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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...)
A Trilogy of Terror Opens Today at CCP, 2/22 A Trilogy of Terror Opens Today at CCP, 2/22
by Jared Echevarria on February 21, 2017 in Philippines

One of Manila's premier arts festival, Fringe Manila, Theater House of Black (#14 Leandro Road), and Antipara Collective team up to bring to the stage three theater shorts 'Si Edgar, Si Allan at Si Art,' adapted from the stories of four celebrated turn-of-the-century authors namely Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Miller, William Golding, and Jean-Paul Sartre. (more...)
BWW Review: WICKED is a Concoction of Memorable Music, Visual Treat BWW Review: WICKED is a Concoction of Memorable Music, Visual Treat
by Vince Vicentuan on February 20, 2017 in Philippines

The much-anticipated return of WICKED did not fail to generate the buzz and crowd it was expected to. The throng that trooped to The Theatre at Solaire on February 8 was proof that this hit Broadway musical indeed has a Manila cult following, some of whom wickedly garbed in celebratory costumes, most flamboyant of which was Tessa Prieto-Valdes, a regular on big musical opening nights. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on February 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 THE SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, THE GREAT GATSBY in ORLANDO, Andrew Lippa's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
BWW Exclusive: What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 1000+ Stars Make Their Picks! BWW Exclusive: What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 1000+ Stars Make Their Picks!
by BWW Special Coverage on February 14, 2017 in Philippines

From the melodies of Rodgers and Hammerstein to the lyrics of Jason Robert Brown, nothing says romance like a Broadway ballad, and it's that special time of year to celebrate the best of them. This is BroadwayWorld's 2017 Valentine's Day Special... and it's bigger than ever! (more...)
New from BWW: Turn Your Database Listing Into Your Own Personal Website New from BWW: Turn Your Database Listing Into Your Own Personal Website
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2017 in Philippines

It's been our most requested feature since we first launched the BroadwayWorld Database almost 10 years ago - how can I make this page my automatically updating official web site? Great news - now you can! For the lowest monthly fee available (and with an additional discount on annual subscriptions) we're very excited to make this feature available. (more...)
Photo Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala Night Photo Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala Night
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2017 in Philippines

Coming directly from a multi record-breaking tour of the UK and Ireland, Stephen Schwartz' WICKED plays in Manila for the second time as part of a major international tour. Gala night was held last Wednesday, February 8, 2017. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on February 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 WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
New from BroadwayWorld, Your Own Auto-Updating Official Web Site New from BroadwayWorld, Your Own Auto-Updating Official Web Site
by BWW Special Coverage on February 08, 2017 in Philippines

It's been our most requested feature since we first launched the BroadwayWorld Database almost 10 years ago - how can I make this page my automatically updating official web site? Great news - now you can! For the lowest monthly fee available (and with an additional discount on annual subscriptions) we're very excited to make this feature available. (more...)
WICKED Returns to Manila, Praises Filipino Audiences WICKED Returns to Manila, Praises Filipino Audiences
by Jared Echevarria on February 06, 2017 in Philippines

Hailed as 'one of the most popular West End musicals ever' by the London Evening Standard, Stephen Schwartz's WICKED returns to Manila after a phenomenal run of the Australasian production three years ago. According to James Cundall, producer and chief executive of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, he brought back WICKED as a fulfillment of a promise he gave to Filipino audiences a few years back. He recalled that during the last night of the show at the main theatre of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the audiences serenaded the cast with songs as a goodbye gift and a treat to a great and fantastic show. 'We've never seen such a loving audience than here in the Philippines,' said Cundall. (more...)
CCP, J&S Productions to Stage 60th-Anniversary Production of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera CCP, J&S Productions to Stage 60th-Anniversary Production of NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera
by BWW News Desk on February 03, 2017 in Philippines

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc. will co-present the Philippines' first full-length opera, Noli Me Tangere, The Opera, at the CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo from January 28 (gala premiere) to February 3, 2017. (more...)