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View the latest BroadwayWorld reviews of live + streaming theatre in Australia - Melbourne.


Review: HAIRSPRAY at Melbourne's Regent Theatre Photo Review: HAIRSPRAY at Melbourne's Regent Theatre
by Josh Stent - August 18, 2022

Hey Melbourne, welcome to the 60's! It's time to put on your most colourful and crazily patterned outfit, tease your hair big, bold, and beautiful, and head on down to the Regent Theatre. Hairspray is back and this time it's the original Broadway version of the musical! Having grown up listening to ...
Review: 9 TO 5 tumbles Into Melbourne and Works Wonders! Photo Review: 9 TO 5 tumbles Into Melbourne and Works Wonders!
by Victoria Beal - July 25, 2022

What did our critic think of 9 TO 5 at Arts Centre Melbourne? From the second the first few notes of the iconic anthem to working life hit our ears, the audience at the Melbourne opening of 9 to 5: The Musical knew they were in for a fabulously fun night. Written and presented by the one and only Do...
Review: SIX THE MUSICAL at Comedy Theatre Photo Review: SIX THE MUSICAL at Comedy Theatre
by Josh Stent - June 26, 2022

SIX the Musical is a must see this winter in Melbourne. Short and sweet at only 75-minutes long, SIX will have you jamming in your seat, while listening to the six wives of Henry VIII tell their side of the story, as a reimagined pop girl group! ...
BWW Review: RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Regent Theatre Photo BWW Review: RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Regent Theatre
by Josh Stent - May 30, 2022

A perfect musical for the family this winter, with Cinderella’s costume transformations being truly magical! 4 STARS. Read our BWW critic's review. ...
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Is A Masterpiece in Melbourne Photo BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Is A Masterpiece in Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - March 24, 2022

Entering the theatre, we see nought but a lone piano on the stage. This unassuming opening to An American in Paris could lead an unknowing audience member to think they were about to see a lean and understated production - but oh how wrong they would be. This musical is a veritable smorgasbord of co...
BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Chapel Off Chapel Photo BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Chapel Off Chapel
by Josh Stent - March 20, 2022

Originally premiering on Broadway in 2009, Next to Normal was nominated for 11 Tony Awards of which it won three, including for Best Original Score. It was also awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an award that only ten musicals have received in the 105-year history of The Pulitzer Prizes....
Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On TOMMY Photo Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On TOMMY
by Jade Kops - February 24, 2022

Director Roger Hodgman brings Pete Townsend’s Tommy to the Australian stage....
BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Meat Market Photo BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Meat Market
by Josh Stent - January 23, 2022

Into the Woods was vocally sublime and featured a refreshingly diverse range of performers...
BWW Review: SEX, LIES & BETRAYAL - MEMOIRS OF A HOLLYWOOD STAR at Tusk High Bar Photo BWW Review: SEX, LIES & BETRAYAL - MEMOIRS OF A HOLLYWOOD STAR at Tusk High Bar
by Josh Stent - January 17, 2022

Are you after a night of intrigue, beauty, betrayal, and debauchery? Given current world events I am sure the answer is yes! JTM productions presentation of Sex, Lies & Betrayal – Memoirs of a Hollywood Star is therefore the show for you....
BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Australian Shakespeare Company Photo BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Australian Shakespeare Company
by Josh Stent - January 13, 2022

The outdoor setting at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is a highlight of Shakespeare Under the Stars. Watching a Shakespearean play amidst nature, while the sun sets on a hot summer day and the sky transitions to night, is pure magic....
BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Regent Theatre Photo BWW Review: MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at Regent Theatre
by Josh Stent - November 27, 2021

Melbourne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is Majestic, Marvellous, Magical and Mesmerising!...
BWW REVIEW: Queenie van de Zandt's CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE – ONLINE EDITION Deliver Photo BWW REVIEW: Queenie van de Zandt's CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE – ONLINE EDITION Delivers A Truly Interactive Online “Theatre” Experience
by Jade Kops - October 25, 2021

Presented just days after Melbourne’s latest lockdown lifted, Queenie van de Zandt’s CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE – ONLINE EDITION was the perfect night in for people wanting to reconnect with live performance but still a little hesitant to venture outside. ...
BWW Review: RECKŌNING TE WAIATA PAIHERE WAIRUA -THE SOUNDS OF WOVEN SOULS at Melbou Photo BWW Review: RECKŌNING TE WAIATA PAIHERE WAIRUA -THE SOUNDS OF WOVEN SOULS at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2021
by Josh Stent - October 16, 2021

