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Video: Upstart Productions Opens Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY; Show Runs Now Thru 22 Se Photo Video: Upstart Productions Opens Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY; Show Runs Now Thru 22 Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

'Phone rings, door chimes, in comes company,' OJ Mariano's Bobby sang those Stephen Sondheim's words to officially open Upstart Productions' Company, Sondheim and George Furth's Tony Award-winning musical, at the Maybank Performing Arts Theatre last night, 13 September.

Photo Coverage: The Cast of COMPANY Meets the Press; Show Opens Fri., Sept. 13 Photo Photo Coverage: The Cast of COMPANY Meets the Press; Show Opens Fri., Sept. 13
by Giancarlo Batac - Sep 8, 2019

Upstart Productions brings back Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical comedy COMPANY to the Philippine stage, directed by first-time musical theater director Topper Fabregas.

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal With Upstart Productions' COMPANY; Show Opens Sept. 13 Photo Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal With Upstart Productions' COMPANY; Show Opens Sept. 13
by Carla Delgado - Sep 1, 2019

This September, Upstart Productions stages a?oeCompany,a?? the Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The musical comedy centers around Bobby, a bachelor who can't seem to find a suitable partner for himself. The musical explores the different kinds of relationships he has with the people in his life. He looks into his friends' respective marriages and assesses his romantic attachments.

Upstart Productions To Stage Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY; Tickets Now On Sale! Photo Upstart Productions To Stage Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY; Tickets Now On Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Upstart Productions Inc. (“Monty Python's Spamalot,” “Into The Woods”) returns with a brand new production of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig City, from September 13-22, 2019.

Bibeth Orteza Joins the Cast of SILENT SKY, 2/1-10 Photo Bibeth Orteza Joins the Cast of SILENT SKY, 2/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2019

Reine Productions, in cooperation with Repertory Philippines (Rep), brings back the critically-acclaimed play 'Silent Sky' for a limited engagement at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City from February 1-10, 2019.

BWW Review: NIA AND ANWAR Takes Your Average Theme Park Experience to a Whole New Lev Photo BWW Review: NIA AND ANWAR Takes Your Average Theme Park Experience to a Whole New Level
by Jude Buot - Dec 20, 2018

With elaborate props and costumes, crowd-pleasing acrobatics and fire dances, 'Nia and Anwar and the Whale Shark Tale' is a daring new Filipino musical that might possibly be the first-of-its-kind in the southern Philippines. Performed on an open-air stage at Gloria's Fantasyland, a theme park in Dapitan City, this one-act show is packed with surprises, taking your average theme park experience to a whole new level.

Photos: Take A First Look at the World Premiere of NIA AND ANWAR AND THE WHALE SHARK  Photo Photos: Take A First Look at the World Premiere of NIA AND ANWAR AND THE WHALE SHARK TALE
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 2, 2018

The spotty thunderstorms on the evening of December 1, 2018, failed to deter the crowds from leaving the Gloria's Fantasyland's open-air theatre where the new Filipino musical, 'Nia And Anwar And The Whale Shark Tale,' was performed before the general public for the very first time.

BWW Review: SILENT SKY Gathers Women With Requisite Blend of Grace and Ferociousness Photo BWW Review: SILENT SKY Gathers Women With Requisite Blend of Grace and Ferociousness
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Mar 7, 2018

Chalk it up to antiquated gender politics that a woman must shatter a glass ceiling to validate her achievement. Despite a long history of injustice, the establishment is relatively unscathed and rarely accountable.

BWW Review: To Love HAIR Is An 'Acquired Taste' Photo BWW Review: To Love HAIR Is An 'Acquired Taste'
by Jude Buot - Nov 20, 2017

It makes perfect sense that Repertory Philippines (REP) chose to end its 50th-anniversary celebrations with the staging of a big musical like Hair. First, the said musical is also commemorating the 50th anniversary of its first staging Off-Broadway. Second, as the musical talks about the dawning of a new era or the age of Aquarius, REP as a theater company is ushering in new milestones in its next 50 years. Hair also promotes a sense of community and togetherness, in line with REP's 50th-anniversary slogan Come Home to REP.

Repertory Philippines Announces 2018-2019 Season Photo Repertory Philippines Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Repertory Philippines (REP), a pioneering professional theater company, announced earlier today its 2018-2019 season , which includes Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors (January 26 to February 18), Lauren Gunderson's 'Silent Sky (March 2 to 25), Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace (April 6 to 29), Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman's Rapunzel! Rapunzel (September 15, 2018 to January 27, 2019), and Joy Virata and Ian Monsod's Miong (March 22 to April 14, 2019).

Repertory Philippines Caps Season with HAIR, 11/17-12/17 Photo Repertory Philippines Caps Season with HAIR, 11/17-12/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Repertory Philippines (REP) presents HAIR, Broadway's tribal love-rock musical, from November 17 to December 17 at Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Ayala Malls, Makati City.

Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night Photo Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27.

BWW Review: REP Scores a Stunning Winner With IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by Robert Encila - Apr 1, 2017

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).

Photo Coverage: MusicArtes Stages GODSPELL, Now Thru 6/26
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Jun 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.

Updated GODSPELL Plays In Manila, 6/17-26
by BWW Staff - Jun 12, 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, starring renowned American film and stage actor Victor Garber in the role of Jesus.

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks-Philippines
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 12, 2016

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks-Philippines

Review Roundup: Repertory Philippines' THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Theatergoers have until this weekend to catch Repertory Philippines' take on the 1991 Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN, which features book and lyrics by Tony winner Marsha Norman ('The Color Purple,' 'The Bridges of Madison County') and music by Lucy Simon ('Doctor Zhivago'), at Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

BWW Interview: Menchu Lauchengco Yulo Talks Rodgers and Hammerstein, Her Career & More at San Beda College
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Sep 19, 2015

There was once this covert society on a mission. One known only to adoring fans and admiring colleagues whose simple oath of indoctrination states: 'We vow to do everything in our power to keep this sacred electoral committee of adoring fans and admiring colleagues a secret. Our main objective: to advance and advocate the 'oh so many, many, many reasons why the title First Lady of Philippine Musical Theater should go to our very own Hepburn-esque theater stunner, Menchu Lauchengco Yulo.'

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal for SOUTH PACIFIC in Concert
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Sep 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.

Fringe Arts Festival Debuts in Manila, Featuring THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM, 2/12-3/1
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 11, 2015

The Fringe Arts Festival, the world's largest multi-arts festival, which took root in Edinburgh, Scotland seven decades ago and remains robust till this day--hosting 49,497 performances, 3,193 shows in 299 venues in its latest annual edition in Edinburgh--is finally setting foot in Manila, Philippines from today, February 12 through Sunday, March 1.

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