Aussie Musical theatre star Tyran Parke is bringing a very special concert to Adelaide’s Arts Gallery of South Australia next week, and you’d be crazy to miss it. The show, Compositions: A Musical Close Up, debuted in Adelaide at the Cabaret Festival in 2013 to great acclaim and is now returning to the Festival State for one night… Read more.
According to an article on BroadwayWorld.com, the Broadway revival production of Pippin is slated to head down under in 2015. Read the original article here Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin, with choreography by Bob Fosse, originally premiered on Broadway in 1972, winning 5 Tony Awards and running for over 2000 performances. This all-new revival production is now in its second year… Read more.
Broadway royalty Elaine Stritch has passed away aged 89, reports the New York Times. The actress, who spent seven decades on the stage, made her last Broadway appearance in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music in 2010 and will be remembered as the sharp tongued, brassy broad who held audiences in the palm of her hand. Read… Read more.
BREAKING: Hayes Theatre Company has announced their next musical of 2014 this fine April morning and it looks set to be the biggest of them all. The ambitious independent theatre company has announced that they will stage the rock musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark at the Hayes Theatre starring Rob Mills, Lucy Durack, Michael… Read more.
It’s just turned autumn and it’s a dazzling day in Brisbane. The sun is shining and the gleaming glass headquarters of Harvest Rain Theatre Company are awash with colour and buzzing with activity. There’s a marathon costume fitting session in progress in preparation for their first show of the season, the iconic Broadway musical Guys… Read more.
You never saw such a standing ovation as greeted the final performance of King Kong last night. Though Wicked’s and Grease’s come and go and ignite the youthful believers of the music theatre flame, the audience that closed King Kong would not have looked out of place at the symphony. And yet, this crowd of… Read more.
I came across this infographic today covering the costs and expenditure involved in producing a show on Broadway or The West End. I found the breakdown of costs quite interesting. The graphic doesn’t reference or claim to represent the Australian industry in any way, but you would have to assume that the areas of expense… Read more.
Come February 16, one of the biggest theatrical ventures ever staged in Oz will ring down the curtain for the final time. After nine spectacular months in the Regent Theatre, King Kong will depart Melbourne, and its set to go out with a roar! With nearly three quarters of a million tickets sold, nine Helpmann… Read more.
Broadway starlet Sarah Bakker recently became the first Australian actress to play the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera in New York. To celebrate the occasion, Sarah (a truly amazing person!) decided to share with us a day in the life of a Broadway leading lady… Brisbane born actress Sarah Bakker… Read more.
Yvonne calls her story a ‘fairytale’, and indeed it is the stuff that drama school legend is built upon. Early in her career she went to the USA as an unknown Aussie actress to ‘take a few meetings’ and almost immediately landed the lead role of Sarah Walker on the NBC series Chuck. Since then… Read more.