A Nightclub That Exclusively Plays Musical Theatre Tunes Is Coming To Australia

19 May 2023 | 10:26 am | Mary Varvaris

While musical theatre-themed costumes aren’t mandatory, they are highly encouraged.

Photo of Club Broadway logo

Photo of Club Broadway logo (Source: Supplied)

Club Broadway, the nightclub experience of only playing show tunes to clubbers, has taken over London and New York in recent times. Now, it’s Australia’s turn, with the event kicking off tomorrow (Saturday, 20 May) in Sydney.

The opening night takes place at Gingers, The Oxford, Sydney – drag queen Vybe will perform a special musical number – before returning to the city on Friday, 26 May, in The Basement, The Imperial, Erskineville, where Jacqui Dark will put on a special performance.

Then, it’s Melbourne’s turn: on Sunday, 11 June, Club Broadway hits the Sircuit Bar in Fitzroy, with performers to be announced. The first night in Sydney is sold out, but you can buy tickets for the second night here. Get your tickets for the Melbourne event here.

Club Broadway will return to Sydney this September (date TBA) for Sydney Fringe Festival. Club Broadway is brought by I Remember House (DJ Dan Murphy) and the man who brought us the show tunes singalong Sing Out, Louise (Gary Nunn).

At Club Broadway, attendees can expect to hear Hamilton, Sondheim, Six, Muriel's Wedding, Disney, Smash, Les Mis, Chicago, Rent, Cabaret, Little Shop of Horrors, and many more. Murphy and Nunn promise “no dance remixes”.

To elaborate on that statement, the pair wrote on Instagram last week: “You're going to hear the Original Cast Recordings, and Original Motion Picture Soundtracks from all your favourite musical theatre shows and movies.

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“So all those years practicing every nuance of the performances of Barbra and Idina and Patti and Bernadette and Audra and Chita and Liza are about to pay off!

“All your favourite original showtunes, played at full volume on a proper nightclub system.

“It's basically going to be theatre-nerd heaven, and we can't wait to share it with you.”

Murphy said in a press release, “This'll be a dream come true for anyone who loves a showtune. You'll feel right at home singing and dancing along to the best songs from the musicals. All ages (18+), sexual orientations and singing / dancing abilities welcome!”

While musical theatre-themed costumes aren’t mandatory, they are highly encouraged.