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This year’s opening is a welcome return for a workforce that was particularly hard-hit during the pandemic.
The company has revived its hit 1995 show, “The Cold War — Part One,” one of Michael Hollingsworth’s epic series of plays lampooning Canadian history.
The play presents “Black women in a way that I hadn’t seen them portrayed onstage before,” says director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu.
The play’s title refers to the school-to-prison pipeline, the policies and procedures that send a disproportionate number of Black students toward the criminal justice system.
Soheil Parsa is directing Beatriz Pizano in the play by Federico Garcia Lorca, about a domineering matriarch who essentially puts her five adult daughters under house arrest after the death …
“I love this world,” says Luke Kimball, who plays Albus Potter. “Cursed Child” “takes a skill set unlike anything I’ve done,” says Fiona Reid, who plays Professor McGonagall an…
At long last, the musical “Room” has opened at the Grand Theatre in London, Ont. It will play at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre April 5-May 8.
Drives to Sudbury and a visit to a Nebraskan retirement home, where some of the residents were passionate about the quints, fuelled Alain Doom’s “Le Club des éphémères.”
Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” play was written in 1897 — long before the internet — but there are resonances with catfishing, say key creatives involved in a production now…
Jewelle Blackman has been the understudy for Persephone since the show returned from COVID-19 hiatus last September; she takes over the role April 5.
“I just wanted to offer something of what I’d learned,” says the director, writer and artistic director about “Other People,” playing at Canadian Stage.
“The youth are the best, they’re going to take over the world,” Makambe K Simamba says. She thinks of her show as “a prayer for Black life.”
Buddies has been in a process of organizational review and transformation since the summer of 2020, involving two outside consultants and a third-party review committee
The American playwright and Canadian director André Sills on bringing “Gloria” to Toronto for its Canadian debut.
Bright new initiatives helped chase off the darkness of the pandemic that was responsible for over $900 million in losses in performing arts during COVID’S first year
Two board members will stay on temporarily in an administrative capacity during a transitional period in which Buddies will rebuild the board.
Yes, they’d rather play in person, but creators of three of the nine shows are happy to share their work digitally around the world.
“I’ve had a lot of openings in my life and this is probably the most overwhelming experience,” says actor Lisa Horner.
Huntley from England and Brampton’s Crawford play side by side in the show, currently running till Jan. 2 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
The excellent cast dig deep into the songs; the band rocks hard and the choreography offers physical expression of the intense, shifting emotions.
“The most important thing that he taught us was never underestimate your audience. If you don’t do your best they’ll know.”
The production that hit Toronto this week — making headlines over the arrest of its lead actor in the Capitol riot — is meant to be as much rock gig as stage musical, giving audiences th…
“If we were grateful to them before, now we’re indebted,” says Coal Mine co-founder Diana Bentley. The tiny Danforth theatre returns with a half season of two highly acclaimed plays.
“Come From Away” stage manager stepped into a “time capsule” his first time back in the theatre since March 13, 2020. Shaw Festival performers cried when they played “Irving Berlin…
Canadian actor Trevor White is ‘nervous but thrilled’ to portray an adult Harry Potter in the blockbuster play that picks up nearly two decades from where J.K. Rowling’s books left off…
‘As a piece of art this play will do its job to educate people,’ says lead actor Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah. The play is set during the G20 protests of 2010 when police kettled hundreds o…
‘She’s this great unifier,’ says Fiona Sauder. The concert will use the ‘connective tissue’ of Parton’s music to help audiences celebrate being together again.
For Akosua Amo-Adem, it’s about being a Ghana-born Canadian, which she explores through standup comedy. Cheyenne Scott and Qasim Khan also perform in ‘The Home Project.’
Toronto venue that started out as the Pantages in 1920 will now be the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Blake served as a youth advocate this summer on the Stratford Festival’s “R+J,” an adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.” Her role included helping 14-year-old Eponine Lee as Juliet eng…
Both festivals are staging productions this summer in which the N-word is used. To some Black theatre artists, removing the word isn’t a solution: ‘If you decide to cut that term, you de…