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Helpmann Awards: Beautiful and Muriel’s Wedding musicals and Bennelong the big winners

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The musical import Beautiful edged out the home grown musical Muriel’s Wedding The Musical at the annual Helpmann Awards held in Sydney on Monday and (in a new award system) Sunday nights. Beautiful won six awards in the musicals category over both nights to Muriel’s’ five. At last night’s awards at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney for the ‘big’ awards, Beautiful won best

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Geoffrey Rush pulls out of MTC’s upcoming Twelfth Night

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News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

Geoffrey Rush, currently pursuing a defamation action against News Limited’s The Daily Telegraph for its reporting of a complaint of alleged “inappropriate behaviour” by a fellow cast member during a Sydney Theatre Company show in 2015, has withdrawn from Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Twelfth Night due to open on November 12. In a statement (reproduced below), Rush said the reason was due to medical

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Making Art Podcast 5: Neil Pigot with composer Tim Dargaville

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Live, Music, News & Commentary, Recorded |

Daily Review presents actor Neil Pigot’s series of free, 60 minute podcasts in which he interviews artists from a range of disciplines about making art. To listen to episode FIVE with composer Tim Dargaville, click here and to hear previous episodes, click here. When people ask, as they occasionally have over the past two years, why I haven’t been acting much

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(The other) Nick Cave’s soundsuits turn dance into political action

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American visual artist Nick Cave returns to Sydney’s Carriageworks in November with UNTIL – the largest scale project that Carriageworks has ever presented. The work is comprised of thousands of found objects and millions of beads, giving visitors the feeling that they have stepped inside one of Nick Cave’s iconic “soundsuits”.  If you missed Cave’s HEARD-SYD at Carriageworks in 2016, read

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New Melbourne International Film Festival director appointed

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Film, News & Commentary, Screen |

The board of Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has announced the appointment of Al Cossar as the festival’s new artistic director. He takes up the position formally in October. Cossar has been acting as interim artistic director of this year’s festival for the outgoing MIFF director, Michelle Carey, who took maternity leave in October 2017. She has held the

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