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BWW Interview: Music Supervisor Donald Chan Talks WEST SIDE STORY International TourBWW Interview: Music Supervisor Donald Chan Talks WEST SIDE STORY International Tour
by Jared Echevarria - Aug 25, 2017

The spirit of every musical theater production is its score. If a musical makes an audience hum its show tunes at the end of the show, then it served its purpose of prime entertainment. Such is the case of the phenomenal 'West Side Story' with its music enchantingly created by Leonard Bernstein, one of the first American conductors to be known the world over. With such a distinct mark in music history, Bernstein's music stands out and must be meticulously executed with justice and diligence. (more...)

BWW Preview: Artist Playground's HAPPINESS IS A PEARL Gears Up For a Rerun, 8/25-9/17BWW Preview: Artist Playground's HAPPINESS IS A PEARL Gears Up For a Rerun, 8/25-9/17
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 20, 2017

At a press preview, Artist Playground Co-Founders Roeder Camañag and Paul Jake Paule have unveiled their cast that will be featured in their restaging of Rody Vera's 'Happiness is a Pearl,' one of their recent hits. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and ThroughBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and Through
by Vince Vicentuan - Aug 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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala NightPhoto 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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at The 60th-Anniversary Tour of WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Coverage: First Look at The 60th-Anniversary Tour of WEST SIDE STORY
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 13, 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. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE SOUND OF MUSIC International Tour Finds Cast of KidsPhoto Coverage: THE SOUND OF MUSIC International Tour Finds Cast of Kids
by John Angelo Sergio - Jul 30, 2017

Last May, UK-based choreographer Jonny Bowles, who is also the resident children's director of the international touring company of the London Palladium production of “The Sound of Music,” visited Manila on a mission: whittle down 400 talented kids to 18 who auditioned for the roles of the von Trapp children. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Is Exceptionally Entertaining, Bursting With Raw Energy!BWW Review: NEWSIES Is Exceptionally Entertaining, Bursting With Raw Energy!
by Robert Encila - Jul 18, 2017

Disney's Newsies is a Tony Award-winning musical derived from the motion picture of the same title. Produced for the first time in Manila, it has commanded the day's headlines and kept a viewing public abuzz with excitement. We can assume Disney's ubiquitous brand had preceded its product, given the film's relative failure to draw critical and commercial acclaim in the early '90s. Considering its cult following after the release of the home video, it makes sense to bring musical theater back to its logical milieu where live performance of a Broadway musical is unparalleled. This production has been every bit as advertised: it's electric, witty, and poignant. (more...)

Exclusive Photos: HAMILTON's Christine Allado Holds Solo Concert in ManilaExclusive Photos: HAMILTON's Christine Allado Holds Solo Concert in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 19, 2017

Recently announced to play the roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the upcoming West End production of the Broadway smash 'Hamilton,' Christine Allado, who was recently seen in the role of Vanessa in West End's 'In The Heights,' graced the stage of the Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in her solo concert, titled 'Songs of a Lifetime,' earlier this month. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premieres in ManilaPhoto Coverage: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Premieres in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 13, 2017

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, through Columbia Pictures, together with MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), held a special advance screening of its live-action retelling of the animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' (1991) at IMAX Megamall Theatre in Mandaluyong Monday night. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, SOUND OF MUSIC Presale Tickets Go On Sale Monday, 3/6WEST SIDE STORY, SOUND OF MUSIC Presale Tickets Go On Sale Monday, 3/6
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 3, 2017

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Concertus Manila have jointly announced that the presale tickets-at 10 to 20 percent off-- to the international touring productions of Broadway classics 'West Side Story,' premiering August 10, and 'The Sound of Music,' premiering September 27, will go on sale on TicketWorld.com.ph Monday, March 6. Both productions will play The Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City, where the blockbuster musical 'Wicked' is currently running. (more...)

Jason Dy Does His Take on FIFTY SHADES DARKER Hit SongJason Dy Does His Take on FIFTY SHADES DARKER Hit Song
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 14, 2017

Via MCA Music, Jason Dy, “The Voice of the Philippines” grand winner, has just released his own recording of Zayn and Taylor Swift's hit song, “I Don't Wanna Live Forever,” for FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which was officially released last February 10, 2017. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/3; CABARET in Pittsburgh, Transgender PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Chicago and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/3; CABARET in Pittsburgh, Transgender PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Chicago and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature CABARET in Pittsburgh, transgender PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Chicago and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 60th-Anniversary ProductionPhoto Coverage: First Look at NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera 60th-Anniversary Production
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 27, 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc., in cooperation with Ayala Foundation, celebrate the 60th-anniversary of National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino's grand opera NOLI ME TANGERE, starting tonight, January 28, through Friday, February 3, at CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo. (more...)

Exclusive: Sneak Peek at NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera in RehearsalExclusive: Sneak Peek at NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera in Rehearsal
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 22, 2017

Maestro Herminigildo Ranera led the music rehearsal of 'Noli Me Tangere, The Opera's' 60th-anniversary production at Philippine Women's University auditorium last weekend, exactly a week before the show's gala premiere at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). (more...)

Win Tickets, Backstage Tour at NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera at the CCPWin Tickets, Backstage Tour at NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera at the CCP
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 22, 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), J&S Productions Inc., in cooperation with Ayala Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com, are giving away three pairs of tickets plus a backstage tour at the 60th-anniversary production of 'Noli Me Tangere, The Opera' on the following performance dates: Wed, February 1, at 8 p.m., Thurs, February 2, at 8 p.m., and Friday, February 3, at 2 p.m. (more...)

New Year! New BroadwayWorld! New Opportunities to Join!New Year! New BroadwayWorld! New Opportunities to Join!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2017

Do you want to write for BroadwayWorld, the #1 theatre site on the net with over 5 million monthly viewers? We want you! We need regional writers, critics, guest bloggers, student bloggers (all ages!) and more!   (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/10-12/11/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/10-12/11/2016
by - Dec 11, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 11, 2016 - Sunday, December 11, 2016. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Inside Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert in ManilaPhoto Exclusive: Inside Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 11, 2016

Broadway star Andrew Keenan-Bolger sang not one, but three Tagalog Christmas songs: the exuberant 'Pasko Na Naman,' the heartbreaking 'Sana Ngayong Pasko,' and the tongue-twisting 'Kumukutikutitap' that thrilled the audience at his concert, 'A Very Broadway Christmas in Manila,' held last night at Bonifacio Global City's newest performance venue, the Maybank Performing Arts Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert Marks Many FirstsBWW Interview: Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert Marks Many Firsts
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 10, 2016

Manila, Philippines--Besides being the maiden offering of Jhett Tolentino Productions Inc. (JTPI), 'A Very Broadway Christmas in Manila,' Broadway lead actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas-themed solo concert, also opens the new venue The Globe Auditorium at Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in BGC tomorrow, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON 25th-Anniversary Performance in Cinemas Premieres in ManilaPhoto Coverage: MISS SAIGON 25th-Anniversary Performance in Cinemas Premieres in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 11, 2016

Prior to its limited release at select SM Cinemas across the Philippines this weekend, MISS SAIGON 25th-anniversary performance in cinemas had a special advance screening at the Director's Club Cinema, S Maison-Mall of Asia last Wednesday, November 9. MISS SAIGON Australia's original star Joanna Ampil and producer Cameron Mackintosh's representative in Manila Dong Alegre graced the occasion. (more...)

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