Date of Birth: February 17, 1934 (84)
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Full Cast Announced For MTC's TWELFTH NIGHTFull Cast Announced For MTC's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2018

Today Melbourne Theatre Company announced the full cast and creative team for Simon Phillips' upcoming production of Twelfth Night as rehearsals began this morning at MTC HQ. (more...)

BWW Review: Wit, Sequins and Feathers Fly in THE FABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW at Gate69BWW Review: Wit, Sequins and Feathers Fly in THE FABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW at Gate69
by David Fick - Feb 11, 2018

There is something thoroughly fabulous about watching a performer who knows exactly who they are doing what they were born to do. THE FABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW offers Capetonian audiences an opportunity to see just such an artist at Gate69, with Ceri Dupree having returned to South Africa for this limited season at the Mother City's Purple Palace on Bree. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents A Beautiful Backing To MEOW MEOW'S PANDEMONIUM.BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents A Beautiful Backing To MEOW MEOW'S PANDEMONIUM.
by Jade Kops - Jan 23, 2018

Australian cabaret performer Melissa Madden Gray, otherwise known as Meow Meow, returns to the Sydney Opera House to join forces with the wonderful Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) for MEOW MEOW'S PANDEMONIUM. Under the baton of conductor Iain Grandage, who also worked with Madden Grey to compose a number of the works, the SSO creates an often cinematic score for Madden Gray's madness. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the Manchester Theatre AwardsNominations Announced for the Manchester Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Nominations have been announced for the forthcoming Manchester Theatre Awards, to be held at The Lowry's Quays Theatre on Friday 9 March, hosted by actor and comedian Justin Moorhouse. (more...)

Melinda Hughes Presents Her New Show Satirical Diva Live At Zedel's & The PheasantryMelinda Hughes Presents Her New Show Satirical Diva Live At Zedel's & The Pheasantry
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Following her sell-out shows last year, the Princess of Satire, the very talented singer Melinda Hughes, returns to Live At Zedel on February 7th & 8th and March 7th and The Pheasantry on April 10, to perform her hilarious songs lampooning celebrities, politics, the aristocracy and Melania Trump. Backed by a live jazz trio, her witty, up-to the minute show with brand new songs is not to be missed! (more...)

Sydney Welcomes THE WIZARD OF OZ with Star-Studded PremiereSydney Welcomes THE WIZARD OF OZ with Star-Studded Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, has finally arrived in Sydney and will celebrate with a star-studded premiere at the Capitol Theatre tomorrow night. Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones are thrilled Sydney audiences will finally experience the 2011 London Palladium production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz. With many performances already sold out and the season closing on February 4, Sydney audiences need to get in quick to catch this majestic production. (more...)

John Thorn Makes La Boheme Debut in BACKGROUND BOYJohn Thorn Makes La Boheme Debut in BACKGROUND BOY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017

Award winning composer/singer/pianist extraordinaire John Thorn makes his La Boheme debut with his acclaimed original one man show BACKGROUND BOY. Well known in Adelaide from his work backing Meow Meow, Bob Downe, Caroline Nin (and nearly every other cabaret star) John finally has his turn in the spotlight with this sublime collection of original songs ranging from the witty (Lower Your Expectations) to the exposing (Things I Should Have Said). (more...)

Barry Humphries THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK Tour AnnouncedBarry Humphries THE MAN BEHIND THE MASK Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take Australian audiences on a revelatory trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours Australia in May 2018 with Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask. (more...)

John O'Hara and Lisa-Marie Parker Unite for One Night OnlyJohn O'Hara and Lisa-Marie Parker Unite for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2017

Inspired by Shubert's Wintereisse (A Winter's Journey), December Songs portrays a brokenhearted young woman, wandering the snowy paths of Central Park. In this contemporary tale of her journey, she finds the strength to recover and begin her life anew. Written by prolific Broadway Composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom), December Songs will be performed by Lisa-Marie Parker (Les Miserables, Cats, Blood Brothers). (more...)

Barry Humphries' WEIMAR CABARET Featuring Meow Meow Comes To The Barbican In 2018Barry Humphries' WEIMAR CABARET Featuring Meow Meow Comes To The Barbican In 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Barry Humphries' critically acclaimed Weimar Cabaret returns to London in 2018 for a strictly limited season of 22 performances from 11- 29 July 2018 at the Barbican Centre, London. Starring alongside Barry is renowned artist Meow Meow accompanied by Aurora Orchestra, led by Satu Vanska. (more...)

Global Cheers Abound With 'A World Of Christmas' At Adelaide Festival Centre's 2017 CHRISTMAS PROMSGlobal Cheers Abound With 'A World Of Christmas' At Adelaide Festival Centre's 2017 CHRISTMAS PROMS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Adelaide Festival Centre's beloved family favourite event, Christmas Proms, takes an international flavour this year with festivities sung not only in English, but also in Catalan, Hebrew, Spanish and Soussou! (more...)

BD Wong to Helm Ogunquit Playhouse's NYC Reading of MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS MusicalBD Wong to Helm Ogunquit Playhouse's NYC Reading of MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has announced Mr. Holland's Opus - A New Musical as the latest feature in its New Works Program. (more...)

Northern Beaches Gets Its First Cabaret Festival: CABARET IN THE GLEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Glen Street Theatre is proud to announce the program for the inaugural Cabaret in the Glen, the first cabaret festival on Sydney's Northern Beaches and North Shore. Over five days and nights, and across two live stages, Glen Street Theatre will transform into a glorious feast of entertainment, theatre, music, art and conversation. From film to live music concerts, panel events and cabaret, Cabaret in the Glen will be positively bursting at the seams. (more...)

Carrick Hill Presents The Art of Dee Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Continuing their 30th anniversary celebrations, Carrick Hill presents The Art of Dee Jones, from 2 August until 2 October - a memorial show to honour this important South Australian artist. (more...)

Music Theatre Melbourne Announces Full Cast of PARIS: A Rock Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Music Theatre Melbourne has announced the full cast for its exciting new concert production of Australian rock musical PARIS, which pays homage to one of Australia's great performers, Jon English.  (more...)

Richard Tognetti AO Announced as the Recipient of the 2017 JC Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Andrew Kay AM, President of Live Performance Australia, today announced that Richard Tognetti AO, Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, will be the recipient of the 2017 JC Williamson Award.  (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival has today revealed its 2017 International Festival Portraits series. Intimate filmed portraits with six celebrated International Festival artists talking about the art they love, the series offers a rare glimpse into the creative thinking of some of the world's most renowned musicians, playwrights and artists. (more...)

HILARY KNIGHT'S STAGE STRUCK WORLD Continues at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Hilary Knight, the well known and honored illustrator, special exhibition: "Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World" continues at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Plaza (Broadway bet. 63rd & 65th Streets). (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents MACBETH Starring Jai Courtney
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

A powerhouse cast joins international star Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad) and director Simon Phillips in a new Melbourne Theatre Company production of Macbeth, Shakespeare's searing tragedy of ambition, betrayal and murder. (more...)

Hilary Knight's STAGE STRUCK WORLD Special Exhibit Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Hilary Knight, the well known and honored illustrator, will have a special exhibition: "Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World" begins today, Tuesday, April 25th at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Plaza (Broadway bet 63rd & 65th Streets). (more...)

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