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Animated animal singalong Sing 2 is now rocking out in cinemas
There’s an all-star voice cast behind this sequel to the 2016 family hit—including U2 frontman Bono.
Singing the praises of the original West Side Story, one of the great films of all time
An eminently rewatchable movie that positively explodes with emotion. Even if you don’t like musicals.
From Cher to Lady Gaga and Alana Haim: great female musicians who rock the big screen
Licorice Pizza’s star isn’t the first woman in music to bring her stage bravado boldly into a big-screen role.
When is Baz Luhrmann’s glittery Elvis biopic coming out in Australia?
The King has entered the building, baby. We can’t wait to see Austin Butler throw on some blue suede shoes.
Spielberg’s West Side Story reboot feels like a simulation from Ready Player One
Spielberg has directed his first musical – an old-fashioned film with dazzling sets and dynamic camerawork.
Aussie audiences now have the magic power to see Encanto in cinemas
Stephanie Beatriz voices the sole member of the Madrigal family who doesn’t have a special ability.
Filled with pretentious theatre kid energy, tick, tick…BOOM! still offers explosive musical moments
Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda is still stuck on legacy, in this passionate musical memoir of Jonathon Larson.
Get back to Yellow Submarine, the Beatles’ tripped-out animated classic
And a one and a two and a three: “Lucy in the sskkkkyyyy with diaaammmonndddsss!”
Australian trailer and release date for romantic musical Cyrano
Peter Dinklage shows off his panache—and pipes!—in this sweeping screen musical.
So may we start? The bonkers musical Annette is now streaming
Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard sing songs penned by Sparks, directed by French auteur Leos Carax.
Diana: The Musical is so tasteless and yet so precious it feels like a cosmic mistake
Yep, it’s a stage musical about Princess Diana. Is it good? Is it even a good idea?
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a family-friendly drag high school musical
From West End to Prime Video, this sugary-sweet musical for all ages is proof that drag has made it mainstream.
Musical phenomenon Dear Evan Hansen will arrive in cinemas later this year
This tearjerking movie musical stars Ben Platt, reprising the Broadway role that won him a Tony.
Trailer and release date for Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello as our fairytale heroine
The pop princess gets royal for real in a subversive update of the fairytale for Prime Video.
Sparks tell us about the birth of their Cannes-winning musical Annette
“We didn’t want this to be sort of a traditional Broadway musical.”
Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul, is now playing in select Australian cinemas
With a big voice and a slew of soulful hits, Aretha Franklin comes to life in this long-awaited biopic.
From vampires to glam-rock Hitler: the 15 all-time weirdest movie musicals
Includes organ-harvesting, vampires, shoes and… snooker?
You’ll never see another movie like one-of-a-kind musical Annette
it’s something of a miracle that Annette exists at all.
Trailer and release date for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story
A new Tony, a new Maria, but all the same swoon-worthy yearning of Leonard Bernstein’s 1960s musical.
Vivo is a colourful Cuban love song, celebrating family and music itself in a major key
Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his usual Broadway flair to this Netflix adventure, and voices its too-cute protagonist to boot.
The animated Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Vivo is about to land on Netflix
One song – and one adorable yellow kinkijou – can change everything in this Netflix family gem.
8 movies arriving in cinemas in August that we’re excited about
Singing puppet babies! Matt Damon with a goatee! Hooked monsters! The Queen of Soul!