipino women's rights, and theater organization New Voice Company, which is best known for its repeated 'stagings' of Tony winner Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' in the Philippines, will join women and men in 200 countries to celebrate Ensler's 15-year effort to end violence against women and girls via ONE BILLION RISING, where participants 'strike, dance, and rise' along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City on Valentine's Day, today, February 14. (more...)

The Philippines Joins Eve Ensler's ONE BILLION RISING on Thursday, 2/14
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 10, 2013

Community groups Gabriela Women's Party and Gabriela, which fight for Filipino women's rights, and theater organization New Voice Company, which is best known for its repeated 'stagings' of Tony winner Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues' in the Philippines, will join women and men in 200 countries to celebrate Ensler's 15-year effort to end violence against women and girls via ONE BILLION RISING, where participants 'strike, dance, and rise' along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City on Valentine's Day, February 14. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE KING AND I Starring Nonie Buencamino and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 28, 2013

Resorts World Manila's (RWM) Newport Performing Arts Theater recently raised its curtains for the new cast members of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I," Nonie Buencamino as King Mongkut and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Anna Leonowens. (more...)

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Philippines in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

More Photos: Buencamino, Lauchengco-Yulo Take Over THE KING AND I
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 19, 2012

Nonie Buencamino ("Stageshow") and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo ("God of Carnage"), who first worked together in New Voice Company's production of "Into the Woods" five years ago, are paired up as the new King Mongkut of Siam and Anna Leonowens respectively in Resorts World Manila's extended run of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I," announced at a recent press conference held at Newport Performing Arts Theater. (more...)

RAMA HARI, The Epic Tale Returns Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2012

The legendary Indian epic tale of "Ramayana" comes to life once again with Ballet Philippines' (BP) restaging of the hit pop ballet musical "Rama Hari," which runs tomorrow, November 30 until Today, December 9 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theatre. The Manila Symphony Orchestra provides the live music during the performances. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: New Stars of THE KING AND I Meet the Press
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 07, 2012

Theater stalwarts Nonie Buencamino and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo will replace Leo Valdez, who currently plays King Mongkut, and Monique Wilson, who currently plays Anna Leonowens, respectively when Valdez and Wilson leave Resorts World Manila's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" on Sunday, December 30. (more...)

RAMA HARI, The Epic Tale Returns Today
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 29, 2012

The legendary Indian epic tale of "Ramayana" comes to life once again with Ballet Philippines' (BP) restaging of the hit pop ballet musical "Rama Hari," which runs tomorrow, November 30 until Sunday, December 9 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theatre. The Manila Symphony Orchestra provides the live music during the performances. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 9/17
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 21, 2012

Another week, another roundup! Today, we bring you a list of the most-read stories in our regional markets for the week of September 21. Browse over to your favorite far-away city/country to see what's making news, check out what productions are playing around the country and overseas and get to know new performers! Enjoy this virtual trek around the globe and stay tuned for next week's recap of regional not-to-be-missed news! (more...)

Photo Flash: Leo Valdez & Monique Wilson Star in THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight, Sept 15
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 15, 2012

MISS SAIGON alumni Leo Valdez and Monique Wilson were first seen as the King of Siam and British governess Anna Leonowens, respectively, at the press conference for Resorts World Manila's (RWM) grand production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's THE KING AND I held Saturday, July 28 at Newport Performing Arts Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ballet Philippines Releases RAMA HARI Publicity Shots
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 19, 2012

Ballet Philippines, one of the resident dance companies of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), has just released publicity shots, featuring pop stars Christian Bautista and Karylle Tatlonghari, for its year-end revival of ballet musical "Rama Hari," which runs at the CCP main theater from Friday, November 30 until Sunday, December 9. (more...)

Christian Bautista, Karylle to Star in Ballet Philippines’ RAMA HARI, 11/30-12/9
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 10, 2012

International television stars Christian Bautista and Karylle Tatlonghari, who recently appeared in THE KITCHEN MUSICAL, a Singaporean musical drama television series, and who first shared the musical theater stage via a local production of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's WEST SIDE STORY several years ago, will lend their star power to Ballet Philippines' revival of ballet musical RAMA HARI from Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 9 at the CCP Main Theater. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 7/30
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 03, 2012

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content from all corners of the globe. Our regional contributors do an amazing job each day of bringing you the latest theater news in their cities and countries and to acknowledge this, we are launching a new weekly column called 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'. Below you'll find a list of the most-read stories in our over 130 (and counting!) regional markets. Browse over to your favorite far-away city/country to see what's making news, see what productions are playing around the country and overseas and get to know new performers! Enjoy this virtual trek around the globe and stay tuned for next week's recap of regional not-to-be-missed news! (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from THE KING AND I Press Launch
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 03, 2012

BroadwayWorld photographer Jory Rivera brings you more photos taken at the recent press launch for Resorts World Manila's upcoming grand production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's beloved Broadway musical "The King and I" at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, BroadwayWorld Philippines' 2011 Best Theatrical Venue, beginning Saturday, September 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Leo Valdez & Monique Wilson in THE KING AND I
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 28, 2012

MISS SAIGON alumni Leo Valdez and Monique Wilson were first seen as the King of Siam and British governess Anna Leonowens, respectively, at the press conference for Resorts World Manila's (RWM) grand production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's THE KING AND I held Saturday, July 28 at Newport Performing Arts Theater. (more...)

It’s Official: Valdez to Join Wilson in Resorts World Manila’s THE KING AND I, Starting 9/15
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 23, 2012

Leo Valdez, Cameron Mackintosh's "favorite Engineer' in 'Miss Saigon," joins Monique Wilson, "Miss Saigon" alumna-turned-women's rights activist, in Resorts World Manila's (RWM) third major stage production, Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Broadway musical "The King and I," which premieres on September 15 at RWM's Newport Performing Arts Theatre on Newport Boulevard, Pasay City. (more...)

Valdez, Ampil, Castro Headline BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Newport PAT
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 26, 2011

Resorts World Manila's, BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS, which features three of the country's finest international artists: Leo Valdez (MISS SAIGON) with special guests, Joanna Ampil (MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES) and Ima Castro (MISS SAIGON, IN THE HEIGHTS) plays today at Newport Performing Arts Theater. (more...)

Valdez, Ampil, Castro Headline BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS, 9/27
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 09, 2011

Resorts World Manila, a casino entertainment complex, held a press conference yesterday for its upcoming show titled BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS, which will feature three of the country's finest international artists: Leo Valdez (MISS SAIGON) with special guests, Joanna Ampil (MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES) and Ima Castro (MISS SAIGON, IN THE HEIGHTS). (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 8/3
by - Jan 01, 2001

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 8/3 (more...)