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Aussie Physical Theatre Performer to Tour Internationally

Wolfe Bowart will tour LaLaLuna and Letter’s End internationally, following the premiere of his latest production, The Man the Sea Saw Following on from his 43-venue tour of Australia with Letter’s End in 2009, physical theatre creator/performer Wolfe Bowart is gearing up for a year of global touring in 2010.

DAME EDNA BOWS OUT EARLY ON BROADWAY.

After just two weeks ALL ABOUT ME, Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein's show closed at the Henry Miller Theatre. Expectations were high for the show that was advertised as  1 Megastar, 1 Gigastar, a 12 Piece orchestra, over 40 songs, and 22 ladies lavatories. The latter a reference to the hopelessly inadequate toilet facilities (especially for women) in Broadway theatres. The critics thought the concept (two stars booked into the same theatre at the same time) was tired. They likened it to a 1950s TV variety show.

LOVE NEVER DIES - KEEPING THE BRAND NAME ALIVE!

Both Peter Pinne and David Spicer recently caught up with the highly anticipated Lloyd Webber follow up to Phantom, Love Never Dies, in the West End.

David Campbell - On Broadway

New CD, TV Documentary and Tour

Entertainer David Campbell has returned to his first love Broadway releasing a new album of Broadway classics. The album, On Broadway was released on April 2.

Youtube Quest for New Musical’s Star

A new Australian musical, Beaudy, by Australian musician Michael Orland, is set to irreverently transport classic 17th century fairytale The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods to modern day Australia.

Australianised and updated, Beaudy is a spruced up old-fashioned tale filled with original music, laughs and familiar icons. It has its World Premiere season at the Parade Theatres, Kensington, NSW, from July 7.

“Open” auditions (NSW residents only) in the quest for Beaudy’s leading lady begin on Youtube.

Australia’s Oldest Musical Society to Produce Australia’s Newest Musical.

David Spicer reports on a barrel of full on and off stage drama.

Wicked Cast Go Into The Woods

The Wicked cast's one night only concert performance of Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods, on May 17, 2010 at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, raised over $90,000, and still counting, for the ANZ Trustees Foundation: Rob Guest Endowment. The funds were raised through ticket sales, an auction and donations.

Fancy Dress For Fancy Musicals.

Musical Theatre Companies in New Zealand kicked up their heels at a fancy dress ball in Auckland on Saturday night to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the organization.

A spectacular photo album is now on-line at www.facebook.com/stagewhispers

Helping to celebrate were newly installed Music Theatre New Zealand Life Member John Antony and Music Theatre pioneer Len Spier (pictured with the cake in our Facebook album).

New Arts Centre Program to Fund Music Theatre Development Across Australia

The Arts Centre, Melbourne, in conjunction with the Australia Council, is launching a national two year $300,000 Music Theatre Development Program that aims to discover Australia’s next musical theatre hit. The program will provide financial and artistic support for up to five new music theatre performances to be developed to workshop stage and showcased at the Arts Centre in January 2011.

Jersey Boys Big Green Room Winner

Jersey Boys was the most awarded production at Melbourne’s Green Room Awards on Monday March 15, 2010, taking out seven awards.

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