Articles on ‘George Youakim’

2013 in review: Sydney musical theatre

Hilary Cole. Photo by Michael Francis, Francis Photography.

Most musical theatre fans in Sydney are well into the groove of 2014. The newly-formed Hayes Theatre Co is devoted to musical theatre and cabaret programming, as well as developing new Australian musical works, and new large-scale productions getting ready to debut, like the long-awaited Strictly Ballroom. But before it all begins, let’s take one last… Read more.

2013 Sydney Theatre Awards Announced

2013 Sydney Theatre Awards Announced

The Sydney Theatre Award nominations for 2013 were announced this week as part of the annual selection of shows by eight of Sydney’s most respected Theatre critics. Over thirty-seven different productions from the calendar year of 2013 are up for nominations in twenty-six different categories, with new categories added in 2013 to allow the celebration… Read more.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Giveaway

Matt Hetherington and Tony Sheldon in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  Image by Kurt Sneddon

AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway for the last week of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Following fantastic critical reviews and widespread industry praise, producer George Youakim’s Sydney premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is ending its season at the Theatre Royal on Sunday 8 December. Reviewer Cassie Tongue dubbed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the production which “gets… Read more.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels extend their stay in Sydney

Amy Lehpamer. Image by Kurt Sneddon

It was confirmed today by Producer George Youakim of James Anthony Productions that the Sydney premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will extend its season. Due to popular demand, this outrageously funny musical starring Tony Sheldon, Matt Hetherington, Amy Lehpamer and John Wood will now play at Sydney’s Theatre Royal until 8 December, and tickets for all… Read more.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to open in Sydney this year

It was confirmed today that the devilishly cheeky and deliciously fun Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will open at Sydney’s Theatre Royal this year. Nominated for 11 Tony awards, the original Broadway production ran for almost two years and starred John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Renee Scott and Joanna Gleason. This production, by James Anthony Productions… Read more.

Testing, one two… Broadway Unplugged a huge success

Testing, one two… Broadway Unplugged a huge success

It has been just over one week since the first ever Broadway Unplugged industry night took place at Newtown’s famed venue The Vanguard, and producer George Youakim is still reeling from the overwhelmingly positive response. Over 115 members of the Sydney arts community turned out to support the event which is promising to be the… Read more.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to debut in Sydney, 2013

BREAKING NEWS can confirm that Sydney’s debut professional production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will open at the Theatre Royal in 2013. James Anthony Productions has secured the rights to the show and the wheels are now in motion to enlist a director and begin preparations for auditions. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opened on Broadway in 2005… Read more.