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Green Jam Returns with Free Music Every Friday at QPAC Green Jam Returns with Free Music Every Friday at QPAC
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) much-loved free Friday music sessions return on 2 February as Green Jam settles in for 2018 on the Melbourne Street Green. (more...)
BODYMAP Comes to the Butterfly Club BODYMAP Comes to the Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Navigating who we are has never been tougher, access is blocked with the promise of beauty and perfection. The personal highway to our soul is in multilane gridlock, diversions from the self at every exit. (more...)
X-Factor Top 10 Finalist, Nathaniel Willemse Performs An All-Ages Gig At The OCG on Today X-Factor Top 10 Finalist, Nathaniel Willemse Performs An All-Ages Gig At The OCG on Today
by BWW News Desk on January 20, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

On a spring day in 1939, The Prince of Soul Marvin Gaye was born to loving parents in Washington DC and became one of the elite few who shaped the sound of Motown in the 1960s. (more...)
Arts Centre Melbourne and Midsumma Festival present THE COCOA BUTTER CLUB: MIDSUMMA SPECIAL Arts Centre Melbourne and Midsumma Festival present THE COCOA BUTTER CLUB: MIDSUMMA SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

The Cocoa Butter Club: Midsumma Special , a special cabaret and performance event featuring unapologetic and oh-so-hot-right now Indigenous and/or performers of colour is set to make its Arts Centre Melbourne debut today 19 January 2018. The spirited soiree, curated by queers of colour, is designed to quench the thirsty performance scene with representation of the 'other' and to proudly provide a platform for lesser heard voices to challenge, inspire and entertain audiences. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/19 - HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/19 - HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special on January 19, 2018 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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
MTC Announces 2018 Women In Theatre Program Participants MTC Announces 2018 Women In Theatre Program Participants
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Melbourne Theatre Company is delighted to announce the 12 new participants in its 2018 Women in Theatre Program. (more...)
QPAC to Host Inaugural BRISASIA Symposium QPAC to Host Inaugural BRISASIA Symposium
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) will host the inaugural BrisAsia Symposium which will explore 'Asia and the Mindful Century' with a diverse line-up of arts practitioners, creative thinkers and cultural influencers on 17 February 2018 at the Cremorne Theatre. (more...)
OUT OF CHARACTER: A Feminist Satire Through Literature Comes to the Butterfly Club OUT OF CHARACTER: A Feminist Satire Through Literature Comes to the Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Through some of history's best-loved authors women are portrayed in literature in ways that are fascinating, hilarious and disturbing in equal measure. Out of Character considers some of the questions that have rarely been asked, what did fairy-tales really have to say? What would Charlotte Bronte have made of Edward Cullen? And what did thirteenth century women think about sex? (more...)
The Stevenson Experience Embarks on SPOT THE DIFFERENCE Tour The Stevenson Experience Embarks on SPOT THE DIFFERENCE Tour
by BWW News Desk on January 17, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Listed as one of the Top Five Acts at 2017's Falls Festival by the Herald Sun, nominated for a third year for Best Comedy at Perth Fringe World with sell out shows in Perth and Melbourne Comedy Festival and after recording their first live DVD at the iconic Sydney Comedy Store, the Stevenson Experience take on the country with a national tour THE STEVENSON EXPIERIENCE: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE staring in Perth in February with new songs, new jokes same rivalries. Because this time, it's personal. (more...)
NINA SIMONE: LIBERIAN DAYS to play at Chapel off Chapel NINA SIMONE: LIBERIAN DAYS to play at Chapel off Chapel
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Ruth Rogers-Wright is back to once again dazzle as Nina Simone in playwright Neil Cole's latest production Nina Simone: Liberian Days. The show will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from 7 February 18 February 2018. (more...)
AUSFENG presents TREASURES OF A NATION - Chinese New Year Concert 2018 AUSFENG presents TREASURES OF A NATION - Chinese New Year Concert 2018
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

The prestigious Chinese Orchestra of China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre make their New Zealand debut and Australian return with their unique concert Treasures of a Nation visiting Auckland, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne from Tuesday 27 February to Wednesday 7 March to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018. The Treasures of a Nation promises to be truly a transcendent experience that merges traditional Chinese style with contemporary music. The concert will take you on a fascinating musical journey, exploring the treasures of a nation and immersing yourself in the rich culture. (more...)
Will Hal Prince-Helmed EVITA Bring Its Rainbow Tour to Broadway? Will Hal Prince-Helmed EVITA Bring Its Rainbow Tour to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

So what happens now for Hal Prince's international tour of Evita? Broadway- according to a recent interview with the Straits Times. The production, which opened in Johannesburg, South Africa last fall, and which was reviewed by BroadwayWorld during its Cape Town stop last month, is on its way to play Singapore, Australia and Japan, before bringing the Rainbow tour home to Broadway. (more...)
CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME With Embark on Australian Tour CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME With Embark on Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

