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The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Australia - Melbourne.

Interview: Andy Karl On Returning To GROUNDHOG DAY, the Show's International Success & More
by Joshua Wright - January 24, 2024


BrodwayWorld sat down with Andy Karl to find out all about him living his own personal 'Groundhog Day' down under in Melbourne, the musical's Broadway run, and more....

Interview: Joff Bush on his Experience Writing the Music for BLUEY!
by Alyson Eng - August 29, 2023


Joff Bush has played a pivotal role in the success of BLUEY by touching audiences through the music that encapsulates the stories of the show. With the driving force behind Bush’s creativity being his love for storytelling, the magic and passion felt in each episode is exceptional and unmatched....

Darkfield Producer Nathan Alexander
by Josh Stent - May 23, 2022


Melbourne, prepare to be thrilled and put on edge at Darkfield! Incorporating four different immersive theatre experiences you will be taken on a spine-chilling journey in complete darkness, using multi-sensory audio....

Glenn Elston OAM on PETER QUINCE PRESENTS: A MIDSUMMER MECHANICAL'S DREAM at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
by Josh Stent - March 06, 2022


Given the current devasting world events, A Midsummer Mechanical's Dream sounds like the perfect show to take our minds of what is happening. The fact that you can watch it in Melbourne's Royal Botanical Gardens as the sun sets and the stars come out, is the cherry on the top....

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Talks Its Australian Tour
by Victoria Beal - March 01, 2022


Ahead of his Australian season, we had a chat with Robert Fairchild - a former principal dancer with the New York Ballet who made his debut as Jerry in An American in Paris on Broadway and then reprised it for London's West End....

VIDEO: Beth Malone Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 29, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 29 (3pm ET), as he chats with one of Broadway favorite Beth Malone. Beth will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 1 (8pm) and Monday, November 2 (3pm)....

VIDEO: Rafael Casal & Adrienne Warren Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 28, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 28 (12pm ET), as he chats with Rafael Casal and Adrienne Warren, who star in one-night-only virtual Halloween benefit concert presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, benefitting the Actors Fund and the Lymphoma Research Foundation. ...

VIDEO: LaChanze Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 21, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 21 (12pm ET), as he chats with one of Broadway's favorite leading ladies, LaChanze. LaChanze will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, October 25 (8pm) and Monday, October 26 (3pm). ...

VIDEO: Company of STICKS & STONES Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 16, 2020


Tune in right here as he chats with composer John McDaniel, Javier Muñoz, George Salazar, and Joshua Colley from Stick and Stones, which premieres today, October 16, 2020, as part of National Bullying Prevention Month....

VIDEO: Jennifer Holliday Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 16, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 16 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway's original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday, who celebrates her 60th birthday in concert on Monday, October 19 (8pm)!...

VIDEO: Keala Settle Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 15, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 15 (4:30pm ET), as he chats with Broadway beltress Keala Settle. Keala will soon Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, October 18 (8pm) and Monday, October 19 (3pm)....

VIDEO: Jenn Colella & Chilina Kennedy Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 14, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 14 (5pm ET), as he chats with Broadway couple Jenn Colella and Chilina Kennedy about Divas For Democracy: United We Slay, which streams this Sunday, October 18 (8pm). ...

VIDEO: Heidi Schreck & Oliver Butler Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 14, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 14 (3:30pm ET), as Richard chats with Heidi Schreck and Oliver Butler, whose What the Constitution Means to Me premieres Friday on Prime Video!...

VIDEO: Kate Rockwell Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 14, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 14 (12pm ET), as Richard chats with the wonderful Kate Rockwell. Kate who headlines a concert with Radio Free Birdland on Thursday, October 15 at 7PM ET....

VIDEO: Tiler Peck Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 13, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 13 (3:30pm ET), as Richard chats with New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Tiler Peck, curates and stars in A New Stage. Available to stream starting October 16, A New Stage gives you a front-row seat to experience world-class artistry from the comfort of your hom...

Loren Hunter
by Josh Stent - October 12, 2020


Loren Hunter is a star! She has dazzled as Liza Minnelli in The Boy from Oz and sizzled as Seymour in Six. Hunter has also had the lucrative opportunity to appear in five world premier productions; Moonshadow, King Kong, Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical...

VIDEO: Beth Leavel Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 08, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 8 (12pm ET), as he chats with Tony winner Beth Leavel who will headline concerts with Seth Rudetsky on October 11 (8pm) and 12 (3pm)....

VIDEO: Boy•Friends' Noam Ash, Mike Heslin and Jay Armstrong Johnson Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - October 07, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 7 (12pm ET), as Richard Ridge chats with Noam Ash, Mike Heslin and Jay Armstrong Johnson from the new web series, BoyFriends....

VIDEO: Orfeh & Andy Karl Visit Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge
by Robert Diamond - October 01, 2020


Tune in right here today, October 1 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway's favorite couple, Orfeh and Andy Karl, who will headline concerts with Seth Rudetsky on October 4 (8pm) and 5 (3pm)....

