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BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Flies into Melbourne BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ Flies into Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - May 18, 2018

A great introduction to the theatre for young kids and first-time theatre goers, The Wizard of Oz is back with more glitz and glam than ever.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Australian Ballet Brings Back Beautiful Romantic Comedy THE MERRY WIDOW To Delight A New Generation BWW REVIEW: The Australian Ballet Brings Back Beautiful Romantic Comedy THE MERRY WIDOW To Delight A New Generation
by Jade Kops - April 30, 2018

The classic comic love story proves timeless as The Australian Ballet's THE MERRY WIDOW returns to the Sydney stage 43 years after it debuted in Melbourne in 1975.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Wonderfully Whimsical And Utterly Inspiring, JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE Proves Anything Is Possible If You Really Want It BWW REVIEW: Wonderfully Whimsical And Utterly Inspiring, JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE Proves Anything Is Possible If You Really Want It
by Jade Kops - April 16, 2018

Monkey Baa Theatre Company's latest adaptation of Jackie French's (writer) and Bruce Whatley (illustrations) fabulous native animal stories JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE is heart-warming and hilarious as it teaches young audiences to never give up on their hopes and dreams.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: MURPHY Is A Beautiful Celebration Of Acclaimed Australian Choreographer Graeme Murphy's Extensive Career BWW REVIEW: MURPHY Is A Beautiful Celebration Of Acclaimed Australian Choreographer Graeme Murphy's Extensive Career
by Jade Kops - April 09, 2018

The Australian Ballet opened its 2018 season with MURPHY, the stunning retrospective of Graeme Murphy's career as an innovative choreographer as he celebrates 50 years with The Australian Ballet.... (more...)
BWW Review: GARFIELD THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE! at Chapel Off Chapel BWW Review: GARFIELD THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE! at Chapel Off Chapel
by Victoria Beal - April 03, 2018

It's time to take the kids to Garfield The Musical With Cattitude! this school holidays for a fun-filled, feline farce. Stage Art's production at Chapel Off Chapel has lots of energy and will keep the little ones entertained, with some great audience interaction and a chance to meet the cast afterwa... (more...)
BWW Review: BARE - THE MUSICAL at Chapel Off Chapel BWW Review: BARE - THE MUSICAL at Chapel Off Chapel
by Victoria Beal - March 25, 2018

StageArt's latest production, bare the musical, showcases a brilliant batch of fresh musical theatre talent who all have fantastic sets of pipes!... (more...)
BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Takes Us Back To a Surprisingly Greener Day at Comedy Theatre BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Takes Us Back To a Surprisingly Greener Day at Comedy Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - March 05, 2018

It was not that long ago, and a time not unlike that which we live in now, that Green Day released the album American Idiot that narrated a story of the world's greatest nation's underbelly that many sought out through the punk movement to ease the social and political tensions at the turn of the mi... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THOMAS TALLIS' ENGLAND Opens Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's 2018 Season With A Beautiful Collection Of English Music Featuring Max Riebl BWW REVIEW: THOMAS TALLIS' ENGLAND Opens Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's 2018 Season With A Beautiful Collection Of English Music Featuring Max Riebl
by Jade Kops - March 01, 2018

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's (ABO) Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer's programming of THOMAS TALLIS' ENGLAND recreates the music Renaissance and Baroque England along with a delightful interpretation of a work written over three centuries after Tallis' death.... (more...)
BWW Review: HAND TO GOD at Alex Theatre BWW Review: HAND TO GOD at Alex Theatre
by Victoria Beal - February 26, 2018

Aleksandar Vass & Vass Production's take on the play, Hand to God, effectively uses puppetry, black comedy, and physical theatre to give a comical perspective on that little demonic voice that sits on our shoulder, taunting us all.... (more...)
BWW ALBUM REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70'th Birthday Is To Be Celebrated With The Release of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION BWW ALBUM REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70'th Birthday Is To Be Celebrated With The Release of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION
by Jade Kops - February 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld Sydney was given an exclusive taste of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION ahead of it's release on 16th March 2018 through Universal Music. ... (more...)
BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL Arrives in Melbourne BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL Arrives in Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - January 31, 2018

After a trip around the world, the pink bus has returned to Melbourne. The revamped version of the musical opened to an audience who rose to their feet at the Regent Theatre, nearly 10 years after the original season closed.... (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 - January 12, 2018

Following a successful Brisbane season in 2017, GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT commences its Australian Tour to the delight of punk rock fans.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Heart-warming Nostalgia With A Contemporary Twist, THE WIZARD OF OZ Captures The Imagination Of Young And Old. BWW REVIEW: Heart-warming Nostalgia With A Contemporary Twist, THE WIZARD OF OZ Captures The Imagination Of Young And Old.
by Jade Kops - January 06, 2018

