Why Ely Buendia hates ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’

"I hate it. It made me cry," quipped Eraserheads' Ely Buendia after attending the gala performance of Ang Huling El Bimbo, Resorts World Manila's latest musical through its production outfit Full House Theater Company.

Why Ely Buendia hates  ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’
Ely Buendia, former frontman of Eraserheads, the iconic band that produced songs from which the musical was entirely based.
“I was on the edge of my seat,” added Buendia. “Not just story-wise but also pa’no gagamitin ang song na ito. It was a very fun experience.”

Such a glowing review from no less than the frontman of the most iconic ‘90s Filipino rock band served as the ultimate testament to the creativity, energy, and nostalgia showcased on the stage of RWM’s Newport Performing Arts Theater for almost three glorious hours.

During curtain call, Buendia surprised everyone by joining the cast on stage to congratulate them, before leaping off to rejoin the audience and applaud the performance with an extended standing ovation.

With iconic songs penned by Ely Buendia, Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adorno, Ang Huling El Bimbo tells the story of three friends who have drifted apart in adulthood until fate reunites them to confront their hunted past.

Headlining the cast are Gian Magdangal, Jon Santos, OJ Mariano, Reb Atadero, Topper Fabregas, Boo Gabunada, Sheila Francisco and Tanya Manalang.

Audiences can reminisce to a number of0 ‘90s hits from the Pinoy Fab Four including “Ligaya,” “Pare Ko,” “Magasin,” “Alapaap,” “Overdrive,” and the title track “Ang Huling El Bimbo” which have been integrated as vital parts of the modern Filipino musical.

Tickets to Ang Huling El Bimbo are available at RWM Mobile App for more updates.   

Topics: Eraserheads , Ely Buendia , Ang Huling El Bimbo , Gian Magdangal , Jon Santos , OJ Mariano , Tanya Manalang
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