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Your Boy Bill Murray Is Playing The Sydney Opera House In November

Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning actor, comedian, writer and vocalist Bill Murray is heading to the Sydney Opera House later in the year to make his concert hall debut, where he’ll perform a magnificent mixture of American greats and European classics with acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler and Friends.

Is there anything he can’t do?

The Show, New Worlds, follows Murray and Vogler’s 2017 record of the same name, blending classical tunes with spoken word from famous American authors like Mark Twain, Earnest Hemingway and Walt Whitman.

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends

Both the record and now stage show owe their existence to pure chance. Murray and Vogler coincidentally ran into each other in an airport security line and got chatting over their mutual love for good music and America’s literary greats.

In a press release, Murray describes the collaboration as “the collision of America and Europe”, which is, in part, reflected in the backgrounds of each of the four performers. “We are from four different continents,” he said. “And when the continents come together, the music moves right across the peninsulas from one to the other. It’s just a short journey from one continent to the other.”

The group will perform two shows, on Friday, November 9, and Saturday, November 10. Pre-sale for New Worlds commences at 9am on Wednesday, February 14. Tickets start at $100 and can be booked online.

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends

How To Get There

  • Fly into Sydney Airport
  • Take the T8 towards City Circle via Museum to Circular Quay
  • Walk 800m (10 minutes)
  • Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney

 

(All images: Peter Rigaud)