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VIDEO: Lea Salonga, Jett Pangan Preview 'A Little Priest' from SWEENEY TODD VIDEO: Lea Salonga, Jett Pangan Preview 'A Little Priest' from SWEENEY TODD
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 25, 2019

The touring production (Philippines, Singapore) of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Tony winner Lea Salonga and Jett Pangan, will launch in Manila, Philippines, 11-27 October 2019. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Rehearsal of MAGNIFICAT THE MUSICAL; Show Opens 27 Sept. Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Rehearsal of MAGNIFICAT THE MUSICAL; Show Opens 27 Sept.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 22, 2019

Bound for a new staging, Magnificat The Musical, which premiered in 1996, is a sung-through musical about the life of Jesus Christ told from the perspective of His mother, Mary. (more...)

BWW Review: Sondheim's Emotionally Engaging PASSION Plays RCBC Theatre BWW Review: Sondheim's Emotionally Engaging PASSION Plays RCBC Theatre
by Jude Buot - Sep 21, 2019

Passion keeps us thoroughly invested as the show's characters profess their passion and obsession towards love and being loved in return. (more...)

Video: 'Epilogue' to HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL; Show Runs Now Thru 20 Oct. Video: 'Epilogue' to HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL; Show Runs Now Thru 20 Oct.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 21, 2019

The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical are bringing back their highly acclaimed revival of Himala: Isang Musikal. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Take a Peek at the Rehearsal of MAGNIFICAT THE MUSICAL; Show Opens 27 Sept. EXCLUSIVE: Take a Peek at the Rehearsal of MAGNIFICAT THE MUSICAL; Show Opens 27 Sept.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 18, 2019

Al Gatmaitan (Jesus) and Pinky Marquez-Cancio (Mary) lead the entire company singing a?oeAma Namina?? (Our Father) from the long-running faith-based musical Magnificat. (more...)

Photos: DRUM TAO Holds Successful Return Engagement in Manila; Troupe Gears Up For Busy 2020 Photos: DRUM TAO Holds Successful Return Engagement in Manila; Troupe Gears Up For Busy 2020
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 16, 2019

Following successful performances at the Kia Theatre (now New Frontier Theatre) last year, the world-renowned kumi-daiko (Japanese drumming) troupe, Drum Tao held a triumphant return engagement in Manila via a recently-curated show, 'Drum Tao: Rhythm of Tribe, Time Travel Chronicles' assembled by its founder Ikuo Fujitaka. (more...)

Photos: First Look at Stephen Sondheim's PASSION; Show Runs Now Thru 29 Sept. Photos: First Look at Stephen Sondheim's PASSION; Show Runs Now Thru 29 Sept.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 15, 2019

In its 20th anniversary, Philippine Opera Company (POC), presents Stephen Sondheim's one-act musical Passion, which was originally based on the novel Fosca by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti. (more...)

Video: Cast of Passion Takes Their Opening Night Bows; Show Runs Now Thru 29 Sept. Video: Cast of Passion Takes Their Opening Night Bows; Show Runs Now Thru 29 Sept.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 15, 2019

In its 20th anniversary, Philippine Opera Company (POC), presents Stephen Sondheim's one-act musical Passion, which was originally based on the novel Fosca by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti. (more...)

Video: Upstart Productions Opens Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY; Show Runs Now Thru 22 Sept. Video: Upstart Productions Opens Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY; Show Runs Now Thru 22 Sept.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

'Phone rings, door chimes, in comes company,' OJ Mariano's Bobby sang those Stephen Sondheim's words to officially open Upstart Productions' Company, Sondheim and George Furth's Tony Award-winning musical, at the Maybank Performing Arts Theatre last night, 13 September. (more...)

Shakespeare's Rose Theatre Cancels MACBETH, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Run Shakespeare's Rose Theatre Cancels MACBETH, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Run
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 12, 2019

UK-based Shakespeare's Rose Theatre announced Friday it was canceling the productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth at The Theatre at Solaire from 17 to 22 September 2019. (more...)

Photos: HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL In Rehearsal; Show Opens 20 Sept. Photos: HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL In Rehearsal; Show Opens 20 Sept.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 11, 2019

The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical are bringing back their highly acclaimed revival of Himala: Isang Musikal. (more...)

