With an initial streaming schedule that was set to begin last September 15, Ang Huling El Bimbo will now be streaming through TFC Online starting on October 23. It will be available to audiences oversees for one month.
The stream will unfortunately be unavailable in the Philippines, but audiences in the US, Canada, the UK, Middle East, Australia, Japan, and Taiwan will have a chance to watch it through pay-per-view for US$7.99 The production can be seen within 48 hours upon rental.
Two sets of casts, which fans fondly distinguish as the Red cast and the Blue cast, will be available for viewing. The Red cast features Tanya Manalang as Young Joy, Reb Atadero as Young Hector, Vic Robinson as Young Emman, Lance Reblando as Young Anthony, David Ezra as Hector, Myke Salomon as Emman, Rafa Siguion-Reyna as Anthony, Carla Guevara Laforteza as Joy, Elisha Campos as Ligaya, and Paolo O’Hara as Banlao.
The Blue cast, which features the performers from the streaming production last May, include Gab Pangilinan as Young Joy, Bibo Reyes as Young Hector, Boo Gabunada as Young Emman, Phi Palmos as Young Anthony, Gian Magdangal as Hector, OJ Mariano as Emman, Jon Santos as Anthony, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Joy, Salcedo as Ligaya, and Jamie Wilson as Banlao.
Both sets were filmed from their respective closing shows.
Set to the music of 90’s band The Eraserheads, Ang Huling El Bimbo is written by Dingdong Novenario, with musical direction by Myke Salomon, dramaturgy by Floy Quintos, set design by Gino Gonzales, lighting design by Monino Duque, projection design by GA Fallarme, sound design by Rards Corpus, costume design by Marlon Rivera, and direction and choreography by Dexter M. Santos.
The 48-hour streaming event last May was able to garner more than 7 million viewers in a span of 48 hours and was able to raise more than 12 million in donations for the benefit of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Pantawid ng Pag-ibig. The production first opened in July 2018 and has had three runs since, with the most recent run closing in August 2019.