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by Jade Kops - July 15, 2018

***Winners To Be Updated 15 July and 16 July*** 2018 Helpmann Awards Nominees ***Winners To Be Updated, Please refresh your Browser after 6pm 15 July *** ACT1 updated... (more...)
BWW Review: Patti LuPone's DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY Is Masterclass Of Musical Theatre Storytelling With Magnificent Music BWW Review: Patti LuPone's DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY Is Masterclass Of Musical Theatre Storytelling With Magnificent Music
by Jade Kops - June 23, 2018

Broadway Musical Theatre legend Patti LuPone shared an intimate night of memories and marvellous music in her concert DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY.... (more...)
BWW Review: Matt Storer's WUSS at The Regal Theatre for Perth Comedy Festival BWW Review: Matt Storer's WUSS at The Regal Theatre for Perth Comedy Festival
by Ellin Sears - May 20, 2018

A self-deprecating comic with a distinctive voice, Matt Storer has been making waves on the Perth comedy scene for a few years now. I was lucky enough to see him perform at TOD Talks (a send up of the famous TED Talks) during this most recent Fringeworld, where comedians delivered improvised speeche... (more...)
BWW Review: Janelle Koenig in DADDY'S GIRL at The Hellenic Club Of WA BWW Review: Janelle Koenig in DADDY'S GIRL at The Hellenic Club Of WA
by Ellin Sears - May 13, 2018

During comedy festivals it's quite common to see comedians meeting with fans and audience members after the show. But Janelle Koenig is the first one I've seen at the Perth Comedy Festival who came out BEFORE the show to have a chat.... (more...)
BWW Review: Cameron McLaren's DARDY MCFLY at Perth Comedy Festival BWW Review: Cameron McLaren's DARDY MCFLY at Perth Comedy Festival
by Ellin Sears - May 11, 2018

Cameron McLaren won the FRINGE WORLD Best WA Comedy Award in 2017, but the opening of his new show Dardy McFly at the Perth Comedy Festival was nothing I would have written home about.... (more...)
BWW Review: GET RICH OR HIGH TRYIN' at Regal Theatre BWW Review: GET RICH OR HIGH TRYIN' at Regal Theatre
by Ellin Sears - May 11, 2018

Having sold out shows in Australia, Pakistan, Malaysia and Singapore, British born Rory Lowe has performed more than 300 times since he was nominated for 'Best Comedy' at last year's FRINGE WORLD. A great performer and storyteller as well as a comedian, Get Rich or High Tryin' was a laugh a minute s... (more...)
BWW Review: Famous Sharron's LOVE MATCH at The Hellenic Club Of WA is a Heartfelt Winner. BWW Review: Famous Sharron's LOVE MATCH at The Hellenic Club Of WA is a Heartfelt Winner.
by Ellin Sears - May 01, 2018

In a world where reality television contestants routinely backstab their way into the spotlight, Famous Sharron's Love Match was not entirely what I was expecting. I'm not the biggest fan of reality television, and with this being my first proper introduction to Famous Sharron I was a little wary ab... (more...)
BWW Review: JOKES MAGOTES at Regal Theatre for Perth Comedy Festival BWW Review: JOKES MAGOTES at Regal Theatre for Perth Comedy Festival
by Ellin Sears - May 01, 2018

Colin Ebsworth has been doing stand up for a decade now - no mean feat for someone so young. At 25 he has a cheeky and personable stage presence, comfortably spanning a range of topics from sex and relationships, to racial tensions abroad and at home, as well as a hilarious theory that Bunnings is s... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BIG THINGY at The Regal Theatre for Perth Comedy Festival BWW Review: THE BIG THINGY at The Regal Theatre for Perth Comedy Festival
by Ellin Sears - May 01, 2018

Not your typical comedy, The Big Thingy is quite unlike anything I've ever seen onstage before. The show sees performer Nadia Collins embody an orange, cardboard suited alien who lands on earth and must learn how to be human from her audience. Think Mr Bean if he was an alien from Classic Doctor Who... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Wonderfully Whimsical And Utterly Inspiring, JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE Proves Anything Is Possible If You Really Want It BWW REVIEW: Wonderfully Whimsical And Utterly Inspiring, JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE Proves Anything Is Possible If You Really Want It
by Jade Kops - April 16, 2018

Monkey Baa Theatre Company's latest adaptation of Jackie French's (writer) and Bruce Whatley (illustrations) fabulous native animal stories JOSEPHINE WANTS TO DANCE is heart-warming and hilarious as it teaches young audiences to never give up on their hopes and dreams.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: MURPHY Is A Beautiful Celebration Of Acclaimed Australian Choreographer Graeme Murphy's Extensive Career BWW REVIEW: MURPHY Is A Beautiful Celebration Of Acclaimed Australian Choreographer Graeme Murphy's Extensive Career
by Jade Kops - April 09, 2018

The Australian Ballet opened its 2018 season with MURPHY, the stunning retrospective of Graeme Murphy's career as an innovative choreographer as he celebrates 50 years with The Australian Ballet.... (more...)
BWW Review: FLAWS & ALL at The Black Flamingo, Fringe World Pleasure Garden BWW Review: FLAWS & ALL at The Black Flamingo, Fringe World Pleasure Garden
by Ellin Sears - February 21, 2018

