Jun
3
2018

GYPSY

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 Hayes Theatre, May 22, until June 30 9/10 It was hatched at night, about three weeks into rehearsals. Although Stephen Sondheim, to his frustration, had been employed to write only the lyrics, not the music, this night he sat at the piano and mashed up fragments of composer Jule Styne’s existing songs, splicing together the […]

Jun
2
2018

BLACKIE BLACKIE BROWN

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Wharf 2, May 18, until June 30 7.5/10 We’re well used to black comedy (gallows-humour style) on our stages, to caustic satire and comedy-drama. But angry comedy? Nakkiah Lui’s Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death is sometimes so angry that you’re inclined to flinch and start framing excuses why you, of all people, […]

Jun
1
2018

PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT

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Capitol Theatre, May 17 6.5/10 Someone left the cake out in the rain, and now, 12 years after first opening in Sydney, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert – The Musical, has been rebaked. Having played Bernadette some 1750 times across five countries (including on Broadway and in the West End), Tony Sheldon is once again […]

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