It was announced this morning that actor, comedian and all-round good guy, Bill Murray, will tour Australasia in November this year. But he won't be emulating Peter Venkman or Carl Spackler or even Steve Zissou — he'll be performing classical spoken and musical works alongside distinguished German–American cellist Jan Vogler.
The show's called New Worlds, which comes from an album of the same name the pair released last year. In it, Murray takes a different turn to how you my have seen him on-screen — he performs vocals to classic American music, and excerpts from American greats like Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Ernest Hemingway. This will be accompanied by classical scores (think Bach, Schubert and Ravel) by Vogel and his ensemble.
The show has so far toured the US and will head to Europe for a few shows in June before making its way to our shores at the end of the year. New World will drop by Wellington's Michael Fowler Centre for one night on November 14, 2018.
Tickets are $99.90 and go on pre-sale at 9am on Wednesday, February 14, then the general public at 9am on Monday, February 19. Find more info here.