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Austria Theater Reviews

View the latest BroadwayWorld reviews of live + streaming theatre in Austria.


BWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM at Old Council House Vienna Photo BWW Review: A TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN SONDHEIM at Old Council House Vienna
by Martin Ganeider - May 25, 2022

Stephen Sondheim is one of Musical Theatre's most splendid of all time. He gifted us with numerous shows full of hit songs everyone is familiar with. Sondheim sadly passed away, but his work will live forever on....
BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU ON TOUR at Wiener Stadthalle Photo BWW Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU ON TOUR at Wiener Stadthalle
by Martin Ganeider - February 24, 2022

Welcome back to GAGA-Land, WE WILL ROCK YOU by QUEEN, and BEN ELTON is back on tour with a new staging by Cornelius Baltus. WE WILL ROCK YOU went out to be a Hit after Opening Night back in 2002 at Londons Dominion Theatre....
BWW Review: RICHARD O'BRIAN'S ROCKY HORROR SHOW at MusemusQuartier Vienna Photo BWW Review: RICHARD O'BRIAN'S ROCKY HORROR SHOW at MusemusQuartier Vienna
by Martin Ganeider - February 16, 2022

Time is fleeting. More than 20 million people worldwide have done the Time Warp since Opening Night back in 1973. Richard O'Brian's tunes still made people dance and sing, some of them perfectly dressed for Frank'n'Furter's Floorshow. No one ever expected this little show to generate an ongoing hype...
BWW Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Landestheater Linz Photo BWW Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Landestheater Linz
by Martin Ganeider - February 07, 2022

The Tony Awarded Musical from Maury Yeston ( Music and Lyrics) and Peter Stone ( Book) brought back on stage at the beautiful Landestheater Linz, one of my favorite modern theatres in our hemisphere. A show with many different stories, full of tragedy and sadness, all about a supposed to be, unsinka...
BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at RAIMUND THEATER Photo BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at RAIMUND THEATER
by Martin Ganeider - January 24, 2022

After almost two years and all the Covid 19 difficulties, MISS SAIGON finally raised the curtain for Opening Night at the beautifully refurbished Raimund Theater in the presence of Producer Cameron Mackintosh....
BWW Preview: Austrian Productions to Look Forward in 2022 Photo BWW Preview: Austrian Productions to Look Forward in 2022
by Martin Ganeider - January 19, 2022

Heading into the 2022 theatre season, Austria has a wealth of productions that deserve your attention. In this feature, I break down some of the shows that I will definitely be getting tickets to see. From Saigon to Rydell High, a ton of shows to choose from, so go out there and get your tickets bef...
BWW Review: CULINARICAL 5.1 at Das Vindobona Photo BWW Review: CULINARICAL 5.1 at Das Vindobona
by Martin Ganeider - January 14, 2022

If you don't know, you know now. CulinarICAL, once created as a birthday gift for Vindobonas Master of Ceremonies, Wolfgang Ebner is a mix of fine cuisine and entertaining show tunes, a CulinarICAL....
BWW Review: BROADRAY! at Porgy And Bess Vienna Photo BWW Review: BROADRAY! at Porgy And Bess Vienna
by Martin Ganeider - January 11, 2022

It has been a while since we sat down with the famous countertenor, Ray Chenez, at his producers office in Vienna and had a chat about his fascinating project called BROADRAY! (click here to read about our first meeting) and what he has in mind to do with it. We talked a lot about the role of counte...
BWW Review: LADY IN THE DARK at Vienna Volksoper Photo BWW Review: LADY IN THE DARK at Vienna Volksoper
by Martin Ganeider - December 20, 2021

Lady In The Dark with Music by Kurt Weil, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Moss Hart finally raised his curtain for Opening Night. The so-called Musical Play can be seen as an inspiration for many others, like Kander and Ebb. Instead of a huge Overture, you get dragged into a very intimate dialog...
BWW Review: HALLOWEEN DINNER at Das Vindobona Photo BWW Review: HALLOWEEN DINNER at Das Vindobona
by Martin Ganeider - October 30, 2021

The Vindobona, house of entertainment and culinary finesse transformed into a spooky Mansion for Halloween Weekend. An eerie feast for your ears and your palate. From Defying Gravity to the poor unfortunate souls. From all-time classics like THE TIME WARP or the Halloween favorite MONSTER MASH. ...
BWW Review: THE SECRET PARTY at VINDOBONA Photo BWW Review: THE SECRET PARTY at VINDOBONA
by Martin Ganeider - October 28, 2021

THE SECRET PARTY has landed in Austria. Wolfgang Ebners VINDOBONA transformed into a 1968 Paris Night Club. The One Person Musical revue, written for four Characters is an homage to the Master of Modern Chansons, Jacques Brel. His music inspired millions of people and artists like David Bowie. ...
BWW Review: MUSICAL MONDAY at Schloss Vösendorf Photo BWW Review: MUSICAL MONDAY at Schloss Vösendorf
by Martin Ganeider - October 19, 2021

