Three mu­si­cals play­ing in Septem­ber

Time Out (Sydney) - - ARTS & CULTURE -

Beau­ti­ful: The Ca­role King Mu­si­cal This mu­si­cal about the life and work of Amer­i­can singer-song­writer Ca­role King won two Tony Awards On Broad­way and was a hit in Lon­don. Now it’s com­ing to Syd­ney with Es­ther Han­naford ( King Kong; Little Shop of Hor­rors) as Ca­role. The show fol­lows the ups and downs of the com­poser-turned-vo­cal­ist who ended up pro­vid­ing the sound­track to all your heart­breaks with songs like ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, ‘Will You Love Me To­mor­row’, ‘You’ve Got a Friend’, and ‘(You Make Me Feel Like a) Nat­u­ral Woman’. In their four-star re­view of the Broad­way pre­miere, Time Out New York said the show “shares sev­eral virtues with its tit­u­lar singer-song­writer, among them hu­mil­ity, earnest­ness and ded­i­ca­tion to craft”. àSyd­ney Lyric, The Star, Pir­rama Rd, Pyr­mont 2009. 1300 795 267. www.syd­ney­ $70-$205. Sep 17-Dec 23.


This bloody 1990 mu­si­cal ex­am­ines ev­ery as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt on a US pres­i­dent. Is it stat­ing the ob­vi­ous to say this seems rel­e­vant in 2017? Writ­ten by Stephen Sond­heim (the wordy and dar­ing Broad­way revo­lu­tion­ary be­hind West Side Story, Into the Woods and

Sweeney Todd) with John Wei­d­man, it’s a funny and star­tling jour­ney through Amer­i­can his­tory from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Har­vey Oswald. Bou­tique mu­si­cal hotspot Hayes The­atre has pulled out the big guns (LOL) for the cast, in­clud­ing David Camp­bell, Laura Bunting, Kate Cole, Con­nor Craw­ford, Martin Crewes, Bobby Fox, and Han­nah Fred­er­ick­sen. àHayes The­atre Co, 19 Green­knowe Ave, Potts Point 2011. 02 8065 7337. www.hayesthe­ $59-$78. Sep 15-Oct 14.

My Fair Lady

Dame Julie An­drews’ 60th an­niver­sary pro­duc­tion of the Tony Award-win­ning mu­si­cal, which recre­ates the orig­i­nal 1956 pro­duc­tion in minute de­tail, winds up its encore season at the Capi­tol in Oc­to­ber. ■ àCapi­tol The­atre, 13 Camp­bell St, Hay­mar­ket 2000. 02 9320 5000. www. my­fair­la­dy­mu­si­ $89.90-$289.90. Un­til Oct 8.

My Fair Lady

Es­ther Han­naford will star as Ca­role King

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