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Monday, June 29, 2020

‘The Brothers Size’ and ‘The Mush Hole’ take five Dora Awards each by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Canadian Opera Company wins four for ‘Rusalka’; ‘Piaf/Dietrich’ is named Best Musical; and ‘Caroline, or Change’ takes the performance awards in the musical theatre category.

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Leading Dora Award nominees include Soulpepper’s ‘The Brothers Size,’ the musical ‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘Marjorie Prime’ from Coal M by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts announces 243 nominations, with winners to be announced June 29.

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Shaw Festival delays performances again until August by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Niagara-on-the-Lake theatre festival takes an incremental approach to cancellations, whereas the Stratford Festival has already suspended the entire season.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Dora Awards ceremony will proceed virtually on June 29 by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Nominees and further details about the Toronto theatre, opera and dance awards will be announced June.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

‘Hamilton’ will return to Toronto, Mirvish tells ticket holders by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The goal is to have the Lin-Manuel Miranda music back onstage in Toronto within 18 months.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020

Mirvish will delay theatre season until January due to COVID-19 pandemic by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

“For the health and safety of all the artists, crew and staff working in our theatres, and for that of our audience, I think it is best to begin our new season … in January of the new ye…

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Toronto production of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ delayed till 2021 by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible to carry out the months of detailed preparations for the Canadian production’s debut in October.

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Mirvish pays tribute to Canadian actor Victor A. Young by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The musical theatre veteran died of cancer on April 8 in Toronto.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Shaw Festival cancels performances until June 30 due to coronavirus pandemic by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Cancellations mean the epic play ‘Mahabharata’ will not be seen in 2020,

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Toronto Fringe Festival cancelled for first time in 32 years due to coronavirus outbreak by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Festival looks for ways to support the theatre artists whose Fringe shows won’t go on, so ‘stay tuned,’ it says.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Mirvish closes its Toronto theatres until June 30 by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

All remaining performances of ‘Hamilton’ are cancelled, with hopes the musical can return to Toronto at a later date.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

National Ballet postpones Karen Kain’s staging of ‘Swan Lake’ by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the new ‘Swan Lake’ has been delayed to June 2021. A new ballet based on Margaret Atwood’s ‘MaddAddam’ books has also been postponed.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Canadian Opera Company cancels the rest of its 2019-20 season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Performances of ‘Aida’ and ‘The Flying Dutchman’ are cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Dora Awards are called off due to COVID-19 pandemic by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The awards for Toronto theatre, dance and opera will be rescheduled for an undetermined future date.

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Toronto’s Luminato Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The annual arts festival will be pushed back to June 2021.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Theatre artists stage 24-hour virtual telethon to provide emergency aid during the COVID-19 outbreak by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

‘Places, Please,’ co-hosted by Michael Rubinoff, will raise donations to emergency aid organization the AFC.

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‘Miss Saigon’ won’t land in Toronto due to the COVID-19 outbreak by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

North American tour of the Vietnam War musical that was to play here in May is cancelled due to the coronavirus.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Mirvish cancels the rest of its Off-Mirvish season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Theatre company says it will reschedule ‘Room’ and ‘Indecent’ when it’s safe to do so.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Margaret Atwood’s ‘MaddAddam’ books to be translated into dance in National Ballet of Canada’s new season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

World premiere of “MADDADDAM” ballet choreographed by Wayne McGregor is set for Nov. 21, 2020.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on show’s staggering success: ‘Nothing prepares you for what happened’ by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Imminent arrival of ‘Hamilton’ in Toronto spurs its proud papa to reflect on its genesis, back when ‘I knew he died in a duel and I knew he was on the $10 bill.’

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Still need ‘Hamilton’ tickets in Toronto? Now there’s a digital lottery by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Forty $10 tickets will be sold for every performance.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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