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Brandon Rubendall stars in “Saturday Night Fever.”

‘Saturday Night Fever’ to heat up Manila this July before Asian tour

Brandon Rubendall stars in “Saturday Night Fever.”
Brandon Rubendall stars in “Saturday Night Fever.”


“The younger generation has not had a chance to witness the impact of the movie ‘Saturday Night Fever’ made in the ’70s. It would be great to see a new generation of theatergoers dancing in the aisles to the timeless tunes of The Bee Gees,” says Patrick Bywalski, deputy chairman of Robert Stigwood Organisation Ltd., which is coproducing the upcoming Asian Tour of the hit West End and Broadway dance musical “Saturday Night  Fever” alongside Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) and Ten Bridges Media Corp.

A ’70s disco-themed party will take place at a nearby venue of The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino to kick off the tour that will run in Manila (July 3-26), Kuala Lumpur (Sept. 1-15) and Singapore (Sept. 25-Oct. 11).

Reimagining “Saturday Night Fever” for Asian audiences is multiawarded stage director Bobby Garcia, who aims to relive onstage the authentic, gritty coming-of-age depicted in the landmark film that starred John Travolta.

Brandon Rubendall (“Spider-Man” on Broadway), Jenna Rubaii (“American Idiot”) and Nick Varricchio (“A Chorus Line”) have been cast as Tony, Stephanie and Double J, respectively.

Thespians Marie Rose, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Yanah Laurel, Jamie Wilson and Carla Guevara-Laforteza are also joining the show’s 20-strong cast.

Broadway choreographer Vince Pesce, Tony Award-winning scenic designer David Gallo, original lighting designer of “Saturday Night Fever” on Broadway Paul Miller, costume designer Eric Pineda and musical director Ceejay Javier are also part of the creative team.

For tickets and more information, call ATEG 6505144 or 0917-8381534; visit TicketWorld at ticketworld.com.ph. Like ATEG on facebook.com/ATEGasia.