New Netflix viewing data shows how we stream TV

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Although subscription streaming services have smashed traditional broadcast TV schedules, newly released viewing data from Netflix suggests we’ve formed our own kind of schedule. Netflix is famously cagey with its viewership figures — there’s no need to release ratings, after all — but has released a smidgen of information gathered from 77 million Netflix accounts over the course

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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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Walkley Awards to finally recognise arts journalism

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For many years the arts industry has complained that there is no devoted category for arts journalism in the Walkley Awards. Just two weeks ago, Editor of The Australian’s Review magazine Tim Douglas argued that the Walkleys should recognise arts and culture journalism. Well, it seems that those wishes have been heard, with the Walkley Foundation introducing

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Leah Purcell’s ‘Drover’s Wife’ adds another big award to the cabinet

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Leah Purcell’s radical theatrical reimagining of Henry Lawson’s The Drover’s Wife has won the major prize at this year’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. In addition to winning the $30,000 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting, the play picked up the $10,000 prize for Book of the Year. It’s the first play script to win the Prize for Book

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S-Town’s Brian Reed is coming to Australia

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Brian Reed, the host of S-Town, will be coming to the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre in July to tell the stories behind his smash hit podcast. He’ll also reveal all that’s happened since the podcast’s release. S-Town captured the imaginations of listeners all around the world when it was released in March this year, and was

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Exclusive: Muriel’s Wedding the Musical has found its Muriel

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News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

PJ Hogan’s 1994 movie Muriel’s Wedding launched Toni Collette to stardom, earning the actor widespread recognition and her first Golden Globe nomination. So the actor stepping into the role for the upcoming musical adaptation of the film has massive shoes to fill. Daily Review can reveal that Muriel will be played by newcomer Maggie McKenna. McKenna is daughter

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