Sarah Snook and Marg Horwell Win Olivier Awards for Dorian Gray

The Picture Of Dorian Gray’s star Sarah Snook has been named Best Actress at the 2024 Olivier Awards, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The annual awards, presented by the Society of London Theatre, recognise excellence in professional theatre in London.

Casey Donovan and Genevieve Lemon to Star in Sister Act

Praise be! In the biggest role of her career to date, Casey Donovan has been confirmed to lead the cast of Sister Act, when it opens at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney from August and the Regent Theatre in Melbourne from November. Joining Casey in donning the habit will be the Genevieve Lemon in the role of Mother Superior.

2024 Green Room Award Winners Announced

Victoria’s theatre industry came together on April 8th at the Melbourne's Comedy Theatre for the presentation of the 2024 Green Room Awards with the Melbourne Theatre Company taking eight awards including Best Theatre Production for My Sister Jill, while Best Commercial Musical went to Mary Poppins.

Kip Williams Leaving Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams, will leave at the end of the year after 13 years with the Company, eight as Artistic Director, to prepare for a career on Broadway.

Following the success of The Picture of Dorian Gray in London’s West End, Kip has decided to hand over the reins to a new Artistic Director at the end of 2024 as he makes space in his schedule for a proposed Broadway season in 2025. 

Marvellous Elephant Man Green Room Nominations

Ahead of the Green Room Awards, Melbourne's top honours in the performing arts scene, Mark Hamilton toasts the success of The Marvellous Elephant Man the Musical, which has attracted a cult following and sold

Patti LuPone To Bring New Concert To Australia

A LIFE IN NOTES to feature songs that influenced LuPone throughout her life 

Three-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will bring her new concert A LIFE IN NOTES to Australia this winter, directly from Carnegie Hall.  LuPone will headline the Adelaide Cabaret Festival before undertaking a national tour stopping in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 

2024 Australian Hamilton Cast

Returning cast members and production debuts announced for Sydney return season

Lee Lewis to Depart Queensland Theatre

Queensland Theatre has today announced it is set to farewell Lee Lewis as Artistic Director at the end of this month, following four years of artistic leadership, award-winning creative work and significant progress for the company.

Ms. Lewis took up the leadership role for the state-wide arts company in 2019 and throughout her tenure the company was nominated for 53 Matilda Awards, winning 11 of these including two for Best Main Stage Productions.   

2024 Garrmalang Festival program announced

Geoffrey Williams reports

Darwin’s Dry Season cultural calendar kicks off with the release of Garrmalang (the Larrakia name for Darwin City) Festival’s program. Garrmalang’s Creative Director, Ben Graetz, who returns to the helm for 2024, said, “Having been involved with the Festival since 2014, I am so proud seeing the event grow and build over the years and support so many local and national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers, artists and community members.”

Full Cast Announced for Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple

Producer John Frost for Crossroads Live has announced the full cast for Neil Simon’s Tony Award-winning comedy The Odd Couple, which plays at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from May and Theatre Royal Sydney from June. New tickets go on sale this week due to popular demand.