Adam Rennie
by Josh Stent - August 26, 2020


Adam Rennie is an Australian performer based out of New York City. He has performed in a wide range of musicals in Australasia, North America and Asia. Since he is currently waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic in his hometown of Sydney and I am stuck in Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne, I seized an o...

Actor Daniel Assetta
by Josh Stent - August 03, 2020


Daniel Assetta is one talented guy! Looking at his resume will bring out the green-eyed monster in any Australian theatre performer. ...

Euan Doidge & Mitchell Fistrovic
by Josh Stent - June 11, 2020


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Daniel Downing & Karla Bear
by Josh Stent - June 08, 2020


While in self isolation in a Sydney hotel, I caught up via Zoom with Australian musical theatre performer Daniel Downing and deliciously divine drag queen Karla Bear. Having just returned home from their base in London, we discussed their careers and what life in quarantine has been like....

Joel Parnis
by Josh Stent - May 23, 2020


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Bianca Baykara
by Josh Stent - April 28, 2020


In this time of uncertainty, theatres in Australia, The West End, Broadway and around the world have gone dark in an attempt to help fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This has left performers, producers, musicians and other art workers unemployed and anxious about what their future holds....

Hayden Tee Discusses His New Album FACE TO FACE
by Marianka Swain - October 31, 2019


Musical theatre leading man Hayden Tee recently starred as Miss Trunchbull in the West End production of Matilda - for which he is nominated for a BroadwayWorld UK Award! - and he's also produced new album Face to Face. It features songs from shows like Matilda, Les Misérables, 1776 and more, and fa...

Scott Miller talks WAR HORSE as it extends its journey to Australia in 2020.
by David Pearson - October 06, 2019


Following 8 record-record breaking years in London's West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre's acclaimed play War Horse will return to Australia in 2020 playing in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth....

Tony Award winning director Christopher Ashley shines a light on humanity in COME FROM AWAY
by David Pearson - June 15, 2019


Tony Award winning director, Christopher Ashley is in town to direct the Australian premiere of the musical, COME FROM AWAY, opening at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre in July....

Tom Ballard talks #KWANDA: A PLAY at Melbourne International Comedy Festival
by Victoria Beal - April 10, 2019


This year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Tom Ballard (Tonightly, three-time pretend Tony Jones) presents #KWANDA, a satirical play with a very cheeky resemblance to ABC's Q&A. It's a show so entertaining and so funny, you might even #tweet about it....

Justin Hamilton of THE BALLAD OF JOHN TILT ANIMUS at Melbourne International Comedy Festival
by Victoria Beal - April 10, 2019


BWW Interview: Justin Hamilton of THE BALLAD OF JOHN TILT ANIMUS at Melbourne International Comedy Festival...

BWW Interview with the creative team of MAD WORLD, the immersive theatrical experience.
by Victoria Beal - January 15, 2019


BWW Interview with the creative team of MAD WORLD, the immersive theatrical experience returning in 2019 for a limited season in Melbourne....

Spencer Tunick & John Lotton Bare Body & Soul in New Provocaré Festival Program
by Brodie Turner - May 29, 2018


The sophomore Provocare Festival is returning to spice up the Melbourne winter with a program that will really knock you out of hibernation. Of course the talk of the town has been the thrilling return of American photographic artist Spencer Tunick, whose large-scale outdoor mass-attended nude artwo...

Playwright Martyna Majok BOUND to Distribute Her Truths
by Gil Kaan - February 05, 2018


Martyna Majok wrote IRONBOUND to share the story of the everyday challenges and hurdles of a Polish immigrant surviving in America, basing this theatrical piece on her own mother's experiences. Already in previews, IRONBOUND officially opens February 7, 2018. Martyna took some time out to answer my ...

Patrisse Cullors & Rodney Diverlus of BLACK LIVES MATTER: IN CONVERSATION in Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - November 01, 2017


In February 2012, an unarmed African-American high-school student, Trayvon Martin, was shot dead in Sanford, Florida. His death was a flashpoint in American race relations, sparking protests across the United States and the beginning of a totally new kind of civil-rights movement: #blacklivesmatter....

Christina Bianco of DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre
by Victoria Beal - February 13, 2017


BWW caught up with acclaimed YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco as she prepares to perform her hit solo show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda and The Hayes Theatre in Sydney. It couldn't be harder to put into words an interview with the effervescent star as she launches into her famous imp...

BENJAMIN MAIO MACKAY - GREAT DETECTIVES OF OLD TIME RADIO LIVE
by Barry Lenny - August 30, 2016


Benjamin Maio Mackay speaks about the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio Live....

Shaun Andrews, The Australian Ballet at the London Coliseum
by Emma Cann - June 22, 2016


Ahead of The Australian Ballet's visit to the London Coliseum this July, Emma Cann chats to corps de ballet dancer Shaun Andrews about his life in ballet and the prospect of the UK tour....

Artistic Director David McAllister Discusses the Australian Ballet's New SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - September 14, 2015


Pearl Buck, the Nobel Prize winning author, once wrote that 'if you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.' Which is what Australian Ballet Artistic Director David McAllister has attempted with his new production of Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty, which will premiere in Melbourne...



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