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A Peek Behind the Curtain into the World of 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' is My BroadwayWorld Highlight of 2013A Peek Behind the Curtain into the World of 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' is My BroadwayWorld Highlight of 2013
by Jacqueline Bublitz (Philippines)

(1/5/2014) - Headlined by Michael Ball and Lea Salonga, two of musical theatre's biggest stars, the chance to go behind the scenes of Do You Hear The People Sing? in Shanghai was an opportunity not to be missed.


Frederick Knott's WAIT UNTIL DARK Opens in Manila, 1/17Frederick Knott's WAIT UNTIL DARK Opens in Manila, 1/17
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(1/4/2014) - 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.'


13 Unforgettable Plays, Musicals of 201313 Unforgettable Plays, Musicals of 2013
by Lee Cundangan (Philippines)

(1/2/2014) - Proving that theater is a powerful tool not just to entertain, each performance showed unforgettable life lessons for the audience. BroadwayWorld.com has narrowed down to 13 of these theatrical productions: 2013's most unforgettable plays and musicals.


Alumni Ensemble to Join Lea Salonga & More in DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Concerts in Manila, 1/29-30Alumni Ensemble to Join Lea Salonga & More in DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Concerts in Manila, 1/29-30
by BWW News Desk (Philippines)

(1/2/2014) -


CHEERS! More than 40 New Year's Wishes from Filipino Theater PeopleCHEERS! More than 40 New Year's Wishes from Filipino Theater People
by Jeffrey Aguiman (Philippines)

(12/30/2013) - 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!


A Heart Full of Cause - Lea Salonga to Headline a Special Do You Hear The People Sing? Benefit Concert in ManilaA Heart Full of Cause - Lea Salonga to Headline a Special Do You Hear The People Sing? Benefit Concert in Manila
by Jacqueline Bublitz (Philippines)

(12/29/2013) - Fresh off the successful opening of the Asia-Pacific tour of Do You Hear The People Sing? in Shanghai, international musical theatre stars Lea Salonga, David Harris and Marie Zamora will reunite in Manila for two special benefit concerts to aid victims of Typhoon Yolanda.


Photo Coverage: A Relief Benefit Concert for the Philippines Rehearsal at the Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Coverage: A Relief Benefit Concert for the Philippines Rehearsal at the Pasadena Playhouse
by Lily Lim (Philippines)

(12/23/2013) - In response to the devastating typhoon and its aftermath in the Philippines, producers Patty Onagan and Ronn Goswick have announced A Relief Benefit Concert for the Philippines at The Pasadena Playhouse, a one-night-only event on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30pm. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Check out the photos below!


PETA Stages New Musical RAK OF AEGIS, 1/31-3/9PETA Stages New Musical RAK OF AEGIS, 1/31-3/9
by BWW News Desk (Philippines)

(12/19/2013) - The music of Pinoy pop-rock band Aegis makes its Philippine theater debut as Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) closes its 46th theater season with 'Rak of Aegis,' a rock musical comedy featuring the songs of Aegis. Opening Friday, January 31 at the PETA Theater Center (No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City), 'Rak of Aegis' will run for six weeks only, Friday to Sunday until Sunday, March 9, 2014.


Children's books Hit Stage at KIDSFEST in Manila, 1/17-26Children's books Hit Stage at KIDSFEST in Manila, 1/17-26
by BWW News Desk (Philippines)

(12/11/2013) - Well-loved children's books "The Gruffalo's Child" and "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" are set to hit the local theatre scene via 'KidsFest,' a children's theatre festival slated on Jan. 17 to 26, 2014, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.


Win A Pair of Tickets to THE PRODUCERS!Win A Pair of Tickets to THE PRODUCERS!
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(12/9/2013) - Repertory Philippines and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are giving away a pair of tickets to the former's last Saturday night performance of 'The Producers,' a hit Broadway musical comedy written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, on December 15 at 8 p.m. at Onstage Theatre (2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi St., Makati City).


