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Helpmann Awards 2011 – Jonathan Biggins to host – tkts on sale

June 21, 2011toAugust 1, 2011

* SYDNEY

4 July 2011 List of nominations for Helpmann Awards 2011
21 June 2011  Jonathan Biggins to host the  11th Annual Helpmann Awards

  • Tickets on sale to the General Public Tuesday 28 June 2011

Jonathan Biggins, actor, writer, director, political satirist and broadcaster will host the 2011 Helpmann Awards® ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 1 August 2011  as announced by Live Performance Australia announced today.

2011 will see the  11th presentation of the Helpmann Awards® the pinnacle industry event for Australia’s live performance industry, which attracts more than 15 million people to shows across the nation with revenues of more than $A1.1 billion.

Jonathan Biggins has previously hosted the Helpmann Awards® Ceremony and has also won a Helpmann Award® for Best Director for his production of Avenue Q.  Jonathan has worked with all of Australia’s leading theatre companies and for some time was host of the afternoon program on Radio 702.  He has extensive film and television credits and is well known for his writing, both as a journalist and playwright.

Nominees for the 2011 Awards will be announced at a media launch held concurrently in Melbourne and Sydney on Monday 4 July.

The Helpmann Awards® will be broadcast live and exclusive on the arts channel STVDIO for the second time and going out to viewers around the country on channel 132 on FOXTEL and AUSTAR with Red Carpet commencing at 7.30pm and the Ceremony from 8pm.

Tickets go on sale to the general public for this exciting event at 9am on Tuesday 28 June and can be purchased from the Sydney Opera House Box Office 02 9250 7777 or www.sydneyoperahouse.com

www.helpmannawards.com.au  www.stvdio.com.au

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