APRA members across Australia have voted to shortlist Come Home (Cardinal Pell) for the 2017 APRA Song of the Year. This is the largest peer-voted music award in Australia.
The Top 20 will now be voted on by a specialist Voting Academy, consisting of previous nominees from the Awards’ 23 year history, with the nominees announced in early March. For more information head to the APRA website.
There’s even an APRA Song of the Year Top 20 playlist on Spotify, which you can listen to for free here or if you use the Spotify app, search for user: apraamcos to find the playlist.
Proceeds from Come Home (Cardinal Pell) continue to be donated to the survivors of clerical abuse. You can buy the song here (as well on other platforms) and you can also purchase the video here
Andy Karl will reprise his much lauded London performance as Phil Connors, a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Caught in a time loop, he’s forced to relive the same day again and again…and again.
Barrett Doss will play Rita Hanson. Joining them are Rebecca Faulkenberry, John Sanders, Andrew Call, Raymond J. Lee, Heather Ayers, Kevin Bernard, Gerard Canonico, Rheaume Crenshaw, Michael Fatica, Katy Geraghty, Camden Gonzales, Jordan Grubb, Taylor Iman Jones, Tari Kelly, Josh Lamon, Joseph Medeiros, Sean Montgomery, William Parry, Jenna Rubaii, Vishal Vaidya, Travis Waldschmidt and Natalie Wisdom.
The further three awards were for: Best Direction of a New Production of a Musical – Matthew Warchus, Best Set Design of a New Production of a Play or Musical – Rob Howell and Best Lighting Design of a New Production of a Play or Musical – Hugh Vanstone.
You’ll find the full list of 2016 BroadwayWorld UK/West End Awards winners here.
Yesterday evening, following a sensational, Tony Award winning run, Matilda The Musical closed on Broadway, but our eponymous hero is off on a NEW US Tour which launches January 12th, 2017!
Matilda opened on Broadway in April 2013, to marvellous reviews and has delighted audiences across a run comprising 1,555 performances, on top of 37 preview performances.
Direct from the Toronto show, Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir share the title role. The principal cast features: Paula Brancati (Miss Honey), Dan Chameroy (Miss Trunchbull), Keisha T. Fraser (Mrs. Phelps), Brandon McGibbon (Mr. Wormwood), and Darcy Stewart (Mrs. Wormwood).
Matilda The Musical has been nominated for Best West End Show in the 2017 Whatsonstage Awards. These awards are nominated by and voted for purely by theatregoers and the ticket-buying public.
Groundhog Day has been nominated in seven categories, including Best New Musical, with Andy Karl up for Best Actor in a Musical, along with: Best Direction – Matthew Warchus Best Choreography – Peter Darling Best Set Design – Rob Howell Best Lighting Design – Hugh Vanstone Best Video Design – Andrzej Goulding
Voting is open until the end of January 2017.Thank you!
Winners will be announced at the Awards Concert on Sunday 19th February 2017 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.