Anthony Warlow & Faith Prince to Embark on Australian Tour this Summer
Anthony Warlow, Australia's leading star of musical theatre, returns home this June with Tony-Award winner Faith Prince in an exclusive concert event titled Direct From Broadway. The Australian tour premieres at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on June 10, then travels to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
For the first time in almost a decade, Australian audiences can experience the majesty that only "Australia's first man of music theatre" can bring to the stage. Warlow will be accompanied by Faith Prince, his Broadway co-star from the critically acclaimed US production of Annie and a magnificent 30 piece orchestra under the musical direction of Alex Rybeck and the direction of Dan Foster.
"I had a glorious time performing on Broadway and it is wonderful to be home and bring some of the Broadway magic back to Australia," said Anthony Warlow. "Faith Prince was a wonderful co-star in Annie, and I can't wait to join her on stage and sing all our Broadway favourites."
Blessed with a thrilling voice, Anthony Warlow's versatility has enthralled Australian audiences ever since his 1981 debut with the Australian Opera at the age of 19 in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Recently making his Broadway debut as Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks in Annie, his lengthy stage credits include creating the role of Dr Yurii Zhivago in the Australian premiere production of Doctor Zhivago: The Musical (2011), the Australian tour of Annie (2000 and 2012), performing the title role of The Phantom of the Opera (1990 and 2007-2008), creating the role of Enjolras in the Australian production of Les Miserables (1988), and his musical theatre debut in 1985, playing the role of Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre in London.
Faith Prince established herself as a Broadway star with her portrayal of Miss Adelaide in the 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls, a role for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. Since then, she has also been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her portrayal of Ella Peterson in the 2001 revival of Bells Are Ringing, and her feature in the 2008 Broadway musical A Catered Affair. Faith is very well known for her numerous film and television appearances including Spin City, Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy, CSI, Faith, House, Medium, Monk and Law and Order.
This unique concert will feature music from some of musical theatre's greatest productions, including My Fair Lady, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweeney Todd, Guys and Dolls and Man of La Mancha.
Warlow's "exquisite falsetto" voice will seamlessly combine with the compelling tones of Prince's voice described by the New York Times as "one-in-a-million". Direct From Broadway will be a truly unforgettable evening of music, a once in a lifetime event with two of musical theatre's brightest international stars.
Date: 7.30pm Tuesday June 10
Venue: Festival Theatre
Bookings: www.bass.net.au or 131 246
Date: 8pm Saturday June 14
Venue: Crown Theatre
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au or phone 132 849
Date: 8pm Friday June 20 and Saturday June 21
Venue: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183 www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 1300 136 166
Date: 8pm Friday June 27 and Saturday June 28
Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7777
www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100