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Six Tanghalang Pilipino Productions to Stream on iWant, Premieres 12 Jun 2020 Photo Six Tanghalang Pilipino Productions to Stream on iWant, Premieres 12 Jun 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2020

Tanghalang Pilipino (TP) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) team up with ABS-CBN's streaming app iWant in bringing six previously-staged TP productions online through 'Pantawid ng Tanghalan,' a fundraiser that seeks to sustain the theater company's commitment in bringing socially-relevant productions to the public amid the pandemic. These productions will be available on iWant from 12 June to 12 July 2020.

VIDEO:  The Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT Preview 'Welcome to Nowhere' Photo 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??

Photo Coverage: Get a First Look at THE BAND'S VISIT In Rehearsals Photo 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??

BWW Review: UNDER MY SKIN is Armed With Substantial Information About HIV Photo BWW Review: UNDER MY SKIN is Armed With Substantial Information About HIV
by Jude Buot - Feb 18, 2020

The Philippine Theater Educational Association's (PETA) 52nd season-ender is unlike the more popular stage plays (e.g., The Normal Heart or Angels in America), which also talk about HIV and AIDS. Categorized by its creators as a a?oedrama anthology,a?? Under My Skin is a one-act play that weaves through several stories based on the experiences of real-life Filipino individuals living with HIV. At the onset, the main agenda of the play is to educate its audience with correct and updated information about HIV and AIDS in the Philippines.

Bobby Garcia Talks The International Premiere of THE BAND'S VISIT Photo Bobby Garcia Talks The International Premiere of THE BAND'S VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's Artistic Director, Bobby Garcia (Angels in America, Sweeney Todd), is set to take on the international premiere of The Band's Visit, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical that has become one of the most awarded musicals in theater history.

PHOTOS: PETA's UNDER MY SKIN Opens; Cherry Pie Picache Leads the Cast Photo PHOTOS: PETA's UNDER MY SKIN Opens; Cherry Pie Picache Leads the Cast
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 10, 2020

During the whole run of the play, after every end of the show, we will have debriefing and discussion with the audience, which will be facilitated by our actors and partners. We hope that it will further deepen the understanding of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).a?? a?" Maribel Legarda, PETA Artistic Director

THE BAND'S VISIT International Premiere Announces Complete Cast Photo THE BAND'S VISIT International Premiere Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is thrilled to announce that musical theater performers Jep Go, Dean Rosen, Steven Conde, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, and Leanne Mamonong complete the cast of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical The Band's Visit. The show opens in March at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.

Rody Vera Joins the Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT in the Philippines as Tewfiq Photo Rody Vera Joins the Cast of THE BAND'S VISIT in the Philippines as Tewfiq
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group has announced that acclaimed writer, actor, and singer Rody Vera will join the cast of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical THE BAND'S VISIT as Tewfiq. THE BAND'S VISIT opens on March 13 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.

VIDEO: Cherry Pie Picache Performs Excerpt from UNDER MY SKIN; Show Opens Feb. 2020 Photo VIDEO: Cherry Pie Picache Performs Excerpt from UNDER MY SKIN; Show Opens Feb. 2020
by Carla Delgado - Dec 4, 2019

Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), LoveYourself, and The Red Whistle joined together to form a creative campaign that will bring light to the issues of HIV in the country. This campaign, called a?oeActing on HIV,a?? includes different components that will help debunk myths, disprove misconceptions, and eradicate the stigma surrounding the disease.

PETA Launches ACTING ON HIV Initiatives; UNDER MY SKIN Closes 52nd Season Photo PETA Launches ACTING ON HIV Initiatives; UNDER MY SKIN Closes 52nd Season
by Carla Delgado - Oct 30, 2019

With PETA's Acting in HIV campaign, they are steadfast in their goal of tackling sensitive topics through theater and the arts. They use theater as their medium to forward their advocacies and help the public to be educated, especially with shows like Under My Skin.