The National Theatre of Great Britain's Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will tour Australia for the first time from June 2018, following its acclaimed sell-out debut season in Melbourne. The play will be performed in Brisbane from 12 June, Canberra from 27 June, Sydney from 4 July, Adelaide from 31 July and Perth from 8 August, by an all-British and Irish cast. (more...)
Arts House Announces Season 1, 2018 Arts House Announces Season 1, 2018
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

It's what you make of it, get involved with the next Arts House season. Inspiring you to pull up your sleeves and get involved, the next Arts House season is bold, risky and vibrant it's a thought-provoking program of works designed to enthral, entertain and challenge. (more...)
Debut Season of THE ODDITORIUM Extends Its Run Debut Season of THE ODDITORIUM Extends Its Run
by BWW News Desk on January 14, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

After dazzling audiences with a three-night sell-out season at The MC Showroom in Prahran, The Odditorium is returning this week only for a three-night limited run of more mystery, magic and marvel. (more...)
BWW REVIEW: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT Is A High Energy Expression of Hope And Hopelessness In A Broken World BWW REVIEW: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT Is A High Energy Expression of Hope And Hopelessness In A Broken World
by Jade Kops on January 12, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Following a successful Brisbane season in 2017, GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT commences its Australian Tour to the delight of punk rock fans. (more...)
Arts Centre Melbourne Launches High Tea Live 2018 Arts Centre Melbourne Launches High Tea Live 2018
by BWW News Desk on January 12, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Acclaimed Jazz-man Steve Sedergreen, Australian operatic soprano Antoinette Halloran and musical theatre star Melissa Langton are among the all-star line-up of performers in Arts Centre Melbourne's 2018 High Tea Live series. Previously known as Jazz High Tea, High Tea Live will see the musical program expand beyond jazz, including classical, cabaret, opera and Broadway as well as special sessions for families. The beloved Arts Centre Melbourne tradition, features a different act on the first Sunday of every month from March until December. The full program will be announced in April. (more...)
Essential Theatre Brings Exciting New Works to Melbourne Essential Theatre Brings Exciting New Works to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Five female artists make up two of Melbourne's most exciting indie theatre companies. They come together to present this world premiere at La Mama from February 20th - March 4th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special on January 12, 2018 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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
Classical Movements Presents St. Olaf College Concert Band On Debut Tour Of Australia & New Zealand Classical Movements Presents St. Olaf College Concert Band On Debut Tour Of Australia & New Zealand
by BWW News Desk on January 10, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Classical Movements will present four exciting performances by the world-renowned St. Olaf College Concert Band of Northfield, Minnesota hailed as one of America's preeminent bands, by The New Yorker during their first-ever concert tour to Australia. (more...)
Jason Bonham's LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE Postponed Jason Bonham's LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE Postponed
by BWW News Desk on January 10, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

JBLZE dates scheduled for later this month in Australia and New Zealand will be rescheduled to May - June 2018 due to unforeseen circumstances. All purchased tickets will be honored for the new dates. (more...)
Melbourne Opera Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE Melbourne Opera Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
by BWW News Desk on January 10, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Melbourne Opera presents Richard Wagner's romantic drama Tristan and Isolde. 6:30pm 2, 5 and 7 February at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda, 6:30pm 10 February at Monash University's Robert Blackwood Hall (more...)
A Vaudeville is Born at THE ODDTORIUM A Vaudeville is Born at THE ODDTORIUM
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Two Kiwi performers, a night out in Berlin, and an unexpected convergence in Melbourne are culminating in the first rendition of The Odditorium, an enchanting concoction of new-school cabaret meets old-school vaudeville, to be performed at The MC Showroom in Prahran this January 11 - 13. (more...)
CLEAVE Combines Sex, Blood and World Class Puppet Magic CLEAVE Combines Sex, Blood and World Class Puppet Magic
by BWW News Desk on January 10, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

Daisy and Violet Hilton were conjoined twins born in 1908 in Brighton, England. They were the highest paid Vaudeville act of the 20s and 30's. Colleen Burke was born with twin internal sex organs, and had a 'twin' sister who was born with cerebral palsy. Cleave is a night of intimate storytelling and puppetry that intertwines the narratives of these two sets of most unusual twins. (more...)
The Fringe Wives Club Stage a Launch Party of Their Hit Show The Fringe Wives Club Stage a Launch Party of Their Hit Show
by BWW News Desk on January 09, 2018 in Australia - Melbourne

The multi-award nominated Fringe Wives Club - aka comedians Tessa Waters, Victoria Falconer and Rowena Hutson are staging a Launch Party of their smash hit show, 'Glittery Clittery: a ConSENSUAL Party' in preparation for when it hits Perth's Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe and an exclusive one-night only extra special show at the MICF in April. (more...)