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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/23-5/24/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/23-5/24/2015
by - May 24, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 24, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/2-5/3/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/2-5/3/2015
by - May 3, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 3, 2015 - Sunday, May 3, 2015. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/18-4/19/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/18-4/19/2015
by - Apr 19, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015. (more...)

Photos: Philippine Stagers Foundation Accepts BroadwayWorld AwardsPhotos: Philippine Stagers Foundation Accepts BroadwayWorld Awards
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 9, 2015

For theater is a collaborative artform, yours truly gestured the creative team, cast, and production crew of grassroots theater company Philippine Stagers Foundation's (PSF) latest work, 'Filipinas 1941,' to join me on stage, together with Atty. Vincent Tañada, the show's writer-director-lead actor, to collectively accept the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Award for Best Filipino Musical (New/Revival) at Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle earlier last week. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at the Stars of 2015 Asian Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERPhoto Coverage: First Look at the Stars of 2015 Asian Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Mar 19, 2015

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, Ten Bridges Media Corp., London's Robert Stigwood Organisation, and New York's Tara Rubin Casting, announced yesterday, March 19, that New York-based actors Brandon Rubendall ('Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark,' 'Broadway Bares: Rock Hard') and Jenna Rubaii ('American Idiot,' 'Fifty Four Forever') will star as Tony Manero (originally played by John Travolta in the film adaptation) and Stephanie Mangano, respectively, in the 2015 Asian Tour of the hit West End and Broadway musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/7-3/8/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/7-3/8/2015
by - Mar 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 8, 2015 - Sunday, March 8, 2015. (more...)

Reflections: My MISS SAIGON StoryReflections: My MISS SAIGON Story
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jan 4, 2015

For some people, it may take just one special song to change their lives forever. Take for instance Tony winner, Disney Legend Lea Salonga and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) UK's 2014 Best Featured Actress Rachelle Ann Go's personal revelations on the endless impact that MISS SAIGON has had on their personal and professional lives. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CHICAGO's Jeff McCarthy, Roz Ryan Talk Swapping RolesBWW Interviews: CHICAGO's Jeff McCarthy, Roz Ryan Talk Swapping Roles
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Dec 20, 2014

Suave and swanky, smooth-talking Billy Flynn is personified--almost but not quite that seemingly devoid of heart--in Broadway veteran Jeff McCarthy ('Side Show,' Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'), who plays CHICAGO's resident ladykiller and criminal lawyer in its strictly limited Manila run, which closes today, December 21, at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/29-11/30/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/29-11/30/2014
by - Nov 30, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 30, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014. (more...)

Meet Mr. Cellophane: Broadway's Jacob Keith WatsonMeet Mr. Cellophane: Broadway's Jacob Keith Watson
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 30, 2014

On the day BroadwayWorld.com was scheduled to sit down with Broadway actor Jacob Keith Watson ('Violet'), who is on tour with 'Chicago'--bound for Manila next--New Orleans' The Times-Picayune has just showered him with praises for his latest stage role: Amos Hart, Roxie Hart's gullible, negligible husband. (more...)

Review Roundup: 9 Works Theatrical Restages GREASE; Show Runs Until 12/7Review Roundup: 9 Works Theatrical Restages GREASE; Show Runs Until 12/7
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 28, 2014

9 Works Theatrical ('The Last 5 Years,' 'Sweet Charity') brings back one of its hit productions last year, GREASE, to relive the teenage '50s at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, in Makati City until Sunday, December 7. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy Completes Cast of CHICAGO in Manila; Meet the Full Cast!Jeff McCarthy Completes Cast of CHICAGO in Manila; Meet the Full Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2014

Broadway stalwart Jeff McCarthy joins the all-American cast of the Broadway musical CHICAGO, which is set to play Solaire Resort and Casino's The Theatre from next Wednesday, December 3, to Sunday, December 21. McCarthy will play the role of criminal lawyer Billy Flynn, alongside Bianca Marroquin's Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod's Velma Kelly, Jacob Keith Watson's Amos Hart, Roz Ryan's Matron 'Mama' Morton, and C. Newcomer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Take a Backstage Look at CHICAGO!Photo Coverage: Take a Backstage Look at CHICAGO!
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 26, 2014

The day after the opening night (October 7) of the 16th National Tour of Broadway smash CHICAGO, Rick Pessagno (Broadway's 'Sophisticated Ladies,' '42nd Street'), who also starred as Roxie Hart's unscrupulous lover, Fred Casely, in CHICAGO's First National Tour in 1997, and now dabbling in backstage work as one of the touring production's three stage managers, generously gave us--BroadwayWorld.com and a small group of Filipino journalists--a glimpse of CHICAGO's rather simple backstage setup at the Saenger Theatre, New Orleans' famed atmospheric theatre. (more...)

