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BWW Review: NEWSIES Is Exceptionally Entertaining, Bursting With Raw Energy! BWW Review: NEWSIES Is Exceptionally Entertaining, Bursting With Raw Energy!
by Robert Encila on July 18, 2017 in Philippines

Disney's Newsies is a Tony Award-winning musical derived from the motion picture of the same title. Produced for the first time in Manila, it has commanded the day's headlines and kept a viewing public abuzz with excitement. We can assume Disney's ubiquitous brand had preceded its product, given the film's relative failure to draw critical and commercial acclaim in the early '90s. Considering its cult following after the release of the home video, it makes sense to bring musical theater back to its logical milieu where live performance of a Broadway musical is unparalleled. This production has been every bit as advertised: it's electric, witty, and poignant. (more...)
BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Onstage Theater BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Onstage Theater
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in Philippines

Repertory Philippines will present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Onstage Theater as part of its Children's Theater series.  (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Philippine Stagers Foundation's OBRA NI JUAN Photo Flash: First Look at Philippine Stagers Foundation's OBRA NI JUAN
by Oliver Oliveros on July 16, 2017 in Philippines

In its 16th year as a successful touring theater company, the Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF), known for its critically-acclaimed original musicals such as 'Ako si Ninoy,' 'Cory ng EDSA,' and 'Katips: Ang Mga Bagong Katipunero,' puts the spotlight on the controversial, tragic life of the world-renowned Filipino artist and political activist Juan Luna (1857-1899). (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 14, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)
BWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTS BWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTS
by Vince Vicentuan on July 12, 2017 in Philippines

The Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein award-winning musical 'Kinky Boots' has finally strutted into Manila, and if the spontaneous standing ovations and full houses since opening night are any indication, Lola, the indomitable drag queen at the center of the show, could be right--'I came for one thing only--adulation!' (more...)
Bindlestiff Studio Presents TAGALOG 2017, 7/13-29 Bindlestiff Studio Presents TAGALOG 2017, 7/13-29
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2017 in Philippines

Join us in the heart of the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District for Bindlestiff Studio's production of TAGALOG 2017, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in the national language of the Philippines. With the creative use of live English surtitles, non-Tagalog-speaking patrons alike can enjoy the innovative, brave, and new voices selected from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The annual festival celebrates the best unproduced, experimental works from emerging Filipino playwrights, and Bindlestiff Studio is proud to pair their works on this side of the Pacific with talented local Bay Area artists. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/7 - BEAUTIFUL, LION KING, DISASTER, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/7 - BEAUTIFUL, LION KING, DISASTER, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 07, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTIFUL, THE LION KING, DISASTER, MY FAIR LADY, and more! (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT; Show Runs 7/28-8/12 Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT; Show Runs 7/28-8/12
by BWW News Desk on July 06, 2017 in Philippines

The Tony Award-winning musical 'Monty Python's Spamalot' is finally coming to the Philippines! This smash hit musical, which the New York Times calls 'resplendently silly,' has received numerous accolades, including The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and the highly coveted Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)
Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Opens in Manila; Show Runs Through July 23 Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Opens in Manila; Show Runs Through July 23
by BWW News Desk on July 05, 2017 in Philippines

Broadway smash hit 'Kinky Boots' has made it to Manila and it has brought all the glitz and sass with it. Check out the production photos! (more...)
VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Shines in Manila VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Shines in Manila
by BWW News Desk on July 03, 2017 in Philippines

Broadway smash hit Kinky Boots has made it to Manila and it has brought all the glitz and sass with it. Check out a preview video, via Facebook, below! (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT Comes Bearing Gifts of Joyful Noise BWW Review: SISTER ACT Comes Bearing Gifts of Joyful Noise
by Robert Encila on July 02, 2017 in Philippines