Exclusive: Ektor Rivera Talks Playing Juan Peron in EVITA Made for the Outdoors Exclusive: Ektor Rivera Talks Playing Juan Peron in EVITA Made for the Outdoors
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 10, 2019

The Broadway actor, singer, and visual artist makes his UK debut as the Argentine strongman Juan Peron in Jamie Lloyd's radical reimagining of EVITA (more...)

Ateneo Blue Repertory Opens 28th Theater Season With THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY; Watch Excerpt! Ateneo Blue Repertory Opens 28th Theater Season With THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY; Watch Excerpt!
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 8, 2019

Ateneo de Manila University's Blue Repertory attempts to answer the essential question: is everything, everyone interconnected in its 28th theatrical season premiere, the song cycle a?oeThe Theory of Relativity.a?? The production plays at the Fine Arts Black Box Theatre, Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City from September 12-29, 2019, with evening and matinee performances. (more...)

DRUM TAO Plays at The Theatre at Solaire This Weekend, Sept. 5-8 DRUM TAO Plays at The Theatre at Solaire This Weekend, Sept. 5-8
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 4, 2019

World-renowned Japanese drum performers DRUM TAO are back in Manila, Philippines, with a new show, a?oeRhythm of Tribe, Time Travel Chronicles,a?? at the Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City. They perform tonight, September 5, 8 p.m. until Sunday, September 8, 3 p.m. Make sure to grab your tickets (starting at P1,400) at TicketWorld.com.ph. (more...)

Photos: THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD Reimagined for 9th Festival International de Theatre De Mont-Laurier Photos: THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD Reimagined for 9th Festival International de Theatre De Mont-Laurier
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 3, 2019

Filipino playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc's a?oe13th of Septembera?? makes its international debut at the 9th Festival International de Theatre De Mont-Laurier on Monday, September 9, 2019, 4 p.m., at the Espace Theatre (543) Rue du Pont Local. (more...)

MABINING MANDIRIGMA: Philippine Hero's Story Begs to be Heard Amidst Confusion MABINING MANDIRIGMA: Philippine Hero's Story Begs to be Heard Amidst Confusion
by Vince Vicentuan - Aug 28, 2019

Aesthetics is said to be the science of beautiful in its myriad manifestations--be it sublime, comic, tragic, pathetic, whimsical, or ugly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: World Premiere of DOLOROSA Opens Tanghalang Ateneo's 41st Season Photo Coverage: World Premiere of DOLOROSA Opens Tanghalang Ateneo's 41st Season
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 26, 2019

In a theatrical season of women-powered plays, Tanghalang Ateneo (TA), via Peter Zaragoza Mayshle's three-act play a?oeDolorosa,a?? dares to answer the question: are Feminism and Christianity mutually exclusive? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Monique Wilson, Arman Ferrer Lead MABINING MANDIRIGMA; Show Closes Sept. 1 Photo Coverage: Monique Wilson, Arman Ferrer Lead MABINING MANDIRIGMA; Show Closes Sept. 1
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 26, 2019

Probing the fusion of eclectic steampunk music elements, flip-top rap, and musical theater (Joed Balsamo, composer; Ejay Yatco, music director), side by side a rather traditional libretto in heavy Tagalog (Nicanor Tiongson, librettist) can be refreshing yet jarring. But Tanghalang Pilipino's original musical 'Mabining Mandirigma' is our story--a period of frustration and struggle that can't be ignored. It tells the Philippines' history (1898-1903), which, sadly, keeps repeating itself until today--unless we embrace change and move forward. (more...)

BWW Review: Thoroughly Entertaining, RAK OF AEGIS Continues to Captivate Audiences BWW Review: Thoroughly Entertaining, RAK OF AEGIS Continues to Captivate Audiences
by Jude Cartalaba - Aug 21, 2019

In its seventh season, the original Filipino hit musical from Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) titled 'Rak of Aegis,a?? which features the popular songs of the Aegis band, returns onstage from July to September this year with new famed artists to join its original and recurring cast members. (more...)

Kids Acts Philippines Stages SLEEPING BEAUTY; Show Premieres Sat., Aug. 24 Kids Acts Philippines Stages SLEEPING BEAUTY; Show Premieres Sat., Aug. 24
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 19, 2019

Kids Acts Philippines (KAPI) opens its 17th theatrical season with a musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale SLEEPING BEAUTY. (more...)

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