Major musicals Kinky Boots and Aladdin both completed their Australian premiere engagements last night and the hit shows are set to switcheroo next month. Aladdin, which has been playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre since August 2016, is set to transfer to Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in April while Kinky Boots will strut out of Her Majesty’s and… 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.
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.
The producers of The Book of Mormon have announced the addition of an extra preview performance with all tickets priced at $20 each! The extra show will mark the first performance available to the public and will take place on Tuesday 17 January. A maximum of two tickets per person can be purchased to this preview performance from… Read more.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 1952 release, Singin’ in the Rain, is the type of film that you can watch a hundred times and still find it exciting, engaging, and engrossing. On the first viewing you are captivated by the story. Every subsequent viewing you find yourself mesmerized by the brilliance of Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds…. Read more.
Pop sensation Paulini and musical theatre/pop artist Prinnie Stevens have been cast as sisters Rachel and Nicki Marron in the 2017 Australian tour of The Bodyguard Musical. The pair made a trip to the studio to record the sisters’ duet from the production, Whitney Houston’s ‘Run To You’. A big song for two big voices! Check… Read more.
It’s been a long 19 months since Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria, announced that Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s blockbuster musical The Book Of Mormon was heading to Melbourne, and today we can finally reveal the cast for the Australian premiere production. Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album… Read more.
Julie Andrews’ 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady – the most successful show ever to play at the Sydney Opera House – has confirmed it will be returning to Sydney in 2017. The major musical, starring Anna O’Byrne, Robyn Nevin and Reg Livermore, played its final performance at the Joan Sutherland Theatre yesterday (5 November) and producers… Read more.