STEPHANIE WOOD 11:45pm Rose Byrne: demure, elegant fashion plate or something else altogether?
ELISSA BLAKE 11:45pm Yve Blake's Then is a one-woman show with an unusual starting point. Two years ago, she set-up a website, whowerewe.com, which invited readers to submit stories about who they felt they used to be.
ELISSA BLAKE The Sydney Theatre Company's biggest stars - Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh - are all notably absent from outgoing artistic director Andrew Upton's 2016 program.
Peter Wilkins This well-intended production lacks balance and cohesion and remains a work in progress.
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KYLIE NORTHOVER American comedian and actor Kevin Hart has announced he will bring his live show What Now? to Australia in February next year.
Chris Jones Pop stars from Bowie to the Dirty Projectors a part of a Broadway musical of eveyrone's favourite sponge, SpogneBob SquarePants.
Sonia Harford Teenage boys and lost girls are all part of the "provocations" promised in the new Malthouse theatre season.
LOUISE RUGENDYKE While most of Sydney's major theatre companies have staged a change of guard for 2016, Lee Lewis is digging in at Griffin Theatre and is determined to keep her audiences guessing.
John Bailey Australia's first major award for contemporary dance has been confirmed for its second year after launching in 2014.
DEBBIE CUTHBERTSON After decades in the public eye as an actor, writer and TV presenter, Marieke Hardy is relishing working behind the scenes in live theatre.
An all-female team stages opera that was famously banned in Milan in 1835.
DEBBIE CUTHBERTSON Australian comedian Sam Simmons' Spaghetti For Breakfast has been named Best Comedy Show at the world's biggest performing arts festival, Edinburgh Fringe.
Alanna Maclean Dramatic Productions' staging of Into the Woods will not disappoint lovers of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical take on fairytales.
RON CERABONA A play about two very different perspectives on sport has something to say about life in general.
Liam Stack Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American actor to play the iconic lead role of Jean Valjean in the popular Broadway musical Les Misérables, died Friday after falling from a fire escape in Brooklyn. He was 21.
Reviewed by Chloe Smethurst Bangarra's latest work reflects the battle to preserve Indigenous culture.
Reviewed by Cameron Woodhead MTC's production of Harold Pinter's play about a middle-class love triangle lacks nuance.
CAROLYN WEBB ABC radio host and mother of two Libbi Gorr is terrified but excited about performing a one-woman stage show "Mummy Matters", about motherhood, at the upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival.
ANDREW TAYLOR Epiphany Morgan and Carl Mason have a confession to make but don't tell their landlord, the City of Sydney council.
John Bailey A throwback to the radio serials of the 1930s and '40s bursts with effects competing for the audience's attention, but this is just what its writer and director intended.
ELISSA BLAKE A hairdressing salon turned into a theatre. A gin joint tucked into a town hall. An entire inner-city neighbourhood converted to a festival village. This year's Sydney Fringe Festival is hitting the streets.
CRAIG PLATT Fans of Oliver's TV work may be disappointed to find he doesn't spend his live show tearing Tony Abbott to pieces.
Some of the most memorable Fringe events happen when an artist taking a risk meets an audience willing to do the same.
MICHAEL DWYER It looks like comedy, but Melbourne's YouTube rap duo, with its audience of more than 13 million viewers, is deadly serious about saving the world.
Jordan Beth Vincent The real audacity in this work lies in the creation of something in which purpose and structure is obscured, and yet the prevailing impression is of repetition and familiarity.
No bad blood here
EBONY BOWDEN It seems like every morning we awake to headlines about which surprise celebrity Taylor Swift has dragged on stage with her overnight.
ANDREW STEPHENS So a comedian walks into a festival and tells a joke. And it ends up winning the vote as the funniest gag of the fest. But should it?
PHILIPPA HAWKER Choreographer Tim Harbour says his new work for the Australian Ballet, Filigree And Shadow, is an exploration of anger and tension, emotions he knows people don't traditionally associate with the art form.
Back to the future
BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN Television satirists The Chaser are going back to the future with a plan for a quarterly print magazine. And they want 50K.
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.