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BWW Preview: Artist Playground's HAPPINESS IS A PEARL Gears Up For a Rerun, 8/25-9/17 BWW Preview: Artist Playground's HAPPINESS IS A PEARL Gears Up For a Rerun, 8/25-9/17
by Oliver Oliveros on August 20, 2017 in Philippines

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. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and Through BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY, a Classic Through and Through
by Vince Vicentuan on August 16, 2017 in Philippines

Touted as "Broadway's greatest dance musical," "West Side Story," the international tour, opened in Manila to a crowd of old and new fans, and the result is both exhilarating and, to some degree, bifurcating. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night
by Oliver Oliveros on August 14, 2017 in Philippines

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)
Photo Coverage: First Look at The 60th-Anniversary Tour of WEST SIDE STORY Photo Coverage: First Look at The 60th-Anniversary Tour of WEST SIDE STORY
by Oliver Oliveros on August 13, 2017 in Philippines

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT; Show Runs 7/28-8/12 Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT; Show Runs 7/28-8/12
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Philippines

The Tony Award-winning musical 'Monty Python's Spamalot' is finally coming to the Philippines! This smash hit musical, which the New York Times calls 'resplendently silly,' has received numerous accolades, including The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and the highly coveted Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: SPAMALOT: Of Knights, Laughs, and Spams BWW Review: SPAMALOT: Of Knights, Laughs, and Spams
by Emmanuel Evan Alba on August 06, 2017 in Philippines

Satisfyingly, the show was a consistent laughtrip from the minute you heard the VO up until the last note. The Fisch Schlapping Song made me laugh like I haven't laughed in ages. I knew then that I was in for a very, very entertaining night. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 04, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)
VIDEO: Meet the MATILDAs of the Philippines VIDEO: Meet the MATILDAs of the Philippines
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2017 in Philippines

After several days of singing, acting, and dancing, three exciting young girls bested over a hundred hopefuls for the role of Matilda. (more...)
Photo Coverage: THE SOUND OF MUSIC International Tour Finds Cast of Kids Photo Coverage: THE SOUND OF MUSIC International Tour Finds Cast of Kids
by John Angelo Sergio on July 30, 2017 in Philippines

Last May, UK-based choreographer Jonny Bowles, who is also the resident children's director of the international touring company of the London Palladium production of “The Sound of Music,” visited Manila on a mission: whittle down 400 talented kids to 18 who auditioned for the roles of the von Trapp children. (more...)
Bindlestiff Studio Presents TAGALOG 2017, 7/13-29 Bindlestiff Studio Presents TAGALOG 2017, 7/13-29
by BWW News Desk on July 29, 2017 in Philippines

Join us in the heart of the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District for Bindlestiff Studio's production of TAGALOG 2017, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in the national language of the Philippines. With the creative use of live English surtitles, non-Tagalog-speaking patrons alike can enjoy the innovative, brave, and new voices selected from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The annual festival celebrates the best unproduced, experimental works from emerging Filipino playwrights, and Bindlestiff Studio is proud to pair their works on this side of the Pacific with talented local Bay Area artists. (more...)
Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City! Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 28, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, and More! (more...)
Photo Flash: Manila-Bound WEST SIDE STORY; Show Runs 8/10-27 Photo Flash: Manila-Bound WEST SIDE STORY; Show Runs 8/10-27
by Oliver Oliveros on July 26, 2017 in Philippines

The international touring company of the beloved classic musical "West Side Story," which features music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, will come to The Theatre at Solaire (Aseana Avenue, Solaire Resort and Casino) next month, August 10-27. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 21, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: NEWSIES Is Exceptionally Entertaining, Bursting With Raw Energy! BWW Review: NEWSIES Is Exceptionally Entertaining, Bursting With Raw Energy!
by Robert Encila on July 18, 2017 in Philippines

Disney's Newsies is a Tony Award-winning musical derived from the motion picture of the same title. Produced for the first time in Manila, it has commanded the day's headlines and kept a viewing public abuzz with excitement. We can assume Disney's ubiquitous brand had preceded its product, given the film's relative failure to draw critical and commercial acclaim in the early '90s. Considering its cult following after the release of the home video, it makes sense to bring musical theater back to its logical milieu where live performance of a Broadway musical is unparalleled. This production has been every bit as advertised: it's electric, witty, and poignant. (more...)
BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Onstage Theater BWW Previews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Onstage Theater
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in Philippines

Repertory Philippines will present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Onstage Theater as part of its Children's Theater series.  (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Philippine Stagers Foundation's OBRA NI JUAN Photo Flash: First Look at Philippine Stagers Foundation's OBRA NI JUAN
by Oliver Oliveros on July 16, 2017 in Philippines

In its 16th year as a successful touring theater company, the Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF), known for its critically-acclaimed original musicals such as 'Ako si Ninoy,' 'Cory ng EDSA,' and 'Katips: Ang Mga Bagong Katipunero,' puts the spotlight on the controversial, tragic life of the world-renowned Filipino artist and political activist Juan Luna (1857-1899). (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 14, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)
BWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTS BWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTS
by Vince Vicentuan on July 12, 2017 in Philippines

The Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein award-winning musical 'Kinky Boots' has finally strutted into Manila, and if the spontaneous standing ovations and full houses since opening night are any indication, Lola, the indomitable drag queen at the center of the show, could be right--'I came for one thing only--adulation!' (more...)
Bindlestiff Studio Presents TAGALOG 2017, 7/13-29 Bindlestiff Studio Presents TAGALOG 2017, 7/13-29
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2017 in Philippines

Join us in the heart of the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District for Bindlestiff Studio's production of TAGALOG 2017, a collection of one-act plays written and performed in the national language of the Philippines. With the creative use of live English surtitles, non-Tagalog-speaking patrons alike can enjoy the innovative, brave, and new voices selected from the prestigious Virgin Labfest of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The annual festival celebrates the best unproduced, experimental works from emerging Filipino playwrights, and Bindlestiff Studio is proud to pair their works on this side of the Pacific with talented local Bay Area artists. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/7 - BEAUTIFUL, LION KING, DISASTER, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/7 - BEAUTIFUL, LION KING, DISASTER, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 07, 2017 in Philippines

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTIFUL, THE LION KING, DISASTER, MY FAIR LADY, and more! (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT; Show Runs 7/28-8/12 Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT; Show Runs 7/28-8/12
by BWW News Desk on July 06, 2017 in Philippines

The Tony Award-winning musical 'Monty Python's Spamalot' is finally coming to the Philippines! This smash hit musical, which the New York Times calls 'resplendently silly,' has received numerous accolades, including The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and the highly coveted Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)
Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Opens in Manila; Show Runs Through July 23 Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Opens in Manila; Show Runs Through July 23
by BWW News Desk on July 05, 2017 in Philippines

Broadway smash hit 'Kinky Boots' has made it to Manila and it has brought all the glitz and sass with it. Check out the production photos! (more...)
VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Shines in Manila VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Shines in Manila
by BWW News Desk on July 03, 2017 in Philippines

Broadway smash hit Kinky Boots has made it to Manila and it has brought all the glitz and sass with it. Check out a preview video, via Facebook, below! (more...)