Articles on ‘Sondheim’

Boys of Sondheim at the MELT Festival

Boys of Sondheim

Sondheim is probably the most well known and respected contemporary writer of musical theatre, and he has long been openly gay. Performed by five men as part of MELT 2017 at Brisbane Powerhouse, Boys of Sondheim is an exploration of the modern day jungle of relationships: from Grindr, to marriage, to breakups. The show started… Read more.

In conversation with Nancye Hayes, star of Follies In Concert

Nancye Hayes

On May 24 and 25, some of Australia’s most well-loved Musical Theatre performers will gather for a production of Follies In Concert, at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Directed by Tyran Parke and produced by Adrian Storey for Storeyboard Entertainment, the Melbourne-only event will inject Melbourne with a star-studded surge of Sondheim. For  3 performances only, the cast list… Read more.

Into the Woods film: Nice is different than good

Into the Woods

I wish that I could tell you that I loved Rob Marshall’s big screen adaptation of my favourite Stephen Sondheim show. I wish I could tell you that Marshall found a way to adapt this large ensemble, multiple-threaded musical masterpiece into a rich film – even if it can never be the same as seeing… Read more.

Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures to debut in Melbourne 2014

Following a sell out season of Assassins earlier this year, new and exciting production company Watch This is teaming up with Manilla Street Productions to debut Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Pacific Overtures in Melbourne next year. Cited as Sondheim’s favourite and most ambitious work, Pacific Overtures has not yet enjoyed a professional season in Australia. Happily, from 19 February to… Read more.

Opening this week, Assassins is to die for

Opening this week, Assassins is to die for

Watch This’ brand new production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins commences at fortyfivedownstairs this Wednesday night starring Nadine Garner and Nick Simpson-Deeks. Erin James spoke with Director Tyran Parke about this exciting new company and their wonderful new production.  Method for a successful musical: 1. Choose your actor driven, well crafted show 2. Enlist a passionate director… Read more.

West End’s Leading Lady Ruthie Henshall makes Aussie debut for charity

West End’s Leading Lady Ruthie Henshall makes Aussie debut for charity

AUSSIETHEATRE EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS: can confirm that acclaimed international music theatre star, Ruthie Henshall will be making her Australian debut at Sydney’s Theatre Royal this April, in a very special charity event for the White Ribbon Foundation. (Yes, you read correctly. Ruthie. Henshall.) A one-off charity performance of the popular musical revue Side By… Read more.

A funny thing happened on the way to Melville Theatre

Take a trip back through time and laugh yourself silly at Melville Theatre this month with the farce A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Inspired by the farces of ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251-183BC), the Sondheim musical was originally produced on Broadway in 1962 where it won several Tony Awards. The musical, directed… Read more.