Hamilton Review: The untold story of America’s founding father finds a new home in Melbourne

March 27, 2022

Hamilton has a new home in Australia – officially opening in Melbourne’s theatre district after spending much of 2021 and the early months of 2022 based in Sydney. The Tony Award-winning blockbuster, at the centre of a premiere bragging rights battle between the two capital cities, was eventually won by the New South Wales Government. […]

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Interview: Leslie Odom Jr. on the The Many Saints of Newark super secretive audition process & becoming a better actor

November 4, 2021

Since his Tony Award-winning role in Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. has had something of a meteoric rise.  Not content with just dominating the music and theatre scene, the New York-born actor is a wanted commodity on the big screen too, working with the likes of Kenneth Branagh, Kate Hudson, Orlando Bloom, and Judi Dench, to […]

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Film Review: In The Heights is a feel-good reminder of the joy of the big screen musical

June 23, 2021

Any film that has an air of positivity about it can all too easily be framed as “the movie we need right now” coming off the global lockdown stage of the pandemic.  Sure, a film that makes you laugh, smile, or cry (in the good way) is going to be enough of an escape after […]

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Hamilton Review: Why you’ve got to be in the room where it happens (Sydney’s Lyric Theatre)

March 30, 2021

Staging an Australian production of a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is always a daunting task, particularly when that show is one of the most acclaimed and successful musicals in Broadway history. The one benefit for local productions is knowing the audience likely have little first-hand experience with the version seen on The Great White Way. […]

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Culture Check: 5 unmissable Sydney events in autumn 2021

March 15, 2021

Think now that summer is over Sydney goes into hibernation? Think again. With the exception of last year, moving into autumn is often a time when the city’s dynamic cultural scene comes alive, and 2021 will be no exception, with some of the best things to do in Sydney. Particularly after the year that was, […]

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Double Pass Giveaway: See songs from Hamilton and more live on stage in the UK production Beyond The Barricade

April 16, 2018

The UK critically-acclaimed show Beyond The Barricade is a glittering concert of musical showstoppers and will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June, including Parramatta Riverside Theatre on Thursday 28 June. Starring past principal performers from Les Misérables in the West End and on UK tour, this blockbusting two-hour […]

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Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda to pen new songs for a live action The Little Mermaid

August 18, 2016

Th rumoured live-action movie for The Little Mermaid seems to have been confirmed with Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and the film’s original composer Alan Menken signed on to write the songs for the film.  Miranda is known for his work on Broadway musicals such as Les Miserables and Hamilton, while Menken is known for his work on the original The Little Mermaid and Beauty […]

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Barry Conrad lets us in on the inner workings of his beautiful mind

June 17, 2016

This interview was so much more than your standard interview, and Barry Conrad is so much more than meets the eye. Here is a guy who has worked on fulfilling every part of his being and genuinely wants to leave his mark on the world. Not only is he undeniably talented, but he has a good […]

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