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BWW REVIEW: The Spirit Of Joan Of Arc Is Channelled In JOAN, A Contemporary Expression Of The Famous French Saint's Incredible Life BWW REVIEW: The Spirit Of Joan Of Arc Is Channelled In JOAN, A Contemporary Expression Of The Famous French Saint's Incredible Life
by Jade Kops - February 18, 2018

Lucy Jane Parkinson delivers a captivating performance in Lucy J Skilbeck's Award winning solo cabaret show JOAN. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW:  MAMMA MIA! Returns To The Sydney Stage In A New Interpretation Of The Feel Good Musical BWW REVIEW: MAMMA MIA! Returns To The Sydney Stage In A New Interpretation Of The Feel Good Musical
by Jade Kops - February 17, 2018

Australian Director Gary Young has reinterpreted MAMMA MIA! for Australian audiences, delivering a fresh new take on the work, 19 years after it debuted on the West End.... (more...)
BWW Album Review: MURIEL'S WEDDING (The Original Cast Recording) Effortlessly Marries Classic ABBA Hits With Original Pop Numbers BWW Album Review: MURIEL'S WEDDING (The Original Cast Recording) Effortlessly Marries Classic ABBA Hits With Original Pop Numbers
by Tori Hartshorn - February 16, 2018

In the heyday of movies being adapted for the stage, one can't be shocked to see the ABBA infused MURIEL'S WEDDING next up to bat for the musical treatment. Based on the 1994 Australian blockbuster of the same title, MURIEL's WEDDING THE MUSICAL had its world premiere late last year thanks to the Sy... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Visually Captivating, Ancient Mythology Is Given Contemporary Currency In METAMORPHOSES BWW REVIEW: Visually Captivating, Ancient Mythology Is Given Contemporary Currency In METAMORPHOSES
by Jade Kops - February 16, 2018

Mary Zimmerman's Award Winning METAMORPHOSES is presented with intrigue and ingenuity by Dino Dimitriadis (Director).... (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: The Challenge Of Growing Older Plays Out in TRAVELLING NORTH BWW REVIEW: The Challenge Of Growing Older Plays Out in TRAVELLING NORTH
by Jade Kops - February 12, 2018

Genesian Theatre starts off its 2018 season with David Williamson's TRAVELLING NORTH, a middle class story of finding love, moving on and getting older. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Heartwarming And Heartbreaking, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Transports The Audience To 1973 To Show How Far, Or Not, The LGBTIQ Fight For Acceptance Has Come. BWW REVIEW: Heartwarming And Heartbreaking, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Transports The Audience To 1973 To Show How Far, Or Not, The LGBTIQ Fight For Acceptance Has Come.
by Jade Kops - February 11, 2018

Energetic, Engaging and Emotional, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS takes the audience back to a historic moment in the LGBTIQ past to give a voice to the patrons of The UpStairs Lounge in an effort to explain the past, present and future of the still repressed minority.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: VISITING HOURS Challenges The Audience to Relinquish Control As They Enter A Surreal World BWW REVIEW: VISITING HOURS Challenges The Audience to Relinquish Control As They Enter A Surreal World
by Jade Kops - February 11, 2018

Asking the audience to put their trust in a team of drugged up, delusional and demented doctors and nurses, VISITING HOURS is an intriguing immersive theatre experience. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: A Chain Of Carnal Connection Across The Classes Come Together In FUCKING MEN BWW REVIEW: A Chain Of Carnal Connection Across The Classes Come Together In FUCKING MEN
by Jade Kops - February 10, 2018

Mark G Nagle brings Joe DiPietro's FUCKING MEN to New Theatre for their 2018 contribution to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Butel Is Heaven Sent In The Australian Premiere Of AN ACT OF GOD BWW REVIEW: Butel Is Heaven Sent In The Australian Premiere Of AN ACT OF GOD
by Jade Kops - February 07, 2018

David Jeverbaum's hit play AN ACT OF GOD is a hilarious schooling by the Almighty himself on his view of mankind and the myths surrounding Christianity.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Packemin's Production Of SHREK THE MUSICAL Is A Fun Filled Polished Production BWW REVIEW: Packemin's Production Of SHREK THE MUSICAL Is A Fun Filled Polished Production
by Jade Kops - February 04, 2018

The heart-warming story of acceptance and friendship comes to life in Packemin Productions' staging of SHREK THE MUSICAL. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Belinda Davids Channels The Voice And Heart of A Legend In THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW BWW REVIEW: Belinda Davids Channels The Voice And Heart of A Legend In THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW
by Jade Kops - February 03, 2018

Belinda Davids celebrates the music and memory of Whitney Houston in THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW. ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Noni Hazlehurst Presents A Sublime Performance In Daniel Keene's MOTHER BWW REVIEW: Noni Hazlehurst Presents A Sublime Performance In Daniel Keene's MOTHER
by Jade Kops - January 26, 2018

Noni Hazlehurst challenges the audience to consider how they judge and treat the people on the periphery of society in her fabulous performance in MOTHER.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents A Beautiful Backing To MEOW MEOW'S PANDEMONIUM. BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents A Beautiful Backing To MEOW MEOW'S PANDEMONIUM.
by Jade Kops - January 23, 2018

