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BWW Review: The Bible Preaches, But GODSPELL AsksBWW Review: The Bible Preaches, But GODSPELL Asks
by BWW Staff - Jun 22, 2016

If you're expecting to find your corner of the sky, you will not. Just because this is a Stephen Schwartz musical does not mean there will be someone painting with all the colors of the wind, nor will there be any gravity-defying witches, nor a hunchback. Yes, this is a Bible story, but do not expect Moses to be there even if you believe. And yes, there could be ever, ever after but there are no singing animals present. This is simply MusicArtes Inc.'s production of GODSPELL. (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...)

RAK OF AEGIS Returns; Mariano, Marquez et al. Join CastRAK OF AEGIS Returns; Mariano, Marquez et al. Join Cast
by Jude Cartalaba - Jun 23, 2014

Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) new hit musical, RAK OF AEGIS, returns to PETA Theater Center (5 Eymard Drive, New Manila) with 67 more performances lined up! New additions to the cast are OJ Mariano (Kiel), Arnel Ignacio (Fernan), Jimmy Marquez (Jewel), Gio Gahol (ensemble), Abigail Sulit (ensemble), and Kimverlie Molina (Aileen). (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...)

PHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of MAXIE THE MUSICALE; Show Opens 11/9PHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of MAXIE THE MUSICALE; Show Opens 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 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 MusicalWin A Pair of Tickets to MAXIE, the Musical
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 3, 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 CompanyReview 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 11/9PHOTO 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...)

Photo Coverage: LORENZO, A New Rock MusicalPhoto Coverage: LORENZO, A New Rock Musical
by Jory Rivera - Sep 14, 2013

Multi-awarded Filipino film actor Christopher de Leon, via Green Wings Entertainment Network Inc., is the executive producer of 'Lorenzo,' a new rock musical, which features music--a mix of rock and soaring ballads--by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and book and lyrics by Juan Ekis, Paul Dumol and Joem Antonio. Its Philippine premiere closed earlier today at SDA Theater, 5/F College of Saint Benilde in Malate, Manila. (more...)

Review Roundup: LORENZO, A New Rock MusicalReview Roundup: LORENZO, A New Rock Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Multi-awarded Filipino film actor Christopher de Leon is the executive producer of 'Lorenzo,' a new rock musical, featuring music by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and book and lyrics by Juan Ekis, Paul Dumol and Joem Antonio. It runs at SDA Theater, 5/F College of Saint Benilde in Malate, Manila until Today, September 14 with 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. performances. (more...)

Review Roundup: LORENZO, A New Rock MusicalReview Roundup: LORENZO, A New Rock Musical
by Lee Cundangan - Sep 11, 2013

Multi-awarded Filipino film actor Christopher de Leon is the executive producer of 'Lorenzo,' a new rock musical, featuring music by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and book and lyrics by Juan Ekis, Paul Dumol and Joem Antonio. It runs at SDA Theater, 5/F College of Saint Benilde in Malate, Manila until Saturday, September 14 with 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. performances. (more...)

Photos: BWW Visits THE FULL MONTY; Show Runs Till TodayPhotos: BWW Visits THE FULL MONTY; Show Runs Till Today
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com caught the second Friday night, April 26, performance of Terrence McNally and David Yazbek's hit Broadway musical 'The Full Monty,' locally produced by Viva Atlantis Theatricals, an offshoot of prolific theater company Atlantis Productions. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mark Bautista Talks THE FULL MONTYBWW Interviews: Mark Bautista Talks THE FULL MONTY
by Jude Cartalaba - May 2, 2013

Viva Artists Agency contract star Mark Bautista's character, Jerry Lukowski, in Viva Atlantis Theatrical's production of Terrence McNally and David Yazbek's Broadway musical 'The Full Monty,' which is a stage adaptation of the 1997 film of the same name, is a challenging role for Bautista. (more...)

Photos: BWW Visits THE FULL MONTY; Show Runs Till 5/5Photos: BWW Visits THE FULL MONTY; Show Runs Till 5/5
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 30, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com caught the second Friday night, April 26, performance of Terrence McNally and David Yazbek's hit Broadway musical 'The Full Monty,' locally produced by Viva Atlantis Theatricals, an offshoot of prolific theater company Atlantis Productions. (more...)

RAMA HARI, The Epic Tale Returns  TodayRAMA HARI, The Epic Tale Returns Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 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...)

Photo Flash: Ballet Philippines' RAMA HARI Production ShotsPhoto Flash: Ballet Philippines' RAMA HARI Production Shots
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 3, 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 opened last Friday, November 30, and will run until Sunday, December 9 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theatre. (more...)

RAMA HARI, The Epic Tale Returns  TodayRAMA 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...)

BWW Interviews: Mariano, Aguilos Talk RAMA HARIBWW Interviews: Mariano, Aguilos Talk RAMA HARI
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 27, 2012

Two of the country's most talented and active thespians, OJ Mariano ("Rent," "Forbidden Broadway") and Kalila Aguilos ("Jekyll and Hyde," Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah") are chosen to play Rama and Sita respectively in the revival production of the hit pop ballet musical "Rama Hari," based on the Indian epic "Ramayana," and directed and choreographed by Ballet Philippines' founder Alice Reyes, which runs at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) main theater from Friday, November 30 until Sunday, December 9. (more...)

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