By Pablo A. Tariman
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.
By Vincen Gregory Yu
“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.
“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.
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.
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).
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.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
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.
By Raoul J. Chee Kee
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.
By Mark Kennedy
In a dusty room near Times Square, set designer John Lee Beatty is putting the finishing touches on his latest project.
By Walter Ang
Philippine Educational Theater Association’s 45th season (2012-2013) lineup is hinged on cinema.
By Jocelyn Noveck
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.