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Nora Aunor to Star in Online Monologue LOLA DOC; Premieres 21 May 2020 Nora Aunor to Star in Online Monologue LOLA DOC; Premieres 21 May 2020
by Oliver Oliveros - May 20, 2020

When beleaguered by grief and guilt, where do you draw strength to carry on with your sworn duty as a senior frontliner? a?' Tanghalang Pilipino (more...)

Broadway Youth Cebu Prepares Cast of HAIRSPRAY JR. Via Virtual Revue Broadway Youth Cebu Prepares Cast of HAIRSPRAY JR. Via Virtual Revue
by Oliver Oliveros - May 13, 2020

Community theater company Broadway Youth Cebu (BYC), which trains homegrown talents, recently held its annual musical theater boot camp showcase via a virtual Broadway revue, now available on YouTube. The 40-minute revue features this year's batch of young workshoppers, below the age of 19, who will also perform in a licensed production of Hairspray Jr. on 8-9 August 2020. (more...)

Upstart Productions Raises Funds for People Behind the Scenes This Sat., 5/9 Upstart Productions Raises Funds for People Behind the Scenes This Sat., 5/9
by Oliver Oliveros - May 5, 2020

For its 10th anniversary, Upstart Productions (Company, Spamalot) organizes an online mini-concert to benefit the people working behind the scenes, whose livelihoods have also been affected by the current health crisis. (more...)

Tanghalang Pilipino Launches Online Efforts Amid Pandemic Tanghalang Pilipino Launches Online Efforts Amid Pandemic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic may have caused stage productions to prematurely close, but Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), has prepared a slew of programs on its temporary home a?' the digital platform. (more...)

Theater Pro Johann Dela Fuente Holds Online Class 'Theatre Playtime for Kids' Theater Pro Johann Dela Fuente Holds Online Class 'Theatre Playtime for Kids'
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 24, 2020

'It can be boring or sad nowadays with what is happening to the world, but a bit of 'theater glitter' can liven up the day and make your kids learn something awesome and have fun at the same time!a??'a?' Dramaversity.com (more...)

Broadway Star Hayden Tee to Raise Funds for Displaced Filipino Creative Workers Broadway Star Hayden Tee to Raise Funds for Displaced Filipino Creative Workers
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 21, 2020

'Filipinos are one of the friendliest and most thoughtful people I know. I instantly warmed up to them when I landed in Manila. That's why it was sad when we were forced to cut our stay short.' a?' Hayden Tee (more...)

Vaudeville Theatre Company Holds Auditions from Home to Cast Actors for ANNIE Vaudeville Theatre Company Holds Auditions from Home to Cast Actors for ANNIE
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 15, 2020

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE THE MUSICAL auditions from home will continue until the third week of April 2020. (more...)

#NothingStopsTheTHEATRE Premieres BROKEN EMMA Tonight, 7 p.m. #NothingStopsTheTHEATRE Premieres BROKEN EMMA Tonight, 7 p.m.
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 10, 2020

New theater group #NothingStopsTheTHEATRE invites you to the virtual premiere of its short play Broken Emma: An Online Play About Absurd Reality on Facebook and YouTube tonight, 7 p.m. (more...)

Cebu Singers Release Cover of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT'S 'When You Believe' Cebu Singers Release Cover of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT'S 'When You Believe'
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 30, 2020

Mentors and students at Golden Sun Performing Arts Center (GSPA) have released a cover version of a?oeWhen You Believea?? from the Dreamworks animated film The Prince of Egypt, whose film-to-stage adaptation recently opened in London. (more...)

Exclusive: Gerald Santos Sings LES MISERABLES, In Anticipation of a Re-Energized Theater Industry After COVID-19 Exclusive: Gerald Santos Sings LES MISERABLES, In Anticipation of a Re-Energized Theater Industry After COVID-19
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 24, 2020

After our fight against COVID-19, Gerald Santos, Miss Saigon UK-Ireland Tour alum, anticipates a re-energized global theater industry – brimming with outstanding productions more vibrant than ever before. In the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, both Broadway and West End productions have shut down - relegating theater practitioners: actors, dancers, and production crew, among others, to their homes to self-isolate. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Forced to Cancel Performances Due to COVID-19 MATILDA THE MUSICAL Forced to Cancel Performances Due to COVID-19
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 13, 2020

Given the recent developments on COVID-19 and the government's mandated community quarantine, the producers of Matilda The Musical, GMG Productions, along with GWP Entertainment and Virtus Live, has announced that the remaining performances of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical have been canceled. (more...)

