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.
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
This (slightly over-whelmed!) BroadwayWorld writer from 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 ...
This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - 7 Questions with (Funny Thing!) Mitchell Butel
December 5, 2012
Musical theatre star, Shakespearean actor, AFI nominee and voice of the Playschool theme song. These are just some of the eclectic credits on Mitchell Butel's resume. As A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM heads into its last month in Melbourne we take a peak into Mitchell Butel's brain on musical theatre
BWW Interviews: Normie Rowe Talks About NORMIE the Musical and the Story of Australia's first King of Pop
November 23, 2012
In the 1960's he was Australia's King of Pop. In the 1980's he made musical theatre history when he starred as Jean Valjean in the premiere Australian season of LES MISERABLES. This month a new musical debut celebrates the life and career of the one and only Normie Rowe - a true Australian icon.
This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre – The SOUTH PACIFIC Edition (Part Two!)
November 4, 2012
Here at BroadwayWorld Australia we say 'Happy One Hundred!' to the cast and crew of SOUTH PACIFIC and bring you part two of our catch-up with Daniel Koek, Eddie Perfect and Kate Ceberano (all of whom still sing in the shower!)
This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre – 7 Questions With Lucy Maunder
October 27, 2012
Lucy Maunder won hearts all over Australia in 2011 with her portrayal of the iconic Lara in the world premiere season of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Playing opposite Anthony Warlow as Yuri, Maunder was nominated for both a Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award for her performance in Lucy Simon's new musical based on the famous Russian love story.
This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre – The SOUTH PACIFIC Edition!
October 15, 2012
They are part of the Dream Team - the Australian cast of SOUTH PACIFIC so perfectly composed that their production of Bartlett Sher's Lincoln Center revival brought Oscar Hammerstein's grandson to tears in Sydney, and has since been chosen as the version of the record-breaking stage show to be immortalised on DVD.
This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre - 6 Questions With David Campbell
October 8, 2012
We are used to calling them triple threats - musical theatre performers who can sing, dance and act. But what do you call a guy who does all that and more? High achiever and hard worker are understatements with David Campbell (and he just might be the nicest guy in the business!). Here is a little of his brain on musical theatre ...