Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/10-10/11/2015
by - Oct 11, 2015

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, October 11, 2015 - Sunday, October 11, 2015. (more...)

DEFYING GRAVITY Down Under: Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit & Betty Buckley Head to Oz for Stephen Schwartz Concert
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Oct 11, 2015

Broadway and screen stars, Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit. Australia's first MISS SAIGON, Joanna Ampil. Beloved home grown talents, Helen Dallimore and David Harris. Oh, and the legendary Betty Buckley. You're not dreaming, Australian musical theatre fans! This is the stellar cast producer Enda Markey will bring to the Theatre Royal stage next February for DEFYING GRAVITY, a world-premiere concert celebrating the songs of Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY To Stage First International Production; Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) is proud to announce the full cast for the first international production of the Tony Award-winning musical THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, which runs from November 20 - December 6 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. (more...)

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.' (more...)

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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: RWM's SOUTH PACIFIC In Concert Meets the Press
by Jude Cartalaba - Sep 6, 2015

Resorts World Manila's (RWM) upcoming concert staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC cast members Joanna Ampil (Nellie Forbush), Jon Meer Vera Perez (Emile de Becque), Ana Andres (Liat), and Mark Bautista (Lieutenant Joseph Cable) recently met the press. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST END WOMEN, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, December 1 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 2, 2014

West End leading ladies Kerry Ellis (Wicked/We Will Rock You), Joanna Ampil (Miss Saigon/Cats) and Ria Jones (Les Miserables/Evita) join forces to celebrate their critically acclaimed careers. (more...)

Reissue of MISS SAIGON Complete Recording Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 16, 2014

A reissue of the complete recording of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's MISS SAIGON is set for release today, September 16. (more...)

Reissue Of Complete Recording Of MISS SAIGON Release Moved To 9/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 19, 2014

A reissue of the complete recording of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's MISS SAIGON is set for release today according to a new listing on Amazon. (more...)

Reissue Of Complete Recording Of MISS SAIGON Set For 8/19
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 1, 2014

A reissue of the complete recording of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's MISS SAIGON is set for release next month according to a new listing on Amazon. (more...)

CHICAGO, Featuring Broadway Cast, to Premiere in Manila?
by Rialto Chatter - Jun 29, 2014

According to inside sources, an imminent staging of the hit Broadway musical CHICAGO, featuring Broadway cast members, might just as well be the next international production import--right on the heels of 'Stomp' and 'Wicked'--that Manila needs to boost its chances of gaining full recognition as the official 'Musical Theater hub of Southeast Asia.' (more...)

Kerry Ellis, Ria Jones and Joanna Ampil to Star in WEST END WOMEN Tour, Nov-Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

JP Productions have today announced full casting details of their forthcoming UK tour of new touring production 'West End Women'. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 1/7
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 11, 2013

It's Friday and that means another look back at the top regional stories of this past week! Click below to see the most-read interviews, features, and special coverage items for the week of January 7! (more...)

Atlantis Productions to Open MARY POPPINS in The Philippines in 2014; Lea Salonga Considered for Lead?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Atlantis Productions has announced via Facebook that it will stage Disney's Mary Poppins in the Philippines in 2014. According to ABS-CBN News, among the actresses being considered for the title role are Pinky Marquez, Joanna Ampil and Lea Salonga. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Jan 6, 2013

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, January 6, 2013 - Sunday, January 6, 2013. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Joanna Ampil Talks Grizabella, CATS 2013 UK/Europe Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 6, 2013

London-based stage actress Joanna Ampil seems to have all the luck having "Miss Saigon" (Kim), "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Mary Magdalene), "Les Miserables" (Fantine), and "Avenue Q" (Christmas Eve), among others under her belt. However, luck does not have anything to do with her success in musical theater because this hard-working thespian believes that her continuous drive to learn more, and her quest to be the best that she can be are responsible for every good thing that comes her way. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Audition Tips from Other Actresses that Played Kim
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 12, 2012

Many media outlets in the Philippines have already published series of auditions tips, which primarily came from Tony winner Lea Salonga and London-based actress Monique Wilson, Filipino actresses that both starred in the original production of MISS SAIGON in London 22 years ago. BroadwayWorld took a different turn, and asked some advices from our other favorite Filipino actresses that also played Kim: Joanna Ampil (Sydney and London), Ima Castro (Manila and London), Ivy Rose Padilla (Wellington, New Zealand), and Jennifer Paz (U.S. National Tour). (more...)

It’s Official: Valdez to Join Wilson in Resorts World Manila’s THE KING AND I, Starting 9/15
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 23, 2012

Leo Valdez, Cameron Mackintosh's "favorite Engineer' in 'Miss Saigon," joins Monique Wilson, "Miss Saigon" alumna-turned-women's rights activist, in Resorts World Manila's (RWM) third major stage production, Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Broadway musical "The King and I," which premieres on September 15 at RWM's Newport Performing Arts Theatre on Newport Boulevard, Pasay City. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Search: Who Should Be On The Judging Panel?
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 18, 2012

We've found out that Andrew Lloyd Webber intends to search for a Jesus Christ Superstar in conjunction with an ITV1 series - but who will be joining him on the judging panel? (more...)

Stage Tube: SOUND OF MUSIC Manila Releases New Promo Video; Show Extends Till 2/12
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 7, 2012

London-based musical theater actress Joanna Ampil (MISS SAIGON, AVENUE Q), who's been playing the coveted role of postulant Maria Rainer (with Cris Villonco as alternate actress) in Resorts World Manila's local production of Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers' beloved musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC(SOM) for over three months now, would need to postpone her planned visit to New York City this winter because Resorts World has just announced SOM's extended performances till February 12, 2012. (more...)

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