Sweet Success From Folksy Old Cologne – The Age (29/09/94)

Sweet Success From Folksy Old Cologne
News; Arts
John Mangan
29 September 1994
The Age


Composing a hit.


DESPITE some audience-denting lukewarm reviews early on, Peter Shaffer's Amadeus at the Athenaeum gained momentum as the month unfolded, so much so that the season has been extended by at least a week. A tour of Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney next year is also on the cards. With the season now scheduled to run until 9 October, cast and crew expect a few punters flying in early for the festival to catch Barry Otto, Rhys Muldoon and Nadine Garner in full costume. Reg Evans, who plays an Austro-Hungarian gossip-monger, reports that even TV tough guy Gus Mercurio was reduced to tears when he saw the show.


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