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The Playbox Collection: a new online compilation of local theatre texts and history

The Playbox Collection

AustralianPlays.org has just launched the Playbox Collection, an online treasure trove of scripts, interviews and images from the original Playbox Theatre. This is Australian Play’s most complex project to date, and has taken over two years to complete. Playbox, for most of its time, had a policy of only presenting Australian premieres, and helped shaped the… Read more.


Dream cast complete: more cast announced for Dream Lover the musical

Members of the Dream Lover cast

The world premiere cast of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical is now complete, following an official announcement from Producer John Frost this morning. The full ensemble and the actors set to play young Bobby Darin have been confirmed, less than two months away from the show’s official opening on September 22 this year. The ensemble roles and… Read more.


Australian tour of Million Dollar Quartet musical announced

The US Cast of Million Dollar Quartet

It was announced this week that the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet is set to tour Australia from December this year. Produced by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, AKA and TEG DAINTY in association with Mark Goucher and Simon Friend the production will open at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne on December 8, 2016 before heading to… Read more.


Exclusive Audition Video: Lara Mulcahy & Sheridan Harbridge audition for Daisy & Violet in SIDE SHOW!

Lara Mulcahy and Sheridan Harbridge. Twins.

Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, arguably the most important thing to happen to Australian musical theatre in decades, is set to announce the cast of the Australian premiere of Side Show  on Sunday 7 August! But before that, don’t you want to see who’s been submitting audition tapes? We’ve had Krizak and Vilar, Hayes and Cole, and now…. Mulcahy and Harbridge??… Read more.



Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

Helpmann Award winners 2016 – Full List

The 16th annual Helpmann Award ceremony took place tonight at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, The Star with the who’s who of the Aussie arts and live performance industry in attendance. Check out our full list of winners below. BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A PLAY MARK LEONARD WINTER King Lear Sydney Theatre Company BEST… Read more.


Aussie musical Ladies in Black to tour in 2017

Ladies in Black -  Image by Rob Maccoll

The women in black are coming back! Queensland Theatre Company have today announced that acclaimed new Australian musical Ladies In Black will be touring Australia in early 2017 with seasons slated for Sydney and Canberra as well as return seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne. The musical premiered in November 2015 in Brisbane, heralding a triumphant return… Read more.


Amazing cast announced for Life Like Company’s The Light in the Piazza

Genevieve Kingsord & Chelsea Plumley - The Light in the Piazza

Life Life Company announced a strong cast for their upcoming Melbourne production of The Light in the Piazza this week. Opening at the Arts Centre Playhouse on October 28 and running for 2 weeks the production will include music theatre stalwarts Chelsea Plumley (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Blood Brothers) as Margaret Johnson, Josh Piterman (CATS, West Side Story) as… Read more.


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