A beguiling, touching production of the gorgeous, bittersweet musical, based on the cult film.
Headlining at the Sydney Cabaret Festival, the Tony Award-winning star tells us about originating Effie in Dreamgirls, learning from Barbra Streisand, and speaking out about depression.
After the September 11 terrorist attacks, 38 US-bound planes were redirected to Newfoundland. In 2011, Irene Sankoff and David Hein visited “The Rock” for the 10th anniversary reunion of passengers and locals. They tell Jo Litson about the uplifting musical they wrote from the interviews they did there.
When Natalie Abbott was told she’d been cast as Muriel Heslop in the musical, she couldn’t believe it. She tells us about making her professional debut in her dream role.
Impossible to pigeon-hole, the multi-talented artist offered an evening that mixed pop delight and cabaret intrigue.
Trevor Ashley tells us about the new Sydney Cabaret Festival, and the artists and events he’s programmed, including star act Jennifer Holliday.
The West End star brings a distinctive British sparkle to the Broadway hits in her delightful cabaret show.
This new Australian musical has a great subject and two terrific performances but it spends too much time just telling us things.
A magnificent performance by Anthony Warlow in the title role is the unforgettable highlight in a lacklustre production.
Does hip-hop US history musical live up to the hype? And then some.
A fateful phone call between an aging star and an emerging starlet becomes the vehicle for an unforgettable evening of exquisite cabaret.
Anthony Warlow tells Jo Litson that he has refound his theatre mojo in the demanding role of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Helen Dallimore delivers the gold at end of the rainbow.