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Photo Flash: EVERYDAY MONSTERS is A Non-Stop Improv Comedy Onslaught, with Something 'Fur' Everyone! Photo Flash: EVERYDAY MONSTERS is A Non-Stop Improv Comedy Onslaught, with Something 'Fur' Everyone!
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Everyday Monsters - starring Brenton Amies and Cam Ralph - is a 60-minute non-stop onslaught of improv comedy, performed entirely through the power of puppetry. There are no scripts, no limits, no exceptions! This is not your ordinary improv show. These are not your ordinary puppets! (more...)
Award-Winning Family Favourite THE GRUFFALO Brought to Life at Arts Centre Melbourne Award-Winning Family Favourite THE GRUFFALO Brought to Life at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk on March 26, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Best-selling children's author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler's much-loved tale The Gruffalo will be brought to life at Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse from 15 - 26 November 2017. Direct from the West End, the new production for little ones tells the story of a mouse who heads off on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood. (more...)
Yusuf / Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Tour Yusuf / Cat Stevens Announces 50th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 26, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

TEG DAINTY and Live Nation in association with Moonshadow Aus Pty announced today that British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevenswill tour Australia in November and December. A Cat's Attic "Peace Train Tour" commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967. (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Revival Of Handa On Sydney Harbour's CARMEN Is Entertaining But Not True To The Creators Vision BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia's Revival Of Handa On Sydney Harbour's CARMEN Is Entertaining But Not True To The Creators Vision
by Jade Kops on March 26, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Bizet's CARMEN's big dramatic imagery, colourful crowd scenes and bold iconic music lends itself to a major spectacle like HANDA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR (HOSH), the jewel in Opera Australia's annual programme so it is understandable that they have opted to 'revive' the 2013 production. (more...)
Jessica Pratt & Greta Bradman to Shine in LA SONNAMBULA Jessica Pratt & Greta Bradman to Shine in LA SONNAMBULA
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Glittering star sopranos Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman join for Victorian Opera's concert staging of Bellini's bel canto masterpiece La Sonnambula at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall on 5 May 2017.  (more...)
Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman Join Victorian Opera in BELLINI'S LA SONNAMBULA, May 5 Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman Join Victorian Opera in BELLINI'S LA SONNAMBULA, May 5
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Glittering star sopranos Jessica Pratt and Greta Bradman join for Victorian Opera's concert staging of Bellini's bel canto masterpiece La Sonnambula at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall on 5 May 2017.  (more...)
StageArt Announces the Cast for Spring Awakening StageArt Announces the Cast for Spring Awakening
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

StageArt is pleased to announce the cast for the Victorian professional premiere of the Broadway musical Spring Awakening, which will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from May 18. (more...)
BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a Razor-Sharp, Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs
by Brodie Paparella on March 24, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

BWW Review: TRAINSPOTTING LIVE a RAazor-Sharp Cold Sweat Sensation at fortyfive downstairs (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Wicked Storms Sydney and More! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Wicked Storms Sydney and More!
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! Wicked Storms Sydney and More! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Non-Stop Improv Comedy Has Something 'Fur' Everyone at MICF Non-Stop Improv Comedy Has Something 'Fur' Everyone at MICF
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Everyday Monsters - starring Brenton Amies and Cam Ralph - is a 60-minute non-stop onslaught of improv comedy, performed entirely through the power of puppetry. There are no scripts, no limits, no exceptions! (more...)
Critically Acclaimed Traveling Comedy Trio Return Home for Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debut Critically Acclaimed Traveling Comedy Trio Return Home for Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debut
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Fresh from a rollicking tour across the globe, these 'damn fine belles of the sassy bizarre' (Australian Arts Review) are bringing their 'infectious silliness, impish cheek and harmonious musicality' (The Scotsman) to the Butterfly Club for their Melbourne debut at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. (more...)
The Desperettes Hit Melbourne Comedy Festival The Desperettes Hit Melbourne Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Girls dressed as guys picking up the way men pick up women. Too long have the secrets of pick-up culture been hidden by hetero-men. All singing, all dancing and all pick-up line rapping girl trio The Desperettes are here with their show 'A Guide to being a Wingman' to give everyone a chance at finding 'love'. (more...)
Brian Thomson, Julie Lynch and Gale Edwards Give Statement Concerning CARMEN on Sydney Harbour Brian Thomson, Julie Lynch and Gale Edwards Give Statement Concerning CARMEN on Sydney Harbour
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Brian Thomson AM, Julie Lynch and Gale Edwards have just released a statement concerning the production of CARMEN on Sydney Harbour. (more...)
Bill Frisell Makes Queensland Debut in WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR Bill Frisell Makes Queensland Debut in WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Hailed as one of the most innovative and influential guitarists of the past quarter of a century, Bill Frisell will make his Queensland debut at the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Friday 9 June 2017. (more...)
The Butterfly Club Presents Pink Flappy Bits' FLAPPAGANZA The Butterfly Club Presents Pink Flappy Bits' FLAPPAGANZA
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Like recurring thrush, feminist duo Pink Flappy Bits are back with their raucous comedy-cabaret - and their friends are itching to get in on the fun. Returning to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival after sold-out run in 2016, the girls are teaming up with their most flamboyant, feisty friends, saluting the moistest parts of us all, in an eclectic, cabaret extravaganza - a Flappaganza. (more...)
Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

