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Veteran actor Chinggoy Alonso dies

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:45 AM

The actor dies after battling colon cancer

On the 45th Martial Law anniversary, SPIT Manila talks about the value of presence

Sep 22, 2017 - 3:39 PM

In a world saturated with outspoken keyboard activists, these artists are keeping the true spirit of protest alive

WATCH: 50 years of creative evolution and struggle at PETA

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The two and a half hour concert delivered 17 head spinning heart swelling musical numbers from 540 plays

All the world's a stage for Shakespeare's 400th anniversary

Apr 24, 2016 - 12:38 AM

Visitors performers and literature buffs from around the world descend on Stratford upon Avon – where Shakespeare was born and died – for a day of theatre dancing fireworks and music

SHAKESPEARE. People wearing masks depicting William Shakespeare line the street during a parade to mark 400 years since the bard's death in Stratford-upon-Avon in central England on April 23, 2016. Leon Neal/AFP

In support of Filipino talent

Dec 02, 2015 - 7:41 PM

The Original Pilipino Performing Arts or OPPA Foundation officially launches in Maxims Hotel Newport Boulevard Pasay City

COMING TOGETHER. OPPA’s board of trustees with Sr. Mary Placid of St. Scholastica’s College and Alfredo Pascual of the University of the Philippines.

Real underground theater in France

Apr 02, 2015 - 11:40 PM

The Festival des Caves as it is called cave is French for cellar will pop up in 75 towns and villages across the country in a decade old tradition

FESTIVAL DES CAVES. Image from http://www.festivaldecaves.fr/le-festival-de-caves/

CCP holds talk on human sexuality and theater

Feb 10, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The talk will be held by Rappler columnist psychologist Dr Margarita Holmes

File photo by Giovanni G. Navata/Wikimedia

'Beauty and The Beast' cast on 'amazing' Manila audience

Jan 28, 2015 - 5:53 PM

The Philippine audience has been one of the warmest and the most vocal and the most excited crowds we’ve had It’s been a complete pleasure to perform here says Emily Mattheson who plays Mrs Potts

Photo courtesy of Ovation Productions ©Amy Boyle Photography 2013 ©Amy Boyle Photography 2013

Open auditions for London production of 'Here Lies Love' to be held in Manila

Jun 29, 2014 - 1:45 PM

This is your chance Details here

'Defending the Caveman': The funny in the familiar

Jun 22, 2014 - 2:06 AM

For all the stereotypes the show presents writes G Tongi there is no denying the grain of truth in every line star Joel Trinidad imparts

Raw, basic, unconventional: The cast speaks on ‘STOMP’

Jun 19, 2014 - 12:21 PM

The wordless romp called STOMP is back and cast members share their STOMP journey through an exclusive interview with G Tongi

Interview: ‘STOMP’ creator on discovery via experimentation

Jun 18, 2014 - 7:30 PM

How did STOMP come to be? It s all about interaction spontaneity and inventiveness

Cast interviews: Creating the sounds of 'STOMP'

Jun 14, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Words take the backseat as the movement rhythm and sounds big and small are at the heart of this unique show

Neil as Hedwig, a ‘Wicked’ moment: 5 highlights from the 2014 Tony Awards

Jun 09, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Emotional wins powerhouse performance from some of the best of theater Here we revisit some high points from this year s big show

Full List: Winners at the 2014 Tony Awards

Jun 09, 2014 - 10:06 AM

The stars are out once again for the 68th Tony Awards

Big Winner

Must-see theater event: 'Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits' at BGC

May 15, 2014 - 9:40 AM

Something different to do this summer especially if you love those classic Broadway showtunes

FULL LIST: Nominees, 2014 Tony Awards

Apr 29, 2014 - 11:20 PM

Hugh Jackman will host this year A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder leads the nominations

'Noli Me Tangere' opera coming to Manila

Apr 28, 2014 - 2:31 PM

If you ve read the books seen the movies or even watched the straight play version you may want to check out the upcoming opera version of the classic Noli Me Tangere

Looking the part: Filipinos can play anyone on Broadway

Mar 21, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Filipinos weave through the many different roles on Broadway not just because they have to but also because they can

