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Peter Pinne and Peter Wyllie Johnston The Australian Musical From the BeginningPeter Pinne and Peter Wyllie Johnston’s The Australian Musical: From the Beginning is a definitive history of a century of musical theatre in Australia, including behind the scenes stories of achievement and disaster, fully illustrated in colour.

Musical theatre has a special place in the hearts of Australians. Whether it’s The Boy from Oz, Bran Nue Dae or Muriel’s Wedding, we love to see Australian stories on the big stage with all the glamour, energy and vibrancy a musical can offer.

From small amateur performances in the early days, to international achievements, to the new wave of Australian musicals from the 1990s right through to the explosion of creativity in the 21st century, they recount the emotional roller-coaster of successes and disappointments of one of the most demanding art forms.

 


Come From Away: Welcome to the RockCome From Away: Welcome to the Rock – a fully illustrated companion volume to the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, featuring the book and lyrics for the first time in print, backstage stories and the real history behind the show’s events, character design sketches, and songs that ended up on the cutting room floor.

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. On September 11, 2001, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in the provincial town of Gander, Newfoundland.

Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock gives an unprecedented look behind the curtain and demonstrates why the story has touched so many so deeply: Because we come from everywhere, we all come from away.

 


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child The JourneyHarry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated stage productions of the past decade. The play has smashed records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, and captivated audiences night after night.

Now readers are invited behind the scenes to experience the show’s journey to the stage – from the earliest phases of development – to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors together to bring this new part of Harry’s story to life.

With stunning photography, insightful interviews and never-before-seen sketches, notes, candid backstage photos and more, this full-colour deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production, and is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theatre-lovers alike.

 


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