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Musical theatre prize cancelled after diversity row

Musical theatre prize cancelled after diversity row

When a $50,000 musical theatre scholarship picked an overwhelmingly white list of 30 semi-finalists it was accused of subconscious prejudice.

  • by Nick Miller and Catherine Lambert

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Why are Australian musicals so white?
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Why are Australian musicals so white?

A scholarship scandal and an Oscars announcement have prompted calls for more diversity in Australian musical casting - and behind the scenes.

  • by Catherine Lambert
Pippin begins search for its stars in the midst of pandemic
Life after Lockdown

Pippin begins search for its stars in the midst of pandemic

Theatres around the country have been dark since March but the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to become visible.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Pippin The Musical is coming to Australia
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Pippin The Musical is coming to Australia

The show is slated to play The Sydney Lyric Theatre from November 24.

Beyond yelling at clouds, Maiden waits for rebirth of theatre
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Beyond yelling at clouds, Maiden waits for rebirth of theatre

Actor Simon Maiden was starring in Come From Away, which opened a year ago in Melbourne... and then closed. Now he's getting by on JobKeeper and royalty cheques.

  • by Mikey Cahill
Step right up, tickets to blockbuster musical Hamilton go on sale
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Step right up, tickets to blockbuster musical Hamilton go on sale

A presale for tickets to Hamilton begins on Monday with the entire five month season up for grabs.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
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Best of the week: What to see, hear, and do from August 23-29
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Best of the week: What to see, hear, and do from August 23-29

From some tunes with Genevieve Lemon, to an online eco festival and the Portia Geach Memorial art prize, we have your week in Sydney covered.

  • by Nicole Elphick
Musical hopefuls Zoom from far away for Melbourne revival
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Musical hopefuls Zoom from far away for Melbourne revival

When the musical Come From Away reopens in Melbourne next year it will have several new cast members – who each had to audition by Zoom.

  • by Catherine Lambert
'We hope our inspiration is infectious': Moulin Rouge set for 2021
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'We hope our inspiration is infectious': Moulin Rouge set for 2021

When the Moulin Rouge musical lands in Melbourne mid next year, its producers hope it will be at the heart of the city's post-pandemic cultural rebirth.

  • by Catherine Lambert
Musical cats escaped shutdowns to get on a real stage
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Musical cats escaped shutdowns to get on a real stage

The luckiest Australian performers in the world now are the 13 Melburnians who joined the cast of Cats in Seoul, where musicals are still being staged.

  • by Cameron Woodhead