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Hamilton Leads Screen Bonanza

There has never been more live theatre available on our screens. Since July the world’s biggest musical, Hamilton has been streaming on Disney+. Will the smorgasbord of live theatre available during the pandemic whet the appetite of theatregoers to return to live venues or encourage them to stay home? David Spicer investigates.

I went to extreme lengths to get a ticket to see the original cast of Hamilton on stage. On a 2016 trip to New York, my alarm went off at 3:45am and I walked the three blocks from my hotel to the theatre.

Time and Place - Celebrating Sydney Philharmonia's 100 Years

On September 9, 1920, members of the newly formed Hurlstone Park Choral Society came together for their first performance at Randwick Hospital. This event would set them on the course to become Australia's leading choral performing arts company and a key player in establishing Sydney as an internationally renowned cultural centre.

Gertrude Opera Presents Online Opera Festival

Gertrude Opera has announced the program for the Yarra Valley Opera Festival, Australia’s first ever online opera festival, running from 16-25 October 2020.

Ensemble Theatre Conversation with David Williamson

Ensemble Theatre has announced the latest ‘Ensemble Conversations’ for people to stay connected to the theatre.

This week legendary Australian playwright David Williamson takes the Ensemble Conversation's hot seat chatting to Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry.

Ensemble Theatre has staged 24 Williamson plays, including 19 world premieres, plus 3 national tours. Earlier this year Crunch Time marked his final play before retirement… but he’s keeping busy.

Sydney Theatre Company Returns to the Stage

Sydney Theatre Company today (August 24, 2020) announced its current plans for the remainder of the 2020 season including a return to the stage with a COVIDSafe, socially distanced season of Angus Cerini’s Wonnangatta starring Wayne Blair and Hugo Weaving at the Roslyn Packer Theatre from 21 September, 2020.  

Belvoir to Reopen in September

After 6 months without performances, Belvoir’s theatre doors will re-open this September when A Room of One’s Own takes to the Belvoir St Theatre stage from 10 September to 18 October.

Van Gogh Alive - Australian Premiere for Sydney

Emma Triggs, founder and CEO of the M Agency and Promoter of Van Gogh Alive at M-Live, together with creator Bruce Peterson, owner and founder of Grande Exhibitions, are bringing Van Gogh Alive to Australia to premiere in Sydney as one of the first purpose-built COVID-aware arts and entertainment initiatives.

Choose Your Own Variety Online with Ali McGregor

Arts Centre Melbourne is helping audiences plan for Friday nights in lockdown by presenting Melbourne cabaret queen 

The Goes Wrong Show Streaming on Amazon Prime

All six episodes from Mischief’s BBC One hit comedy series The Goes Wrong Show are now available for streaming in Australia on Amazon Prime Video.  Inspired by Mischief’s award-winning Broadway and West End stage production, The Play That Goes WrongThe Goes Wrong Show television series recently received a 2020 TV Choice Award nomination for Best Comedy.

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