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Stephen Schwartz: From The Heart

Part Two of Coral Drouyn’s interview with Musical Theatre legend Stephen Schwartz during his 2013 visit to Australasia.

Cick here if you missed Part 1.

When you get the chance to talk to someone like Stephen Schwartz, and he’s open to any question, you can’t help but be a little bit cheeky.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical: The Composers

Director Baz Luhrmann, currently hard at work in the rehearsal room at Carriageworks, has announced composers he and co-writer Craig Pearce have collaborated with on original songs for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL.

Australian audiences will hear new music and lyrics from composers including Australia’s own Elliott Wheeler, Sia Furler and Eddie Perfect along with American songwriters David Foster and Diane Warren, who between them have won all the most prestigious music awards including Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy Awards.

Sydney to Host Premiere of Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical will have its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced today (February 27, 2014).

THE WIZARD IS ANNOUNCED!

Australian musical theatre icon Reg Livermore will play the role of the Wizard in the 2014 Melbourne and Sydney seasons of WICKED

Strictly Sydney Celebrates Strictly Ballroom

Australia’s largest outdoor ballroom dancing event took place on the Northern and Western Broadwalks of the Sydney Opera House on Sunday February 23, creating a world record when hundreds of couples performed a specially choreographed Strictly Sydney moment.

This event, under the direction of Baz Luhrmann, celebrated the forthcoming opening of Strictly Ballroom The Musical, which previews at Sydney Lyric Theatre from 25 March, 2014.

ATLANTIS RISING

Talented multi award winning composer, writer and actor Matthew Robinson talks to Coral Drouyn about this weekend’s concert version of his new musical Atlantis.

AN ILIAD FOR ADELAIDE

In the intimate solo performance that is An Iliad, Tony Award winner Denis O’Hare illuminates the heroism and horror of war by playing an ageless poet who retells the ancient story and never-ending destruction of conflict throughout the ages.

2013 Green Room Awards Nominations

In its 31st year of acknowledging excellence in the performing arts on the Melbourne stage, the Green Room Awards Association has announced the nominations for the 2013 Awards for performances presented between January 1st and December 31st 2013.  The recipients of these awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Monday April 28th at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne.

Les Mis From Page to Stage

Tickets are now on sale for Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage, a world-first exhibition and the biggest to ever be staged at the State Library of Victoria.

Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey from the 19th-century Paris of Victor Hugo’s novel – Les Misérables – to today’s blockbuster musical.

BigMouth for Adelaide Festival

A sell-out hit at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012 and with successful seasons later in Europe and the UK, the Australian premiere of SKaGeN’s BigMouth is to be exclusively presented by the Adelaide Festival. The production is with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in a co-production with De Tijd and Stuk.

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