Geoff Edgers 5:26am Just before noon, hundreds of eager attendees, some paying as much as $US2000 ($2758) for "4 Days of Inspiring Events," pile into a ballroom in Boston's convention centre for the main attraction of INBOUND's Thursday program. The masses have come for comedian and podcaster Marc Maron
ELISSA BLAKE Prepare to open your eyes, ears and imagination as key Sydney Festival events fire up this summer.
ELISSA BLAKE Ryan Pearson grew up dancing to pop videos in front of the television with his four older sisters in Taree.
Alanna Maclean There are thought-provoking moral dilemmas at the heart of The Chain Bridge.
Dewi Cooke Hugh Jackman can't forget that once upon a time he wasn't considered much of a singer.
NICK GALVIN Staging a play is nerve-racking enough under any circumstances. But trying to produce a play from a psychiatric hospital after an acute mental health episode dials up that stress almost to intolerable levels.
ELISSA BLAKE Making theatre in regional Australia requires getting up close and personal with the audience. It's no place for the auteur, says Hothouse Theatre's new artistic director Lyn Wallis.
John Bailey French choreographer Xavier Le Roy will be in residence at Dancehouse.
John Bailey Melbourne writer Barry Dickins ' Ryan stars Syd Brisbane.
John Bailey Noeline Brown, Pia Miranda and Robyn Arthur have volunteered their services for a special fundraising event this weekend.
Owen Richardson Performers enact wordless vignettes of homecoming and being forced from home.
Peter Wilkins If laughter is the best medicine then Don't Dress for Dinner is the ideal remedy for the furrowed frown.
Reviewed by Cameron Woodhead Tailored to the offstage personas of each of its eleven leading ladies, this production of Jerry's Girls feels fresh and improvised.
Reviewed by Michael Shmith Matthew Barclay's revival of Simon Phillips' 2001 production of Donizetti's comedy updates the action from the bucolic Italy of the 1830s to rural Australia; this back-of-Bourke L'elisir d'amore is The Thorn Birds.
ELISSA BLAKE Geoffrey Rush is drawing on the mischievous as he prepares for the demanding role of King Lear.
NICOLE ELPHICK From an eccentric boarding house to dining at Bennelong, the acting great shares her most memorable haunts.
PETER MUNRO Dame Julie Andrews prepares to direct the 60th anniversary production of one of her most famous musicals.
KERRIE O'BRIEN To say Nancye Hayes is Australia's equivalent of Broadway royalty is something of an understatement.
Dancing with the Stars
Jordan Vincent We ask one of our dance critics whether Bindi and partner Derek deserve all those perfect scores.
ANDREW TAYLOR Most men will tell you their penis is priceless. But on the opera stage the family jewels are worth $67.62.
Peter Craven In this swift, gorgeous-looking Henry V, Alex Hassell successfully conveys the likeability and the moody rage of Shakespeare's most starry monarch.
ELISSA BLAKE Sydney Dance Company dancers get a chance to experiment with acting, storytelling and improvising in this New Breed showcase for first-time and emerging choreographers.
ELISSA BLAKE Playing real people is no easy task, says performer Beth Daly.
ANNABEL ROSS The four girls chosen out of thousands to play the lead in the Melbourne season of Matilda The Musical next year will have to put aside their excitement to become solemn and bookish.
ELISSA BLAKE The new National Theatre of Parramatta aims to give all Australians a voice on stage. "What we usually see on Sydney stages does not reflect the nation as it is in terms of its cultural diversity, or in terms of age, gender or sexuality. We want to change that."
RON CERABONA Infidelity, mistaken identities and escalating panic are all part of the mix in Canberra Rep's next production.
ANDREW TAYLOR Respected arts figure Leo Schofield has attacked artistic directors for arrogantly planning programs that lack audience appeal and favour quantity over quality.
Gabrielle Costa Ever wondered what it would be like to listen to classic opera pieces, performed live in the bowels of a long-disused, little-known Brisbane water reservoir?
A strange and awkward interview: Interrogating Catastrophe star Rob Delaney for The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
DEBBIE CUTHBERTSON US comedian Rob Delaney likes asking difficult questions. But does he enjoy answering them?
RON CERABONA For the next two weeks Civic Square will be transformed into the modern equivalent of a Greek amphitheatre - but the content will be decidedly modern.
Hot songs from the year 1942 will be reprised in a special show.
Director Rafael Bonachela was inspired by signs.
Celestial magic as ensemble takes to the open air.
Life and times of Pat Thompson at Four Winds Festival.