Julie Andrews’ 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady – the most successful show ever to play at the Sydney Opera House – has confirmed it will be returning to Sydney in 2017. The major musical, starring Anna O’Byrne, Robyn Nevin and Reg Livermore, played its final performance at the Joan Sutherland Theatre yesterday (5 November) and producers… Read more.
At a media call today, producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian announced that beloved Australian pop star Paulini will play the leading role of Rachel Marron in the Australian Premiere of The Bodyguard, the award-winning musical. With a five-octave range and household-name recognition since her time on Australian Idol, Paulini has performed around the… Read more.
Mark it in the diary, Sydney! The Bodyguard musical is heading to Australia from April 2017 and its first stop is Sydney! It is understood that the multi-million dollar musical, based on the 1992 film of the same name starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, will undertake an Australian tour in 2017 although dates and venues are… Read more.
Sony Music to produce cast album for World Premiere of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical. More than six years ago, AussieTheatre.com reported on the development of brand new musical Dream Lover, written by Frank Howson and John-Michael, bankrolled by producer John Frost. In the following years, this musical about the life of American singer, songwriter… Read more.
It was announced today that Cancer Council have been named as the official national charity partner for the current Australian tour of The Sound of Music. Over the duration of the show’s four-city tour in 2016, bucket collections at selected performances as well as proceeds from final dress rehearsal performances in Brisbane and Melbourne will raise funds… Read more.
For anyone who has seen and loved the movie (which in a show like this is about ninety percent of the audience), Dirty Dancing will deliver exactly what you expect; hot summer nights, hot dance moves, warm-enough vocals and acting, and a burning inferno of nostalgia. The attempts at serious, political themes feel a little… Read more.
18 talented Sydney children aged from 8 – 14 have been chosen from over 1000 hopefuls to play the youngest members of the von Trapp Family in Sydney’s highly anticipated revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The Sound Of Music, starring Amy Lehpamer and Cameron Daddo.
We could not possibly be luckier. It was announced this morning that Dame Julie Andrews herself (you know, big time musical star, you might have heard of her?) is coming to Australia to direct a new production of My Fair Lady, inspired by the original Broadway production in which she starred. And she’s not coming alone!… Read more.
Frosty the Showman has done it again! Another brand new musical will debut in Australia thanks to the backing of the prominent Australian producer. His blockbuster musical WICKED has only just ended its 8 year Australasian stint, but producer John Frost has already announced his next project. Frosty, along with John and Barbara Gilbert of… Read more.
It’s a momentous day today for the cast and crew (and fans!) of Stephen Schwartz’s blockbuster musical Wicked! The Australian production will close today after touring the Australia, New Zealand and Asia for the last 8 years. Critically and financially, Wicked has been one of Australian musical theatre’s greatest success stories in recent years since opening on… Read more.