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

Iconic Martial Law play revived to counter historical revisionism

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Pagsambang Bayan which originally ran in 1977 is revived into a musical to educate today s youth about Martial Law

Theater can 'draw out the creative power of ordinary folk' – Magsaysay Awardee PETA

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

For 50 years the Philippine Educational Theater Association s actors have brought the stories of the people they meet to life on stage so their voices can be heard

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘Hatred and divisiveness will not be the ethos of our time’ – Robredo

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the stories of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees give hope that good will one day trump evil

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Theater for change: 10 of PETA’s best plays

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The organization has upheld a 50 year old tradition of telling stories that matter

RAK OF AEGIS. The play celebrates Pinoy pop culture by paying tribute to Filipino rock band, Aegis. Photo courtesy of PETA

What's the big idea?: The Met and PH's historical-cultural corridor

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We need urban renaissance in Manila says architect Gerard Lico

What's The Big Idea? Metropolitan Theater: Reviving an Architectural Icon

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The National Commission of Culture and the Arts has finally bought the Metropolitan Theater and is in the first phase of resurrecting it

PETA, PH's Lilia de Lima among 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:40 PM

To also receive Asia s equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Yoshiaki Ishizawa Japan Abdon Nababan Indonesia Gethsie Shanmugam Sri Lanka Tony Tay Singapore

AWARDEES. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announces the 59th batch of awardees on Thurday, July 27. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Hollywood honors Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The creator of Marvel s superheroes is the latest to plunge his hands and feet into cement at Hollywood s TCL Chinese Theater

Comic-book writer, editor, and publisher Stan Lee writes his signature in cement during his hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, on July 18, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

PETA celebrates 50th year, looks forward to the future

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association remains true to its activist roots

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

WATCH: How to educate the youth through arts

Mar 18, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Established in 2012 Tabsing Kolektib aims to educate people through theater

TABSING. Taking estuary as a metaphor, Tabsing Kolektib envisions itself as a meeting place for artists. Photo courtesy of Tabsing Kolektib

Atop Palmyra's damaged theater, Syrian musicians sing of return

Mar 05, 2017 - 8:17 PM

Everyone will rebuild in their own way We want to rebuild it with music and singing teenage musician Angel Dayoub says

SOUND OF MUSIC. Syrian musicians play at the site of the damaged Roman amphitheatre in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, during a tour organized by the Syrian army for journalists, on March 4, 2017. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. Photo by Louai Beshara/AFP

Pluwent: From Atong to theater

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Maralitang Inamorato stages Pluwent at the PGH Science Hall on April 1 2 pm and 6 pm

'Wicked' like you've never seen it before

Jan 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Wicked is more than just Defying Gravity Here s more about the production which is coming back to Manila this February

'WICKED.' Jacqueline Hughes plays Elphaba and Carly Anderson plays Glinda in the international cast of 'Wicked.' Photos courtesy of Concertus Manila and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

Mengenal kembali kekayaan dan keragaman budaya Nusantara di pertunjukan 'Devdan Show'

Dec 22, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Karena Bali tak hanya memiliki pantai dan kuliner tapi juga pertunjukan teater yang memesona

Pertunjukan 'Devdan Show' dibuka oleh penampilan kebudayaan Bali, salah satunya dengan Tari Kecak. Foto oleh Bali Nusa Dua Theatre.

Catch 'Hi-5 Fairytale Live' at Resorts World Manila this month

Dec 11, 2016 - 7:00 AM

The theatrical presentation of the Australian children s program will come to life at the Newport Performing Arts Theater from December 16 to 18

End of era in Cuba as revolutionary Fidel Castro dies

Nov 26, 2016 - 1:36 PM

4th UPDATE Castro s ashes will be buried in the southeastern city of Santiago on December 4 after a four day procession through the country

REVOLUTIONARY. (FILE PHOTO) This file handout picture released by Cuban Agency ACN taken on April 19, 2016 shows Cuban Former President Fidel Castro applauding during the closing ceremony of VII Congress of Cuban Communist Party (PCC) at Convention Palace in Havana. Fidel Castro died on November 26, 2016 according to a statement from the President of Cuba, Raul Castro. AFP/Omara Garcia Mederos

WATCH: The important lesson that smaller roles taught Tom Hanks

Oct 15, 2016 - 11:52 AM

You are part of a whole that is greater than just yourself says Tom Hanks on his experiences working on smaller roles

'SMALL ROLES.' 'Inferno' director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks share what they've learned from working in the limelight and behind-the-scenes. Rappler screengrab

