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For theaters, rise of streaming is a movie they've seen before

Nov 03, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Many in the theater industry don't see streaming as anymore of a game-changer than other home-based offerings were in their heyday

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 22, 2012 a worker swaps out the billboard marking the opening of "The Hunger Games" on March 22, 2012 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. - In the popular conscience, movie theaters are sometimes lumped in with department stores and newspapers as examples of traditional businesses that have struggled in the Internet era. But while many single-screen venues have shut down as multiplexes have been built, the numbers overall do not show a dying industry. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP)

Young PH dancers bag awards at HK ballet competition

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With so many talented youths competing together, the Philippine team is a force to be reckoned with

All-star cast gathers for a cause in Ryan Cayabyab tribute concert

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:15 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 'MaestroRy: A Tribute to Ryan Cayabyab' comes to the Theatre at Solaire on August 31

FULL LIST: Winners, Tony Awards 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'Hadestown' wins Best Musical, while 'The Ferryman' wins Best Play

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 09: The team from Hadestown, winner of the award for Best Musical for Hadestown, poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions/AFP

Art could help medical science save your life

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play a significant role in healing

Pinay playwright debuts in New York theater

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Written by Dorothea Gloria, ‘The Sun Tries Dating’ will open at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre on November 2

‘Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio:’ Don’t wear white

Sep 07, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Directed by Juan Ekis, the 50th anniversary staging of the play is a claustrophobia-inducing, ultra-violent look at systemic injustice

ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO. Paul Dumol's 1968 masterpiece is staged at The Ruins in Poblacion. Screenshot from

How theater acting gave me a sense of calm

Mar 31, 2018 - 10:41 PM

We all find inner peace in different places. In my case, I found the opportunity to cultivate inner peace and to renew the spiritual side of me in an acting workshop.

Last chance to see: The timeless and child-like feel 'The Sound of Music'

Oct 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

You only have until tomorrow to catch this iconic production!

Veteran actor Chinggoy Alonso dies

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:45 AM

The actor dies after battling colon cancer

Menikmati rasa baru “Setjangkir Kopi dari Plaja”

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:21 PM

Dipentaskan pertama kali di tahun 2011 kini kisah cinta Pak Wi kembali menyapa penonton di Ibukota guna penggalangan dana Pesta Boneka 5

'Setjangkir Kopi dari Plaja' bercerita tentang kisah cinta Pak Wi dan kekasihnya yang terpisah jarak dan waktu. Foto oleh

‘Setjangkir Kopi dari Plaja’ kembali digelar untuk menggalang dana jelang 'Pesta Boneka 2016'

Oct 02, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Untuk kelima kalinya Pesta Boneka akan digelar di Yogyakarta pada 2 4 Desember mendatang

Pergelaran 'Setjangkir Kopi dari Plaja' bertujuan untuk menggalang dana jelang Pesta Boneka 2016. Foto dari akun facebook Papermoon Puppet Theatre.

Same-sex kiss cut from Singapore staging of 'Les Miserables'

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:49 PM

The producers remove the quick peck on the lips between an innkeeper and a guest during the song Beggars At The Feast

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

Blue Man Group is coming to Manila

Mar 08, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The bald and blue trio is coming to Manila in September

Rick Astley on singing with Roderick Paulate, his thoughts on the music industry

Nov 30, 2015 - 7:57 PM

The singer is in Manila for a concert at The Theatre at Solaire

The Necessary Theatre’s ‘The Normal Heart’: A call to action

Oct 26, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The HIV warzone of ‘80s New York is no different from the epidemic stricken Philippines today The Necessary Theatre’s intense October 2015 re run of Larry Kramer’s play ‘The Normal Heart ’ makes this case with fiery conviction

Two big stars to join Resorts World Manila’s Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:51 PM

Antoinette Taus and Epy Quizon will join the star studded musical on its October 8 restaging

Taylor Swift lets Aussie seniors 'shake it off'

Aug 05, 2015 - 11:10 PM

Taylor allows a Sydney theatre company to use her song Shake It Off for a production

Manila Improv Fest 2015 set on July 2-12

Jul 03, 2015 - 5:40 PM

Are you up for some SPIT Silly People’s Improv Theatre ?

Fil-Am ballerina Stella Abrera promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre

Jul 01, 2015 - 5:41 PM

I m overjoyed There s no other word for it Stella says

Pinoy boxer Lunas makes ring return in May

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:39 PM

Rolly Lunas will face undefeated Mexican American boxer Manuel Avila after a two year absence from the fighting sport

Boxer Rolly Lunas is ready to end his two-year hiatus from boxing. Photo from Lunas' Facebook page

#PugadBaboy: Tragic Film Industry

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:00 AM

A look inside the elegant new Theatre at Solaire

Nov 30, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Lea Salonga Martin Nievera Sam Concepcion and more wow the audience during the formal opening of the new theater

BROADWAY LEGEND. Lea Salonga sings songs from Broadway including 'Les Miserables' and 'Cats'

The theater of Nina Lee Aquino

Jul 23, 2014 - 9:46 AM

I think as artists part of the job is to be courageous in whatever way you choose to express yourself

'Grittier' Miss Saigon returns to London stage

May 25, 2014 - 7:57 PM

The wait fans and critics say was worth it

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Journey of a brown girl: Discovering my story

Apr 30, 2014 - 8:30 PM

it was an exploration of Filipina issues and experiences through various lenses

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

Fil-Am journalist beaten because he 'kicked' woman?

