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12 Days of Christmas with Lea Salonga: MISS SAIGON Celebrates the Season! Photo 12 Days of Christmas with Lea Salonga: MISS SAIGON Celebrates the Season!
by Lea Salonga - Dec 22, 2020

Christmastime is here at last and BroadwayWorld is continuing our favorite annual tradition of celebrating the holiday season with a 12 Days of Christmas countdown. This year we've invited superstar of stage and screen Lea Salonga to share some of her most cherished holiday songs and performances. Today is all about Miss Saigon!

Full Adult Cast Announced For Anthony Warlow-Led THE SECRET GARDEN at the Sydney Lyri Photo Full Adult Cast Announced For Anthony Warlow-Led THE SECRET GARDEN at the Sydney Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Producers John Frost and Opera Australia today announced the full adult cast for the 25th anniversary production of The Secret Garden which will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 2 August, then transfer to Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 13 November.

Winners Announced For the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards; Full List! Photo Winners Announced For the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020

The winners of the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced tonight at a star-studded ceremony, with 35 Awards presented, shared between 18 productions which played in Sydney during the calendar year of 2019. More than 400 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the York Theatre at the Seymour Centre to celebrate.

Annie Aitken And More Win 2018 Rob Guest Endowment Photo Annie Aitken And More Win 2018 Rob Guest Endowment
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

The winner of the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment Award was announced tonight at the conclusion of the Grand Final Event held at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. Competing against five other outstanding Semi-Finalists, Annie Aitken (Melba, Muriel's Wedding) took out the prestigious award after being chosen by an expert panel of judges, which comprised Kellie Dickerson, Jason Langley, Sharon Millerchip and Guy Simpson.

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Tina Arena In EVITA At Sydney Opera House Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Tina Arena In EVITA At Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Australian icon, singer, songwriter and musical theatre star Tina Arena plays the role of Eva Peron in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA in Sydney. EVITA, one of the most celebrated classical musicals of all time, is now playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House. Get a first look at the cast in action below!

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Will Come to Melbourne and Sydney Photo MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Will Come to Melbourne and Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2018

Muriel's Wedding The Musical will play a strictly limited season in Melbourne at Her Majesty's Theatre from March 2019 before returning to Sydney in July 2019 playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

Tickets On Sale Wednesday for MURIEL'S WEDDING at Sydney Lyric Photo Tickets On Sale Wednesday for MURIEL'S WEDDING at Sydney Lyric
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

Following a sold-out season at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Carmen Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO has announced that tickets to Muriel's Wedding The Musical return season go on sale Wednesday 21 February, 2018 at 9am from http://www.ticketmaster.com.au.

After Sell Out Run, MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Return to Sydney in 2019 Photo After Sell Out Run, MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Return to Sydney in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018

With the sold-out season at Roslyn Packer Theatre set to close this Saturday Carmen Pavlovic, Global Creatures CEO has announced that Muriel's Wedding The Musical will return in July, 2019 at the Sydney Lyric.

Here Comes the Bride! MURIEL'S WEDDING Original Cast Recording Released Today In Aust Photo Here Comes the Bride! MURIEL'S WEDDING Original Cast Recording Released Today In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Here comes the bride! Muriel's Wedding The Musical original cast recording is out now through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.

Sydney Welcomes THE WIZARD OF OZ with Star-Studded Premiere Photo Sydney 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.

Photo Coverage: Let's Hear it For the Rainbow Tour! International Tour of Hal Prince' Photo Photo Coverage: Let's Hear it For the Rainbow Tour! International Tour of Hal Prince's EVITA Ready for Cape Town!
by David Fick - Nov 18, 2017

With the first stop in Johannesburg drawing to a close next week, the international tour of EVITA is ready to transfer to Cape Town, where it will play the Artscape Opera House throughout December and into 2018 until 7 January.

Photo Flash: MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Opens This Weekend in Sydney! Photo Photo Flash: MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Opens This Weekend in Sydney!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures' production of Muriel's Wedding The Musical opens this weekend in Sydney. See photos from the exciting new production below!

Rehearsals Begin Today for MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Photo Rehearsals Begin Today for MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The cast of Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures' production of Muriel's Wedding The Musical will begin rehearsals today, Monday 25 September, in Sydney.

Gary Sweet Joins the Cast of MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Photo Gary Sweet Joins the Cast of MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures announced today that legendary Australian actor Gary Sweet will play the role of Muriel's father Bill Heslop in the world premiere of Muriel's Wedding The Musical.

THE WIZARD OF OZ Announces Casting of Toto and Partnering with RSPCA Photo THE WIZARD OF OZ Announces Casting of Toto and Partnering with RSPCA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced their canine stars who will play the role of Toto in the upcoming Australian tour of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz. Taking on the role of Dorothy's loyal companion will be Australian Cairn Terriers Flick and Trouble, who will share the role of Toto. The producers are also delighted to announce that they will be partnering with RSPCA as their official charity partner, which will see the production raise funds for the charity.

Full Cast Announced for Hal Prince Directed EVITA in South Africa Photo Full Cast Announced for Hal Prince Directed EVITA in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The full cast for the Harold Prince-directed production of EVITA in South Africa has been announced. Presented by Pieter Toerien and David Ian, this revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical will see the original West End and Broadway production presented on stage at The Teatro at Montecasino and the Artscape Opera House later this year.

The WIZARD OF OZ's Yellow Brick Road Will Extend to Melbourne Photo The WIZARD OF OZ's Yellow Brick Road Will Extend to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced that the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, will be coming to Melbourne as part of the upcoming Australian tour. It will play from 15 May 2018 at the Regent Theatre. If you're an Optus customer you can beat the rush for tickets with the Optus Perks pre-sale, along with registered members of the waitlist at wizardofozthemusical.com

Eli Cooper, Alex Rathgeber, and John Xintavelonis Join the Cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ Photo Eli Cooper, Alex Rathgeber, and John Xintavelonis Join the Cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced additional cast members for the upcoming Australian tour of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz.

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Finds Its 'Rhonda' in Sydney Photo MURIEL'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.

Samantha 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.

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