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An American In Paris Cast Announced

The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment have announced that Broadway and West End leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope will reprise their roles as the American GI Jerry Mulligan and the young Parisian dancer Lise Dassin in Australia in An American In Paris, with two of

A Chorus Line for Parramatta

Riverside Theatres, in partnership with Sydney Festival, is thrilled to announce the Australian premiere season of the much-anticipated Broadway smash A Chorus Line as part of its dazzling 2022 program.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, which was originally slated to open last year, is now set to kick off at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta on 6 January.

Remembering Bert

Geoffrey Williams recalls the great pleasure of meeting Bert Newton on two unforgettable occasions.

Vale Bert Newton

Australia is mourning the late great Bert Newton (23 July 1938 – 30 October 2021) and those who shared the stage with him are sharing their tributes and dedications.

2022 Adelaide Festival Program

The 37th Adelaide Festival program will run over 17 days from Friday 4 to Sunday 20 March, 2022. The program offers a total of 71 events in theatre, music, opera, dance, media and visual arts, including uniquely local programs Adelaide Writers’ Week, UKARIA Chamber Landscapes and WOMADelaide.

The Festival will feature 9 World premieres, 6 Australian premieres and 17 shows playing exclusively in Adelaide.

Adelaide Festival Artistic Directors Rachel Healy and Neil Armfield say: 

Moulin Rouge Performances Commence November 12 at Melbourne Regent

Moulin Rouge! The Musical will have its Australian premiere performance on Friday 12 November as Baz Luhrmann’s film comes to life onstage remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza.

Melbourne’s Regent Theatre has been transformed into the famed French nightclub and is set to transport audiences to 19th century Paris, complete with the iconic red windmill and towering blue elephant.

Bell Shakespeare Season 2022.

Image: Shaun Rennie and Laura Murphy (director and composer of The Lovers)

David Campbell to Star in North by Northwest

Following seasons in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane the U.K. and Toronto, the stage adaption of Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest will play an exclusive limited season at Sydney Lyric Theatre from March 9 2022.

Calls to 1194

Geoffrey Williams recently caught up with award-winning playwright Sandra Thibodeaux in Darwin to talk about her latest play – Calls to 1194 – for the 2021 Darwin Fringe Festival.

Is it possible to die from a broken heart? Or does ‘broken hearted’ belong strictly to the emotionally cathartic world of prose, songs, poems, and melancholic malaise?

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