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Murder, Adultery, Corruption & All That Jazz

A galaxy of Australian talent shines on stage in Chicago.

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‘The Outsiders’, ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ and ‘Stereophonic’ win big at Tony Awards

“The Outsiders”, a musical based on S.E. Hinton’s coming-of-age novel, snagged the coveted Tony Award for best musical Sunday, while a celebrated revival of a Stephen Sondheim classic and a tale of a 1970s rock band also won big.

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Wu-Tang Clan’s single-print album played at Hobart’s Mona

U.S. hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-a-kind album “Once Upon A Time in Shaolin” began playing at an Australian museum on Saturday, organisers said, with fans in attendance describing the music as “very special” and “amazing”.

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13 Kiwi films included in this year’s NZ International Film Festival

There’s a strong Kiwi contingent of films, documentaries and shorts in this year’s Whānau Mārama New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF).

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Feel-good film ‘Red, White & Brass’ adapted for stage in ATC’s new play

A feel-good story of Tongan pride, family loyalty and rugby, Auckland Theatre Company brings popular film Red, White & Brass to the stage.

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Laura Jones wins Archibald Prize for portrait of Tim Winton

The winner of the Archibald Prize for 2024 has been announced.

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The Troubles with Harry

‘Never Closer’ sees five young friends in 1987 Northern Ireland have their relationships put to the test.

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A feast for the eyes and palate: Food highlights at Vivid Sydney 2024

Vivid Sydney is back, and along with impressive light displays and cultural events, there are some amazing food offerings for guests to enjoy.

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New exhibition explores work of artist and activist Derek Jarman

For the first time in Aotearoa New Zealand, the work of pioneering artist and gay rights activist Derek Jarman will be on show. 

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Anthony LaPaglia on Sydney stage in ‘Death of a Salesman’

Arthur Miller’s play sounds a warning bell to parents and influencers.

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Discover and support First Nations artists at the National Indigenous Art Fair

The National Indigenous Art Fair (NIAF) will return to Gadigal Land in 2024, marking the fifth year of this unique celebration of First Nations art, design and culture.

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Royal New Zealand Ballet presents trio of dance to ‘feed your soul’

The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) is aiming to warm up winter with an exciting new trio of works being presented across the country in August. 

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LEGO Minifigures take over Auckland Museum in new exhibition

LEGO Minifigures will take over Auckland Museum for a retrofuturistic exhibition titled ‘RELICS: A New World Rises’.

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See Sharon Stone’s striking artwork, now on show in San Francisco

Eighteen paintings created by Sharon Stone – previously never displayed – are currently on show at Gallery 181 in San Francisco.

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International Booker prize 2024: Six expert reviews of the shortlisted books

From a longlist of 12, six novels have been shortlisted for the 2023 International Booker prize. Our academics review the finalists ahead of the announcement of the winner on May 21.

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Met Gala marks opening of ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’ exhibition

With the Met Gala done and dusted, attention now turns to the Costume Institute’s spring 2024 exhibition.

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John Cleese says farce best in theatre as he brings ‘Fawlty Towers’ to stage

John Cleese says farce is best seen in the theatre as he brings a new stage version of his classic 1970s comedy show ‘Fawlty Towers’ to London’s West End.

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Alicia Keys’ musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Stereophonic’ lead 2024 Tony nominations

Alicia Keys’ musical “Hell’s Kitchen” and 1970s rock-inspired “Stereophonic” led the nominations for the 2024 Tony awards, American theatre’s highest honours, followed by “The Outsiders”, “Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club” and “Appropriate”.

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‘Future Fashion’ exhibition unveils next generation of designers

A new crop of fashion and textile designers you need to have on your radar are set to showcase their creations in an exhibition at Powerhouse Castle Hill.

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Amy Poehler to appear at Vivid Sydney 2024

Amy Poehler is heading Down Under, confirmed as part of the Vivid Sydney line-up.

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Aboriginal and Māori artists triumph at Venice Biennale

La Biennale di Venezia is the world’s oldest and most renowned art biennale.

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Hugo Weaving a president whose country is crumbling around him in new play

Narcissism proves the undoing of the leader and his wife.

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Sydney Comedy Festival kicks off with largest program to date

The Sydney Comedy Festival is back for 2024 with its biggest program ever, comprising more than 750 artists across more than 315 shows.

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New stage, categories and captivating visuals to transform World of WearableArt 2024

A new stage design and enthralling new categories will delight audiences at this year’s World of Wearable Art Show (WOW), returning to Wellington this September and October.

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