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MY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews to Play Brisbane and Melbourne Following Sydney EngagementMY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews to Play Brisbane and Melbourne Following Sydney Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

Producers John Frost and Opera Australia's Lyndon Terracini are thrilled to announce today that Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews will play seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne following the Sydney season at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Sony Music to Produce Cast Album for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALSony Music to Produce Cast Album for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The producers of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical and Sony Music Entertainment Australia announced today that Sony Music will produce a cast album for the World Premiere musical, which will be released in August. The single 'Dream Lover' will be available on iTunes today, Friday 15 July. (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO**PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

Photo Flash: Flowers and Fanfare! Inside MY FAIR LADY's Big Announcement in SydneyPhoto Flash: Flowers and Fanfare! Inside MY FAIR LADY's Big Announcement in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this evening, Australia's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews, just announced its leading players, featuring acclaimed British performer Alex Jennings, as Professor Higgins and the young Australian star, Anna O'Byrne, as Eliza Doolittle. Scroll down for photos from the big casting announcement in Sydney! (more...)

David Campbell to Star in DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL in SydneyDavid Campbell to Star in DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. (more...)

David Campbell to Lead the World Premiere of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALDavid Campbell to Lead the World Premiere of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES to Launch 2017 North American Tour in D.C.?Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES to Launch 2017 North American Tour in D.C.?
by Jessica Khan - Mar 8, 2016

PHANTOM fans, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel is nigh! As of last fall, the rumored 2017 North American production of LOVE NEVER DIES had 'no set tour.' But now the legendary composer has revealed in a feature for BuzzFeed that the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA follow-up will 'make its way to Washington, D.C. next year.' (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Open 2016 Season with LADIES IN BLACKMelbourne Theatre Company to Open 2016 Season with LADIES IN BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Melbourne Theatre Company opens its 2016 season in glittering fashion with the glorious new musical Ladies in Black, a celebration of glamour, gowns and growing up in 1950s Australia. Adapted from the Madeleine St John novel, The Women in Black, and brought to life by director Simon Phillips with songs by Tim Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House), this QTC production opens on Wednesday 20 January at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 21 Nov for MY FAIR LADY in Sydney; Julie Andrews, Christopher Gattelli on the Hunt for StarsTickets Go on Sale 21 Nov for MY FAIR LADY in Sydney; Julie Andrews, Christopher Gattelli on the Hunt for Stars
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

It was announced today that tickets for the 60th Anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece MY FAIR LADY would go on sale on 21 November. MY FAIR LADY will play at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, from 30 August, 2016 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

BWW Review:  Daniel Assetta Awarded 2015 ROB GUEST ENDOWMENT AWARD at GRAND FINAL CONCERT in SydneyBWW Review: Daniel Assetta Awarded 2015 ROB GUEST ENDOWMENT AWARD at GRAND FINAL CONCERT in Sydney
by Jade Kops - Nov 10, 2015

The ROB GUEST ENDOWMENT AWARD GRAND FINAL CONCERT saw six finalists compete for the coveted award that honours Rob Guest - OBE, one of Australia's finest musical theatre performers. (more...)

DEFYING GRAVITY Down Under: Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit & Betty Buckley Head to Oz for Stephen Schwartz ConcertDEFYING GRAVITY Down Under: Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit & Betty Buckley Head to Oz for Stephen Schwartz Concert
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Oct 11, 2015

Broadway and screen stars, Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit. Australia's first MISS SAIGON, Joanna Ampil. Beloved home grown talents, Helen Dallimore and David Harris. Oh, and the legendary Betty Buckley. You're not dreaming, Australian musical theatre fans! This is the stellar cast producer Enda Markey will bring to the Theatre Royal stage next February for DEFYING GRAVITY, a world-premiere concert celebrating the songs of Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

North America Will Have to Keep Waiting for LOVE NEVER DIES; Rep Reveals 'No Set Tour at Present'North America Will Have to Keep Waiting for LOVE NEVER DIES; Rep Reveals 'No Set Tour at Present'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Since then an official site for the tour has gone up, but don't get too excited. Rick Miramontez, spokesman for ALW, has since given the following statement: 'Everyone at Really Useful Group is excited about the prospects of 'Love Never Dies' coming to America, but there is no set tour at present.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY- Tonight! The Show Must Go On!BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY- Tonight! The Show Must Go On!
by Leanne Marsland - Jul 13, 2015

Amongst the array of wonderful shows that The Production Company has brought to the stage, West Side Story, the adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, is without a doubt a triumph! Celebrating their 50th show, with what is often deemed as the best written musical of all time with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, was definitely a decision well made. (more...)

UPDATE: The Phantom Is Finally Coming To America- LOVE NEVER DIES Will Tour US in 2017; Statement ReleasedUPDATE: The Phantom Is Finally Coming To America- LOVE NEVER DIES Will Tour US in 2017; Statement Released
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Phantom will soon return to America in the continuation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musical. Love Never Dies is set to tour North America in 2017. This is the highly acclaimed follow up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. A German production is also set to open in Hamburg this fall.  Casting has not yet been announced. (more...)

LOVE NEVER DIES to Make German Premiere in Hamburg This FallLOVE NEVER DIES to Make German Premiere in Hamburg This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The continuation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musical is set to open in Germany this fall. LOVE NEVER DIES, or LIEBE STIRBT NIE, will premiere at Hamburg's Stage Operetta House, reuniting the 2011 creative team from the Australian production. 'I am very pleased that Simon Phillips' production of LOVE NEVER DIES will come to Hamburg,' says Andrew Lloyd Webber. 'This is truly one of the best performances I've ever seen from one of my works.' (more...)

LOVE NEVER DIES Will Make German Premiere in Hamburg This FallLOVE NEVER DIES Will Make German Premiere in Hamburg This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The continuation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musical is set to open in Germany this fall. LOVE NEVER DIES, or LIEBE STIRBT NIE, will premiere at Hamburg's Stage Operetta House, reuniting the 2011 creative team from the Australian production. 'I am very pleased that Simon Phillips' production of LOVE NEVER DIES will come to Hamburg,' says Andrew Lloyd Webber. 'This is truly one of the best performances I've ever seen from one of my works.' (more...)

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's PASSION to Play in Melbourne, 11/5Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's PASSION to Play in Melbourne, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Life Like Company is proud to announce a new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's widely acclaimed, Tony Award winning musical PASSION, playing four nights only at The Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne from 5-8 November, 2014. (more...)

2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners Announced2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The winner of the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced tonight at a glamourous Gala Concert at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. Competing against five other outstanding Semi-Finalists with his performance of Soliloquy from Carousel and Let Me Dream, Joshua Robson took out the prestigious award after being chosen by an expert panel of judges, which included Nancye Hayes, Todd McKenney and Guy Simpson. (more...)

Casts of WICKED, STRICTLY BALLROOM and More to Perform at 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Concert, Oct 13Casts of WICKED, STRICTLY BALLROOM and More to Perform at 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Concert, Oct 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

?The final line up of guest artists performing at the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment Award Concert, presented by ANZ has today been announced with tickets on sale now via Ticketmaster. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co. Relaunches New Musicals AustraliaHayes Theatre Co. Relaunches New Musicals Australia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Hayes Theatre Co has announced the relaunch of New Musicals Australia (NMA), an initiative dedicated to the development and production of original music theatre. (more...)

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