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Photo/Video: The Show Must Go On for Moscow Ballet's SWAN LAKE in Manila; Show Runs Now Thru  6/22 Photo/Video: The Show Must Go On for Moscow Ballet's SWAN LAKE in Manila; Show Runs Now Thru 6/22
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 15, 2019

Last night, approximately an hour before the curtain was raised for Moscow Ballet 'La Classique's' production of Tchaikovsky's ballet 'Swan Lake' at the New Frontier Theatre, the show's local promoters Yuri and Beth Mercado officially announced that the run has been canceled, which disappointed many. (more...)

WAR HORSE--An Unmissable Theatrical Feat--Must Close in Hong Kong Today, June 2 WAR HORSE--An Unmissable Theatrical Feat--Must Close in Hong Kong Today, June 2
by Oliver Oliveros - Jun 1, 2019

After a week of extended performances, the second UK and international touring company of the Tony-Award winning play WAR HORSE must close its Hong Kong leg today, June 2, 2019, at the Lyric Theatre of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts--the venue was packed to the rafters when we watched it last Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: Exclusive First Look-Soprano Mheco Manlangit Auditions for NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA VIDEO: Exclusive First Look-Soprano Mheco Manlangit Auditions for NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA
by Oliver Oliveros - May 26, 2019

Incoming New York University (NYU) opera student Mheco Manlangit will share the role of tragic heroine, Maria Clara, with soprano Bianca Lopez when the popular opera 'Noli Me Tangere, The Opera' returns anew to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) for one-weekend-only this June 21-23, 2019. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ROSES FOR BEN, A New Musical Meets the Press; Show Opens June 15 Photo Coverage: ROSES FOR BEN, A New Musical Meets the Press; Show Opens June 15
by Oliver Oliveros - May 12, 2019

The Philippine Department of Health recently revealed: '692 Filipino youth aged 15 to 24 were diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the first two months of 2019.' This latest data is alarming and we need to talk about it. 'Roses For Ben,' a new musical tackling the most important issues surrounding HIV-AIDS, is shaping up to be a possible discourse platform. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Gerald Santos' Homecoming Concert! VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Gerald Santos' Homecoming Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

"Prince of Ballad" Gerald Santos, also Thuy in the recent "Miss Saigon" UK-Ireland-International tour--gives us a sample of "Home" from "The Wiz," which is part of the repertoire in his major solo concert at The Theatre at Solaire this Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 8 p.m. (more...)

NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA to Hold Open Auditions This Sat., May 4 NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA to Hold Open Auditions This Sat., May 4
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 29, 2019

The smash-hit NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA, featuring the music and lyrics by National Artists Felipe Padilla De Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, respectively, is set to return for a strictly limited engagement at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo on June 21-23, 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: FEU Bamboo Band Gives Sneak Peek at A TOAST TO BROADWAY VIDEO: FEU Bamboo Band Gives Sneak Peek at A TOAST TO BROADWAY
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 28, 2019

his is not your ordinary 'Mamma Mia'! The FEU Bamboo Band, under the artistic direction of Norberto Cads, performs one of ABBA's hit songs, 'Mamma Mia,' which is included in its repertoire for 'A Toast to Broadway,' a free concert at the Far Eastern University (FEU) Auditorium this Saturday, May 4, 2019, 6 p.m. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Gerald Santos Is Back Home BWW Exclusive: Gerald Santos Is Back Home
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 25, 2019

Balladeer-musical theater actor Gerald Santos discloses, 'I'm silly. I'm crazy as well. I'm human,' although his fans who have been following his career--from his first appearance on GMA's 'Pinoy Pop Superstar' Season Two (2006) to his final bow as one of the principal actors in the recent 'Miss Saigon' UK-Ireland-International tour (2017-2019)--perceive him otherwise. (more...)

WAR HORSE Gallops Into Hong Kong--The Only Asian Stop in Its First International Tour WAR HORSE Gallops Into Hong Kong--The Only Asian Stop in Its First International Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 17, 2019

The National Theatre of Great Britain's critically-acclaimed 2007 stage production of 'War Horse,' which inspired Steven Spielberg's 2011 war drama film of the same name, extends its limited engagement at the Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai). Tickets to the performances from May 10 to June 2, 2019, are now on sale at HKTicketing.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HESUS NAZARENO, Mandaluyong City's Homegrown Passion Play Photo Coverage: HESUS NAZARENO, Mandaluyong City's Homegrown Passion Play
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 16, 2019

If you're a devoted pilgrim or a wandering tourist this Holy Week, you don't need to leave the metro to experience a traditional passion play. In its seventh year, community-based theater group Tanghalan Mandaluyong presents its own take on the life and times of Jesus Christ via the passion play 'Hesus Nazareno' (Jesus of Nazareth). (more...)

