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He acts with Eula Valdes, Wilma Doesnt –and supplies their bangles, too

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PAOLO Rodriguez wearing his own bead accessories

During a break from rehearsals one day, Paolo Rodriguez found out that some women in the cast were willing to skip a meal in order to save money to buy a pair of earrings.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘The King and I’ with Nonie Buencamino and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo–now much more than a battle of wits

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NONIE Buencamino as the King and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Anna Leonowens in Resorts World Manila’s “The King and I”

The romance could never be overt. Still, at the end of the day, it is the relationship between the titular characters in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” and the actors who play them, that can make or break any new incarnation of this beloved musical.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,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 »

Monique Wilson: ‘The fire in my belly was not fame’

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At the recent “Mint Knows Monique” lecture at Meridian International College last week, students and fans got to know Monique Wilson on a deeper level—from her naughty childhood moments and her life in London during “Miss Saigon” to her unwavering passion for theater and her One Billion Rising campaign against violence against women.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Face-to-face with the ultimate tease, Dita Von Teese


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It took only one night in Bangkok to discover the perfect female body. Dita Von Teese, the renowned Queen of Burlesque, showed off her most graceful and curvaceous form in a one-night show in Bangkok’s posh Peninsula Hotel.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Take your kids to the theater!


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My fascination with theater began at a very young age. I clearly remember watching “The King and I” at the Meralco Theater and being enthralled by the singing children and of course, the King of Siam and Anna.

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Why Leo Valdez is fit to be king

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When the star of “The King and I,” Leo Valdez, takes off his shirt and bares his chest to whip a slave girl, he’ll be showing off his 29-inch waistline and a lean runner’s body.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘The King and I’: Pageant to enthrall Manila

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Resorts World Manila is staging the musical “The King and I,” with Leo Valdes and Bo Cerrudo as King Mongkut and Monique Wilson and Sheila Valderrama as Anna, starting this September.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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