Articles on ‘musical theatre’
Every professional industry is its own little world, with power structures, behaviour codes, systems and celebrities. The behaviour codes backstage at the Capitol Theatre are very different to a corporate office. Backstage, my bottom gets slapped approximately 48 times a day. When I used to work in Psychology Research, a solitary pinch would see you… Read more.
Melbourne musical theatre company The Production Company announced the three musicals to make up their 2017 season today. Australia’s favourite leading lady Marina Prior will open the season in Hello Dolly alongside her offstage partner Grant Piro. Rob Mills, Alinta Chidzy and Zoy Frangos will star in Jesus Christ Superstar and Genevieve Kingsford, Rohan Browne, Nancye Hayes and Elise… Read more.
West End to Broadway in the Reservoir: The Movie Musicals is well explained by its title. It’s a concert of musical theatre songs from well-known movies musicals and Underground Opera presents the show in the fabulous Springhill Reservoir. The show began well- with ‘Broadway Melody’ from the first movie musical, Broadway Melody, which was sung… Read more.
Sondheim is probably the most well known and respected contemporary writer of musical theatre, and he has long been openly gay. Performed by five men as part of MELT 2017 at Brisbane Powerhouse, Boys of Sondheim is an exploration of the modern day jungle of relationships: from Grindr, to marriage, to breakups. The show started… Read more.
Thank god it’s Esther! She gave us Ann Darrow in King Kong, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Bonnie-Mae in Miracle City, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray and now, multi-award winning actor, singer and musical theatre star Esther Hannaford has been confirmed as the leading lady in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical! Hannaford has collected a Helpmann… Read more.
Oh, I believe! The expectations of the Australian production of The Book of Mormon were higher than a stoner watching South Park – the Broadway run hasn’t had an empty seat since it opened, and won Tonys, in 2011. These expectations have been reached – and surpassed. Seeing it once isn’t enough. Elders Price and… Read more.
RPG Productions today announced the cast for their upcoming April production of Big Fish. Directed by Tyran Parke, choreographed by Cameron Mitchell and musically directed by Luke Byrne, the John August & Andrew Lippa musical marks the production company’s first main stage production at Hayes Theatre Co. Leading the cast will be Phillip Lowe (Georgy Girl,… Read more.
Acclaimed dancer and actor Kip Gamblin will join the cast of The Bodyguard musical in the title role, it was announced today. Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost confirmed that Gamblin will take on the role of Frank Farmer in the Australian tour of The Bodyguard, which commences at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in April. Although… Read more.
The Devil Wears Prada is headed for the Broadway stage, according to empireonline.com, with music for the new musical by Sir Elton John and Paul Rudnick. Based on the 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger and made famous by the 2006 film starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada focuses on the fashion world… Read more.
Aussie born, USA-based actor David Harris has been cast as Dan in Next To Normal alongside Tony Award nominated actor Christiane Noll, Playbill.com reported yesterday. The Pulitzer Prize winning musical will play at TheaterWorks in Conneticut and AussieTheatre contacted Harris to chat about the project. “I am looking forward to working with the phenomenal Christiane and at… Read more.