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Granddaddy of Bonifacio plays to be restaged this September

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Scene from the play, where neophytes pledge their loyalty to the secret society. PHOTO BY AMADÍS MA. GUERRERO

The granddaddy of all plays on Andres Bonifacio, whether musical or straight, is composer Jerry A. Dadap’s “Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anak-Pawis,” with Dionisio R. Salazar, a Palanca Award-winning playwright, and leading poet Rogelio G. Mangahas, as librettists.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nonie and Menchu–getting to know the new King and Mrs. Anna

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NONIE Buencamino as KingMongkut and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Anna
Leonowens in ResortsWorldManila’s “The King and I,” extended until May 2013

On the opening show of the extended run of “The King and I” in Newport Theater, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Nonie Buencamino, who respectively play lead characters Anna Leonowens and King Mongkut, reveal that they were—gasp—still “winging it.”

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Theater Calendar: February to March

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REPERTORY Philippines’ “No Way To Treat A Lady,” a musical comedy thriller with book, music and lyrics by author/composer Douglas J. Cohen, opens March 1 and runs until March 24, at Onstage Greenbelt 1. Audie Gemora directs.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

‘Living La Vida Imelda’ to be staged at National Theater Festival

The 2012 National Theater Festival (NTF) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), which will run from Nov. 8-18, will feature 16 theater groups from across the nation.

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Rep’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ special Halloween show

Philstage's Performing Arts Appreciation Program (PAAP), through a grant donated by the Telus International Community Board, sponsored 50 children from the Gawad Kalinga community sponsored by Telus to watch Repertory Philippines’ “The Wizard of Oz” on September 30. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Repertory Children’s Theater’s “The Wizard of Oz” continues its successful run at Greenbelt 1′s Onstage.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘End of the Rainbow’ to close on Broadway Aug. 19

In this undated file theater photo released by The O & M Company, Michael Cumpsty, left, and Tracie Bennett are shown in a scene from "End of the Rainbow," in New York. (AP Photo/The O & M Company, Carol Rosegg, File)

It’s the end of the Broadway rainbow for “‘End of the Rainbow.”

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Forbidden Broadway’ returns to Carlos Romulo Theater in August

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Due to numerous requests from all theater lovers, Upstart Productions proudly brings back the Off-Broadway smash hit “Forbidden Broadway,” a cabaret revue sharply spoofing show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway musicals.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Shakespeare meets rap in Peta’s award-winning ‘William’, now on special re-run

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Peta members, staff and friends celebrate their triumph at 2011 Philstage Gawad Buhay Awards at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. CONTRIBUTED photo

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) has emerged as the biggest winner the 2011 Philstage Gawad Buhay awards, bringing home a total of thirteen wins for two of its box office hits: “Care Divas” a comedy-drama about five Filipino transvestite caregivers in Israel who moonlight as glamorous entertainers, and the musical “William”, which familiarizes young people with the beauty of Shakespeare’s works through rap and hip-hop.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Dulaang UP’s ‘Noli Me Tangere: The Opera’ all set to dazzle anew

A scene from Dulaang UP’s “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

This July, Dulaang UP is bringing back to the stage last year’s hit musical, National Artist Felipe Padilla de Leon’s “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera.” In this operatic rendition of Rizal’s timeless novel, director Alexander Cortez successfully melds the classic and the fresh to create a theatrical feat that reaches out across all audiences.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Noli Me Tangere: The Opera’ restaging opens Dulaang UP’s 37th seaon

A scene from ‘Noli’ the opera. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Dulaang UP opens its 37th season with the restaging of “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera,” the critically-acclaimed operatic retelling by National Artist Felipe Padilla de Leon of Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere with libretto by fellow National Artist Guillermo Tolentino. This restaging is also part of the celebration of the birth centennial of Padilla de Leon. Touted by critics as the musical treat of 2011, the production had a successful, sold-out four-week run in November last year.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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