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‘Chicago’ all set for Dec. 3 opening; local musicians to play in orchestra

Marroquin as
Roxie Hart
and Terra C
MacLeod as
Velma Kelly

The sensational Broadway and West End musical “Chicago” is ready to thrill Philippine audiences and set the stage on fire beginning December 3. The Manila season runs until Dec. 21 at The Theatre at Solaire, and is presented in the Philippines by Visa and Smart Infinity, in cooperation with Solaire Resort and Casino.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Why ‘Chicago’ is Broadway’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’


Last month, while sitting inside the historic Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, enjoying the opening night of “Chicago’s” 16th US tour, it hit me: “Chicago” is Broadway’s “Orange Is the New Black.”

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Super | Read More »

Chicago vs. Orange Is The New Black

Super 2-3

  Original material   “Chicago,” the 1926 play by Maurine Dallas Watkins “Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” the 2010 memoir by Piper Kerman   Setting   Chicago: 1920s Orange Is The New Black: Present time   Jail   Chicago: Chicago’s Cook County Jail Orange Is The New Black: Litchfield […]

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Witness Disney’s phenomenal Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast in the Philippines


Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks, Broadway Entertainment Group, and Ovation Productions will present the first International Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in celebration of the production’s 20th anniversary.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Somber and thoughtful, if less than truly powerful

SCENE from
“Pahimakas sa
Isang Ahente,”
directed by
Chris Millado

Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” has got to be one of the longest straight (meaning nonmusical) staged dramas in recent history. Clocking at nearly four hours, it’s a bittersweet tale of a once charismatic and perpetually optimistic man on the verge of losing his dreams, his soul and his family (in a manner of speaking).

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »