Articles on ‘Theatre’
After working in London for several years, leading Aussie performer Ben Lewis (best known for his star turn as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies) will be returning to Australia to join the Witches of Wicked and Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a special concert series at the Sydney Opera House. The concert is set… Read more.
Brand new Australian musical The Detective’s Handbook is now officially open at Hayes Theatre Co and we have the first (fabulous) images to share with you. Starring Justin Smith, Sheridan Harbridge, Rob Johnson, Lara Mulcahy, Tony Cogin and Christopher Horsey, this production is a witty, quirky show with a distinctive and unexpected voice. Check out the great images… Read more.
Live Performance Australia have confirmed the lineup of hosts for the 2016 Helpmann Award ceremony, scheduled to take place at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre on Monday 25 July on the set of Singin’ In The Rain. The show’s star – Adam Garcia – along with theatrical luminaries Helen Dallimore, Guy Noble, Simon Philips, Queenie van de… Read more.
Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon’s play about family, love, faith, and the fights that bind – a biting comedy with heart – is heading to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. We caught up with Anna Burgess, who recently toured the country in The 39 Steps, about what’s it like to tackle something like Bad Jews, her… Read more.
After 9 wonderful years, Kate Cherry is stepping down from the top job at Black Swan State Theatre Company at the end of 2016, and the Perth based company have now confirmed Clare Watson as Kate’s successor. Clare will officially take over the reins from Kate Cherry on 1 January 2017 – the commencement of the… Read more.
Australia’s perennial husband and wife team Bert and Patti Newton have been confirmed to join the all-star cast of Follies In Concert, set to play at Melbourne Recital Centre this May. Adrian Storey from exciting new production company Storeyboard Entertainment today announced that Bert and Patti will play the roles of Theodore and Emily Whitman, ex-vaudevillians who perform… Read more.
This year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is all about ‘What Comes Next’ – what comes next for the festival’s home, the Adelaide Festival Centre, in the midst of a 90 million dollar redevelopment, what comes next for the festival, and what comes next for cabaret as a whole. With both the venue and the genre of… Read more.
Eddie Perfect and Ali McGregor have announced the programming for their first Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and amongst the stars in the line-up is Megan Hilty, direct from Broadway. Perhaps best known in Australia for playing the role of bombshell Ivy in the backstage musical drama Smash, Megan has starred in Wicked, 9 to 5, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and most… Read more.
Stage Door Shrink returns to AussieTheatre this month with a very special guest. Rachel Cole chats with Tim Minchin about Matilda, art and taking risks. A note from Rachi… If you’re like me: an above average height, white, brunette with a reasonably good vocal range, a sub standard double turn, good teeth and gammy joints,… Read more.
It was at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney in 1972, that the Australian public first fell in love with Jon English. Playing Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar, Jon launched himself into the stratosphere to become a household name, enjoyed, admired and loved by so many of us. It is apt that his Public Memorial… Read more.