BWW Review: DUP's NANA ROSA Is Alternately Mournful And Optimistic Photo BWW Review: DUP's NANA ROSA Is Alternately Mournful And Optimistic
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Mar 8, 2019

Stay woke, as it were, while a new battle is waged and revisionist delusions are trending. On that note, leave it to war-crime apologists to rely on well-worn talking points to keep the beasts of old from rearing their noggin.

Capsule Reviews: 'Signal Rock,' 'Bakwit Boys,' 'The Day After Valentine's,' 'Ang Baba Photo Capsule Reviews: 'Signal Rock,' 'Bakwit Boys,' 'The Day After Valentine's,' 'Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi'
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 20, 2018

From a young lady who suffers from electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome to a provincial lad who falsifies land titles and business permits to help his sister win a child custody case, 14 Filipino films of varied themes and genres are curated for the “Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino” (PPP), a nationwide week-long exhibition of new and recent local films, which runs until today, August 21, 2018.

PETA Deals With Mental Health Via 'NIGHT, MOTHER Photo PETA Deals With Mental Health Via 'NIGHT, MOTHER
by Janine Angela Martinez - Dec 7, 2017

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) ends its 50th season by challenging local theater audiences to start conversations and explore issues on mental health, suicide, and family relationships via its Filipino adaptation of Marsha Norman's 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'NIGHT, MOTHER

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of I REMEMBER A BOY, A Musical Revue Photo Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of I REMEMBER A BOY, A Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Multimedia company Artist Playground presents I Remember A Boy, a musical revue featuring Original Pilipino Music's (OPM) classic hits, on Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12, at Arts Above (112 West Avenue, Quezon City).

FLY ME TO THE MOON Extends Run Through Oct. 28 Photo FLY ME TO THE MOON Extends Run Through Oct. 28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Multimedia arts company Artist Playground extends its run of acclaimed dramatist Rody Vera's Fly Me to The Moon until this Today, October 28, 4 and 8 p.m., at Arts Above along West Avenue in Quezon City.

FLY ME TO THE MOON Extends Run Through Oct. 28 Photo FLY ME TO THE MOON Extends Run Through Oct. 28
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 25, 2017

Multimedia arts company Artist Playground extends its run of acclaimed dramatist Rody Vera's Fly Me to The Moon until this Saturday, October 28, 4 and 8 p.m., at Arts Above along West Avenue in Quezon City.

Photo Flash: UP Playwrights Theater Presents Nick Joaquin's FATHERS AND SONS Photo Photo Flash: UP Playwrights Theater Presents Nick Joaquin's FATHERS AND SONS
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 20, 2017

Except his visually engaging take in the finale, legendary director Tony Mabesa remains faithful to Virgilio Almario and Jose Lacaba's Filipino translation of one of National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin's shortest plays Fathers and Sons ( Mga Ama, Mga Anak ), which runs at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theatre at the University of the Philippines-Diliman until this Sunday, September 24.

BWW Preview: Artist Playground's HAPPINESS IS A PEARL Gears Up For a Rerun, 8/25-9/17 Photo BWW 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.

Photo Coverage: 9th Gawad Buhay Awards Night
by Erickson Dela Cruz - May 10, 2017

Now in its ninth year, Gawad Buhay Awards are the first-ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts. The awarding ceremonies were held last night, May 10, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.

Happy 50th Anniversary, PETA!
by Jude Buot - Apr 21, 2017

Singkuwenta (which means 50 in Filipino), Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) 50th-anniversary concert (April 7, 8) proves that this theater company is showing no signs of aging, and still is as relevant and viable as ever. For a two-night anniversary concert, the creative team crafted an efficient way to look back at 50 years' worth of stories of struggles and triumphs, yet not falling into the predictable route of showcasing just about every song they have in their catalog. Yes, it was a bit of a history lesson, except it was told through a dynamic staging of cleverly chosen repertoire.

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