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BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / SONDHEIM 2 - Five performances we won't forget Photo BWW Feature: THE BIRTHDAY MONTH / SONDHEIM 2 - Five performances we won't forget
by Matt Wolf - Mar 29, 2021

Earlier this month, we marked the 91st birthday of the living legend that is Stephen Sondheim with a look back at five London productions of his work that are embedded in my memory. This week, we honour a quintet of performances that has achieved the same result, even if this has meant choosing from an astonishing array of riches that could populate a column like this ten times over. In any case, here are just a few of the Sondheim star turns that linger in the mind.

Chichester Festival Theatre Announces Spring Season of Streamed Events Photo Chichester Festival Theatre Announces Spring Season of Streamed Events
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2021

Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its upcoming spring season of streamed events , including FACING THE MUSIC interviews with Sheila Hancock, Philip Quast, Patricia Routledge, Imelda Staunton and Giles Terera, an encore screening of Celebrating Sondheim, and more!

BWW REVIEW: Philip Quast Shares Stories And Songs From His 40 Year Career In IS THIS  Photo BWW REVIEW: Philip Quast Shares Stories And Songs From His 40 Year Career In IS THIS ALL THEN?
by Jade Kops - Jan 19, 2021

Philip Quast, the humble star of Australian, West End and Broadway theatre and musical theatre, shares stories and songs from his extraordinary career in a new cabaret IS THIS ALL THEN?. 

The Shows That Made Us: FOLLIES Photo The Shows That Made Us: FOLLIES
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Sep 23, 2020

I owe a lot to Follies - friendships with fans and actors and occasional pieces of journalism have resulted from the show - but it made me realise how transformative live theatre can be. Thinking about it, it's ironic that a show signalling the death of old Broadway should ignite such a passion, but isn't that the point of Follies?

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 Stephi Wild - 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.

Final Casting Announced For The London Premiere Of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIK Photo Final Casting Announced For The London Premiere Of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2020

Final casting is announced for the London premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Walter Bobbie (Tony award winner for 'Chicago').

BWW Review: MORNING MELODIES Featuring Philip Quast, Accompanied By Anne-Maree McDona Photo BWW Review: MORNING MELODIES Featuring Philip Quast, Accompanied By Anne-Maree McDonald at Hamer Hall
by Josh Stent - Feb 12, 2020

Watching Philip Quast perform at Hamer Hall, accompanied by Anne-Maree McDonald, was an absolute treat. Quast is one of Australia's most well regarded and internationally successful theatre performers. During this performance of Morning Melodies, presented by Arts Centre Melbourne, Quast shares memorable and comical stories about his incredible life and career, spanning several decades performing on the stages of Australia, The West End and Broadway.

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM CELEBRATING MUSICAL LEGEND'S 90 BIRTHDAY at QPAC in March Photo SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM CELEBRATING MUSICAL LEGEND'S 90 BIRTHDAY at QPAC in March
by Virag Dombay - Jan 30, 2020

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM CelebratES Musical Legend's 90 Birthday at QPAC Photo SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM CelebratES Musical Legend's 90 Birthday at QPAC
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2020

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce a special concert, to celebrate the 90th birthday of the legendary Stephen Sondheim presented on his actual birthday, Sunday 22 March 2020, in QPAC's Concert Hall.

Two Javerts Meet - Hayden Tee And Robert McDougall of LES MISERABLES Photo Two Javerts Meet - Hayden Tee And Robert McDougall of LES MISERABLES
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2019

As Robert MacDougall prepares to take on the role of Javert in Les Misérables, having previously understudied Hayden Tee in the role, we catch up with both actors for a symbolic handover of the truncheon.

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by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2019

Anthony Warlow to Return to THE SECRET GARDEN in Australia Photo Anthony Warlow to Return to THE SECRET GARDEN in Australia
by Robert Diamond - Nov 23, 2019

Australian musical theatre star Anthony Warlow will revisit one of his most acclaimed roles, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, in the 25th anniversary production which will open at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August next year. Tickets for this sumptuous musical in Sydney are on sale from Friday 29 November.

BWW Interview: Hayden Tee Discusses His New Album FACE TO FACE Photo BWW Interview: Hayden Tee Discusses His New Album FACE TO FACE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 31, 2019

Musical theatre leading man Hayden Tee recently starred as Miss Trunchbull in the West End production of Matilda - for which he is nominated for a BroadwayWorld UK Award! - and he's also produced new album Face to Face. It features songs from shows like Matilda, Les Misérables, 1776 and more, and fans can catch it on tour soon.

Arts Centre Melbourne MORNING MELODIES 2020 Program Announced Photo Arts Centre Melbourne MORNING MELODIES 2020 Program Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2019

Having celebrated 35 successful years of sensational daytime entertainment, Arts Centre Melbourne's Morning Melodies 2020 program is set to amaze audiences once again with a stellar line-up of music theatre, cabaret, opera, jazz and dance. This coming year, the feel-good one hour concerts held each month at Hamer Hall will celebrate our very own Australian performers, including Philip Quast, Silvie Paladino, Zoy Frangos and Trevor Ashley.

eOne Acquires International Rights to BETWEEN TWO WORLDS Photo eOne Acquires International Rights to BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 3, 2019

Entertainment One (eOne) announced today it has acquired the international distribution rights for the highly anticipated 10-part drama series ‚ÄúBetween Two Worlds,‚Ä̬†from Seven Studios.¬† The deal was brokered by Noel Hedges, eOne's EVP, Acquisitions, International Distribution.

Wake Up With BWW 6/20: Todrick Hall in WAITRESS, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/20: Todrick Hall in WAITRESS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2019

Today's top stories: Todrick Hall in Waitress, and more!

2018 FOLLIES Cast Recording is Now Available At The NT Bookshop Photo 2018 FOLLIES Cast Recording is Now Available At The NT Bookshop
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2019

Following the final performance of Follies in the Olivier on 11 May, the National Theatre announces the CD release of Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical Follies - 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording this Friday, 17 May.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: LES MISERABLES Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: LES MISERABLES
by Ben Rimalower - Apr 5, 2019

Oh my god, I have literally nothing to say about Les Miz. Well, maybe not nothing... not literally! It's not gonna be hard to throw these out, I'll tell you that much. I have so many freaking Les Miz CDs and they all take up so much space at two--even three--discs a pop. The only one I ever really listened to in its entirety more than a couple of times was the Original London cast anyway.

BWW Interview: Nigel Lilley Talks FOLLIES Photo BWW Interview: Nigel Lilley Talks FOLLIES
by Rona Kelly - Apr 3, 2019

Nigel Lilley serves as Music Director, part of a team who have worked alongside Stephen Sondheim and Jonathan Tunick on this production. Taking us back to his early experiences of Sondheim, Nigel also shares what it means to work with him and Jonathan today.

CD Review: FOLLIES, 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording Photo CD Review: FOLLIES, 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording
by Marianka Swain - Mar 11, 2019

The meticulous care of the National Theatre's production is continued in the soundtrack recording, demonstrating the collaborative brilliance of orchestrations from Jonathan Tunick and Josh Clayton, music supervision from Nicholas Skilbeck, and musical direction from Nigel Lilley - the latter conducting an exceptionally disciplined and articulate 21-piece orchestra.

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