Breathing new life into the 1939 classic motion picture, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams' adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ finally landed in Sydney to the delight of the opening night audience. A feast of colour, movement, pyrotechnics, incredible costumes and clever new music combines with fabulo... (more...)
BWW Review: Campbell and Prior are a DREAM LOVER Come True in Story of Real-Life Legend at Arts Centre Melbourne BWW Review: Campbell and Prior are a DREAM LOVER Come True in Story of Real-Life Legend at Arts Centre Melbourne
by Brodie Paparella - January 04, 2018

The era of the jukebox musical seems to be here to stay, and Australia its fertile ground to spring from: the Beautiful story of Carole King, the adaptation of Whitney's Houston's catalogue into The Bodyguard, mega-hit Jersey Boys, and of course Dream Lover comprising the instantly recognisable soun... (more...)
BWW Review: PRANCER & VIXEN Give the Gift of Laughter at Melbourne Recital Centre BWW Review: PRANCER & VIXEN Give the Gift of Laughter at Melbourne Recital Centre
by Brodie Paparella - December 26, 2017

If you happen to be looking out this December 24th night for the perv in the red suit taking credit for all the presents your parents bought this year and notice the posse pulling the sleigh looking a little anemic, well there's a perfectly logical explanation:... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The World Premiere Of THE UNBELIEVABLES at The Sydney Opera House Delivers Exactly What It Says On The Package BWW REVIEW: The World Premiere Of THE UNBELIEVABLES at The Sydney Opera House Delivers Exactly What It Says On The Package
by Jade Kops - December 21, 2017

Circus, cabaret, vaudeville and comedy combine in the World Premiere of THE UNBELIEVABLES.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Delivers Another Beautiful Escape From The Stress Of The Season With Their Annual NOEL! NOEL! BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Delivers Another Beautiful Escape From The Stress Of The Season With Their Annual NOEL! NOEL!
by Jade Kops - December 15, 2017

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's (ABO) Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer has outdone himself with his 2017 program for the annual NOEL!NOEL! Concert.... (more...)
BWW Review: KEVIN RUDD & KERRY O'BRIEN presented by The Wheeler Centre BWW Review: KEVIN RUDD & KERRY O'BRIEN presented by The Wheeler Centre
by Victoria Beal - October 26, 2017

In the trail of the release of the first volume of his story, 'Not For the Faint Hearted', Melbourne audiences witnessed Kevin Rudd in conversation with Kerry O'Brien at the Athenaeum Theatre on October 26th. Presented by The Wheeler Centre, Kerry O'Brien brought his famously biting style of journal... (more...)
BWW Review: WHAT THE HELL? THE HANDMAID'S TALE IN 2017 (PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE WHEELER CENTRE'S FESTIVAL OF QUESTIONS) at Melbourne Town Hall BWW Review: WHAT THE HELL? THE HANDMAID'S TALE IN 2017 (PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE WHEELER CENTRE'S FESTIVAL OF QUESTIONS) at Melbourne Town Hall
by Victoria Beal - October 24, 2017

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BWW Review: ALL THE SEX I'VE EVER HAD is as Grand as it Gets at Arts Centre Melbourne BWW Review: ALL THE SEX I'VE EVER HAD is as Grand as it Gets at Arts Centre Melbourne
by Brodie Paparella - October 15, 2017

The saying goes there's nothing more like fantasy than reality, and the Melbourne premiere of All the Sex I Ever Had serves that idiom with gusto and sincerity.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: West End's Best, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Capture Hearts With The Whirlwind Australian TOGETHER Tour BWW REVIEW: West End's Best, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Capture Hearts With The Whirlwind Australian TOGETHER Tour
by Jade Kops - October 12, 2017

Following on from a double-platinum selling Christmas #1 UK album of duets, TOGETHER, and a sold-out tour of the UK, British musical theatre heartbreakers Michael Ball and Alfie Boe bring their brand of star quality 'Down Under' to the delight of fans.... (more...)
BWW Review: MAY CONTAIN SEX SCENES Surprises in Sensual Sexploration at Emerald City, Meat Market BWW Review: MAY CONTAIN SEX SCENES Surprises in Sensual Sexploration at Emerald City, Meat Market
by Brodie Paparella - October 09, 2017

Sabrina Martin, Kiwi creative chanteuse, has brought a sensory delight from across the ditch for an interactive and insightful evening discovering the mystery and magnificence of the female orgasm in May Contain Sex Scenes. The show is difficult to review, as a great deal of its power lies in its el... (more...)
BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Athenaeum Theatre BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Athenaeum Theatre
by Victoria Beal - October 05, 2017

Many have seen the famous film featuring a veritable who's who of British screen, and this stage production is just as heartwarming. Based on a true story, the story follows a Women's Institute group in Yorkshire, looking for ways to spice up their humdrum lives and raise money for charity.... (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 - September 22, 2017

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 w... (more...)
BWW Review: UGLY DUCKLING at Melbourne Fringe BWW Review: UGLY DUCKLING at Melbourne Fringe
by Victoria Beal - September 21, 2017

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...)