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sir robert helpmann ballet performing arts

Sir Robert Helpmann became an international ballet star and choreographer as well as a famed actor and director. Openly gay, he lived with partner Michael Benthall until Michael’s death in 1974. Astonishingly, for an openly gay man in the twentieth century, Helpmann was Australian of the Year in 1966, knighted in 1968 and given the …

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hannah gadsby douglas brisbane qpac netflix

Comedian Hannah Gadsby announced she will bring her new stand-up show Douglas to QPAC in Brisbane next January. Douglas is named after the Tasmanian-born comic’s dog and premiered in Melbourne in March. The comedian is touring the show in the US until July. And on Tuesday, Gadsby announced two new more shows for Melbourne and …

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megan hilty musical wicked smash qpac

Stage, screen and television star Megan Hilty will return to QPAC in Brisbane next month with a brand-new show and a 40-piece orchestra. Megan first found fame on Broadway as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. Television audiences discovered her in the musical drama Smash about a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. …

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indigenous elder uncle jack charles

Indigenous elder Uncle Jack Charles has been honoured with the prestigious Red Ochre Award for lifetime achievement in the arts. The 73-year-old Boon Wurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung man received the honour at the National Indigenous Arts Awards (NIAA) in Sydney on Monday night. Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, gay man and beloved …

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brisbane la boite theatre company qut romeo and juliet

Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company in partnership with QUT, presents a 21st century re-imagining of Shakespeare’s iconic Romeo and Juliet. The production takes no prisoners in this tale of star-crossed lovers, under the gripping direction of Artistic Director Todd MacDonald. Directed by Todd MacDonald and edited with Lucas Stibbard the re-imagining of the enduring tragedy …

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theatre star Todd Mckenney outs Simon Gallaher

Theatre producer and star Simon Gallaher and his wife have reportedly split following fellow stage star Todd McKenney’s revelation last year that he and Gallaher dated for several years. McKenney revealed in a JOY FM radio interview last August that he dated singer and musical theatre producer Simon Gallaher for five years, and Gallaher went …

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brisbane powerhouse melt queer arts festival reuben kaye cabaret performer

Brisbane’s MELT queer arts festival has unveiled its 2019 program of events, performances and discussions. The 10-day festival runs from June 28 to July 7 at the Brisbane Powerhouse with a program celebrating LGBTIQ+ arts and culture and promoting visibility and inclusivity among the LGBTIQ+ community. MELT guest director Emily Gilhome said the festival would …

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ad astra kelly stage show

Tucked away in Fortitude Valley, Ad Astra is the dedicated space of a theatre company passionate about creating performance work that delivers beyond expectations. It’s here that the iconic Australian story of Ned Kelly has been retold with an unexpected and creative twist in Matthew Ryan’s Kelly, writes Michael James. In the final hours before …

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opera queensland a flowering tree

Opera Queensland will begin its 2019 season early next month with Patrick Nolan’s Helpmann Award winning production of A Flowering Tree. The melodic and contemporary love story by world renowned composer John Adams is performed at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Concert Hall from April 2 to 6. Inspired by Mozart’s The Magic Flute, A …

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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, …

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