All stories by Richard Ouzounian on BroadwayStars

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Kiefer Sutherland talks about filming Forsaken with dad Donald by Richard Ouzounian

The two appear in the same scenes for first time.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:39PM
Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas giving from the Soulpepper 'family' by Richard Ouzounian

Close-knit theatre company, which presents the Soulpepper Family Festival until Jan. 3, plays Secret Santa.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:14AM
Monday, December 14, 2015

From Sept. 11 tragedy, a theatrical triumph by Richard Ouzounian

Come From Away, about Gander, Newfoundland’s response to planes stranded by terrorism attacks, looks bound for Broadway.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:15PM
Friday, December 11, 2015

The Phantom of the Opera offers a half-hearted renovation rather than a fresh new production: Ouzounian by Richard Ouzounian

Richard Ouzounian bids farewell to his 15 years of theatre criticism at the Toronto Star with — what else? — a review of The Phantom of the Opera.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:57PM
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Eric Johnson seeks silver linings in the dark corners of life by Richard Ouzounian

Alberta-born star of The Knick is amazed by how little medicine, and human nature, have changed since 1901.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:09PM
Friday, December 4, 2015

Ross Petty goes out in fine form in Peter Pan in Wonderland: review by Richard Ouzounian

You will laugh a lot thanks to some clever people and the genius of Petty, despite an overly convoluted plot.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:57PM
Thursday, December 3, 2015

This Cinderella has the necessary stardust: review by Richard Ouzounian

Changes to the book in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella don't sit well, but sparkling cast and magical moments make up for that.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:38PM
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Joshua Jackson on being on the other side of The Affair by Richard Ouzounian

“It’s really tough playing the guy who’s being cheated on,” says the still boyish former Dawson’s Creek star.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 09:30AM
Thursday, November 26, 2015

David Fox stars in ‘Upper Canada’ King Lear by Richard Ouzounian

Veteran actor draws on experience of mother's dementia to bring ' unnamed terror' to the stage.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:44PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jacob Two-Two gets a remake and not for the better: review by Richard Ouzounian

Inferior music, murky lighting, and rudimentary set and costumes mar revival by Young People’s Theatre.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:42PM
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Actor Chris Colfer is defying gravity in the book world, too by Richard Ouzounian

Actor behind Glee’s Kurt is now a bestselling author. Adventures From the Land of Stories is out Nov. 24.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:02PM

Paul Gross and Martha Burns shine in ‘Domesticated’ but script falls short by Richard Ouzounian

They never talked like that on Slings and Arrows.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:01AM
Friday, November 20, 2015

Three takes on The Winter's Tale by Richard Ouzounian

Shakespeare play gets Toronto viewings via National Ballet, Kenneth Branagh Theatre and Groundling Theatre.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:00PM
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wormwood turns bitter at its core by Richard Ouzounian

More than a romance, or a story about Ukrainian identity, play is about how mankind destroys itself and what it takes to survive.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:39PM
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

‘Julie’ is . . . romantic, operatic sludge by Richard Ouzounian

The North American premiere loses the hard edges of the original story of sexual repression and class warfare.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:46PM

Heart of Jordan Tannahill’s work on display in Late Company by Richard Ouzounian

Playwright shares background with gay bullying victim in play now on at the Theatre Centre

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:00AM
Monday, November 16, 2015

The up and downsides of a teacher from hell by Richard Ouzounian

Four young actors who portray a savage writing teacher’s victims in Seminar weigh in on whether the Whiplash-style approach helps or hinders.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:57PM
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cynthia Nixon on sex, death and acting by Richard Ouzounian

Actress is known for Sex and the City, but dying has been a theme of some of her other roles, including James White.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 09:00AM

Paul Gross vs. Martha Burns by Richard Ouzounian

Real-life couple have a real-life debate over the fictional characters they play in Domesticated.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:00AM
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Edmond a take-no-prisoners staging of an urban nightmare: review by Richard Ouzounian

As Mamet's white collar anti-hero, Tim Walker literally seems to be losing his soul before our eyes.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:53PM
Friday, November 6, 2015

Diane Keaton channels love and loss in Love the Coopers by Richard Ouzounian

“The moment two people admit the relationship they once had is gone, that’s a really painful and powerful thing.”

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 03:57PM

The Immigrant is well-meaning but boring: review by Richard Ouzounian

With a score that owes a debt to Hallmark Cards and a cloyingly warm-hearted book, musical proves it’s not enough to have a worthy story.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:39PM

Great cast and skilled direction bring power to Banana Boys: review by Richard Ouzounian

This is a very funny show and very touching as well, but you’re going to walk away remembering the anger.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 01:26PM
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Casting revealed for 2016 Shaw Festival season by Richard Ouzounian

Among the highlights, Tara Rosling as Alice in Wonderland, Ben Campbell and Corinne Koslo in Sweeney Todd, Kate Besworth and Charlie Gallant in Our Town

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 06:00AM
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A new crop of Banana Boys at Factory Theatre by Richard Ouzounian

The Asian Canadian actors who star in Leon Aureus's play about identity struggles talk about their experiences.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:30AM

Elementary? Hardly. Arquette miscast as Sherlock Holmes never gets past junior kindergarten by Richard Ouzounian

On the massive Ed Mirvish Theatre stage, it looks like the show is camping out, waiting for the rest of the production to arrive.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:01AM
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Simon and Garfunkel get UnCovered treatment by Richard Ouzounian

Local musical theatre artists interpret their songs in annual Acting Up Stage Company concert, Nov. 3 to 5.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:00PM

Soulpepper unveils first half of 2016 season by Richard Ouzounian

Canadian premiere of Father Comes Home From the Wars and a Blood Wedding set in rural Ontario among highlights.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 11:11AM
Sunday, November 1, 2015

Young Kinky Boots star AJ Bridel brims with big-city confidence by Richard Ouzounian

At just 21, the Kitchener, Ont.-raised performer is a standout in a great cast. She’s come a long way since her earnest turn in the CBC reality show Over the Rainbow.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 12:01AM
Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan on being Maggie by Richard Ouzounian

WARNING: This story contains major spoilers related to Season 6, Episode 3 of The Walking Dead.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 09:00AM
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

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