2016 Tony Awards – Winners

The 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, were presented on June 12, 2016, at New York’s Beacon Theatre, in an event overshadowed by the Orlando shootings, and dedicated to the victims.

As anticipated, Hamilton dominated the awards, taking out 11 awards, though it was denied a Tony Award record early in the evening when the revival of She Loves Me took out the award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical, then later The Color Purple’ Cynthia Erivo’s win in the Best Leading Actress category.

First Date Cast Announced

Melbourne Indie theatre company Pursued by Bear announces their cast for their next offering. Coral Drouyn comments

Pursued by Bear is one of those small Indie theatre companies that consistently does excellent work without much fanfare – or even much recognition except from real Music Theatre Tragics like myself.

The Proof is in the Truth

With David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof opening tonight in Melbourne, Anna Burgess took time out from a frantic schedule to talk to Coral Drouyn.

Nurturing Home Grown from the Roots

Nick Hedger and Ben Nicholson, young entrepreneurs and composers, launch a new initiative, Grassroots, and Coral Drouyn is excited.

M is for Marvellous - and Megan

Imagine making your stage debut on Broadway in the hottest musical in town. It’s just one of the reasons why Coral Drouyn enjoyed chatting to Smash star Megan Hilty before she headed down under.

Megan Hilty is beautiful, super talented and has a voice to die for. She’s also open and friendly, easy to talk to and laughs a lot. Life is good, and she’s holidaying at Disneyland with husband, Brian, and 18-month-old daughter Viola, before making her trip to Australia for a concert tour.

Entire STC Cast Broadway Bound in The Present

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play opens on Broadway. Full casting was announced overnight in the US as tickets go on sale for the limited season, commencing previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017.

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Walk of Fame

Adelaide Festival Centre’s Walk of Fame is one step closer to realisation, with the public and critics’ star recipients being announced today (May 30, 2016). The star-studded walkway will celebrate the creative artists whose work has graced the stages of the Adelaide Festival Centre and is a key part of the Riverbank precinct redevelopment project.

Anthony Warlow Wins Helen Hayes Award

At a ceremony in Washington DC this week, it was announced that Anthony Warlow has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Helen Hayes Award for Lead Actor in a Musical for his performance in Man of La Mancha for the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Creating New Songs for Our World

Coral Drouyn talks to the creatives of Songs for A New World which opens at Chapel off Chapel on June 2nd for a limited season.

Sweet Poison for Blonde Belinda

Coral Drouyn interviews Belinda Giblin.

Belinda Giblin became a household name more than 30 years ago when she graced our small screens in a number of soaps - most notoriously as the re-invented Pat The Rat in Sons and Daughters, supposedly after plastic surgery to make her unrecognisable (yes folks, people believed the most outrageous things before the internet). She’d already made four films while still in her twenties, and was a hit in an earlier “SOAP” The Box. For a while she was a sellable commodity… a “star.”

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