Aussie Musical theatre star Tyran Parke is bringing a very special concert to Adelaide’s Arts Gallery of South Australia next week, and you’d be crazy to miss it. The show, Compositions: A Musical Close Up, debuted in Adelaide at the Cabaret Festival in 2013 to great acclaim and is now returning to the Festival State for one night… Read more.
According to an article on BroadwayWorld.com, the Broadway revival production of Pippin is slated to head down under in 2015. Read the original article here Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin, with choreography by Bob Fosse, originally premiered on Broadway in 1972, winning 5 Tony Awards and running for over 2000 performances. This all-new revival production is now in its second year… Read more.
Broadway royalty Elaine Stritch has passed away aged 89, reports the New York Times. The actress, who spent seven decades on the stage, made her last Broadway appearance in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music in 2010 and will be remembered as the sharp tongued, brassy broad who held audiences in the palm of her hand. Read… Read more.
It’s just turned autumn and it’s a dazzling day in Brisbane. The sun is shining and the gleaming glass headquarters of Harvest Rain Theatre Company are awash with colour and buzzing with activity. There’s a marathon costume fitting session in progress in preparation for their first show of the season, the iconic Broadway musical Guys… Read more.
I came across this infographic today covering the costs and expenditure involved in producing a show on Broadway or The West End. I found the breakdown of costs quite interesting. The graphic doesn’t reference or claim to represent the Australian industry in any way, but you would have to assume that the areas of expense… Read more.
Yvonne calls her story a ‘fairytale’, and indeed it is the stuff that drama school legend is built upon. Early in her career she went to the USA as an unknown Aussie actress to ‘take a few meetings’ and almost immediately landed the lead role of Sarah Walker on the NBC series Chuck. Since then… Read more.
According to BroadwayWorld.com Australia’s Anthony Warlow will be starring in a staged reading of a new musical in New York City next month. Robin Hood – The Final Adventure is a brand new musical with a book by Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Annie), music by Peter Sipos (Contact) and lyrics/direction by Tony… 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.
Tickets are on pre-sale this morning for Broadway sensation Idina Menzel’s newly announced Sydney Opera House concert on June 26, 2013. Booked as the headline act for the closing weekend of Kate Ceberano’s 2nd Adelaide Cabaret Festival (June 22), Menzel’s Sydney engagement with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is the second performance announced for her Australian… Read more.
This hilarious and very clever spoof video came across my desk this morning, and it was too good not to share. The brand new film adaptation of Les Miserables, directed by Tom Hooper has ‘premiered’ in NYC and this video details the reactions of some of Broadway’s biggest ‘stars’… Watch out for Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone… Read more.