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How Beyonce, Britney and Adele were enlisted to revamp the Moulin Rouge soundtrack

How Beyonce, Britney and Adele were enlisted to revamp the Moulin Rouge soundtrack

How do you update a soundtrack that’s as catchy as Moulin Rouge’s? Bring in Lady Gaga but say no to Taylor Swift.

  • by Louise Rugendyke

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Death threats forced Sandi Toksvig into hiding. Now strangers hug her in the shops

Death threats forced Sandi Toksvig into hiding. Now strangers hug her in the shops

It’s hard to believe now, but the QI host once feared for her family’s safety and was told her career was over after being publicly outed by a UK tabloid.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
Mary Poppins serves a spoonful of theatre magic in a most delightful way

Mary Poppins serves a spoonful of theatre magic in a most delightful way

It garnered five-star reviews in London and now Mary Poppins the musical is set to open in Sydney.

  • by Kerrie OBrien
Catch these butterflies on stage as students bring the zoo to you

Catch these butterflies on stage as students bring the zoo to you

Sixty full-time students are bringing a zoo excursion onto the stage, and they’ll be joined by ballet legend David McAllister.

  • by Millie Muroi
Loved The Castle and Muriel’s Wedding? This underdog wrestling show is for you

Loved The Castle and Muriel’s Wedding? This underdog wrestling show is for you

With its rock soundtrack, Dubbo Championship Wrestling is a love letter to country Australia that has the hallmarks of our next musical hit.

  • by Lenny Ann Low
‘A beautiful monster’: The experimental ballet that’s ruffling some feathers

‘A beautiful monster’: The experimental ballet that’s ruffling some feathers

Artistic director David Hallberg is returning to the stage and unleashing a piece that’s nothing like the Australian Ballet has done before.

  • by Millie Muroi
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‘Is that part of the show?’ Eryn Jean Norvill suffers fall during Dorian Gray performance

‘Is that part of the show?’ Eryn Jean Norvill suffers fall during Dorian Gray performance

Tuesday night’s performance of Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production The Picture of Dorian Gray ended prematurely after its sole cast member slipped and fell on stage.

  • by Ben Grubb and Josh Dye
Eryn Jean Norvill had run away, then Dorian Gray brought her back to the stage
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Eryn Jean Norvill had run away, then Dorian Gray brought her back to the stage

The actor gives her first interview since starring in the acclaimed The Picture of Dorian Gray.

  • by Louise Rugendyke
The play that’s as bingeable as any show on Netflix

The play that’s as bingeable as any show on Netflix

Anchuli Felicia King’s play is quite unlike anything we’ve seen on Australian main stages.

  • by Saman Shad
‘I’m very restless at the moment’: what’s next for theatre’s $1 billion man?

‘I’m very restless at the moment’: what’s next for theatre’s $1 billion man?

Andrew Lloyd Webber has built his worldwide musical theatre empire on being fashionably unfashionable, but is still searching for his next hit show.

  • by Nick Galvin
More than 15 years in the making, Moulin Rouge! is ready to take on Sydney

More than 15 years in the making, Moulin Rouge! is ready to take on Sydney

The season is a homecoming of sorts for the show, which rehearsed last year in the same city where director Baz Luhrmann shot his film 21 years ago.

  • by Louise Rugendyke