By Emmie G. Velarde
We shouldn’t be talking about him, he insists, “We should be celebrating this wonderful place!” British theater producer James Cundall is exclaiming about The Theatre in Solaire Resort and Casino, where the Manila season of the Broadway hit “Chicago” winds up tonight.
“Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen has had her calls returned by Broadway.
By Allan Policarpio
Theater folk can be quite a superstitious bunch. Some refrain from eating peanuts backstage; others believe that saying “good luck” instead of “break a leg” would actually lead to mishaps. Whistling on- or offstage is generally frowned upon, and mentioning the title of “that Scottish play”—or well, “MacBeth”—is likely to draw gasps of horror from the more dramatic actors.
Patrice Chereau, a celebrated and award-winning French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, has died, officials said Tuesday. He was 68.
By Rito P. Asilo
If “Wicked” examines the friendship shared by the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West before Elphaba’s fall from grace in the magical land of Oz, “Peter and the Starcatcher” recounts the story of an ordinary orphan, Boy (Jason Ralph), who is transformed into the mischievous “Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up”—and how his archenemy, Captain James Hook, developed his fear of blood after he loses his right hand!