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First Callas, soon Diana Vreeland –iconic women are Cherie Gil’s specialty

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As the formidable fashion editor Diana Vreeland in the one-woman play “Full Gallop,” opening March 2014

The actress who delivered a razor-sharp and deeply felt performance in Peque Gallaga’s latest film, “Sonata,” is back in theater’s fold. Cherie Gil is preparing for the role of the iconic fashion figure Diana Vreeland in the one-woman play “Full Gallop,” which will run in March 2014 under Bart Guingona’s direction.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Grease’ is raunchy, gloriously sung–and quite exhausting

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GIAN Magdangal as Danny Zuko and Frencheska Farr as Sandy Dumbrowski

“Sexual tension blows up Makati theater.” Now that’s a rather crass way of summing up 9 Works Theatrical’s “Grease,” but really, inside the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, where this production plays until Dec. 1, the air feels so thick with testosterone and estrogen, it’s almost suffocating.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gonzales’ personal trivia

“Tatlong Parusa sa Isang Sentensiya” was my first professional set design work. I was virtually unknown in the theater community, and director Nonon Padilla took a great risk in hiring me.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Here Lies Love’ closes; cast and crew rave about experience

Cast and crew of “Here Lies Love” at New York kapihan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Without a doubt, “Here Lies Love” is the hottest ticket in town, making it one of the most successful off-Broadway musicals of the year.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Here Lies Love’ cast and crew to hold ‘kapihan’

MARCOS. Her real life story would make a truly memorable show.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Filipino American stars and crew of “Here Lies Love,” the immersive musical event by David Byrne and DJ Fatboy Slim, will gather for an afternoon of drinks and conversation with the public on Saturday, July 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ugly Kitchen restobar (103 1st Ave., New York, NY).

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Arman Ferrer–rising musical star

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ARMAN Ferrer with Cris Villonco, his leading lady in the Tanghalang Pilipino production of “Walang Sugat” last year

In 2010, young lyric tenor Antonio (Arman) Ferrer auditioned for the role of the hero Tenyong in the iconic zarzuela “Walang Sugat” at the Irwin Lee Theater of the Ateneo de Manila, which was celebrating its centennial.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mr. Pagsi–still at it at 85

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SCENE from a 2011 Dulaang Sibol production of “Sa Kaharian ng Araw,” directed by Pagsanghan

We were walking to Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City coming from Ateneo de Manila University, my grade school and high school alma mater: the legendary stage director Onofre R. Pagsanghan, myself, and a bright college student who was complaining about the religious instruction at the Ateneo.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hidden body part comes out in the open

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There have only been a handful of performances of “Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues.” But word has spread about the hilarious but true anecdotes that deal with this taboo subject, the kili-kili.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

In a cellar near Broadway, a nightclub is born

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This artists’ rendering released by Keith Sherman & Associates shows the layout for 54 Below, a new Broadway nightclub in the heart of New York's Times Square. Located in the cellar of the infamous Studio 54, the club will open on June 5 and will feature Patti LuPone with a two-week stand. (AP Photo/Keith Sherman & Associates)

In a dusty room near Times Square, set designer John Lee Beatty is putting the finishing touches on his latest project.

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Peta’s 45th season brings ‘Bona,’ other screen classics to stage

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EUGENE Domingo in “Bona”

Philippine Educational Theater Association’s 45th season (2012-2013) lineup is hinged on cinema.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Nicky Silver moves —nervously— to Broadway

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In this Aug. 2, 2002 file photo, playwright Nicky Silver sits on a shoe shine stand in a Times Square subway station in New York. "The Lyons," Silver's latest work, starring actress Linda Lavin, opens Monday, April 23, 2012 on Broadway at the Cort Theater in New York following an off-Broadway run in 2011. AP Photo/Gino Domenico

It’s not what you expect to discuss when you sit down with a playwright, especially one who’s opening on Broadway in a few days. But it’s really hard not to talk about food with Nicky Silver.

Posted: April 21st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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