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BWW Review: THE GATHERING - A Brilliant New Australian Work BWW Review: THE GATHERING - A Brilliant New Australian Work
by Tim Carney - December 05, 2016

It's always exciting to see a new Australian musical on display. Often they are in a development phase and rarely do they have a return life. First presented in 2011, Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan's musical The Gathering has been re-worked and is now being produced by Vic Theatre Company at 45 ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Great Performances, Underwhelming Show BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Great Performances, Underwhelming Show
by Tim Carney - November 29, 2016

Vic Theatre Company has had a very auspicious beginning, staging the award winning Loving Repeating, the hilarious 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and now the joint billing of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Jenkins and Hannagan's Australian musical The Gathering. This week The... (more...)
BWW Review: SEMINAR at The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel BWW Review: SEMINAR at The Loft, Chapel Off Chapel
by Victoria Beal - November 14, 2016

Walking across the stage to get to your seat, you find yourself in an Upper West Side apartment where 4 eager writers have paid $5000 each to learn from eccentric Leonard, a posturing writer with stories the equivalent of a student who just got back from a gap year in Moldova or Rwanda.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Shines in Melbourne BWW Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Shines in Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - October 29, 2016

For Melbourne audiences this chilly spring, The Light in the Piazza is the musical we had no idea we would love.... (more...)
BWW Review: Carla Conlin Asks 'Where's My Pony?' in Her Cabaret About Reality and Growing Up BWW Review: Carla Conlin Asks 'Where's My Pony?' in Her Cabaret About Reality and Growing Up
by Victoria Beal - October 29, 2016

Carla Conlin takes to the stage in a red gown that is to die for...but she's a kid? Through pop, jazz, and contemporary musical theatre, Carla Conlin grows up before our very eyes.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Raises Melbourne to Its Feet! BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Raises Melbourne to Its Feet!
by Victoria Beal - October 24, 2016

Kinky Boots opened its Australian tour in Melbourne on Saturday night and what a kicking success it was! A musical so appropriate for our country to see as conversation about equality and plebiscites continues.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS - Fun Frivolity and Frisky Freedom BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS - Fun Frivolity and Frisky Freedom
by Tim Carney - October 24, 2016

In June 2013 two musicals went head to head in the best musical category at the Tony Awards. One would win but both would leave their mark in the musical theatre industry as being truly special shows. Kinky Boots and Matilda are currently playing a block away from each other in Melbourne and movin... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's SATO & THE ROMANTICS Is A Fantastic Night Of Breathtaking Music BWW REVIEW: Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's SATO & THE ROMANTICS Is A Fantastic Night Of Breathtaking Music
by Jade Kops - September 11, 2016

Guest violinist Shunske Sato stuns audiences with his expressive and incredible interpretation of three 19th Century works with the support of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in SATO & THE ROMANTICS.... (more...)
BWW Review: MTC's LILITH THE JUNGLE GIRL Goes for the Jugular BWW Review: MTC's LILITH THE JUNGLE GIRL Goes for the Jugular
by Victoria Beal - September 08, 2016

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BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia And John Frost's Latest Musical Partnership Celebrates The 60th Anniversary Of MY FAIR LADY BWW REVIEW: Opera Australia And John Frost's Latest Musical Partnership Celebrates The 60th Anniversary Of MY FAIR LADY
by Jade Kops - September 07, 2016

Under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House, MY FAIR LADY pairs recreations of the original vision with Direction from the original Eliza Doolittle, Dame Julie Andrews, the remaining living link to Moss Hart's (1956 Director) original production.... (more...)
BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU
by Tim Carney - September 06, 2016

13 years after it opened in Melbourne, Queen and Ben Elton's rock theatrical We Will Rock You once again opened in a revival production that still rocked, albeit pretty limply. Let's get something straight, Queen's catalogue rolls out hit after hit throughout the show but it's script and the integ... (more...)
BWW Review: FIRST DATE - A Fantastic Night of Fun BWW Review: FIRST DATE - A Fantastic Night of Fun
by Tim Carney - September 03, 2016

Opening last night at Chapel off Chapel, Pursued By Bear's production of the 2013 Broadway musical First Date was a true delight. From the moment you enter the theatre Sarah Tulloch's set design established the tone for what was a very fun and enjoyable evening. The cafe inspired set, not only accom... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Innovative Dance Troupe Pilobolus Returns To Australia With SHADOWLAND, A Mesmerizingly Whimsical Exploration Of Growing Up BWW REVIEW: Innovative Dance Troupe Pilobolus Returns To Australia With SHADOWLAND, A Mesmerizingly Whimsical Exploration Of Growing Up
by Jade Kops - September 03, 2016

An intriguing and inventive amalgamation of dance, acrobatics and shadow acting, dance troupe Pilobolus returns to Sydney with a full length story SHADOWLAND.... (more...)
BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS or a Comical Victorian Era Amazing Race? BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS or a Comical Victorian Era Amazing Race?
by Victoria Beal - September 01, 2016

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BWW REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil Brings Childhood Whimsy And Imagination Back To Sydney With KOOZÅ. BWW REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil Brings Childhood Whimsy And Imagination Back To Sydney With KOOZÅ.
by Jade Kops - August 27, 2016

Cirque Du Soleil draws on their traditional origins to pair breathtaking acrobatics and hilarious clowning to reinvigorate a sense of wonder as the KOOZÅ box is opened.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Madcap Comedy Of Britain's Favourite Worst Hotel Comes To Life In The World Premiere Of FAWLTY TOWERS LIVE. BWW REVIEW: The Madcap Comedy Of Britain's Favourite Worst Hotel Comes To Life In The World Premiere Of FAWLTY TOWERS LIVE.
by Jade Kops - August 21, 2016

The much loved British Television Series is given a new life in John Cleese's stage adaptation of FAWLTY TOWERS LIVE... (more...)
BWW Review: SHADOWLAND Lights Up Melbourne This Winter BWW Review: SHADOWLAND Lights Up Melbourne This Winter
by Victoria Beal - August 12, 2016

Lights up on a scattered stage and one lonely girl walking slowly towards centre stage. Such an unassuming entrance for what became a spectacular evening of impressive feats of the human body and ingenious light illusions. A glorious combination of theatre and visual art.... (more...)
BWW Review: AVENUE Q is the Funniest Street in Melbourne BWW Review: AVENUE Q is the Funniest Street in Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - August 04, 2016

Avenue Q is still kicking on and inciting riotous laughs from every audience member who stops by the little New York street that could.... (more...)
BWW NEWS:  2016 HELPMANN AWARDS BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS
by Jade Kops - July 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated*... (more...)
BWW Review: VIVIAN SESSOMS Swings Out In Adelaide BWW Review: VIVIAN SESSOMS Swings Out In Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - June 29, 2016

Vivian Sessoms has an amazing voice, with a wide range and remarkable control.... (more...)
BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Shoots for the Stars & the Moon! BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Shoots for the Stars & the Moon!
by Leanne Marsland - June 06, 2016

A great buzz amongst the audience as the Loft Theatre at Melbourne's wonderful Chapel Off Chapel fills for opening night of "a very rare beast" in Jason Robert Brown's song cycle, Songs For A New World. Blue Saint Productions has brought a wonderful piece to the stage filled to the brim and overflow... (more...)
BWW Review: COUNTERMOVE - Sydney Dance Company's Joyous, Exhilarating Night of Dance! BWW Review: COUNTERMOVE - Sydney Dance Company's Joyous, Exhilarating Night of Dance!
by Leanne Marsland - May 26, 2016

Sydney Dance Company's opening night performance of CounterMove explodes onto the stage at Melbourne's Southbank Theatre. Combine world-class dancers with masterful choreographers, musicians and technicians and you get a true feast for the senses not to be missed!... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant Show BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant Show
by Tim Carney - May 23, 2016

The Sound of Music is a timeless classic piece of musical theatre. It spans generations and has brought life and laughter to families for over 50 years. It's a story of human triumph over evil, of love, sacrifice, raising children and of belief. It has all the ingredients for a story to tap into our... (more...)
BWW Review: New SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Makes Us Happy Again BWW Review: New SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Makes Us Happy Again
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 16, 2016

If only life were a dance musical. If only music started when you kiss the girl, and if only your feet could do the talking when your tongue gets tied. Wouldn't life be a little - or a lot! -more fun if we spent more time singing in the rain? This gorgeous production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN sure make... (more...)
BWW Review:  WE WILL ROCK YOU: Part Rock Concert, Part Homage to Queen, Part Warning Of The Dependence On Technology And Part Rediscovery Of Free Expression BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU: Part Rock Concert, Part Homage to Queen, Part Warning Of The Dependence On Technology And Part Rediscovery Of Free Expression
by Jade Kops - May 08, 2016

Ben Elton (Writer and Director) has delivered a new incarnation of WE WILL ROCK YOU for Australian audiences to multiple standing ovations.... (more...)


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