ELISSA BLAKE 11:45pm Conceived when comedian and singer Em Rusciano was at her lowest, Divorce, The Musical! had had some pleasing spin-offs for her, writes Elissa Blake.
JIL HOGAN 4:28pm Your guide to what's going on around the capital this weekend.
Reviewed by Michael Shmith 1:34am Special touches musically and with humour added to Donizetti’s enchanting comedy of manners, Michael Shmith says.
Lucas Shaw NBC canceled plans to develop a comedy starring Bill Cosby amid new sexual-assault allegations against the comedian and actor. Netflix took a similar step earlier with its own Cosby stand-up special.
KYLIE NORTHOVER The cessation of a stream of emails from a Brisbane woman stalker has finally enabled US comedian Doug Stanhope to tour Australia.
RON CERABONA Shortis and Simpson present their take on some well-known songs, writes Ron Cerebona.
ANDREW TAYLOR Comedians Andy Saunders and Shiralee Hood are headlining Corroboree Sydney's Black Humour Comedy Night.
Boy from Oz is back
Patricia Reaney The Boy From Oz takes an intense turn - and the critics are taking notice.
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN Tig Notaro, best known for baring her post-mastectomy breasts on stage, has cancelled a national tour for health reasons.
SARAH THOMAS Chelsea Handler hit the headlines last week for her cheeky - quite literally - spoof of Kim Kardashian's bottom-bearing magazine cover.
John Bailey Melbourne's Snuff Puppets have long had a reputation for oversized creations - often grotesquely so - but have now claimed the title of the biggest human puppet in the world.
John Bailey The Alex Theatre in Fitzroy Street promises its first public events in February next year.
Chamber Made Opera's latest collaboration with Kensington Adventure Playground has resulted in a mixture of puppet and shadow stories, film noir and zombie outings, which will be screened on Friday.
Reviewed by Cameron Woodhead A clever mix of slapstick and storytelling entertains but the real delight is the magical table of the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen.
Alanna Maclean The set for Scandalous Boy is hardly to be noticed as a naked statue comes down the stage and chats to the audience.
RON CERABONA A spiritual crisis in Vivien Arnold's life sparked Job Pilgrim oratorio.
ELISSA BLAKE After The Sapphires and Redfern Now, Miranda Tapsell is enjoying her new on-stage non-indigenous role.
LAWRENCE MONEY An inquiring mind has covered the gamut from comedy to psychology.
Peter Craven Everyone first saw Simon Burke in Fred Schepisi’s 1976 classic The Devil’s Playground as the young boy who became the focus for a supple examination of long-ago Catholicism.
MICHAEL DWYER With a voice naturally tuned to "that histrionic cabaret zone" of Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones, the international singing assassin is a role Tomas Ford was born to play.
Barry Dickins Barry Dickins pays tribute to Melbourne actor and playwright Phil Motherwell, who died on November 9.
ANDREW TAYLOR John Symond has blamed overseas business commitments for his decision to stand down as chairman of the Sydney Opera House Trust next month.
ELISSA BLAKE No matter how many times it is told, there is still magic in the classic tale of transformation.
Reviewed by Rebecca Harkins-Cross Ben Pfeiffer has a strong directorial vision, but a surplus of style in this play, set in a fictional concentration camp in the final days of World War II, overcompensates for an underdeveloped script.
Belvoir in 2016
ANDREW TAYLOR Belvoir's new artistic director promises to tackle his new job with revolutionary fervour.
ELISSA BLAKE What should the Demon Barber of Fleet Street sound like when he sings? Like one of the Horseman of the Apocalypse, says Justin Cotta, the actor charged with bringing a killer to life.
ERYK BAGSHAW Sydney performance troupe Hissy Fit want women to take back the mosh pit.
Disco at Barangaroo
ERYK BAGSHAW Shipping containers, dictators and 3000 pairs of shoes: the anti-musical is here.
Reviewed by Rebecca Harkins-Cross Raw emotions propel Samah Sabawi's drama as characters explore the many ways occupation affects Palestinians at home and abroad.
Broadway to Chippo
ELISSA BLAKE The youthful independent musical theatre company Squabbalogic has cemented itself in the top rank of local industry players with the announcement that Tony Sheldon will play the role of Don Quixote in the company's 2015 production of Man of La Mancha.
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.