Sister Act was a Hollywood blockbuster in the early 1990s, pegged as a family comedy that cashed in on the sheer star power of Whoopi Goldberg. A quarter of a century later, Whoopi remains at the helm--this time as a producer of the Broadway incarnation. While her illustrious charm sells almost everything she's in, Sister Act the motion picture doesn't begin to compare to the polished genius of this stage adaptation. (more...)
Ateneo Blue Rep's REAL-LIFE FAIRYTALES to Travel to South Korea Ateneo Blue Rep's REAL-LIFE FAIRYTALES to Travel to South Korea
by BWW News Desk on July 01, 2017 in Philippines

After a successful run as Ateneo Blue Repertory's 25th Season Premiere, blueREP will bring their original play, 'Real-Life Fairytales,' to South Korea to compete in the 11th Daegu International Musical Festival. (more...)
Photo Coverage: TORUK by Cirque Du Soleil Plays SM MOA Arena Until July 2 Photo Coverage: TORUK by Cirque Du Soleil Plays SM MOA Arena Until July 2
by Oliver Oliveros on June 30, 2017 in Philippines

Less of the acrobatics, more of the storytelling is what the renowned circus troupe Cirque Du Soleil decided to offer in its 37th production, 'Toruk: The First Flight,' where about 15,000 audience members at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena attended the show's opening night last Friday, June 23. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/29 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/29 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 30, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE LITTLE MERMAID, RAGTIME, NEWSIES, and more! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 23, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)
Repertory Philippines: Preserving, Enhancing Philippine Theater For Years to Come Repertory Philippines: Preserving, Enhancing Philippine Theater For Years to Come
by Robert Encila on June 18, 2017 in Philippines

After 50 years, 443 productions, and a consummate adherence to professional theater, Repertory Philippines (REP) has set a remarkable new benchmark for prestige and excellence. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 16, 2017 in Philippines

'BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)
VIDEO: James Cameron Invites Filipinos to Watch TORUK-The First Flight, 6/23-7/2 VIDEO: James Cameron Invites Filipinos to Watch TORUK-The First Flight, 6/23-7/2
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2017 in Philippines

'TORUK-The First Flight' is Cirque du Soleil's first show that was inspired by a movie: James Cameron's monster hit 'Avatar.' (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 09, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)
REP Features Veterans, Young Talents at 50th-Anniversary Gala Celebration, 6/11 REP Features Veterans, Young Talents at 50th-Anniversary Gala Celebration, 6/11
by Oliver Oliveros on June 05, 2017 in Philippines

One of the country's premier theater companies Repertory Philippines (REP) is counting down the days for its grand 50th-anniversary gala concert, titled 'REP's 50 Years of Telling Stories,' at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resorts and Casino in Parañaque City, on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 8 p.m. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/1 - FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/1 - FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 02, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)
Photos: NEWSIES Meets the Press; Show Opens in Manila, 7/7 Photos: NEWSIES Meets the Press; Show Opens in Manila, 7/7
by Erickson Dela Cruz on May 31, 2017 in Philippines

Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical are bringing the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Disney's “Newsies” to Manila at the Globe Iconic Store Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), on July 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, and 28-30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)
Tony Awards Will Air Internationally on Four Continents! Tony Awards Will Air Internationally on Four Continents!
by BWW News Desk on May 30, 2017 in Philippines

The 2017 Tony Awards will be broadcast on four continents thanks to The Fremantle Corporation and the official international broadcast partners for the 71st Annual Tony Awards. The telecast will air across the globe.  (more...)
Review Roundup: KUNG PAANO MAGHIWALAY; Show Closes 6/4 Review Roundup: KUNG PAANO MAGHIWALAY; Show Closes 6/4
by BWW News Desk on May 30, 2017 in Philippines

The Egg Theater Company (ETC), which stages Filipino plays, and theatrical venue Pineapple Lab, present award-winning playwright and ETC co-founder George de Jesus III's 'Kung Paano Maghiwalay,' which tackles the subject of relationships on the brink of breaking up. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)