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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Between the Acts: Actor Bob Nasmith on reinventing himself yet again by Brad Wheeler

At the storied Cameron House hotel, where he’s lived off and on for 35 years, the actor spoke about cancer, gambling and looking forward, not back.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sophie Letendre: National Ballet of Canada’s scheduling maestro by Brad Wheeler

Nothing at all is being made by the internationally acclaimed ballet company without Letendre doing her thing

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Bob Dylan musical added to Mirvish Productions 2018-19 lineup in Toronto by Brad Wheeler

Girl From the North Country’s North American premiere at the Princess of Wales Theature will be one of the company’s seven-show main subscription package for the year.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Message delivered: Tarragon to premiere long-awaited play by Brad Wheeler

In its 2018-19 season, Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre will premiere Jason Sherman’s long-awaited look at theorist Marshall McLuhan, plus an Inuit epic and a Harlem Duet revival

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Miriam Adams helps resurrect dance hall of fame by Brad Wheeler

Adams is the co-founder of Dance Collection Danse

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Between the Acts: Actress Araby Lockhart prepares for her swan song by Brad Wheeler

The 91-year-old actress will co-star in a fundraising production of Morris Panych’s Vigil in Clarksburg, Ont.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Between the Acts: How choreographer Nova Bhattacharya finds tranquility by Brad Wheeler

The industrious Toronto dancemaker is the subject of a Citadel + Compagnie program this month called Decoding Bharatnatyam

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‘Once the play starts, stand back’: Jerusalem hits Toronto by Brad Wheeler

Sons of Anarchy and Da Vinci’s Inquest stars discuss taking the stage for the provocative British play’s Canadian debut

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Between the Acts: Toronto playwright Kat Sandler on the advantages of wearing two creative hats by Brad Wheeler

Sandler’s whimsical Dora-winning Mustard runs to Jan. 28 at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre; Bang Bang runs Feb. 1 to 18 at Toronto’s Factory Mainspace Theatre

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Obsidian Theatre’s Philip Akin helping young black directors hone their skills by Brad Wheeler

With Obsidian Theatre’s new program, upstart directors will get their own productions – smaller mountings in Toronto back stages with only modest pressure involved

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Vancouver Recital Society’s Leila Getz specializes in discovering young virtuosos by Brad Wheeler

The VRS’s founder and artistic director is a feisty and confident presence on the Vancouver classical-music scene

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Veteran stage manager Chris Porter saves Toronto show by Brad Wheeler

Porter was called upon to step in when an emergency threatened to cancel a preview performance of Grease

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Luminato artistic director Josephine Ridge looks to festival’s future by Brad Wheeler

With the 2017 Luminato under her belt, the Australian arts veteran is beginning to put her long-term stamp on the multi-arts event

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Lesley Nicol to make a mean stage comeback in Annie by Brad Wheeler

Nicol is set to star as the unlikable orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the 40th-anniversary West End production of Annie when the musical makes its way to Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre in …

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

On the road to reconciliation through art by Brad Wheeler

National bus tour showcases more than 50 Indigenous and non-Indigenous literary and musical performers in shows and workshops

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What comedian Charlie Demers is reading, watching and tuned into by Brad Wheeler

The Vancouver funnyman, whose new album is called Fatherland, shares his current obsessions

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A&R Angels is a darkly comic play about heavenly messengers by Brad Wheeler

Broken Social Scene front man Kevin Drew faces the music with a comic fable about career anxiety and the power of song

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hottest tickets in town: Five things to do in Toronto by Brad Wheeler

Chris Rock plays Air Canada Centre, a TSO program for Remembrance Day and more

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Toronto-bred Hannah Fischer is a ballerina on the rise at the National Ballet by Brad Wheeler

Fischer is set to reprise her lead role again as Hermione in Christopher Wheeldon’s balletic interpretation of the Shakespeare play The Winter’s Tale

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Canadian K. Trevor Wilson is one sorry stand-up comedian by Brad Wheeler

The new album from the Canadian stand-up comedian K. Trevor Wilson is Sorry! (A Canadian Album), a collection of bits that reveal the road life of a funny travelling man

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Gord Downie onstage was ‘a dancer of the heart’ by Brad Wheeler

The National Ballet of Canada’s Guillaume Côté discusses the late singer’s moves and use of space over the years

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Actor-playwright Cliff Cardinal leaves audiences breathless by Brad Wheeler

Cardinal’s solo show Huff is a fearless, darkly comic performance

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What actress-playwright Rebecca Northan is watching and reading by Brad Wheeler

It should be no surprise that the latest play from Rebecca Northan involves a murder, because the playwright and actress has been killing it on Toronto stages for years

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dancer-choreographer Michael Caldwell set to unveil full-length debut by Brad Wheeler

For the season launch of the new Citadel + Compagnie dance company, he unveils his first full-length work, Factory

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Stratford Festival honours Eric McCormack’s career with Legacy Award by Brad Wheeler

McCormack was a member of the festival’s acting company from 1985 to 1989

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What comedians Kathleen Madigan and Lewis Black are watching and reading by Brad Wheeler

As they make their way across Canada together on their shared 49th Parallel Tour, the comedians are distinguishable on the tour bus by the way they spend their idle hours

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Comedian Brian Regan on Johnny Carson and being called a 'master' by Brad Wheeler

The 59-year-old stand-up specialist plays Massey Hall on Sept. 8

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hottest tickets in town: Five things to do in Toronto by Brad Wheeler

Catch Julie & The Wrong Guys, a Cirque du Soleil spectacle, Lady Gaga at Air Canada Centre and more

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Review: Second City’s latest offering does comedy like there’s no tomorrow by Brad Wheeler

Short on satire and long on observational humour, Party Today (Panic Tomorrow) does have its amusing moments – but its zingers feel derived from mouldy headlines

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What Soulpepper Theatre’s Mike Ross is watching, listening to and looking forward to by Brad Wheeler

Mike Ross, Soulpepper Theatre’s resident musical maestro, discusses what’s been earning his hallelujahs lately

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Terrance Houle conjures spirits with Ghost Days performance by Brad Wheeler

The interdisciplinary media artist is in Toronto for a weeklong residency for the SummerWorks festival

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