— An original musical about a Filipino folk hero and a re-staging of a tearjerking story of a girl with cancer lead the nominations for the country’s most prestigious theater awards. 

As announced this Tuesday, The Sandbox Collective’s “Dani Girl” and Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Lam-Ang” received 12 and 11 nominations, respectively, for the 12th Gawad Buhay Awards, often considered the local version of Broadway’s Tony Awards, to be presented on October 8 at 8 p.m. via streaming on Philstage’s Facebook page…

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