The rock ‘n’ roll musical Memphs took out the coveted Best Musical gong at the Tony Awards on Monday morning (Australian time). Set in the turbulent south in the 1950s, Memphis is the story of Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ whose love of good music transcends race lines and airwaves. It takes audiences back to a definitive time in… Read more.
Shoshana Bean, star of the Broadway smash hits Wicked and Hairspray is coming to Brisbane for a one night only concert that no musical theatre lover can afford to miss. Shoshana is one of the brightest stars on Broadway, having wowed New York audiences with her impressive voice for many years, and recently released her debut album Superhero which went straight… Read more.
For those of you who heard B@B last weekend, this article will come as no surprise. For those of you who didn’t, I write a compressed version of the discussion here. There was an article in THE AUSTRALIAN last week. In a nutshell, SBS followed 2 rookie Music Theatre writers – Marcus Cheong and Ken… Read more.
The music of Australian writers will be presented in a special show in New York. On Monday, January 25, the work of writers such as Dean Bryant, Matthew Frank, Anthony Costanzo, Carmel Dean, Anna Jacobs, James Millar, Peter Rutherford and Matthew Robinson will be showcased. Carey Anderson, Casey Erin Clark, Sharone Halevy, Liz Larsen, Dana… Read more.
AUSTRALIAN MEDIA FIRST A teenager from Penrith in Sydney’s west is to become the youngest ever Australian to appear on Broadway after scoring the role of Billy in the New York production of the blockbuster musical Billy Elliot. Dayton Tavares departs Sydney within days to commence rehearsals and will make his Broadway debut in December. To… Read more.