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The latest news on live theatre in Austria from Broadway shows on tour to regional theatre.

Interview: Austria's AK Naderer Joins MOULIN ROUGE North American Tour
by Martin Ganeider - June 21, 2024

Austrias AK Naderer just finished her spectacular (spectacular) run as Nini in the record-breaking German Production of Moulin Rouge in Cologne. The red windmill creates a unique connection between the actors and the show. Your paths might cross again, sooner or later, like with Aaron Tveit, who returns to the Al Hirschfeld Windmill, staring as Christian, the role which brought him his first Tony Award. The critically acclaimed show is now calling Naderer back earlier than expected. The Austrian performer joined the Cast of the show's North American Tour after finishing rehearsals on Broadway.

Selections From DIE MITTE DER WELT Will Be Presented At Landestheater Linz
by Stephi Wild - June 17, 2024

Selections from Die Mitte der Welt, a new musical by bookwriter/lyricist Niklas Wagner and composer Sarah Taylor Ellis, will be presented on June 24 as part of the Deutsche Musical Akademie's schreib:maschine at Landestheater Linz.

Review: 1000 JAHRE TSCHAUNER at Tschauner Bühne
by Martin Ganeider - June 13, 2024

100 Years Tschauner, the latest Theater Comedy revue at Vienna's most famous impromptu stage, is the chosen production to kick off this year's Tschauner Season in the heart of Ottakring. It's the 115th anniversary, celebrating 115 years of delightful entertainment and countless unforgettable theatre moments. The open-air stage is full of stories, legends, and rumors and has two very special Guardian Angels.

Pia Douwes & Felix Martin to Present TIME TO CELEBRATE
by Blair Ingenthron - June 08, 2024

Pia Douwes and Felix Martin celebrate their 60th birthdays and 40-year friendship with a special event at Vindobona Theatre Vienna, sharing stories, musical memories, and rare photos and videos.

Interview: Brodie Donougher of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Raimund Theater
by Martin Ganeider - June 03, 2024

From being  Billy Elliot for more than two years and closing the show in London's West End to the San Francisco Ballett School and San Francisco Ballet Trainee Tour, followed by a contract with the Grand Rapids Ballett Brodie Donougher is part of the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast in Vienna, starring as Hannibals Guard.

HOTEL SAVOY Comes to Schauspielhaus Next Month
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2024

In Joseph Roths frühem Roman wird ein Hotel zur Metapher für die durch den Ersten Weltkrieg aus den Fugen geratene Welt. Die Erfahrungen von Exil und Verlorenheit sind dem Text eingeschrieben.

Vienna State Opera Will Perform SUGAR REVOLUTION This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2024

This season, as part of the Vienna State Opera's outreach program, the ensemble 'CityLab' was founded - a cross-generational project in which theater enthusiasts of all ages are invited to develop their own piece and perform it in front of an audience.

Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Volksoper Wien
by Gabor Szilagyi - May 22, 2024

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s eternal holiday favourite musical, The Sound of Music is so much more than a stage incarnation of the legendary, multi-award winner movie. The current German language version from Volksoper Wien is a faithfully produced, serviceably staged, beautifully sung performance, a rare delight to the ears.

DONTONS TOD is Now Playing at Burgtheater
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2024

Dontons Tod is now playing at Burgtheater. Performances run through 19 June.

Review: DAVOR/DANACH (BEFORE/AFTER) at Theatre Spielraum
by Martin Ganeider - April 22, 2024

Davor/Danach (Before/After) is an intimate chamber musical written by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman. It can be seen for the first time in German at the Theatre Spielraum in the heart of Vienna.

DIE NEBENWIRKUNGEN Comes to Burgtheater
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2024

Das sogenannte „Tocqueville-Paradoxon“, das Alexis de Tocqueville 1835 in seinem Buch „Über die Demokratie in Amerika“ entwickelt hat, besagt, dass die Wut über und der Widerstand gegen Privilegien und Ungerechtigkeit zunimmt, je mehr die Ungerechtigkeiten selbst abnehmen.

MUTTERTIER Comes to Burgtheater This Month
by Stephi Wild - April 15, 2024

MUTTERTIER comes to Burgtheater this month. Performances run through 24 May 2024.

Review: ROCK OF AGES at Stadthalle Wien
by Martin Ganeider - April 14, 2024

What did our critic think of ROCK OF AGES at Stadthalle Wien?

by Martin Ganeider - April 07, 2024

BEFORE/AFTER has been in many different countries before; now, it is time to bring this piece of art into the German-speaking area for a strictly limited run at the Theatre Spielraum in the heart of Vienna.

Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Raimund Theater
by Martin Ganeider - March 16, 2024

What did our critic think of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Raimund Theater?

DORIAN GRAY is Head to Burgtheater in May
by Stephi Wild - March 15, 2024

Dorian Gray is headed to Burgtheater, running through 1 May 2024.

KARPATENFLECKEN Comes to Burgtheater This Month
by Stephi Wild - March 14, 2024

KARPATENFLECKEN comes to Burgtheater this month. Performances run 14 - 26 March 2024.

THEATRE DAY: THREE WINTERS Comes to Burgtheater This Week
by Stephi Wild - March 11, 2024

Theatre Day: Three Winters comes to Burgtheater this week. The performance is set for 11 March.

NOSFERATU Comes to Burgtheater in March
by Stephi Wild - February 29, 2024

Nosferatu comes to Burgtheater next month. Performances run March 1 - April 13.

Previews: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE at Stadthalle Wien
by Martin Ganeider - February 10, 2024

Twist and shout because, on February 28th, the so-called Beatles Musical is coming to Vienna for one night only. Learn more about the production here!

Review: FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL at Stadthalle Wien
by Martin Ganeider - February 08, 2024

What did our critic think of FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL at Stadthalle Wien? Remember those days when dancing in Bomont was prohibited, and we watched the young Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack, giving it all for the sake of dancing and all the unfortunate souls in this prim little town. Of course, there wasn't much dancing in the movie, but it was exhilarating when they burst into it.

by Stephi Wild - February 08, 2024

Jolanthe und der Nussknacker continues at Volksoper this month. Performances run through 10 March. Learn more about the performance here!

Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Volksoper
by Martin Ganeider - January 28, 2024

What did our critic think of WEST SIDE STORY at Volksoper?

Review: CANDIDE at Museumsquartier Halle E
by Martin Ganeider - January 19, 2024

Leonard Bernstein's masterpiece, Candide, is back in Vienna for a strictly limited run. Based on Voltaire's 18th-century novel, Bernstein created a so-called comic operetta, or as some might say, a musical in an old-fashioned way. You may call it whatever you want. At the end of the evening, it is a beautifully crafted piece of art.

NOSFERATU Comes to Burgtheater This Month
by Stephi Wild - January 19, 2024

Nosferatu comes to Burgtheater this month. Performances run 19 January - 25 February.


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Wiener Staatsoper GmbH (12/16 - 6/24)
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Theaterpark Klagenfurt (6/1 - 6/30)
Wiener Staatsoper GmbH (6/9 - 6/28)

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