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PARIS - A Rock Odyssey – In Concert

Music Theatre Melbourne’s new concert production of Australian rock musical PARIS pays homage to one of Australia’s great performers, Jon English.

John Waters (Ulysses) and Ben Mingay (Achilles) head the cast (which also includes Kerrie Anne Greenland (Cassandra), Matthew Manahan (Paris), and Madeleine Featherby (Helen), that will bring this epic show - co-written by Jon English and music producer David Mackay - to life for just four performances 13- 15 July 2017 at Melbourne Recital Centre.

Tim Finn’s Musical Adventure

New Zealand songwriter Tim Finn has spread his wings from pop music to embrace musical theatre and opera. The musical he composed, Ladies In Black, is currently touring. David Spicer spoke to both Finn and a leading lady in black, Trisha Noble.

2017 Green Room Awards Nominations

The Green Room Awards Association has announced the nominees for the 2017 Green Room Awards, which will be held at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on Monday 27 March. 

Melbourne’s premier peer-presented, performing arts industry awards recognise excellence and innovation across a range of categories, including Cabaret, Contemporary and Experimental Performance, Dance, Independent Theatre, Music Theatre, Opera and Theatre Companies.

The Bodyguard - Full Cast Announced

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost have announced that the Melbourne season of the musical THE BODYGUARD will play at the Regent Theatre from 24 August. The 2017 Australian tour of THE BODYGUARD will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 April, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then moving to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne.

Esther Hannaford to Play Carole King

As music icon Carole King celebrates her 75th birthday, the Broadway musical based on her rise to stardom has announced its leading lady.

Multi-award winning musical theatre star Esther Hannaford will play the legendary singer / songwriter in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which begins its Australian premiere season at Sydney Lyric Theatre in September 2017.

A Religious Experience for Theatre Lovers

As The Book of Mormon began its highly anticipated Australian season in January, Coral Drouyn examines the remarkable journey of its creators from South Park to Melbourne via Broadway.

2016 GLUGS THEATRE AWARDS

Sydney theatre group THE GLUGS - now celebrating their 50th year presented the 2016 GLUGS Theatre Awards at a ceremony on Monday 6 February 2017 at The Castlereagh Hotel in Sydney.

Big winner on the evening was the Bell Shakespeare / Griffin Theatre Company co-production of The Literati, with a total of five awards.

1984 – Australian Tour Cast Announced

Casting for the Australian tour of the West End production of the stage adaptation of George Orwell’s seminal novel 1984  has been announced.

Tom Conroy will play Winston in the Australian season, starring alongside Paul Blackwell, Terence Crawford, Ursula Mills, Renato Musolino, Guy O’Grady, Yalin Ozucelik and Fiona Press, which will play major seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Perth over a four month period.

Win Tickets to FENCES

FENCES is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play. 

 

Kip Gamblin Announced as The Bodyguard

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost have announced that Kip Gamblin will be playing the title role of The Bodyguard, Frank Farmer, in the Australian tour of the musical THE BODYGUARD. Kip is most known to Australian audiences for his roles in a wide range of television dramas including Home and Away, All Saints, Tricky Business, Dance Academy and most recently Neighbours. Kip later spent two years working as a series regular in the BBC London’s drama series Casualty.

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