Musicals on Monday? Normally the theatres are dark and the actors are enjoying their well-deserved day off, not so in Vösendorf, one of Austria's richest municipals. Denise Jastraunig ( curr. US Jellylorum, Jennyanydots, CATS/Vienna) has been talking about the concert idea for a while, and she found...
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Metropol Vienna Photo BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Metropol Vienna
by Martin Ganeider - October 07, 2021

On December 4th, 1956, history has been written in Sam Phillips Sun Records Studio. The likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis bumped into each other jammed together, and recorded something that happens only once in a lifetime. The star-studded musicians kicked their ...
BWW Review: WE ARE MUSICAL at RAIMUND THEATER Photo BWW Review: WE ARE MUSICAL at RAIMUND THEATER
by Martin Ganeider - September 27, 2021

The Raimund Theater is open again, more beautiful than ever before. After almost 2 years of refurbishment, the house is ready to welcome back its audience. There might be no better way to open a house with a splendid gala. A journey through the theatre's history from operetta to the golden area of m...
BWW Review: CATS at Ronacher Theater Wien Photo BWW Review: CATS at Ronacher Theater Wien
by Martin Ganeider - September 22, 2021

The record-breaking Musical is back after its summer break for another season. An invitation to the Jellicle Ball you can't refuse. It is a joy to watch this talented cast, even the understudies are first cast material, like Jo Lucy Rackham (U/S Rumpelteazer) or the fabulous Lucius Wolter as Old Deu...
BWW Review: RYTHM OF LIFE at DAS VINDOBONA Photo BWW Review: RYTHM OF LIFE at DAS VINDOBONA
by Martin Ganeider - September 04, 2021

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BWW Review: MUSICAL STARS at ST.MARGARETHEN QUARRY Photo BWW Review: MUSICAL STARS at ST.MARGARETHEN QUARRY
by Martin Ganeider - August 12, 2021

The answer is yes but not a song of an angry voice, it's full of joy and happiness. St. Margarethen, usually home for huge summer Opera Open Air productions, welcomed a Musical Star Ensemble for a Best Of Concert. St. Margarethen's quarry is located close to the famous Neusiedler See, the largest en...
BWW Review: FLOATING CONCERTS at Meine Insel Photo BWW Review: FLOATING CONCERTS at Meine Insel
by Martin Ganeider - July 17, 2021

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BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at Raimund Theater Photo BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at Raimund Theater
by Martin Ganeider - June 17, 2021

Viennas Raimund Theatre is fully refurbished and even more beautiful than ever before. The house will open its doors in December with the Opening Night of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönbergs Blockbuster MISS SAIGON. Representatives of the press got a first glimpse of the cast and theatre. Chr...
BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at VOLKSOPER Photo BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at VOLKSOPER
by Martin Ganeider - June 01, 2021

Here it is, your catchy tune! Two words, that's all Stephen Sondheim needs. He, Sondheim is a master of lyrics, a composing genius, a living Musical Legend. Nobody apart from him, is able to play and juggling with words to create the most amazing and sometimes horrible to learn, lines in musical the...
BWW Review: CATS Returns To Ronacher Photo BWW Review: CATS Returns To Ronacher
by Martin Ganeider - May 26, 2021

Expect the unexpected. CATS is back in full swing. After a far too long break due to the COVID 19 pandemic situation, Christian Struppeck is happy to reopen the theatre for its audience. CATS, a record-breaking show in a record-breaking run in Vienna. After all these months without a live performanc...
BWW Review: WHERE ARE WE NOW? at 2021 Photo BWW Review: WHERE ARE WE NOW? at 2021
by Martin Ganeider - January 10, 2021

There is no business like showbusiness!...
BWW Review: VERY MUSICAL CHRISTMAS at VEREINIGTE BÜHNEN WIEN Photo BWW Review: VERY MUSICAL CHRISTMAS at VEREINIGTE BÜHNEN WIEN
by Martin Ganeider - December 26, 2020

A merry Christmas from the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien...
BWW Review: VINDOBONA OPENING GALA at Das Vindobona Photo BWW Review: VINDOBONA OPENING GALA at Das Vindobona
by Martin Ganeider - October 30, 2020

A splendid Gala in uncertain times like these, a rare gift. Wolfgang Ebner, the new owner of the culinary Variety Theater and Event Location, formally known as DAS VINDOBONA! The house in Vienna´s 20th District has been a part of Austria's entertainment and cabaret scene since the early '90s. From 2...
BWW Review: CATS at RONACHER THEATRE Photo BWW Review: CATS at RONACHER THEATRE
by Martin Ganeider - September 25, 2020

It's been a while since the Ronacher Theatre in Vienna invited us to the Jellicle Ball. Six months, two weeks, and one day later, after the whole country went into a never before seen Lockdown. CATS is back, the theatre is back, a glimpse of light in these dark and unpredictable times. ...