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NEWS OF THE ARTS

Hugh Jackman Announces "Broadway to Oz" National Tour!

Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony award winner, Hugh Jackman is returning home to Australia for a 5 city arena concert tour. Broadway to Oz is based on his smash hit and sold out Broadway show, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway. Hit the jump for more info and dates.

Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical Have Announced Their Cast and Upcoming Tour Dates

Officially launched yesterday by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, Georgy Girl – the Seekers Musical has announced the Australian Cast of this brand new production. The musical will have its world premiere in Melbourne in December, with previews commencing prior, for a strictly limited season of 14 weeks. Click through for all the info...

Banksy explains why he opened Dismaland; interviews Run the Jewels

In a very rare interview with The Guardian, subversive genius Banksy has taken his time to explain why he recently opened up the oddly wonderful, slightly disconcerting dystopian 'bemusement' park, Dismaland, and what it represents.

Sydney Opera House's GRAPHIC festival returns with a huge line up led by George Miller and Kevin Smith

One of Sydney's most diverse, and celebrated festivals is back and it's returned pulling absolutely no punches, with a very big, very impressive lineup spanning the worlds of graphic storytelling, animation, and music. In it's fifth year, GRAPHIC festival will be bringing big names like George Miller, Kevin Smith, Sarah Blasko, and Ólafur Arnalds to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a unique program unlike any other on the city's rich event calender.

John Oliver performing two stand up shows in Australia this August!

Host of Last Week Tonight/Brit slaying it in the US/general legend, John Oliver, will bringing his cutting-edge wit and hilarious comedy to Australia for two shows this August! The Emmy and Writer's Guild Award winning writer takes time from his wildly successful TV show to bring his stand up show to Australia for the first time, a show that - unsurprisingly - sells out shows right across the US.

TEDxSydney unveils 2015 performer line-up

The annual celebration of ideas that is TEDxSydney has announced an eclectic and intriguing performer line-up showcasing the diversity, skill and multiculturalism of modern day Australia.

Pond's Nicholas Allbrook releases children's book with Amber Fresh called 'The Vine' - Perth launch announced!

Nicholas Allbrook and Amber Fresh have been busy working on writing beyond their work with Pond, Mink Mussel Creek and Rabbit Island, this time delving into the realm of print in penning a children's book entitled The Vine. Released through Spinning Top, the project bringing together Amber's writing and Nicholas' drawings.

Mavis Staples performs at SXSW and talks about seeing her documentary "Mavis!" for the first time.

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This morning at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, a packed out Paramount Theatre enjoyed the World Premiere of the new music documentary Mavis!, telling the story of the legendary Mavis Staples.

Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular returning to Australia in 2015!

First appearing on Earth 230 million years ago, the beasts known as dinosaurs were stunningly recreated for the theatrical stage show 'Walking With Dinosaurs' and brought to Australia in 2007. Eight years later, these dinosaurs will once again roam Australian soil in March 2015 across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and Perth.

The 2014 Age Music Victoria Award Winners are...

Daddy Cool and an all-star cast of Victoria’s finest musicians gathered last night to wow a capacity crowd at The Age Music Victoria Awards at 170 Russell, with Daddy Cool playing a nostalgic and note perfect greatest hits set after their induction to The Age Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame. Other award night highlights included Ed Nimmervoll’s induction to the Hall of Fame by Russell Morris, who also performed on the night along side Davey Lane, Jess Cornelious, Ash Naylor, Stonefiled and Henry Wagons.