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Photo Exclusive: 9 Works Theatrical Holds Auditions for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Jude Cartalaba - Mar 05, 2014

9 Works Theatrical ('Grease,' 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown') held its first batch of auditions for its upcoming production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Opera Haus in Makati City last week. 42 dancers and 16 theater actors--who can dance--showed up at the auditions. (more...)

Win a Pair of Tickets to WAIT UNTIL DARK, 2/9
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 06, 2014

Show partners Repertory Philippines and BroadwayWorld.com are giving away a pair of tickets to WAIT UNTIL DARK's closing performance on Sunday, February 9, 3:30 p.m. at Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. (more...)

Photo Flash: DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Concert in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 01, 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...)

Review Roundup: WAIT UNTIL DARK by Repertory Philippines
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 28, 2014

Approaching its third weekend at Onstage Theatre, Rep's staging of the 2003 London revival version of Frederick Knott's 1966 classic thriller, 'Wait Until Dark,' which was originally set in Greenwich Village, New York (The London revival was set in Notting Hill), has been reaping generally favorable reviews. (more...)

Photo 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...)

Photo Flash: WAIT UNTIL DARK by Repertory Philippines
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 18, 2014

Two local productions have officially opened another busy year for Philippine Theater: One is that of 4th Wall Theater Company's Cultural Center of the Philippines transfer of its original musical, 'Rivalry'; the other is Rep's staging of the 2003 London revival version of Frederick Knott's 1966 classic thriller, 'Wait Until Dark,' which was originally set in Greenwich Village, New York. The London revival was set in Notting Hill. (more...)

Frederick Knott's WAIT UNTIL DARK Opens in Manila, 1/17
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 04, 2014

Classic thriller 'Wait Until Dark,' which premiered on Broadway in 1966, will open Repertory Philippines' (Rep) 2014 theater season starting Friday, January 17 at Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1 in Makati City. 'Wait Until Dark' is one of the few plays penned by English playwright-screenwriter Frederick Knott, best known for his 1952 television play, 'Dial M for Murder.' (more...)

CHEERS! 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...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GREASE; Show Runs 11/9-12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

9 Works Theatrical is staging the 1971 musical "Grease," one of the world's most popular and beloved musicals, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City from Saturday, November 9 until Today, December 1. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com Announces Annual Theater Awards Nominees from the Philippines
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater site on the Internet covering Broadway, London's West End, and beyond to 100 U.S. cities and 30 countries worldwide, and whose contents are catalogued in the Library of Congress, has recently announced its annual theater awards nominees from more than 50 regional markets across the globe, including the Philippines. (more...)

GREASE to Raise Funds for Supertyphoon Haiyan Victims, 12/1
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 13, 2013

50% of the proceeds from tickets sold from yesterday, November 12 to Sunday, November 17 for the closing performance of 9 Works Theatrical's latest production of '50s rock 'n' roll musical 'Grease' on Sunday, December 1, at 8 p.m. will be donated to supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda) victims in central Philippines. (more...)

Review Roundup: GREASE by 9 Works Theatrical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

9 Works Theatrical is staging the 1971 musical 'Grease,' one of the world's most popular and beloved musicals, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City until Sunday, December 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GREASE; Show Runs 11/9-12/1
by Jude Cartalaba - Nov 07, 2013

9 Works Theatrical is staging the 1971 musical "Grease," one of the world's most popular and beloved musicals, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City from Saturday, November 9 until Sunday, December 1. (more...)

IBALONG, D'WONDER TWINS OF BOAC Lead Philstage Gawad Buhay! 1st/2nd-quarter Citations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

Tanghalang Pilipino's "Ibalong," a dance-musical reimagining of the Bicolano epic, topped the 1st/2nd-quarter citations of the 2013 Gawad Buhay!, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts, with 15 citations in the performance and technical categories. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Meets the Press; Show Runs 2/8-3/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2013

Love is in the air; and 9 Works Theatrical is ready to woo audiences with several evenings of music, laughter, and romance as the theater company presents the hit Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song" (TPOS) at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City from Friday, February 8 to Today, March 3. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG's Joseph Tolentino & Gemini Quintos
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 13, 2013

Apart from the first pairing up of actors Nikki Gil and Lorenz Martinez, another interesting aspect of 9 Works Theatrical's (9WT) latest stage production, the classic Broadway musical 'They're Playing Our Song,' is the artistic contribution of Joseph Tolentino, musical director, and Gemini Quintos, choreographer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, SPRING AWAKENING
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 09, 2013

9 Works Theatrical's ("You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," "Sweet Charity") production of Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sager's classic Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song" (TPOS), directed by Robbie Guevara, opens this weekend at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City; Blue Repertory's ("Bare," "Little Shop of Horrors") production of Duncan Sheik's dark rock musical "Spring Awakening" (SA), directed by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan, will follow suit when SA opens at Rizal Mini Theatre, Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City on Valentine's Day, February 14. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Runs Now thru 3/3
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 08, 2013

Love is in the air; and 9 Works Theatrical is ready to woo audiences with several evenings of music, laughter, and romance as the theater company presents the hit Broadway musical 'They're Playing Our Song' (TPOS) at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City from tonight, February 8 to Sunday, March 3. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Meets the Press; Show Runs 2/8-3/3
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 21, 2013

Love is in the air; and 9 Works Theatrical is ready to woo audiences with several evenings of music, laughter, and romance as the theater company presents the hit Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song" (TPOS) at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City from Friday, February 8 to Sunday, March 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Revival
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 31, 2012

- 9 Works Theatrical, which produced last year's professional theater production of Clark Gesner's '60s musical comedy "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," is currently working on a revival production of Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sager's late '70s hit Broadway musical "They're Playing Our Song," which pairs up for the first time TV and recording artist Nikki Gil (who plays disorganized, quirky lyricist Sonia Walsk) and veteran stage actor Lorenz Martinez (who plays accomplished composer Vernon Gersch). Tony winner Lea Salonga and Singaporean actor/director Adrian Pang played Walsk and Gersch respectively in a previous local production of "They're Playing Our Song." (more...)

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