Feb 03, 2014 - 8:43 AM

A complaint filed against the Filipino American journalist Randy Gener who is confined in a New York hospital said he was beaten because he kicked the female companion of his assailant

Scores hurt in London theater collapse

Dec 20, 2013 - 7:07 AM

UPDATED The Apollo Theatre s ceiling collapsed during a show injuring scores of people

COLLAPSE. Emergency services personnel use a hydraulic lift to investigate the cause of a ceiling collapse at a theater in Central London. LEON NEAL/AFP PHOTO

American Music Awards 2013: the nominees

Nov 20, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Macklemore Ryan Lewis Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift lead the nominees for the 2013 American Music Awards

Ray Dolby, audio pioneer, 80

Sep 13, 2013 - 5:00 PM

The scientist who set the audio gold standard in music and film studios

INCEPTION. Dolby at work during the Seventies. Photo from Dolby Laboratories Facebook

The Weekly List: Events you don't want to miss (Aug 24-31)

Aug 24, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Looking for something to do this weekend and the coming week? Here s a list to help you plan ahead

'Red': Two directors and a play

Aug 13, 2013 - 8:59 PM

Red returns to Manila on August 23 and 24

RED IS FOR PASSION. Bart Guingona plays painter Mark Rothko while Joaquin Valdes plays his fictional apprentice. Photos courtesy of Ira Cruz

'The Maids': Haute entertainment

Aug 12, 2013 - 9:03 PM

The Mirror Studio Theatre presents lavish brooding production of Jean Genet classic

LUSH, EERIE DRAMA. The male leads, Dr. Juan and Fabregas, in their female roles as 'The Maids.' Photo courtesy of Frances Makil-Ignacio/MusicArtes

Long-lost Orson Welles film found in Italy

Aug 09, 2013 - 2:08 PM

Long lost silent film by one of cinema s great artists recovered and scheduled for screening

AUTEUR. 'Too Much Johnson' is a rare Welles silent. Image from the actor-director's Facebook page

Entertainment wRap: Jackson trial, recovered Strad

Aug 05, 2013 - 3:33 PM

Jackson case against AEG hard times for the Vienna Boys Choir and more

DETERIORATED. Sponsors shy away from Jackson's 'This Is It Tour'

How to perform a bamboo dance

Jul 31, 2013 - 3:23 PM

The singkil looks beautifully regal to any audience but it says nothing of the effort and stress that tax the performers

British actor Paul Bhattacharjee found dead

Jul 19, 2013 - 6:55 AM

Body of renowned performer who also appeared in the Bond film Casino Royale found a week after he was reported missing

ESTEEMED ACTOR. Bhattacharjee was said to be in good spirits when he was last seen. Screen grab from Royal Shakespeare Company YouTube

Violinist falls into orchestra pit, dies

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:54 PM

The Bolshoi caught in new tragedy with death of senior second violinist

NEW TRAGEDY. Sedov's death follows the acid attack on another Bolshoi member earlier this year

Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays' is back

Jul 09, 2013 - 1:39 PM

The actor s acclaimed one man show will be back on Broadway for the last time

BILLY'S BACK. The actor will bring his Tony Award-winning one-man show to Broadway in November

Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer

Jun 25, 2013 - 9:16 AM

The A listers joined Bruckheimer at a ceremony adding his name on the famous stretch of Hollywood Boulevard sidewalk

THE MAN BEHIND THE PIRATES. Jerry Bruckheimer at the premiere of 'Dark Shadows' in May 2012

Jackie Chan seals prints in Hollywood

Jun 07, 2013 - 6:25 AM

Twenty years ago I was on the side I had nothing to do I was standing there looking around to see the handprints

SECOND TIME AROUND. Jackie Chan smiles sweetly at the media as he stood on the cement that would seal his prints at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Screen grab from YouTube (TheWorldmonitortv)

The Beatles hit Broadway with 'Let It Be'

May 09, 2013 - 8:42 PM

The Beatles are remembered once more in Let It Be

BEATLES ON BROADWAY. 'Let It Be' hits the musical stage. Photo from The Beatles Facebook page

Angelo Paragoso: Pinoy cockroach in London

Apr 09, 2013 - 5:50 PM

He performs odd jobs and is able to represent his country in British theater

HE WILL SURVIVE. Angelo Paragoso will survive anything as long as he lives out his dream. Photo courtesy of Liezel Longboan

Bart Guingona stars in Rothko bio-drama

Feb 19, 2013 - 6:26 PM

A play about abstract painter Mark Rothko premieres in Asia on February 22 with actor Bart Guingona in the lead role

RED IS FOR PASSION. Bart Guingona plays painter Mark Rothko while Joaquin Valdes plays his fictional apprentice. Photos courtesy of Ira Cruz

'Pieta': A play for the family

Feb 12, 2013 - 8:54 PM

This play strikes the chords of family values and faith

ACTS OF PENANCE? Rape, incest, torture, murder, genital mutilation, suicide, and infanticide are endured in silence in 'Pieta.' All photos by Rome Jorge

Noel Cabangon's journey continues this Christmas

Dec 07, 2012 - 6:42 PM

The singer songwriter pays his blessings forward with another benefit concert

REMEMBERING HIS ROOTS. Noel Cabangon reaches out to the industry where he started in 'Tuloy ang Byahe Ngayong Pasko.' Image from the Noel Cabangon Facebook page