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Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies

Phyllis Frelich

Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of “Children of a Lesser God,” has died. She was 70. Frelich died Thursday at their home in Temple City, California, her husband, Robert Steinberg, said. She suffered from a rare degenerative neurological disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP, for which [...]

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James Franco not nervous about Broadway debut

James Franco. AP

James Franco insists he’s not been nervous at all about making his Broadway debut, not even before his first night in front of more than a thousand people.

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Blurred lines

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lea salonga

It’s strange, this job. A performer gets up on stage and basically commits emotional seppuku in front of a lot of people. There’s the emotional roller coaster within the context of playing a role and, in the process, taking an audience for the ride.

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Those Flying Eigenmanns

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MARK Gil (left), Cherie Gil and Michael de Mesa with the clan’s newest member, Ruis Cael, Ryan’s son Facebook photo

Filmmaker Peque Gallaga fondly calls actor-siblings Michael de Mesa and Mark and Cherie Gil, The Flying Eigenmanns. “Like the high-wire trapeze artist-family The Flying Wallendas, the Eigenmanns perform death-defying acrobatics in acting,” Gallaga told the Inquirer. “They are fearless.”

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Rachelle Ann’s ‘Send-Off’ airs Sunday night

RACHELLE Ann Go

Rachelle Ann Go marks her 10th year in the music industry by giving fans a glimpse of her new career as a West End theater actress before her temporary hiatus from local entertainment. Sunday Night Box Office features “Miss Rachelle: The Send-Off Concert,” at 10 tonight on GMA 7.

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‘Wickedly’ exciting treats from Idina Menzel

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Idina

Have you been “Travoltified” yet, just as Idina Menzel (aka Adele Dazeem) was at last week’s Oscars? Slate magazine has declared that “you’re no one until you’ve had your name mangled by John Travolta”—so, it created a widget to “Travoltify” people’s names—and mine is…Rocco Andrenson!

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SF’s Bindlestiff Studio showcases six short plays on love

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Dating Bebop: Joe Cascasan (Spike) is on a cyber mission, along with his cousin and her girlfriend, to find his dream girl Aura San Miquel (Jet). CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS/BINDLESTIFF

Bindlestiff Studio’s “The Love Edition: Love Bytes,” recently completed its three-week run of six mini-shows filled with romance, heartache and everything else that comes with the territory of falling in love.

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Now, for the really tough part

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AICELLE SANTOS IN “RAK OF AEGIS.” Great ensemble performances helped make up for storytelling lapses.

A couple of seasons ago, we cited the makers of the Apo movie musical, “I Do Bidoo Bidoo,” for their big, bright brainstorm of coming up with a fun storyline that stitched together some of the popular singing group’s iconic songs.

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Prize created to honor late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

HOFFMAN in “Capote,” for which he won an Oscar in 2006

An annual prize will award $45,000 to a playwright in honor of Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died this February from a suspected heroin overdose.

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‘Wicked’ star used to date a Filipino

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EDWARD Grey (Boq) would like to see the famous Philippine beaches. PHOTO BY JEFF BUSBY

Australian actress Emily Cascarino, who is in town as part of the Australasian production of the Broadway hit “Wicked,” said she came determined to sample as many local dishes as she could.

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Not just another ‘Wicked’ actress

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MAGGIE Kirkpatrick says her costumes and wigs are “extraordinary and heavy.”
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Australian actress Maggie Kirkpatrick, who travels the world on account of her work in theater, sadly admits she doesn’t get to appreciate the places she visits as much as she’d like to.

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Lots and lots of singing

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NICOLE onstage. photo: MAILA AGER/INQUIRER.net

Allow me first and foremost to say a huge “thank you” to everyone who came to “Playlist: The Repeat”  last Saturday. Once again, everyone on stage had a wonderful time, and we hope you did, too. Last December’s two-nighter didn’t feel quite enough, so we felt we needed to do this show just one more [...]

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