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BROADWAYWORLD.COM, the largest theater site on the Internet covering Broadway, London’s West End and beyond to 100 US cities and 30 countries worldwide, and whose contents are catalogued in the Library of Congress, has recently announced its annual theater awards nominees from more than 50 regional markets across the globe, including the Philippines.
The stars were out in force on Broadway on Monday — and they were frantic. The coffee-fueled benefit performance of “The 24 Hour Plays” was held at the American Airlines Theatre, an annual event in which more than two dozen actors — this time including Jesse Tyler Ferguson, James McAvoy, Jason Biggs and Zachary Levi — teamed up with six writers and six directors to write and rehearse a half-dozen plays over a single day. The event raised $500,000.
In celebration of its 46th year, Repertory Philippines proudly closes its 76th theater season with “The Producers.”
A paperback copy of John Grisham’s novel “A Time to Kill” will set you back less than $10. The DVD of the film will cost a few bucks more. The new adaptation on Broadway? Tickets at the box office start at $70.
By Vincen Gregory Yu
Calling the revered American critics and other detractors of the musical adaptation of Stephen King’s “Carrie”: This notorious Broadway flop recently had a three-weekend reincarnation in Manila as Atlantis Productions’ season closer—and boy, was it a bloody good production, pun intended.
Kate Baldwin’s dressing room on Broadway may be small but there’s something special about it. Her window looks out at the last huge lit-up N in the Neil Simon Theatre’s marquee. “I kind of like that. That feels very Broadway to me,” she says happily. The theater itself was built in 1927 and that may explain the littleness of her quarters. “People were smaller then, too,” she jokes.
It’s hard-knock life on Broadway — the revival of “Annie” is set to close in January.
By Vincen Gregory Yu
Towards the climax of Act II of “Disney’s Tarzan,” the short-lived Broadway musical running until Saturday at the Meralco Theater as Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ second offering of the year, its titular ape-man, torn between remaining with his adoptive gorilla family and following his newfound human friends back to England, frustratingly exclaims, “I’m so confused!”
Cebu-CebuBy Jaime Picornell
Granted the success of its Talents Night a year ago, the Casino Español de Cebu had a second exposure of members and their dependents in a variety show which generated much anticipation.
For Berry Gordy, conquering Broadway is the next — and by his own admission, last — major milestone of a magical, musical career.
By Rev. Erno Diaz
In early 1991, I met Fr. James Reuter’s group in Manila at a rehearsal of their production, “400 Years in 40 Minutes.” This group was scheduled to go to the International Youth Festival in Rome later that year, and on the way to Rome they wanted to make side trips to some US cities including New York.