The ‘Bonnie Lythgoe Pantomime’ is becoming something of an annual tradition. This British-import, family-style form of entertainment keeps coming back, and after last year’s Cinderella (starring Real Housewife Gina Liano) she’s back to planning next winter’s extravaganza: The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. And this year, beloved Aussie all-rounder Todd McKenney will take… Read more.
To celebrate its 200th performance of Verdi’s romantic epic La Traviata, Opera Australia is inviting you all in to celebrate – and maybe experience this story for the first time – by offering 200 tickets for 200 cents. That’s two dollars for a night at the opera! The tickets are for the performance on Wednesday… Read more.
RPG Productions today announced the cast for their upcoming April production of Big Fish. Directed by Tyran Parke, choreographed by Cameron Mitchell and musically directed by Luke Byrne, the John August & Andrew Lippa musical marks the production company’s first main stage production at Hayes Theatre Co. Leading the cast will be Phillip Lowe (Georgy Girl,… Read more.
Firstly, did you know that Art Gallery of NSW has a special concert series – Resonate – which opens this weekend and brings the best musicians from Australia and beyond to the gallery’s performance space? Secondly, did you know that award-winning London based Australian actor and singer Brett Brown will open the 2017 Resonate Concert Series… Read more.
Acclaimed dancer and actor Kip Gamblin will join the cast of The Bodyguard musical in the title role, it was announced today. Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost confirmed that Gamblin will take on the role of Frank Farmer in the Australian tour of The Bodyguard, which commences at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in April. Although… Read more.
The Devil Wears Prada is headed for the Broadway stage, according to empireonline.com, with music for the new musical by Sir Elton John and Paul Rudnick. Based on the 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger and made famous by the 2006 film starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada focuses on the fashion world… Read more.
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.