Dawn Pascoe uses circus and dance to show Perth Fringe World that you really can be happy with yourself - FLAWS & ALL.... (more...)
BWW Review: ICONIC - A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG at De Parel Spiegeltent, Fringeworld Pleasure Garden BWW Review: ICONIC - A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG at De Parel Spiegeltent, Fringeworld Pleasure Garden
by Ellin Sears - February 17, 2018

Brush up your Bowie, strap on your stilettos and prepare yourself for the glorious vocal stylings of Velma Celli! ICONIC - A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG is coming to the intimate and beautiful De Parel Spiegeltent in the Fringe World Pleasure Garden for ten nights only!... (more...)
BWW ALBUM REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70'th Birthday Is To Be Celebrated With The Release of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION BWW ALBUM REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70'th Birthday Is To Be Celebrated With The Release of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION
by Jade Kops - February 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld Sydney was given an exclusive taste of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION ahead of it's release on 16th March 2018 through Universal Music. ... (more...)
BWW Review: UNSUITABLE at The Big Top, Fringeworld Pleasure Garden BWW Review: UNSUITABLE at The Big Top, Fringeworld Pleasure Garden
by Ellin Sears - February 07, 2018

UNSUITABLE might also be considered extreme, albeit in a much different way. At times it is playful, rude, and delightfully grungy, with political commentary peppered in among acrobatic feats and slapstick comedy.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT Is A High Energy Expression of Hope And Hopelessness In A Broken World BWW REVIEW: GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT Is A High Energy Expression of Hope And Hopelessness In A Broken World
by Jade Kops - January 12, 2018

Following a successful Brisbane season in 2017, GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT commences its Australian Tour to the delight of punk rock fans.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: The World Premiere Of THE UNBELIEVABLES at The Sydney Opera House Delivers Exactly What It Says On The Package BWW REVIEW: The World Premiere Of THE UNBELIEVABLES at The Sydney Opera House Delivers Exactly What It Says On The Package
by Jade Kops - December 21, 2017

Circus, cabaret, vaudeville and comedy combine in the World Premiere of THE UNBELIEVABLES.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  Cirque Du Soleil Brings The Beauty And Magic Of Pandora To Life In TORUK: THE FIRST FLIGHT BWW REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil Brings The Beauty And Magic Of Pandora To Life In TORUK: THE FIRST FLIGHT
by Jade Kops - October 22, 2017

Acclaimed Canadian circus troupe Cirque du Soleil brings James Cameron's world of Pandora to life with their Arena spectacular TORUK: THE FIRST FLIGHT.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: West End's Best, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Capture Hearts With The Whirlwind Australian TOGETHER Tour BWW REVIEW: West End's Best, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Capture Hearts With The Whirlwind Australian TOGETHER Tour
by Jade Kops - October 12, 2017

Following on from a double-platinum selling Christmas #1 UK album of duets, TOGETHER, and a sold-out tour of the UK, British musical theatre heartbreakers Michael Ball and Alfie Boe bring their brand of star quality 'Down Under' to the delight of fans.... (more...)
17th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS: All the Winners! 17th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS: All the Winners!
by Jade Kops - July 24, 2017

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards will be announced at a ceremony on starting at 7pm EST Monday 24th July at the Capitol Theatre Sydney.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Questions Abound As To The Validity Of Australia's HELPMANN AWARDS As the Nominations for 2017 Are Announced BWW REVIEW: Questions Abound As To The Validity Of Australia's HELPMANN AWARDS As the Nominations for 2017 Are Announced
by Jade Kops - June 20, 2017

The nominations for Australia's Live Performance industry awards, the HELPMANN AWARDS were announced last night at simultaneous events across the country (2017 Nominations List). Named in honour of Sir Robert Helpmann's long and diverse career, the awards principle objective, according to Live Perfo... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Supporting The Creation And Development Of Australian Plays The 2017 Annual GRIFFIN AWARD Was Awarded To David Finnigan for KILL CLIMATE DENIERS. BWW REVIEW: Supporting The Creation And Development Of Australian Plays The 2017 Annual GRIFFIN AWARD Was Awarded To David Finnigan for KILL CLIMATE DENIERS.
by Jade Kops - June 05, 2017

In it's 20th year, the GRIFFIN AWARD continues Griffin Theatre Company's commitment to producing Australian plays and supporting the creation of new Australian work as it seeks to recognise "an outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voi... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Brings The Magical Score of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE To Life For The HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Brings The Magical Score of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE To Life For The HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES
by Jade Kops - April 30, 2017

Sydney Symphony Orchestra brings John Williams' incredible score of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE to life in the latest collaboration with CineConcerts.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Fabulously Funny, Particularly for Anyone Who Has Been Involved In Amateur Theatre, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Is So Right For Family Fun BWW REVIEW: Fabulously Funny, Particularly for Anyone Who Has Been Involved In Amateur Theatre, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Is So Right For Family Fun
by Jade Kops - April 08, 2017

The acclaimed play within a play THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is perfection in its precision to create the hilarious image of much less than perfect.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  Bloody And Brilliant, Shake & Stir Theatre Co Deliver A Thrillingly Dark And Mysterious DRACULA BWW REVIEW: Bloody And Brilliant, Shake & Stir Theatre Co Deliver A Thrillingly Dark And Mysterious DRACULA
by Jade Kops - April 02, 2017

Bram Stoker's Late Victorian Gothic Horror novel comes to life in Shake and Stir's terrifyingly wonderful adaptation of DRACULA.... (more...)