Three years age when Bernadette Robinson debuted in Songs for Nobodies as part of a season at Melbourne Theatre Company, she was a veritable unknown. Her play by Joanna Murray Smith seemed the unlikeliest of ventures – an anecdotal piece about the interactions of five nobodies with five legendary performers (Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith… Read more.
According to BroadwayWorld.com Australia’s Anthony Warlow will be starring in a staged reading of a new musical in New York City next month. Robin Hood – The Final Adventure is a brand new musical with a book by Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Annie), music by Peter Sipos (Contact) and lyrics/direction by Tony… Read more.
Les Solomon continues his report from a recent trip to NYC. Over the years in New York I have seen my fair share of bad shows. I sadly rememberSweet Smell of Success, Steel Pier, Sideshow (which seems fondly remembered because of the score but was a terrible show) to name a few. So, I am very… Read more.
Tickets are on pre-sale this morning for Broadway sensation Idina Menzel’s newly announced Sydney Opera House concert on June 26, 2013. Booked as the headline act for the closing weekend of Kate Ceberano’s 2nd Adelaide Cabaret Festival (June 22), Menzel’s Sydney engagement with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is the second performance announced for her Australian… Read more.
I will be the first to admit that when it comes to music theatre and cabaret, I am easily delighted and pleased to gush when it comes to a great night in a performance space. Even so, there are some occasions that defy the common superlative and require more a hush of awe. As anyone… Read more.
This hilarious and very clever spoof video came across my desk this morning, and it was too good not to share. The brand new film adaptation of Les Miserables, directed by Tom Hooper has ‘premiered’ in NYC and this video details the reactions of some of Broadway’s biggest ‘stars’… Watch out for Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone… Read more.
Tonight, at just twenty three years of age, Australian performer Sarah Bakker will be realising her dreams as she debuts on Broadway as the world’s most famous nanny – Mary Poppins. Raised in Brisbane, Bakker has understudied some of the biggest roles in Australian musical theatre of late including Roxy in Chicago, Christine Daaé in Phantom… Read more.
Australian performer Drew Weston (Mary Poppins) has been invited to record an album with some of Broadway's biggest stars, and (not surprisingly) is thrilled at the prospect. Weston will record a track on the upcoming album by New York based composer Drew Gasparini who was named as one of Playbill's 'Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should… Read more.
Anthony Warlow has made his long-awaited Broadway debut in the revival production of Annie, and his reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, even if some of the responses to the show have been lukewarm.
Anthony Warlow in Annie on Broadway and now this! Australian icon and theatrical legend Caroline O'Connor will be part of the cast of the new musical A Christmas Story, based on the classic 1983 holiday film. It's the story of Ralphie, and his big Christmas wish for a Red Ryder BB Gun – and all… Read more.