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Shopping with Streisand

Ash Flanders stars in Buyer and Cellar. Photo: Jeff Busby
Jonathan Tolins’s play Buyer and Cellar is a comedy about an out-of-work actor who takes a job as a shop assistant in the basement of superstar singer Barbra Streisand’s mansion.
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Cousins Daphne (Maria Angelico) and Jonah (Matt Whitty) in Bad Jews. Photo: Jeff Busby

Drama and humour in Bad Jews

The stage production Bad Jews has sparked controversy over its title, but the play by New York playwright Joshua Harmon is a thought-provoking look at important issues. Read our review.


Berlin revels in Kosky touch

I’M huddled up in a scratchy coat to shield myself from the biting wind as I hasten from the Brandenburg Tor down Unter den Linden in the heart of historic


Chutzpah of the mobile brigade

SOAPBOX SPIEL is a new column where people who work in the Arts — actors, directors, producers, writers, artists and musicians -– can vent their annoyance, anger and frustration about […]


Humour is best therapy

MELBOURNE comedian Jeremie Bracka will once again delve into the comedic side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as his one-man show Arafat in Therapy launches its second season. The show parodies […]


Staging a new persona

THE challenge of adapting Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 masterpiece Persona to the stage was one that award-winning theatre director Adena Jacobs embraced. The play was staged at Melbourne’s Theatre Works last […]


Prof’s play spoofs academics

WHEN Monash University Professor David Abramson was gripped with the idea to write a play about the quirks and peculiarities of academic life, he knew he had to tread a […]


Hammerstein’s musical legacy

AUTHOR and academic Oscar Hammerstein III — the grandson of Oscar Hammerstein of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame — will be the keynote speaker at a music theatre symposium at the […]


Summer’s feast of stage shows

ONE of Broadway’s most successful musicals, A Chorus Line, is making a return to the stage as one of the highlights of a busy summer of shows. The latest revival […]


Spelling out a hit show

REVIEW: Spelling competitions can be cut-throat affairs in the United States, but The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee offers a humorous slant as it pokes fun at the competition […]