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BWW Exclusive: STATUS in Melbourne Photos BWW Exclusive: STATUS in Melbourne
(7/10/2014) - Status - The Play is about to commence a short run at the Fairfax Studio in Melbourne. It promises a confronting and challenging experience for all who attend, with its ultimate aim to enrich community awareness of HIV/AIDS and raise the status of those who it impacts.


Lou Diamond Phillips Joins THE KING AND I Tonight in Melbourne Photos Lou Diamond Phillips Joins THE KING AND I Tonight in Melbourne
(7/10/2014) - Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini previously announced that Jason Scott Lee has had to withdraw from their production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I in Melbourne. Lee has torn a calf muscle which will preclude him from performing for the rest of the season.


HIGH FIDELITY to Begin 9/11 at Chapel Off Chapel Photos HIGH FIDELITY to Begin 9/11 at Chapel Off Chapel
(7/9/2014) - Tickets are on sale for the Australian premiere of Broadway rock musical High Fidelity, which will debut at Chapel Off Chapel later from September 11th this year.


MTC's THE EFFECT Begins 21 August Photos MTC's THE EFFECT Begins 21 August
(7/9/2014) - William McInnes and Sigrid Thornton make their highly anticipated return to the MTC stage alongside Nathaniel Dean and Zahra Newman in The Effect. Exploring our pill-popping culture, our love of being in love, and what's real in a world where millions are living in a chemically controlled reality, The Effect opens Thursday 21 August 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.


STAGE TUBE: Opening Night of the Australian Premiere of LES MISERABLES Photos STAGE TUBE: Opening Night of the Australian Premiere of LES MISERABLES
(7/8/2014) - On Thursday 3 July 2014 Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Les Miserables opened at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne. Check out the video below!


National Gallery of Victoria Celebrates NAIDOC Week 2014, Now thru 7/12 Photos National Gallery of Victoria Celebrates NAIDOC Week 2014, Now thru 7/12
(7/8/2014) - As part of NAIDOC Week 2014, the NGV will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures with its first NGV Culture Camp for teens and a live(ly) performance by the SKIN Choir.


John McTernan Replaces Steve Bisley in MTC's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Photos John McTernan Replaces Steve Bisley in MTC's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
(7/7/2014) - One of Australia's most versatile stage and screen actors, John McTernan, will step into the bear-pit of Melbourne Theatre Company's Glengarry Glen Ross after one of the lead actors, Steve Bisley, had to withdraw due to illness in the play's opening week.


Laura Fitzpatrick, Luigi Lucente & More Set for Australian Premiere of PARADE Photos Laura Fitzpatrick, Luigi Lucente & More Set for Australian Premiere of PARADE
(7/7/2014) - This morning, The Collective announced that it will be the first Australian theatre company to put on a production of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE. The show will open on September 17th at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne.


BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Her Majesty's Theatre Photos BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Her Majesty's Theatre
(7/5/2014) - Last nights opening of the reimagined Les Miserables was a defining moment in Australian music theatre. While maintaining its history and staying true to its origins, Cameron Mackintosh's new production is the dawning of a new era. Its metamorphoses from its original production to this new adaption is subtle, yet every change advances the show into the realm of the contemporary theatre. While the grandeur of the original masterpiece is at times missed, the simplicity and sharpness of the design enhances the story and brings Victor Hugo's original text to life.


Literary Lunch with Record-Breaking Aviator on July 25 at Glen Street Theatre Photos Literary Lunch with Record-Breaking Aviator on July 25 at Glen Street Theatre
(7/3/2014) - Literary lunches return to Glen Street Theatre on 25 July with an inspiring story of a teenager's record-breaking flight around the world.


Joey Arias, Erin Markey and Jane Badler to Headline 2014 FESTIVAL OF VOICES: VOICEBOX, Begins Today Photos Joey Arias, Erin Markey and Jane Badler to Headline 2014 FESTIVAL OF VOICES: VOICEBOX, Begins Today
(7/4/2014) - VOICEBOX, the Festival of Voices' cabaret/alternative late-night festival-within-a-festival, presents a scintillating line-up of national and international musicians over ten days in July. Curated by award-winning, New York-based cabaret star Kim Smith, the Voicebox program dallies between the erotic, the darkly comic, the joyous and the emotionally devastating, imbuing Hobart with the titillating atmosphere, originality and glamour of the clubs and theatres of New York City. Step inside Hobart City Hall, transformed for the festival into a den of red velvet, dirty cocktails and musical debauchery for Voicebox 2014.


Maureen Wheeler Joins MTC Board Photos Maureen Wheeler Joins MTC Board
(7/2/2014) - One of Australia's greatest international trailblazers, Maureen Wheeler AO has accepted an invitation to join the Board of the Melbourne Theatre Company announced Chairman Terry Moran AC today. Currently a member of the Council of Governors of Opera Australia's Capital Fund, this is her first appointment to a major Australian arts company Board of Management.


Darebin Arts' Speakeasy Announces Winter/Spring Season Photos Darebin Arts' Speakeasy Announces Winter/Spring Season
(7/1/2014) - Darebin City Council's Northcote Town Hall solidifies itself as a thriving hub of independent theatre with the announcement of Speakeasy's Winter/Spring season.


The Forgotten Fight to Land Against the Aboriginal Protection Board in CORANDERRK, Aug 15-24 Photos The Forgotten Fight to Land Against the Aboriginal Protection Board in CORANDERRK, Aug 15-24
(7/1/2014) - In the neglected storehouse of Australian history, this is one of the definitive stories: at a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant, self-sustaining farming community they had established on the scrap of country left to them.


Photo Flash: Arts Centre Melbourne and Cameron Mackintosh Unite to Celebrate Suzie Howie Photos Photo Flash: Arts Centre Melbourne and Cameron Mackintosh Unite to Celebrate Suzie Howie
(7/1/2014) - Renowned theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh just unveiled a Melbourne Arts Walk plaque he generously purchased to honour publicist Suzie Howie for her contribution to the Melbourne theatre scene. Scroll down for a photo!


 
🔀AUSTRALIA - MELBOURNE SHOWS
Into the Woods in Australia - MelbourneInto the Woods
(Runs 7/19 - 7/26)
The King and I in Australia - MelbourneThe King and I
(Runs 6/13 - 8/17)
The Play of Herod in Australia - MelbourneThe Play of Herod
(Runs 10/2 - 10/5)

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