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BWW Review: Sondheim's Emotionally Engaging PASSION Plays RCBC Theatre Photo 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.

Photos: First Look at Stephen Sondheim's PASSION; Show Runs Now Thru 29 Sept. Photo 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.

Video: Cast of Passion Takes Their Opening Night Bows; Show Runs Now Thru 29 Sept. Photo 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.

Vien King and Shiela Valderrama-Martinez to Star in Stephen Sondheim's PASSION, Sept. Photo Vien King and Shiela Valderrama-Martinez to Star in Stephen Sondheim's PASSION, Sept. 14-29
by Carla Delgado - Aug 12, 2019

For its 20th-anniversary celebration, the Philippine Opera Company (POC) is proud to stage PASSION, a musical about the complexities of love and desire. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, this collaboration got nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Musical and won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Succeeds in Finding The Heart of The Show
by Jude Buot - Dec 22, 2016

Almost everyone loves Christmas. Almost, since there is The Grinch and an old fellow named Ebenezer Scrooge. The latter is the main character in Charles Dickens' novel titled 'A Christmas Carol.' His story is quite popular, not just among literature fans, because it served as inspiration to some TV shows, movies, and, of course, musicals. Scrooge is the grumpy, greedy old man who had a change of heart during Christmas day, after being visited by three Ghosts of Christmas.

Photo Coverage: One Night Stand Cabaret Presents 'I Miss Saigon'
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Aug 7, 2016

'One Night Stand" (ONS), a monthly cabaret series, which has been packing in the crowds at 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, Century City Mall, in Makati City since April 2015, presented last Tuesday, August 2, its eight show this year, "I Miss Saigon." Directed by Joaquin Valdes, this special performance has featured "Miss Saigon" alums Tanya Manalang, Raul Montesa, Tricia Canilao-Buser, Ariel Reonal, and Pinky Amador. As a special treat to "Miss Saigon" fans in the audience, London's West End actors MiG Ayesa and Leo Valdez showed up and joined the cast on stage.

They're Still Together! HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Cast at One Night Stand Cabaret
by BWW Staff - Jul 24, 2016

Reunions are moments of nostalgic reminiscence that let you review what you have accomplished together with your friends and make you wonder in awe on the journey you started together years ago. This was the general feeling when the original cast of the 2007 Philippine production of Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (HSM) took center stage once again in "Still in This Together: A 10th Anniversary Concert" at the monthly One Night Stand (ONS) cabaret series at 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub earlier this month.

Review Roundup: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES by 9 Works Theatrical
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 15, 2015

9 Works Theatrical's production of one of Broadway's all-time biggest musical comedy hits, 'La Cage aux Folles,' which features book by Harvey Fierstein ('Kinky Boots,' 'Newsies') and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ('Hello, Dolly!' 'Mame'), opened Saturday, February 28, and will run through Sunday, March 29, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.

Photo Coverage: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES by 9 Works Theatrical
by Jory Rivera - Mar 2, 2015

9 Works Theatrical's production of one of Broadway's all-time biggest musical comedy hits, 'La Cage aux Folles,' which features book by Harvey Fierstein ('Kinky Boots,' 'Newsies') and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman ('Hello, Dolly!' 'Mame'), opened last Saturday, February 28, and will run through Sunday, March 29, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.

BWW Reviews: RABBIT HOLE by Red Turnip Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

RABBIT HOLE, a David Lindsay-Abaire opus, presents a story about a wife, Becca, and her family, struggling to get past the loss of Danny, Becca's son, who was killed when he was hit by a car. Red Turnip Theater does not "squeeze blood" from this play, but it definitely paints the turnip red. Red Turnip Theater brings an intimate take on this acclaimed play. Despite some not-so-good things written below, RABBIT HOLE, surely, is an experience!

GHOST to Make Asia Pacific Premiere in Manila April 2014
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 16, 2014

Atlantis Productions ('Addams Family,' 'Piaf'), whom Filipino theatergoers should thank for bringing the latest and hottest professionally licensed Broadway and London's West End shows to the Philippines for the past 15 years, will stage the Asia Pacific premiere of the Broadway and London's West End new musical GHOST on Friday, April 25, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, where the show will run for three weekends until Sunday, May 11.

BWW Awards' Nominee Tom Rodriguez Leads Concert in NYC, 12/1
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 29, 2013

TV, film and stage actor Tom Rodriguez, alongside his co-stars on GMA Pinoy TV's breakout hit 'My Husband's Lover,' will headline 'My Husband's Lover'-the U.S. Concert Tour at Amazura Concert Hall (91-12 114th Place, Jamaica, N.Y.) on Sunday, December 1 at 5 p.m.

Photo Coverage: LORENZO, A New Rock Musical
by Jory Rivera - Sep 14, 2013

Multi-awarded Filipino film actor Christopher de Leon, via Green Wings Entertainment Network Inc., is the executive producer of 'Lorenzo,' a new rock musical, which features music--a mix of rock and soaring ballads--by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and book and lyrics by Juan Ekis, Paul Dumol and Joem Antonio. Its Philippine premiere closed earlier today at SDA Theater, 5/F College of Saint Benilde in Malate, Manila.

Review Roundup: LORENZO, A New Rock Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Multi-awarded Filipino film actor Christopher de Leon is the executive producer of 'Lorenzo,' a new rock musical, featuring music by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and book and lyrics by Juan Ekis, Paul Dumol and Joem Antonio. It runs at SDA Theater, 5/F College of Saint Benilde in Malate, Manila until Today, September 14 with 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. performances.

Review Roundup: LORENZO, A New Rock Musical
by Lee Cundangan - Sep 11, 2013

Multi-awarded Filipino film actor Christopher de Leon is the executive producer of 'Lorenzo,' a new rock musical, featuring music by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and book and lyrics by Juan Ekis, Paul Dumol and Joem Antonio. It runs at SDA Theater, 5/F College of Saint Benilde in Malate, Manila until Saturday, September 14 with 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. performances.

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Rodriguez, K-La Rivera and More in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

Atlantis Productions, through a special licensing arrangement with Music Theatre International, premieres the Asian production of Disney's Aladdin. Performances play Manila's Meralco Theatre through Dec. 9. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below.

Photo Flash: Repertory Philippines Opens SEUSSICAL, 8/13-12/11
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2011

Repertory Philippines (LITTLE WOMEN, EQUUS), the country's premier English-language theater company, opened its five-month run of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahren's Tony Award-nominated children's musical, SEUSSICAL, yesterday at the Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. The musical runs until December 11.

STAGE TUBE: Repertory Philippines’ SEUSSICAL on ANC; Show Opens 8/13
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 10, 2011

The cast of Repertory Philippines' upcoming production of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahren's SEUSSICAL recently performed an excerpt from the Broadway musical on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC). SEUSSICAL runs from August 13 to December 11 at the Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

Photo Flash: Lea Salonga’s 40th Birthday Cake
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 21, 2011

Tony award-winning actress Lea Salonga turns 40 on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. It coincidentally falls on the same day when "Les Miserables" 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena, where Salonga played Fantine, is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Transfers to Singapore, 11/9 to 11/14
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 14, 2010

Original Media Singapore brings Atlantis Productions (Philippines) recent critically-acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's 1973 Tony Award Best Musical 'A Little Night Music' (ALNM) to the Lion City for a one week limited engagement at the Esplanade Theatre -- Tuesday, November 9 to Sunday, November 14, 2010.

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