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A Life in the Theater

  • Leadership Excellence : Setting the Stage for Success

    Leadership Excellence : Setting the Stage for Success

    Remarks delivered on April 1, 2017 at the 1st ISEssions:The Gerry Roxas Leaders Forum, Balay Expo Centro, Araneta Center, Quezon City.FormerSecretary Dinky Soliman, Gerry Roxas Foundation Executive Director Monette Parado,Gerry Roxas Leadershi…
    - 9 Apr 17, 1:15pm -
  • Peta and Rep turn 50: Why it’s also a golden moment for PH theater

    Peta and Rep turn 50: Why it’s also a golden moment for PH theater

    Representingthe two major streams of contemporary Filipino drama, they broke ground andchanged the scene for good—and for the better(Publishedin the Philippine Daily Inquirer, 1 April 2017. Also in http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/258785/peta-r…
    - 8 Apr 17, 11:29am -
  • ANTHONY HOPKINS' ADVICE TO YOUNG ACTORS: TRAIN IN THE THEATER
    From Sir Anthony Hopkins: "(Theater) gave me the sheer discipline and the foundation to learn text and the technique of speech, as well as to take on masses of literature: Chekhov, Ibsen, Shakespeare. And it’s stayed with me over these year…
    - 2 Jul 16, 10:53pm -
  • DULAANG U.P.: The First Forty Years

    DULAANG U.P.: The First Forty Years

    Note:DULAANG UNIBERSIDAD NG PILIPINAS (or Dulaang U.P.) is now presenting its 40thSeason.  Founding Artistic Director TonyMabesa, who directed its first play in 1976, is now directing King Lear/HaringLear, opening on Wednesday, 7 October 2015. …
    - 5 Oct 15, 9:39pm -
  • A POST ABOUT LEARNERS AND LEARNING IN THE 2015 SUMMER THEATER ADVENTURE
    "We were told that it showed that we were having fun. I was pretty darn glad to hear that. Some people couldn't believe we managed to pull off a full-length 3-act play. But we made it happen."While I have to confess I enjoyed reading the entire blo…
    - 5 May 15, 4:29pm -
  • VIRGIN LABFEST 10 DIRECTORS AND PERFORMERS

    VIRGIN LABFEST 10 DIRECTORS AND PERFORMERS

    Every year, the Virgin Labfest assembles an outstanding assortment of DIRECTORS and PERFORMERS, coming from various groups and persuasion, brought together by a shared desire to do theater. I have always been awed by the suprises I find in the Labfes…
    - 3 Sep 14, 12:28am -
  • TWENTY-FIVE LANDMARK PLAYS OF PHILIPPINE THEATER
    “OROSMAN at Zafira,” the 2008 reimagined dance theater production directed by Dexter Santos for Dulaang UP, based on the original text by Francisco Baltazar. Deviating from the standard komedya where the conflict is between theMoros and the Crist…
    - 3 Sep 14, 12:25am -
  • BRAVO! BEST OF THEATER 2013: The resurrection of the original Filipino musical

    BRAVO! BEST OF THEATER 2013: The resurrection of the original Filipino musical

    This is the annual list of the best of Philippine Theater by Gibbs Cadiz of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, now on its ninth year.  I am proud to be included once again in the list of best featured performances by actors in a play. Here is the full…
    - 19 Aug 14, 7:34pm -
  • FLASHBACK: KUNG AKO'Y IIWAN MO, film by Laurice Guillen

    FLASHBACK: KUNG AKO'Y IIWAN MO, film by Laurice Guillen

    The Internet can sometimes unlock treasures of memories. I was browsing for copies of films I did in my early years and found several of them uploaded to Youtube.Among them are Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo, directed by Laurice Guillen from a script by N…
    - 11 Jan 14, 11:56am -
  • ONE LAST LOOK AT 2013

    ONE LAST LOOK AT 2013

    2013 began with a chance to direct for the 2nd Unit of GMA Network's television series INDIO and, looking back, I am thankful for all the opportunities to undertake creative work as varied as what I did in the year just past. My sincerest gratitude t…
    - 2 Jan 14, 10:03pm -

Backstage: News

  • newKids Now Casting: Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ + More

    Kids Now Casting: Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ + More

    Join the sequel to Marvel’s 2015’s blockbuster “Ant-Man” as a background actor this summer! “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, is currently casting young male and female actors aged 9–10 to portray school…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • Marvel is Casting in Atlanta for ‘Ant-Man 2’

    Marvel is Casting in Atlanta for ‘Ant-Man 2’

    Antennae up!Central Casting is currently on the hunt for a stand-in on Marvel’s forthcoming “Ant-Man” sequel, “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Shooting is underway in Atlanta, and the hired talent will be needed to start as soon as possible! Here,…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Now Casting: Background Musicians in ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ + 3 More Gigs

    Now Casting: Background Musicians in ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ + 3 More Gigs

