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MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Finds Its 'Rhonda' in SydneyMURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Finds Its 'Rhonda' in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures announced today that Australian actor Madeleine Jones will play the role of Muriel's best friend Rhonda in the world premiere of Muriel's Wedding The Musical. (more...)

Samantha Leigh Dodemaide Will Click Her Heels As Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZSamantha Leigh Dodemaide Will Click Her Heels As Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced their new star who will play the coveted role of Dorothy Gale in the upcoming Australian tour of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz. Stepping out of the chorus and into the limelight, Samantha Leigh Dodemaide will wear the ruby slippers of Dorothy. (more...)

Tickets On Sale for Return of Anna O'Byrne in Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADYTickets On Sale for Return of Anna O'Byrne in Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Due to continued and extraordinary demand, on Monday June 26 new tickets will be released for the Sydney return season of My Fair Lady.  Directed by Julie Andrews the show will commence at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday August 24 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Maggie McKenna to Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL at Sydney Theatre CompanyMaggie McKenna to Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL at Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following an exhaustive search, Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today announced that the lead role in one of the most anticipated shows of 2017 has been won by newcomer Maggie McKenna. (more...)

Maggie McKenna Will Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING at Sydney Theatre CompanyMaggie McKenna Will Lead MURIEL'S WEDDING at Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Following an exhaustive search, Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today announced that the lead role in one of the most anticipated shows of 2017 has been won by newcomer Maggie McKenna. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, and Lucy Durack Together in OZPhoto Flash: First Look at Anthony Warlow, Jemma Rix, and Lucy Durack Together in OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West respectively, alongside Anthony Warlow who will be playing The Wizard and Professor Marvel. (more...)

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix Join Anthony Warlow in a Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road in THE WIZARD OF OZLucy Durack and Jemma Rix Join Anthony Warlow in a Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West respectively, alongside Anthony Warlow who will be playing The Wizard and Professor Marvel. (more...)

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at the Regent TheatreBWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at the Regent Theatre
by Victoria Beal - May 17, 2017

Fans of the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison will not be disappointed with the recreation of the 1956 stage production of My Fair Lady currently playing Melbourne at the Regent Theatre. (more...)

Anthony Warlow to Head Behind the Curtain for THE WIZARD OF OZ - in Oz!Anthony Warlow to Head Behind the Curtain for THE WIZARD OF OZ - in Oz!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced that Andrew Lloyd Webber's London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is coming to Australia. (more...)

Anthony Warlow Leads the Return of THE WIZARD OF OZ to AustraliaAnthony Warlow Leads the Return of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Australia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that Andrew Lloyd Webber's London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is coming to Australia. The Australian Premiere will be held in Brisbane in November, then travel to Sydney in December, this new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2017: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT at Adelaide Festival TheatreBWW Review: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2017: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Mar 24, 2017

Rufus Wainwright brought a double bill to this year's Festival. (more...)

New Tickets Released for MY FAIR LADY Directed by Julie AndrewsNew Tickets Released for MY FAIR LADY Directed by Julie Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets will be released on March 27 for the Sydney return season of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady.  Directed by Julie Andrews the show will commence at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday August 27, 2017 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jacqueline Dark on RUFUS WAINWRIGHT'S PRIMA DONNA at Adelaide Festival TheatreBWW Interview: Jacqueline Dark on RUFUS WAINWRIGHT'S PRIMA DONNA at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Mar 18, 2017

To say that she is versatile is an understatement. (more...)

LOVE NEVER DIES North American Tour Will Launch from Baltimore This FallLOVE NEVER DIES North American Tour Will Launch from Baltimore This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

It's been long rumored with teases back as early as 2015 that Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM sequel was heading our way. Now according to an Equity casting notice, a North American tour will launch from Baltimore on October 3, 2017. Auditions will begin in March. (more...)

My Fair Lady Costume Exhibition Announces ExtensionMy Fair Lady Costume Exhibition Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

New tickets are set to be released on Monday 13 February for the Brisbane season of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady.  Directed by stage and screen legend Julie Andrews the show will play from March 14 at QPAC's Lyric Theatre and would make the perfect Valentine gift.  My Fair Lady received rave reviews for the premiere season at the Joan Sutherland Theatre where it smashed box office records for selling more tickets than any other production in the history of the Sydney Opera House! (more...)

LOVE NEVER DIES Confirmed for North American TourLOVE NEVER DIES Confirmed for North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

It's been long rumored with teases back as early as 2015 that Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM sequel was heading our way. Last Spring, the legendary composer revealed in a feature for BuzzFeed that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA follow-up will 'make its way to Washington, D.C. next year.' (more...)

Rob Guest Endowment Award Winners AnnouncedRob Guest Endowment Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The winner of the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced last night at a thrilling Grand Final Concert at the Sydney Lyric Theatre (more...)

Sydney Lyric Theatre Announces Guest Artists for 2016 Rob Guest Endowment ConcertSydney Lyric Theatre Announces Guest Artists for 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

The 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will be held on Monday 14 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The concert will be hosted by Lucy Durack and Penny McNamee, who both worked with Rob Guest in his final show,Wicked. Guest artists performing at the concert will include pop sensation Paulini, principal cast members from Aladdin, the Helpmann Award winning Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose, Georgia Taplin and Bella Thomas who originated the role of Matilda in Australia, past winners Samantha Leigh Dodemaide and Blake Bowden, 2015 Rob Guest Endowment winnerDaniel Assetta, and cast members from Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical takes place tonight, Thursday 6 October, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in front of a star-studded capacity audience. (more...)

Julie Andrews Helmed MY FAIR LADY Breaks Sydney Opera House Box Office RecordJulie Andrews Helmed MY FAIR LADY Breaks Sydney Opera House Box Office Record
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

As My Fair Lady continues to play to packed houses, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres and producers Opera Australia and John Frost are thrilled to announce that the 60th Anniversary production of MY FAIR LADY, has sold more tickets than any other production in the history of the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

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