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TICK TICK...BOOM!

Composed by the creator of hit musical RENT Jonathan Larson, TICK TICK...BOOM! will have its first professional production in Australia, playing for one week only at NIDA’s Parade Playhouse, Parade Theatres from 12 to 16 July.

Rob Mills for The Last Five Years in Sydney

The Last Five Years, an intimate contemporary musical byTony Award-winning writer and composer Jason Robert Brown, will have a Sydney season this July at The Reginald Theatre (previously know as the Downstairs Theatre) at the Seymour Centre.

The Last Five Yearsis the story of the rise and fall of a young couple’s relationship told from both sides. Her story starts at the end of their relationship while his begins on the day they met.

Nick and Nora Next for Neglected Musicals

Never staged since its original Broadway run, Neglected Musicals will stage the notorious Broadway flop Nick & Noraas their next musical presentationon Monday 8 August at 2pm and 8pm at the Darlinghurst Theatre. 

Strange Bedfellows Musical for Melbourne

Even more Australian than Priscilla!

That’s the claim of the stars of brand new Aussie musical comedy Strange Bedfellows who appeared together on the Princess Theatre stage in Melbourne this afternoon.John Wood (Blue Heelers) and Peter Cousens (Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon) will team up as Ralph and Vince, together with Lucy Durack (Wicked, MAMMA MIA!) and Melissa Langton (Les Misérables, The Fabulous Singlettes).

Annie Cast Announced

Tickets for the final weeks in Sydney of the hit musical production Annie went on sale today (February 13, 2011).

Sydney Festival Fundraising Initiative for Major New Indigenous Work

Sydney Festival is setting out to raise $300,000 for the development and staging of one of the centrepieces of the 2012 program, I Am Eora.

Hairspray: A “Brand New Do” in Music Theatre Technology

Hairspray the Musical is visual and technological feast, a smorgasbord of bubblegum colours, brilliantly energetic song and dance, and animated cartoon landscapes behind which lie a level of technological prowess unprecedented in musical theatre.

Lucy Graham spoke to Hairspray’s Creative Director Digital Content, Robbie Klaesi, about the technology behind the theatrical magic.

NSW Playwright Takes Top Award at Noosa Playwriting Competition

The 2011 Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition has been won by NSW writer Mark Langham for his comedy Nothing.

The 3 finalists had known they were finalists in the competition back in February. Their plays were staged for the first time at the intimate Noosa Arts Theatre, with the winner finally announced at the conclusion of the final performance.

Kevin Spacey as Richard III For Exclusive Sydney Season

The eagerly awaited, exclusive to Sydney season of The Bridge Project’s Richard III will open at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre, The Star tonight (December 1, 2011), where it plays until December 11.

We are informed that a limited number of tickets will be released on the day of each performance, with best availability on Sunday 11th December at. 2pm

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