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Friday, October 30, 2015

Gord Rand's painful new play stings you three times: review by Richard Ouzounian

‘The Trouble with Mr. Adams’ tells the story of a middle-aged man clutching desperately to his fantasies, hurting a lot of people along the way.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:46PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Stratford Festival reveals casts for big 2016 shows by Richard Ouzounian

Up and coming stars will appear alongside stage veterans in A Little Night Music, Shakespeare in Love and A Chorus Line.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:00AM
Monday, October 26, 2015

Playwright Gord Rand takes on the midlife crisis by Richard Ouzounian

‘I like to write stuff that I’m afraid of,’ says the writer of The Trouble with Mr. Adams, premiering at the Tarragon Theatre.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:30PM
Sunday, October 25, 2015

A smart, wacky take on marriage, courtesy of improv duo Baram and Snieckus by Richard Ouzounian

Pair's repertoire is on full display in their first entry into “legit” theatre, an intimate comedy one would expect from a married couple.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:01AM
Friday, October 23, 2015

Christopher Plummer and Dean Norris remember a terrifying scene by Richard Ouzounian

Legendary Canadian actor and former Breaking Bad star are opponents in Atom Egoyan’s Nazi-hunting drama Remember.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:48PM

David Arquette plays ‘honest’ hero Sherlock Holmes by Richard Ouzounian

Actor known for Scream movies took stage role to challenge himself.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:46PM

An Armide fit for Toronto and Versailles: review by Richard Ouzounian

Opera Atelier cast and creative team combine to create magic in divine Jean-Baptiste Lully work, on until Oct. 31 at Elgin.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:22PM
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Female playwrights are doing it for themselves by Richard Ouzounian

Sophia Fabiilli's The Philanderess, a gender reversal of Shaw's The Philanderer, at Second City Theatre Oct. 22 and 25.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:00AM
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Baram and Snieckus are the city’s most laughable couple by Richard Ouzounian

Married comedy duo commit to a theatrical run at Theatre Passe Muraille.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:30PM

The singular saga of Pyramus and Thisbe: review by Richard Ouzounian

COC’s latest production is not a conventional night at the opera, but its rewards are considerable.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:01AM
Friday, October 16, 2015

Arsenio Hall on Trump, Thicke and his former talk show by Richard Ouzounian

"I loved what I did," comedian says of Arsenio Hall Show. He appears at Richmond Hill Centre on Oct. 22.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:26PM
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Lisa Dwan is brilliant in Beckett Trilogy: review by Richard Ouzounian

It's impossible to envision anyone finding as many shades of meaning in this sonata of memory as Dwan.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 09:00PM
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

La Traviata like you've never seen it before: review by Richard Ouzounian

Cast is magnificent and Arin Arbus stages splendidly in COC production on at Four Seasons Centre till Nov. 6.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:31PM
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

For the love of Downton Abbey by Richard Ouzounian

Luke Kempner says his hit spoof of the British series is the work of a fan.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:26PM
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Motown the Musical gloriously revives hit-making era: review by Richard Ouzounian

The cast shines, especially Josh Tower as Berry Gordy, who created Motown Records from nothing and took it to phenomenal heights.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 10:30AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Five things to know about Marat/Sade by Richard Ouzounian

Soulpepper presents 1963 'masterpiece' that combines an insane asylum, the French Revolution and the Marquis de Sade.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:00AM
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Glut of music overwhelms Soulpepper’s new Marat/Sade: review by Richard Ouzounian

Mike Ross’ songs are all highly melodic, terribly inventive and superbly performed, but they leave no space for a much needed sense of danger.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:46PM
Friday, September 18, 2015

Berry Gordy on the five most important songs of his career by Richard Ouzounian

As Motown the Musical opens in T.O., Gordy talks Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:51PM

Trevor Noah, sharing himself with the world by Richard Ouzounian

At his Toronto JFL42 performance and two days later on The Daily Show, Trevor Noah plans to be himself.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:45PM
Thursday, September 17, 2015

Christopher Abbott earns praise for James White by Richard Ouzounian

Actor known as Charlie on Girls plays difficult character in film, which is showing at TIFF.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:00PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Who should star in Disney's Mary Poppins remake? by Richard Ouzounian

We have a few good ideas — and a few bad ones too.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:51PM
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Five blind dates with Rebecca Northan by Richard Ouzounian

The star of the popular theatre show shares her impressions of her first five "dates" this time around, at Toronto's Tarragon Theatre.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:43PM
Friday, September 11, 2015

Kenneth Branagh opts for a simpler path — onstage and onscreen by Richard Ouzounian

As acclaimed actor, writer and director matures, he now prefers to let stories tell themselves, as he did with his latest hit film, Cinderella.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:01AM
Friday, September 4, 2015

Big Plans will delight, amuse and even horrify you: review by Richard Ouzounian

Andy Trithardt and Daniel Pagett take bold chances in Jeremy Taylor's black comedy, ably directed by Kat Sandler.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:07AM

Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford returns with new film and TV miniseries by Richard Ouzounian

The actor who played Nate Archibald in Gossip Girl returns with his latest movie, Mountain Men, and new TV miniseries Blood and Oil.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 07:00AM
Thursday, September 3, 2015

The truth about Gillian Anderson by Richard Ouzounian

Actress has plenty of projects to talk about at Fan Expo Canada, between Hannibal, The X-Files and The Fall.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:09PM

Time to mothball Varekai: Review by Richard Ouzounian

Wow factor we've come to expect from Cirque du Soleil sadly missing in this 13-year-old show.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:01AM
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Chandler Riggs on being Carl in The Walking Dead by Richard Ouzounian

“It doesn’t surprise me anymore when characters die. We all have to be ready to die.”

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 02:31PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stratford Festival has its Shakespeare and Viola by Richard Ouzounian

Luke Humphrey and Shannon Taylor to play the lovers in North American stage preview of Shakespeare in Love.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:56PM

The magic of Cirque du Soleil extends to its performers by Richard Ouzounian

Emily McCarthy, a gymnast in Varekai, in Toronto Sept. 2 to 6, loves everything about being part of Cirque.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:01AM
Friday, August 28, 2015

Ben Kingsley digs deep into character for Learning to Drive by Richard Ouzounian

Actor describes how he brought the same resonance to a seemingly simple New York cab driver as he did to the infinitely complicated Gandhi.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:00PM

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Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
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