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StageArt Announces 2018 Season Including FALSETTOS, BARE, and NINE StageArt Announces 2018 Season Including FALSETTOS, BARE, and NINE
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

After a stellar 2017 of ground-breaking musical theatre, StageArt announces the shows that will be included in the upcoming 2018 season. All three shows will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel, featuring captivating performances that explore modern issues through music and theatre. (more...)
RAMSHACKLE & KITSCH Debuts In Melbourne RAMSHACKLE & KITSCH Debuts In Melbourne
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

The lovechild of Starsky & Hutch and The Mighty Boosh, Ramshackle & Kitsch is a completely improvised comedy show based on audience suggestions starring Perth's very own Libby Klysz and St John Cowcher. Members of the original Big Hoo Ha! in Perth the two will be joined by Melbourne's very own Bri Williams (The Bachelorette Unpacked, MUMMY) and Ben Russell (Aaron Chen Tonight, The Tokyo Hotel) and a line-up of Melbourne's funniest actors. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Barry Humphries THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK Tour Announced Barry Humphries THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take Australian audiences on a revelatory trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours Australia in May 2018 with Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask. (more...)
Circus Oz Collaborates with the Best Rock Band in the World Circus Oz Collaborates with the Best Rock Band in the World
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Artistic Director Rob Tannion is creating an original circus rock opera with Berlin's Prince and Princess of art rock and Europop, Otto & Astrid from the band Die Roten Punkte, featuring the evocative physicality of Circus Oz acrobats. (more...)
Em Rusciano: 2nd Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Shows Added By Demand Em Rusciano: 2nd Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane Shows Added By Demand
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Frontier Comedy and the Hit Network are pleased to announce that due to overwhelming demand, second Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane shows have been added to Em Rusciano's upcoming Evil Queen tour. Tickets to the additional shows in Melbourne (Fri 16 Feb at Palais Theatre), Sydney (Fri 13 Apr at State Theatre) and Brisbane (Fri 20 Apr at Queensland Performing Arts Centre) will be on sale at 9am local time today. (more...)
RECEPTION: THE MUSICAL Will Play Two Final Performances at The Butterfly Club RECEPTION: THE MUSICAL Will Play Two Final Performances at The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

HOLD THE PHONE! Following sold-out seasons, national tours, awards and nominations, Reception: The Musical will wrap its dream run with TWO final performances at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017. (more...)
Katy Christie Comes to The Butterfly Club With SHE'S GONNA BLOW Katy Christie Comes to The Butterfly Club With SHE'S GONNA BLOW
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Katy is heavily pregnant, red-headed, plays the French horn, stupidly short, and with all the odds stacked against her she's putting on a show. New to Australia from the U.K., there's no time like the present to make your mark, even if that mark is an actual baby. (more...)
Comedian Julia Morris Announces Lift and Separate Golden Jubilee Tour Comedian Julia Morris Announces Lift and Separate Golden Jubilee Tour
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Multi-talented Australian comedian Julia Morris returns to the stage in 2018 with her one woman show, Lift and Separate Golden Jubilee Tour. The 18-show tour from May until June will see Morris performing the show for the first time in 15 regional towns and centres around the country, as well as return seasons in Geelong, Parramatta, Chatswood and Brisbane after completely sold out seasons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in 2017. (more...)
Arts Centre Melbourne Announces 2018 Summer Autumn Families Program Arts Centre Melbourne Announces 2018 Summer Autumn Families Program
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Families have the opportunity to embark on an array of heart-warming, hilarious and inventive theatrical adventures and interactive experiences as part of Arts Centre Melbourne's 2018 Summer Autumn Families program. The exciting and extensive line-up features new stage adaptations of the popular books Emily Brown and the Thing and The 78-Storey Treehouse, heart stopping circus and magic, a children's republic, interactive angels, First Nation story-telling for babies and a modern retelling of the much-loved Australian tale, Dot and the Kangaroo, Creature. (more...)
Cameron Daddo Joins Craig McLachlan Led ROCKY HORROR Cameron Daddo Joins Craig McLachlan Led ROCKY HORROR
by BWW News Desk on November 12, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Producers Howard Panter, John Frost and GWB Entertainment today announced that stage and screen leading man Cameron Daddo will join the cast of the world's favourite rock and roll musical. (more...)
Tickets for Melbourne Run of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Now On Sale Tickets for Melbourne Run of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk on November 12, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated Australian premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, presented by Melbourne Theatre Company and Arts Centre Melbourne. (more...)
THE DATE Comes to The Butterfly Club THE DATE Comes to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Are you looking for the perfect date night out? Why go to the movies and sit in silence for two hours or go to dinner and be forced into clunky conversation for up to 2 hours, when you can go to The Butterfly Club an eclectic cocktail bar festooned in fairy lights and then see The Date which discusses Love, Sex and Dating and only goes for an hour! (more...)
Temporary Adults to Make Butterfly Club Debut with LIVE IN THE SHED Temporary Adults to Make Butterfly Club Debut with LIVE IN THE SHED
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Temporary Adults are the sort of people who set alarms to remind themselves to sleep. It may take all three to make one functional adult, but Temporary Adults have been trying really hard at... life. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More!
by BWW Special on November 10, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Katie Weston and Andrew Kroenert to Star in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at The MC Showroom Katie Weston and Andrew Kroenert to Star in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at The MC Showroom
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Tickets are now on sale for the strictly limited Melbourne 2017 season of THE LAST FIVE YEARS at The MC Showroom, Prahran from 21st - 26th November. (more...)
BWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be BWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be
by Gil Kaan on November 09, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Conductor extraordinaire John Mauceri, at 72 years young, has the memory of a straight-A college kid vividly recalling detailed facts of incidents long ago right off the top of his head. The go-to expert on all subjects Leonard Bernstein, John will be conducting BERNSTEIN ON STAGE at the Valley Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) November 17, 2017. John most graciously chatted on the phone with me for an hour from his New York home after just returning from Mexico. (more...)
GREAT SOUTHERN BAND: DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN... is Bringing Rock and Roll to the Butterfly Club GREAT SOUTHERN BAND: DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN... is Bringing Rock and Roll to the Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk on November 08, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