Historic leader Fidel Castro turns 90 in new Cuba

Aug 14, 2016 - 9:35 AM

Castro makes a rare public appearance at a gala organized by a children s theater company

In this image grab from the Cubavision TV station, former Cuban President Fidel Castro (C), Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Cuban President Raul Castro (L) are seen attending the celebration of Fidel's 90th birthday at the Karl Marx theatre in Havana on August 13, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Cubavision / HO / XGTY/ RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE-MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/CUBAVISION" NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS-DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-GETTY OUT

From a ‘Hard Knock Life’ to a brighter tomorrow

Jul 04, 2016 - 7:16 PM

The young cast of Resorts World Manila’s production of ‘Annie’ shares their dreams for the future

Secrets of early Shakespeare theater dug up in London

May 20, 2016 - 12:15 PM

The Curtain Theatre staged plays from 1577 to 1625 but has since been lost over time

BIRD CALL. The remains of a theatrical 'Bird Call' is seen on the site of the Curtain Theatre in east London, on 19 May, 2016. Playwright William Shakespeare is believed to have performed at the theater as an actor and may even have staged the first performances of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Henry V' at the site. The dig is now being carefully excavated and will become the centrepiece of a new development in the Shoreditch area of London. Photo by Leon Neal/AFP Photo

China, Russia rap US missile defense plan in S. Korea

Apr 29, 2016 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED Beijing fears that the presence of more US hardware on its doorstep will further tip the balance of power in the Pacific towards Washington

US MISSILE DEFENSE PLAN. South Korean defense ministry's Director General Major General Jang Kyung-soo shakes hands with US Forces Korea (USFK)'s Major General Robert Hedelund (L) during their working-level talk to discuss the potential deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense battery at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, March 4, 2016. File photo by Kim Hong-Ji/EPA

UN Security Council strongly condemns N. Korea missile test

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:25 AM

In a unanimous statement the council says it would closely monitor the situation and is ready to take further significant measures against the reclusive state

VIOLATION? A file photo dated October 2010 and made available by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows a 'Musudan' missile displayed during a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. According to media reports on April 14, 2016, North Korea has allegedly deployed one, or possibly two, intermediate range Musudan missiles on its east coast for possible launch on April 15 in commemoration of the birthday of the nation's founder Kim Il-sung, the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong-un. File photo by KCNA/EPA

'3 Stars and a Sun': Dystopian sci-fi told through Francis M songs

Mar 07, 2016 - 6:17 PM

A look at the Philippine Educational Theater Association s 3 Stars and a Sun a musicale set to music by the late rapper Francis Magalona

Paolo Valenciano as Chino, Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Grand Vidame Inky, and Giannina Ocampo as Dianne.

Japan actor Ken Watanabe returns to Broadway after cancer surgery

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:09 PM

The 56 year old Oscar and Tony nominated actor says he would resume his role in The King and I on March 17

'THE KING AND I'. Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe perform with the cast of the King and I onstage at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015 in New York City. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions/AFP

Watch ‘Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me:’ The musical

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Tabsing Kolektib presents the first musical adapation of Eros Atalia’s bestselling novel

SM to build community theaters in remote areas

Feb 11, 2016 - 7:54 PM

The community theater will be branded as Blink Cinema SM Lifestyle Entertainment says

EXPAND CINEMA BRAND. SM Lifestyle Entertainment says it could build 3 to 5 community theatres this year. Cinema image from Shutterstock

'Nilalang' producers to MMFF: Give us a level playing field

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:10 AM

That we have been given only one day by the movie theater owners to let the viewing public see Nilalang is truly deplorable the producers commented

MARIA OZAWA. The Japanese actress stars in 'Nilalang.' The film's producers appeal to the Metro Manila Film Festival organizers to give them a level playing field against bigger productions, after the movie is pulled out of several theaters after opening day. Screengrab from YouTube/My Movie World

Restoring the MET, reviving culture

Dec 13, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Buildings are not just structures They anchor our collective memory and are documents of our national identity says the head architect of the MET project

CLEAN-UP. Architecture students who volunteered for the MET cleanup sweep the front yard of the theater to help NCCA restore MET to its former glory. All photos by Pat Nabong/Rappler  Photo by Pat Nabong / Rappler

3 Venezuelans wounded in Paris attacks

Nov 16, 2015 - 10:37 AM

The Bataclan theater is the scene of the worst carnage in the series of attacks that shook the French capital: 89 of the 129 victims are killed there

PARIS AFTERMATH. A sign reads 'Not even afraid', draped on the statue on Place de la Republique in Paris, France, 15 November 2015. Ian Langsdon/EPA

