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2017 Australian Dance Awards Winners Announced 2017 Australian Dance Awards Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk on September 24, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Winners of the 2017 Australian Dance Awards were announced tonight, Sunday 24 September, at the Arts Centre Melbourne. The awards were hosted by cabaret star Yana Alana and dance sensation Benjamin Hancock. (more...)
THE BIG HOO-HAA to Return to Melbourne Fringe with 24-Hour Show THE BIG HOO-HAA to Return to Melbourne Fringe with 24-Hour Show
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Melbourne's favourite weekly improv comedy show is doing it again - 24 hours of non-stop improvised comedy. The stuff of dreams and/or nightmares, watch as we perform for TWENTY. FOUR. HOURS. STRAIGHT. WHY. WOULD. WE. DO. THIS??? (more...)
Redfox3 Theatre Company Presents GOD OF CARNAGE Redfox3 Theatre Company Presents GOD OF CARNAGE
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

A 90 minute thrill ride to the most dangerous place on earth: Parenthood. From Yarra Valley's own redfox3, who brought you the acclaimed The Woman In Black, comes the hilarious Tony and Olivier award winning play GOD OF CARNAGE. (more...)
BWW Review: Fringe Exposes the MEASURE OF A MAN in One-Man Pathos Piece at Emerald City, Meat Market BWW Review: Fringe Exposes the MEASURE OF A MAN in One-Man Pathos Piece at Emerald City, Meat Market
by Brodie Paparella on September 22, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

It cannot be underestimated, the place of an audience in the energy of a show and their collective states of mind. Having seen Gavin Roach's Measure of Man last year as part of Sydney Fringe, this reviewer was excited to see how the Melbourne Fringe production had stayed true to the message of the work whilst managing to refine its structure and push it beyond stage boundaries to really hit home the importance of sexual taboos that still exist in society, both inside and out of the queer community. (more...)
Full Cast Announced and Final Tickets Released for TWISTED BROADWAY Full Cast Announced and Final Tickets Released for TWISTED BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

TWISTED BROADWAY is coming back to Melbourne bigger, better and more twisted than ever at the spectacular Regent Theatre on Monday 2nd October. Due to huge demand, final tickets have just been released. (more...)
BWW Review: UGLY DUCKLING at Melbourne Fringe BWW Review: UGLY DUCKLING at Melbourne Fringe
by Victoria Beal on September 21, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Ugly Duckling, written by Spanky and performed by Karla Hillam, breathes new life into the tale we all know about the awkward protagonist coming into their own. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special on September 22, 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 HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)
Melbourne Theatre Company's WHAT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS Embarks on Tour Melbourne Theatre Company's WHAT RHYMES WITH CARS AND GIRLS Embarks on Tour
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Melbourne Theatre Company's acclaimed production What Rhymes with Cars and Girls has hit the road, opening in Geelong tonight, Thursday 21 September, before travelling to Bendigo, Sydney and Brisbane. (more...)
Tina Arena to Perform at Stonnington Mayor's Charity Gala Tina Arena to Perform at Stonnington Mayor's Charity Gala
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

One of Australia's best-loved singers, Tina Arena, will perform at the City of Stonnington Mayor's Charity Gala hosted by Cameron Daddo, Thursday 12 October 2017. (more...)
2017 Ballarat Cabaret Festival to Showcase the Best of Australian Cabaret 2017 Ballarat Cabaret Festival to Showcase the Best of Australian Cabaret
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Save the date! The Ballarat Cabaret Festival is back in the spotlight, taking centre stage in Ballarat from 5 - 8 October. (more...)
2017 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-Finalists Announced 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Earlier this month, the Rob Guest Endowment held auditions in Melbourne and Sydney to search for this year's winner of the Rob Guest Endowment Award. (more...)
QV Melbourne's FRESH / TAKE Brings Spring to the City QV Melbourne's FRESH / TAKE Brings Spring to the City
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

QV Melbourne is celebrating spring in the city with Fresh / Take, a program of events that offers a new approach to wellness, living and thinking. Fresh / Take launched on Friday 15 September and runs for two weeks, closing with a public holiday party on 29 September. (more...)
Christa Hughes is OZ ROCKIN' THE LADIES LOUNGE at Arts Centre Melbourne Christa Hughes is OZ ROCKIN' THE LADIES LOUNGE at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Singing sensation, vaudeville vamp and rock'n'roll hell-cat Christa Hughes proudly returns to Arts Centre Melbourne with the Victorian debut of Oz Rockin' The Ladies Lounge on 9 November 2017. (more...)
School of Hard Knocks Celebrates  Music & Composers of the 60's School of Hard Knocks Celebrates Music & Composers of the 60's
by BWW News Desk on September 17, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