New head of Dresden opera house sacked before starting

Feb 22, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Serge Dorny s chance to head the Semperoper is stopped by his inability to establish trust with the opera s employees

TERMINATED. Serge Dorny, poses on March 6, 2012 in Lyon, central France, few days before the premiere of "Parsifal", an opera by Richard Wagner. AFP File Photo

Stephen Schwartz: Championing the outsider, getting in character

Feb 10, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Wicked composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz says musical theater has a unique way of framing the human experience and making it indelible in your mind and memory

ICONIC. Despite his success, the composer of work like 'Wicked,' 'Godspell,' and 'Pippin' insists that theater is a tough business

Red: Return of the curmudgeon

Feb 06, 2014 - 6:39 PM

What s it like to play a character whose motivations are often inexplicable whose actions are almost impossible to understand? Red lead actor Bart Guingona reveals its challenges and its rewards

RED. Bart Guingona says that playing such a complex character is an opportunity to present a new form of entertainment to viewers. Photo by Urich Calumpang for the Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee, courtesy of Bart Guingona

Gay-cowboy opera 'Brokeback Mountain' staged in Spain

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:29 AM

The Oscar winning epic about the relationship between two cowboys in the American West is coming to the stage as an opera

Channel Elphaba! 'Wicked'-inspired makeup looks part 1

Jan 25, 2014 - 8:00 PM

To celebrate the run of Wicked in Manila we asked MAC the show’s official makeup sponsor to show us an easy Elphaba inspired look to take you from day to night

ELPHABA-INSPIRED. Easy to do day to night looks inspired by the iconic character from 'Wicked'

Repertory Philippines' 'Wait Until Dark': Simply brilliant

Jan 25, 2014 - 8:59 AM

This suspense crime thriller guarantees to keep today s audiences on the edge of their seats

WAITING UNTIL DARK. Mike Trenton (Joel Trinidad) tries to pry information from blind housewife Susy Henderson (Leisel Batucan), as Mike's accomplices Croker and Roat (Robbie Guevara, Arnel Carrion) secretly look on. All photos by Rome Jorge

Wicked 101

Jan 20, 2014 - 7:32 PM

Excited for Wicked ? Rappler preps with a slew of awesome videos and trivia about the hit show

Brokeback Mountain, the opera, makes world premiere‎

Jan 18, 2014 - 7:36 PM

From short story to movie and now and opera Brokeback Mountain is set to take the stage

EPIC. American composer of contemporary classical music Charles Wuorinen sits during an AFP interview in Madrid. Wuorinen was commissioned to turn Annie Proulx's 1997 short story 'Brokeback Mountain' into an opera under the direction of Gerard Mortier director of the Teatro Real in Madrid with the world premier set for January 28, 2014 AFP Photo

Rising above the flood: 'Rak of Aegis' the musical

Jan 15, 2014 - 11:22 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association stages a compelling story woven from torch songs

RAK OF AEGIS. A comedy-musical featuring heart-rending torch songs of local jukebox rock queens Aegis.

Backstage for Wicked: Cue lights, props & sets

Jan 14, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Brooms wands and green babies – there s more to bringing the mythical land of Oz to life

Broadway plans for Disney's 'Frozen'

Jan 14, 2014 - 1:46 PM

Fresh from taking over the big screen and winning a Golden Globe Frozen is setting its sights on Broadway

BLOCKBUSTER HIT. Frozen takes the top spot from Hunger Games: Catching Fire in the North American box office. Photo from Frozen's Facebook page

Backstage for Wicked: Witch costumes, hair and make-up

Jan 13, 2014 - 11:11 PM

G Töngi joins the production’s wardrobe and makeup heads backstage as they walk through how they make theater magic

'Wicked' exclusive: One-on-one with Jay Laga’aia

Jan 11, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Film TV and musical theater Actor Jay Laga’aia who plays The Wizard in the upcoming musical talks to G Töngi about Wicked

'Wicked' exclusive: One-on-one with musical director David Young

Jan 11, 2014 - 7:27 PM

Watch the exclusive interview with David Young musical director of Wicked

'Wicked' exclusive: One-on-one with the cast

Jan 11, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Watch G Töngi s exclusive interview with the cast of the upcoming musical Wicked

