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A musical that captures the quirks of sharing house

TOPOLOGY, a post-genre quintet comprised of classical musicians star in a touring musical production called Share House.

ROOMMATES are an essential part of the young adult experience. From the college dorm room, to moving in with your BFFs to cut the cost of living, to the desperate apartment hunting that you hope doesn’t end with your body being dumped in a ditch, roommates are an important life checkpoint.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Imelda the musical casting in Manila for authenticity

This image released by The O and M Co. shows Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos in "Here Lies Love," with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, at The Public Theater in New York. Byrne, the Talking Heads frontman went to the Philippines last week to add potential names to the English-based talent pool as he gears up to present the show in London this September. AP

David Byrne has gone more than an extra mile to ensure his immersive show “Here Lies Love” about Filipino ex-first lady Imelda Marcos is as authentic as possible as it goes international: He’s just finished casting in Manila.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

New musical play revisits Filipino suffering–and heroism–in WWII

THE PLAY has a soft opening today (July 12) at SM North Edsa.

In December 1941 Japanese warplanes, after bombing Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, zoom eastward in the Pacific Ocean to bomb Baguio and Manila. Air power in the country was virtually cut off, although some young Filipino pilots valiantly challenged the superior might of the Japanese Air Force.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Open call auditions for ‘Here Lies love’

Ruthie Ann Miles (center) and the cast of Here Lies Love, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, choreographed by Anne-B Parson, and directed by Alex Timbers, running at The Public Theater at Astor Place. Photo credit: Joan Marcus

The Public Theater’s production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers’ smash hit musical, “Here Lies Love,” will be holding auditions in Manila for the upcoming National Theatre, London production, which opens in September.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Super ‘Stompers’


You can grate parmesan cheese with my hands,” said Hugo Cortes as he and Emma King showed us their calluses and bruises. The injuries are badges of sorts from performing in “Stomp,” the theatrical show that combines percussion, movement and physical comedy.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »