Exclusive: Sydney reveals world’s first ‘breathable’ theatre

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When Stephen Found, the owner of the 2010 seat Sydney Lyric Theatre, is in New York checking out shows, he has to be careful to not accidentally roll onto his phone when he’s asleep. If he does, he might set off the app he designed that within a few seconds turns the vast Lyric from 2010 seats to a 1350 seat venue mid-performance

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My Fair Lady (Regent Theatre, Melbourne)

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When Opera Australia and John Frost’s production of My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews played in Sydney late last year it sold more tickets than any other show in the history of the Sydney Opera House. The production moved to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre this week lock, stock and barrel (with only one major cast change),

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The future of arts journalism is up to readers

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We’ve said it before and sadly, we’re saying it again. As tax-payer funded arts companies and organisations devote increasing marketing resources to advertising on Google, Facebook and their own websites, arts journalism is in peril. Daily Review faces the same challenges as Fairfax Media and many other smaller publications trying to survive at a time when independent

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Exclusive: David Williamson returns to La Mama with new play ‘Credentials’

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News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

For the playwright who announced in 2005 that he’d written his final mainstage play, David Williamson at 75 is continuing his furious rate of output. In January he premiered Odd Man Out at Sydney’s Ensemble and in August he returns to La Mama in Melbourne where his writing career began in 1970 with his first full-length play The Coming

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What’s in the Federal budget for the arts? Nothing

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While the Victorian Government poured money into the arts (but not artists) in its state budget last week, the Federal Government last night did nothing — unless you count the return of funds stolen from the Australia Council. Last night’s Scott Morrison budget formalised the previously announced return of $90.2 million over five years from 2016-17 to

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Opera Australia chief bars Daily Review

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News & Commentary, Opera, Stage |

Opera Australia’s controversial artistic director Lyndon Terracini has lashed out over news coverage of the company in Daily Review by revoking Deputy Editor and critic Ben Neutze’s media tickets. Neutze has not received an invitation for the company’s upcoming Sydney production Two Weddings, One Bride, opening on Saturday, April 29. Yesterday, Daily Review inquired as to whether he would be invited,

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Exclusive: Rachael Azzopardi’s shock exit from Sydney Theatre Company

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Sydney Theatre Company’s director of programming and artistic operations since 2012, Rachael Azzopardi,  left the company suddenly yesterday having been declared redundant. An STC spokesman confirmed to Daily Review that her role was to be absorbed by the company’s artistic director Kip Williams and its executive director Patrick McIntyre. The spokesman said the company was reshaping “the

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David Stratton: A Cinematic Life movie review

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Documentaries about critics are rare — and possibly non-existent in Australia — which makes David Stratton: A Cinematic Life immediately noteworthy. Stratton is probably one of the two most visible critics — of any art form — in Australia, thanks to his three decades of reviewing film on television with his fellow critic Margaret Pomeranz on At the Movies

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