    Join the upcoming feature film “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” starring Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson, this summer! The adventure story is currently seeking musicians to join the Aug. shoot in Georgia. There are also background roles available on t…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • L.A. Now Casting: Get Cast in Indie Film ‘Saul’s Melody’ + More

    L.A. Now Casting: Get Cast in Indie Film ‘Saul’s Melody’ + More

    Join an upcoming independent feature film about the hunt for a long lost love!“Saul’s Melody” follows the story of “a divorced father who attempts to find a long lost love when an old package finally arrives from the past.” The film is c…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • Welsh History Comes to the Stage + More London News 7/23/17

    Welsh History Comes to the Stage + More London News 7/23/17

    Hello and welcome back to our weekly roundup of what's going on across stage and screen, big and small.FILMFirst, there's an exciting initial trailer out for the Michael Fassbender-starring, “The Snowman,” a screen adaptation of novelist Jo Ne…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Now Casting: Swim in St. Lucia For a Game Show + More

    Now Casting: Swim in St. Lucia For a Game Show + More

    Come on down (to St. Lucia)! In today’s casting roundup, a new competition game show is looking for contestants to head to the Virgin Islands for an opportunity to win cash prizes. There are also background roles available for child actors in the u…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Atlanta Now Casting: Lead and Supporting Roles in ‘Full Count’ + More

    Atlanta Now Casting: Lead and Supporting Roles in ‘Full Count’ + More

    Casting is currently under way for “Full Count,” a feature film centered around an aspiring professional baseball player who must return home to the town he fought hard to escape after an unfortunate chain of events. A male actor ages 18–25 i…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • 6 Theatre Productions Looking for Actors Around the U.K. This Week

    6 Theatre Productions Looking for Actors Around the U.K. This Week

    Hello and welcome to our weekly roundup of what’s casting. This time around we have a long list of stage opportunities from around the U.K., and it seems like Christmas has come early. (Or perhaps there are just some very organised people casting w…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • Get Cast in a 1950s-set Amazon Series + 4 More Gigs

    Get Cast in a 1950s-set Amazon Series + 4 More Gigs

    Amazon is casting background actors for its 1950s-set series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” We also have four more on-camera gigs of all sorts you can’t miss in this week’s roundup!AMAZON’S “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL”Amazon’s upcoming…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • Now Casting: Background Roles on Amazon’s ‘Red Oaks’ + 2 More Gigs

    Now Casting: Background Roles on Amazon’s ‘Red Oaks’ + 2 More Gigs

    Cap off your week with a last-minute opportunity on Amazon’s “Red Oaks!” The coming-of-age comedy is seeking male actors for featured background roles for its upcoming season. There is also a role available on a comedy web series and NBC’s up…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:30pm -

Broadway.com: Latest Buzz

Financial Times: Theater & Dance

Hollywood Reporter: Theater Reviews

  • 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof': Theater Review

    'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof': Theater Review

    Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell star as the bitter husband and wife at the center of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic, 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.'read more
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 7:57am -
  • 'The Marriage of Kim K': Theater Review

    'The Marriage of Kim K': Theater Review

    Kim Kardashian’s love life gets operatic treatment in the new British stage musical 'The Marriage of Kim K,' which is heading for London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. read more
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:01am -
  • 'Hamlet': Theater Review

    'Hamlet': Theater Review

    Oscar Isaac returns to Shakespeare, starring as the anguished Danish prince in Sam Gold's radical 'Hamlet,' which also features Keegan-Michael Key.read more
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 9:00pm -
  • 'Assassins': Theater Review

    'Assassins': Theater Review

    A top-flight cast of Broadway talents including Steven Pasquale, Victoria Clark, Steven Boyer and Alex Brightman performs in this limited-run concert staging of Stephen Sondheim's modern classic, 'Assassins.' read more
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 1:58pm -
  • 'Pipeline': Theater Review

    'Pipeline': Theater Review

    A teacher at an inner-city school struggles with personal and professional problems in 'Pipeline,' a new drama by Dominique Morisseau, author of the acclaimed 'Skeleton Crew.' read more
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 9:00pm -
  • 'Hello, Dolly!': Theater Review

    'Hello, Dolly!': Theater Review

    In a savvy stroke of alternate casting, two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy breathes her own distinctive brand of joy and generosity into the blockbuster Broadway revival of 'Hello, Dolly!'read more
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 2:49pm -
  • 'Marvin's Room': Theater Review

    'Marvin's Room': Theater Review

    Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor play estranged sisters reunited by a medical emergency in the Broadway debut of Scott McPherson's 1990 seriocomedy 'Marvin's Room,' also starring Celia Weston. read more
    - 27 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 8:00pm -
  • 'Letters From a Nut': Theater Review

    'Letters From a Nut': Theater Review

    At the Geffen Playhouse, Jerry Seinfeld presents the comedy 'Letters From a Nut,' based on Ted L. Nancy's books about one customer's ludicrous requests. read more
    - 27 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 4:08pm -
  • 'Napoli, Brooklyn': Theater Review

