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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

DISNEY’S THE LION KING KICKS OFF INTERNATIONAL TOUR WITH THE MANILA GALA PREMIERE

  March 29, 2018 – After a week of sold-out preview performances, the world’s #1 musical has opened its first international tour at The Theatre at Solaire last night, Wednesday 28 March 2018. A spectacular gala saw guests flying in from all corners of the world, led by Disney Theatrical Group President and Producer, Thomas Schumacher who was joined by celebrated composer Lebo M, Producer of the international tour, Michael …Read More

45th Annual Glugs Awards

The 45th Annual Glugs Awards were held last night in Sydney. Congratulations to all recipients, including our very own:

Esther Hannaford, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
The Colleen Clifford Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Musical 

Kinky Boots
Award for the Most Outstanding Main Stage Musical 

Michael Cassel
The Hayes Gordon Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to TheatreRead More

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD TO OPEN IN AUSTRALIA IN 2019, EXCLUSIVE TO MELBOURNE

Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, have today confirmed the record-breaking production will open in early 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, exclusively and only at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.  Performance dates and ticketing details will be announced soon. Visit HarryPotterThePlay.com to sign up to the mailing list and receive ticketing information and news. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said; “Exclusive to our …Read More

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TOUR OF DISNEY’S THE LION KING

Michael Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to reveal the full company of the international tour of the world’s #1 musical, Disney’s THE LION KING. A talented cast of impressive and diverse international performers will star in the landmark musical event which begins performances in Manila at The Theatre at Solaire on 18 March 2018 and will then transfer to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, starting …Read More

TONY SHELDON TO RETURN HOME AS PRINCIPAL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR AUSTRALIA’S MOST SUCCESSFUL MUSICAL

Australian theatre royalty Tony Sheldon will be back on the bus, returning home to reprise his role of “Bernadette” in the 10th Anniversary Celebration Tour of Priscilla Queen of The Desert – Australia’s most successful stage musical. Completing the trio of misfits who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs is accomplished leading man David Harris as “Tick” and Kinky Boots and Les Miserables alumni Euan Doidge …Read More

Front Row with Michael Cassel Episode 1

Join Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell “Full Out” as they sit down with Producer, Michael Cassel, to discuss all things KINKY BOOTS! Watch the full video here or download the Podcast from http://apple.co/2uAn9hp.

SEASONED THEATRE PRODUCER JAMES THANE JOINS MICHAEL CASSEL GROUP

Michael Cassel Group, a leading live entertainment producer in Australia and Asia, announced today that seasoned theatre producer James Thane has joined the company as Executive Counsellor. Thane has spent almost 35 years in senior executive capacities for the three leading producers of the musical theatre world, across Broadway, the West End, Australia and Asia. “I have known James for eighteen years, the majority of that time working together at …Read More

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT ROCKS IN TO AUSTRALIA IN 2018!

Get ready to shake your groove thing as Australia’s most successful homegrown musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert rocks in to Australia in 2018. The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a dazzling array of more than 500 award-winning costumes, 200 headdresses and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including IT’S RAINING MEN, I WILL SURVIVE, I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE, FINALLY, and many more. Based on the Oscar-winning film, PRISCILLA is …Read More