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MICHAEL CASSEL GROUP MAKES THREE SENIOR HIRES

PRODUCER TODD LACY JOINS FROM NEW YORK CITY MARK SUTCLIFFE TO HEAD CONCERTS GLENN McGUINNESS TO LEAD BUSINESS AFFAIRS  The Michael Cassel Group announced three senior appointments to support its growing production slate, including major Australian theatrical productions, international touring and concert presentations. The Michael Cassel Group is an internationally recognised leader in live theatre and entertainment.  Michael Cassel formed the company to produce and present the world’s greatest musical …Read More

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO STORMS INTO SYDNEY IN 2019

One of the world’s biggest shows plays ANZ Stadium The acclaimed international spectacular, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, will return to Sydney at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park in October 2019. One of the greatest shows on earth, featuring more than 1200 performers from around the world, heads to Sydney direct from its annual season on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, where it continues to boast sell-out performances entertaining …Read More

IT IS TIME! The international tour of THE LION KING kicks off the Korean season tonight!

The international tour of THE LION KING enjoys its official Korean premiere tonight, Friday 9th November, at Daegu Keimyung Art Center. The world’s #1 musical, THE LION KING is a musical theatre phenomenon that has been seen by over 95 million people worldwide. Celebrating the show’s 20th anniversary, the first international tour of THE LION KING launches the Korean season in Daegu, following its incredible success in Manila and Singapore. …Read More

QUEEN OF THE DESERT! AUSTRALIAN THEATRE ROYALTY TONY SHELDON CELEBRATES 2000 SHOWS

On Wednesday 31 October 2018, Australian theatre royalty, Tony Sheldon will celebrate his 2000 show milestone in Priscilla Queen of the Desert as  sassy desert queen, Bernadette. Tony returned to reprise the role of Bernadette for the 2018 Australian tour; a role that earnt him both Tony® and Olivier® nominations. Born in Brisbane into one of Australia’s leading theatrical families, Tony took to the stage at an early age, joining …Read More

WISH Magazine: The Show Man

“Did I tell you what I cooked up at the Harry Potter afterparty?” asks Michael Cassel, eyes sparkling with almost childlike excitement as he details his latest project in his very grown-up corner office in Sydney’s Potts Point. The theatre producer had just returned from New York and the star-studded opening night of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child on Broadway. He went to meet key people to work out how to …Read More

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert Opens For the First Time In Queensland!

After playing 135 cities in 29 different countries around the world, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical will sashay into the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 26 September 2018 for the show’s Queensland premiere season. Featuring a dazzling array of more than 500 costumes, 200 headdresses and a non-stop hit parade of dance-floor classics including IT’S RAINING MEN, I WILL SURVIVE, I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE and …Read More

Australian Cast of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Announced

Producers Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions are delighted to confirm the cast of the Australian premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The Australian cast of 42 performers will be led by Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Gyton Grantley as Ron Weasley, Lucy Goleby as Ginny Potter, Sean Rees-Wemyss as Albus Potter, Tom Wren as Draco Malfoy and William …Read More

What A Beautiful Week!

FIVE HELPMANN® AWARD WINS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL | RAVE REVIEWS AT BRISBANE PREMIERE   “OKAY I’m making it official. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is the perfect musical” – Courier Mail Oh Carol! It has been a triumphant week for joyous Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, winning top honours in five categories at the annual Helpmann® Awards and marking its Brisbane premiere with full houses and rave reviews. Now playing at …Read More

Pretty Woman: The Musical Begins Broadway Performances

BROADWAY PERFORMANCES BEGIN, FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018 STARRING SAMANTHA BARKS AND ANDY KARL ATLANTIC RECORDS TO RELEASE PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING FEATURING A NEW ORIGINAL SCORE BY BRYAN ADAMS AND JIM VALLANCE Watch Samantha Barks perform “I Can’t Go Back” from PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL (New York, NY) PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, with original music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams and his longtime …Read More

AFR: Michael Cassel and the high risk business of musical theatre

When Pretty Woman The Musical plays its first Broadway show this weekend, one Australian producer and his investors will be paying close attention to the reaction. After years of development and a budget north of $20 million, the social media posts out of New York’s Nederlander Theatre will give Pretty Woman‘s financiers and creative team their first sense of whether they have a hit on their hands. Read the full article on the …Read More