Australia - Sydney Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Australia - Sydney.

Interview: Joff Bush on his Experience Writing the Music for BLUEY!
by Alyson Eng - August 29, 2023

Joff Bush has played a pivotal role in the success of BLUEY by touching audiences through the music that encapsulates the stories of the show. With the driving force behind Bush’s creativity being his love for storytelling, the magic and passion felt in each episode is exceptional and unmatched....

Interview: Rising Star Milky Day On His Journey Into Music And Future Aspirations As An Artist!
by Alyson Eng - May 17, 2023

Korean-New Zealand singer, songwriter, and producer, MILKY DAY, is set to make big waves in the music industry in 2023. With over 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 47 million combined plays on his songs alone, he has made quite a name for himself already....

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Talks Its Australian Tour
by Victoria Beal - March 01, 2022

Ahead of his Australian season, we had a chat with Robert Fairchild - a former principal dancer with the New York Ballet who made his debut as Jerry in An American in Paris on Broadway and then reprised it for London's West End....

Hayden Tee Discusses His New Album FACE TO FACE
by Marianka Swain - October 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 fa...

by Emma Cann - December 29, 2016

Following the recent Royal Academy of Dance's Genee International Ballet Competition, Emma Cann catches up with young British dancer Hamish Scott, who was awarded a bronze medal at the hotly contested final in Sydney. Tell us about you - where you're from, why you started dancing and where you're...

Amy G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - December 05, 2016

We live in uncertain times; today's version of talent is an impressive Instagram following, YouTube killed the show reel, and much of the art forms once adored are phasing out. What does the emerging theatregoing audience know of vaudeville? Or burleycue? Thankfully, we have those answers in amazing...

The Crew of LETTERS TO LINDY at Seymour Centre
by Brodie Paparella - September 01, 2016


by Barry Lenny - August 30, 2016

Benjamin Maio Mackay speaks about the Great Detectives of Old Time Radio Live....

FROM PAGE TO STAGE at National Theatre Of Parramatta
by Brodie Paparella - August 18, 2016

Seeing the arts community band together to oppose the horrific cuts to federal and state funding was nothing short of inspiring and galvanising. The results have shown that it will take quite a lot to keep the industry down as while they fight for support, companies will continue to join forces so n...

Helen Dallimore, Lucy Durack, Amanda Harrison, Jemma Rix of WITCHES WITH YOUR SSO at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - June 06, 2016

77 years ago, 'The Wizard of Oz' changed the game for what it meant to be a witch. Since, we've had Maleficent, Samantha, Witchiepoo, Sabrina Spellman, The Halliwell Sisters, Willow, Thessaly, Hermione Granger, Fiona Good and Melisandre, among many others. What is it about these women that so enthra...

Michael Falzon of SWING ON THIS! at Sydney Theatre Royal
by Brodie Paparella - June 06, 2016

He's played everyone, from Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You, to the titular character of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He's also earned a stellar reputation both here and overseas a soloist in his own right. In fact it's hard to find anyone in the performance industry who doesn't admire the talent, w...

Michael Cassel of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Sydney Lyric Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - June 04, 2016

In case you missed the announcement about the arrival of one of Broadway's latest hits to Sydney shores, and are racking your brains as to what is going to be the next big thing in Australian theatre, then perhaps this will jog your memory:...

Giles Taylor of QUEEN...IT'S A KINDA MAGIC! at Athenaeum Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - June 04, 2016

He would have been 70 this year, and people mourn his death as acutely today as they did when it was announced, so much so that the name Freddie has become exclusively synonymous to his memory as one of the most unique, boundary-pushing and talented singer/songwriters of all time. Accompanied by sim...

by Brodie Paparella - May 24, 2016

The King of Pop, upon whose head the crown was heavy. A star from the age of five, using that remarkable voice to catapult his entire family into global fame and of course massive personal tumult. Amidst a reportedly abusive childhood, accusations of child sexual assault, a transformation of appeara...

Marina Prior And Mark Vincent of TOGETHER
by Brodie Paparella - May 09, 2016

She is a legend of Australian stage, earning a global reputation for her epic vocal performances. He won the nation's hearts at fifteen as the winner of Australia's Got Talent. Now these charismatic classical singers are coming 'Together'. It was an honour to share a chat, a chuckle, and even some h...

