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Jazz Duo Stanley Clarke & Hiromi Duo to Make UK Debut at London's Palladium TheatreJazz Duo Stanley Clarke & Hiromi Duo to Make UK Debut at London's Palladium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

?Two of the jazz world's brightest stars Stanley Clarke and Hiromi are to set London's most famous stage alight as they make their debut UK appearance as a duo for one night only. Longstanding collaborators, mythic bassist Stanley Clarke and Japanese jazz pianist extraordinaire Hiromi released 2009's Jazz in The Garden and 2010's The Stanley Clarke Band featuring Hiromi, the latter winning the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Famed for their virtuoso instrumental command and explosive live performances, this is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the revered pair at a venue to which all performers aspire. (more...)

Tickets to MTC's LADIES IN BLACK Now on SaleTickets to MTC's LADIES IN BLACK Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Melbourne audiences can now start the New Year in song and shimmering style, with the announcement that single tickets for MTC's glamorous new musical Ladies in Black go on sale today. (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...)

Gavin Mitchell & Karen Dunbar to Join PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT for Edinburgh Playhouse EngagementGavin Mitchell & Karen Dunbar to Join PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT for Edinburgh Playhouse Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

David Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group have announced that Scotland's very own Gavin Mitchell will play 'Bob' and Karen Dunbar will play 'Shirley' in the smash hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT when it plays at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 15 December 2015 to Saturday 2 January 2016. They join Jason Donovan as 'Tick', Simon Green as 'Bernadette' and Adam Bailey as 'Felicia'. (more...)

Opera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVEOpera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Take an Italian opera and set it in the Australian outback in 1915, and the result is a witty and fun rendition of some of Donizetti's most glorious music. Earning 4 stars from The Sydney Morning Herald, this crowd pleaser is a must for both first time opera goers and seasoned opera lovers. (more...)

Review Zusammenfassung: Phantom Fortsetzung LIEBE STIRBT NIE feiert Premiere in HamburgReview Zusammenfassung: Phantom Fortsetzung LIEBE STIRBT NIE feiert Premiere in Hamburg
by Iris Moebius - Oct 19, 2015

Die deutsche Erstauffuhrung †von LIEBE STIRBT NIE - PHANTOM II feierte am vergangenen Donnerstag im Hambuger Stage†Operettenhaus seine Premiere. Die zahlreichen prominienten Premierengaste zeigten sich begeistert, die Pressestimmen waren allerdings durchaus gemischt. Unter dem Titel LOVE NEVER DIES hatte das Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical seine Urauffuhrung 2010 in London. Die Produktion, die nun in deutscher ‹bersetzung in Hamburg zu sehen ist, basiert auf der Melbourner Inszenierung von 2011. (more...)

All Eyes and Ears on Intelligent Music Project III, 'Touching the Divine'All Eyes and Ears on Intelligent Music Project III, 'Touching the Divine'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

TOUCHING THE DIVINE is the third studio album from Intelligent Music Project and the second all-star line-up, creating a remarkable infusion by its author and producer's musically erudite and unconventional style, and the full creative input of the legendary musicians. The production features session aces Simon Phillips (drums and percussion), Nathan East (bass) & Tim Pierce (guitars), and the remarkable voices of John Payne (ex-Asia) and Toto`s Joseph Williams, who bring their own flavor to all 14 equally outstanding pieces in the album.† (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: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, Regent Theatre Stoke, September 21 2015BWW Reviews: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, Regent Theatre Stoke, September 21 2015
by Jenny Ell - Sep 22, 2015

Priscilla Queen of the Desert has had massive success all over the world since it opened in Sydney, Australia in 2006 - no more so than in this country where the show enjoyed a two-year run in London and is currently on its second UK tour. From place to place and on each outing, there always seems to be something slightly different (a change to a set piece or a new song) so the show is constantly in development, keeping it fresh. Just like the 1994 film, the musical production is feel-good throughout but does address serious issues along the way. Ultimately though, Priscilla has great morals filtering through a superbly written book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott. (more...)

Breaking: Melbourne Theatre Company Reveals 2016 SeasonBreaking: Melbourne Theatre Company Reveals 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO†today revealed†MTC's 2016 Season†- a year of remarkable theatre, entertainment and activity at Victoria's home of live storytelling. (more...)

Andrew Upton Announces Line-Up for Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 Season; Rose Byrne & More Among Cast!Andrew Upton Announces Line-Up for Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 Season; Rose Byrne & More Among Cast!
by Jade Kops - Sep 3, 2015

Sydney Theatre Company's (STC) Artistic Director, Andrew Upton, has announced the 2016 season, the last of which he will program before the position is handed over to Jonathan Church at the end of 2015. (more...)

Simon Green & Adam Bailey Round Out PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT UK Tour CastSimon Green & Adam Bailey Round Out PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT UK Tour Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

David Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group have announced the full cast for the UK tour of the international smash hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT opening on Thursday 20 August 2015 at the Manchester Opera House. www.priscillathemusical.com. (more...)

NORTH BY NORTHWEST Returning to Arts Centre MelbourneNORTH BY NORTHWEST Returning to Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Following a sell-out season in 2015, the triumphant stage adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest will be returning to Arts Centre Melbourne from 29 January 2016. (more...)

DREAM LOVE, THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL to Play Sydney Lyric Theatre in 2016DREAM LOVE, THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL to Play Sydney Lyric Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Dream Lover, The Bobby Darin Musical - a story about the legendary American singer, actor and musician - will hold its World Premiere in Sydney next year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Brings Presidential Concerts To AdelaideBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Brings Presidential Concerts To Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Jun 13, 2015

Harper Clements looks back over her forty years, working in the White House. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Melbourne Theatre Company†is saddened to announce that much loved and respected actor†Bob Horneryhas passed away.† (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...)

MTC's NORTH BY NORTHWEST Begins in JuneMTC's NORTH BY NORTHWEST Begins in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Melbourne Theatre Company, in collaboration with Kay + McLean Productions, presents the theatrical spectacular North by Northwest. Adapted by Carolyn Burns and directed by MTC luminary Simon Phillips, this stunning stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's infamous spy thriller stars Matt Day as man-on-the-run, Roger O. Thornhill, and Amber McMahon as the cool blonde, Eve Kendall. This world premiere production opens on Thursday 4 June at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse. (more...)

Noshir Mody's STORIES FROM THE YEARS OF LIVING PASSIONATELY Nominated for 2015 IMAsNoshir Mody's STORIES FROM THE YEARS OF LIVING PASSIONATELY Nominated for 2015 IMAs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Noshir Mody's 'Stories From the Years of Living Passionately' has been nominated in the Jazz Instrumental Album in the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards. (more...)

DAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour Comes to the National Theatre TonightDAME EDNA'S GLORIOUS GOODBYE Tour Comes to the National Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In a side-splitting, historic finale, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) is capping a spectacular career spanning 50 years of bravura showmanship in this farewell celebratory show at the National Theatre for one week only, tonight, April 21- 26. Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye - The Farewell Tour will give audiences the chance to bid farewell to the incomparable Dame Edna, arguably Australia's greatest entertainment export. (more...)

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