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Happy 50th Anniversary, PETA! Happy 50th Anniversary, PETA!
by Jude Buot on April 21, 2017 in Philippines

Singkuwenta (which means 50 in Filipino), Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) 50th-anniversary concert (April 7, 8) proves that this theater company is showing no signs of aging, and still is as relevant and viable as ever. For a two-night anniversary concert, the creative team crafted an efficient way to look back at 50 years' worth of stories of struggles and triumphs, yet not falling into the predictable route of showcasing just about every song they have in their catalog. Yes, it was a bit of a history lesson, except it was told through a dynamic staging of cleverly chosen repertoire. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 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 WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 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 A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 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 NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma, and RULES OF SECONDS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Review: REP Scores a Stunning Winner With IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY BWW Review: REP Scores a Stunning Winner With IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by Robert Encila on April 01, 2017 in Philippines

Sara Ruhl is arguably the most inventive young playwright to emerge in recent years. Exploiting a genre that thrives on the fringes, she graces the mainstream with narratives that fuse realism and sundry whimsical elements. She has a shrewd sense of humor to boot, demonstrated in her 2009 Broadway hit and Pulitzer Prize nominee for Drama: In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play, now playing to titillating cheers at Repertory Philippines (REP). (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/31; THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Omaha, CAROUSEL in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/31; THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Omaha, CAROUSEL in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 31, 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 LAST FIVE YEARS in Omaha, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Tampa, and CAROUSEL in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
SISTER ACT On Tour Comes to Manila, 6/27-7/9 SISTER ACT On Tour Comes to Manila, 6/27-7/9
by BWW News Desk on March 29, 2017 in Philippines

Ovation Productions proudly announces its new theatrical offering: the Broadway and West End smash musical comedy SISTER ACT, which is based on the hit 1992 film. Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment, and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, the production will run at The Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City from June 27 up to July 9, 2017. (more...)
Resorts World Manila Celebrates The Ladies of Philippine Theater Resorts World Manila Celebrates The Ladies of Philippine Theater
by Jared Echevarria on March 27, 2017 in Philippines

As the world celebrates the 'World Theater Day' on March 27, one of the country's top theater groups, the Full House Theater Company, under the aegis of Resorts World Manila (RWM), honors some of our female thespians who have become part of the nation's long list of theater greats. This is closely aligned with RWM's overarching goal of supporting local talents. (more...)
LA ESTRELLA: A Night of Music and Flamenco LA ESTRELLA: A Night of Music and Flamenco
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philippines

Set in the south of Spain, La Estrella follows the story of Carina (Katsie Llave), and her childhood best friends -Alejandro (David Ezra) the shy but sweet village boy, and Ricardo (Arman Ferrer) the headstrong but charming aristocrat, as they journey through life, and discover love in its purest and most steadfast form. (more...)
Bisayan Zarzuela SANGANG NANGABALI Previews at CCP This Sunday, 4/2 Bisayan Zarzuela SANGANG NANGABALI Previews at CCP This Sunday, 4/2
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Philippines

As part of the Performatura Festival 2017 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Cebu-based theater company Little Boy Productions and the Cebu Literary Festival will present songs and selected scenes from the Bisayan zarzuela 'Sangang Nangabali' at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute this Sunday, April 2, at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free. (more...)
Volante, Mossman to Headline KINKY BOOTS in Manila; Show Opens 6/30 Volante, Mossman to Headline KINKY BOOTS in Manila; Show Opens 6/30
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Philippines

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) is thrilled to announce the full cast for KINKY BOOTS, Cyndi Lauper's Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, which opens on June 30, 2017, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. (more...)
The Philippines' Elha Nympha, Noel Comia Jr. Cover BEAUTY AND THE BEAST The Philippines' Elha Nympha, Noel Comia Jr. Cover BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Philippines

As Walt Disney's “Beauty And The Beast” waltzes its way to the top of the box office, professional singers and netizens alike continue to create countless viral covers of the classic title song from the movie. The latest take on the iconic track “Beauty and the Beast” is from two of the most talented young performers from the Philippines: Elha Nympha and Noel Comia Jr. who both deliver an adorable yet heartwarming rendition of the 1992 Oscar winner for Best Original Song. The local cover, produced by MCA Music, comes out just in time for Billboard 200's Top 5 Albums debut of “Beauty And The Beast” Original Motion Picture soundtrack this week. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 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 SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Philippines