To avoid a big dose of Festival FOMO, it is time for both local and international visitors to start planning for a trip to the South Africa's biggest bucket-list cultural and social celebration, The National Arts Festival. This year's Festival takes place from 29 June until 9 July. (more...)
First Ambassadors Announced for Record Store Day 2017 First Ambassadors Announced for Record Store Day 2017
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Record Store Day in Australia has announced their first ambassadors for 2017. In alphabetical order by last name, AMRA is very pleased to welcome the following roster of Australian music identities. (more...)
Australian Pop Legends to Perform at Fundraising Event for The Royal Children's Hospital Australian Pop Legends to Perform at Fundraising Event for The Royal Children's Hospital
by BWW News Desk on March 19, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

AUSTRALIAN pop legends will perform at a fundraiser for The Royal Children's Hospital in honour of one of its tiniest patients, Baxter Rowe, grandson of singer Normie Rowe. (more...)
A DATE WITH MS FORTUNE Looks for Love at The Butterfly Club A DATE WITH MS FORTUNE Looks for Love at The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk on March 19, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

"WTF? Why not try an internet date?" thinks recently divorced Steve. With a little creativity on his profile and nothing to lose but his dignity, Steve ventures to the Butterfly Club on his first internet date. Ms Fortune awaits. A clever, comical, poignant cabaret, all original songs, written and performed by Gerard Ingham and Suzanne Hobson. (more...)
Circus Oz's Big Top MODEL CITIZENS Premieres in Melbourne Circus Oz's Big Top MODEL CITIZENS Premieres in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

This year Circus Oz Artistic Director, Rob Tannion, along with a new diverse acrobatic ensemble, are fired up to launch the latest touring Circus Oz show, Model Citizens.   Model Citizens seamlessly blends the risk and beauty of breathtaking physical improbability with theatricality, choreography and Circus Oz's distinct brand of Australian humour. (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 3/17 - DIVA MOMENTS, ADELAIDE FESTIVAL Reviews and More! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 3/17 - DIVA MOMENTS, ADELAIDE FESTIVAL Reviews and More!
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
New Australian Play THIS IS EDEN Turns Our Nations History On Its Head New Australian Play THIS IS EDEN Turns Our Nations History On Its Head
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Following its critically acclaimed debut season at HotHouse Theatre, new Australian play, This is Eden written and performed by Emily Goddard and directed by Susie Dee makes its Melbourne premiere at fortyfivedownstairs from 27 April to 7 May 2017 for a strictly limited season. (more...)
Michael Shafar Debuts JEWISH-ISH at Melbourne International Comedy Festival Michael Shafar Debuts JEWISH-ISH at Melbourne International Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

???????After sold-out shows at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Perth's Fringe World Festival, Michael Shafar debuts Jewish-ish at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. (more...)