BWW Reviews: All the Tears! All the Stars! A Moving DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? in ShanghaiBWW Reviews: All the Tears! All the Stars! A Moving DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? in Shanghai
by Jacqueline Bublitz (Philippines)

(12/6/2013) - All the tears! All the stars! as Lea Salonga and Michael Ball headline a moving Do You Hear The People Sing? in Shanghai.


BWW Reviews: SANDOSENANG SAPATOS by Tanghalang PilipinoBWW Reviews: SANDOSENANG SAPATOS by Tanghalang Pilipino
by Lee Cundangan (Philippines)

(12/6/2013) - 'Sandoseng Sapatos' returns for a Christmas run from Saturday, December 7 to Sunday, December 15 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Tanghalang Huseng Batute.


Review Roundup: THE PRODUCERS by Repertory PhilippinesReview Roundup: THE PRODUCERS by Repertory Philippines
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(12/5/2013) - Carlo Orosa (Max Bialystock), Robie Zialcita (Max Bialystock), Topper Fabregas (Leo Bloom) and Giselle Tongi-Walters (Ulla) star in Repertory Philippines' 76th theater season final offering, Mel Brooks' 'The Producers," which runs at Onstage Theatre (2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi St., Makati City) until Sunday, December 15.


Win A Pair of Tickets to MAXIE, the MusicalWin A Pair of Tickets to MAXIE, the Musical
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(12/3/2013) - Bit by Bit Company and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are giving away a pair of tickets to the former's last Friday night performance of 'Maxie, the Musical,' an acclaimed musical adaptation of Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay for ufo Picture's critically acclaimed independent film 'Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros' ('The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros'), on Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m. at PETA Theater Center (5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City).


Review Roundup: MAXIE by Bit by Bit CompanyReview Roundup: MAXIE by Bit by Bit Company
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(11/27/2013) - Together with the Cultural Center of the Philippines and PETA Theater Center, Bit by Bit Company's screen-to-stage adaptation of "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" ("The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros") held its world premiere November 9, and is running at PETA Theater Center (5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City) until December 8.


BroadwayWorld.com Announces Annual Theater Awards Nominees from the PhilippinesBroadwayWorld.com Announces Annual Theater Awards Nominees from the Philippines
by BWW News Desk (Philippines)

(11/18/2013) - 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.


Review Roundup: CINDERELLA by Resorts World ManilaReview Roundup: CINDERELLA by Resorts World Manila
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(11/18/2013) - Resorts World Manila presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella.' Leading the show's star-studded cast are Karylle as Cinderella and Christian Bautista as the Prince. The beloved musical, which opened at Newport Performing Arts Theater Wednesday, October 9, is directed by veteran stage actor Michael Williams.


GREASE to Raise Funds for Supertyphoon Haiyan Victims, 12/1GREASE to Raise Funds for Supertyphoon Haiyan Victims, 12/1
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(11/13/2013) - 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.


Voting Open for 2013 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards - Vote Now!Voting Open for 2013 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards - Vote Now!
by BWW Special Coverage (Philippines)

(11/13/2013) - After a record number of nominations and careful proofing by our local editors for eligibility, we are VERY excited to announce that voting has begun for this year's BWW Awards.


Review Roundup: GREASE by 9 Works TheatricalReview Roundup: GREASE by 9 Works Theatrical
by BWW News Desk (Philippines)

(11/12/2013) - 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.


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GREASE; Show Runs 11/9-12/1Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of GREASE; Show Runs 11/9-12/1
by Jude Cartalaba (Philippines)

(11/7/2013) - 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.


Harlequin Theatre Guild Restages THE SKY OVER DIMAS, 11/21-25Harlequin Theatre Guild Restages THE SKY OVER DIMAS, 11/21-25
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(11/7/2013) - De La Salle University-Manila's Harlequin Theatre Guild (HTG) restages Tim Dacanay's stage adaptation of the Palanca Award-winning novel The Sky Over Dimas, written by Vicente Garcia Groyon, from November 21 to 23 and November 25 at the university's Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium.