BWW Review: Must-See SPRING AWAKENING at blueREP; Show Closes This Weekend BWW Review: Must-See SPRING AWAKENING at blueREP; Show Closes This Weekend
by Jared Echevarria - Apr 10, 2019

Stage plays are meant to entertain and leave the audiences in complete awe. However, only a few would surely engage the audiences to review their morals and examine their convictions. Such is the Broadway musical 'Spring Awakening,' produced for the second time by the Ateneo Blue Repertory (blueREP). (more...)

MISS SAIGON UK Stars Reunite in Gerald Santos' Concert in Manila, May 4 MISS SAIGON UK Stars Reunite in Gerald Santos' Concert in Manila, May 4
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 1, 2019

On May 4, 2019, 'Prince of Ballad' Gerald Santos, who played the role of Thuy in the recent 'Miss Saigon' UK/Ireland and international tour (2017-2019), will reunite with fellow 'Saigon' alums Aicelle Santos (Gigi), Joreen Bautista (Kim), and Leo Valdez (Engineer) at The Theatre at Solaire--a rare treat for all 'Saigon' fans. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at blueREP's SPRING AWAKENING; Show Runs Now Thru Apr. 14 Photo Coverage: First Look at blueREP's SPRING AWAKENING; Show Runs Now Thru Apr. 14
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 30, 2019

Tony Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening,' based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, which features the music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, returns to the Ateneo Blue Repertory (blueREP) stage now through Sunday, April 14, 2019. Directed by Missy Maramara and Darrell Uy, the production plays at the Hyundai Hall, Arete, Ateneo de Manila University. (more...)

Photos: The Great Work Begins! First Look at ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES Photos: The Great Work Begins! First Look at ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 21, 2019

Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play 'Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,' the first of two plays, opens tonight at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City (4th Floor, Tower II, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Ave., Makati). (more...)

OPM Musical,  PAYONG, Plays at UST, 3/27-29 OPM Musical, PAYONG, Plays at UST, 3/27-29
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 19, 2019

UST Pharmacy Theater Catalyst, together with Odeon Theatricals, presents 'Payong, The Musical,' which features Original Pilipino Music (OPM) 'karaoke' hits by Sarah Geronimo, Yeng Constantino, Cueshe, and Sugarfree, among others. (All the songs included have been licensed by the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers [FILSCAP]). (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: First Look at the Scenic Design of NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA 2019 EXCLUSIVE: First Look at the Scenic Design of NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA 2019
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 4, 2019

For more than 25 years, Jerry Sibal, New York-based event stylist-theatrical producer, has been creating magical settings, corporate retreats, charity balls, and opera premieres in the Northeastern United States and in Asia, particularly in Macau and the Philippines. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For NOLI ME TANGERE in Manila VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For NOLI ME TANGERE in Manila
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

The Philippines' first full-length opera, National Artists Guillermo Tolentino and Felipe Padilla De Leon's most beloved 1957 opera, “Noli Me Tangere” (Huwag Mo Salangin/Touch Me Not) returns to the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) main theatre, Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, from March 8-10, 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: Roxmouth, Picerno, Leisy Talk THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA World Tour BWW Interview: Roxmouth, Picerno, Leisy Talk THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA World Tour
by Carla Delgado - Feb 27, 2019

Broadway's longest-running musical, 'The Phantom of the Opera,' returns to Manila again this 2019 at the Theatre at Solaire. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is a classic, and since 2012, its return to the Philippines has been much-awaited. This new world tour of 'The Phantom of the Opera' has 130 cast, crew, and orchestra players working on it, bringing international audiences a show of unparalleled quality and caliber. (more...)

Libera: Back in the Philippines for Concert Tour, 2/19-23 Libera: Back in the Philippines for Concert Tour, 2/19-23
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 18, 2019

In an extended commemoration of the Philippine-British Friendship Week, Concertus Manila, the British Alumni Association of the Philippines, led by its Chair Roberto De Ocampo, and the Arts Council Cebu are bringing back the world-renowned Libera, which are made up of British youngsters, six to 17 years of age, to star in a concert titled 'Philippine Friendship Tour' at Meralco Theatre in Pasig City tonight, 8 p.m. and at Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Hotel, in Cebu City this Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Repertory Philippines' New Production of MIONG Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Repertory Philippines' New Production of MIONG
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 17, 2019

Was Emilio 'Miong' Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines, a hero or a traitor? (more...)

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