Lin-Manuel Miranda is musical theatre’s hottest commodity these days, and Australian audiences will have the chance to see some of his work live this June. Pursued by Bear today announced the cast for their upcoming Victorian premiere of Miranda’s 15 minute musical 21 Chump Street. A cautionary tale of high-school love, the musical is based on… Read more.
Here’s a bit of news you probably weren’t expecting at 9am on an as-yet unremarkable Wednesday morning: news broke overnight that Broadway’s Hamilton will open a production in Australia sometime after their London 2017 premiere. The news first came to light in an extensive profile of Jeffrey Seller, Hamilton’s lead producer, in the New York… Read more.
In a gorgeous piece of symmetry, StageArt’s return season of In the Heights began last night, eight years after the opening performance ended at the Richard Rodgers theatre on Broadway, all the way back in 2008. Written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, many Australian theatre fans may have missed the impact the show made on Broadway last… Read more.
In The Heights won the Best Musical Tony in 2008. Melbourne independent company StageArt presents the Australian premiere and it’s an absolute winner. It nails the tone of a show that’s rooted in New York, shows how to cast place-specific pieces, and explodes with amazing talent. With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also starred in… Read more.