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BWW Review: UNDER MY SKIN is Armed With Substantial Information About HIV Photo BWW Review: UNDER MY SKIN is Armed With Substantial Information About HIV
by Jude Buot - Feb 18, 2020

The Philippine Theater Educational Association's (PETA) 52nd season-ender is unlike the more popular stage plays (e.g., The Normal Heart or Angels in America), which also talk about HIV and AIDS. Categorized by its creators as a a?oedrama anthology,a?? Under My Skin is a one-act play that weaves through several stories based on the experiences of real-life Filipino individuals living with HIV. At the onset, the main agenda of the play is to educate its audience with correct and updated information about HIV and AIDS in the Philippines.

Mica Javier, Roxanne Barcelo: Destined For Musical Theater Photo Mica Javier, Roxanne Barcelo: Destined For Musical Theater
by Jude Cartalaba - Apr 1, 2019

In the current restaging of the original Filipino musical 'Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!,' which closes this Sunday, April 7, 2019, at Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC, soap opera stars, also theater neophytes, Mica Javier and Roxanne Barcelo play the female lead alternates.

Photos: NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera To Be Staged Again at the CCP, 3/8-10 Photo Photos: NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera To Be Staged Again at the CCP, 3/8-10
by Carla Delgado - Feb 8, 2019

For the 50th-anniversary celebration of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the country's first full-length opera, 'Noli Me Tangere, The Opera' will be staged on March 8-10, 2019, at CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

BAKWIT BOYS' Vance Larena Goes Back To His Theater Roots Photo BAKWIT BOYS' Vance Larena Goes Back To His Theater Roots
by Jude Cartalaba - Oct 11, 2018

Fresh from his critically-acclaimed performance in the musical film 'Bakwit Boys,' actor Vance Larena plays the lead role in a musical adaptation of Jose Rizal's 'Noli Me Tangere' (Kanser), featuring the music by Joed Balsamo and book by Jomar Fleras. Larena plays Juan Crisostomo Ibarra y Magsalin, commonly known as Ibarra, a Filipino-Spanish and the only descendant of the wealthy Spaniard Don Rafael Ibarra.

Resorts World Manila's ANG HULING EL BIMBO Premieres Today Photo Resorts World Manila's ANG HULING EL BIMBO Premieres Today
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 20, 2018

Resorts World Manila (RWM), together with Full House Theater Company Inc. and Ultimate Shows Inc., premieres its ninth musical theater production, ANG HULING EL BIMBO, featuring over 20 songs by the iconic Original Pilipino Music (OPM) rock band Eraserheads, this Today, July 20, at Newport Performing Arts Theater (L2 Newport Mall, Newport Blvd., Pasay City).

Resorts World Manila's ANG HULING EL BIMBO Premieres This Friday, 7/20 Photo Resorts World Manila's ANG HULING EL BIMBO Premieres This Friday, 7/20
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 16, 2018

Resorts World Manila (RWM), together with Full House Theater Company Inc. and Ultimate Shows Inc., premieres its ninth musical theater production, ANG HULING EL BIMBO, featuring over 20 songs by the iconic Original Pilipino Music (OPM) rock band Eraserheads, this Friday, July 20, at Newport Performing Arts Theater (L2 Newport Mall, Newport Blvd., Pasay City).

Photo Coverage: ALL OUT OF LOVE Cast, Creatives Meet The Press Photo Photo Coverage: ALL OUT OF LOVE Cast, Creatives Meet The Press
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Jun 4, 2018

Unannounced, Air Supply's Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell joined the producers and cast of ALL OUT OF LOVE, a new musical featuring the classic hit songs of Air Supply, to meet with the members of the press last Friday, June 1.

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at Disney's THE LION KING First International Tour Photo Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at Disney's THE LION KING First International Tour
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Mar 27, 2018

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!

Globe LIVE, 9 Works Theatrical Bring Back A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/7-27 Photo Globe LIVE, 9 Works Theatrical Bring Back A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/7-27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

In upholding the Christmas tradition, the Philippines is without peer among nations. Let the world tend to its business while local radio begins the celebration with a Yuletide playlist--on the first of September.

Globe LIVE, 9 Works Theatrical Bring Back A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/7-27 Photo Globe LIVE, 9 Works Theatrical Bring Back A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/7-27
by Robert Encila - Nov 16, 2017

In upholding the Christmas tradition, the Philippines is without peer among nations. Let the world tend to its business while local radio begins the celebration with a Yuletide playlist--on the first of September.

Photos: NEWSIES Meets the Press; Show Opens in Manila, 7/7
by Erickson Dela Cruz - 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
by Erickson Dela Cruz - 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.

Happy 50th Anniversary, PETA!
by Jude Buot - Apr 21, 2017

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.

Photo Coverage: WICKED Returns to Manila Gala Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

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.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Succeeds in Finding The Heart of The Show
by Jude Buot - Dec 22, 2016

Almost everyone loves Christmas. Almost, since there is The Grinch and an old fellow named Ebenezer Scrooge. The latter is the main character in Charles Dickens' novel titled 'A Christmas Carol.' His story is quite popular, not just among literature fans, because it served as inspiration to some TV shows, movies, and, of course, musicals. Scrooge is the grumpy, greedy old man who had a change of heart during Christmas day, after being visited by three Ghosts of Christmas.

Director Jerry Sibal Revisits Old Binondo, Manila in 'Noli Me Tangere, The Opera'
by Robert Encila - Dec 18, 2016

For better or worse, Filipino identity is shaped by a legacy of mixed heritage. For Jerry Sibal--a Filipino of Chinese descent living in Manhattan--returning to his native Manila is a source of pride and creative renewal.

BWW Review: Ballet Meets '70s Disco Pop
by Robert Encila - Dec 5, 2016

It's no fluke that Ballet Philippines' 47th season is titled 'Wings.' In its latest display of creativity, the company dazzles with a unique production and exhibits the intrepid capacity for flight away from convention.

Broadway Producer Jhett Tolentino Talks Road to Broadway, Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert in the Philippines
by Robert Encila - Nov 7, 2016

By sheer serendipity, Jhett Tolentino's scant introduction to the theater in his native province of Iloilo in the Philippines has led him to the industry's rarefied domain as a Broadway producer.

BWW Interview: Tanya Manalang Talks TICK, TICK...BOOM!
by Jude Cartalaba - Oct 22, 2016

Fresh from her recent stint in the West End revival of 'Miss Saigon,' Tanya Manalang now plays Susan in 9 Works Theatrical's production of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM!

BWW Interview: Jef Flores Talks Jonathan Larson, 'Profitable Creativity' & More
by Jude Cartalaba - Oct 19, 2016

Jef Flores, the lead star of 9 Works Theatrical's production of Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM!, totally relates to Jon, the character he's currently playing. Jon is an aspiring Broadway musical composer who's worried about the career choices he made especially now he's turning 30.

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