Articles on ‘New York’

Biggest ever Aussie line-up at New York Music Theatre Festival

Melody Beck. Image by Blueprint Studios

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced its 2014 program and this year features its largest ever line-up of Australian artists. Since its inception in 2004, The New York Musical Theatre Festival has premiered hundreds of new musicals – 90 of which have gone on to award-winning productions in New York and in over 20 countries… Read more.

Independent Spotlight: The Guys by Anne Nelson

Perth’s theatre scene is full of enterprising people who want to work on creatively fulfilling projects that allow them to produce cutting-edge works, maintain artistic control, and provide Perth audiences with quality, unique productions. Cicely Binford takes an up-close look at some of the ‘independents’ in Perth and their steadfast commitment for producing exciting theatrical… Read more.

From The Block to the Big Apple with Amity Dry

The name Amity Dry is probably best know to most people from her stint on the hit TV show The Block – or possibly as a result of her three, hit pop albums. Amity is a dynamic personality and there is very little it seems that she can’t do! She’s released certified Gold albums, starred in one… Read more.

David Harris: A Whirlwind World Theatre Tour, part 2

David Harris: A Whirlwind World Theatre Tour, part 2

Last week we featured David Harris’ first exclusive AussieTheatre blog, detailing his adventures in a whirlwind theatre tour of London. After seeing Warhorse, Les Miserables, Blood Brothers, Phantom, and enjoying a backstage encounter with the West End cast of Legally Blonde (Harris will star as Emmett in the Australian premiere production later this year), David… Read more.

Take a Risk: In conversation with Stephen Wheat

After graduating from WAAPA in 2001, Stephen Wheat has been a much sought after (and consistently working) actor, singer and dancer. He has appeared in numerous musicals including Shout!-The Legend of the Wild One, Dusty, The Boy From Oz, Jekyll and Hyde, 42nd Street, Pippin, Little Me and Merrily We Roll Along, and will soon appear… Read more.

Life Is No Cabaret

One of the worst pieces of showbiz news I have heard lately is that the classic Oak Room cabaret lounge in the iconic Algonquin Hotel in New York has closed. This room has played host to some of the greats of cabaret around the world and the room, like the hotel, is drenched in New… Read more.