To avoid a big dose of Festival FOMO, it is time for both local and international visitors to start planning for a trip to the South Africa's biggest bucket-list cultural and social celebration, The National Arts Festival. This year's Festival takes place from 29 June until 9 July. (more...)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OST Climbs to The Top of The Charts BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OST Climbs to The Top of The Charts
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Philippines

Walt Disney Records' 'Beauty And The Beast' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack climbs its way to the top of the charts, barely a week after the opening of its live-action remake. The soundtrack is currently charting on several digital platforms in the Philippines: (more...)
Exclusive Photos: HAMILTON's Christine Allado Holds Solo Concert in Manila Exclusive Photos: HAMILTON's Christine Allado Holds Solo Concert in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros on March 19, 2017 in Philippines

Recently announced to play the roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the upcoming West End production of the Broadway smash 'Hamilton,' Christine Allado, who was recently seen in the role of Vanessa in West End's 'In The Heights,' graced the stage of the Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in her solo concert, titled 'Songs of a Lifetime,' earlier this month. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 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 RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premieres in Manila Photo Coverage: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premieres in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros on March 13, 2017 in Philippines

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, through Columbia Pictures, together with MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), held a special advance screening of its live-action retelling of the animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991) at IMAX Megamall Theatre in Mandaluyong Monday night. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 10, 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 NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando, and STOREFRONT CHURCH in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING to Premiere in Manila in March 2018 Disney's THE LION KING to Premiere in Manila in March 2018
by BWW News Desk on March 06, 2017 in Philippines

Michael Cassel Group, in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, announces the first international tour of Disney's THE LION KING, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 with additional engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, and South Africa. (more...)
BWW Review: Is Agnes a Sinner or Saint? BWW Review: Is Agnes a Sinner or Saint?
by Jude Cartalaba on March 04, 2017 in Philippines

Repertory Philippines' (Rep) current production of 'Agnes of God,' a play by American playwright John Pielmeier, tells the story of a novice nun who has borne a child believed to be a product of a virgin birth. (more...)
WEST SIDE STORY, SOUND OF MUSIC Presale Tickets Go On Sale Monday, 3/6 WEST SIDE STORY, SOUND OF MUSIC Presale Tickets Go On Sale Monday, 3/6
by Oliver Oliveros on March 03, 2017 in Philippines

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Concertus Manila have jointly announced that the presale tickets-at 10 to 20 percent off-- to the international touring productions of Broadway classics 'West Side Story,' premiering August 10, and 'The Sound of Music,' premiering September 27, will go on sale on TicketWorld.com.ph Monday, March 6. Both productions will play The Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City, where the blockbuster musical 'Wicked' is currently running. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/3; THE ELEPHANT MAN in Nashville, La Jolla's FREAKY FRIDAY and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/3; THE ELEPHANT MAN in Nashville, La Jolla's FREAKY FRIDAY and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 03, 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 NIGHT OF THE IGUANA in Boston, LITTLE WOMEN in Seattle, FREAKY FRIDAY in San Diego and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Photo Flash: Ballet Philippines' New Staging of SWAN LAKE, Now Thru 3/5 Photo Flash: Ballet Philippines' New Staging of SWAN LAKE, Now Thru 3/5
by BWW News Desk on February 27, 2017 in Philippines

Ballet Philippines (BP), the country's flagship classical and contemporary dance company, stages Tchaikovsky's best-loved ballet SWAN LAKE anew at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Main Theatre, now through March 5, 2017. This new production marks the 140th anniversary of the show's premiere. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/24; THE HONEY TRAP in Boston, Glenn Close Profile, WEST SIDE STORY in Dallas and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/24; THE HONEY TRAP in Boston, Glenn Close Profile, WEST SIDE STORY in Dallas and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on February 24, 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 HONEY TRAP in Boston, Glenn Close as the latest 'Women in Theater' profile in Connecticut, WEST SIDE STORY in Dallas and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)