Philippines Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Philippines.

SPELLING BEE's Krystal Brimner, Becca Coates Talk 'Finding Their Characters'
by Jude Cartalaba - February 29, 2024

Former cast members in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 'The Sound of Music,' young actresses Krystal Brimner and Becca Coates reunite in the Tony Award-winning musical 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.'...

JC Santos and Cedrick Juan: Exemplary Theater Peers
by Jude Cartalaba - January 09, 2024

JC Santos and Cedrick Juan are theater actors who crossed into mainstream entertainment, offering what they can as stage-trained artists. However, their triumphs in their careers and the now extended annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) didn't come as an overnight success....

Exclusive: Cedrick Juan Clinches Biggest Role Yet
by Jude Cartalaba - December 21, 2023

'GomBurZa,' a film based on the lives of three Filipino priests deemed subversive during the Spanish colonial era, is the 'biggest project' for Cedrick Juan....

Video: Noel Comia Jr., EJ Ramos Talk How HALIMAW Stands the Test of Time
by Oliver Oliveros - October 03, 2023

BroadwayWorld has sat down with the two Albertos (Noel Comia, Jr. and EJ Ramos) in DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild’s first production since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, Dr. Isagani Cruz’s 'Halimaw' (Monster), a ‘70s sarsuwela retold as a present-day pop-rap musical, which still holds to Cruz’s origi...

Video: RAMA, HARI's Ronelson Yadao Talks the Significance of Restaging Dance Classics
by Oliver Oliveros - September 10, 2023

Ronelson Yadao, Alice Reyes Dance Philippines’ artistic director, who also plays Rama, meets us on stage and discusses the progress of their revival production of the rock opera ballet 'Rama, Hari' a few days before its opening....

Exclusive: Khalil Ramos Embraces 'Jon'
by Jude Cartalaba - September 02, 2023

Though three years shy from turning 30, actor-singer Khalil Joseph Nepomuceno Ramos, aka Khalil Ramos, has effectively portrayed the lead character, Jon, in the three-actor musical, 'tick, tick…BOOM!' featuring the music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson....

Interview: Reb Atadero, Vien King Prove There Are No Small Roles
by Jude Cartalaba - August 31, 2023

In Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical musical, 'tick, tick…BOOM!' the character of Michael is loosely based on the composer-lyricist’s best friend Matt O’Grady....

Exclusive: Rachelle Ann Go 'Tells Eliza's Story'
by Oliver Oliveros - August 30, 2023

Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, the wife of Alexander, 'who lived, died, and told their story,' 50 years after the death of her husband, closes the show, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 'Hamilton,' with hands clasped on her chest, and an ambiguous gasp. Ask any actress who played Eliza what the hard breathing was; ea...

On Set: Vien King, Kayla Rivera Talk TICK, TICK…BOOM!
by Oliver Oliveros - August 21, 2023

On set, BroadwayWorld recently sat down with Vien King and Kayla Rivera, co-stars in 9 Works Theatrical’s current restaging of Jonathan Larson’s musical “tick, tick…BOOM!”...

Interview: blueREP Alums Sab Jose, Reb Atadero Reunite in LUNGS
by Jude Cartalaba - July 10, 2023

Despite the successful tandem of Sab Jose and mainstream actor-model-endorser Jake Cuenca, who crossed over to theater via the Duncan MacMillan play 'Lungs' in 2019, the former had to find a new partner in the person of Reb Atadero for the play’s return to the local stage....

Ela Lisondra, Ariel Reonal Talk Life After MISS SAIGON
by Jude Cartalaba - July 10, 2016

West End revival of MISS SAIGON alums Ela Lisondra and Ariel Reonal are featured in the Manila production of the smash rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day, which closes tonight at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio Global City....

BWW Interviews: This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre with the Wicked and Wonderful Jemma Rix
by Jacqueline Bublitz - October 13, 2013

Elphaba is one of the great female roles of modern times, and she requires a powerhouse performer to portray her. Only the best get to try it, and Australia's Jemma Rix has nailed it more than 800 times since taking on the role. Here, she shares a little of her brain on musical theatre - and tells u...

BWW Interviews: Getting Real with Fred Lo, Caisa Borromeo and Kyla Rivera
by Jude Cartalaba - April 26, 2013

Fred Lo, Caisa Borromeo, and Kyla Rivera, cast of 'Sa Wakas,' an original Pinoy romantic rock musical, share their real-life thoughts about their play's central theme: love and romance....

BWW Interviews: Joanna Ampil Talks Grizabella, CATS 2013 UK/Europe Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - January 06, 2013

London-based stage actress Joanna Ampil seems to have all the luck having "Miss Saigon" (Kim), "Jesus Christ Superstar" (Mary Magdalene), "Les Miserables" (Fantine), and "Avenue Q" (Christmas Eve), among others under her belt. However, luck does not have anything to do with her success in musical t...

BWW Interviews: BARE’s Reb Atadero Talks RIZAL X, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & ONCE
by Oliver Oliveros - April 11, 2012

Ateneo de Manila University alumnus-turned-stage actor, musical director Reb Atadero first appeared in Blue Repertory's 2006 production of 'Hope for Flowers,' a rock musical inspired by Trina Paulus' book of the same title. Apparently, Reb fell in love with the process of putting on a play, and sinc...

Stephanie Reese, Ready for Carnegie Hall on 11/7
by Oliver Oliveros - October 25, 2009

Reese stages her first concert at the Carnegie Hall (Judy & Arthur Zankell Hall) in New York City on November 7, 2009, Saturday at 7:30 p.m....



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