Articles on ‘Lucy Durack’

Linden Furnell wins 2016 Rob Guest Endowment

Linden Furnell winner of the Rob Guest Endowmen 2016. Image by Robert Catto

Linden Furnell has won the major prize at the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment grand final concert, taking home $20,000 for professional development in musical theatre. Furnell (currently appearing in Kinky Boots) and five other grand finalists – Stefanie Jones (Sound of Music), Genevieve Kingsford (Light in the Piazza), Hilary Cole (Kinky Boots), Matthew Predny (Kinky Boots)… Read more.

For one night only, stars unite in Sydney for Entertainment Assist

For one night only, stars unite in Sydney for Entertainment Assist

On Monday 21 November, a dazzling array of Australian entertainment industry stars will come together in response to the shocking new figures detailing the widespread mental health issues currently faced by industry workers at all levels. Out From Under, which began in Melbourne in 2015, will aim to removing the stigma surrounding mental health within the entertainment… Read more.

Professional witches talk amateur Wicked premiere

Professional witches talk amateur Wicked premiere

With the first amateur Australian production of Wicked opening at the same time as our professional principal alumni are rehearsing for their Sydney Symphony Orchestra performance, Maddi Ostapiw caught up with Lucy Durack, Jemma Rix, Amanda Harrison and Helen Dallimore to talk about the future of the Green Machine on our shores. Congregating on their… Read more.

Something Wicked this way comes…

Something Wicked this way comes…

In another announcment of incredible female-centric news for 2016, four much-loved Witches from previous Australian and international casts of Wicked will take to the Sydney stage together to present a program of stage and screen favourites. Playing a limited two day season at the Sydney Opera House on 15 & 16 July, Amanda Harrison, Helen Dallimore,… Read more.

A new vision, new story for Sydney’s Theatre Royal

Lucy Durack & Josh Piterman performed at the ATG Theatre Royal announcemet

One of the world’s top theatrical companies The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has been granted the lease and management of Sydney’s oldest theatrical institution, the Theatre Royal. As part of the renewal of Sydney’s MLC Centre, which houses the Theatre Royal, the co-owners QIC and GPT Group have agreed to lease the 1100+ seat venue… Read more.

End of an emerald era – Wicked closes in Australia

Jemma Rix as Elphaba in WICKED. Image by Belinda Strodder

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.