BWW Review: 'Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!' Has The Right Amount of Nostalgia To Its AdvantageBWW Review: 'Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!' Has The Right Amount of Nostalgia To Its Advantage
by Jude Buot - Aug 6, 2018

The good news is that 'Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!,' an original Filipino play set into music by APO Hiking Society's hit songs, is like no other OPM jukebox musical we have seen in recent memory. Most of the jukebox musicals staged in Manila have an entirely fictional story (e.g. 'Ako si Josephine,' '3 Stars and a Sun' ) or have a plot that's leaning towards social commentary (e.g 'Rak of Aegis'), and, more often than not, try to repackage the sound of the original versions of the songs to make them more current and theatrical (e.g 'Ang Huling El Bimbo,' 'I Remember a Boy'). In their first foray into producing an original material, 9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live go for a more sentimental story, an ultimate throwback to the mid-1970s, with a plot that's loosely based on the early years of the original members of the APO Hiking Society. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE Brings Down the House ... Literally
by Jay Irwin - Apr 21, 2017

A few years back on one of my trips to New York, pretty much anyone I talked to about what shows I was seeing was aghast that I wasn't seeing 'Here Lies Love' Off-Broadway. And to each of them I'd say, 'a musical about Imelda Marcos written by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim? No thanks, not my thing.' I mean sure, an interesting story and I have respect for the artists (if not much familiarity) but how would this work? Well, now with the new production currently playing at the completely-reconfigured-for-the-show Seattle Rep I'm being forced to sit down to a healthy serving of crow and it's delicious. Not only due to the thoroughly innovative staging and stellar performances but also for Byrne and Fatboy Slim creating a fresh method of storytelling that is a welcome addition to musical theater. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 20th, 2017 - HELLO, DOLLY! Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Bette Midler officially returns to Broadway tonight in HELLO, DOLLY! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 14th, 2017 - ERNEST SHACKLETON, THE LUCKY ONE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME begins Off-Broadway tonight, and A.A. Milne's THE LUCKY ONE starts at Mint Theater Company! (more...)

Photos: First Look at Jaygee Macapugay, Mark Bautista & More in HERE LIES LOVE in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 7th, 2017 - SPEECH & DEBATE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: SPEECH & DEBATE arrives in movie theaters, and Broadway's COME FROM AWAY performs songs and signs CDs at Barnes & Noble today! (more...)

Original Off-Broadway Star Jaygee Macapugay, Pop Star Mark Bautista to Lead HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the star-studded cast of its highly anticipated immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ela Lisondra, Ariel Reonal Talk Life After MISS SAIGON
by Jude Cartalaba - Jul 10, 2016

West End revival of MISS SAIGON alums Ela Lisondra and Ariel Reonal are featured in the Manila production of the smash rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day, which closes tonight at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio Global 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...)

Exclusive: Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha Preps for Dec. 6 Concert; Picks Her Top Filipino Singers
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Nov 28, 2014

Pandemonium practically coursed through the private circles of Lani Misalucha loyalists the day a press statement officially announced the postponement of "La Nightingale Returns," the renowned singer's fourth major concert in Smart Araneta Coliseum since "Missing You" in 2007. Originally scheduled for October 17 and reset to almost two months later to December 6, the sudden date change sparked speculations of Lani backing out of the concert, which she recently dispelled on a primetime talk show as mere rumors. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' James Cundall Talks CHICAGO, What's Next for Manila
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Oct 19, 2014

Following Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' confirmation of CHICAGO The Musical's strictly limited run from December 3rd to the 21st in Manila--first hinted on BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) four months ago--Lunchbox CEO James Cundall reveals more mega-musical surprises for Manila audiences in a candid sit-down interview with us. (more...)

Review Roundup: HERE LIES LOVE Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Oct 13, 2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love opens the new Dorfman Theatre. Here Lies Love plays now through 8 January, with an official press night held tonight, October 13, 2014. Featuring additional music by Tom Gandeyand J Pardo, the show is directed by Alex Timbers. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE, Starring Natalie Mendoza, Opens Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love opens the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project. Here Lies Love plays now through 8 January, with an official press night held tonight 13 October 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Natalie Mendoza, Mark Bautista and More in London's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The award-winning New York production ofDavid Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love will open the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project.Here Lies Love plays from tonight 30 September to 8 January, with a press night on 13 October. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Begins Performances Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love will open the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project. Here Lies Love plays from tonight 30 September to 8 January, with a press night on 13 October. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN's Natalie Mendoza to Star in HERE LIES LOVE in London!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Natalie Mendoza, who played 'Arachne' in Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK during its long preview period, will step into the role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE when it comes to London this fall at the National's Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HERE LIES LOVE Holds Filipino Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 30, 2014

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's immersive musical HERE LIES LOVE, which has returned to The Public Theatre (425 Lafayette St.), after enjoying four extended runs last year, recently staged a special performance for predominantly Filipino audiences--another special performance is set October, in celebration of Filipino American History Month. (more...)

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