    'Napoli, Brooklyn': Theater Review

    Meghan Kennedy's drama 'Napoli, Brooklyn' concerns the lives of an Italian family struggling to deal with their abusive patriarch, played by Michael Rispoli. read more
    - 29 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 9:00pm -
  • 'Ink': Theater Review

    'Ink': Theater Review

    With 'Ink,' playwright James Graham and director Rupert Goold revisit the wild early days of Rupert Murdoch's reign on Fleet Street, as he and The Sun editor Larry Lamb reshaped British tabloid journalism. read more
    - 29 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 6:30pm -

The Gaurdian: Theatre Blog

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Theatre Explorer

  • MY FIFTEEN FAVORITE ACTORS IN A PLAY 2015

    MY FIFTEEN FAVORITE ACTORS  IN A PLAY 2015

     In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my fifteen favorite actors in a play! As you can see it was impossible for me to select just ten performances ;-) It was a very good year!1. STEVEN BOYER in “Hand to God” (Bo…
    - 31 Dec 15, 4:20am -
  • MY TEN FAVORITE FEATURED ACTORS IN A PLAY 2015

    MY TEN FAVORITE FEATURED ACTORS  IN A PLAY 2015

    In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my ten favorite featured actors in a play! -->1. LEWIS REEVES in “My Night with Reg” (Donmar Warehouse, London).2. WILL AUSTIN in “Gods and Monsters” (Southwark Playhouse,…
    - 30 Dec 15, 1:14pm -
  • MY TEN FAVORITE ACTORS IN A MUSICAL 2015

    MY TEN FAVORITE ACTORS IN A MUSICAL 2015

     In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my ten favorite actors in a musical!1. MICHAEL CERVERIS in “Fun Home” (Public Theater, NY).2. ROBERT FAIRCHILD in “An American in Paris” (Palace, NY).3. MATT HENRY in “…
    - 30 Dec 15, 1:01pm -
  • MY TEN FAVORITE ACTRESSES IN A PLAY 2015

    MY TEN FAVORITE ACTRESSES IN A PLAY 2015

     In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my ten favorite actresses in a play!1. JANET MCTEER in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” (Donmar Warehouse, London).2. WENDY KWEH in “You For Me For You” (Royal Court, London).3…
    - 30 Dec 15, 12:14pm -
  • MY TEN FAVORITE FEATURED ACTORS IN A MUSICAL 2015

    MY TEN FAVORITE FEATURED ACTORS  IN A MUSICAL 2015

     In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my ten favorite featured actors in a musical!1. MITCH WOLTERINK in “Rent”.2. MICHAEL XAVIER in “Assassins”.3. JAMAL ANDREAS in “Bend It Like Beckham”.4. JASON DANIELE…
    - 30 Dec 15, 11:58am -
  • My Ten Favorite Featured Actresses in a Play 2015

    My Ten Favorite Featured Actresses in a Play 2015

     In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my ten favorite featured actresses in a play!1. MEERA SYAL in “Behind The Beautiful Forevers”.2. URMIE PLEIN in “Race”.3. SIAN BROOKE in "Hamlet". 4. DAISY HAGGARD in “…
    - 30 Dec 15, 9:46am -
  • MY TEN FAVORITE FEATURED ACTRESSES IN A MUSICAL 2015

    MY TEN FAVORITE FEATURED ACTRESSES  IN A MUSICAL 2015

     In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my ten favorite featured actresses in a musical!1. SYDNEY LUCAS in “Fun Home”.2. JUDY KUHN in “Fun Home”.3. LARA PULVER in “Gypsy”.4. EMILY SKEGGS in “Fun Home”.5…
    - 30 Dec 15, 9:08am -
  • MY TOP TEN ACTRESSES IN A MUSICAL 2015

    MY TOP TEN ACTRESSES IN A MUSICAL 2015

     In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my ten favorite actresses in a musical!1. IMELDA STAUNTON in “Gypsy”.2. CHITA RIVERA in “The Visit”.3. BETH MALONEin “Fun Home”.4. JENNA RUSSELL in “Songs for a New…
    - 30 Dec 15, 8:42am -
  • MY FAVORITE FIVE PLAY REVIVALS OF 2015

    MY FAVORITE FIVE PLAY REVIVALS OF 2015

     In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my five favorite play revivals of the year!1. “MY NIGHT WITH REG” by Kevin Elyot (Donmar Warehouse at the Apollo, London) 2. “LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES” by Christopher Ha…
    - 30 Dec 15, 8:24am -
  • MY FAVORITE NEW PLAYS OF 2015

    MY FAVORITE NEW PLAYS OF 2015

     In 2015 I’ve seen over 70 productions in three countries. These are my ten favorite new plays of the year!  1. “YOU FOR ME FOR YOU” by Mia Chung (Royal Court, London).2. “HANGMEN” by Martin McDonagh (Royal Court, London).3. “HAND TO GO…
    - 30 Dec 15, 8:06am -
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