Erickson Dela Cruz, a fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment photographer, studied photography at the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation Inc. His first crack at covering theatrical shows was via Tanghalang Pilipino, the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ resident theater company, in 2012; he never stopped since.
Disney's 'The Lion King's' 25th global production and its first international tour since the original Broadway production opened more than 20 years ago officially premieres at The Theatre at Solaire (Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave, Parañaque City) tonight!Photos: NEWSIES Meets the Press; Show Opens in Manila, 7/7 May 31, 2017
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.Photo Coverage: 9th Gawad Buhay Awards Night May 10, 2017
Now in its ninth year, Gawad Buhay Awards are the first-ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts. The awarding ceremonies were held last night, May 10, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.Photo Coverage: One Night Stand Cabaret Presents 'I Miss Saigon' August 7, 2016
'One Night Stand" (ONS), a monthly cabaret series, which has been packing in the crowds at 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, Century City Mall, in Makati City since April 2015, presented last Tuesday, August 2, its eight show this year, "I Miss Saigon." Directed by Joaquin Valdes, this special performance has featured "Miss Saigon" alums Tanya Manalang, Raul Montesa, Tricia Canilao-Buser, Ariel Reonal, and Pinky Amador. As a special treat to "Miss Saigon" fans in the audience, London's West End actors MiG Ayesa and Leo Valdez showed up and joined the cast on stage.Photo Coverage: 'One Night Stand' Cabaret Reunites 'High School Musical' Philippine Cast July 6, 2016
'One Night Stand,' a monthly cabaret series, which has been packing in the crowds at 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub in Makati City since April 2015, gathered the original cast of the 2007 Philippine production of Disney's 'High School Musical' (HSM), led by Sam Concepcion,Cheska Ortega, Alex Godinez, and Kakki Teodoro, last night, July 5.Photo Coverage: MusicArtes Stages GODSPELL, Now Thru 6/26 June 19, 2016
With familiar tunes such as 'Day by Day' and 'Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,' the beloved Broadway musical 'GODSPELL, which MusicArtes Inc. is staging on the weekends from June 17 to June 26 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City, is not to be missed. Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL features music and new lyrics by 'Wicked's' Stephen Schwartz. The play has been revived regularly ever since its Off-Broadway debut in 1971 and film adaptation in 1973.Photo|Video: Meet the Complete Cast of AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere May 29, 2016
Telecom giant Globe and theater company 9 Works Theatrical co-produce the smash rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day on a limited engagement from Friday, June 24, until Sunday, July 10, at Globe's Iconic Store at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig. Robbie Guevara ('La Cage Aux Folles') directs.VIDEO: BLUE MAN GROUP World Tour Meets the Press in Manila May 1, 2016
World-renowned performance company BLUE MAN GROUP's 25th-anniversary celebrations are on a roll! Besides its open-ended engagements in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, and at the Universal Orlando Resort, BLUE MAN GROUP has also just launched its newest studio album, titled “Three”; has been raising at least $25,000 for Autism Speaks via its special sensory-friendly shows, and is set to launch a new book about the unknown world of the Blue Man by the end of the year.Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at the Callbacks for AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere April 25, 2016
Helpmann Award winners Simon Gleeson (Jean Valjean) and Kerrie Anne Greenland (Eponine), current stars of the international touring production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's phenomenal musical LES MISERABLES, took time out from their daily performances at the Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resorts and Casino, to launch their newest solo albums held at Pangea Ultra Lounge at City of Dreams last Wednesday, March 30.Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for SOUTH PACIFIC in Concert September 9, 2015
Part of Resorts World Manila's (RWM) 6th anniversary celebration, the casino resort, in cooperation with Ultimate Shows Inc. and Redstone Production, stages Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC in concert, which was first presented at Carnegie Hall in June 2005, featuring David Ives' revised book based on Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan's original book.Photo Coverage: First Look at the Stars of 2015 Asian Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER March 19, 2015
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, Ten Bridges Media Corp., London's Robert Stigwood Organisation, and New York's Tara Rubin Casting, announced yesterday, March 19, that New York-based actors Brandon Rubendall ('Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark,' 'Broadway Bares: Rock Hard') and Jenna Rubaii ('American Idiot,' 'Fifty Four Forever') will star as Tony Manero (originally played by John Travolta in the film adaptation) and Stephanie Mangano, respectively, in the 2015 Asian Tour of the hit West End and Broadway musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.