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Adam Guettel: Myths and Him

In conversation with Ian Nisbet and Matthew Lockitt.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2013 EDITION – OUT NOW!!!

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• The Hottest Shoe Shufflers ever

• Dame Julie Andrews Drops In

• Kristin Chenoweth interview

• Building the King Kong Dream

• What sparked Driving Miss Daisy

• Wild About Toby Schmitz

• Chat with The Addams Family and Jersey Boys co-writer Rick Elice

• How flowerchildren bloomed

Rob Mills: When You’re Hot You’re Hot

He went from hosting Young Talent Time to performing eight shows a week in Sydney with Legally Blonde, then straight into a hectic schedule with Celebrity Apprentice, before heading back on stage for the musical’s Brisbane and Melbourne seasons. Rob Mills found time to reflect on his career with Neil Litchfield.

Tony Award Nominations 2013

Australian musical theatre fans will have another nominee to cheer for at Broadway’s night of nights this year, with Tim Minchin nominated for the Tony Award for Best Score for Matilda: The Musical.

Mockingbird Theatre: The Learning Curve

Chris Baldock was doing nicely, building his reputation as a director, winning awards, working with both new and seasoned actors. Yet there was a dream he hadn’t fulfilled, until last year that is. When Chris started his Melbourne-based Mockingbird Theatre Company in 2012 (with a revamped production of his award winning The Laramie Project), he embarked upon the most exhilarating but also stressful phase of his theatrical life.

2013 Olivier Award Winners

Dame Helen Mirren took out the Olivier Award for Best Actress at the 2013 Awards for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, but it was another play, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, which dominated with seven awards, equaling the record set by Matilda last year.

The awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on April 28, 2013 was hosted by Hugh Bonnevilleand Sheridan Smith.

BLUE MAN GROUP TO TOUR

Blue Man Group, the international entertainment phenomenon, will play an Australian premiere season at the Sydney Lyric, The Star from August 2013.

Bangarra: Blak

Bangarra Dance Theatre premieres Blak, brand new work with stories about a contemporary clan and the collision of two worlds, playing at Arts Centre Melbourne from May 3 to 11. Following the Melbourne season, Blak will tour to Wollongong from May 17 to 18 before being presented at the Sydney Opera House from June 7 to 22. The production will then be presented in Canberra (July 11 to 13) and in Brisbane (July 18 to 27) for the final leg of the national tour.

Bolshoi Ballet for Exclusive Brisbane Season

For the first time in twenty years Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet will perform in Australia. Peter Pinne reports.

The Bolshoi Ballet will perform Le Corsaire and The Bright Stream in their season when they play the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, 30 May to 9 June, 2013. It follows on the success of The Hamburg Season in 2012, and is the second in the QPAC International Series, a joint initiative by QPAC and Events Queensland.

Happy 80th Sheila Bradley

Before the rise of Toni Lamond, Nancye Hayes, Marina Prior and other home-grown stars, our musical theatre stars came for overseas. Most stayed only for the length of the production, but a few fell in love with us, and we with them, and they stayed to become the cornerstones of our industry.

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