WICKED Manila Launches #selphie Instagram Contest, 11/4-28WICKED Manila Launches #selphie Instagram Contest, 11/4-28
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(11/3/2013) - Concertus Manila, co-producer of the international touring production of Broadway's biggest blockbuster, Stephen Schwartz's 'Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz,' which is set to open at the Cultural Center of the Philippines two months from now, has just launched its #selphie Instagram contest for fans.


PHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of MAXIE THE MUSICALE; Show Opens 11/9PHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of MAXIE THE MUSICALE; Show Opens 11/9
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(10/21/2013) - Jayvhot Galang (Maximo Oliveros), Roeder Camaag and Nazer Salcedo (alternating as Paco Oliveros), Jojo Riguerra (Victor Perez), Al Gatmaitan and OJ Mariano (alternating as Boy Oliveros), and Jay Gonzaga (Bogs Oliveros) lead the cast of new original Filipino musical "Maxie: Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros," which is based on Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay for ufo Picture's critically acclaimed independent film "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" ("The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros").


In DER KAUFMANN, 'Art Can Torture'In DER KAUFMANN, 'Art Can Torture'
by Lee Cundangan (Philippines)

(10/19/2013) - Closing this weekend is Tanghalang Pilipino's brilliantly crafted retelling of William Shakespeare's 'Der Kaufmann' ('The Merchant of Venice').


WIN Tickets, Sports Bottles from Trumpets' THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESSWIN Tickets, Sports Bottles from Trumpets' THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(10/16/2013) - Trumpets and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are giving away two pairs of 23-ounce flip top aluminium sports bottles with straw plus two pairs of tickets to the former's last Saturday night performance of 'The Bluebird of Happiness,' an acclaimed musical adaptation of the Belgian play 'The Blue Bird' by Maurice Maeterlinck, featuring book and lyrics by Jaime del Mundo and music by Rony Fortich, on Saturday, October 19 at 8 p.m.


National Theatre Live To Broadcast Branagh-Led MACBETH in Manila, 10/22National Theatre Live To Broadcast Branagh-Led MACBETH in Manila, 10/22
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(10/14/2013) - National Theatre Live, U.K.'s National Theatre's cinema screenings of its live performances across the U.K. and the world, in cooperation with the British Embassy in Manila and SM Aura Premier Cinema in Bonifacio Global City, will hold a special screening of Manchester International Festival's new production of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth,' starring Kenneth Branagh playing the title role, on Tuesday, October 22, at 6 p.m.


Review Roundup: DER KAUFMANN; Show Closes 10/19Review Roundup: DER KAUFMANN; Show Closes 10/19
by BWW News Desk (Philippines)

(10/14/2013) - A play within a play, Tanghalang Pilipino's 'Der Kaufmann,' a retelling of William Shakespeare's comedy 'The Merchant of Venice," relives the horror of the holocaust: the Nazis directing the Jewish 'actors,' underscoring the dehumanizing effect of racism and intolerance--a sharp contrast to the original material written between 1596 and 1598.


BWW Interviews: This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre with the Wicked and Wonderful Jemma RixBWW Interviews: This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre with the Wicked and Wonderful Jemma Rix
by Jacqueline Bublitz (Philippines)

(10/13/2013) - Elphaba is one of the great female roles of modern times, and she requires a powerhouse performer to portray her. Only the best get to try it, and Australia's Jemma Rix has nailed it more than 800 times since taking on the role. Here, she shares a little of her brain on musical theatre - and tells us what she thinks makes Wicked such a strong, special show.


Review Roundup: CLOSER, Red Turnip Theater's Maiden Production VentureReview Roundup: CLOSER, Red Turnip Theater's Maiden Production Venture
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(10/12/2013) - 'Closer,' the 1999 Tony Award nominated play by Patrick Marber, opens Red Turnip's first season, which runs until Sunday, October 27 at Whitespace (2314 Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City).


