Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! being adapted for the stage

Photo Credit: Sue Adler.

Devotees of truth, beauty, freedom and love, rejoice! It was announced this evening by Global Creatures that Baz Luhrmann’s classic film, Moulin Rouge!, is currently being adapted for the stage. In case you need a moment to gather yourself and stop internally screaming at the thought of another favourite film being brought into the realm… Read more.

Mamma Mia! confirmed for an Australian tour 2017-18

David Sommerville and Suzie Mathers in the 10th anniversary Australian tour of Mamma Mia!

Step aside Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra has just won the musical theatre lottery. It was confirmed today that smash hit musical Mamma Mia! will be returning to Australia for a national tour in 2017-18 and that Canberra will host its opening season. The six city tour will commence in November 2017 at the Canberra Theatre Centre,… Read more.

Hilary Cole and Natalie O’Donnell join Songs for a New World, Sydney

Hilary Cole and Natalie O'Donnell

The show must go on! Blue Saint Productions have announced today that due to illness Natalie O’Donnell will replace Sophie Carter and Hilary Cole will replace Teagan Wouters in tonight’s performance of Songs for a New World at the Hayes Theatre Co. O’Donnell, who appeared in the Melbourne season of the same production, joined the cast for rehearsal… Read more.

Million Dollar Quartet cancels Australian Tour

The US Cast of Million Dollar Quartet

The recently announced Australian production of Tony award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet have cancelled their scheduled tour, with tickets being removed from Ticketmaster in the last 24 hours. The cancellation comes just one month after the show was officially announced by producers Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and TEG DAINTY in association with Mark Goucher and Simon Friend. The production,… Read more.

A sneak peek inside the Dream Lover rehearsal room

Image by Lightbox Photography

Australian audiences will have the chance to witness the birth of a brand new musical next month when David Campbell takes to the stage as legendary performer Bobby Darin in Dream Lover at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. An intense rehearsal period is now underway for the world premiere production of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical,… Read more.

Brisbane season announced for My Fair Lady tour

Anna O'Byrne will star as flower girl Eliza Dootlittle. Image by Brian Geach

Following yesterday’s ‘Loverly’ news that Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of My Fair Lady will be touring to Melbourne in May 2017, it was confirmed this morning that the show will also play a season at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC. Producers John Frost and Opera Australia’s Lyndon Terracini announced that the 60th anniversary production of… Read more.

My Fair Lady confirms 2017 Melbourne season

Anna O'Byrne

Directed by Dame Julie Andrews, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) and produced by John Frost and Opera Australia, the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady is an understandably hot topic. The list of BIG names associated with this production (both on and off the stage) is staggering and today, there is even more exciting news from… Read more.

John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers opens tonight, Sydney

Fawlty Towers. Image by James Morgan

The world premiere of John Cleese’s live production of Fawlty Towers opens this evening at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer theatre for a limited four week season with an all Australian cast. Stephen Hall stars as Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers – Live on Stage with Blazey Best as his wife Sybil, Syd Brisbane as Manuel and Aimee Horne as… Read more.

We Will Rock You cancels final two seasons

Erin Clare and Gareth Keegan in We Will Rock You. Photo by Jeff Busby.

The Australian tour of We Will Rock You will be cut short, with seasons cancelled in both Perth and Adelaide. A message on the official We Will Rock You website cites “unforeseen circumstances” as the reason for the cancellations in both cities, leaving a gap in the programming at Perth’s Crown Theatre from 15 November and… Read more.

StageArt’s The Color Purple cast announced

StageArt's The Color Purple

StageArt’s much anticipated production of The Color Purple is one step closer to the stage today, with casting for the musical announced this morning. Featuring an entirely Australian cast, The Color Purple spans three continents and four decades, chronicling the experiences of Celie, a battered and downtrodden African-American woman. In this production, the role of Celie… Read more.