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The ABC and Screen Australia have put out a call for LGBTI filmmakers to produce a new series of documentaries to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras next year. “Love Bites” will be a series of 10 five-minute documentary short films made by queer filmmakers across the country to provide …

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Adam Lambert has channeled Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in his brand new song. The singer performed the song “Two Fux” during a mini-concert with Queen on US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, and Lambert told the crowd the song was dedicated to Freddie. “If you think that what I do and how I …

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With a week of performances of their hilarious farce “Noises Off” to go, the folks at Queensland Theatre have offered QNews readers the chance to see it for only $20 per ticket. The new production of the classic farce by playwright Michael Frayn, directed by Queensland Theatre Artistic Director Sam Strong, is a frenetic comedy …

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Nash Theatre in New Farm is bringing Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy “Lady Windemere’s Fan” to Brisbane next month. Set over a 24 hour period, Lady Windermere’s Fan is as relevant today as it was when first performed in London in 1892. Juxtaposing high society and popular culture, the four-act play explores a world full of …

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Queen and Adam Lambert have announced they’ll return to Australia early next year. The iconic British rock band have been toured extensively since original members Brian May and Roger Taylor welcomed Adam Lambert as vocalist in 2011. They’ll return to Australia for the first time since selling out shows in 2014 to play Sydney’s Qudos …

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The hilariously naughty stage production “50 Shades! The Musical Parody” is in Brisbane for the first time. The production is an unauthorised send-up of a certain erotic novel you might’ve heard of and it’s been seen by over 300,000 people worldwide since its off-Broadway premiere in New York in 2014. Now the Brisbane Arts Theatre …

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Music icon Cher is bringing a musical version of her life story to Broadway next year, the singer has announced. “Just got off phone w/Writer & Director of musical,” she wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “There Will be performance in THEATRE WITH ACTORS,DANCERS,SINGERS?? IT’ll be ON BROADWAY 2018.” The production will be a musical based …

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Ever since Shakespeare put ink to paper, audiences have been fascinated by the concept of the play-within-a-play – especially if that play goes wandering offscript and chaos ensues, whether of the comic or tragic variety. In the 1970s, playwright Michael Frayn set about crafting an on-and-off-stage farce, and the result was Noises Off, a work …

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Stage and screen star Julie Andrews has spoken out about her longtime support for the LGBTI community. Asked when she first became aware she was an ally to the LGBTI community, the Mary Poppins and Victor/Victoria star told the Advocate: “That’s hard to answer, because, just always! “Theatre, anyway, is such an open community and …

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The music of legendary songstress Kate Bush will mesmerise Brisbane Powerhouse audiences as part of the Queensland Cabaret Festival next month. “In The Warm Room: The Music of Kate Bush 1978-1980” will premiere on Friday June 9 at the festival, and it’s a new stage show from production company Electric Moon, the talent behind previous …

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