Richard Piper News

Melbourne Audiences Set to Experience GHOSTS and ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

As internationally renowned director Gale Edwards leads MTC's Ghosts into the second week of rehearsals, the Company is excited to learn that after more than 130 years, Ibsen's classic thriller has proved yet again to be a vital and exciting piece of theatre. (more...)

GHOSTS Opens 22 May at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

More than a hundred years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts remains as sensational and electric as ever. Opening Thursday 22 May 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, internationally renowned Australian director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct this unflinching critique of marriage and social convention. (more...)

Mega-Musical KING KONG Delays Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

As previously reported, following a successful run in Melbourne, the producers of KING KONG were planning to bring the mega-musical to Broadway in December 2014. Due to the 'huge scale of the production' and to allow the creative team necessary time to implement changes, the producers have decided 'to not rush in before the end of the year.' (more...)

New Stars to Take the Stage in Melbourne Theatre Company's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Already off to a brilliant start with the standing-room only Private Lives and the much-discussed Cock also attracting good houses, Melbourne Theatre Company's 2014 Season just got brighter with the announcement of more stars who will come out to play this year. (more...)

KING KONG Producer Confirms Mega-Musical Will Open at Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre in December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Since it premiered in Melbourne last year, running on a budget of $30 million, producers have been eyeing KONG's Broadway debut - only saying that they were aiming for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of KING KONG Organizes Charity Concert Event, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The new stage musical KING KONG - one of the greatest love stories ever told - features an all-Australian lead cast and a line-up of International Artistscontributing to the score. It is currently playing at the Regent Theatre. (more...)

Australian KING KONG Musical Scouts Broadway Home, Hopes to Open in Next Two Years!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

According to The Age, the creators of the new Australian musical KING KONG are searching for a theater on Broadway. Global Creatures' producer Bill Harris, technical director Richard Martin and production designer Peter England are vetting theaters this week. The team is looking to launch KING KONG in the United States within the next two years. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Men of KING KONG's Photo Shoot with DNA Magazine
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2013

There are 35 male aerialists, circus performers, puppeteers, actors, singers and dancers in KING KONG's massive cast of 51 - and now, audiences can see a whole lot more of them in DNA Magazine's issue #166 (on sale worldwide 24 October 2013). Check out a behind the scenes video of the shoot below! (more...)

KING KONG Extends Through Today in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG recently opened at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the show is already casting its eye towards Broadway, with a hopeful launch as early as 2014. The production, which was originally slated to run through July 28, has just extended through August 18. For tickets, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.au (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KING KONG's Esther Hannaford Performs 'A Simple Prayer'
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2013

Esther Hannaford, who plays Ann Darrow in Australia's musical spectacular KING KONG, performed one of the original songs from the show on Australian TV on Monday. 'A Simple Prayer' has not been seen outside the show before. Get a first listen below! (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast & Creative Team of KING KONG!
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG recently opened at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the show is already casting its eye towards Broadway, with a hopeful launch as early as 2014. The production, which was originally slated to run through July 28, has extended again through October 6. In the videos below, go behind the scenes of the new musical and meet the cast and creative team! (more...)

KING KONG Extends Through October 6 in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG recently opened at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the show is already casting its eye towards Broadway, with a hopeful launch as early as 2014. The production, which was originally slated to run through July 28, has extended again through October 6. For tickets, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.au (more...)

KING KONG Hunting for Broadway Theatre; Producers & Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM Musical Set for Sydney in 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

In his column at The New York Times, Patrick Healy has confirmed that producer Carmen Pavlovic and the rest of the KONG crew are set to bring the silverback titan to Broadway within the next year - if one of the few houses with the necessary space and fly room becomes available. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KING KONG's Queenie van de Zandt and Richard Piper at Premiere After Party
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG just opened last weekend at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the show is already casting its eye towards Broadway, with a hopeful launch as early as 2014. The production, which was originally slated to run through July 28, has just extended through August 18. Click below to watch a video interview with stars Queenie van de Zandt and Richard Piper at the premiere after party! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KING KONG Thunders Into Melbourne - Media Call, Premiere, Extended Footage and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG just opened this weekend at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the show is already casting its eye towards Broadway, with a hopeful launch as early as 2014. The production, which was originally slated to run through July 28, has just extended through August 18. Click below to watch the show's media call, the opening night red carpet and festivities, and extended footage from the new musical! (more...)

Eddie Perfect Responds to KING KONG Musical's Critics
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

In response to Woodhead's comments, Australian theatre star Eddie Perfect took to Facebook, saying: 'I agree with Cameron [Woodhead], and I'd add something further. There's a convenient narrative springing up online (and elsewhere) that the creator's of Kong spent five years of developmental resources on the gorilla but neglected the book, music and lyrics. Without putting it too harshly, I think that's idiotic.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KING KONG's Adam Lyon Chats at Premiere After Party
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG just opened this weekend at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the show is already casting its eye towards Broadway, with a hopeful launch as early as 2014. The production, which was originally slated to run through July 28, has just extended through August 18. Click below to watch a video interview with star Adam Lyon at the premiere after party! (more...)

KING KONG Extends Through August 18 in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG recently opened at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the show is already casting its eye towards Broadway, with a hopeful launch as early as 2014. The production, which was originally slated to run through July 28, has just extended through August 18. For tickets, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.au (more...)

Review Roundup: KING KONG Opens in Australia
by Review Roundups - Jun 16, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG just opened last night, June 15, at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the show is already casting its eye toward Broadway, with a hopeful launch as early as 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

KING KONG Musical Invades Australia, Opening Tonight at Melbourne's Regent Theatre
by BWW - Jun 15, 2013

The new stage musical KING KONG - one of the greatest love stories ever told - features an all-Australian lead cast and a line-up of International Artists contributing to the score. One of the most ambitious shows to be staged in Australia, KING KONG premieres tonight, 15 June 2013, for an exclusive, Melbourne-only season at the Regent Theatre. (more...)

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