Lucy Durack, soon to be starring as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, will sing the national anthem at tonight’s Rugby League State of Origin game 2, held at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Coverage of the game can be seen on channel 9 from 7:30pm AEST with the national anthem set to be performed at 8:08pm. Full broadcast… Read more.
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.
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.
The Australia cast of Kinky Boots will be performing a one night only concert entitled Beyond Kinky to raise money for beyondblue. The night will take place at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre this Sunday 18th June. Beyond Kinky is a one-off opportunity for Sydney-siders to see this incredibly talented cast pay homage to the divas of… Read more.
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.
An exciting new collaboration from esteemed Director and Choreographer Michael Ralph (Dusty, Georgy Girl) and composer Jack Earle (The Jack Earle Big Band), Self is an examination of the human psyche and condition through theatre and dance. A premiere production for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Self stars Rohan Browne (Singin’ in the Rain, Strictly Ballroom)… Read more.
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.
Brisbane’s own playwright and actor, Margi Brown Ash, presents a double bill of her shows He Dreamed a Train and Eve. The first show, He Dreamed a Train, is about belonging. “We had just finished a season of Eve when I got a call saying my brother was diagnosed with a terminal illness,” Margi explains; I had… Read more.
According to Broadway.com 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 Broadway.com: The new musical Jagged Little… Read more.
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.