Australian cabaret performer Melissa Madden Gray, otherwise known as Meow Meow, returns to the Sydney Opera House to join forces with the wonderful Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) for MEOW MEOW'S PANDEMONIUM. Under the baton of conductor Iain Grandage, who also worked with Madden Grey to compose a ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: GREASE THE ARENA EXPERIENCE Restyles The Broadway Version Of The Classic Musical With The Addition Of An Ensemble Of Over 500 Children And Young Adults. BWW REVIEW: GREASE THE ARENA EXPERIENCE Restyles The Broadway Version Of The Classic Musical With The Addition Of An Ensemble Of Over 500 Children And Young Adults.
by Jade Kops - January 21, 2018

Harvest Rain Theatre Company brings GREASE THE ARENA EXPERIENCE To Sydney to entertain and engage young performers for a short summer season.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Friendships, Fitting In And Fear Of Letting Go Play Out In TONSILS + TWEEZERS BWW REVIEW: Friendships, Fitting In And Fear Of Letting Go Play Out In TONSILS + TWEEZERS
by Jade Kops - January 17, 2018

A twisting tale of friendship, trauma and the need to move on plays out in the comically disturbing TONSILS + TWEEZERS... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THERE WILL BE A CLIMAX Is A Bright And Bizarre Piece Of Perpetual Motion That Provokes Thought BWW REVIEW: THERE WILL BE A CLIMAX Is A Bright And Bizarre Piece Of Perpetual Motion That Provokes Thought
by Jade Kops - January 17, 2018

Alexander Berlage (Director/Lighting Design) brings his brilliantly baffling piece of physical theatre, THERE WILL BE A CLIMAX, to the Old Fitz Theatre.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: FAG/STAG Presents A Glimpse Into A Friendship As Described By Two Quite Different Men BWW REVIEW: FAG/STAG Presents A Glimpse Into A Friendship As Described By Two Quite Different Men
by Jade Kops - January 15, 2018

Written and performed by Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Chris Isaacs, this 60 minute two hander presents and interesting insight into young men trying to navigate, love, life, and friendship in a world of expectations, technology and what would otherwise be seen as a comfortable life.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: MY NAME IS JIMI Gives Audiences An Interesting, Informative And Important Insight Into Jimi Bani's Torres Straight Island Heritage BWW REVIEW: MY NAME IS JIMI Gives Audiences An Interesting, Informative And Important Insight Into Jimi Bani's Torres Straight Island Heritage
by Jade Kops - January 14, 2018

Acclaimed actor Jimi Bani brings his own story, and his family, to Belvoir Theatre to engage and enlighten audiences about his culture and heritage in an effort to help preserve it for future generations.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: THREE IN THE BED Is A Raucous Romp Through The Twisted Sheets Of Young Love And Lust BWW REVIEW: THREE IN THE BED Is A Raucous Romp Through The Twisted Sheets Of Young Love And Lust
by Jade Kops - January 13, 2018

Jonathon Holmes' new Australian musical THREE IN THE BED is a riotous, ribald and somewhat relatable exploration of the perils of relationships.... (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: A Feast Of Movement, Music And Muscles, LIMBO UNHINGED Takes Cabaret Circus To The Next Level For Summer At The House @strutnfret @SydOperaHouse BWW REVIEW: A Feast Of Movement, Music And Muscles, LIMBO UNHINGED Takes Cabaret Circus To The Next Level For Summer At The House @strutnfret @SydOperaHouse
by Jade Kops - January 11, 2018

LIMBO UNHINGED is an awe inspiring evening of circus, music, mystery and comedy that is certain to delight.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Providing A Glimpse Into A Bygone Era, DARLINGHURST NIGHTS Is Presented With Heart And Honesty BWW REVIEW: Providing A Glimpse Into A Bygone Era, DARLINGHURST NIGHTS Is Presented With Heart And Honesty
by Jade Kops - January 11, 2018

Katherine Thomson (Book) and Max Lambert's (Music) DARLINGHURST NIGHTS is revived with truth and simplicity 30 years after it premiered in 1988.... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Children's Television Favourites Dr Chris And Dr Xand Return To Sydney With A New OPERATION OUCH! LIVE ON STAGE! BWW REVIEW: Children's Television Favourites Dr Chris And Dr Xand Return To Sydney With A New OPERATION OUCH! LIVE ON STAGE!
by Jade Kops - January 07, 2018

Brothers and bona-fide medical professionals, Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken have returned to Sydney with another instalment of their OPERATION OUCH! LIVE ON STAGE! Expanding on their successful BBC television show OPERATION OUCH! which is a favourite of ABC Australia's younger viewers, this i... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Heart-warming Nostalgia With A Contemporary Twist, THE WIZARD OF OZ Captures The Imagination Of Young And Old. BWW REVIEW: Heart-warming Nostalgia With A Contemporary Twist, THE WIZARD OF OZ Captures The Imagination Of Young And Old.
by Jade Kops - January 06, 2018

Breathing new life into the 1939 classic motion picture, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams' adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ finally landed in Sydney to the delight of the opening night audience. A feast of colour, movement, pyrotechnics, incredible costumes and clever new music combines with fabulo... (more...)