17th annual Helpmann Award Nominations announced

Reg Livermore as Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Image by Lightbox Photography

Live Performance Australia tonight announced the nominees in 42 categories for the 17th annual Helpmann Awards at simultaneous events in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. In the Musical Theatre realm, My Fair Lady earned 9 nominations, while The Book of Mormon earned 8 and Aladdin and Kinky Boots each received 7 nominations in various categories, including Best Musical. The winners… Read more.

Marina Prior and Rodney Dobson join Dream Lover cast

Marina Prior and Rodney Dobson join Dream Lover cast

Producer John Frost today announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne’s summer musical Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 29th for a strictly limited season. Returning to the show for its debut Melbourne season will be David Campbell and Hannah Fredericksen in the roles… Read more.

Muriel’s Wedding cast announcement

Maggie McKenna will play Muriel | Photo James Green

Producers Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today released the first cast announcement for their upcoming stage adaption of the smash hit 90’s movie Muriel’s Wedding. Taking on the iconic role of Muriel Heslop will be 20 year old, Melbourne born, newcomer Maggie McKenna. McKenna will be making her professional stage debut after recently returning to Australia… Read more.

71st Annual Tony Awards Preview

Andy Karl and the cast of Groundhog Day

In the words of Irving Berlin, “There’s no Business like Show Business,” and during June of every year, those words could not be more accurate – it’s Tony time. For those who may not keep up with the award side of theatre, the Tony awards are an annual event which recognise the achievement of Broadway… Read more.

Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill set to become a Musical

Jagged Little Pill

According to a new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s breakout 1995 album Jagged Little Pill is set to become a musical and premiere at the American Repertory Theatre in May next year. The album was a huge commercial success and has become a soundtrack for a generation. As reported on The new musical Jagged Little… Read more.

The Production Company announce full cast and extended season for Jesus Christ Superstar

The Production Company announce full cast and extended season for Jesus Christ Superstar

The full cast has been confirmed for The Production Company’s upcoming season of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Previously announced cast include Rob Mills (Grease, Legally Blonde) as Jesus, Zoy Frangos (South Pacific, Les Miserables) as Judas and Alinta Chidzey (Curtains, Show Boat) as Mary Magdalene. The undisputed queen of Australian cabaret, Trevor Ashley (Les Miserables,… Read more.