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Sir Tim Rice On The ‘Miserable’ Lyrics of Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo

by Music-News.com

Sir Tim Rice has criticised the likes of Olivia Rodrigo and Taylor Swift for their “miserable” and “me, me, me” lyrics.

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Nathalie Lermitte

Piaf The Musical Extended In Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

‘Piaf the Musical’, starring France’s Nathalie Lermitte, has been extended in Melbourne.

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Peter Hilliar To Join The Rocky Horror Show

by Paul Cashmere

Comedian Peter Helliar will play The Narrator for the final three weeks of the Sydney season of The Rocky Horror show from 18 April to 5 May.

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Rent Premieres At Arts Centre Melbourne

by Paul Cashmere

Rent revolutionised musical theatre when it first premiered in New York in 1996. It modernised Broadway and opened a door for productions such as ‘Hamilton’ to come through later.

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Simon Burke in Wicked

Simon Burke To Play Wizard In Wicked

by Paul Cashmere

Simon Burke is switching from Moulin Rouge to Wicked to play The Wizard in the upcoming edition of Wicked for Melbourne.

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Sunset Boulevard Australia 2024- L-R Paul Hanlon, Robert Grubb, Silvie Paladino, Tim Draxl, Ashleigh Rubenach, Jarrod Draper-PIC CREDIT BEN KING

Cast Joining Sarah Brightman In Sunset Boulevard Revealed

by Paul Cashmere

The complete cast to perform alongside theatre superstar Sarah Brightman in the Australian production of Sunset Boulevard has been revealed.

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Jason Donovan in The Rocky Horror Show 2023 pic Daniel Boud

Jason Donovan Strips Frank’n’Furter Naked for Acoustic ‘Sweet Transvestite’

by Paul Cashmere

Jason Donovan has taken the fishnets off Frank’n’Furter for an unplugged and acoustic version of ‘Sweet Transvestite’.

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MJ will premiere in Sydney in 2025. Photo from the Original Broadway production featuring Myles Frost as Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson ‘MJ’ UK Cast Announced

by Music-News.com

Lia Vollack, John Branca and John McClain, producers of the acclaimed Broadway musical MJ, announce casting for the UK premiere production which begins performances at the Prince Edward Theatre, London from Wednesday 6 March 2024 (Press Night: Wednesday 27 March 2024 at 7:00pm).

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Choir of Man photo credit: Danysha Harriott

Off To The Pub? Then Head Off To Choir of Man #REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere

In a world of social media, ‘The Choir of Man’ is a show about a show about socialising the old fashioned way … in a pub.

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Nicole Scherzinger: Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger to Make Broadway Debut In ‘Sunset Boulevard’

by Music-News.com

Nicole Scherzinger of Pussycat Dolls is set to make her Broadway debut in the Sunset Boulevard musical.

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Tom Wilkinson in Batman Begins

The Full Monty Actor Tom Wilkinson Dies At Age 75

by Paul Cashmere

Tom Wilkinson, best known as Gerald Cooper in the 1997 movie ‘The Full Monty’, has died at age 75.

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IMAGE ABBA Digital Portrait Credit Industrial Light & Magic

ABBA Voyage Earned $410 Million For City of London

by Paul Cashmere

The ‘ABBA Voyage’ avatar concert is said to have earned the City of London a $410 million windfall in its first year.

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Dylan Alcott Rocky Horror Show

Athlete Dylan Alcott Joins Cast of The Rocky Horror Show for Sydney 2024

by Paul Cashmere

Dylan Alcott AO, champion athlete and disability advocate, has been cast of the Narrator for the 2024 season of The Rocky Horror Show in Sydney.

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MJ will premiere in Sydney in 2025. Photo from the Original Broadway production featuring Myles Frost as Michael Jackson.

Michael Cassel To Bring MJ The Musical To Australia

by Paul Cashmere

The hit Broadway Michael Jackson musical ‘MJ’ will debut in Sydney in February 2025.

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Nathalie Lermitte

Piaf! The Show Is Coming To Australia

by Paul Cashmere

‘Piaf! The Show’, France’s biggest musical in years, will tour Australia in 2024.

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Six The Musical

SIX The Musical To Return For Australian Dates in 2024

by Paul Cashmere

SIX The Musical will do another round of Australian dates in 2024.

