Aussie born, USA-based actor David Harris has been cast as Dan in Next To Normal alongside Tony Award nominated actor Christiane Noll, Playbill.com reported yesterday. The Pulitzer Prize winning musical will play at TheaterWorks in Conneticut and AussieTheatre contacted Harris to chat about the project. “I am looking forward to working with the phenomenal Christiane and at… Read more.
Australian performer Suzie Mathers has been awarded the 2017 Young Australian Achiever of the Year in the UK by the Australia Day Foundation. UK born and Australian raised, Mathers is currently appearing as Glinda in the smash hit musical WICKED on the West End. The WAAPA graduate moved to London after her successful stint as Glinda in the Australian… Read more.
The National Institute of Dramatic Art, or NIDA, has announced they will receive $300,000 over 6 years as a grant from the Luminis Foundation. The grant is earmarked to assist Indigenous students undertaking a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Cultural Leadership. It will fund 50 percent of the MFA course to “financially support Indigenous… Read more.
At an upbeat and star-studded ceremony tonight at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, the winners of the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced – and we’ve got the full list rounded up and ready to go! 35 awards were presented this year and over 450 members of the Sydney theatre community were there to cheer on friends,… Read more.
New writing for theatre often goes through a lengthy development process before an audience sees it on stage. Lonely Company’s two-night Beta Fest: Theatre in Various States of Undress is going to upend that process by presenting new unfinished writing from well-known and emerging playwrights. Lonely Company is an initiative of playwrights Fleur Kilpatrick, Bridget… Read more.
One of the most anticipated musicals of the decade is beginning public performances today! The Book of Mormon have their first public preview at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne tonight. As previously reported, tickets for tonights performance were released for $20 in a first come first served box office only sale. The box office was… Read more.
Rock stars and triple threats abound in the cast for Green Day’s American Idiot, the musical that took Broadway by storm. The Australian premiere season is exclusively at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 23 February 2017. And it’s going to be loud. In the role of St Jimmy (played on Broadway from everyone to… Read more.
Virginia Gay is set to take the stage at the Hayes this March as Calamity Jane in a semi-immersive production by Richard Carroll (it has evolved out of a Neglected Musicals staged reading in 2016), and now the full cast has been announced. Joining Gay (All Saints, Winners and Losers, High Society) are Laura Bunting… Read more.
The circus always brings back fond memories of childhood – sitting under the big top (with the obligatory fairy floss and popcorn) and watching talented people do extraordinary things – but Cirque du Soleil takes circus to a whole other level. If you haven’t yet experienced the wonder, the skill, and the bravery on display… Read more.
The producers of The Book of Mormon have announced the addition of an extra preview performance with all tickets priced at $20 each! The extra show will mark the first performance available to the public and will take place on Tuesday 17 January. A maximum of two tickets per person can be purchased to this preview performance from… Read more.