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Treasuring Te Reo Maori At The Court Theatre Treasuring Te Reo Maori At The Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2018 in New Zealand

Te Reo Maori and English are combining on stage as The Court Theatre's newest touring primary school show He Kura Korero begins its bi-lingual tour this May. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 in New Zealand

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 A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
SPENDA C Announces Massive Australia And New Zealand Album Tour SPENDA C Announces Massive Australia And New Zealand Album Tour
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2018 in New Zealand

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Sam Smith Announces Paloma Faith As Special Guest On Australia and New Zealand Tour Sam Smith Announces Paloma Faith As Special Guest On Australia and New Zealand Tour
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2018 in New Zealand

The one and only Sam Smith will return to Australia and New Zealand this November on his The Thrill Of It All World Tour. Tickets are proving to be in high demand, with additional shows already added in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland to accommodate the rush of excited fans. (more...)
BWW Review: ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2018 at Dolphin Theatre Onehunga Auckland BWW Review: ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2018 at Dolphin Theatre Onehunga Auckland
by Monica Moore on May 16, 2018 in New Zealand

If the line up of one-acts and performers was a menu then Dolphin has served up a delectable gustation for a more than generous price.The cast line up is dazzling with well-known super talents Keith Marr, Bridie Dixon, Kristin Candice Paulse and Sam Iosefo.A set should only ever be the icing on the cake and Raymond Vinten and Charlotte Robinson were both testament to this, delivering excellent performances with minimal props.Mike Daley and John Edwards deliver memorable and comedic performances in their roles as good mates. (more...)
Professor Brian Cox To Tour Worldwide With UNIVERSAL WORLD TOUR 2019: Live On Stage Professor Brian Cox To Tour Worldwide With UNIVERSAL WORLD TOUR 2019: Live On Stage
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2018 in New Zealand

Lateral Events is pleased to announce Prof Brian Cox's first world tour Professor Brian Cox Universal World Tour 2019: Live On Stage will land in Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia in June 2019. For the first time, Prof Brian Cox will be embarking on a World Tour, visiting North America, UK, Europe, Asia and the Asia Pacific. (more...)
Disney's ALADDIN Arrives in New Zealand January 2019 Disney's ALADDIN Arrives in New Zealand January 2019
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2018 in New Zealand

New Zealand, your wish has been granted! From the producer of Mary Poppins comes Disney's spectacular musical Aladdin. (more...)
BWW Review: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS at Off Broadway Papakura Auckland BWW Review: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS at Off Broadway Papakura Auckland
by Monica Moore on May 13, 2018 in New Zealand

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IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Comes to The Court Theatre IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY Comes to The Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2018 in New Zealand

A low buzzing sound can be heard at The Court Theatre as the cast and crew prepare for the arrival of the theatre's latest production, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special on May 11, 2018 in New Zealand

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 TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)
BWW Previews: ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2018 at Dolphin Theatre Onehunga Auckland BWW Previews: ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2018 at Dolphin Theatre Onehunga Auckland
by Monica Moore on May 09, 2018 in New Zealand

The two plays and one musical on offer are irresistible with all three being written by award-winning writers; Robert Scott, Aaron Sorkin, and Lin-Manuel Miranda respectively. Dolphin Theatre have put together a menu of simply delicious entertainment! The line up of performers alone is enough to get you securing your ticket and just skimming the cast list names such as Keith Marr, Bridie Dixon and Sam Iosefo catch my eye. I have reviewed them before and they are excellent. (more...)
Join The BWW New Zealand on Stage Facebook Group Join The BWW New Zealand on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2018 in New Zealand

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the New Zealand Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
FRESH INK Opens At The Court Theatre FRESH INK Opens At The Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 08, 2018 in New Zealand

This month The Court Theatre are debuting three brand new Kiwi plays. (more...)
BWW Review: MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION at ASB Waterfront Auckland BWW Review: MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION at ASB Waterfront Auckland
by Monica Moore on May 07, 2018 in New Zealand

George Bernard's Shaw's play is a sharp comedy that rides on a social commentary based on his beliefs that prostitution is not about moral failure but economic necessity. Awarding-winning director Eleanor Bishop ( Boys 2017) is both a writer and director creating feminist theatre. Bishop has deconstructed and re-framed Shaw's work adding an extra character in the form of Kitty Warren's sister Liz who provides a window from a of a sex worker's perspective. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More!
by BWW Special on May 04, 2018 in New Zealand

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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special on April 27, 2018 in New Zealand

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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
Nga Taonga Sound & Vision Brings Moana With Sound To Auckland Nga Taonga Sound & Vision Brings Moana With Sound To Auckland
by BWW News Desk on April 22, 2018 in New Zealand

Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, in partnership with Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, has announced that it is bringing the exceptional and historically important 1926 film Moana with Sound to the Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland in May. (more...)
BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Spotlight Theatre Auckland BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Spotlight Theatre Auckland
by Monica Moore on April 22, 2018 in New Zealand

The much-loved 1964 musical is a timely reminder that we are standing on the shoulders of those who came before us. Traveling back to Anatevka feels more familiar than expected. The music is wonderfully familiar and the all time popular 'Tradition', 'Matchmaker Matchmaker', 'If I were a Rich Man' and 'Sunrise, Sunset' to name but a few, will have you singing along. The orchestra is beautiful and pays homage to the much loved music. Musical Director Edwin Randall is indeed a supreme maestro. (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Playhouse Theatre Glen Eden BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Playhouse Theatre Glen Eden
by Monica Moore on April 22, 2018 in New Zealand

The cast is fabulous and is supported by a creatively constructed set to deliver this much-loved story. (more...)
BWW Review: YOU FIRST at ASB Waterfront Auckland BWW Review: YOU FIRST at ASB Waterfront Auckland
by Monica Moore on April 22, 2018 in New Zealand

What would you do to go home? This futurist piece will quench the thirst of sci-fi apocalyptic theatre lovers for sure. (more...)
BWW Review: TENDER at ASB Waterfront Auckland BWW Review: TENDER at ASB Waterfront Auckland
by Monica Moore on April 20, 2018 in New Zealand

The vibe amongst the audience as we left the theatre was very definite. I had to control my urge to hug random strangers and tell them I loved them. I could just tell others wanted to do the same! 'Love me Tender, Love me do'. This timeless message from the heart was delivered in a refreshing and touching way melting even the hardest of hearts. (more...)
BWW Review: HEATHERS at North Shore Music Theatre BWW Review: HEATHERS at North Shore Music Theatre
by Monica Moore on April 19, 2018 in New Zealand

Be prepared to be uncomfortably dazzled and delectably delighted by North Shore Music Theatre's season of Heathers.While labeled a black comedy, Heathers is a razor-sharp satire of teenage High School dilemma delivered through a deliciously uncomfortable glorious lens. This show may be about teenagers but it is for those looking back on a time in the past and making connections to what's going on in the world today. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in New Zealand

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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
BWW Feature: HEATHERS at North Shore Music Theatre Rooms BWW Feature: HEATHERS at North Shore Music Theatre Rooms
by Monica Moore on April 17, 2018 in New Zealand

It's unusual to be confronted by themes suicide, bullying, sexual assault and murder when you spend a night at your local community musical but this is what North Shore Musical Theatre's production of Heathers offers. Theatre replicates life and with the talk around the world about the horror of the school shootings in America, this musical is very timely. Although a black comedy in it's essence, Heathers explores uncomfortable and difficult issues. (more...)