Jacqueline "Rock" Bublitz is a Melbourne-based writer who saw a local production of Annie aged 5, and was never quite the same. Since that first transformative experience she has been lucky enough to experience musical theatre all over the world. Many of her favourite productions have played right on her doorstep here in Melbourne, and she loves this about her creative home town. In addition to a day job in media, Rock is currently working on her first novel, 'body, remember', where she shamelessly mines the world of musical theatre for inspiration.
This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre: 10 Questions with Idina Menzel
June 16, 2013
On the eve of her first ever concert tour of Oz, Idina Menzel gives us a peek into her brain on musical theatre. Find out her first musicals crush, the night she'd most like to go back to, and which song she considers the saddest to sing ...
BWW Reviews: GENESIS TO BROADWAY Has A Lofty And Admirable Goal
June 15, 2013
The problem with GENESIS TO BROADWAY is how interesting its proposition is. You find yourself leaning forward, wanting to know more when a particular anecdote is shared, only for it to be replaced by another brief story - like a medley where your favourite song is cut off that moment too soon.
Southern 'Summer' Stages - BWW's Top Picks for the Melbourne Winter!
June 14, 2013
It's that time again! As the temperatures drop here in Melbourne, we find the best ways for Southern Hemisphere theatre lovers to stay warm and entertained. From hit shows to much-loved revivals, through flying visits from a Broadway legend - Melbourne has much to get us through the winter months!
BWW Interviews: Caroline O'Connor Takes Her Turn as Mama Rose in Melbourne
June 14, 2013
It is curtain up in Melbourne for The Production Company as they celebrate their 15th anniversary by welcoming back one of their best and brightest to headline an American classic.
BWW Interviews: Life Has Become a CABARET For Showcase Winner Bradley McCaw
June 11, 2013
Bradley McCaw is the first to admit he was no cabaret aficionado when he started. It was others who recognised the art form might be a perfect fit for this talented performer. The winner of the '2012 Australian Cabaret Showcase' still considered himself primarily an actor and singer back in the early days, fresh off touring the world with the Australian super-group 'The Ten Tenors'.
This Is Your Brain on Theatre - BWW Q&A with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Star Owain Arthur
May 26, 2013
'I'm going to enjoy this acting business!' - Owain Arthur, star of the hit show ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS knew he was in the right business from a young age. In town for the Melbourne season of the smash National Theatre production, we put our 'This is your Brain' questions to him and find out just how he came to that conclusion!
BWW Interviews: Julie Andrews is Practically Perfect on Her First Trip to Australia
May 18, 2013
For so many of us, Julie Andrews loomed large in our childhoods, a constant presence through repeated viewings of those two iconic films, MARY POPPINS, and THE SOUND of MUSIC. In this way, it is hard to believe that it's the first time Julie Andrews has ever actually been on Australian soil. She is so familiar to us, so much a part of the collective childhood experience that one feels like she must have been here before.
BWW Interviews: BWW Australia Chats with Superstar Idina Menzel as She Heads for Oz
May 15, 2013
BroadwayWorld Melbourne catches up with TV, film and Broadway legend Idina Menzel as she prepares to fly into OZ for her Australian debut.
BWW Interviews: MISS DAISY Arrives in Melbourne, Icons in Tow
April 6, 2013
These are the kind of actors who earn spontaneous applause the moment they appear on stage. Though they could tell you a thousand stories about the heyday of Hollywood, and are gracious with fans of their screen work, the three stars of DRIVING MISS DAISY are unequivocal about their first love - the theatre.
BWW Reviews: AND ALL THING RETURN TO NATURE TOMORROW - But Some are Left Behind
March 27, 2013
Can a production where the performers spend half of their time naked on stage have no climax, no peak? The answer, it turns out is a definitive yes.
BWW Reviews: FLESH AND BONE – An Unexpected, Delicious Exploration of Love, Gender and Connection
March 11, 2013
On this unseasonably warm night, in this intimate cave of a performance space, the air will soon be ripe with the pungent smell of tomatoes and longing. It turns out the two go well together, unexpectedly, deliciously, when served up in FLESH AND BONE, the latest piece from KAGE Creative Directors and performers Kate Denborough and Gerard Van Dyck.
This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - 7 Questions with Broadway's Daddy Warbucks, Anthony Warlow
February 18, 2013
We knew we'd have to share Anthony Warlow with American audiences eventually. Perhaps we Aussies should even consider ourselves lucky that we got to keep this man of such immense talent and spirit on our side of the world for as long as we did.
BroadwayWorld Down Under - So Much to Sing and Dance About in 2012!
December 28, 2012
For musical theatre lovers Down Under, 2012 gave us much to sing and dance about. We watched new musicals struggle to find their footing, a 60-year old classic make its triumphant return, and premiered blockbuster hits straight from the West End. In a year where we were spoilt for choice, it took much deliberation for this Broadway baby to narrow it down to a top five for 2012!
This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - 7 Questions with Lucy Durack
December 14, 2012
Lucy Durack won hearts all over Oz with her portrayal of the irrepressible Good Witch, Glinda in the Australian production of WICKED. Currently starring as another irrepressible blonde, Elle Woods in LEGALLY BLONDE, Lucy has given BroadwayWorld a glimpse into her brain on musical theatre ...