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Upstart Productions Raises Funds for People Behind the Scenes This Sat., 5/9 Photo 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.

NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA Wins Top Prizes at First LEAF Awards Photo 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.

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.

REP Retells the Story of Ibong Adarna; Show Runs Sept. 14-Jan. 26 Photo REP Retells the Story of Ibong Adarna; Show Runs Sept. 14-Jan. 26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019

The story of the Ibong Adarna has captivated children across the Philippines for generations. Now, Repertory Philippines (REP) is bringing the colorful tale to life with a new English version called 'The Quest for the Adarna.'

BWW Review: DANI GIRL's Best Feature Lies In Its Childlike Heart Photo BWW Review: DANI GIRL's Best Feature Lies In Its Childlike Heart
by Jude Buot - Aug 16, 2019

'She's perfect!' That was our immediate reaction after seeing The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical's restaging of a?oeDani Girla?? at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at RCBC Plaza in Makati. We are, of course, alluding to Felicity Kyle Napuli, who is gifted with such a pristine singing voice and, at such a young age, exhibits incredible acting maturity. With this remarkable performance (she was last seen as young Nala in the first international tour of Disney's a?oeThe Lion Kinga?? and as one of the lead actors in a?oeMatilda The Musicala??), Napuli is undoubtedly the child actor to watch for in the Manila theater scene.

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.

Photo Coverage: DANI GIRL Returns to the Stage; Show Runs Now Thru Sept. 1 Photo Photo Coverage: DANI GIRL Returns to the Stage; Show Runs Now Thru Sept. 1
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 12, 2019

Appropriate for all audiences, starting at age six, DANI GIRL, the musical by Michael Kooman (composer) and Christopher Dimond (book writer and lyricist), has returned to the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, in Makati City.

BWW Interview: DANI GIRL Cast Talks Challenges, Gets Ready For Opening Night, Aug. 10 Photo BWW Interview: DANI GIRL Cast Talks Challenges, Gets Ready For Opening Night, Aug. 10
by Jude Cartalaba - Aug 7, 2019

Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond musical DANI GIRL is back. Just like its first staging in 2014, also directed by Toff de Venecia, the production emphasizes finding hope amid the world of pain and suffering in the lives of cancer-stricken children.

Photo Coverage: DANI GIRL Cast Visits Cancer-stricken Kids; Acclaimed Musical Returns Photo Photo Coverage: DANI GIRL Cast Visits Cancer-stricken Kids; Acclaimed Musical Returns Aug. 10
by Jude Cartalaba - Jul 26, 2019

The cast of DANI GIRL came out to play and comfort the pediatric cancer patients at Child Haus on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Photo Coverage: BINONDO, The Musical, Plays The Theatre at Solaire, Now Thru July 8 Photo Photo Coverage: BINONDO, The Musical, Plays The Theatre at Solaire, Now Thru July 8
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 3, 2018

BINONDO, a Chinese Filipino-themed theatrical event, has epic ambitions, which have long been realized by the '80s mega-musicals 'Miss Saigon' and 'Les Miserables'--both all too familiar to Filipinos.

BWW Review: Laugh Your Head Off with REP's A COMEDY OF TENORS Photo BWW Review: Laugh Your Head Off with REP's A COMEDY OF TENORS
by Janine Angela Martinez - Feb 4, 2018

What do you get when you have mistaken identity and false accusation of infidelity mixed with melodrama, comedy, Italian and Russian accents, seduction, misunderstanding, opera, and Lorenz Martinez shifting from one character to another? Definitely, a hilarious night at the theatre.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At REP's A COMEDY OF TENORS Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At REP's A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Repertory Philippines (REP) opens its 2018 season with Ken Ludwig's 'A Comedy of Tenors,' featuring Lorenz Martinez, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Noel Rayos, Jeremy Domingo, Issa Litton, Arman Ferrer, and Mica Pineda.

REP Announces Full Cast For A COMEDY OF TENORS; Show Opens 1/26 Photo REP Announces Full Cast For A COMEDY OF TENORS; Show Opens 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Repertory Philippines (REP) opens its 2018 season with Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors, featuring Lorenz Martinez, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Noel Rayos, Jeremy Domingo, Issa Litton, Arman Ferrer, and Mica Pineda.

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG, The Musical Photo Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG, The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Arman Ferrer (Julio Madiaga), Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, (Ligaya Paraiso), and Lara Maigue (Ligaya Paraiso) lead the cast of the stage musical adaptation of Edgardo Reyes' novel 'Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag' (Manila in the Claws of Light), which inspired the Lino Brocka classic film version that starred Bembol Roco and Hilda Koronel.

Video: Arman Ferrer, Lara Maigue Sing 'Kumusta Ka?' from MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWAN Photo Video: Arman Ferrer, Lara Maigue Sing 'Kumusta Ka?' from MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG, The Musical
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 24, 2017

MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG, The Musical is about love that will go the distance, the loss of innocence, and why in a dark, downtrodden jungle that is the big city, pure love is not given room to thrive, its synopsis partially says.

Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG, The Musical Photo Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG, The Musical
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 30, 2017

Arman Ferrer (Julio Madiaga), Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, (Ligaya Paraiso), and Lara Maigue (Ligaya Paraiso) lead the cast of the stage musical adaptation of Edgardo Reyes' novel 'Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag' (Manila in the Claws of Light), which inspired the Lino Brocka classic film version that starred Bembol Roco and Hilda Koronel.

Resorts World Manila Celebrates The Ladies of Philippine Theater
by Jared Echevarria - Mar 27, 2017

As the world celebrates the 'World Theater Day' on March 27, one of the country's top theater groups, the Full House Theater Company, under the aegis of Resorts World Manila (RWM), honors some of our female thespians who have become part of the nation's long list of theater greats. This is closely aligned with RWM's overarching goal of supporting local talents.

Photo Coverage: MusicArtes Stages GODSPELL, Now Thru 6/26
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Jun 19, 2016

With familiar tunes such as 'Day by Day' and 'Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,' the beloved Broadway musical 'GODSPELL, which MusicArtes Inc. is staging on the weekends from June 17 to June 26 at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati City, is not to be missed. Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL features music and new lyrics by 'Wicked's' Stephen Schwartz. The play has been revived regularly ever since its Off-Broadway debut in 1971 and film adaptation in 1973.

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