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LOVE NEVER DIES Confirmed for North American TourLOVE NEVER DIES Confirmed for North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

It's been long rumored with teases back as early as 2015 that Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM sequel was heading our way. Last Spring, the legendary composer 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...)

Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners AnnouncedRob Guest Endowment Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The winner of the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced last night at a thrilling Grand Final Concert at the Sydney Lyric Theatre (more...)

Sydney Lyric Theatre Announces Guest Artists for 2016 Rob Guest Endowment ConcertSydney Lyric Theatre Announces Guest Artists for 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

The 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will be held on Monday 14 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The concert will be hosted by Lucy Durack and Penny McNamee, who both worked with Rob Guest in his final show,Wicked. Guest artists performing at the concert will include pop sensation Paulini, principal cast members from Aladdin, the Helpmann Award winning Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin and Bella Thomas who originated the role of Matilda in Australia, past winners Samantha Leigh Dodemaide and Blake Bowden, 2015 Rob Guest Endowment winnerDaniel Assetta, and cast members from Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical takes place tonight, Thursday 6 October, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in front of a star-studded capacity audience. (more...)

Julie Andrews Helmed MY FAIR LADY Breaks Sydney Opera House Box Office RecordJulie Andrews Helmed MY FAIR LADY Breaks Sydney Opera House Box Office Record
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

As My Fair Lady continues to play to packed houses, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres and producers Opera Australia and John Frost are thrilled to announce that the 60th Anniversary production of MY FAIR LADY, has sold more tickets than any other production in the history of the Sydney Opera House. (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 - Sep 30, 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...)

Photo Flash: More Opening Night Photos of Julie Andrews-Helmed MY FAIR LADY in SydneyPhoto Flash: More Opening Night Photos of Julie Andrews-Helmed MY FAIR LADY in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

My Fair Lady officially opened at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on 6 September, 2016, and is running for a strictly limited season. This new production, which recreates the original 1956 Broadway one, is directed by the actress who created the role of Eliza Doolittle in the original production, the world-renowned actor and director Dame Julie Andrews. BroadwayWorld brings you a complete look at the show's press night! (more...)

Photo Flash: Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY Opens in Sydney!Photo Flash: Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY Opens in Sydney!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

My Fair Lady officially opened at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on 6 September, 2016, and is running for a strictly limited season. This new production, which recreates the original 1956 Broadway one, is directed by the actress who created the role of Eliza Doolittle in the original production, the world-renowned actor and director Dame Julie Andrews. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show's press night! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of MY FAIR LADY in Sydney, Directed by Julie AndrewsSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of MY FAIR LADY in Sydney, Directed by Julie Andrews
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2016

My Fair Lady opened previews at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on 30 August, 2016, and is running for a strictly limited season. This new production, which recreates the original 1956 Broadway production, is directed by the actress who created the role of Eliza Doolittle in the original production, the world-renowned actor and director Dame Julie Andrews. Watch highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in Sydney, Directed by Julie AndrewsPhoto Flash: First Look at MY FAIR LADY in Sydney, Directed by Julie Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

My Fair Lady opened at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on 30 August, 2016, and is running for a strictly limited season. This new production, which recreates the original 1956 Broadway production, is directed by the actress who created the role of Eliza Doolittle in the original production, the world-renowned actor and director Dame Julie Andrews.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for MY FAIR LADY, Directed by Julie Andrews in SydneyPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for MY FAIR LADY, Directed by Julie Andrews in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Julie Andrews, just started performances at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at Sydney Opera house, and will travel for seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne following its time in Sydney. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Directed by Julie Andrews, Begins Tonight in SydneyMY FAIR LADY, Directed by Julie Andrews, Begins Tonight in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Australia's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews, stars British performer Alex Jennings, as Professor Higgins and the young Australian star, Anna O'Byrne, as Eliza Doolittle. The production begins performances tonight 30 August at Sydney Opera House, followed by a gala opening night on 6 September. (more...)

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...)

A 'Loverly' Lineup! Alex Jennings and Anna O'Byrne to Lead MY FAIR LADY in SydneyA 'Loverly' Lineup! Alex Jennings and Anna O'Byrne to Lead MY FAIR LADY in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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.  (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...)

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