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3XY Top 40 Live At Memo Music Hall

Memo Music Hall’s 3XY Show Formula Was Perfectly Curated

by Paul Cashmere

The 3XY Top 40 show at Memo Music Hall in Melbourne last weekend had a spot-on format.

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War Horse photo by Ros OGorman

War Horse Returns To Melbourne For Limited Run

by Paul Cashmere

The World War 1 stage play ‘War Horse’ has returned to Melbourne for the first time since 2013 but this time for a limited season.

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9 To 5 musical

Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 Musical Is Coming To Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

Dolly Parton’s ‘9 To 5 The Musical’ will head to Melbourne in July following its Sydney season.

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David Byrne 2009: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

David Byrne Is Noticing A Lot of Famous Faces In His Audience

by Paul Cashmere

David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’ show on Broadway is attracting a lot of famous faces.

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Taylor Swift as Bomalurina in Cats

‘Cats’ Dumped From Oscar Nomination Consideration

by Paul Cashmere

‘Cats’, the world’s worst movie based on the world’s worst musical, has been scratched from any Academy Award consideration.

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Jerry Herman

Hello Dolly Composer Jerry Herman Dies Age 88

by Paul Cashmere

American composer Jerry Herman, who wrote the score for the musicals ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘La Cage aux Folles’ and ‘Mame’, has died in Florida at the age of 88.

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Regent Theatre Dec 18 2019

Melbourne’s Historic Regent Theatre Unveils $19.4 million Refurbishment

by Paul Cashmere

Theatre operator Marriner Group has unveiled its $19.4 million make-up of the historic Collins St, Melbourne theatre, The Regent.

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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

J.J. Abrams Confirms First Word In New Star Wars is ‘At’

by Paul Cashmere

‘Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker’ director J.J. Abrams has told Stephen Colbert that the first word you will hear in the new Star Wars movie is “At”.

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Bat Out of Hell The Musical

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell Rock Musical To Play Australian Arenas

by Paul Cashmere

Meat Loaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ creator Jim Steinman latest work ‘Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical’ will be performed in Australian arenas in June 2020.

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Kurt Kansley in Ragtime from The Production Company

The Production Company Ends 21st Season With Potent ‘Ragtime’

by Paul Cashmere

‘Ragtime’ is possibly the most confronting production The Production Company has ever presented.

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Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams The Musical To Be Staged In Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

Drew Lane’s adaptation of the 1984 movie ‘Electric Dreams’ will staged in Melbourne in November.

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Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Saunders in Sister Act

Whoopi Goldberg To Reprise Sister Act Role for London Stage

by Music-News.com

Whoopi Goldberg will reprise her role as Deloris Van Cartier after 28 years for a London run of Sister Act.

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Jeanne Pratt AC, Chairman of The Production Company

After 21 Years The Production Company To Finish In 2020

by Paul Cashmere

The Production Company, the treasured Melbourne theatre company founded by Jeanne Pratt in 1999, will present its final performance in May 2020.

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Stewart D'Arietta My Leonard Cohen

Stewart D’Arietta to Perform My Leonard Cohen At Memo Music Hall Friday and Saturday

by Paul Cashmere

Stewart D’Arietta’s latest work ‘My Leonard Cohen’ is on for two nights, this Friday and Saturday, at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda.

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renee Zellwegger as Judy

Renee Zellweger Records Duet With Sam Smith For ‘Judy’ Soundtrack

by Paul Cashmere

Renee Zellweger has recorded duets with Sam Smith and Rufus Wainwright for the soundtrack to the movie ‘Judy’, about Judy Garland.

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Paul Slade Smith as Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory gives Melbourne a Fantasy Escape Plan #REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is wonderful evening out offering a total fantasy escape.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie Annie Aitken photo by Jeff Busby

#REVIEW: The Production Company presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

by Paul Cashmere

Writing up about ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ has me torn between the great things The Production Company have once again achieved with this production and the gaping insensitivity that the show could have avoided.

