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Andrew Lloyd Webber Arrest Postponed

Andrew Lloyd Webber today announced that his new production, the long-awaited Cinderella, will go ahead with social distancing in place. Lloyd Webber had planned to open the show at full capacity, risking prison for breaking government regulations following this week’s announcement of a delay to lifting restrictions, caused by the spread of the Delta variant. …

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West Side Story movie trailer released

The much anticipated Spielberg remake of classic musical West Side Story has finally been unveiled. The trailer was premiered during this week’s Oscar ceremony. The annual Los Angeles celebration of the film industry, which this year took place in Union Station, LA, saw winners from the world of Theatre crowned, including Sir Anthony Hopkins for …

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Moulin Rouge! Australian Cast announced

Casting has been announced for the Melbourne production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. The production will be the first international production of the show following its pre-pandemic Broadway opening. Moulin Rouge! Melbourne cast The Moulin Rouge! Melbourne cast features Alinta Chidzey as Satine and Des Flanagan as Christian, with stalwart Simon Burke as Harold Zidler. …

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West End heartbreak as theatres close AGAIN

Just last week we were excitedly looking ahead to a host of West End Theatres reopening their doors for Christmas. Yesterday, the UK government took the decision to move London into Tier 3, meaning that indoor entertainment is cancelled. Politicians had a difficult decision to make, balancing public health with the inevitable disappointment and damage …

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Hamilton: Australian cast announced

The Australian cast has finally been announced for global hit musical Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit musical will feature newcomer Jason Arrow in the title role, joined by a diverse cast who were handpicked by the Michael Cassel Group with Miranda himself taking a direct interest in the casting process. Arrow graduated in 2016 from Perth …

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Regents Park 2021 season announced

It’s a treat these days to have good news for our theatres, and there’s simply nothing more exciting than this week’s announcement of the 2021 season for the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park. Headlining is Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic tale of broken love, loss and redemption, Carousel. With gorgeous melodies, ravashing orchestrations and one of …

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