Australia’s Top Talent for Twisted Broadway

Twisted Broadway
In less than two weeks, the finest talent in Australia’s Professional Musical Theatre community take to the stage in Twisted Broadway, a charity event for Oz Showbiz Cares / Equity Fights Aids.

On July 18, at the BMW Edge Theatre, Melbourne, Performers from Rock of Ages, Mary Poppins, Wicked, Love Never Dies andNext To Normal will be singing and dancing their way through a spectacular evening of fun, all in the name of charity from 8pm.

Twisted Broadway’s producer, Dan Benge says “The concept [ofTwisted Broadway] is 5 years old. It’s taken from a concert called Broadway Backwards, which is performed in New York. Basciallly it’s singers singing songs originally written for the opposite sex.”

“I thought it was an incredible way to link the entire professional community together. It’s great to be able to get everyone together for a united cause, and it’s equally exciting for the performers to be able to present material which they would never usually have the chance to do, cause the songs aren’t written for their gender”, he said. can confirm the full cast of the evening below (in alphabetical order):

Lisa Adam (Jersey Boys)
Ray Balisoro (The King and I) 
Justin Burford (Rock of Ages)
Francine Cain (Rock of Ages)
Madeline Cain (Jekyll and Hyde)
Gillian Cosgriff (Waitressing, and other things I do well)
Anthony Costanzo (Wicked)
Rachel Dunham (Rock of Ages)
Nicholas Eaton (Mary Poppins)
Michael Falzon (Rock of Ages)
Simon Gleeson (Love Never Dies)
Ed Grey (Spring Awakening, Prodigal)
Stephanie Grigg (Love Never Dies)
Sam Hagen (Rock of Ages)
Melanie Hawkins (Rock of Ages)
Matt Holly (Love Never Dies)
Gareth Keegan (Next to Normal)
Travis Khan (West Side Story)
Josie Lane (Avenue Q)
Melissa Langton (Strange Bedfellows) 
Amy Lehpamer (Rock of Ages)
Sam Ludeman (Xanadu)
Kristy Mackenzie (Love Never Dies)
Matt McFarlane (Love Never Dies)
Ashley Mckenzie (Guys and Dolls)
Turanga Merito (West Side Story)
John O’Hara (Rock of Ages)
Ashleigh Perry (Parkland Avenue)
Josh Piterman (West Side Story, Kismet)
Adam Rennie (Love Never Dies)
Matthew Robinson (Metro Street)
Angela Scundi (Rocky Horror)
Ellen Simpson (Love Never Dies)
David Rogers Smith (Phantom of the Opera)
Liz Stiles (Wicked)
Todd Strike (Love Never Dies)
Christy Sullivan (Next to Normal)
Troy Sussman (Mary Poppins)
VCA Male Ensemble
Drew Weston (Mary Poppins)
Brendan Yeates (Love Never Dies)

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Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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