THE DIVINE MISS BETTE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Comes To Town December 18 THE DIVINE MISS BETTE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Comes To Town December 18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

ACT audiences can expect more ham than Christmas lunch this December when International stage sensation Catherine Alcorn a?oewrapsa?? up her 2019 national tour of The Divine Miss Bette at The Q in an all new Christmas Special!  (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of BRING IT ON at State Theatre? Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of BRING IT ON at State Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

It's all happening at Sydney's State Theatre! Bring It On, the musical adapted from the film of the same name, recently opened at State Theatre. Read what the critics had to say! (more...)

Review Roundup: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL at The Athenaeum Theatre Review Roundup: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL at The Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019

Sparkling with sass and inspired by the cult 90s movie starring Kristen Dunst, this high energy hit comes from the minds of Broadway's creative royalty, while the death-defying stunts performed by world-class cheerleading champions ensure broad appeal. (more...)

Casting Announced For BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Casting Announced For BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019

After a nationwide search auditioning over 400 hopefuls, David Venn has announced the Australian cast for the Broadway smash BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of BARNUM at Comedy Theatre? Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of BARNUM at Comedy Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

BARNUM, one of Broadway's most treasured musicals, returned to Australia in an all-new spectacular production running from April 27 to June 8, 2019.  (more...)

BWW Review: BARNUM Hits the Heights in Melbourne BWW Review: BARNUM Hits the Heights in Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - May 6, 2019

The original telling of the tale of PT Barnum has hit the stage in Melbourne in the wake of The Greatest Showman's box office success. With Todd McKenney in the titular role, the musical tells the tale of Barnum's rise from penniless sideshow operator to great impresario. With each triumph comes tragedy in the book by Mark Bramble but unfortunately in this production, we don't quite feel the tragedy. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Todd Mckenney And Rachael Beck Led BARNUM THE CIRCUS MUSICAL Full Cast Announced For Todd Mckenney And Rachael Beck Led BARNUM THE CIRCUS MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2019

BARNUM, one of Broadway's most treasured musicals, returns to Australia in an all-new spectacular production. From visionary director Tyran Parke, this new production will play an exclusive engagement at Melbourne's most intimate professional musical theatre venue, the Comedy Theatre for a strictly limited time from April 27 2019. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Catherine Alcorn Brings THE DIVINE MISS BETTE To The Sydney Opera House For A Brilliant Celebration Of The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler BWW REVIEW: Catherine Alcorn Brings THE DIVINE MISS BETTE To The Sydney Opera House For A Brilliant Celebration Of The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler
by Jade Kops - Aug 24, 2018

Sydney cabaret chanteuse Catherine Alcorn brings THE DIVINE MISS BETTE, her fabulous homage to Bette Midler, back to Sydney following a successful US tour. (more...)

Tenacious C and Neil Gooding Productions Presents Catherine Alcorn Makes Sydney Opera House Debut Tenacious C and Neil Gooding Productions Presents Catherine Alcorn Makes Sydney Opera House Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

After a triumphant USA debut earlier this year, selling out five cities across the States, award-winning artist and Aussie cabaret darling Catherine Alcorn will make her Sydney Opera House debut in her critically acclaimed show The Divine Miss Bette from Thursday 23 August. (more...)

THE DIVINE MISS BETTE Comes to The Sydney Opera House From 23 August THE DIVINE MISS BETTE Comes to The Sydney Opera House From 23 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

After a triumphant USA debut earlier this year, selling out five cities across the States, award-winning artist and Aussie cabaret darling Catherine Alcorn will make her Sydney Opera House debut in her critically acclaimed show The Divine Miss Bette from Thursday 23 August. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Wonderfully Whimsical And Entirely Engaging BIG FISH Is Captivating Hearts At Hayes Theatre ***UPDATED - Phillip Lowe Returns To Full Voice***
by Jade Kops - Apr 26, 2017

The heart wrenchingly beautiful story of a father trying to connect to his son through stories comes to life with simplicity and sensitivity in a sublime production of BIG FISH. (more...)

RPG Productions in Association with Hayes Theatre Co Announces the Cast of BIG FISH 12 CHAIRS VERSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

RPG Productions is proud to present the Australian Premiere of BIG FISH 12 CHAIRS VERSION at Hayes Theatre Co from 18 April to 14 May 2017.  (more...)

GO YOUR OWN WAY, Based on Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie, Set to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Award-winning artist Catherine Alcorn will kick off her national tour of the critically acclaimed stage show Go Your Own Way based on the life of one of rock's most fiercely private and intriguing figures, Christine McVie, in January 2017 - which also marks the 40th Anniversary of their most famous album, RUMOURS. (more...)

Sydney 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...)

HEATHERS to Play QPAC in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Based on the 1988 cult film Heathers that starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, HEATHERS THE MUSICAL makes its Brisbane debut in the Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 9 to 17 January 2016. (more...)

Guest Artists Announced for 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will be held on Monday 9 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Hosted by Lucy Durack and David Campbell, guest artists performing at the concert will include musical theatre performers Rob Mills and Jemma Rix, Dirty Dancing star Mark Vincent, 2014 Rob Guest Endowment winner Joshua Robson, and cast members from Matilda and Cats. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Comes To Life On Stage
by Barry Lenny - Oct 5, 2015

I was absolutely thrilled by the sheer professionalism, imagination, technical skill, attention to detail, colour and movement. (more...)

2015 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

The six finalists for the 2015 Rob Guest Endowment, an award recognising an exceptional, emerging musical theatre performer, have been announced. They are Blake Appelqvist (West Side Story, new VCA Graduate), Daniel Assetta (Cats, Wicked), Hilary Cole (Carrie, Dogfight), Georgina Hopson (Into The Woods, The Pirates of Penzance), Rob McDougall (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera) and Ashleigh Rubenach (Anything Goes, The Sound of Music). (more...)

2015 Rob Guest Endowment Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Organisers of The Rob Guest Endowment have today launched the 2015 Rob Guest Endowment Awards. Applications are now open and the winners will be announced at the Rob Guest Endowment Concert to be held in Sydney later in 2015. The 2015 prize package is valued at over $60,000, including the $20,000 major prize, the Rob Guest Endowment Award. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING - A Fun Night Out!
by Tim Carney - Mar 7, 2015

In what has become one of the most popular shows around the world, Dirty Dancing the musical opened in Melbourne this week. Where Dirty Dancing fails as a show it picks up in fun and froth, perhaps the key to its success. The part musical, part dance show is a perfect representation of the film, with every moment true to its iconic 1987 source. This updated version of the original employs projections that make up the majority of the set, often times comically presenting moments from the film, in what becomes the mantra of the show. It has a laugh at itself, doesn't take itself seriously at all and if you can accept that notion then you will be entertained, If by nothing else, then by the dancing itself, which, in this production is quite simply stunning. (more...)

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