“Ang Larawan” and the Journey from Stage to Screen

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“According to an Inquirer article written by Lea Salonga herself, she will be playing the role of Helen Bechdel in ATEG’s International Premiere of Fun Home.”

“Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. (TIHGI), owner and operator of Resorts World Manila, today announced the formation of Original Pilipino Performing Arts (OPPA) Foundation aimed to organize efforts in institutionalizing the advancement of Philippine performing arts. OPPA starts with an initial funding of up to P100 million.”

Pinocchio

“TFM sat down with the cast and artistic team of Ballet Manila’s upcoming show Pinocchio. Its original production was staged back in 2002, with seasoned dancer Alvin Santos playing the title character at the ripe age of 17. Thirteen years later, he reprises his role with musical theater actress Tippy Dos Santos playing the Pink Fairy. The Pink Fairy tells the story of Pinocchio in the eyes of her best friend — the Blue Fairy.”

Fatima Leana: “It was such an unexpected and amazing experience. Ms. Menchu truly inspired me beyond words.”

Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo

“During the first few minutes, we were all a bit tense because… who wouldn’t be? But she was the type of person who would make anyone feel instantly comfortable, with no ego, no air in sight.”

Les Miserables 30th Anniversary

What we would have given to be a part of that massive celebration! This YouTube video, posted by Clarissa Defensor, features Rachelle Ann Go (current Fantine) singing with Patti LuPone (the original Fantine), Frances Ruffelle (the original Eponine) and Carrie Fletcher (the current Eponine) during the musical’s 30th anniversary celebration in the West End. The quartet sang a …

Les Miserables

Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Hugh Jackman, and Eddie Redmayne are among the many cast members who have been included in this powerful, 30-year montage of Les Miserables’ One Day More. What a perfect way to celebrate the musical’s 30th anniversary. The production, with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, was first …

Aaron Tveit, who played Fiyero in Broadway back in 2008, and Rachel Tucker, who currently plays Elphaba, sing a mesmerizing duet of Wicked’s most show-stopping number, Defying Gravity. The two stars sing this as the first part of the Out of Oz series, where past and present members of the Broadway cast sing different songs …