In a gorgeous piece of symmetry, StageArt’s return season of In the Heights began last night, eight years after the opening performance ended at the Richard Rodgers theatre on Broadway, all the way back in 2008. Written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, many Australian theatre fans may have missed the impact the show made on Broadway last… Read more.
Ladies In Black, Georgy Girl, Strictly Ballroom, King Kong, LoveBites, The Hatpin, Miracle City, Happy People, Metro Street, Eureka! Priscilla – Queen of the Desert, Dusty, Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision, Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert, Flowerchildren and more! What do all of these musicals have in common? They are all Australian made. And we… Read more.
Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Jon Nicholls Products have announced a season of national one-night engagements, bringing together two of Australia’s much-loved classical and theatre vocalists. The inimitable Marina Prior will join Australia’s no. 1 tenor Mark Vincent in a magical performance of soaring opera arias, musical theatre showstoppers and well-loved popular songs. Singing all the classics from their latest… Read more.
The Production Company have announced the three musicals featuring in their 2016 season this morning. Music Theatre darling Amy Lehpamer, Australia’s favourite leading man Simon Gleeson and veteran of the stage Caroline O’Connor are the top billed performers in Jeanne Pratt’s eclectic season. For more details, visit theproductioncompany.com.au
Belvoir Theatre is now accepting entries for their fifth annual Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award. The award is open to all writers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. Since 2011, the Balnaves Foundation has supported the presentation of two Indigenous-led works per year as part of Belvoir’s annual season. Furthering their commitment to the… Read more.
The new Australian production of Fiddler on the Roof has gotten off to a strong start, and as it prepares to move from Melbourne to Sydney, one of its cast members has given us a lovely treat. Israeli-Australian singer/songwriter Lior, making his professional stage debut as Motel in this musical theatre classic, has recorded… Read more.
Well-loved Australian leading man David Harris has landed his next role as Billy Crocker in Goodspeed Musicals’ Anything Goes in Connecticut, opening in April this year. And we wish we could be there to see it! David Harris has had a hugely successful career in Australia, starring in shows such as Legally Blonde, Into The Woods,… Read more.
Kerrie Anne Greenland, the Helpmann Award winning actress behind Australia’s most recent and much loved portrayal of Eponine in Les Misérables, is set to release her debut album on Friday 11 March. Titled Pictures, the album will feature a collection of classic and modern hits from movie musicals, and according to the performer, will be a… Read more.
Jeanine Tesori is a prolific composer who has written five Broadway musicals, and received four Tony nominations, winning (with Lisa Kron) the Tony Award for Best Score for Fun Home in 2015. She has also written Violet, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek the Musical and Caroline, or Change. Tesori started her career as a pianist, then… Read more.
Busily preparing for their Victorian season of Violet, Blue Saint Productions yesterday announced that the next move for the company will be to mount a Melbourne season of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. Presented at Chapel off Chapel in early June 2016, the show is billed as a musical but is structured… Read more.