BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Melbourne in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Amanda Seyfried & Taylor Swift Complete LES MISERABLES Film Cast


Today, Twitchfilm.com has reported and BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that offers are now out to country-pop singer Taylor Swift for the role of Eponine and to the opera-trained Mamma Mia! film star ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

LOVE NEVER DIES Still Hoping to Hit Broadway?


Michael Riedel writes in today's New York Post that composer Andrew Lloyd Webber will be screening the filmed version of the Australian production of LOVE NEVER DIES to theatre executives in New Yor... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Review Roundup: LOVE NEVER DIES Makes Its Sydney Premiere


The principal characters of The Phantom of the Opera continue their stories in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. 10 years after the mysterious disappearance of The Phantom from the Paris Opera Ho... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Meet Eponine! Samantha Barks Through the Years...


Cameron Mackintosh announced on stage at the Manchester Palace at the end of last evening's performance of Oliver! (in which Barks is currently playing Nancy) that she is set to play Eponine in the fi... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

THE LION KING to Return to Sydney, December 2013


NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris and President of Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher today announced that one of the most popular musicals in history, T... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Australia 2011 Awards Winners Announced!


After an intense internal auditing process, the results are in for the 2011 Australia Awards! This year's awards broke traffic records and we couldn't be more excited to announce the 2011 BroadwayWorl... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Line-Up Announced, June 8-23


Kate Ceberano has secured an impressive line-up of acclaimed international, national and local artists in her debut year as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Michael Crawford Talks Superstitions, Concerts & More


Broadway favorite Michael Crawford just released a new album in Australia titled 'The Story Of My Life,' and in the video below, the theatre star promotes the album. Click below to watch the theatre s... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Full Coverage of Green Room Awards Winners; LOVE NEVER DIES, ROCK OF AGES Win Four


The winners of the 2011 Green Room Awards were announced this weekend. You can see the full list of winners below, including awards presented to LOVE NEVER DIES, ROCK OF AGES, and BODY OF WORK.... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

PRISCILLA 'I WILL SURVIVE' Australian Reality Talent Show to End with Broadway; Auditions Begin in April


Australia media giant Fremantle Media will be presenting a new reality show, 'I Will Survive', offering Broadway hopefuls the chance to train with the PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT company at the Pala... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Angela Lansbury to Join James Earl Jones in DRIVING MISS DAISY Australian Tour!


According to NY Magazine, Angela Lansbury, who is currently starring in Gore Vidal'S THE BEST MAN on Broadway, has signed on to star alongside James Earl Jones in an Australian tour of DRIVING MISS DA... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

LOVE NEVER DIES Closes Tonight in Australia


The continuation of Broadway's longest-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies closes tonight at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Review Roundup: AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN in Sydney


An Officer and a Gentleman, directed by Simon Philips and co-written by Douglas Day Stewart and composer and lyricist team Ken Hirsch and Robin Lerner, made its world premiere performance on May 18 at... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Producer Says DR. ZHIVAGO Planned for Broadway in 2014


DR. ZHIVAGO is headed to Broadway in 2014, producer John Frost tells the Stock Journal today. The show, which premiered at La Jolla Playhouse in 2006, features music by Lucy Simon, lyrics by Michael K... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

PRISCILLA Reality Show in Australia Seeks New Grand Prize with Broadway Close


The New York Times is reporting that PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT will play its final performance on Broadway on June 24, 2012 after 23 previews and 526 performances. ... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Australian Musical Theatre Star Anthony Warlow is 'Daddy Warbucks' in Broadway's New ANNIE


Australia's preeminent musical theatre and opera star Anthony Warlow will make his Broadway debut as billionaire Daddy Warbucks in the new production of ANNIE, the Tony Award-winning classic musical. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: International PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Star Renée Knapp Visits PHANTOM Las Vegas


'It's a dream come true,' says American Native Renee Knapp, the German-Australian Phantom of the Opera Star, who attended a performance of the Vegas production, which will close its doors forever on S... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Moonshadow in Melbourne - Haunting


It is so hard to know what to make of last nights world premiere of Yusef/Cat Stevens musical Moonshadow. I would like to talk to you about the story but unfortunately there is no delineated plot to s... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW TV & Photo Exclusive Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth Gets Theatre Named in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma


The Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center opened its doors in September of 2009. The $30 million dollar facility was built for the students of Broken Arrow, but the community and Executive Director Mar... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Coming to Melbourne in 2013


Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Theatre Company are delighted to announce that Richard Bean's riotously funny adaptation, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, based on Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters with s... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Lincoln Center Theater's SOUTH PACIFIC, Starring Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Heads to Australia Aug 8


The Lincoln Center Theater 2008 revival of Rogers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Eddie Perfect and Kate Ceberano, is heading to Australia. The show will play S... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Collarts Students Present COLLABORATION, 8/20-21


Over two nights, Melbourne's finest emerging artists will present their group and solo showcase COLLABORATION.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Michael Cormick Joins Australia's ANNIE in Perth Tonight, Aug 7


According to The West Australian, Michael Cormick will jump into the role of Daddy Warbucks in Annie on Aug. 7 to replace Anthony Warlow, who is set to play the same role in Broadway's production of A... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Lincoln Center Theater's SOUTH PACIFIC, Starring Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Opens in Australia Tonight, Aug 8


The Lincoln Center Theater 2008 revival of Rogers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, starring Lisa McCune, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Eddie Perfect and Kate Ceberano, heads to Australia. The show plays Sydney Ope... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Nadia Tass Directs PROMISES, PROMISES at Arts Centre Melbourne, Opening Oct 3


Following the success of two stellar productions in season 2012 The Producers and Chess, The Production Company's final production for 2012 is the award-winning Broadway musical Promises, Promises.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Adelaide Festival Centre Presents THE ILLUSIONISTS, Beginning December 31


Magicians will descend upon Adelaide audiences for the first time at the Adelaide Festival Centre with The Illusionists exploding onto the Festival Theatre stage in a spectacular opening on New Year's... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Palais Theatre Presents AT THE WATER'S EDGE Celebrating Life By The Water, 11/14-11/20


Palais Theatre presents ReAction Theatre's production of At the Water's Edge, a collection of short plays by local and international award-winning playwrights, celebrating life by the water.... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

War Horse AND THE BREATH OF LIFE Exhibition Explores Art of Puppetry at Arts Centre Melbourne, Nov 10-March 17, 2013


Horse puppets from Arts Centre Melbourne's upcoming War Horse production and a five-metre long Raptor dinosaur puppet and are among the highlights of the upcoming exhibition War Horse and the Breath o... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

NORMIE to Have World Premiere Production in Melbourne, Nov. 23-Dec. 1


'Normie,' an exciting new musical charting the highly successful and controversial 1960s experiences of Australia's first King of Pop, will have its world premiere in Melbourne on November 23.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Sarah Blasko Brings I AWAKE Tour to Arts Centre Melbourne, Feb 14; Album Set for Release, Oct 26


Captivating Australian singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko is taking her highly anticipated new album I Awake on the road with her in a big way in February 2013 when she performs at Arts Centre Melbourne, ... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

War Horse AND THE BREATH OF LIFE Exhibition Explores Art of Puppetry at Arts Centre Melbourne, Now thru March 17, 2013


Horse puppets from Arts Centre Melbourne's upcoming War Horse production and a five-metre long Raptor dinosaur puppet and are among the highlights of the upcoming exhibition War Horse and the Breath o... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at David Hobson, Rachael Beck and More in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG


Producer Tim Lawson and acclaimed Director Roger Hodgman present CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Sydney's Capitol Theatre from 16 November 2012 and Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre from 30 January 2013.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Nothing Worse than Bad Sex in MORE SEX PLEASE WE'RE SENIORS


The bland MIDI tracked 'overture' that opened More Sex Please We're Seniors gave an indication that none of Peter Sullivan's songs were going to be memorable. They were, however, particularly memorabl... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

67th Australian DanceSport Championship Announces Winners; WDSF World DanceSport Championship Standard Set for Tomorrow


The finals for the 67th Australian DanceSport Championship were held at Hisense Arena tonight, Saturday, December 1, and the winners have been announced! On Sunday 2 December, Melbourne will host the ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters to Headline Shows in Sydney, Melbourne, March-April 2013


Following the announcement of his appearances on Byron Bay's Bluesfest and the West Coast Blues & Roots Festival in Fremantle, Chugg Entertainment has confirmed that rock legend, Robert Plant, will al... (read more...)
BWW's Top Melbourne Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: GENESIS TO BROADWAY - Creatively Flawed


Fem Bellling, Andrew Dunne and musical director Warren Wills guide their audience on a journey from the beginning of time through varying musical styles and cultural influences leading to the great wh... (read more...)




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