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2016 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards Update - Simon Gleeson, Rachelle Ann Go in Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards Update - Simon Gleeson, Rachelle Ann Go in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MusicArtes Stages GODSPELL, Now Thru 6/26Photo Coverage: MusicArtes Stages GODSPELL, Now Thru 6/26
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Jun 19, 2016

With familiar tunes such as 'Day by Day' and 'Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,' the beloved Broadway musical 'GODSPELL, which MusicArtes Inc. is staging on the weekends from June 17 to June 26 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City, is not to be missed. Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL features music and new lyrics by 'Wicked's' Stephen Schwartz. The play has been revived regularly ever since its Off-Broadway debut in 1971 and film adaptation in 1973. (more...)

Updated GODSPELL Plays In Manila, 6/17-26Updated GODSPELL Plays In Manila, 6/17-26
by BWW Staff - Jun 12, 2016

With familiar tunes such as 'Day by Day' and 'Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,' the beloved Broadway musical 'GODSPELL, which MusicArtes Inc. is staging on the weekends from June 17 to June 26 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City, is not to be missed. Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL features music and new lyrics by 'Wicked's' Stephen Schwartz. The play has been revived regularly ever since its Off-Broadway debut in 1971 and film adaptation in 1973, starring renowned American film and stage actor Victor Garber in the role of Jesus. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's  Top Summer Theater Picks-PhilippinesSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks-Philippines
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 12, 2016

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks-Philippines (more...)

BWW Feature: Adrian Pang 'Carnage' Co-Star Talks Esplanade-Bound LES MISERABLESBWW Feature: Adrian Pang 'Carnage' Co-Star Talks Esplanade-Bound LES MISERABLES
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Apr 12, 2016

'Adrian Pang is wonderful to work with, such an instinctive actor! It was so much fun to play off him, I just love him! I hope we get to work together again soon,' says Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, who along with Lea Salonga, make up the first three internationally acclaimed Filipina actresses - the third being Joanna Ampil - to have ever played Fantine in Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg's LES MISERABLES , playing at The Esplanade beginning May 31 onwards. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update - Vince Tanada, Ricky Davao Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update - Vince Tanada, Ricky Davao Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update - John Arcilla, Ricky Davao in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update - John Arcilla, Ricky Davao in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update - John Arcilla, Bituin Escalante Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update - John Arcilla, Bituin Escalante Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update 11/27 - John Arcilla, Bituin Escalante Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards Update 11/27 - John Arcilla, Bituin Escalante Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Interview: Menchu Lauchengco Yulo Talks Rodgers and Hammerstein, Her Career & More at San Beda CollegeBWW Interview: Menchu Lauchengco Yulo Talks Rodgers and Hammerstein, Her Career & More at San Beda College
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Sep 19, 2015

There was once this covert society on a mission. One known only to adoring fans and admiring colleagues whose simple oath of indoctrination states: 'We vow to do everything in our power to keep this sacred electoral committee of adoring fans and admiring colleagues a secret. Our main objective: to advance and advocate the 'oh so many, many, many reasons why the title First Lady of Philippine Musical Theater should go to our very own Hepburn-esque theater stunner, Menchu Lauchengco Yulo.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for SOUTH PACIFIC in ConcertPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal for SOUTH PACIFIC in Concert
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Sep 9, 2015

Part of Resorts World Manila's (RWM) 6th anniversary celebration, the casino resort, in cooperation with Ultimate Shows Inc. and Redstone Production, stages Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC in concert, which was first presented at Carnegie Hall in June 2005, featuring David Ives' revised book based on Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan's original book. (more...)

Photo Coverage: RWM's SOUTH PACIFIC In Concert Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: RWM's SOUTH PACIFIC In Concert Meets the Press
by Jude Cartalaba - Sep 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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night BowsPhoto Coverage: Resorts World Manila's PRISCILLA Takes Opening Night Bows
by Jory Rivera - May 11, 2014

Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott's PRISCILLA , QUEEN OF THE DESERT, based on the 1994 sleeper hit 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,' is Resorts World Manila's (RWM) fifth theatrical production right on the heels of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella.' The production, helmed by Jaime del Mundo ('The Producers'), opened Friday, May 9, at Newport Performing Arts Theatre. (more...)

Resorts World Manila Takes a Detour from Family MusicalsResorts 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...)

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA Meets the Press; Show Opens 5/9Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA Meets the Press; Show Opens 5/9
by Jory Rivera - Apr 4, 2014

The main cast of the Philippine premiere of Sydney-London's West End-Broadway musical PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT: Leo Tavarro Valdez (Tick/Mitzi), Jon Santos (Bernadette), Red Concepcion (Adam, Felicia), Michael Williams (Miss Understanding), Bituin Escalante (Diva), Lani Ligot (Diva), Timmy Canlas (Diva), and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Marion), donned for the first time their '80s retro costumes, mainly designed by Edgar San Diego, before the members of the press Thursday, April 3, at Taps, Genting Club, Maxims Hotel. (more...)

Photo Flash: DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Concert in ManilaPhoto Flash: DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Concert in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 1, 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 PressPhoto 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 PeopleCHEERS! 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...)

Review Roundup: CINDERELLA by Resorts World ManilaReview Roundup: CINDERELLA by Resorts World Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 18, 2013

Resorts World Manila presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella.' Leading the show's star-studded cast are Karylle as Cinderella and Christian Bautista as the Prince. The beloved musical, which opened at Newport Performing Arts Theater Wednesday, October 9, is directed by veteran stage actor Michael Williams. (more...)

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