Clemence Williams talks UNFINISHED WORKS at Seymour Centre
by Brodie Paparella - March 28, 2016

Now showing at Seymour Centre, I sat down with director Clemence Williams to discuss her second new work Unfinished Works and how it engages gender stereotypes, the art industry, and the separation of craft from self....

THE RITZ Director David Marshall-Martin at New Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - February 15, 2016

The Ritz director David Marshall-Martin is commendably composed for a man about to launch a three-week production come Thursday 18th February. Marshall-Martin attributes the anticipative success of the show to its long history entertaining audiences of all kinds. The Broadway debut of Terrence McNal...

David Harris Returns to OZ
by Jacqueline Bublitz - February 10, 2016

Aussie musical theatre fans, David Harris has returned to Oz - but only for a flying visit! We get our homegrown leading man back to the Australian stage for two nights this weekend, when he joins Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, Betty Buckley, Joanna Ampil and Helen Dallimore in DEFYING GRAVITY - a worl...

BWW Interviews: Kirby Burgess, Kurt Phelan, Nadia Coote of DIRTY DANCING at Sydney Lyric Theatre
by - November 28, 2014

In the lead up to the international hit musical DIRTY DANCING returning to Sydney, 10 years after the world premiere in Sydney, I had the opportunity to chat to the lead performers Kurt Phelan (Johnny Castle), Kirby Burgess (Frances “Baby” Houseman) and Nadia Coote (Penny Johnson) along with getting...

BWW Interviews: BLOOD BROTHERS – The Intimate Blockbuster Comes to Sydney
by Jacqueline Bublitz - September 29, 2014

Did y'hear the story of the Johnstone Twins? With BLOOD BROTHERS coming to Sydney in February 2015, BroadwayWorld talks to the cast and creative team about this intimate new production of one of the greatest musicals of our time....

BWW Interviews: Sibling Revelry - BWW Chats with Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway as They Head for OZ
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 30, 2014

Broadway and Cabaret fans will get the best of both worlds when the Callaway sisters bring their brand of Sibling Revelry to Australia in June. Chatting with BroadwayWorld Australia on the eve of their trip to Oz, the siblings talk theme songs, proudest moments, 'sister lunches' and cocktail courage...

Once Before I Go - New York-Bound David Harris Talks Solo Show TIME IS A TRAVELLER
by Jacqueline Bublitz - April 21, 2014

David Harris is a boy from Oz. He's a good-looking, easy-going, hard-working country boy. Who just happens to possess a voice that can stop your heart a little. It's a voice that has, over the course of two decades, taken him on a journey from Lycra-wearing, high-school outsider, to charismatic lead...

BWW Interviews: Australian Performer Rachael Beck Releases First Solo Album, THIS GIRL
by Jacqueline Bublitz - March 15, 2014

Australian performer Rachael Beck has now added another achievement to her impressive CV - solo recording artist. This month marked the debut of This Girl, a ten-track album that journeys from Sondheim to Rihanna, right through to Beck's own composition, the closing track, Perfect Day....

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - The Grease Edition!
by Jacqueline Bublitz - October 27, 2013

This is your brain on Greased Lightning! BWW catches up with the kids from Rydell High in a special edition of This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre....

BWW Interviews: This is your Brain On Musical Theatre with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' Matt Hetherington
by Jacqueline Bublitz - October 14, 2013

As he prepares for opening night of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at Sydney's Theatre Royal, Matt Hetherington took some time out to share a little of his brain on musical theatre - and what it's like to play one of comedy's great roles....

BWW Interviews: This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre with the Wicked and Wonderful Jemma Rix
by Jacqueline Bublitz - October 13, 2013

Elphaba is one of the great female roles of modern times, and she requires a powerhouse performer to portray her. Only the best get to try it, and Australia's Jemma Rix has nailed it more than 800 times since taking on the role. Here, she shares a little of her brain on musical theatre - and tells u...

'On Broadway' Workshop Offered for Young Australian Performers
by Tim Carney - October 01, 2013

'On Broadway' is an experience currently being offered to young performers across Australia. Headed by four seasoned Broadway professionals, this opportunity allows both professional (over 18) amateur (under 18) to learn from these music theatre masters and also audition in front of them as part of ...

