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Sarah Bakker: A day in the life of a Broadway leading lady

Sarah Bakker: A day in the life of a Broadway leading lady

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.

2013 Sydney Theatre Awards Announced

2013 Sydney Theatre Awards Announced

The Sydney Theatre Award nominations for 2013 were announced this week as part of the annual selection of shows by eight of Sydney’s most respected Theatre critics. Over thirty-seven different productions from the calendar year of 2013 are up for nominations in twenty-six different categories, with new categories added in 2013 to allow the celebration… Read more.

Major Musicals update: 2013, 2014 and beyond

Lucy Maunder and the Australian Cast of Grease. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Looking for the latest Musicals Update? Check out our Major Musicals: 2015 and beyond update here With the 2012 – 2013 musical theatre season now largely behind us, and with the majority of shows announced for 2014, here is AussieTheatre’s guide to the shows that will close out 2013, the major productions for 2014 and… Read more.

Strictly Ballroom finds a Fran – Full Cast Announced

Thomas Lacey and Phoebe Panaretos

It was announced this morning by Baz Luhrmann in conjunction with Global Creatures that the search for an actress to play the coveted role of Fran in Strictly Ballroom the musical is over. Victorian College of the Arts graduate Phoebe Panaretos has been hand picked by director Baz Luhrmann for the female lead of Fran… Read more.

Putting it Together: Mandy Patinkin and Nathan Gunn Live in Concert

Something you rarely get to see on the concert stage is two leading men sharing the bill – let alone two leading men from two different genres. Mandy Patinkin and Nathan Gunn are a dream double act. Patinkin is one of the most distinctive leading men in the world of music theatre and an iconic… Read more.

Tamsin Carroll to star in West End Miss Saigon

Tamsin Carroll will star as Ellen

It was announced yesterday by music theatre uber-producer Cameron Mackintosh that his eagerly awaited West End reboot of the smash hit musical Miss Saigon will include Australian stage superstar Tamsin Carroll in the featured role of Ellen. Tamsin Carroll is best known to Australian audiences for her Helpmann Award winning performance as Dusty Springfield in… Read more.

Bernadette Peters Returns To Oz!

Image by: Kurt Sneddon

It has been reported by that legendary Broadway diva Bernadette Peters is to embark on a world tour for 2014 that will include a series of concert dates throughout Australia. The multiple Tony Award winning actress and star of such luminaries as Mack and Mabel, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods,… Read more.

A New King for McCune in Melbourne

Jason Scott Lee will play the King in Melbourne.
Image by Trevor Moore

Last night it was announced by Producer John Frost and Opera Australia’s artistic director Lyndon Terracini that their co-production of The King and I will have a new King in Melbourne. Lisa McCune will be joined on stage by international stage and screen star Jason Scott Lee in the role of King Mongkut of Siam…. Read more.

Strictly Ballroom leading man announced

Thomas Lacey to play Scott Hastings

With rehearsals looming and opening night less than five months away, Baz Luhrmann has announced the leading man for Strictly Ballroom the musical will be Thomas Lacey. 20 year old Lacey will play the coveted role of Scott Hastings, the character first introduced to audiences in the iconic Australian film in 1992. Made famous in… Read more.