2013 BWW Nominations Now Open in Over 50 Regions Worldwide!2013 BWW Nominations Now Open in Over 50 Regions Worldwide!
by BWW Special Coverage (Philippines)

(10/11/2013) - Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2013 BWW Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 46 regions! Click on the link below to your region and nominate your favorites now!


Nominations Open for the 2013 Philippines AwardsNominations Open for the 2013 Philippines Awards
by BWW Special Coverage (Philippines)

(10/11/2013) - Nominations have now opened for the 2013 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Awards!


BWW Interviews: BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS' Joel Trinidad Talks Playing the Bad GuyBWW Interviews: BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS' Joel Trinidad Talks Playing the Bad Guy
by Jude Cartalaba (Philippines)

(10/10/2013) - 'To be an effective villain, you have to get the audience to love you.' - Joel Trinidad


Photo Flash: CINDERELLA Opens Tonight at Resorts World ManilaPhoto Flash: CINDERELLA Opens Tonight at Resorts World Manila
by Jory Rivera (Philippines)

(10/9/2013) - Resorts World Manila presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella.' Leading the show's star-studded cast are Karylle as Cinderella and Christian Bautista as the Prince. The beloved musical, which opens at Newport Performing Arts Theater tonight, October 9, is directed by veteran stage actor Michael Williams.


Photo Flash: THE PRODUCERS Publicity Photos RevealedPhoto Flash: THE PRODUCERS Publicity Photos Revealed
by Lee Cundangan (Philippines)

(10/7/2013) - Repertory Philippines presents its 76th theater season's closing production, Tony Award-winning musical "The Producers," which opens on Friday, November 15 at Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City.


THE PRODUCERS Releases Promo Teaser TrailerTHE PRODUCERS Releases Promo Teaser Trailer
by BWW News Desk (Philippines)

(10/7/2013) - The creative team and cast of Repertory Philippines' 76th theater season finale, Mel Brooks' Tony Award-winning musical comedy "The Producers," met with the press earlier today.


BWW Reviews: Trumpets' Triumphant ComebackBWW Reviews: Trumpets' Triumphant Comeback
by Dale Bacar (Philippines)

(10/4/2013) - A long delayed follow-up to 2009's N.O.A.H. (No Ordinary Aquatic Habitat), Trumpets' new production 'The Bluebird of Happiness,' a musical adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck's play of the same name, featuring music by Rony Fortich and book and lyrics by Jaime del Mundo, tells a story set on Christmas Eve, at the height of the frustration of siblings Mytyl and Tyltyl over not having the material things they think would make their lives better. It is a scene that is familiar not only among children but even adults. Mytyl and Tyltyl's frustration is a reminder of lives that are driven by making ends meet or by achieving material wants that makes us lose sight of the very things that should have made us happy in the first place.


Review Roundup: BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS by TrumpetsReview Roundup: BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS by Trumpets
by Lee Cundangan (Philippines)

(10/3/2013) - As an early Christmas gift, Trumpets, Asia's first professional gospel theater group, known for original Filipino musicals such as 'First Name' and 'Little Mermaid'--shows with strong moral and spiritual messages--brings to Meralco Theater another family-centric production, 'The Bluebird of Happiness,' which runs until Sunday, October 20.


K-La Rivera Assumes the Role of CARRIE; Show Runs Until 10/6K-La Rivera Assumes the Role of CARRIE; Show Runs Until 10/6
by BWW News Desk (Philippines)

(10/3/2013) - Atlantis Productions recently opened the first production of the legendary musical 'Carrie' outside the United States to critical acclaim at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.


Kids Acts Philippines Encourages Families To Watch MULAN, 10/3-5Kids Acts Philippines Encourages Families To Watch MULAN, 10/3-5
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)

(10/1/2013) - Children's theater advocate Kids Acts Philippines presents its musical adaptation of "Mulan," based on the Chinese poem "The Ballad of Mulan," featuring music by Eugene Belbis, and book and lyrics by Luigi Nacario, at Star Theater, Star City Compound, Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Pasay City from Thursday, October 3 to Saturday, October 5.



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