BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Philippines in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

MAMMA MIA! In Manila Extends Till 2/19


True blue ABBA fans have an additional one week to catch the international touring production of composers and lyricists Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and book writer Catherine Johnson's smash mu... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Phils. Interview: Fredison Lo Talks SOUND OF MUSIC, RENT, Anne Curtis & More


Perceived as a boy-next-door type by many young theater habitués and TV 5 viewers, Fredison Lo (Fred Lo to his theater colleagues and former schoolmates at De La Salle University-Manila), has started ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Atlantis Productions' NINE Pulls Off A Casting Coup, 9/21-10/7


In Atlantis Productions Inc.'s upcoming musical NINE, which features Maury Yeston's music and lyrics, and Arthur Kopit's book based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8 1/2, Jett Pangan ... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Suzue Toshiro's FIREFLIES Plays Final Week at Ateneo de Manila University, 2/22-25


Tanghalang Ateneo and Ateneo Fine Arts Production, together with the Japan Foundation and the Department of English of Ateneo de Manila University, present Japanese playwright Suzue Toshiro's contempo... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: PETA's Filipino Adaptation of Shakespeare's KING LEAR


Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), together with the British Council and the National Commission for Culture and Arts, presents the first-ever Filipino adaptation of William Shakespear... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Mio Infante Talks Designing Costumes & Sets for CHARLIE BROWN, LITTLE MERMAID & More


Actor turned designer Mio Infante has both or either designed scenography and costumes of some of the biggest and arguably the best children-centric musical Theater Productions of the past 11 years: T... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

It's Official: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA To Premiere in Manila, 8/25-10/14


It is better late than never for Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Francis Lumen, Smart, and Citibank Philippines. Andrew Lloyd Webber's megamusical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, based on the French novel ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: JEKYLL AND HYDE Opens in Manila


Repertory Philippines' current 45th theater season reaches fever pitch with the premiere of composer Frank Wildhorn and book writer and lyricist Leslie Bricusse's overtly melodramatic, pop rock-laden ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Blue Repertory's Production of BARE


Manila theatergoers have until Saturday, March 10, to catch Blue Repertory's production of Off-Broadway musical BARE at Teatrino, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center. Theater and film actress Ana A... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

It's Official: Valdez to Join Wilson in Resorts World Manila's THE KING AND I, Starting 9/15


Leo Valdez, Cameron Mackintosh's "favorite Engineer' in 'Miss Saigon," joins Monique Wilson, "Miss Saigon" alumna-turned-women's rights activist, in Resorts World Manila's (RWM) third major stage prod... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Salonga, Volante, Seguerra et al. To Guest Star in Forbidden Broadway Manila, 5/11-27


Joel Trinidad, Upstart Productions' president, announced at a press conference on Tuesday that theater bigwigs Lea Salonga, Aiza Seguerra, Nyoy Volante, Jett Pangan, Iya Villania, Nikki Valdez, Markki... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: BARE's Reb Atadero Talks RIZAL X, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & ONCE


Ateneo de Manila University alumnus-turned-stage actor, musical director Reb Atadero first appeared in Blue Repertory's 2006 production of 'Hope for Flowers,' a rock musical inspired by Trina Paulus' ... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

JCS Broadway: This One's Got Swag, And Three Filipinos In It


My first dose of musical theater was through my uncle's old screechy phonograph recording of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's hippie, loud, angst-laden rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" (JCS). T... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Forbidden Broadway In Manila


Theater actor, writer, and director Gerard Alessandrini's brainchild, the 30-year-old Off-Broadway hit parody series Forbidden Broadway, finally premiered at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: CARE DIVAS At Rep's Onstage Theatre


"Care Divas," Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) newest hit musical about five overseas Filipino male caregivers who transform into drag performers at night, written by Palanca Award-... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Review Roundup: Atlantis Productions' ROCK OF AGES


While the movie adaptation of Chris D'Arienzo's smash Broadway musical ROCK OF AGES is tanking at the box office, Atlantis Productions' local staging, which stars MiG Ayesa as Stacee Jaxx (a role he a... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Pangan, Aguilos Shed Light on Working with Repertory Philippines


How does a neophyte at Repertory Philippines, one of the country's pioneering theater companies, which is known to have molded world-class talents such as Lea Salonga, Monique Wilson, Menchu Lauchengc... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Ayesa, Morales, Volante et al. in ROCK OF AGES Manila


