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Tina Arena to Play Eva Peron in EVITA Tina Arena to Play Eva Peron in EVITA
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian theatre producer John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian today announced that Australian icon, singer, songwriter and musical theatre star Tina Arena will play the role of Eva Peron in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA. (more...)
ARCO Chamber Soloists to Perform Final Concert in 2017 Series Next Month ARCO Chamber Soloists to Perform Final Concert in 2017 Series Next Month
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

In September, the ARCO Chamber Soloists bring together outstanding chamber musicians to perform the final concert in the 2017 series - this time taking their wonderful 'HIP' performance style and period instruments to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains. (more...)
The WIZARD OF OZ's Yellow Brick Road Will Extend to Melbourne The WIZARD OF OZ's Yellow Brick Road Will Extend to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced that the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, will be coming to Melbourne as part of the upcoming Australian tour. It will play from 15 May 2018 at the Regent Theatre. If you're an Optus customer you can beat the rush for tickets with the Optus Perks pre-sale, along with registered members of the waitlist at wizardofozthemusical.com (more...)
Eli Cooper, Alex Rathgeber, and John Xintavelonis Join the Cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ Eli Cooper, Alex Rathgeber, and John Xintavelonis Join the Cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced additional cast members for the upcoming Australian tour of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz. (more...)
The National Institute of Circus Arts Presents PRECIPICE The National Institute of Circus Arts Presents PRECIPICE
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

This September, Australia's next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents PRECIPICE. Leaping into a world of chaos, PRECIPICE defies danger in an effort to celebrate life - through exhilarating tumbles, turns, shifts and falls. Interrogating the impermanence of time, physical and psychological senses. (more...)
Shania Choir Comes to Melbourne Fringe 2017 Shania Choir Comes to Melbourne Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Weaving the sassy country-pop stylings of the one and only Shania Twain into a capella harmonies, Shania Choir is a group of singers united by a love for leopard print and armed with the prerogative to have a little fun. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
SHIR MADNESS Returns to Melbourne Next Month SHIR MADNESS Returns to Melbourne Next Month
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

SHIR MADNESS, the one day music festival showcasing and celebrating the very best of Jewish music and Jewish musicians returns to Melbourne in 2017 with 10 hours of joyous, riveting, moving & challenging performances and performances by more than 30 artists. (more...)
Melbourne Theatre Company presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER Melbourne Theatre Company presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Stage luminaries Marina Prior (Hello Dolly!) and Simon Gleeson (Les Miserables) lead an irresistible cast including Gareth Davies (The Cherry Orchard), Marg Downey (Top of the Lake: China Girl), Kim Gyngell (Top of the Lake: China Girl), Alexandra Keddie (Offspring), Imogen Sage (Rebecca), Monica Sayers (Chimerica) and Drew Weston (The Rocky Horror Show) in Noel Coward's top-drawer comedy of bad manners, Hay Fever. (more...)
Liz Callaway to Make Queensland Debut at QPAC Liz Callaway to Make Queensland Debut at QPAC
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

One of Broadway's leading musical theatre and cabaret performers, Liz Callaway, will make her Queensland debut at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) with her intimate cabaret show An Evening with Liz Callaway in QPAC's newly refurbished Cremorne Theatre for two shows only on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017. (more...)
Brianna Williams Brings MUMMY: A SEXY PARTY to Melbourne Fringe Brianna Williams Brings MUMMY: A SEXY PARTY to Melbourne Fringe
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Comedian Brianna Williams would like to introduce you to her Mummy. Mummy Num Nums, to be precise: a fading doyenne of the stage and screen who is desperate to stay in the limelight. (more...)
Luke Belle Premieres CAN YOU HANDLE THIS? I DON'T THINK YOU CAN HANDLE THIS at Melbourne Fringe Luke Belle Premieres CAN YOU HANDLE THIS? I DON'T THINK YOU CAN HANDLE THIS at Melbourne Fringe
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