We know that Absolutely Everybody Loves the 60's!! Come and join us at the School of Hard Knocks fab, groovy celebration of the psychedelic 60's on Sunday the 24th of September at Deakin Edge from 3pm. (more...)
BWW Review: LET'S GET PRACTICAL! LIVE Blows Fringe-Goer Minds at The Lithuanian Club (Loft) BWW Review: LET'S GET PRACTICAL! LIVE Blows Fringe-Goer Minds at The Lithuanian Club (Loft)
by Brodie Paparella on September 17, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

The Very Good Looking Initiative are back with a show that is the comedy-theatrical version of the sensation you get at the end of a YouTube Hole, and if you think Family Guy knows how far they can stretch a joke, wait until you see Let's Get Practical! Live. Any lovers of the Fringe condition and the Cranberries need to book their tickets instantly, and if you find yourself slightly inebriated by the time the curtain goes up (which I do declare I didn't), then the odds are sure to be in your favour. (more...)
SMALL ACTS OF LOVE: A Comedy Cabaret About the Harmful Consequences of Falling in Love   SMALL ACTS OF LOVE: A Comedy Cabaret About the Harmful Consequences of Falling in Love  
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Fiona Scarlett hates 'love'. Useless, nasty little emotion. Downright dangerous if you ask Romeo or Juliet. The world is in love with being in love but it's time for a reckoning and Small Acts of Love is your perfect weapon. Arm yourself with anti-love stories that will toughen your hide and leave you jaded and bitter before you can say 'gin martini'. The lovepocalypse is coming in this night of hilarious story-telling and song. Directed by the award-winning Sarah Vickery. (more...)
BWW Review: MICHELLE PEARSON'S COMFORT FOOD CABARET at Melbourne Fringe BWW Review: MICHELLE PEARSON'S COMFORT FOOD CABARET at Melbourne Fringe
by Victoria Beal on September 15, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Melbourne is the city to be in if you love food and cabaret and Michelle Pearson's Comfort Food Cabaret is the perfect combination of both. (more...)
Ross Kemp to Tour EXTREME TALES LIVE ON STAGE Across Australia Ross Kemp to Tour EXTREME TALES LIVE ON STAGE Across Australia
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

In a global first, documentary maker, author and actor Ross Kemp will reveal the truth about how the extreme world works live on stage, delivering remarkable insights into the 73 documentaries that he has made with his team across the world in the last 15 years. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More!
by BWW Special on September 15, 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 Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more! (more...)
Tony Sheldon to Reprise His Role in the Anniversary Tour of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tony Sheldon to Reprise His Role in the Anniversary Tour of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

According to the Brisbane Times, Australian theatre legend Tony Sheldon will be coming home to reprise his role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical! (more...)
AFTER HOURS CABARET CLUB to Bring Variety Charm to Melbourne Fringe AFTER HOURS CABARET CLUB to Bring Variety Charm to Melbourne Fringe
by BWW News Desk on September 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Australia's only variety show with a live 5-piece band is coming to Melbourne Fringe this September. (more...)
See What the Buzz is About at the Bug Lab at Melbourne Museum See What the Buzz is About at the Bug Lab at Melbourne Museum
by BWW News Desk on September 13, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Check out what all the buzz is about before Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers at Melbourne Museum closes on 15 October 2017. (more...)
Families Snap Up Tickets to THE GRUFFALO at Arts Centre Melbourne Families Snap Up Tickets to THE GRUFFALO at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk on September 12, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Tickets are selling fast for best-selling children's author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler's much-loved tale The Gruffalo (Macmillan Children's Books) live on stage at Arts Centre Melbourne's Playhouse from 15 26 November 2017. Direct from London's West End and Broadway, the new production for little ones tells the story of a mouse who heads off on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood. (more...)
HI, CAN I HELP YOU? to Play Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 HI, CAN I HELP YOU? to Play Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk on September 13, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Join retail assistant, Grace, as she invites you into her musical imagination, a place brimming with tragic optimism, kooky shoe puppet companions and rather questionable customer service. Hi, Can I Help You? is a pop up shoe shop cabaret where the mundane becomes vibrant, and the lonely can embrace true friendship. (more...)
Justin Heazlewood to Perform Selected Readings Justin Heazlewood to Perform Selected Readings
by BWW News Desk on September 11, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Wordsmith wunderkind Justin Heazlewood cranks up Sunday afternoon storytelling at Bella Union. The Author of 'Funemployed: Life as an Artist in Australia' and part-time Bedroom Philosopher will offer lashings from his library as senior writer for Frankie and forthcoming memoir. Poems, diaries, the back of a Passiona can - nothing is off limits for his dulcet tones. Enjoy a warmly wordy weekend with this witty wizard. (more...)