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Friday, November 15, 2019

A Toronto play about climate change fits the bill for an ecologically conscious U.K. theatre by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Alanna Mitchell’s ‘Sea Sick’ will be seen at London’s National Theatre in 2020.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:00AM
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Andrea Martin will receive the 2019 Stratford Festival Legacy Award by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The Emmy and Tony winner spent at season at the festival in 1978.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:28PM
Friday, August 16, 2019

Stratford Festival’s Coriolanus and The Tempest will air on CBC by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The Robert Lepage-directed Coriolanus made theatre best-of lists for 2018 while Martha Henry earned praise for playing Prospero in The Tempest.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:44PM
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Colm Feore will reopen the Stratford Festival’s Tom Patterson Theatre Centre as Richard III by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The Shakespeare play is a highlight of the 2020 season, which also includes a reimagined Chicago, directed and choreographed by Donna Feore.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:00AM
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Shaw Festival will stage classic musical Gypsy as part of its 2020 season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

New season will also include one play by Bernard Shaw, the comedy The Devil’s Disciple.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:36PM
Monday, July 29, 2019

The Office! A Musical Parody begins its tour in Toronto by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Creators Bob McSmith and Tobly McSmith say you don’t have to be a fan of the TV show The Office to enjoy the musical theatre version.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:00AM
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Fall for Dance North announces its fifth season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Festival commissions three works from street dance choreographer Caroline “Lady C” Fraser, Montreal’s Anne Plamondon and Ojibway choreographer Cody Berry.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:08PM
Friday, June 14, 2019

Who’s the man behind Toronto’s Dear Evan Hansen by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Robert Markus goes for a walk with Debra Yeo and talks about getting the ‘behemoth of a role’ and the Stratford Festival show that kindled his love of musical theatre.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 07:35PM
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Here’s who is nominated for Dora Mavor Moore Awards this year by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Canadian Opera Company and Soulpepper have the most nominations overall as the Doras celebrate their 40th anniversary and introduce gender neutral performance awards.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:26PM
Sunday, April 28, 2019

Festival Players of Prince Edward County and Wellington Water Week team for summer season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The theatre festival will present the arts and music festival programmed by the Canadian Opera Company’s Johannes Debus.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:11PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen extends Toronto run to Sept. 29 by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

A new block of tickets is on sale for the Tony Award-winning musical.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:00AM
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Actors playing the Ramones love bringing the characters — not the songs — to life by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Performers delve into legendary band’s tensions, worsened by Phil Spector’s manipulations, for new play Four Chords and a Gun.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 10:00AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

We Will Rock You will rock again thanks to the film Bohemian Rhapsody by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Annerin Productions revives the musical featuring the music of Queen for a North American tour.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:49PM

Measha Brueggergosman returns to Elettra, 11 years, one divorce and two kids later by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Soprano says there are very few roles she’s done twice, but Elettra in Opera Atelier’s Idomeneo is one of them.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:00AM
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Stratford Festival extends Antoni Cimolino’s contract as festival reports sixth straight surplus by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

In 2018, the festival made a $1.9-million surplus and earned its highest ticket revenue in 10 years, in part due to the popularity of The Rocky Horror Show.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:23PM
Monday, March 25, 2019

New Hannah Moscovitch play part of ‘ambitious’ Tarragon Theatre season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The 2019-20 season features nine world premieres, including new works from Kat Sandler, Jason Sherman, Anosh Irani, Ellie Moon and Kenneth T Williams.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:01PM
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Britta Johnson’s Life After gets a San Diego run by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Musical about a teenager dealing with her father’s death is at the Old Globe Theatre in the first U.S. production of Johnson’s work.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:11PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Come from Away has a leading nine nominations for Britain’s Olivier Awards by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The Canadian-made musical about the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks in Newfoundland is tied for most nominations with Sondheim’s Company.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:55PM

Four Chords and a Gun, John Ross Bowie’s play about the Ramones and Phil Spector, comes to Toronto by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The play by Ramones fan and Big Bang Theory actor Bowie makes its Canadian debut April 2. And no, it’s not a musical.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:00AM
Monday, February 18, 2019

Tyler Gledhill and Edwin Huizinga let their creativity take flight for Opera Atelier by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The dancer and violinist have co-created new work for Atelier’s The Angel Speaks, debuting Feb. 21 at the Royal Ontario Museum.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:27PM
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Karen Kain will be the first Canadian to receive the highest honour of the Royal Academy of Dance by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Academy will given Kain its Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award for her 50 years with the National Ballet of Canada, making her the first recipient outside the U.K.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:11PM
Monday, January 28, 2019

Sherrie Johnson joins Crow’s Theatre as executive director by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The co-founder with Daniel MacIvor of da da kamera was most recently part of the leadership of Canadian Stage.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:08PM
Friday, December 21, 2018

Fiona Reid, Sara Farb to take flight with Harry Potter on Broadway by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Harry is a dad now, with a son who is best friends with the son of Potter’s nemesis, Draco Malfoy

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 09:46PM
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

National Ballet of Canada’s Guillaume Côté will become first Quebec artist to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Côté will perform Romeo in Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet, a role he originated for the Canadian company.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:05PM
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Come From Away gets an extra nine weeks at the Elgin Theatre by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Tickets for new performances of the beloved Canadian musical go on sale Nov. 24.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:38PM
Monday, November 12, 2018

New dance show Grand Finale brings humour to the apocalypse by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Creator Hofesh Shechter sees humanity’s end coming within a century, but new work coming to the Bluma Appel theatre this week is, he says, full of communion.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:30PM
Friday, November 2, 2018

National Ballet of Canada announces its ninth operating surplus in a row by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Season that included the Norman McLaren ballet Frame by Frame and the company’s return to Paris ended $257,000 in the black.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:14PM
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Toronto theatre company and CBC partner on play podcasts by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

PlayME’s recordings of Canadian plays will be included in the new season of CBC Podcasts.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 10:00AM
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Stratford Festival extends The Rocky Horror Show to Dec. 2 by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Extension of 1973 cult rock musical marks the latest date that a show has run at the theatre festival.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:29PM
Monday, October 22, 2018

Toronto Star theatre critic Karen Fricker wins a Nathan Cohen Award by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Fricker is honoured in the short category for a review of a Soulpepper production of Hosanna.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:29PM

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