Composer/Lyricist Stephen Schwartz Speaks at Theatre Royal, Sydney Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

At midday today, Saturday 13 February, Leigh Sales -- one of Australia's most respected journalists -- will sit down with acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz to discuss his work and career in an exclusive event live on stage at Sydney's Theatre Royal.

Composer/Lyricist Stephen Schwartz to Speak at Theatre Royal, Sydney, Feb 13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

At midday on Saturday 13 February, Leigh Sales -- one of Australia's most respected journalists -- will sit down with acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz to discuss his work and career in an exclusive event live on stage at Sydney's Theatre Royal.

BWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season Launch
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2015

The Program Launch for the second half of 2015 shows that the Independent Music Theatre team comprising Luckiest Productions (David Campbell, Lisa Campbell and Richard Carroll), Neglected Musicals (Michelle Guthrie), and Neil Gooding Productions, the driving force behind Hayes Theatre Company, have no intention of slowing down are staying true to their vision to provide a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret.

BWW Reviews: BLOOD BROTHERS - A Reminder of What Musical Theatre Does Best
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Feb 13, 2015

BLOOD BROTHERS is primarily about secrets, and the lives of good people beholden to their very worst choices.You want to get that across in a musical theatre production without falling into melodrama or caricature? Then you need a bloody good cast - and thankfully this new Australian production from Enda Markey and Hayes Theatre Co has just that.

Hayes Theatre Co to Present BEYOND DESIRE, 21 Nov - 13 Dec
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet and E.M Foster's novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday, 21 November to Today 13 December 2014.

BWW Reviews: BEYOND DESIRE, a fantastic musical mystery making it's world premiere at Hayes Theatre is a must see.
by Jade Kops - Nov 27, 2014

English Writer/Director Neil Rutherford's latest production, BEYOND DESIRE, is a wonderful piece of musical theatre that draws the audience into a well-crafted Edwardian era murder mystery. Rutherford joins with Kieran Drury (composer) to create a wonderful story with many twists and turns to keep the audience engaged as secrets are revealed. It is a treat that this new work is making its premiere at the intimate space of Hayes Theatre in Sydney.

Hayes Theatre Co Extends BLOOD BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Blood Brothers, which starts performances on 6 February, has quickly become the fastest-selling show at the Hayes Theatre Co since the venue opened its doors. Due to this phenomenal demand for tickets an extra week of performances has been added, as well as some mid-week matinees throughout the season. Blood Brothers will now play until Sunday 15 March 2015. It is the first time a production has extended its run at Hayes Theatre Co and no further extension is possible.

Hayes Theatre Co's BEYOND DESIRE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet and E.M Foster's novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from tonight, 21 November to Saturday 13 December 2014.

BEYOND DESIRE Begins Tonight at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet and E.M Foster's novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from tonight, 21 November - Sunday 14 December 2014.

Hayes Theatre Co to Present BEYOND DESIRE, 21 Nov - 13 Dec
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet and E.M Foster's novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday, 21 November to Saturday 13 December 2014.

BWW Reviews: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate evening with Creator and his creations
by Jade Kops - Oct 4, 2014

Squabbalogic's production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM helps to answer the question that the NEW YORK magazine posed in 1994, "Is Stephen Sondheim God?". The revue of Sondheim's work, originally conceived and directed in 2010 by James Lapine, who has had a long connection with the composer, takes the audience on a journey through Sondheim's life, his creations, and creative process, all narrated by Sondheim himself by way of video recordings and archive footage projected onto a large screen above the stage.

BLOOD BROTHERS Cast Announced; Tickets on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Enda Markey will produce Blood Brothers, one of the longest running musicals in theatre history at Hayes Theatre Co from February 6 for a strictly limited 4-week season.

BEYOND DESIRE to Run 21 Nov - 14 Dec at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Loosely based on Shakespeare's Hamlet and E.M Foster's novel Maurice, the World Premiere of Beyond Desire is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday, 21 November - Sunday 14 December 2014.