This September, The Butterfly Club presents a zany jaunt through musical theatre and light opera classics as Luke Belle grapples with his on and off stage role as long-time sidekick and Sensitive New Age Guy in a world of leading men - Prince Charming, the Hemsworth brothers and Christian Grey. (more...)
Melbourne Theatre Company Announces Inaugural NEXT STAGE Writers-in-Residence Melbourne Theatre Company Announces Inaugural NEXT STAGE Writers-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Melbourne Theatre Company today announced the inaugural writers-in-residence as part of its $4.6 million NEXT STAGE Writers' Program. (more...)
Shane Mauss Brings Psychedelic-Comedy Show A GOOD TRIP to Australia this October Shane Mauss Brings Psychedelic-Comedy Show A GOOD TRIP to Australia this October
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Frontier Comedy have just announced the return of US comedian Shane Mauss, performing his acclaimed comedy show about psychedelics A Good Trip at Melbourne's Comics Lounge and Sydney's Comedy Store this October, after taking the show on a 100+ city tour across the US. (more...)
Melbourne Youth Orchestras Celebrates 50 Years with 'Moments of Beauty' Series Melbourne Youth Orchestras Celebrates 50 Years with 'Moments of Beauty' Series
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Celebrating Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) fifty-year milestone, Moments of Beauty is a series of surprise free concerts throughout some of State Library Victoria's most glorious and intriguing spaces over a five-week program from 27 September - 29 October 2017. (more...)
Zeb Direen Brings MAYBE THIS TIME to Melbourne Fringe 2017 Zeb Direen Brings MAYBE THIS TIME to Melbourne Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Can a non-binary person win love, succeed in auditions, and keep their job without changing their socks? (more...)
BEN VOLCHOK PRESENTS... to Play Melbourne Fringe BEN VOLCHOK PRESENTS... to Play Melbourne Fringe
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

BEN VOLCHOK PRESENTS… two episodes of original radio comedy, live on stage! Watch (and listen) as Ben Volchok embodies a whole range of characters to create a hilarious hour-long audiovisual extravaganza. (more...)
PO PO MO CO Comes to Melbourne Fringe PO PO MO CO Comes to Melbourne Fringe
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Melbourne's most debauched alternative-comedy troupe PO PO MO CO takes Fringe audiences through a cocktail mix of cruise ship, tupperware parties and topped with a dash of biting social commentary. (more...)
Troy Cassar-Daley, A.B. Original, Big Winners At National Indigenous Music Awards Troy Cassar-Daley, A.B. Original, Big Winners At National Indigenous Music Awards
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

The 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards blew an appreciative Darwin audience away at the iconic Amphitheatre under the stars tonight as Troy Cassar-Daley, A.B. Original and Electric Fields all took home major awards, showing the breadth across genres of Australian Indigenous talent. Opening with an amazing set from triple j Unearthed winner Baker Boy and closing with a touching tribute to Dr G. Yunupingu and surprise performance from Saltwater Band. It was a night of elation and emotion as generations of Indigenous musicians and their place in Australian culture were celebrated and acknowledged.  (more...)
VIDEO: Tim Minchin Blasts Australian Marriage Equality Plebiscite in New Song VIDEO: Tim Minchin Blasts Australian Marriage Equality Plebiscite in New Song
by Stage Tube on August 10, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

This afternoon, Groundhog Day composer, Tim Minchin entered the debate surrounding marriage equality in Australia with his own twist on the Peter Allen classic, 'I Still Call Australia Home'. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (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 August 10, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Australia's only variety show with a live 5-piece band is coming to Melbourne Fringe this September. (more...)
MAPA Commissions New Australian Theatre and Musical Works MAPA Commissions New Australian Theatre and Musical Works
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

Committed to supporting the current generation of performance makers, the Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), in conjunction with the Monash University Centre for Theatre and Performance and the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has commissioned two new Australian works - a physical theatre piece: Death Match and a musical: Jack of Two Trades. (more...)
BWW Review: THE REAL AND IMAGINED HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN at Malthouse Theatre BWW Review: THE REAL AND IMAGINED HISTORY OF THE ELEPHANT MAN at Malthouse Theatre
by Victoria Beal on August 11, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

A man featured in literature since the 20s and on stage and film since the 70s, Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as The Elephant Man, has had his story told in a myriad of ways - but none quite like this. (more...)
Ben Volchok Comes to Melbourne Fringe Festival Ben Volchok Comes to Melbourne Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Australia - Melbourne

BEN VOLCHOK PRESENTS… two episodes of original radio comedy, live on stage! Watch (and listen) as Ben Volchok embodies a whole range of characters to create a hilarious hour-long audiovisual extravaganza. (more...)