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre: 10 Questions with Idina Menzel
by Jacqueline Bublitz - June 16, 2013

On the eve of her first ever concert tour of Oz, Idina Menzel gives us a peek into her brain on musical theatre. Find out her first musicals crush, the night she'd most like to go back to, and which song she considers the saddest to sing ......

BWW Interviews: Caroline O'Connor Takes Her Turn as Mama Rose in Melbourne
by Jacqueline Bublitz - June 14, 2013

It is curtain up in Melbourne for The Production Company as they celebrate their 15th anniversary by welcoming back one of their best and brightest to headline an American classic....

BWW Interviews: Julie Andrews is Practically Perfect on Her First Trip to Australia
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 18, 2013

For so many of us, Julie Andrews loomed large in our childhoods, a constant presence through repeated viewings of those two iconic films, MARY POPPINS, and THE SOUND of MUSIC. In this way, it is hard to believe that it's the first time Julie Andrews has ever actually been on Australian soil. She is ...

BWW Interviews: BWW Australia Chats with Superstar Idina Menzel as She Heads for Oz
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 15, 2013

BroadwayWorld Melbourne catches up with TV, film and Broadway legend Idina Menzel as she prepares to fly into OZ for her Australian debut....

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - 7 Questions with Broadway's Daddy Warbucks, Anthony Warlow
by Jacqueline Bublitz - February 18, 2013

We knew we'd have to share Anthony Warlow with American audiences eventually. Perhaps we Aussies should even consider ourselves lucky that we got to keep this man of such immense talent and spirit on our side of the world for as long as we did....

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - 7 Questions with Lucy Durack
by Jacqueline Bublitz - December 14, 2012

Lucy Durack won hearts all over Oz with her portrayal of the irrepressible Good Witch, Glinda in the Australian production of WICKED. Currently starring as another irrepressible blonde, Elle Woods in LEGALLY BLONDE, Lucy has given BroadwayWorld a glimpse into her brain on musical theatre ......

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre – 7 Questions With Lucy Maunder
by Jacqueline Bublitz - October 27, 2012

Lucy Maunder won hearts all over Australia in 2011 with her portrayal of the iconic Lara in the world premiere season of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Playing opposite Anthony Warlow as Yuri, Maunder was nominated for both a Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award for her performance in Lucy Simon's new musical based o...

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre – The SOUTH PACIFIC Edition!
by Jacqueline Bublitz - October 15, 2012

They are part of the Dream Team - the Australian cast of SOUTH PACIFIC so perfectly composed that their production of Bartlett Sher's Lincoln Center revival brought Oscar Hammerstein's grandson to tears in Sydney, and has since been chosen as the version of the record-breaking stage show to be immor...

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - 6 Questions With David Campbell
by Jacqueline Bublitz - October 08, 2012

We are used to calling them triple threats - musical theatre performers who can sing, dance and act. But what do you call a guy who does all that and more? High achiever and hard worker are understatements with David Campbell (and he just might be the nicest guy in the business!). Here is a little o...

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - 10 questions with (The First Lady of Musical Theatre!) Elaine Paige
by Jacqueline Bublitz - October 04, 2012

A genuine superstar of musical theatre, Elaine Paige is much loved on both sides of the Atlantic and here across the Pacific. As she prepares for a concert tour of Australia and New Zealand later this month, she took time out to share a little of her (legendary!) brain on musical theatre....

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre – 7 Questions With Rob Mills
by Jacqueline Bublitz - September 12, 2012

From IDOL to WICKED to LEGALLY BLONDE, Rob "Millsy" Mills has come a long way since making the girls of Brentwood Secondary College cry! As we count down to the LEGALLY BLONDE opening night, here is a glimpse of Millsy's brain on musical theatre ......

This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre – 7 Questions With Australia's Leading Lady Marina Prior
by Jacqueline Bublitz - September 04, 2012

With her star turns in the original productions of LES MISERABLES and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA she gave us our first Cosette, our first Christine. Much loved and much honoured, she is Australia's leading lady - welcome to Marina Prior's brain on musical theatre!...

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