Beyond: Circa Contemporary Circus Opera House, until March 16 Brisbane-based Beyond is an incredibly engaging, funny, family-friendly show that had the capacity opening night audience on their feet and cheering.
J.K. Rowling says her crime-writing alter ego Robert Galbraith had respectable sales and two TV adaptation offers before he was exposed as a pseudonym for the Harry Potter novelist, and she wishes she could have kept her identity secret a little longer.
Antonia Prebble is used to being interrupted by the school bell, she hears it every rehearsal. But the 28-year-old TV actress is a professional when dealing with distractions
British soprano Sarah Brightman plans to sing among the stars – literally. The classical soprano hailed for her role as Christine Daae in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London production of Phantom of The Opera will be the first recording artist to make a trip into space, planned for 2015
A tour of the set at Sydney’s Fox Studios during production showed Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will be nothing if not stylish, with a lavishly detailed mansion and the famous pier in the vast sound stages, colourful period cars and beautifully crafted costumes for the cast and hundreds of extras. All suggested the re-creation of 1920s New York will be as impressive as the version of historic Paris in Moulin Rouge, which Luhrmann and his creative partner and wife, designer Catherine Martin, also shot in Sydney
Filming for a mini-series on Christchurch’s quakes has finally come to an end.
CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING Chelsea Light Moving (The Label) Thurston Moore’s on the rebound. And as with all the best rebounds, he’s looking for a bigger-titted, younger, looser model
A US film festival has withdrawn an award given to a British movie about a Gulf War veteran seeking justice after a London court jailed five people for making the movie as part of 2.8 million pound (NZ$5 million) tax scam. Tax inspectors were told that A-listers from Hollywood would be starring in a 19.6 million pound production that would be shot in Britain
The world economy has run into a brick wall. Despite countless warnings in recent years about the need to address a looming hunger crisis in poor countries and a looming energy crisis worldwide, world leaders failed to think ahead.