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Come Home (Cardinal Pell) has been nominated for the 2017 APRA Song of the Year! This is the largest peer-voted music award in Australia.

Now in their 35th year, the APRA Music Awards acknowledge and celebrate artistic excellence in contemporary music, honouring songwriters and publishers that have achieved outstanding success in their fields.

Along with Tim and Come Home (Cardinal Pell) in the celebrated Song of the Year category, APRA members have voted for Amy Shark and M-Phazes for Adore, Julia Jacklin for Pool Party, D.D Dumbo for Satan and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds for Skeleton Key.

Here’s Tim talking about the song upon hearing about the nomination:

The full list of awards and nominees can be found here and all of the Song of the Year nominee videos are here.

The 2017 APRA Music Awards will be held at the new International Convention Centre Grand Ballroom in Sydney, on Monday, 3rd April. (more…)

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Andy Karl (Phil Connors) Photo © Manuel Harlan

Andy Karl (Phil Connors)
Photo © Manuel Harlan

Groundhog Day received EIGHT Olivier Award nominations today, including Best New Musical!

The rest of the nominations were in the following categories:

Best Actor in a Musical – Andy Karl
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Andrew Langtree
Best Theatre Choreographer – Peter Darling and Ellen Kane
Best Lighting Design – Hugh Vanstone
Best Costume Design – Rob Howell
Best Set Design – Rob Howell
Best Director – Matthew Warchus

The full list of awards and nominees can be found on the Olivier Awards website here.

The Olivier Awards are now in their 41st year and are the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards, recognising excellence in professional theatre in London.

The winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9th April.

Congratulations to all the cast, crew and creatives!

Groundhog Day enjoyed a critically acclaimed limited run at The Old Vic and begins Broadway performances at the August Wilson Theatre, NYC, on March 16th, with opening night set for Monday, April 17th.


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Composer and lyricist of musicals Groundhog Day and Matilda, Tim is also a pianist, singer, comedian, actor, and – until 2 days ago – a director.

Here’s a message from him:

Hi everyone.

I’ve recently been working in 3 different continents, missing my kids a lot, sleeping too little and not playing piano enough.

And then a couple of days ago, the animated film to which I’ve dedicated the last 4 years of my life was shut down by the new studio execs.

The only way I know how to deal with my impotent fury and sadness is to subject members of the public to the spectacle of me getting drunk and playing ballads.

I suspect I won’t be very funny, I won’t be doing any stand-up, and I might act a bit bitter and spoilt. On the upside, the tickets are as cheap as I could make them, and I might be tempted to buy a round.

Come and drink with me, my friends, and we’ll see what happens.

Love, Tim

Tim Minchin – Getting Drunk and Playing Ballads
Feinstein’s/54 Below – 254 W 54TH ST. CELLAR, NYC 10019
Monday 6th March, 2017, at 9:30pm

All tickets are $30 and available from 54Below.com/tim

There will be a presale to current Club 54 Gold Members on Sunday, March 5th at 12pm.

Tickets will go on general sale Sunday, March 5th at 6pm.

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The Broadway company is spending this weekend in the studio to start recording the new Groundhog Day album for release this spring. Whoop!

The album will be produced by Tim, Chris Nightingale and Michael Croiter.

Groundhog Day begins performances at the August Wilson Theatre, NYC, on March 16th, with opening night set for Monday, April 17th.

Tickets are available from www.groundhogdaymusical.com where you’ll also find more information about the show and full cast details etc, or you can take a look at an earlier blog here.

Masterworks Broadway and Broadway Records are partnering to release the Original Broadway Cast Album.

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The critically-acclaimed Australian Production of Matilda The Musical will premiere at The Civic in Auckland this August for a strictly limited season: Arriving 18th August, 2017 and running until the 22nd October, 2017.

Tickets on sale 3rd April and available here.

Catherine Mallyon, RSC Executive Director, said: “We are thrilled to bring our production of Matilda The Musical to New Zealand and we hope audiences here will take Matilda to their hearts, as they have done in Stratford-upon-Avon, London, the United States of America, Canada and Australia.

The Australian Production of Matilda The Musical is the most awarded musical in Australian theatrical history having scooped a record-breaking 13 Helpmann Awards, winning every possible musical category AND Matilda has just been nominated in all possible categories of Melbourne’s “peer recognised” 2017 Green Room Awards, including Best Musical Theatre Production.

Matilda The Musical was also recognised by Ticketmaster as Best-Selling Musical in the theatrical category and Most Popular Event overall, across all of Ticketmaster’s events over the last 12 months – in the inaugural Ticketmaster TM LEGENDS Awards.

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(Updated 6th April to add dates and ticketing details.)

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