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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special on September 22, 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 HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)
Photo Flash: UP Playwrights Theater Presents Nick Joaquin's FATHERS AND SONS Photo Flash: UP Playwrights Theater Presents Nick Joaquin's FATHERS AND SONS
by Oliver Oliveros on September 20, 2017 in Philippines

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. (more...)
Teatro Marikeno Restages ANG PAGLILITIS NI MANG SERAPIO, 9/24-10/1 Teatro Marikeno Restages ANG PAGLILITIS NI MANG SERAPIO, 9/24-10/1
by Oliver Oliveros on September 18, 2017 in Philippines

Formed on September 1, 2001, Teatro Marike o is a community-based theater and dance company. The group aims to encourage the artistic and practical development of its members through various workshops, seminars, and theatrical productions--enhancing their talents and skills both on and off stage. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More!
by BWW Special on September 15, 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 Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more! (more...)
Meet MATILDA's Revolting Children! Meet MATILDA's Revolting Children!
by BWW News Desk on September 11, 2017 in Philippines

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) is thrilled to announce the talented little wonders who will be starring in the critically acclaimed and award-winning musical MATILDA. (more...)
Dulaang UP, UP Playwrights Theatre Unveil 2017-2018 Theater Season Dulaang UP, UP Playwrights Theatre Unveil 2017-2018 Theater Season
by BWW News Desk on September 10, 2017 in Philippines

For Dulaang UP's (DUP) 42nd Theater Season and UP Playwrights' Theatre's (UPPT) 26th Theater Season, we pay tribute to heroes--both unsung and celebrated--who dared to swim against the current and fight. This season, we are HONORING DEFIANCE. (more...)
From Monologues To Dialogues - Team Ampalaya Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with TWO IS BITTER THAN ONE From Monologues To Dialogues - Team Ampalaya Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with TWO IS BITTER THAN ONE
by BWW News Desk on September 10, 2017 in Philippines

To celebrate two years of artistic bitterness, the team from Ampalaya Monologues decide to double up the bitterness with a one-night only anniversary show 'Ampalaya Dialogues #TwoIsBitterThanOne' on October 14 - Saturday from 7 pm - 10 pm at the PETA Theater Center located at Eymard Road, E. Rodriguez Q.C. (more...)
BWW Review: OBRA NI JUAN Delivers Devastating, Moving Homage to Tragic Hero BWW Review: OBRA NI JUAN Delivers Devastating, Moving Homage to Tragic Hero
by Robert Encila on September 09, 2017 in Philippines

You'd be hard-pressed to find a busier man in the industry than Vince Tanada. Now in his 16th year as the president and founding artistic director of the Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF), he also serves as the company's creative heartbeat--writing and directing productions with a history of reaching far-flung viewers. Just when you think he's due for a well-deserved sabbatical, Tanada is back with a major theater project as though he was checking a mere deadline from his law office (yes, he's still an attorney). From the looks of it, there's no sign of the playwright letting up; in fact, 'Obra ni Juan' shows all the signs of another critical renown. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/8 - FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/8 - FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More!
by BWW Special on September 08, 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 FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: BLACKBIRD Disturbs, Asks The Most Urgent Questions BWW Review: BLACKBIRD Disturbs, Asks The Most Urgent Questions
by Robert Encila on September 03, 2017 in Philippines

Most of us probably harbor an old skeleton or two, though we see no urgent reason to empty that closet before we can go about our business. Secrets are part of the dubious norm we share. (more...)
BWW Review: Tale as Old as Time, Retold BWW Review: Tale as Old as Time, Retold
by Emmanuel Evan Alba on September 02, 2017 in Philippines

If you think you will be watching the same 'Beauty and the Beast' movie you've seen recently starring Emma Watson or the version where you heard Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson's voices during the end credits, you're in for a different yet as magical treat. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/1 - MY FAIR LADY, PIPPIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/1 - MY FAIR LADY, PIPPIN, and More!
by BWW Special on September 01, 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 My Fair Lady, Pippin, and More! (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG, The Musical Photo Flash: Meet The Cast of MAYNILA SA MGA KUKO NG LIWANAG, The Musical
by Oliver Oliveros on August 30, 2017 in Philippines

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. (more...)
RWM Places Its Bet on Family-Friendly Musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG RWM Places Its Bet on Family-Friendly Musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Robert Encila on August 28, 2017 in Philippines

If timing is everything, wisdom is the impulse to tighten the cue or the restraint to yield the appropriate pause. It's one of the hallmarks of a seasoned thespian. (more...)
HAMILTON Star Christine Allado Holds Send-Off Concert in Manila, 9/8 HAMILTON Star Christine Allado Holds Send-Off Concert in Manila, 9/8
by BWW News Desk on August 27, 2017 in Philippines

In behalf of Saint Paul University Hospital in Surigao City, Christine Allado, West End actress and Saint Paul College alumna, will be featured in a concert titled 'Send-Off to West End' at Meralco Theatre in Pasig City on Friday, September 8, at 8 p.m. Christine is set to star as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the original London production of 'Hamilton: An American Musical,' which opens in early December this year at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. (more...)
BWW Interview: Music Supervisor Donald Chan Talks WEST SIDE STORY International Tour BWW Interview: Music Supervisor Donald Chan Talks WEST SIDE STORY International Tour
by Jared Echevarria on August 25, 2017 in Philippines

The spirit of every musical theater production is its score. If a musical makes an audience hum its show tunes at the end of the show, then it served its purpose of prime entertainment. Such is the case of the phenomenal 'West Side Story' with its music enchantingly created by Leonard Bernstein, one of the first American conductors to be known the world over. With such a distinct mark in music history, Bernstein's music stands out and must be meticulously executed with justice and diligence. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/25 - HAMILTON, HEDWIG, SISTER ACT and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/25 - HAMILTON, HEDWIG, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special on August 25, 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 HAMILTON, SISTER ACT, HEDWIG and More! (more...)
Video: Thespians Gimbey Dela Cruz, Poppert Bernadas Sing DEAR EVAN HANSEN Video: Thespians Gimbey Dela Cruz, Poppert Bernadas Sing DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Oliver Oliveros on August 22, 2017 in Philippines

2017 Tony winner “Dear Evan Hansen” (DEH) knows how to engage with its massive fan base, especially on Facebook (FB). Take for instance its latest video upload, which showcases thespians and DEH fans Gimbey Dela Cruz and Poppert Bernadas singing a heartwarming duet: a cover version of “Only Us” from the popular Broadway musical. This cover version, which was originally uploaded on YouTube last May 2017, is currently enjoying more than 34,000 views and 1,100 reactions on FB. (more...)
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...)