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DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL Completes Triumphant Season in SydneyDREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL Completes Triumphant Season in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

The curtain has fallen on the World Premiere season of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical at the Sydney Lyric Theatre and producer John Frost is fielding offers for future productions, not only in Australia but internationally. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Announces Jai Courtney to Play the Role of MacbethMelbourne Theatre Company Announces Jai Courtney to Play the Role of Macbeth
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that international screen sensation Jai Courtney will return to Australia next year exclusively for MTC, to play the title role of Macbeth in Simon Phillips' fearsome new production of Shakespeare's epic tragedy. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Andrew Upton's Adaptation of A FLEA IN HER EAR Is A Fabulously Fun FarceBWW REVIEW: Andrew Upton's Adaptation of A FLEA IN HER EAR Is A Fabulously Fun Farce
by Jade Kops - Nov 12, 2016

Georges Feydeau's early 20th Century French farce is given further complexity in Andrew Upton's adaptation of A FLEA IN HER EAR. Under the Simon Phillips direction, Sydney Theatre Company presents a hilariously delicious layered confection of cotton candy stickiness and fluff. (more...)

Last Three Weeks for World Premiere Season of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALLast Three Weeks for World Premiere Season of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The World Premiere season of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical at the Sydney Lyric Theatre has only three weeks remaining. After standing ovations at every performance, the acclaimed production must close on Sunday 27 November. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Presents A FLEA IN HER EARSydney Theatre Company Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Andrew Upton's new adaptation for Sydney Theatre Company of the 1907 French farce, A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau, is realised in all its clockwork-precision by the creative team behind STC's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: director Simon Phillips, designer Gabriela Tylesova and lighting designer Nick Schlieper. Performances are at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House from 31 October to 17 December (opening 4 November 2016). (more...)

Sydney Festival 2017 Program AnnouncedSydney Festival 2017 Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Sydney Festival is an annual cultural celebration that transforms Sydney every January, delivering the highest quality art and big ideas. In 2017, Sydney Festival introduces Wesley Enoch's inaugural program, which features a renewed focus on theatre and dance, with a strong commitment to support new Australian work. This spectacular program is bursting with free and ticketed events across theatre, dance, circus, opera and contemporary and classical music. (more...)

BWW Review: David Campbell Is Sensational As Bobby Darin In The World Premiere Of DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICALBWW Review: David Campbell Is Sensational As Bobby Darin In The World Premiere Of DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by Jade Kops - Oct 8, 2016

New musical DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL is an amazing, honest tribute to the life of the American singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. (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...)

LADIES IN BLACK Releases Preview TicketsLADIES IN BLACK Releases Preview Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

???????Tickets to the previews of the critically acclaimed, smash hit and Helpmann-Award winning musical Ladies in Black have just been released. New great seats at $75 each have been released for previews from 3-5 January 2017 and are now available from www.ticketmaster.com.au  or www.sydneyfestival.org.au Produced by Queensland Theatre Company, this swanky new home-grown musical will play a strictly limited three-week season as part of the Sydney Festival before touring the eastern states. (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...)

Sydney Theatre Company Presents A FLEA IN HER EARSydney Theatre Company Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Andrew Upton's new adaptation for Sydney Theatre Company of the 1907 French farce, A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau, is realised in all its clockwork-precision by the creative team behind STC's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: director Simon Phillips, designer Gabriela Tylesova and lighting designer Nick Schlieper. Performances are at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House from 31 October to 17 December (opening 4 November 2016). (more...)

Hit Musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Makes its South African Debut with Local CastHit Musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Makes its South African Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, invite local audiences to join them for what they hope will be the musical journey of a lifetime when the critically-acclaimed hit musical PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, based on the Oscar-winning film, makes its South African debut next year. (more...)

Casio Artist Spotlight: Steve WeingartCasio Artist Spotlight: Steve Weingart
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The much anticipated World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical hits the stage tonight for its first preview performance, ahead of the official opening night on 6 October. This exciting all-Australian production will play exclusively in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre for ten weeks only. (more...)

Gunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New TunesGunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In Muriel's Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. (more...)

Casting Announcement - Trish Noble Joins the LADIES IN BLACK for 2017 National TourCasting Announcement - Trish Noble Joins the LADIES IN BLACK for 2017 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Queensland Theatre Company have announced that one of Australia's most acclaimed stars of the stage and screen, the multi-award winning actor Trisha Noble, will join the cast of Ladies in Black for the national tour in 2017. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Reveals 2017 SeasonMelbourne Theatre Company Reveals 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy AO today revealed MTC's 2017 Season - a collection of works from around the world that celebrate the art of great, live storytelling.  (more...)

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...)

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