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Rehearsals Begin For DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALRehearsals Begin For DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Rehearsals are now underway for the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays only in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. (more...)

LADIES IN BLACK Returns with National Tour in 2017LADIES IN BLACK Returns with National Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

?Queensland Theatre Company has announced that the critically acclaimed, smash hit and Helpmann-Award winning musical Ladies in Black will tour nationally in early 2017, opening in Sydney on January 3 for its premiere season in the city in which the story is based. The show will then return for an encore season to Brisbane from January 28, before another encore season in Melbourne from February 25, and to Canberra from March 27. (more...)

BWW Review: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The BEAST is a Riot at Sydney Opera HouseBWW Review: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? The BEAST is a Riot at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - Aug 8, 2016

The only thing missing was the cow being in labour. Practically an episode of Packed to the Rafters if it were guest-written by Seth MacFarlane, The Beast brought together three pouty but no less gorgeous gals, the Australian Zachary Quinto, a True North reject and I'm pretty sure the guy from Wolf Creek along with playwright who's the playwright, don't forget he's so talented he's the playwright who wrote this between kissing Kat Stewart on the nose a lot in Offspring, Eddie Penultimate. If you're gunning to be the godparents of your best friend's children, take them to see this! It's bloodthirsty and backward, really gets to the core of humanity: Hipster nonsense. (more...)

More Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALMore Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Producer John Frost today announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

Today, producer, John Frost, announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production ofDream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from the September 22nd for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). (more...)

Watch the Best of Australian Theatre at the 2016 Helpmann Awards!Watch the Best of Australian Theatre at the 2016 Helpmann Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The 2016 Helpmann Awards were presented at a star-studded ceremony earlier this week, in front of a full house at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Hosts for the evening were Chloe Dallimore, Helen Dallimore, Stuart Maunder AM, Guy Noble, Simon Phillips, The Umbilical Brothers and Queenie van de Zandt as'Jan van de Stool'. The celebrations continued after the ceremony as guests enjoyed an After Party atMarquee Sydney, The Star. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company and the 2016 Helpmann AwardsMelbourne Theatre Company and the 2016 Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company's 2016 opening show Ladies in Black has won the coveted Best New Australian Work at the 16th Annual Helpmann Awards. The production, created by Queensland Theatre Company, written by Carolyn Burns and Tim Finn, and directed by Simon Phillips, launched MTC's 2016 Subscription Season and was a sell-out success. In receiving the Award the creative team stressed the need for, and clear benefits of, thorough development of Australian works. (more...)

BWW NEWS:  2016 HELPMANN AWARDSBWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

LADIES IN BLACK to Tour Australia in 2017LADIES IN BLACK to Tour Australia in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Ahead of tomorrow night's Helpmann Awards, Queensland Theatre Company has announced that the smash hit musical and six-time nominated Ladies in Black will tour nationally in early 2017, taking in Sydney and Canberra with encore seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne.  (more...)

Presenters, Performers Set for 16th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS CeremonyPresenters, Performers Set for 16th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. (more...)

THE BEAST Written by and Starring Eddie Perfect to Tour AustraliaTHE BEAST Written by and Starring Eddie Perfect to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Written by and starring Eddie Perfect, and directed by Simon Phillips, The Beast is an organic, free range, jet-black comedy that holds a hand-crafted chef's blade to the throat of modern Australia. (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...)

Star Performers and Hosts Announced for the 2016 Helpmann AwardsStar Performers and Hosts Announced for the 2016 Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

MATILDA, Sarah Blasko and More Set to Perform at 16th Annual Helpmann AwardsMATILDA, Sarah Blasko and More Set to Perform at 16th Annual Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

More Lead Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALMore Lead Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Producer John Frost today announced the casting for four principal roles in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. Caroline O'Connor, Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewes and Marney McQueen will join David Campbell as Bobby Darin and Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee in the extraordinary tale of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin. (more...)

BWW NEWS:  2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced Across AustraliaBWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jun 21, 2016

BWW Sydney attended the announcement of the 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS at Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 2 Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE AN ENCHANTING WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE at Sydney Opera HouseBWW Review: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE AN ENCHANTING WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - May 2, 2016

When the theatre-going Sydneysider is hunting for a story unlike any other, set amongst the most powerful of creatures and the most notable moments in modern history, told with passion and humour and dulcet sublimity, where else but the White House?! (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayEverybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to MelbournePENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Five years after the runaway success of SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips team up once again with PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE a brilliant one woman musical theatre piece returning to Melbourne on Thursday January 21, 2016 for a limited season at the Playhouse, Arts Centre. (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...)

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