The announcement, which will provide welcome relief for many in an industry devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been overshadowed by accusations of “pork-barrelling”.
When a West End musical they were developing was cancelled due to COVID-19, Sean O'Boyle and Amanda Jane Pritchard set to work on a new satirical musical within a musical.
Currently based in LA, the irrepressible performer tells us about the concert, the special challenge of performing in online events like this, and how her "apoca-puppy" is helping her cope with COVID-19 isolation.
Previously the company’s Creative Producer, Harris is positioned to help guide the theatre out of shut down.
The Audience Outlook Monitor predicts 78% will attend as often as they did pre-COVID-19, but only 22% will return as soon as restrictions are lifted. Smaller venues are most likely to attract audiences in the near future.
This week Jo Litson recommends the Belvoir online concert, Lin-Manuel Miranda's 14-minute musical 21 Chump Street, Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire, and Black Swan's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
The Australia Council for the Arts has announced $5.2 million in project grants to artists, groups and small to medium arts organisations, as well as a further $1.8 million in grants through its Resilience Fund.
King has been awarded the $25,000 Fellowship, while Keziah Warner has taken out the Patrick White Playwrights Award.
Arts Centre Melbourne CEO Claire Spencer discusses the support the Arts Wellbeing Collective is giving performing arts workers during the coronavirus crisis, and the path to reopening theatres.
This week, Jo Litson recommends Inua Ellams’ exuberant play Barber Shop Chronicles, Sam Mendes’ 1993 Donmar Warehouse production of Cabaret starring Alan Cumming, and Tim Crouch’s I, Malvolio.
The global entertainment company led by British impresario Sir Howard Panter plans to reopen the theatre in August 2021.
This week Jo Litson recommends John Foreman’s digital variety show Big Night In, and two live streamed concerts, Here’s to the Ladies and Lights Up on the Arts [Home Delivery].
The converted railway works is Australia’s largest multi-arts centre and COVID-19's biggest arts scalp to date.