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The Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibition: Young Blood in FocusThe Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibition: Young Blood in Focus
Posted: Sep. 10, 2018


BWW Review: Three Decades Later, M. BUTTERFLY Still Beguiles, ShocksBWW Review: Three Decades Later, M. BUTTERFLY Still Beguiles, Shocks
Posted: Sep. 15, 2018


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BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Makes Your Heart SingBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Makes Your Heart Sing
Posted: Oct. 3, 2017


BWW Review: THE LION KING First International Touring Production Is Goosebump-Inducing SpectacleBWW Review: THE LION KING First International Touring Production Is Goosebump-Inducing Spectacle
Posted: Mar. 30, 2018


BWW Review: MATILDA Schools 'Em AllBWW Review: MATILDA Schools 'Em All
Posted: Nov. 25, 2017


The Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibition: Young Blood in FocusThe Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibition: Young Blood in Focus
Posted: Sep. 10, 2018


BWW Review: Three Decades Later, M. BUTTERFLY Still Beguiles, ShocksBWW Review: Three Decades Later, M. BUTTERFLY Still Beguiles, Shocks
Posted: Sep. 15, 2018


BWW Review: Three Decades Later, M. BUTTERFLY Still Beguiles, ShocksBWW Review: Three Decades Later, M. BUTTERFLY Still Beguiles, Shocks
September 15, 2018

The press preview of David Henry Hwang's award-winning play 'M. Butterfly,' produced by Broadway producer Jhett Tolentino and Frontrow Entertainment, at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater proved to be far stronger than the force of nature, fluttering nonchalantly despite looming news of a super typhoon. As if on cue, Typhoon Mangkhut was a no-show when the local press trooped to the Bonifacio Global City Arts Center to witness with excitement the return of this classic, 28 years after an 18-year-old RS Francisco won the hearts of critics and audiences alike in Dulaang UP's 1990 local premiere.

The Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibition: Young Blood in FocusThe Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibition: Young Blood in Focus
September 10, 2018

The simple but elegant opening and press launch of the Maningning Miclat Art Award Exhibition at the Far Eastern University (FEU) Nicanor Reyes Exhibit Hall last September 4 heralded a new batch of young and talented student-artists competing for the top prize, further ensuring award-winning artist, poet, and educator Maningning Miclat's legacy.

BWW Review: THE LION KING First International Touring Production Is Goosebump-Inducing SpectacleBWW Review: THE LION KING First International Touring Production Is Goosebump-Inducing Spectacle
March 30, 2018

Philippine theater enthusiasts will surely take pride in the Manila kickoff of the first-ever international touring production of Disney's 'The Lion King,' hailed as 'the world's #1 musical.'

BWW Review: MATILDA Schools 'Em AllBWW Review: MATILDA Schools 'Em All
November 25, 2017

As far as our fickle adult memory is concerned, there could be very few child roles in major Broadway and West End musicals that captured our hearts: Annie, Oliver, Mary Lennox, and Dorothy. Matilda is the latest welcome addition.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Makes Your Heart SingBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Makes Your Heart Sing
October 3, 2017

Every generation, past or present, knows what a great musical is: it's one that's so hauntingly memorable, its score and plot reflective of the time or the aspirations of the time. Such is The Sound of Music whose songs and romantic narrative have haunted us to this very day, since its November 16, 1959 Broadway opening.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and ThroughBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and Through
August 16, 2017

Touted as "Broadway's greatest dance musical," "West Side Story," the international tour, opened in Manila to a crowd of old and new fans, and the result is both exhilarating and, to some degree, bifurcating.

BWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTSBWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTS
July 12, 2017

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!'

BWW Review: Ateneo Blue Repertory's 'Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady'BWW Review: Ateneo Blue Repertory's 'Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady'
April 30, 2017

Ateneo Blue Repertory's take on "Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady" is downright engaging: a no-dull-moment rollick of riot and fun. Where most comedy musicals fail, this two-hour comedy does not lollygag in its intent to entertain nonstop, and we have the millennials' boundless energy and raw talent to thank for. Not to mention playwright Carlo Vergara's campy wit that packs in the tummy cramp.

BWW Review: WICKED is a Concoction of Memorable Music, Visual TreatBWW Review: WICKED is a Concoction of Memorable Music, Visual Treat
February 20, 2017

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.

BWW Review: International Premiere of FUN HOME, Starring Lea Salonga, Eric KunzeBWW Review: International Premiere of FUN HOME, Starring Lea Salonga, Eric Kunze
November 16, 2016

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) Manila production of the 2015 Tony Best Musical FUN HOME opens and unravels with no fanfare: a minimalist set, a meager ensemble of ten actors, musical numbers that do not play to spectacular choreography and exploding lights, and a venue so small the performers and spectators are actually within an awkward spitting distance.