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Broadway closed until at least January – trade group

Jun 30, 2020 - 12:39 AM

The Broadway League projects that performances could resume in early 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 12: People walk in by Hamilton in the theater district in Manhattan on March 12, 2020 in New York City. New York Citys Broadway theaters will need to close by 5 p.m. Thursday after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a ban on gatherings of 500 people or more amid the growing coronavirus outbreak. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Broadway's 'Frozen' is first musical to permanently close due to virus

May 15, 2020 - 5:34 PM

'Frozen the Musical,' which has been performed 851 times since May 2018, will no longer return to the Broadway stage even after theaters reopen

Broadway to stay closed until at least September 2020

May 13, 2020 - 1:49 PM

The Broadway League says there is no date scheduled yet for performances to resume, but refunds and ticket exchanges will be entertained for shows through September 6

Trumpets returns with a new take on 'Joseph the Dreamer'

Feb 18, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Sam Concepcion stars as Joseph in the show

International 'Matilda The Musical' takes Philippine stage in 2020

Nov 26, 2019 - 2:35 PM

The Royal Shakespeare Company production will begin its theatrical run on March 5, 2020, at The Theatre at Solaire

'Dekada '70' returns to stage in February 2020

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Pat Valera's musical adaptation of Lualhati Bautista’s 1983 novel 'Dekada ’70' hits the theater stage again for a limited 3-weekend run

Rachelle Ann Go is returning as Fantine in 'Les Miserables' West End run

Sep 16, 2019 - 5:34 PM

'Les Miserables' is scheduled to open on December 18 at the Sondheim Theatre

‘Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief’ heads to Broadway

Aug 13, 2019 - 5:22 PM

The musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's best-selling novel is set for Broadway in September

Lea Salonga is part of children's book about Broadway stars

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Lea is among the Broadway stars included in the book 'A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z'

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Christine Allado cast as Tzipporah in 'The Prince of Egypt' West End

Jul 18, 2019 - 8:54 PM

'The Prince of Egypt' is scheduled to open in February 2020 at the Dominion Theatre in London

It's confirmed! Joanna Ampil to play Grizabella in the upcoming Manila run of 'Cats'

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:19 PM

'Cats' runs in Manila starting November 6

JOANNA AMPIL. The veteran actress reprises her role as Grizabella in 'Cats.' Photo from

INFOGRAPHIC: Take the whole family on an unforgettable trip to Singapore

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Are you into sports, food, or the arts? You’ll surely make memories you’ll never forget!

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

'Cats' to open in Manila in November

Apr 10, 2019 - 4:55 PM

Tickets for the musical are now on sale

CATS. The beloved Broadway musical is set to open in Manila. Photo courtesy of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

'The Devil Wears Prada' musical eyes Broadway

Mar 16, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Miranda Priestly and Andy Sachs are set to hit the musical theater, complete with a soundtrack by Sir Elton John

She's so lucky! Britney Spears musical heads to Broadway

Mar 13, 2019 - 10:14 AM

Gimme more of Britney, please!

'Ang Huling El Bimbo' review: Beyond nostalgia

Mar 09, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The returning musical is still a potent examination of friendships and regret

A smaller stage and just as much spectacle in ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The show’s 2019 Manila run kicked off with a gala night on February 28

CURTAIN CALL. The cast of 'The Phantom of the Opera' takes a bow at their gala night. Photo from

'Cats' may be coming to Manila in 2019

Feb 26, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Posters for the the musical are seen at The Theater at Solaire

JELLICLE CATS. Andrew Lloyd Weber's beloved musical 'Cats' may be coming to Manila soon. Photo from

You oughta know: Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical hits Broadway

Jan 30, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The 1995 debut album of the 90's singer-songwriter is now a musical of the same name and is heading to Broadway late 2019

'The Notebook' is coming to Broadway

Jan 04, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Noah and Allie's love story is being adapted for the Broadway stage as a musical

'To Kill a Mockingbird' hits Broadway stage, adapted for Trump era

Dec 18, 2018 - 3:42 PM

The play, based from Harper Lee's seminal novel gets a modern facelift from playwright Aaron Sorkin

BROADWAY. Jeff Daniels takes a bow during curtain call after the opening night performance of 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' at the Shubert Theatre on December 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for 'To Kill A Mockingbird'/AFP

Rachelle Ann Go wins Best Actress in 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The musical also took home the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards

'The Phantom of the Opera' returns to Manila in 2019

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Get your senses (and wallets) ready!