TEATRO Lasalliana stages Elektra

Oct 04, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Press release: Elektra ni Euripedes runs from Ocotber 5 9 2015 with three shows each day for five consecutive days at the Severino de las Alas Alumni Auditorium Building

Pinoy-dominated ‘Saturday Night Fever’ revives '70s in Kuala Lumpur

Sep 19, 2015 - 8:00 PM

After successful runs in Manila and Kuala Lumpur the show is set to make its way to Singapore On September 25 the cast will bring 70s disco to the Marina Bay Sands

P9.48-M released to restore Manila Metropolitan Theater

Aug 23, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The NCCA envisions the Manila Metropolitan Theater commonly called the Met as a mini Cultural Center of the Philippines

Rappler Talk: Lea Salonga on art, technology, and leadership

Aug 10, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Salonga talks about the wealth of world class talent in the Philippines taking a stand for what she believes is right and her thoughts on the leader this country should have

Plenty to groove to in 'Saturday Night Fever'

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:19 AM

The show continues in Singapore and Malaysia in September

The Saturday Night Fever cast. Photo courtesy of ATEG and Ten Bridges Media Corp

PETA to showcase social enterprise's feat in Manila show

Jul 29, 2015 - 2:06 PM

Press release: Renowned theater group PETA partners with Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc to showcase the organization s social enterprise work for the past two decades

Gunman opens fire in US movie theater killing two

Jul 24, 2015 - 10:27 AM

5th UPDATE The shooter opens fire randomly on fellow movie goers about 30 minutes into a showing of Trainwreck at the Grand 16 theater in Lafayette Louisiana

LOUISIANA SHOOTING. This still image obtained courtesy of KLFY News in Lafayette, Louisiana shows people gathering at a local hospital after a gunman opened fire at the Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana late July 23, 2015. Photo by KLFY NEWS/AFP

Becoming Mabini: Delphine Buencamino on theater and playing a hero

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Delphine Buencamino talks to Rappler about acting Philippine theater and what it’s like to play a male national hero

MABINING MANDIRIGMA. An original steampunk musical about the life of the Apolinario Mabini. Photo from the Tanghalang Pilipino Facebook page, by Jojit Lorenzo

Acclaimed theater actor Junix Inocian dies in London

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Junix Inocian known for playing the Engineer in the musical Miss Saigon passed away at the age of 64

Manila Metropolitan Theater sold to NCCA

Jun 10, 2015 - 5:32 PM

This as an agreement handing the Met back to its rightful owners the Filipino people says GSIS general manager Robert Vergara

SET FOR RESTORATION. The NCCA wants the decaying Manila Metropolitan Theater to see glorious days once more as a venue for artistic performances and exhibits. Photo by Corteco8 on Wikipedia

Join Manila’s collective curtain call

Jun 06, 2015 - 8:35 PM

PRESS RELEASE: This group wants you to be part of the growing theater community

Off to Juilliard: Filipina performer crowdfunds for education

May 29, 2015 - 5:14 PM

Regina de Vera ultimately hopes that her cause will heighten awareness in local theater and will elevate Filipino talent worldwide

NCCA gets approval to buy Manila Metropolitan Theater

May 23, 2015 - 7:45 AM

The agency is one step closer to winning a tug of war for the once elegant now decaying national cultural treasure

NEGLECTED GEM. Many await a glorious restoration of the neglected Manila Metropolitan Theater. Photo by Corteco8 on Wikipedia

Watch a Jakarta play, help transform children's lives

May 22, 2015 - 5:38 PM

The Jakarta Players is staging Circle Mirror Transformation to benefit the Taman Bacaan Pelangi foundation

Setting up a home theater system for small spaces

May 18, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Thinking of upgrading to a soundbar soon? Here’s a quick illustrated 101

HIGHLIGHTS: A picture of the world-class Filipina

Apr 21, 2015 - 2:19 PM

Every dream is laced with challenges but often the biggest challenge is overcoming the limits you set for yourself See how real Filipinas rise above to become world class women

MSAP 2015: A lesson on confluence

Apr 17, 2015 - 9:12 AM

What does the future of media look like for practitioners and consumers? Read on as we take you through the MSAP 2015 Media Congress

HIGHLIGHTS: Confluence: MSAP 2015 media congress

Apr 13, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Follow our live blog of day two of Confluence: MSAP 2015 media congress

Q and A with actor Jose Llana on Fil-Ams in musical theater

Mar 21, 2015 - 8:25 PM

Singing has always been in the Filipino blood and theater is a natural extension of that