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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Pennsylvania Avenue
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'An astonishing collaboration of three artists in 2009 led to one of the runaway hits of the Australian theatre year, which stormed the stages of five states. That production was Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith, starring Bernadette Robinson and directed by Simon Phillips.

'Joining forces once again, this same creative team brings us Pennsylvania Avenue, a brilliant new music theatre work featuring a fresh collection of iconic singers, all of whom had a deep connection to the White House – as a performer, a friend or something more intimate.

'Joanna Murray-Smith, writing with Bernadette Robinson’s unique powers of transformation in mind, creates a sparkling narrative that brings show business history to life. Pennsylvania Avenue also sees the long-awaited and much sought-after return of former Artistic Director Simon Phillips to the MTC stage.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • World premiere: 8 November - 20 December 2014 Southbank Theatre, The Sumner.

    Director: Simon Phillips.

    Musical Director: Ian McDonald.

    Set and Costume Designer: Shaun Gorton.

    Lighting Designer: Nick Schlieper.

    Associate Lighting Designer: Christ Twyman.

    Assistant Director: John Kachoyan.

    Cast: Bernadette Robinson.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Review : Pennsylvania Avenue Carol Middleton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 367 2014; (p. 45)

— Review of Pennsylvania Avenue Joanna Murray-Smith , 2014 single work musical theatre
Mimicry Too Sharp to Show Character Depth Chris Boyd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 November 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Pennsylvania Avenue Joanna Murray-Smith , 2014 single work musical theatre
Mimicry Too Sharp to Show Character Depth Chris Boyd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 November 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Pennsylvania Avenue Joanna Murray-Smith , 2014 single work musical theatre
Review : Pennsylvania Avenue Carol Middleton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 367 2014; (p. 45)

— Review of Pennsylvania Avenue Joanna Murray-Smith , 2014 single work musical theatre
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