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Rob Mills

John Foreman to Perform the Music of George Michael with 30-piece Orchestra

by Paul Cashmere

Melbourne maestro, Music Director John Foreman will pair some of the Australia’s greatest vocalists with a 30-piece orchestra to perform the music of George Michael in October for ‘George Michael: Listen To Your Heart’.

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Moulin Rouge! Boston Set Shot, photo by Matthew Murphy

Premier Announces the Premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge’

by Paul Cashmere

The Australian premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s stage production of the hit movie Moulin Rouge will premiere in Melbourne in 2021.

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Taylor Swift as Bomalurina in Cats

Cats the Movie is Coming and Unlike the Theatre Show the movie actually looks good

by Paul Cashmere

Seriously, Cats the Musical has got to be the worst musical of all time. Let’s face it, Andrew Lloyd Webber got really lazy with that one. He just remade Jesus Christ Superstar … with cats.

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Dr Miles Gregory at the Shakespeare Gardens Pop Up Globe Announcement. The Pop Up Globe starts in September 2017 at the Myer Music Bowl. Photo by Ros OGorman

Shakespeare’s Pop-Up Globe Is Heading To Perth

by Paul Cashmere

The Pop-Up Globe, a replica of the historic Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London, is heading to Perth in October.

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to perform Skyfall in concert

by Paul Cashmere

The score to the 23rd James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ will be performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as a lead-up to the still unnamed Bond 25.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Helpmann Awards to feature World First Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Performance

by Paul Cashmere

When the Helpmann Awards are handed out in Melbourne for the very first time on 15 July there will be a very special world first as part of the show, the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will perform a montage from the show.

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Marcia Hines, noise11, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Ben Mingay, Lucy Durack and Marcia Hines to star in Shrek The Musical

by Paul Cashmere

Shrek The Musical stars have been revealed. Ben Mingay will star as Shrek, Lucy Durack is Princess Fiona and Marcia Hines will join the Sydney cast as the Dragon.

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Tex Perkins Man In Black

Tex Perkins Clocks Up 10 Years With Johnny Cash Show The Man In Black

by Paul Cashmere

Tex Perkins has with the Johnny Cash story in ‘The Man In Black – The Songs and Story of Johnny Cash’ earned a Helpmann Award and played to sell-out shows all over Australia.

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Charlies Melbourne - Lachlan Young Benjamin Belsey Elijah Slavinskis Lenny Thomas Edgar Stirling Pic Credit Jeff Busby1629

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie Stars Announced

by Paul Cashmere

Benjamin Belsey (10 years of age, from Point Cook), Elijah Slavinskis (10, Ashburton), Edgar Stirling (10, St Kilda), Lenny Thomas (12, Bonbeach) and Lachlan Young (13, Camberwell) will play the role of Charlie Bucket in Melbourne edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Jason Donovan stars as Billy Flynn in Chicago

Jason Donovan to Star in next Australian Production of Chicago

by Paul Cashmere

Jason Donovan is heading to his hometown Melbourne to star in the next Australian production of Chicago.

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Hamilton

Sydney Scores Hamilton Australian Premiere

by Paul Cashmere

Hamilton, one of the most successful new American musicals of the past decade, will have its Australian premiere in Sydney.

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Chris Ryan Phoebe Panaretos and iOTA photo by Jeff Busby

Chris Ryan Talks About His Starring Role As Newton in Bowie’s Lazarus

by Paul Cashmere

In 2018 Jeanne Pratt’s The Production Company scored a major win for Melbourne. The company acquired the rights to David Bowie’s final work ‘Lazarus’.

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The Greatest Showman

Keala joins Hugh Jackman at UK Show

by Music-News.com

Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman co-star Keala Settle made a surprise appearance during the opening night of his one-man show in Glasgow on Tuesday night (07May19).

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