Premiere Season of Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live

Magic Mike Live will have its Australian Premiere in Sydney from Thursday 17 December at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.  This Premiere season will be the first production around the world to return to the stage after international lockdown. 

New Seats On Sale Friday 23 October.

Moulin Rouge! Scores 14 Tony Nominations

In a landmark moment for Australian theatrical producers Global Creatures, Moulin Rouge! The Musical has been nominated for 14 Tony Awards which were announced overnight in New York. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 Australian film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the first Australian-produced musical to originate on Broadway.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical received 14 nominations across 13 categories:

·       Best Musical

Hamilton Australian Cast EXCLUSIVE Speculation

With just five months until the musical blockbuster Hamilton opens in Australia, Stage Whispers correspondent David Spicer is sticking his neck out to take “one shot” at predicting who might be in the cast.

Trevor Ashley Returns as Liza in Ring Them Bells!

Sydneysiders are promised a Christmas treat when Trevor Ashley returns to the stage at Paddo RSL, performing Ring Them Bells! A Very Liza Xmas for 3 shows only on Sunday 29 November, Sunday 6 & Sunday 13 December, 2020.  

Pippin Cast

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced their cast for the hit Broadway musical PIPPIN, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre at The Star from 24 November 2020.



Magic To Come

Stephen Schwartz talks to Stage Whispers as Pippin returns to Sydney.

Stage Lights Up

How our theatres are gradually re-opening.

A Zoom With A View

Celebrating digital theatre created in response to COVID 19.

Life Without Theatre


This October, Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW introduces ACTober, asking you to support arts performers, directors, designers, creatives, technicians and crew.  In 2020, through lockdown and home isolation the performing arts have been our lifeline to the world.  We have been entertained by creative artists and actors on streaming services, podcasts, audiobooks, concerts, cabarets and performances on Zoom. 

Another Place for a New Theatre Company

2020 would seem an unlikely time to launch a new theatre company, but Australia’s newest professional theatre, Fremantle Theatre Company (FTC), has its first opening night on October 17.

Stage Whispers had the pleasure of talking to Company Director, and founder, Renato Fabretti, in the lead-up to their first production, The Other Place by Sharr White.

Announcing Sound Mind

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the Australian live entertainment industry, leaving thousands of gig-to-gig onstage and offstage professionals with unlimited unemployment. The crisis has not only been - and continues to - be financially crippling, but has also affected mental health. 

Kate Mulvany Wins Top Prize for Women Playwrights

Hailed by the judges as a ‘blazing talent’, stage and screen writer/actor Kate Mulvany has won the coveted Mona Brand Award for 2020 — Australia’s only prize for women stage and screen writers.

A prolific playwright, screenwriter, poet and novelist, Kate Mulvany OAM was awarded the $30,000 Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers for her extensive body of work comprising more than 30 plays over a 25-year career.