Articles on ‘Broadway’
This is a particularly difficult column for me to write. I have wanted to write it for a good while and have postponed it many times but today I feel its time to let it loose into the theatrical community. (I would love some people’s opinions after reading.) The reason I find it difficult to… Read more.
AussieTheatre’s David Allen chats with legendary Broadway director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell about his career, his influences, show revivals and all things Legally Blonde! Jerry Mitchell is an extraordinary man to meet. He walks into the room with grace and self-possession. He’s a dancer and it shows. His physique is flawless – and it does… Read more.
Got a riddle for you, guvnor: The Melbourne Theatre Company love it, the Sydney Theatre Company are thrilled to present it, and the Adelaide Festival couldn’t wait to announce it as part of the 2013 lineup. What is it? The National Theatre of Great Britain’s smash hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, of course! One Man,… Read more.
Australia’s Carmel Dean has been living and working on Broadway for the last ten years as an arranger, musical director and composer. A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of the Performing Arts, Dean has been working hard to produce a regular ‘song blog’ which features Broadway stars singing her new material. Project Song Blog #3… Read more.
Last week we featured David Harris’ first exclusive AussieTheatre blog, detailing his adventures in a whirlwind theatre tour of London. After seeing Warhorse, Les Miserables, Blood Brothers, Phantom, and enjoying a backstage encounter with the West End cast of Legally Blonde (Harris will star as Emmett in the Australian premiere production later this year), David… Read more.
Again the Adelaide Cabaret Festival has been delighted and entertained by a Broadway legend. Last year was the irresistible Chita Rivera, this year, the amazing Ben Vereen. In his illustrious career, spanning nearly 50 years, Vereen has done it all. In his cabaret show, Steppin Out, Vereen musically relives his tremendous life journey and the… Read more.
On the opening weekend of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, we saw a real life Disney princess (Lea Salonga). By the closing weekend, we have come full circle with a real life Disney villian. Sherie Rene Scott might have voiced Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, but this is just a drop in her illustrious career which… Read more.
David Harris, Australia’s quintessential leading man, has been working hard for the last few years. Starring as Chris in the Aussie revival of Miss Saigon, Fiyero in Wicked (Australia, Singapore and now South Korea) he has had little time for rest and relaxation. Recently, however, he managed to squeeze a short holiday into his busy… Read more.
I’m sitting in my lounge room in Surry Hills browsing Facebook and drinking coffee when my phone rings – it’s a blocked number too. Ordinarily I wouldn’t answer but something compels me to. I pick up and murmur out a questioning: “hello?” “Hello David! This is Ben Vereen!” I just about spill my coffee all… Read more.
Over the years, the musical theatre geeks (of whom I count myself as one) have been able to feed their need for Broadway superstars at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. It’s like New York is brought right to our doorstep and we love it! This year’s festival seems to be a musical theatre dream world filled… Read more.