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MTC MACBETH Season Extended Due to Popular DemandMTC MACBETH Season Extended Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, MTC's season of Macbeth has been extended and will now run until 18 July. (more...)

Hannah Fredericksen, Marney McQueen, and More Join Cast of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALHannah Fredericksen, Marney McQueen, and More Join Cast of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Producer John Frost today announced the casting of the principal roles in Melbourne's summer musical Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at Arts Centre Melbourne from December 29th for a strictly limited season. Joining David Campbell who plays Bobby Darin is Hannah Fredericksen playing Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin's wife. Starring alongside them will be Marina Prior, Marney McQueen, Rodney Dobson and Martin Crewes in the extraordinary story of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Announces $4.6 Million NEXT STAGE Writers' ProgramMelbourne Theatre Company Announces $4.6 Million NEXT STAGE Writers' Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Melbourne Theatre Company today launched its NEXT STAGE Writers' Program, a $4.6 million investment in Australian writers funded by the visionary donors of MTC's Playwrights Giving Circle and Melbourne Theatre Company.  (more...)

Maggie McKenna to Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL at Sydney Theatre CompanyMaggie McKenna to Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL at Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following an exhaustive search, Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today announced that the lead role in one of the most anticipated shows of 2017 has been won by newcomer Maggie McKenna. (more...)

Maggie McKenna Will Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING at Sydney Theatre CompanyMaggie McKenna Will Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING at Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following an exhaustive search, Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today announced that the lead role in one of the most anticipated shows of 2017 has been won by newcomer Maggie McKenna. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES to Open North American Tour in DetroitAndrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES to Open North American Tour in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Love Never Dies will open its North American Tour at Detroit's Fisher Theatre on October 17 with performances through October 29. (more...)

Breaking: LOVE NEVER DIES Announces 2017-18 Touring EngagementsBreaking: LOVE NEVER DIES Announces 2017-18 Touring Engagements
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Love Never Dies will make its North American premiere in Detroit, MI at the Fisher Theater from October 17-29, with official opening night October 25, following a special preview engagement in Baltimore, MD at the Hippodrome Theater from October 3-8. Complete North American touring schedule for the 2017-18 season is below. Casting will be revealed at a later date. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents MACBETH Starring Jai CourtneyMelbourne Theatre Company Presents MACBETH Starring Jai Courtney
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

A powerhouse cast joins international star Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad) and director Simon Phillips in a new Melbourne Theatre Company production of Macbeth, Shakespeare's searing tragedy of ambition, betrayal and murder. (more...)

DREAM LOVER Announced as Melbourne Summer MusicalDREAM LOVER Announced as Melbourne Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Leading theatre producer John Frost and Chief Executive Officer of Arts Centre Melbourne, Claire Spencer, today announced that they would unite to reinstate the tradition of the annual summer musical in the State Theatre of Arts Centre Melbourne from 2017. (more...)

Theatre Royal Bath Announces Jonathan Church's Inaugural Summer Season 2017Theatre Royal Bath Announces Jonathan Church's Inaugural Summer Season 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic Director Jonathan Church's complete programme for Theatre Royal Bath's annual Summer Season is today announced. Church's inaugural season of five plays will open with David Hare's Racing Demons from 21 June, followed by Sand in the Sandwiches by Hugh Whitemore, the UK Premiere of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest, Looking at Lucian by Alan Franks and Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale for MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Next WeekTickets Go on Sale for MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Casual tickets become available to the general public on Monday 13 March 2017 at 9.00am for one of the most anticipated shows of 2017, the dazzling new musical version of one of Australia's great gifts to the world, Muriel's Wedding. Originally announced to run from 6 November to 30 December, the Australian-exclusive season at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre has been extended and will now run until 20 January 2018. (more...)

Watch Trailer for Sci-Fi Thriller THE LAST SCOUT, Out This MonthWatch Trailer for Sci-Fi Thriller THE LAST SCOUT, Out This Month
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Runaway Features is thrilled to announce the U.S. release of the suspense-filled sci-fi thriller THE LAST SCOUT, which is released on digital and Video On Demand platforms on 7th March. (more...)

BWW Review: LADIES IN BLACK is a New Australian Triumph at the Regent TheatreBWW Review: LADIES IN BLACK is a New Australian Triumph at the Regent Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Mar 1, 2017

Tim Finn's new musical Ladies in Black is critically acclaimed and award-winning…and it deserves it all and more. Returning to Melbourne for an encore season, this wonderful musical is based on Madeleine St John's 1993 novel, The Women in Black, and has been excellently brought to the stage by Australian screenwriter Carolyn Burns and director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Love Never Dies). (more...)

March Features Explosive Lineup Blue Note HawaiiMarch Features Explosive Lineup Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The March lineup at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, kicks off with local soulful songwriter, Ron Artis II & The Truth, the Waikiki Edition of Revive the Live and Austin favorite Sharon Bourbonnais. Comedy is king when local funnyman Andy Bumatai graces the stage. Blue Note Hawaii welcomes back one of its favorite artists, jazz guitarist Earl Klugh, followed by groundbreaking Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi, joined on drums by the incomparable Simon Phillips (TOTO, The Who, Judas Priest) and the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears. Other fantastic shows include a Tribute to Chuck Mangione with Mike Lewis and Friends, Tak Matsumoto with Daniel Ho, Willie K, the Hotclub of Hulaville in an evening of Gypsy Jazz with a Tribute to Django Reinhardt, the Steve Kimock Band, and the 25th Anniversary of the original Hawaiian Style Band. (more...)

MURIEL'S WEDDING Makes Its World Premiere in Sydney, November; Tickets on Sale March 13MURIEL'S WEDDING Makes Its World Premiere in Sydney, November; Tickets on Sale March 13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

MURIEL'S WEDDING The Musical makes its world premiere in Sydney November 7, 2017 - January 20, 2018 at the Roslyn Packer Theatre.  Tickets go on sale March 13. (more...)

LOVE NEVER DIES North American Tour Will Launch from Baltimore This FallLOVE NEVER DIES North American Tour Will Launch from Baltimore This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

It's been long rumored with teases back as early as 2015 that Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM sequel was heading our way. Now according to an Equity casting notice, a North American tour will launch from Baltimore on October 3, 2017. Auditions will begin in March. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES to Play Hollywood Pantages in 2018; Season Announced!Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES to Play Hollywood Pantages in 2018; Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will be part of next season's line-up at the Hollywood Pantages. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET, WAITRESS, RENT Part of 2017/2018 Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando Season; HAMILTON in 2018-2019ON YOUR FEET, WAITRESS, RENT Part of 2017/2018 Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando Season; HAMILTON in 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announce the roster of shows that will arrive in the Walt Disney Theater during the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2017 - 2018 season.  The new season launches with the acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. Following the engagement of that celebrated revival is On Your Feet!, the irresistible true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Next, the ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Inaugural New York Science Fiction Film Festival to Launch in JanuaryInaugural New York Science Fiction Film Festival to Launch in January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

We are culture. We are exploration. We are The New York Science Fiction Film Festival. (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 MusicBWW 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 - Jan 8, 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...)

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