Sound Designer Scott Lehrer Talks CHICAGO, Plea to Tony Awards CommitteeSound Designer Scott Lehrer Talks CHICAGO, Plea to Tony Awards Committee
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 21, 2014

The fall season official began, but it felt like summer in the lower 80s °F, when BroadwayWorld.com, alongside a small group of Filipino journalists, huddled around Tony Award-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer ('Chicago,' 'Honeymoon In Vegas') at the dim-lit main floor of the famed Saenger Theatre early October. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Off-Broadway's WALLY WATTHEAD AND HIS LOST GLOW Runs at PETA Theater Center Until 11/23Photo Coverage: Off-Broadway's WALLY WATTHEAD AND HIS LOST GLOW Runs at PETA Theater Center Until 11/23
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 15, 2014

PETA Theater Center (No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila) hosts the two-weekend run of Off-Broadway's family-friendly magic show WALLY WATTHEAD AND HIS LOST GLOW, which kicked off yesterday, November 14, and will run until Sunday, November 23. (more...)

Behind-The-Scenes: How Coach Lea Salonga Saves the Day; Big D's Standing O at Carnegie HallBehind-The-Scenes: How Coach Lea Salonga Saves the Day; Big D's Standing O at Carnegie Hall
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Nov 6, 2014

There doesn't seem to be enough of 13-year-old Filipino-Canadian singer Darren Espanto to go around these days, especially since he has made headlines in what could only be described by his legions of fans as a run of charismatic, breakthrough performances on 'The Voice Kids' Philippine edition, under the tutelage of Coach Sarah Geronimo (other coaches were Tony winner Lea Salonga and rock star Bamboo Manalac). (more...)

Reflections: Latest CHICAGO Tour Has Strong Leads in MacLeod, MarroquinReflections: Latest CHICAGO Tour Has Strong Leads in MacLeod, Marroquin
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 6, 2014

CHICAGO on Broadway's Terrra C. MacLeod and Bianca Marroquin are back on the road as the accused celebrity killers and reluctant vaudeville partners Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, respectively, whose combination delivers equally strong lead performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 4th The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Awards at Carnegie HallPhoto Coverage: 4th The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York Awards at Carnegie Hall
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 31, 2014

Tony Award winners Bobby Lopez ('The Book of Mormon,' 'Avenue Q') and Jhett Tolentino ('Here Lies Love,' 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder'), among others, receive Filipino American community honors. (more...)

Video: Salonga, Geronimo, apl.de.ap, Bamboo Gear Up for THE VOICE (Philippines) Via GAME OF THRONES-Inspired Teaser TrailerVideo: Salonga, Geronimo, apl.de.ap, Bamboo Gear Up for THE VOICE (Philippines) Via GAME OF THRONES-Inspired Teaser Trailer
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 20, 2014

THE VOICE of the Philippines Season One coaches Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, apl.de.ap, and Bamboo Manalac are back for the reality singing competition's highly anticipated second season, whose premiere episode, which leads up to the contest's trademark blind auditions, will air Sunday, October 26, on ABS CBN, one the Philippines' major commercial television networks. (more...)

(Hold) Photo Flash: UGLY LIES THE BONE by Fordham Theatre Closes Today, 10/17(Hold) Photo Flash: UGLY LIES THE BONE by Fordham Theatre Closes Today, 10/17
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 17, 2014

Fordham Theatre Program, opens its 2014-2015 Mainstage Season, with Florida native Lindsey Ferrentino's post war-themed play UGLY LIES THE BONE, which closes today, October 17, 8 p.m., at Pope Auditorium, Fordham University at Lincoln Center (113 W. 60th St. at Columbus Ave.). (more...)

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