'Wicked' exclusive: One-on-one with Suzie Mathers

Jan 11, 2014 - 7:10 PM

G Töngi sits downs for an exclusive one on one interview with Suzie Mathers who plays Glinda The Good Witch in the musical Wicked

'Do You Hear the People Sing?' in Manila for Yolanda aid

Jan 03, 2014 - 1:52 PM

This is the first time that the musical which has toured the world will be staged as a benefit concert featuring Lea Salonga David Harris and Marie Zamora

Carly Rae Jepsen is Broadway's new Cinderella

Dec 30, 2013 - 11:25 AM

The singer behind the 2012 hit Call Me Maybe is set to make her Broadway debut

NEW CINDERELLA. Hit or miss? AFP Photo

VIDEO: Atlantis Productions remakes Addams Family

Dec 01, 2013 - 2:44 PM

Atlantis Productions brings the Addams family to theater

It's showtime! Rep PH's 'The Producers' opens

Nov 14, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Theater is a way for me to do what I love best in a setting that’s personal and communal

SHOWSTOPPER. G Töngi ends her year with Repertory Philippines' 'The Producers.' All photos courtesy of Repertory Philippines

'Grease' is the word

Oct 16, 2013 - 1:44 AM

9 Works Theatrical brings back to Manila one of the greatest musicals of all time

SANDY AND DANNY. Frencheska Farr and Gian Magdangal. All photos courtesy of 9 Works Theatrical

Here all along: Trumpets' 'Bluebird of Happiness'

Oct 16, 2013 - 12:35 AM

Trumpets comeback wows audiences

FROM THE AFTERLIFE. Grandma Tyl and Grandpa Tyl, played by Joy Virata and Steve Cadd, respectively. All photos courtesy of Trumpets

'Closer:' Truth or dare

Oct 09, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Red Turnip stages Patrick Marber s straight adult play for their initial offering

GREAT MIX. Marc Abaya, Angel Aquino, Cris Villonco and Bart Guingona star in 'Closer.' Photos by Jojit Lorenzo courtesy of Red Turnip

'The Producers:' Nazi, gay and loving it

Oct 09, 2013 - 5:14 PM

Repertory Philippines stages the comedy musical penned by Mel Brooks

STELLAR. Robbie Zialcita, G Töngi and Topper Fabregas star in 'The Producers.' All photos courtesy of Repertory Philippines

Tony Mabesa: A lion at work

Oct 07, 2013 - 2:35 PM

78 year old actor director presents for 2013 Jacobean drama The Duchess of Malfi and Megastar tawa serye Madam Chairman

FROM STAGE TO SERYE. Tony Mabesa (R) with Joel Lamangan. Photo by Leanne Jazul

'Noli Me Tangere' to make opera debut in NY

Oct 02, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Jose Rizal s classic work is set to be staged in New York

CHEMISTRY. Malaki and Mendezona portray Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara

‘Lean’: Old themes, vibrant cast

Sep 24, 2013 - 3:00 PM

The UP production based on Gary Granada’s musical hits and misses here and there

HERO-CULT. The play’s official poster

One-on-one: 'Carrie' the musical's Lawrence Cohen

Sep 24, 2013 - 9:00 AM

The Carrie screenwriter sits down with Rappler for this exclusive interview

Carrie the musical comes to the Philippine stage

Sep 19, 2013 - 10:15 PM

The story of a misfit bullied in school comes alive on stage in the musical adaptation of ‘Carrie ’

'Bluebird': The pursuit of happiness

Sep 17, 2013 - 2:51 PM

The play is an education in happiness sugarcoated in music and mirth

KIDS HOLD THE KEY. Anton Posadas as Tyltyl and Alessa Zialcita as Mytyl. All photos courtesy of Trumpets

Off-Broadway thriller on Mugabe

Sep 16, 2013 - 1:13 PM

Breakfast With Mugabe takes a hard look at political power

IRON-FISTED. 'Monsters are made, not born,' says playwright Grace. Photo from Mugabe's Facebook