Articles on ‘New York’
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.
Broadway starlet Sarah Bakker recently became the first Australian actress to play the role of Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera in New York. To celebrate the occasion, Sarah (a truly amazing person!) decided to share with us a day in the life of a Broadway leading lady… Brisbane born actress Sarah Bakker… Read more.
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.
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.
Les Solomon continues his report from a recent trip to NYC. Over the years in New York I have seen my fair share of bad shows. I sadly rememberSweet Smell of Success, Steel Pier, Sideshow (which seems fondly remembered because of the score but was a terrible show) to name a few. So, I am very… Read more.
This is a particularly difficult column for me to write. I have wanted to write it for a good while and have postponed it many times but today I feel its time to let it loose into the theatrical community. (I would love some people’s opinions after reading.) The reason I find it difficult to… Read more.
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.
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.
“IF SHE CAN MAKE IT THERE, RACHEL BICKERTON CAN MAKE IT, ANYWHERE” Today, I’m talking to Aussie Entertainer and Expat Rachel Bickerton who packed her bags 4 months ago and made the move to the BIG APPLE after winning her hand at the random Green Card Lottery. Having performed in the Australian productions of Dusty,… Read more.
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.