After winning four Melbourne Fringe Awards last year, including Best Emerging Indigenous Artist, RECKŌNING Te Waiata Paihere Wairua -The Sounds of Woven Souls is back at this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival, as part of the “Best of 2020”...
BWW Review: FROZEN at Her Majesty's Theatre Photo BWW Review: FROZEN at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Josh Stent - July 14, 2021

With forty-five tonnes of flying scenery, 145 wigs and 440 beautifully handmade costumes, one of which features 14,000 beads and crystals, you are guaranteed to leave Her Majesty's Theatre feeling wowed!...
BWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE at The Arcadia, Birrarung Marr Photo BWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE at The Arcadia, Birrarung Marr
by Josh Stent - July 07, 2021

After opening to glowing reviews in Sydney, Channing Tatum's Magic Mike Live has arrived in Melbourne to mesmerize admires of the male physique in the world's largest spiegeltent, The Arcadia. While this 90-minute male review has a R18+ rating and definitely seduces and titillates, it also empowers ...
BWW Review: THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT – THE SONGS OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Chapel Off C Photo BWW Review: THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT – THE SONGS OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Chapel Off Chapel
by Josh Stent - May 14, 2021

Absolutely Sensational... 5 out of 5...You will not be disappointed!...
BWW Review: SEASONS IN BLAK BOX at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Photo BWW Review: SEASONS IN BLAK BOX at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
by Josh Stent - May 10, 2021

Seasons In Blak Box is a unique storytelling experience that will leave you better informed, appreciative and more fascinated about the land on which we live....
BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Athenaeum Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Athenaeum Theatre
by Josh Stent - May 04, 2021

If you liked the movie The Wedding Singer ... you will fall head over heels in love with the musica...
BWW Review: MATADOR at Her Majesty's Theatre Photo BWW Review: MATADOR at Her Majesty's Theatre
by Josh Stent - April 30, 2021

Matador is playing as part of Midsumma Festival 2021 and is on at Her Majesty’s Theatre until 2nd May....
BWW Review: DRUMMER QUEENS at The Comedy Theatre Photo BWW Review: DRUMMER QUEENS at The Comedy Theatre
by Josh Stent - April 29, 2021

What Riverdance did for Irish Dancing... Drummer Queens does for drumming. Look out world “Here Come the Drums”!...
BWW Feature: THE AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Photo BWW Feature: THE AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by Josh Stent - April 28, 2021

'Come and meet those dancing feet, on LAUNCESTON'S avenues I’m taking you to, 42nd St!' ...
BWW Review: DOLLY DIAMOND'S STAR FOR A NIGHT at Chapel Off Chapel Photo BWW Review: DOLLY DIAMOND'S STAR FOR A NIGHT at Chapel Off Chapel
by Josh Stent - April 24, 2021

Through the magic that only ‘real-life’ live television can bring, Dolly Diamond rescues ‘real-life’ contestants from their mundane existence and transforms them into their favourite music icons. Presented by Adam Lowe Group and proudly supported by the City of Stonnington, as part of this year’s Mi...
BWW Review: CHESS THE MUSICAL at Regent Theatre Photo BWW Review: CHESS THE MUSICAL at Regent Theatre
by Josh Stent - April 24, 2021

If you are after a night of ‘80s electric power ballads that are infused with a theatrically dramatic orchestral score, then StoreyBoard Entertainment’s semi-staged concert revival of Chess The Musical is the show for you!...
BWW Review: Opening Gala at The Brunswick Ballroom Photo BWW Review: Opening Gala at The Brunswick Ballroom
by Josh Stent - March 09, 2021

The opening of a new live performance venue during a worldwide pandemic may at first seem like an oxymoron…. However The Brunswick Ballroom defies the odds and truly proves that the live performance scene in Melbourne is back in business baby! This recently refurbished Sydney Road venue, located in ...
BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Comedy Theatre Photo BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY at Comedy Theatre
by Josh Stent - January 30, 2021

Come from Away is well worth seeing in 2021 and is something you won't regret....