All stories by Martin Knelman on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Su Hutchinson joins Canadian Stage by Martin Knelman

She takes over as managing director for departed David Abel.

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Viola Davis of The Help talks about her career by Martin Knelman

Oscar nominee is an actress first no matter what happens on Feb. 26, she tells Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Future of Sony Centre, Massey Hall on the line by Martin Knelman

One may be in line for new owner while other could get an overdue facelift.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Opera season in 2013 in Toronto sees return of Robert Carsen and Atom Egoyen by Martin Knelman

Robert Carsen returns to the Canadian Opera Company, and Atom Egoyen will resculpt his Salome in 2013

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Publishing: How Jack McClelland’s country vanished by Martin Knelman

The story behind publisher Random House, owned by a foreign giant company, acquiring total control of McClelland & Stewart.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

AGO lands Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera show by Martin Knelman

Exhibit, opening Oct. 20, extends gallery’s run of must-see shows.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Knelman: Tantalizing questions for 2012 by Martin Knelman

Cultural queries for 2012: From who paints the queen to the spread of Enron

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rob Ford urged to stop funding Sony Centre by Martin Knelman

The city should find a way to unload the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and stop subsidizing its operations to the tune of more than $1 million a year.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How a historic theatre survived epic battles by Martin Knelman

If there is any theatre on this planet that has had a stormier history, changed its name more often, or been at the centre of more Shakespearean power struggles and epic legal battles than t…

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

A sprightly new troupe and other good news by Martin Knelman

An unusual new theatre troupe, the Groundling Theatre Company, is born, adding cheer to the gloom and doom art scene

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Friday, November 18, 2011

The riveting saga of AGO benefactors by Martin Knelman

The riveting saga of the delicate dance between the Tanenbaums as great benefactors and the AGO

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tanenbaum collection glows at AGO by Martin Knelman

Some have been hidden in storage for years, but finally the wonderful Old Masters collection and sculptures from the Tanenbaums are on display.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Why it won’t be easy to watch the Giller live by Martin Knelman

The live telecast of the wonderful Giller Prize ceremony has been moved to an obscure TV channel few get, eroding the importance of the ceremony to authors.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rob Ford a no-show at Mayor’s Arts Awards lunch by Martin Knelman

Mayor detained by “urgent business” as cultural luminaries gather.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Kastner network pendulum by Martin Knelman

John Kastner earns fifth Emmy nomination for Life With Murder after shifting between networks

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Enjoy Nuit Blanche but beware the axe by Martin Knelman

Could the fate of Nuit Blanche be sealed if Mayor Ford’s proposals go ahead?

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Luminato hires Jorn Weisbrodt by Martin Knelman

New artistic director moving to T.O. with partner Rufus Wainwright.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Arts slashing could derail Toronto economy by Martin Knelman

A letter to Mayor Rob Ford from leading cultural figures warns that cultural cutbacks could set the city economy back 25 years.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Arts leaders support grants by Martin Knelman

Directors, actors, business people and cultural executives rallied Thursday against proposed cuts to Toronto’s arts budget.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

City arts grants at risk by Martin Knelman

10 organizations, including Toronto film fest and National Ballet, try to avert funding cuts.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A film festival sword thrust by Martin Knelman

George Clooney’s new movie The Ides of March skips Telluride, going straight from Venice to Toronto showings.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Kudos for three great art shows in Canada by Martin Knelman

Call it a tale of three cities and a tale of three stunning exhibitions that have been drawing art lovers all summer. As autumn looms, all three are shifting into last-chance mode. But it&rs…

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Friday, July 22, 2011

AGO lands blockbuster Picasso show for 2012 by Martin Knelman

The Art Gallery of Ontario has scored a spectacular coup by securing a blockbuster Picasso retrospective from Paris, the Star has learned.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Changes in the wings for Canadian Stage by Martin Knelman

Is it time to demolish the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and build something better in its place? If so, how could such a costly project be financed? And would the City of Toronto continu…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Knelman: Hugh Jackman mania draws Broadway players to Toronto - by Martin Knelman

Other VIPS of the entertainment world, including producers and Broadway theatre owners, have also made quick trips to this city to catch Jackman’s act — which has quickly attained buzz s…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Knelman: Hugh Jackman mania draws Broadway players to Toronto by Martin Knelman

Suddenly Toronto has become an entertainment hotspot, thanks to Hugh-mania.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The social whirl of Luminato by Martin Knelman

Luminato: Social whirl amid a swirl of arts events

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Comings and goings shake up Toronto’s arts world by Martin Knelman

Comings and goings in high places shake up Toronto's arts firmament.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

An epidemic of box office jitters by Martin Knelman

Many of them prefer not to talk about it in public, but privately, arts people in Toronto who depend on box office have a case of the jitters over sluggish ticket sales.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Song and dance dude Hugh Jackman coming to Toronto by Martin Knelman

Hugh Jackman is much more than his Wolverine character, on stage he’s a song and dance man who can dazzle audiences. And his one-man stage show is now coming to Toronto.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

To Life lights the path from the ghetto to Broadway by Martin Knelman

Once upon a time Toronto had many cabaret shows, often original musical revues. But that was 20 or 30 years ago, and now you can’t come to the cabaret because it has become an endangered s…

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