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BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S KOOZA at The Big Top, Flemington Racecourse BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL'S KOOZA at The Big Top, Flemington Racecourse
by Victoria Beal - January 23, 2017

As the years go by, Cirque du Soleil set the bar higher and higher for circus around the world. Kooza is an interesting glance backwards into a more classic and traditional time of circus.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  THE MUSIC OF QUEEN: A ROCK & SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR Blends The Timeless Appeal Of The Famous Band With The Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra BWW REVIEW: THE MUSIC OF QUEEN: A ROCK & SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR Blends The Timeless Appeal Of The Famous Band With The Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra
by Jade Kops - January 20, 2017

Richard Sidwell's (Arranger and Conductor) successful melding of Rock and Orchestral music in THE MUSIC OF QUEEN: A ROCK & SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR returns to Sydney to delight audiences.... (more...)
BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 - Some Magic Moments BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 - Some Magic Moments
by Tim Carney - January 10, 2017

Circus 1903 is circus at its theatrical best...in its opening number... then unfortunately for the show it drops this theatricality and with it its energy and genuine excitement. There are some remarkable artists and beautiful moments, which are particularly captivating. However, there are lengthy p... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Award Winning Australian Musical LADIES IN BLACK Puts 1950's Women and Australian Culture In the Spotlight With Class, Comedy and Captivating Music BWW REVIEW: Award Winning Australian Musical LADIES IN BLACK Puts 1950's Women and Australian Culture In the Spotlight With Class, Comedy and Captivating Music
by Jade Kops - January 08, 2017

Capturing the not too distant past of 1950's Sydney, the heart-warming coming of age story of a young, intelligent woman comes to life with fabulous songs and fantastic fashion in LADIES IN BLACK.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Joy And Magic Of The Early Days Of Traveling Entertainment Comes To Sydney With CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS BWW REVIEW: The Joy And Magic Of The Early Days Of Traveling Entertainment Comes To Sydney With CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS
by Jade Kops - December 22, 2016

Revisiting the excitement and wonder that enchanted crowds at the start of the 20th Century, CIRCUS 1903 recreates the magic that inspired many contemporary circuses.... (more...)
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...)