Duterte on gun ban, Ompong, Barangay to Broadway | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 PM

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Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'

Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:24 PM

The musical will be written by Lynn Nottage, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and co-produced by the late singer's estate

6 things to know about ‘Once on This Island,' the Broadway musical

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:34 AM

A musical where Lea Salonga is one of the stars wins Best Revival of a Musical at the Tony Awards 2018

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, February 26 - March 4, 2017

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:49 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

WATCH: Lea Salonga talks about playing the goddess of love at 47

Mar 01, 2018 - 9:35 PM

Rappler sits down with Lea Salonga in NYC, where she's starring as Erzulie in 'Once on This Island' on Broadway

LEA SALONGA. The Broadway star plays Erzulie in 'Once On This Island.' Rappler Screenshot

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go slays as Eliza Schuyler in 'Hamilton' clip

Dec 23, 2017 - 6:25 PM

She performs alongside Christine Allado and Rachel John, who play Peggy and Angelica Schuyler, respectively

THE SCHUYLER SISTERS. Rachelle Ann Go, Rachel John, and Christine Allado perform a number in the London West End production of 'Hamilton.' Screengrab from

WATCH: Elton John surprises guests at 'Lion King' anniversary celebration

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Elton John performs the iconic song 'Circle of Life' as fans celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Broadway play

Lea Salonga returns to Broadway with 'Once on This Island'

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Lea is set play Erzulie the goddess of love

Soul Food Supreme: 'Sister Act' is the funkiest musical at Solaire

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:42 PM

Get ready to laugh Get ready to get down and jive Sister Act promises to add some much needed color to the palette of local theater fans who adore the Great White Way

SHOWSTOPPER. Dené Hill plays Deloris Van Cartier, a powerhouse disco diva wannabe with a dream of Donna Summer-esque glory. Photo by Erickson Dela Cruz

FULL LIST: Winners, Tony Awards 2017

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:14 AM

Dear Evan Hansen is one of the big winners of the 2017 Tony Awards – here s a look at everyone who took home an award on the big night

FULL LIST: Nominees, Tony Awards 2017

May 03, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 receives the most nominations while Bette Milder is nominated for Best Actress 50 years after her Broadway debut

'HELLO, DOLLY!' A revival of the play receives 10 nominations at the 2017 Tony Awards, including a Best Actress nomination for Bette Midler, photographed above. Photo by  Julieta Cervantes via screengrab from Facebook/HelloDollyBroadway

Michael Moore to make Broadway debut with Trump show

May 02, 2017 - 12:05 PM

The Fahrenheit 9 11 director is set to debut The Terms of My Surrender at the Belasco Theatre

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Filmmaker Michael Moore makes an announcement about his debut on Broadway at Sardi's on May 1, 2017 in New York City. Rob Kim/Getty Images for DKC/O&M/AFP

Pence dicemooh saat menonton 'Hamilton', Trump tuntut permintaan maaf

Nov 20, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Dengan ini penampilan musikal tentang Revolusi Amerika Serikat saat bangsa tersebut masih seumur jagung menjadi semakin politis

BERAGAM PEMERAN. Aktor 'Hamilton' Brandon Dixon membacakan pesan untuk Mike Pence. Screengrab dari Facebook/Hamilton:An American Musical

Rachelle Ann Go headed to Broadway for 'Miss Saigon'

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:30 AM

Rachelle is set to play Gigi on Broadway starting March 2017

Fil-Am actress Ali Ewoldt is first Asian-American Christine in Broadway's 'Phantom of the Opera'

May 27, 2016 - 10:20 AM

UPDATED Ali Ewoldt is set to play the lead character Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera in June

ALI EWOLDT. Ali, who is half Filipino, is the first Asian-American actress to play Christine on Broadway's 'The Phantom of the Opera.' Photo from Simpkins

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

'Frozen' set for Broadway in 2018

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:30 PM

The upcoming Frozen musical will feature the same writers as the film – music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez

'FROZEN.' The hit Disney movie is set to become a Broadway play in 2018. Screengrab from Facebook/DisneyFrozen

Pia Wurtzbach meets Lea Salonga in New York

Jan 11, 2016 - 8:07 AM

Pia watches the musical Allegiance the Broadway play in which Lea stars

WATCH: Ariana Grande sings Broadway tunes at surprise performance

Jan 06, 2016 - 1:53 PM

Ariana sings songs from 13 the Broadway musical she was a part of in 2008

ARIANA GRANDE. The pop star sings songs from the Broadway musical '13' at a surprise appearance at composer Jason Robert Brown's concert. Screengrab from YouTube/FrankieJGrande

Andrew Tan's group earmarks P65B for entertainment, leisure township

Nov 02, 2015 - 2:50 PM

To be located near Manila Bay in Entertainment City Parañaque the township will house the second Resorts World in PH It is also eyed to become the Broadway of Asia

DEVELOPMENT. Megaworld and Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc. are allocating P65-billion ($1.39-billion) to develop Megaworld' 20th and second leisure and entertainment township, next to Newport City. Image from Resorts World Manila Facebook page

Young, groundbreaking 'Les Miserables' actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste dies

Aug 30, 2015 - 10:56 PM

Jean is the first black man to play Jean Valjean in Broadway s Les Miserables

Hugh Jackman brings Broadway to Australia

Aug 24, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Hugh brings Broadway to Oz starting November

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

Watch the cast of 'Lion King' and 'Aladdin' break into song at airport

Jun 05, 2015 - 10:05 AM

It starts with a truly spectacular Circle of Life Watch for more

WATCH: Lea Salonga performs Disney, Broadway hits in master class

Apr 07, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Watch Lea perform songs from ‘Les Miserables ’ ‘Aladdin ’ and ‘Mulan’