Lucas Newland is a choreographer, creative director and owner of Sydney performing arts centre, Brent Street and Focus Talent Management. He most recently choreographed the global 5-star hit disco show, Velvet, featuring Marcia Hines, which played sold out seasons in Edinburgh, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and was most recently announced as the choreographer on the Australian… Read more.
It’s been a long 19 months since Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, announced that Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s blockbuster musical The Book Of Mormon was heading to Melbourne, and today we can finally reveal the cast for the Australian premiere production. Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album… Read more.
Earlier this week Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda announced on Twitter that a new incarnation of the shows music, the Hamilton Mixtape is now available for preorder.
Last night in Potts Point, the darling of the Sydney independent theatre scene – Hayes Theatre Co – announced their first four productions for the 2017 season at a special ‘coming soon’ preview. Hosted by David Campbell, the event included performances by Stephen Madsen, Tyran Parke and irrepressible Virginia Gay. The announcement included Calamity Jane, the first Neglected Musicals musical to be extended… Read more.
In our second Pride interview with the cast of Kinky Boots, Daniel Downing talks to us about how the amateur theatre community helped him to discover his personality and sexuality, why he considers his sister a hero, and his dreams of one day becoming a family man (if our country can get its act together… Read more.
Australian music theatre writer Xavier Brouwer (Grey’s Lobotomy, DIVE, MACKILLOP) will premiere his new musical Ned Kelly My Love at the Brunswick Mechanics Theatre in Melbourne from November 9. Revolving around an untold love story of notorious bushranger Ned Kelly the musical is based on historical evidence recently uncovered by Paul O’Keefe. O’Keefe’s research suggest Kelly was betrothed to… Read more.
Julie Andrews’ 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady – the most successful show ever to play at the Sydney Opera House – has confirmed it will be returning to Sydney in 2017. The major musical, starring Anna O’Byrne, Robyn Nevin and Reg Livermore, played its final performance at the Joan Sutherland Theatre yesterday (5 November) and producers… Read more.
It has absolutely made a splash in Melbourne, and now we know Sydney will play host to the strutting extravaganza that is Kinky Boots the musical. You’ll be able to catch it at the Capitol Theatre from April 2017. Based on the charming British film, featuring a book by Harvey Fierstein and music by the… Read more.
Pacific Opera, an influential program for young, exceptional performers has announced this week that it is under threat. A provider of talent to Opera Australia and other international companies, Pacific Opera is at risk of closure after losing its primary source of funding – private donations. Established in 2003 by former Opera Australia principal Christine… Read more.
Nick Enright and Terence Clarke wrote Summer Rain, a charming and quintessentially Australian musical, in the 1980s. It’s wistful, light, and lively, and features Enright’s trademark of deceptively simple lyrics that can conjure up whole worlds. lf you’re in Sydney, and you’ve never seen Summer Rain, or you saw it a while ago and you’d love to see… Read more.