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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

  • Earn $350/Day Shooting L.A. Student Film + More Paid Acting Gigs

    Earn $350/Day Shooting L.A. Student Film + More Paid Acting Gigs

    This week’s casting roundup has something for everybody: student films, independent projects, and a nonunion theater gig—plus every casting notice is paid! Check ‘em all out below.  “I’M DEATH”“I’m Death,” a student film for the N…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 4:30pm -
  • 7 Modeling Agencies in L.A. You Should Have On Your Radar

    7 Modeling Agencies in L.A. You Should Have On Your Radar

    In the shadow of its appeal to actors, many often overlook Los Angeles’ as-bountiful modeling opportunities. But make no mistake, this city is home to several of the top modeling agencies in the country, as well as many intended to nurture newer or…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Jessica Chastain Is the Infamous Poker Princess in ‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer

    Jessica Chastain Is the Infamous Poker Princess in ‘Molly’s Game’ Trailer

    In the first arresting trailer for “Molly’s Game,” the feature marking the directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin, Jessica Chastain portrays the real-life Molly Bloom, an Olympic skier-turned-poker ring operator.READ: Jessica Chastain Works Harder…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 3:30pm -
  • Now Casting: Fox’s ‘Gotham’ Needs Punks + 3 More Gigs

    Now Casting: Fox’s ‘Gotham’ Needs Punks + 3 More Gigs

    Gotham may be in need of a hero, but today, it’s seeking a few less-than-heroic types. Fox’s “Gotham” is currently casting actors to play “punk, low-life…and biker types” in the upcoming season. If you’re looking for a new direction,…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 2:30pm -
  • Live Action ‘The Jetsons’ in the Works at ABC + More New Projects

    Live Action ‘The Jetsons’ in the Works at ABC + More New Projects

    With dozens of castings announced and new projects coming down the pipeline each week across television, film, and theater, it can be near-impossible to keep up. Luckily, Backstage is here to help. Every Friday, we’re rounding up the week's industr…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • #ICastIt Producer Andrea Massaro on Staying Sane

    #ICastIt Producer Andrea Massaro on Staying Sane

    As a second-year MFA student in the UCLA Producers Program, Andrea Massaro has cast many projects, “ranging from sections of features to shorts to music videos––which have all ended up on Backstage in some way or another.” For her part of the…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 1:56pm -
  • U.K. Now Casting: Supporting Roles in Upcoming Felipe Torres Urso Teen Comedy + More

    U.K. Now Casting: Supporting Roles in Upcoming Felipe Torres Urso Teen Comedy + More

    When in Rome, you join a teen comedy, apparently! In today’s roundup, there are multiple supporting roles available in an upcoming Felipe Torres Urso film that will shoot in Italy and the U.K. There are also several background opportunities availab…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 1:30pm -
  • Broadway Casting Directors to March on Producers’ Office and Demand Union

    Broadway Casting Directors to March on Producers’ Office and Demand Union

    The dispute between Broadway’s casting directors and the Broadway League continues.Amidst ongoing efforts by Broadway’s roughly 40 casting directors to unionize, a rally will be held in the heart of New York City’s Theater District on Aug. 21.…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 1:12pm -
  • ‘In the Envelope’ Podcast Episode 12: Judith Light & Kathryn Hahn

    ‘In the Envelope’ Podcast Episode 12: Judith Light & Kathryn Hahn

    “In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! Brought to you by HBO.In this extra-spe…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 12:30pm -
  • 8 Famous Actors Who Learned New Skills for Films

    8 Famous Actors Who Learned New Skills for Films

    Every once in a while, a role comes around that demands just a little bit more from you. Of course you need to learn your lines, get to know your character fully, and get to the emotional truth in each scene, but sometimes you’re ask to perform a s…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 12:00pm -

Broadway.com: Latest Buzz

Financial Times: Theater & Dance

Hollywood Reporter: Theater Reviews

  • 'The Terms of My Surrender': Theater Review

    'The Terms of My Surrender': Theater Review

    Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore makes his Broadway debut with his one-man show 'The Terms of My Surrender,' mixing politics and autobiography. read more
    - 10 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
  • 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time': Theater Review

    'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time': Theater Review

    Winner of five Tony Awards, this innovative adaptation of the best-selling novel 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,' staged by 'War Horse' director Marianne Elliott, doesn't disappoint in its touring production.read more
    - 16 days ago, 5 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • 'Apologia': Theater Review

    'Apologia': Theater Review

    Stockard Channing stars as a tough-minded radical intellectual in Alexi Kaye Campbell's drama 'Apologia,' directed by Jamie Lloyd. read more
    - 16 days ago, 5 Aug 17, 7:44am -
  • 'A Parallelogram': Theater Review

    'A Parallelogram': Theater Review

    A woman discovers she has the ability to change time in 'A Paraellologram,' the new dark comedy by Bruce Norris, the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning author of 'Clybourne Park.'read more
    - 18 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 9:00pm -
  • 'Shout Sister Shout!': Theater Review

    'Shout Sister Shout!': Theater Review

    Gospel and rock 'n' roll pioneer Rosetta Tharpe gets her due in 'Shout Sister Shout!,' a lively new musical from the creator of 'A Night With Janis Joplin.'read more
    - 20 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • 'A Midsummer Night's Dream': Theater Review

    'A Midsummer Night's Dream': Theater Review

    Annaleigh Ashford, Danny Burstein, Phylicia Rashad and Kristine Nielsen appear in this Shakespeare in the Park production of the classic comedy, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' read more
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 9:00pm -
  • 'Girl From the North Country': Theater Review

    'Girl From the North Country': Theater Review

    Bob Dylan’s songs provide the backdrop to 'Girl From the North Country,' a freewheeling Depression-era musical from 'The Weir' creator Conor McPherson.read more
    - 25 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 5:47am -
  • 'Mosquitoes': Theater Review

    'Mosquitoes': Theater Review

    Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams star in 'Chimerica' writer Lucy Kirkwood's tragicomic family drama about squabbling siblings and particle physics, 'Mosquitoes.'read more
    - 26 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:01am -
  • '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
    - 27 days 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
    - 32 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:01am -

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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