(SPOT.ph) iWant is already a go-to streaming app for all-original Filipino movies and teleseryes, plus ABS-CBN shows you can no longer watch on air. Now, the platform is venturing into showcasing Filipino musicals and plays through a partnership with Tanghalang Pilipino—the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Lam-ang, Mabining Mandirigma, Coriolano, Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-Araw, Der Kaufmann, and Sandosenang Sapatos are streaming from June 12 to July 12 through iWant. The six theater productions were originally slated to start showing on May 30.
Lam-ang, which stars JC Santos, is a musical adaptation of the epic Biag ni Lam-ang. Mabining Mandirigma, which stars Monique Wilson as Apolinario Mabini, follows the heroism of the “sublime paralytic” through a steampunk musical. Sandosenang Sapatos, based on Dr. Luis Gatmaitan's children's book of the same title, follows a young girl who was born without legs but always dreamed about colorful shoes that can talk, ride rollerblades, and dance. Coriolano, Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-Araw, and Der Kaufmann are local translations and adaptations of William Shakespeare’s classic plays.
The plays are being made available on iWant as part of Pantawid ng Tanghalan, which aims to raise funds for Tanghalang Pilipino while the Cultural Center of the Philippines remains shuttered until the end of the year. While streaming is free, viewers are encouraged to donate through BPI (Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation Inc., 3131-0387-46), GCash (09154538933), or KTX.
Lam-ang, Mabining Mandirigma, Coriolano, Pangarap sa Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-Araw, Der Kaufmann, and Sandosenang Sapatos run from June 12 to July 12 on iWant.