Douglas Carpenter Wins Eastman School's 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition for Singer-Actors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Douglas Carpenter, baritone, of New York, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 15th annual Lotte Lenya Competition, held on April 13, 2013, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Maren Weinberger, soprano, of New York, received the Second Prize of $10,000, and two Third Prizes of $7,500 each were awarded to Alison Arnopp, soprano, of County Cork, Ireland, and Lauren Roesner, soprano, of Cincinnati. Founded in 1998 to celebrate the centenary of Lenya's birth, the Lotte Lenya Competition is an international theater singing contest that recognizes talented young singer/actors, ages 19-32, who are dramatically and musically convincing in a wide range of repertoire.

2013 Lotte Lenya Competition Finalists and Judges Announced: Erin Mackey, Douglas Carpenter and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Twelve exceptionally talented young singer-actors, with previous stage experience ranging from roles on Broadway to the Metropolitan Opera House, have been named finalists in the 2013 Lotte Lenya Competition. They will compete for top prizes of $15,000, $10,000 and $7,500 on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Acclaimed soprano and 2010 Opera News Award winner Patricia Racette, British opera and musical theater conductor James Holmes, and Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President and American Theater Wing Vice-Chairman Theodore S. Chapin will serve as judges.

BWW Reviews: Production Company's ANYTHING GOES - a Throwback to Musical Theatre's Golden Age
by Tim Carney - Jul 26, 2011

You forget just how good the Golden Age of Musical Theatre is when you are saturated by contemporary shows in today's evolving theatre world. Tonight, however, The Production Company's revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes reminds us of how the foundations of the modern musical were formed and just how strong these foundations were. Anything Goes is a show filled with moments. Moments of love, moments of hilarity, family and comradeship all of which crescendo towards the happy ever after that we are longing for. To get there however, takes great skill. Enter the cast. An all-star cast of Australian musical Theatre royalty is at hand to land each and every one of the desired moments. Todd Mckenny's over-enthusiastic Lord Evelyn Oakleigh is so completely embodied that an initial feeling of 'too much' is soon proven to be a whole heartedly secure character choice. Wayne Scott Kermond as Moonface Martin was dynamic, and full of tricks that had the audience craving more. Further, John O'May and Anne Wood as Elisha Whitney and Evageline Harcourt compliment the show with their experience and poise.

Photo Flash: NEXT TO NORMAL Makes Melbourne Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2011

Now through May 28, 2011, the Melbourne Theatre Company will present the Australian premiere of the 2010 Pulitzer-Prize winning Broadway hit, Next To Normal. The production, which is being directed by Dean Bryant and musical directed by Matthew Frank, will star Matt Hetherington and Kate Kendall.

Photo Flash: New NEXT TO NORMAL Australia Promo Art Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2011

From April 28, 2011 through May 28, 2011, the Melbourne Theatre Company will present the Australian premiere of the 2010 Pulitzer-Prize winning Broadway hit, Next To Normal. The production, which is being directed by Dean Bryant and musical directed by Matthew Frank, will star Matt Hetherington and Kate Kendall.

Billy Ray Cyrus Joins Melora Hardin Sept. 25 at BARRE vt
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2010

On September 18th and 25th at 8PM Show At Barre proudly presents MELORA HARDIN with special guest BILLY RAY CYRUS. Star of NBC's 'The Office, 'Broadway's 'Chicago' and multiple #1 box-office movie hits, Melora delivers an evocative, intimate, fun evening of music laced with sultry humor; featuring standards, Broadway and original songs. Billy Ray Cyrus joins Melora as her special guest on the September 18th show (other Special Guests announced soon). Under the Musical Direction of Ben Toth. Produced by Shane Scheel.

Billy Ray Cyrus Joins Melora Hardin Sept. 18 & 25 at BARRE vt
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2010

On September 18th and 25th at 8PM Show At Barre proudly presents MELORA HARDIN with special guest BILLY RAY CYRUS. Star of NBC's 'The Office, 'Broadway's 'Chicago' and multiple #1 box-office movie hits, Melora delivers an evocative, intimate, fun evening of music laced with sultry humor; featuring standards, Broadway and original songs. Billy Ray Cyrus joins Melora as her special guest on the September 18th show (other Special Guests announced soon). Under the Musical Direction of Ben Toth. Produced by Shane Scheel.

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