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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.

Opera House Crisis … “Give me 180 million or it shuts.”

David Spicer spoke to Sydney Opera House Chief Executive Richard Evans about the looming crisis that is confronting the Sydney Opera House for the March / April edition of Stage Whispers.

Lloyd Webber’s New Phantom - Soon to Haunt West End and World Stages

With new Lloyd Webber musical Love Never Dies opening in the West End, we take this opportunity to put Doug Mayo's article from the January / February edition of Stage Whispers online.

The Production Company - 2010 Season Announced

Jeanne Pratt AC, Chairman of The Production Company has announced her company’s 2010 season today (March 9).

Bigger than Ben Hur? Chariot Race Spectacle Goes for Box Office Gold at Olympic Stadium.

Tonight (March 8) Sydney radio personality Alan Jones touted Ben Hur – The Stadium Spectacular as the biggest theatrical event ever seen in Australia.

Ben Hur – The Stadium Spectacular, beginning a world tour, will perform exclusively at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium for two nights only on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October.

This is a Sydney exclusive performance. There will be no other performances in Australasia.

West Side Story - Subscribe Now to Win Tickets

American Director / Choreographer Joey McKneeley and his exciting young Australian cast are in the final week of rehearsals for West Side Story, which begins its Australian tour on July 1 at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, Star City.

And Stage Whispers subscribers are in the running to win tickets in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Keating Banned then Unbanned.

Keating! The Musical makes its Tasmanian Premiere this week – but all the action has been off stage.

Michael Gow to Depart QTC

 Michael Gow, currently in his 11th year as Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company, will leave the Company to pursue freelance writing and directing. He has declined the Board’s offer of a further contract following the expiry of his current contract, due in August 2010. It is anticipated that Gow will program the major part of the 2011 season and continue his relationship with the Company as a freelance artist.

FULL HOUSE CATS.

More than a thousand people packed the Canberra Theatre to toast and celebrate another year of vintage community theatre on February 20.

HITS MISS OUT, WHILE BOX OFFICE LOSERS PROSPER.

Each year taxpayers pay millions to tour shows to regional Australia. A special investigation by Stage Whispers reporter David Spicer reveals that productions with limited audience appeal are getting funding while potential hits are snubbed.

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