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Take Me Out Jesse Williams

A New York theatre this week installed an infrared monitor system following an audience member’s surreptitious filming of a nude scene featuring Jesse Williams. The person who filmed the scene from the Broadway revival of Take Me Out then posted the footage on Twitter. Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out focuses on a …

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim died yesterday after celebrating Thanksgiving with friends. Lauded as the ‘defining musical voice of his generation’, his musicals included West Side Story, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, and Sondheim on Sondheim. Sondheim wrote lyrics that resonated with audiences worldwide. The phrase ‘a string of hits’ doesn’t come close to describing his …

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

Hugh Jackman has happily accepted his status as a gay icon, saying he’s “all for” tackling discrimination through storytelling. Jackman visited an Auckland university on Wednesday, where he sang with students and announced his upcoming world tour The Man. The Music. The Show. On the tour, the 50-year-old will perform songs from The Greatest Showman, …

Patti LuPone

By Paul Dellit Since the Golden Age of Broadway there have been many leading ladies that have fallen into the category of diva, particularly in the field of musical theatre. Whether she likes it or not Patti LuPone has unofficially been crowned the reigning Broadway diva of her generation. The word ‘diva’ is of Latin/Italian …

Stomp

The stage show Stomp is returning to Australia for the first time in five years. Australian audiences will be able to see Stomp’s signature high-octane mix of ensemble choreography, industrial percussion, and continuous comedy. But the show contains no lyrics, with eight performers using nothing but a range of ordinary objects to create music. Everything …

A mum has written a beautiful letter to the Broadway cast of musical Kinky Boots to thank them for inspiring her young daughter. Kinky Boots is based on a real story — as told in the 2005 movie of the same name — about a young man named Charlie who is struggling to save the …