Repertory Philippines' ANNA IN THE TROPICS Canceled; CAROUSEL Postponed Repertory Philippines' ANNA IN THE TROPICS Canceled; CAROUSEL Postponed
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 13, 2020

In light of President Rodrigo Duterte's public address regarding measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Repertory Philippines' (REP) has announced that tonight's opening and all performances of Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics have been canceled. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Stirs Hearts and Minds with Royal 'Bratness' and Wokeness BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Stirs Hearts and Minds with Royal 'Bratness' and Wokeness
by Vince Vicentuan - Mar 11, 2020

Good musicals are like magnets a?' they attract crowds from near and far that not even pervasive talks of a global pandemic could stop them from inflicting their charm on their willing patrons. (more...)

PHOTOS: Look at MATILDA THE MUSICAL Cast in Action; Show Runs Now Thru 22 Mar 2020 PHOTOS: Look at MATILDA THE MUSICAL Cast in Action; Show Runs Now Thru 22 Mar 2020
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 9, 2020

When Matilda The Musical premiered at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End in 2011, The Guardian gave it five stars and described it as a?oeanarchically joyous, gleefully nasty, and an ingenious musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel of the same name.a?? About nine years after, now a beloved musical for all ages, Matilda The Musical finally opened at The Theatre at Solaire in Manila for a limited three-week engagement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SI JANUS SILANG AT ANG TIYANAK NG TABON Plays at St. Mary's College Q.C. Photo Coverage: SI JANUS SILANG AT ANG TIYANAK NG TABON Plays at St. Mary's College Q.C.
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 5, 2020

The best-selling book and winner of the National Book Award for Fiction Novel in Filipino in 2015, Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon, written by Edgar Calabia Samar, has been adapted into a stage play, bearing the same title, runs this weekend at St. Mary's College in Quezon City. (more...)

VIDEO:  The Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT Preview 'Welcome to Nowhere' VIDEO: The Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT Preview 'Welcome to Nowhere'
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 3, 2020

Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Band's Visit makes its international premiere in the capital of the Philippines on 13 March 2020. Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's Bobby Garcia helms the production, which the Chicago Tribune describes as a?oeremarkable and boundlessly compassionate and humanistic piece of theater.a?? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Get a First Look at THE BAND'S VISIT In Rehearsals Photo Coverage: Get a First Look at THE BAND'S VISIT In Rehearsals
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 3, 2020

Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Band's Visit makes its international premiere in the capital of the Philippines on 13 March 2020. Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's Bobby Garcia helms the production, which the Chicago Tribune describes as a?oeremarkable and boundlessly compassionate and humanistic piece of theater.a?? (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of NEXT TO NORMAL Perform Excerpts; Show Opens This Fri, 6 Mar VIDEO: Cast of NEXT TO NORMAL Perform Excerpts; Show Opens This Fri, 6 Mar
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 2, 2020

IT'S GONNA BE GOOD! Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal, which features the book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, closes Ateneo Blue Repertory's (BlueREP) 28th theatrical season. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of SAN PEDRO CALUNGSOD THE MUSICAL Take Their Bows VIDEO: Cast of SAN PEDRO CALUNGSOD THE MUSICAL Take Their Bows
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 25, 2020

Prinstar Music Philippines' San Pedro Calungsod The Musical, which stars Miss Saigon alum Gerald Santos, held a special performance at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan, yesterday, 25 February 2020, at 7 p.m. (more...)

NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA Wins Top Prizes at First LEAF Awards NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA Wins Top Prizes at First LEAF Awards
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 21, 2020

The 60th-anniversary production of Noli Me Tangere, The Opera, which J&S Productions Inc. premiered in New York City in 2013, and performed to packed audiences at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in 2017 and 2019, brought home some of the top prizes at the first Philippine Live Entertainment Arts and Festivals Awards (LEAF Awards) held 8 February 2020. (more...)

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