Jerry Mitchell, acclaimed Broadway musical theatre director and choreographer, is no stranger to Australian audiences. His work has been Tony and Helpmann Award nominated (he’s won a few of each!), proving that he knows how to translate themes across continents, no matter the background of the viewer. In the following interview, Mitchell talks to us… Read more.
Earlier this week, a small group of entertainment journalists were invited to take part in a closed question and answer session with legendary composer Alan Menken. Held ahead of Aladdin’s Melbourne opening night, we took the opportunity to ask Menken questions about his various successful collaborations with Disney and the future of his work in… Read more.
In Big Fish, the musical adaptation of Tim Burton’s 2003 cult classic film, Edward Bloom blurs the lines between reality and magic to narrate the events of his life to his son. Playing the role of Edward in the upcoming Hayes Theatre production, Phillip Lowe is in a unique position to find the truth behind… Read more.
When Christina Bianco received acclaim among the theatre community for her Broadway impressions a few years ago, she never dreamed that touring the world with her talents would be possible. Armed with only YouTube analytics in the beginning to guide her toward an international audience, she has continued to grow in popularity and will soon… Read more.
Shortly after the forty-fifth anniversary of the release of Carole King’s chart topping and best-selling album, Tapestry, Debra Byrne and Vika Bull performed three sold out shows at the Melbourne Arts Centre to celebrate the music of the prolific artist. Six months later, the pair have enlisted the talents of the Brill Band once more… Read more.
Here’s some news that might make you want to dance with somebody: we finally have the ensemble and featured cast announcement for the hotly anticipated Australian production of The Bodyguard! Joining the previously announced principal cast of Paulini as Rachel Marron, Kip Gamblin as bodyguard Frank Farmer and Prinnie Stevens as Nicki Marron will… Read more.
On February 19, the live filming of Broadway hit Newsies hits Australian cinemas, finally giving Australian audiences the chance to see the beloved show. Winning the Tony Award for best choreography for his work on Newsies in 2012, Christopher Gattelli flew straight from his engagement with Australia’s My Fair Lady to be at the live taping… Read more.
I first fell in love with Carole King’s music as a young girl, in the phase of my life where the Dirty Dancing soundtrack turned my musical taste upside down. I started to seek out songs from different artists that reminded me of the music in the film, and before I knew it, I had… Read more.
If you’ve clicked your way onto this article, it’s pretty safe to assume that you already know the basic info on the history of The Book of Mormon. Winner of all the awards and sold to full capacity for years on both Broadway and the West End, the show has transcended the ranks of most… Read more.
When I was given the opportunity to speak to Lea Salonga about her upcoming concerts just days after the results of the American election were announced, I couldn’t help but link her wealth of roles to current political conversations. Below, Salonga discusses the parallels between the hate rhetoric that inspired the events of of the Japanese internment… Read more.