GREAT SOUTHERN BAND: DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN... is coming to The Butterfly Club from November 29-December 3. GREAT SOUTHERN BAND takes the songs you love (but never admit to loving) and tells the stories you can't quite remember (but will never fully forget). When a big-city guitarist returns home, his two best mates await with nothing but beers and time, ready to hear all about life outside their two-pub town. Whilst he may have been the one to leave, the others have managed to find escape of their own to pass the days. (more...)
THE MAN IN THE MOON Debuts In Melbourne THE MAN IN THE MOON Debuts In Melbourne
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Following a rather unremarkable work BBQ, The Man and The Moon is a creation of three leading Perth theatre makers telling a story of self discovery that sees our hero fall for the gravitational and romantic pull of the big cheese in the sky. Waking up to realise life has lost its twinkle, St John Cowcher takes the audience on a lunar tide (that just happens to house a sultry New York jazz band) on a journey through all reasons why life has lost its twinkle. (more...)
Be Merry and Bright Celebrate Social Inclusion Week with THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS! Be Merry and Bright Celebrate Social Inclusion Week with THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS!
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Merry & Bright, the School of Hard Knocks final concert for 2017 is presented on Sunday 26 November from 2pm at Deakin Edge. This concert takes place in Social Inclusion Week, an annual initiative, which was created in 2009, by the Founding Artistic Director of the School of Hard Knocks Dr Jonathon Welch AM. (more...)
RENT Rocks Into QPAC May 2018 RENT Rocks Into QPAC May 2018
by BWW News Desk on November 06, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Raw, sexy and dangerous, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, RENT will rock back to the stage in 2018 in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Cremorne Theatre from 2 May. (more...)
VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Comes to Hares And Hyenas Next Month VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR Comes to Hares And Hyenas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on November 06, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

We've gone back to Dec 31, 1999. Y2K is approaching, the end of the world is neigh and Christina Aguilera is performing in Times Square at midnight. Forget the panic and the looting. It's time to party! (more...)
Adam Simmons Brings Melbourne Premiere of TRAVELLING TALES to fortyfivedownstairs Adam Simmons Brings Melbourne Premiere of TRAVELLING TALES to fortyfivedownstairs
by BWW News Desk on November 05, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Hotter-than-hot musical wunderkind Adam Simmons brings the Melbourne premiere of his musical suite Travelling Tales to fortyfivedownstairs from December 7 10. (more...)
John O'Hara and Lisa-Marie Parker Unite for One Night Only John O'Hara and Lisa-Marie Parker Unite for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk on November 05, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Inspired by Shubert's Wintereisse (A Winter's Journey), December Songs portrays a brokenhearted young woman, wandering the snowy paths of Central Park. In this contemporary tale of her journey, she finds the strength to recover and begin her life anew. Written by prolific Broadway Composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom), December Songs will be performed by Lisa-Marie Parker (Les Miserables, Cats, Blood Brothers). (more...)
The Australian Tattoo Expo Is Coming To Melbourne Next Month The Australian Tattoo Expo Is Coming To Melbourne Next Month
by BWW News Desk on November 03, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

The Australian Tattoo Expo will return to Melbourne at the award-winning Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday 1st Sunday 3rd December for a massive weekend of tattoos, art and entertainment. (more...)