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Owen Teale Perfects Ebenezer Scrooge For A Christmas Carol 2023

by Paul Cashmere

In 2022 Old Vic introduced traditional English theatre to the people of Melbourne with David Wenham starring in Charles Dickins’ classic A Christmas Carol.

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Joel Creasy by Eugene Hyland

Joel Creasy Joins The Rocky Horror Show Cast for 2024

by Paul Cashmere

Comedian Joel Creasy will be putting on the fishnets when he joins the cast of The Rocky Horror Show as the Narrator for the Melbourne residency of the show.

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The Bootleg Beatles

After The McCartney Tour and a New Beatles Song Australia Scores The Bootleg Beatles

by Paul Cashmere

With Australia in a Beatley mood after the Paul McCartney Got Back tour and the premiere of the new song ‘Here and Now’ there is another good time to be had by all with The Bootleg Beatles about to tour Australia and New Zealand.

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Jason Donovan in The Rocky Horror Show 2023 pic Daniel Boud

Jason Donovan’s Returns For Rocky Horror Show 2024 Season

by Paul Cashmere

Jason Donovan will return as Frank N Furter to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rocky Horror Show in Australia in 2024.

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MAMMA MIA! AUSTRALIA 2023 - Elise McCann and company - PIC CREDIT GETTY IMAGES JAMES D MORGAN

Mamma Mia Is Simply Fun #REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere

You can’t help but have a good time at Mamma Mia. The ABBA musical is simply just a lot of fun. I’ve seen maybe four of the Australian productions over the years and this is the best so far.

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Casino Royale James Bond

James Bond Composer David Arnold To Tour UK

by Music-News.com

James Bond composer David Arnold is embarking on a unique tour.

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical Australian Dates Revealed

by Paul Cashmere

‘Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’ Australia dates have been announced for 2024 following the Sydney opening in December 2023.

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The Warriors

Lin-Manuel Miranda Plans To Turn The Warriors Into A Musical

by Paul Cashmere

Lin-Manuel Miranda has set his sights on the 1965 movie ‘The Warriors’ by Sol Yurick as his next musical project.

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Elvis A Musical Revoltuion star Rob Mallett photo by Nicole Cleary

Elvis: A Musical Revolution Australian Cast Revealed

by Paul Cashmere

Theatre and Television actor Rob Mallett has been chosen to play Elvis Presley in the upcoming Australian production ‘Elvis: A Musical Revolution’.

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Rolling Thunder Vietnam photo Rolling Thunder Vietnam website

Rolling Thunder Vietnam 2023 Is A Powerful Show At Needs To Be Seen

by Paul Cashmere

Covering the topic of the Vietnam War with the story highlighted with a relevant soundtrack is indeed a sensitive subject. The senseless massacres in Vietnam (and later in Afghanistan) served no purpose other than political. As the Edwin Starr song ‘War’ featured in the show says ‘War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing”.

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Metallica 2009 photo by Ros O'Gorman

Metallica Concert From Arlington to Go Live To Cinemas Worldwide

by Paul Cashmere

Metallica’s M72 World Tour concerts from Arlington will beam live around the world to cinemas on August 18 and 20.

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Jason Arrow

Australia’s Jason Arrow To Star In First Hamilton International Tour

by Paul Cashmere

Australia stage actor Jason Arrow has been chosen to star as Hamilton in the first international tour of the Lin-Manuel Miranda production.

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Guitarist Stuart Fraser of Noiseworks performs as part of the Red Hot Summer tour in Mornington at the Mornington Racecourse on 23 January 2016. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Rolling Thunder Vietnam Tour Is Dedicated To Stuart Fraser

by Paul Cashmere

The latest instalment of the Rolling Thunder Vietnam tour is being dedicated to Noiseworks/John Farnham guitarist Stuart ‘Chet’ Fraser.

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Jason Donovan in The Rocky Horror Show 2023 pic Daniel Boud

The Rocky Horror Show Starring Jason Donovan Opens In Melbourne #REVIEW

by Paul Cashmere

The one thing that will be common in write-ups of the latest production of The Rocky Horror Show is that a lot of reviewers will overthink it.

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