Broadway actor MiG Ayesa and recording artists Vina Morales and Nyoy Volante are hyped up for their second week of performances in Atlantis Productions' Asian premiere of Chris D' Arienzo's smash Broa... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: JOE, An Original Filipino Rock Musical, Opens


2011 BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) Philippines Awards' runaway winner, the Philippine Stagers Foundation, opened its newest theatrical offering, "JOE: The Filipino Rock'sical," an original Filipino rock mus... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

JOE: Deconstructing Jose Rizal for Young Audiences


Philippine Stagers Foundation, the creator of original Filipino musicals "Cory ng EDSA" and "Enzo Santo," comes up with another captivating production in "Joe: The Filipino Rock'sical,' which opened l... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

PRISON DANCER Wins Three NYMF Awards


Filipino musical creators Romeo Candido and Carmen de Jesus' PRISON DANCER, a new musical loosely based on the five-year-old viral video featuring the dancing inmates of Cebu, Philippines' Provincial ... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Review Roundup: Repertory Philippines' THE WIZARD OF OZ


Bookwriter, composer, and lyricist Jim Eiler and composer Jean Bargy's stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, based on the classic children's book 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, is Repe... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Manila Cast Meet the Press


Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprise, Radio High Definition, Concertus Manila, and Diamond Hotel recently held a press conference to introduce Anthony Downing (Raoul), Claire Lyon ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: On Stage with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Manila


Broadway's longest-running mega musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which came on the heels of the international touring productions of CATS and MAMMA MIA! in Manila, finally made... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Review Roundup: Atlantis Productions' NINE, Now thru Oct 7


Prolific theater company Atlantis Productions Inc.'s VIPs, Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga, have been running in the fast lane lately: Both had to fly out to Singapore to direct and prepare to op... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Review Roundup: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Manila; Show Must Close 10/14


After several previous run extension announcements, the international touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's mega musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, playing at the main theater of the Cultural Cen... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Review Roundup: I DO BIDOO BIDOO, Starring Sam Concepcion, Tippy Dos Santos


Feature film production companies Unitel Productions ("Crying Ladies"), Studio 5 ("Rosario"), multi-award winning screenwriter, film director Chris Martinez ("The Woman in the Septic Tank," "100"), an... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Disney's CAMP ROCK in Manila


Repertory Philippines' take on Disney's CAMP ROCK, written by Dan Berendsen, Karin Gist, and Regina Hicks, runs from Friday, November 16 until Sunday, December 16 at Onstage, 2/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

THE LITTLE MERMAID's Rachelle Ann Go Produces Own Concert, 10/26


Buy yourself a ticket, and treat yourself to an inspiring night of music. 'Rachelle Ann Go: Rise Against Gravity' takes center stage at Music Museum on Friday, October 26 at 8 p.m. Call TicketWorld at... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Exclusive: In Rehearsal with the Cast of ANG BAGONG HARANA


Directed by multi-award winning stage and television director Floy Quintos, Philippine Opera Company's ANG BAGONG HARANA, a musical production featuring the best works of noted Filipino composers, ret... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Why LES MISERABLES Brought Tears to My Eyes


With permission of the author, Elton Lugay, "The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York" founder, and The FilAm, a magazine for Filipino Americans in New York, correspondent, BroadwayWorld Philipp... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Resorts World Manila: Lauchengco-Yulo to Replace Wilson in THE KING AND I


Resorts World Manila (RWM) launched its annual "Grand Fiesta" and hosted a media appreciation night at Genting Club, Maxims Hotel Wednesday night. This year's "Grand Fiesta" highlights Las Vegas-based... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: Disney's CAMP ROCK by Repertory Philippines


Repertory Philippines' latest offering, Disney's "Camp Rock," is a stage adaptation of the popular Disney TV movie, which starred The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. As expected, "Camp Rock" is a lig... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Tenure Cut Short: Lauchengco-Yulo Steps Down as Assoc. Director of Rep


Repertory Philippines bids goodbye to its associate artistic director for three seasons, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: UMAARAW, UMUULAN, KINAKASAL ANG TIKBALANG by UP Playwrights Theater


UP Playwright's Theater's restaging of the children's play "Umuulan, Umaaraw, Kinakasal ang Tikbalang," based on the short story by Gilda Cordero Fernando, is more akin to film auteur Akira Kurosawa's... (read more...)
BWW's Top Philippines Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Ballet Philippines' RAMA HARI Production Shots


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... (read more...)

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