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Broadway Asia’s Damon G. Brooks on Philippine theater

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Monica Cuenca of RWM's Bituin Walang Ningning

Premier lifestyle and tourism destination Resorts World Manila (RWM) has always been a strong believer in the world-class standards of Filipino theater, so much so that one of its main advocacies has been to champion that raw talent for the rest of the world to appreciate as well.

Just recently, Broadway Asia International Licensing and Touring manager Damon G. Brooks had only kind words for the Philippines’ thriving theater industry when he posted a glowing review of RWM’s 2012 rendition of 'The King and I' on his social media account and encouraged his followers to come visit the Philippines and see for themselves.

“When I first saw ‘The King and I’ performed in Manila a couple of years ago, I fell in love with a musical,” wrote Brooks on his Facebook page. “If you love theater and want to be blown away by a theatrical community that completely immerses itself into each and every production, travel to Manila and see some shows. You will not be sorry," concluded Brooks.

Brooks also had nothing but rave reviews for RWM’s production of ‘The Sound of Music’ in 2011 when he declared “it was a joy to the eyes and ears”.

To date, RWM has staged five major theater productions starting with ‘KAOS’ in 2010, ‘The Sound of Music’ in 2011, ‘The King & I’ in 2012, ‘Cinderella’ in 2013, and ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ in 2014. This year, it brings to its award-winning Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) ‘Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical’—a story originally told over a serialized comic strip by fictionist Nerissa Cabral and later made into a blockbuster movie and was then re-made into a hit television series back in 2006.

Catch ‘Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical’ when it premieres this June. For more information on Resorts World Manila, visit www.rwmanila.com or call the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (632) 908-8833.

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RWM is the first one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination in the Philippines that features recreational thrills, world-class performances, unique events, and exciting lifestyle options. Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality.

This integrated lifestyle hub is home to three international lodging brands: the all-luxury suite MAXIMS Hotel; the five-star brand MARRIOTT Hotel Manila; and REMINGTON Hotel which offers cozy and superb accommodations for great value. Two more hotels—SHERATON Hotel Manila and HILTON Hotel Manila—are currently being constructed which will effectively make RWM a five-hotel integrated resort.

Also home to RWM is The NEWPORT Mall which features international luxury brands. Experience a unique viewing experience at The Newport Cinemas with stadium seating and state-of-the-art cinema technology. Watch grand-scale performances at the 1,500-seater, ultra-modern Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), which boasts state-of-the-art lights and sounds innovations, and the largest LED wall in all of Southeast Asia, or relax in the cozy surroundings and enjoy 24/7 entertainment provided at Bar 360.

Dine in one of almost 50 restaurant outlets offering a diverse selection of local and world cuisine, paired with a wide selection of the finest wines and popular liquors. Savor the culinary offerings of Filipino and foreign chefs who have mastered their craft through extensive experience in top establishments of major cities all around the world.

Spend a whole family day affair with the many attractions offered by GameZoo amusement center, including exclusive multi-dimensional virtual rides, exclusive arcade games, and more fantastic activities for kids of all ages.

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