Helpmann awards: The King And I wins best musical, Sweet Charity, Cate Blanchett among other winners (19 Aug 2014)

ABC Online / AAP 19 August 2014 Theatre stars such as Cate Blanchett shone alongside ambitious operas and musicals of all sizes as Australia’s performance industry took centre stage at the Helpmann Awards. Everyone from Strictly Ballroom director Baz Luhrmann to The King And I star Lisa McCune to Geoffrey Rush turned out to recognise...
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Lisa McCune’s colourful past (18 Aug 2014)

Sue Yeap The West Australian 18 August 2014 Television golden girl Lisa McCune hoped her family history would be colourful when she agreed to take a genealogical journey on the popular Who Do You Think You Are? “I’d rather have a colourful past than anything too beige,” McCune says in the opening scenes after arriving...
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‘My dad would never have been born. We would never be here’: Lisa McCune’s shock at discovering her estranged grandfather attempted suicide years before father’s birth (25 July 2014)

Bianca Soldani The Daily Mail 25 July 2014 Research into her family tree has turned up a confronting home truth for Australian actress Lisa McCune. The King And I star, 43, speaks of her shock on her upcoming episode of SBS’ Who Do You Think You Are when she discovers how close she came to...
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The King and I reigns supreme in Helpmann Award nominations (14 July 2014)

Seanna Cronin The Daily Mercury 14 July 2014 OPERA Australia’s The King and I leads this year’s Helpmann Awards nominations, announced tonight. The lavish production, produced by this year’s JC Williamson Award recipient John Frost, has earned 10 nods including Best Musical and Best Female and Male Actor for stars Lisa McCune and Marty Rhone...
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Stage Whispers Review: The King and I with Lou Diamond Phillips (13 July 2014)

Coral Drouyan Stage Whispers 13 July 2014 Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 11. Directed by Christopher Renshaw. From 12th June, Princess Theatre, Melbourne. “Some shows date quickly, and revivals serve to point out their shortcomings. Others simply grow better with age, their magic beguiling generation after generation. The King and...
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Lou Diamond Phillips set to star in The King And I after US import Jason Scott Lee suffers leg injury (2 July 2014)

The Daily Telegraph 2 July 2014 ACTOR Lou Diamond Phillips has been cast as the lead in John Frost’s Melbourne production The King And I after US import Jason Scott Lee was forced to pull out after sustaining a leg injury. The surprise casting decision was announced yesterday and the La Bamba star will fly...
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