Australian talent was well and truly in the international spotlight at Broadway’s night of nights this week, as the 74th Tony Awards was held in the Winter Garden Theatre Broadway, New York.
Our warmest congratulations go to esteemed Australian producer Global Creatures who made history with Moulin Rouge! The Musical – the first Australian production to win a Tony for Best Musical, taking out a total of 10 awards from 14 nominations.
And as the only commercial musical currently playing in Australia right now, the cast from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory shone in a special video, joining companies across the world conveying heartfelt messages to the Tony Awards attendees and the global theatre industry.
Here’s the full video starring the principal cast of Charlie and Chocolate Factory, created especially to share the love from Brisbane to Broadway in celebration of theatres around the world starting to shine their lights again.
And for even more feel good theatre vibes check out the enthusiastic messages from performance companies across the globe, including our own Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to the Tony Awards audience.
We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors – our First Nations Peoples – gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland.