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Cast Announced for Merrily We Roll Along at Hayes Theatre

Luckiest Productions and Hayes Theatre Co have announced the cast for the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along which will open at the Hayes in June 2021.

STAGE WHISPERS MAGAZINE: MAY / JUNE 2021 EDITION OUT NOW!!!

IN THIS EDITION

A German Life

How ‘Trumpism’ lured Robyn Nevin to portray an ‘ordinary’ life in Nazi Germany

The Heart of Hamilton.

An audience at NIDA with Hamilton’s international producer Jeffrey Seller

The Past Is Never Dead

Anne-Louise Sarks MTC's Next Artistic Director

Melbourne Theatre Company has announced Anne-Louise Sarks will be the Company’s next Artistic Director.

Meet the Fangirl of Theatre

With Fangirls about to open in Melbourne, and the launch of a cast album we revisit an interview with Yve Blake - the writer / composer and original star of hit Australian musical. Yve Blake, spoke to Peter Eyers for his Stages podcast. (Buy the script at Stage Whispers Books.)

Jagged Little Pill Musical to Reopen Theatre Royal Sydney

Image: Diane Paulus, Alanis Morrisette and Diablo Cody - Jagged Little Pill Broadway Opening in Dec 2019. Photo By Bruce Glikas.

Inspired by the album by Alanis Morissette, with 15 Tony Award Nominations including Best New Musical. Winner 2021 Grammy Award for Best Musical Album

Australian Cast for Moulin Rouge!

Image: Alinta Chidzey and Des Flanagan. Photo by Steven Grace.

Global Creatures has revealed the Australian cast of its Tony-nominated production, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, playing at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 13 August 2021.

Alinta Chidzey (Chicago, West Side Story) will star as the sparkling diamond, Satine, opposite newcomer Des Flanagan as bohemian dreamer Christian.

Simon Burke AO will play legendary club impresario Harold Zidler and Andrew Cook will play The Duke.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021 - Full Program Announced.

Image: Alan Cumming - Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director - photo Francis Hills

Rob Mills - Pawn Star

Image: Rob Mills in Grease (2013). Photographer: Jeff Busby.

Music Theatre star and Neighbours TV villain Rob Mills is best known for his heart throb roles on the stage. He’s relishing a switch to a more cerebral part, as a scheming agent, in a national concert tour of the musical CHESS. David Spicer reports.

2021 Australian Musical Theatre Festival Program Announced

The Australian Musical Theatre Festival’s full 2021 performance and workshop program has been announced, including the artists and teachers, who collectively will bring the best of Broadway to Launceston! Between them, they have starred in blockbuster musicals, performed on international stages, coached our finest performers and become familiar faces in the industry. 

Musicals on the Menu

Image: John Frost. Photographer: Peter Rae.

Leading theatre producer John Frost has sold his company to US juggernaut Crossroads Live. But the impresario is not retiring. In an exclusive interview with David Spicer, he revealed the musicals - and a play - that he will produce across Australia.

When the pandemic hit, producer John Frost had no less than five major musicals on the go and he told me that he expected to stay on the sidelines until the middle of this year.