PRISON DANCER Wins Three NYMF Awards
"Prison Dancer" is as innovative and passionate a production you are likely to see on Broadway or off, off, off, off Broadway. With a desire to create a show that is strictly unique to the Philippines, Candido and De Jesus have successfully told a story about a forgotten group of people, but the themes of love, loss, redemption, and forgiveness are universal.
BroadwayWorld.com: The musical's creative and production team's intimate approach works well on that small performance space at the Theatre at St. Clements, which effectively depicts the play's setting of a supposedly crowded prison through the functional use of Josh Zangen's movable jail bars and makeshift brick walls, and Betsy Adams' consistently sparse lighting, which helps evoke a sordid milieu amid the overnight social media fame of its occupants…
"Prison Dancer" is brimming with sheer Filipino talent and thick Filipino accent seldom experienced on New York stages.
Check out the complete list of NYMF 2012 Awards for Excellence winners HERE.
Photo Credit: Billy B.