All stories by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Jennifer Merchant’s solo Fringe festival show ‘A Whey You A Go? A Jamaican Sojourn’ is an epic story, intimately told by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

As Flo, Flo, Merchant traverses decades to tell a story about immigration, assimilation and family ties.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:46PM
Monday, July 11, 2022

‘9428’ is a young child’s compelling immigration story at this year’s Fringe festival by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

Amin Shirazi’s powerful work, winner of the Fringe’s New Play Prize, is grounded by a sharp directorial vision and a riveting central performance

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:28PM
Friday, July 8, 2022

Paco Erhard holds nothing back in standup act ‘Paco Erhard: Worst. German. Ever’ by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

Covering everything from nationalism, to geopolitics, to German recycling the comedian pushes the envelop and then some

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:32PM
Thursday, July 7, 2022

‘The Boy Who Cried’ is a gripping Fringe fest play about a young camper and his counsellor, and stars a formidable ensemble cast by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

Brad Gira’s 85-minute dark comedy takes risks in form and structure that pay off in this slick production

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:17PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

New musical ‘Dixon Road’ is an extraordinary achievement and exaltation of Toronto’s diasporic communities by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

Fatuma Adar’s semi-autobiographical musical about a Somali refugee family in Toronto is receiving a not-to-be-missed world premiere at the High Park Amphitheatre

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 10:43AM
Saturday, April 9, 2022

Visually arresting and emotionally rich, Emma Donoghue’s ‘Room’ is boldly realized for the stage by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

Though lacking the playful humour of the novel and the propulsive drive of the Oscar-winning movie, the play with music still resonates.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 10:07AM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Award-winning Canadian musical ‘Life After’ heads to Chicago’s Goodman Theatre by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

Britta Johnson’s musical draws on her own life story as a young woman coming to terms with her father’s sudden death.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:32PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Director X’s dance film ‘New Monuments’ reckons with Canada’s colonial past by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

In “New Monuments,” one of the headlining productions at this year’s Luminato Festival Toronto, over 40 artists from 10 dance companies join forces to “re-centre and re-evaluate the …

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:00AM

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Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
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Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards