Articles on ‘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.
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.
Two years ago, Melbourne based production company Watch This barely even existed. Now, after two highly acclaimed productions, 11 Green Room Award nominations, a successful regional tour and a passion for creating first-class, engaging work, they are ready to take the theatre world by storm. Each individual triumph that Watch This has achieved over the… Read more.
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.
Who doesn’t love the Demon Barber of Fleet Street? Australia has enjoyed a lot of Sondheim on our professional and independent stages over the last few years. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To The Forum, Into The Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Sondheim on Sondheim, Pacific Overtures, Assassins and Side by Side… Read more.
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.
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.
AussieTheatre readers can today take advantage of a special pre-sale ticket offer for the Side By Side By Sondheim charity concert on April 20 at Sydney’s Theatre Royal. Starring West End and Broadway music theatre star Ruthie Henshall and over 20 of Australia’s leading names in musical theatre (to be announced shortly), this one-off performance of… Read more.
AUSSIETHEATRE EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS: AussieTheatre.com 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.
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.