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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...)

THE PRODUCERS' Morgan Reynolds Pays Tribute to BroadwayTHE PRODUCERS' Morgan Reynolds Pays Tribute to Broadway
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 16, 2014

Stage actor Morgan Reynolds, who is currently reaping rave reviews for his portrayal of Carmen Ghia, the flamboyant assistant of untalented director Roger De Bris in Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of 'The Producers,' has recently released on YouTube his very own tribute to Broadway Musicals, titled 'Live YOUR Musical.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Kicks Off 16th U.S. Tour With Post-Performance Party at Marti'sPhoto Coverage: CHICAGO Kicks Off 16th U.S. Tour With Post-Performance Party at Marti's
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 13, 2014

Cocktails named after some of the show stopping musical numbers from the smash Broadway musical CHICAGO greeted the cast, crew, and guests at a post-performance party at Marti's, a bistro in the French Quarter, late Tuesday night. CHICAGO's current tour cast, headlined by Bianca Marroquin (Roxie Hart), Terra C. MacLeod (Velma Kelly), John O'Hurley (Billy Flynn in select cities), Jacob Keith Watson (Amos Hart), Roz Ryan (Matron 'Mama' Morton), and C. Newcomer (Mary Sunshine), kicked off CHICAGO's 16th U.S. Tour at the newly reopened atmospheric theatre in NOLA, the 2,736-seater Saenger Theatre along Canal Street, with a rapturous standing ovation from a packed audience earlier that evening. (more...)

Bobby Lopez, Josie Natori, Sheila Coronel, Fiesta In America, PMAA To Receive Highest Honors at 4th TOFA-NY Awards at Carnegie Hall, October 25Bobby Lopez, Josie Natori, Sheila Coronel, Fiesta In America, PMAA To Receive Highest Honors at 4th TOFA-NY Awards at Carnegie Hall, October 25
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 7, 2014

In its fourth year, presented by AARP, The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA-NY) Awards, the grandest celebration that caps the monthlong Filipino American History Month in New York City, has announced today that Filipino-American EGOT holder Bobby Lopez ('Frozen,' 'The Book of Mormon'); fashion designer and philanthropist Josie Natori; Dean of Academic Affairs at Columbia University Sheila Coronel; the people behind Fiesta In America, an annual trade and cultural expo; and the medical mission volunteers of Philippine Medical Association in America (PMAA) will be feted with the highest honors--The Heritage Awards--at TOFA-NY Awards ceremony, which will be held at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall (881 7th Ave, New York, NY) on Saturday, October 25, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Reflections: POTTED POTTER, Twice The FunReflections: POTTED POTTER, Twice The Fun
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 4, 2014

I was able to watch the unstoppable, nearly nine-year-old touring production of two-time Olivier Award nominees Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner's parody POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience twice: the first time was at Little Shubert Theatre Off-Broadway, which starred Clarkson and Turner, in 2012; the second time was at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Manila, which now stars British actors Benjamin Stratton and James Percy, last Tuesday. (more...)

Photo Coverage: POTTED POTTER's Third Opening Night In ManilaPhoto Coverage: POTTED POTTER's Third Opening Night In Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 2, 2014

The creators of the international hit parody POTTED POTTER, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, are indeed inseparable! (more...)

TRIVIA 6: Win A Pair of Tickets to POTTED POTTER TodayTRIVIA 6: Win A Pair of Tickets to POTTED POTTER Today
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 2, 2014

Back by magical demand, POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience (A Parody by Dan and Jeff) returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City until Sunday, October 5. Good news, theater fans, #pottedpottermnl and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are hosting a trivia challenge, where a you can win a pair of tickets to the show today, October 3, at 5 p.m.! Winner will be drawn today! (more...)

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