Broadway Returns in Australia

Hear lessons and songs from shows now opening on Australia’s stages. Subscribers can R.S.V.P. here.,

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Every weekday, The Morning newsletter helps millions of readers make sense of the day’s news and ideas. Now, for the first time, join David Leonhardt for a special live edition, created just for subscribers.

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Celebrate the power of poetry to revive and renew us, in a special conversation with bestselling poet Rupi Kaur, whose latest collection of poems, “home body”, came out last fall. She and David will also be reading poems submitted by you.

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The fourth title selected for T Magazine’s book club, “The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith, tells the story of a young American grifter in Italy. Tom Ripley arrives in the fictional town of Mongibello with the assigned task of convincing Dickie Greenleaf, the son of a shipping magnate, to return to the States. Instead, Tom — seduced by the ease with which charming, wealthy Dickie is able to move through life — becomes his constant companion. But Tom’s fondness for and envy of his new friend grow to the point of obsession, and he soon raises the stakes of the confidence game he’s been playing all along.

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Broadway is back, but not in New York: “Hamilton,” “Frozen,” “Come From Away” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” are all safely up and running in Australia, and “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” is starting rehearsals there. Join Times theater reporter Michael Paulson and Sydney bureau chief Damien Cave for an exploration of how the reopening is working, and what it means for New York and the West End.

The cast of “Frozen” will perform “For the First Time in Forever,” from the beaches and streets of Sydney, and the “Come From Away” ensemble will deliver a passionate rendition of the anthemic “Me and the Sky” from “Come From Away,” which we filmed on the stage of Her Majesty’s Theater in Melbourne.

We’ll talk about performance, and protocols, with the Australian stars Jemma Rix, who plays Elsa in “Frozen,” and Gareth Reeves, who plays Harry Potter in “The Cursed Child,” as well as with an American actor, Sharriese Hamilton, who relocated to Australia to find work in “Come From Away.”

And we’ll talk about what it all means with some of the industry’s most innovative producers, including Carmen Pavlovic of “Moulin Rouge!,” Jeffrey Seller of “Hamilton” and Sue Frost of “Come From Away.”

Plus: we’ll hear from Australian theater lovers, some of whom you might recognize, and some of whom are just eager to see a show.

It’s all part of the next episode of Offstage, our series about theatermaking during the pandemic.

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