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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Five playwrights shortlisted for $100K Siminovitch Prize for theatre by The Canadian Press

The Siminovitch Prize, which rotates on a three-year cycle to recognize contributions to different theatrical fields, is this year honouring excellence in playwriting.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

‘Come From Away’ Chinese tour postponed over coronavirus worries by The Canadian Press

The Newfoundland-set musical was slated to open in China this spring.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Walter Learning, a key figure in Canadian theatre, dies at 81 by The Canadian Press

Learning, who died Sunday in Fredericton, was said to have had a profound impact on countless people, organizations, and communities as a writer, actor and director.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Newfoundland-set musical Come From Away to tour China next year by The Canadian Press

Producers say the smash musical will open in Shanghai for a limited engagement in May, with further cities in China to be announced.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Beware of resellers touting ‘Hamilton’ tickets now, says Mirvish by The Canadian Press

Mirvish’s director of sales and marketing says he’d be “very surprised” if any tickets being offered online were real.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tony-winning Canadian choreographer speaks out over U.S. crackdown on illegal immigration by The Canadian Press

Sergio Trujillo said he had never spoken publicly about his own illegal history

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre set stage for Hadestown to become a Tony Awards favourite — quite literally, in fact by The Canadian Press

The set and lighting elements for the hit musical Hadestown, which has earned 14 Tony Award nominations, were partly worked out at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton during a three-week run the…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Karen Kain will revamp Swan Lake for the National Ballet of Canada by The Canadian Press

In her directorial debut, the company’s artistic director will restage the ballet to accentuate the love story at its heart.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Albert Schultz, Leslie Lester re-emerge behind the scenes of Port Hope theatre by The Canadian Press

Husband and wife left Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto after sexual harassment allegations against Schultz.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Come From Away to take show to St. John’s by The Canadian Press

The Toronto production will play eight benefit performances in a concert version in Newfoundland in January.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Robert Lepage’s Kanata to go ahead in Paris this December by The Canadian Press

The controversial play, which explores the relationship between whites and Indigenous peoples, will go ahead after previously being cancelled following content-related criticism.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Robert Lepage cancels controversial Kanata project after co-producers withdraw by The Canadian Press

Lepage and his production company Ex-Machina say they are nixing planned presentations in Paris due to a lack of financial support. The decision comes after criticism over the lack of Indige…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Stratford Festival and actors ‘resilient’ after opening night bomb threat by The Canadian Press

The festival continues with its opening week after The Tempest was postponed on Monday night.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

New theatre company to stage a musical at Toronto’s former Don Jail by The Canadian Press

Stage star Chilina Kennedy announced the launch of Eclipse Theatre Company on Tuesday.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Several Canadians are nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Old Stock by The Canadian Press

Husband and wife Hannah Moscovitch and Christian Barry are nominees for their musical refugee love story, created by Halifax’s 2b theatre.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Toronto’s Dora Awards are going gender neutral by The Canadian Press

The change will take effect for the awards in June 2019, which will mark the 40th anniversary of the Doras, celebrating performing arts in Toronto.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Eric McCormack to return to Stratford Festival in The Fantasticks by The Canadian Press

Will & Grace star will take the stage in October for what’s being called a “special concert version” of the stage institution.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda praises Come From Away’s creators as ‘ruthless with your emotions’ by The Canadian Press

Show’s lack of opportunities for applause are a carefully constructed and ‘incredibly effective’ technique, says Hamilton creator.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Sarah Polley, Mia Kirshner sign letter supporting women suing Soulpepper by The Canadian Press

The letter, dated Monday, calls on Soulpepper’s board of directors to “acknowledge the harm” allegedly suffered by the women.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Canada slaps sanctions on 52 people in Russia, Venezuela and South Sudan by The Canadian Press

The sanctions, which target 52 individuals including Venezuelan President Maduro, are the first to be used under the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act.

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Ontario girl undergoes surgery after eating Halloween candy containing metal object by The Canadian Press

The girl ate a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that contained the metal piece, the source of which remains under investigation.

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Ethics watchdog says only two Liberal ministers held indirect assets without a blind trust by The Canadian Press

The only Liberal cabinet minister who currently holds indirect assets without a blind trust in place is Finance Minister Bill Morneau, conflict of interest commissioner Mary Dawson said.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Soulpepper severs ties with Laszlo Marton after sexual harassment allegations by The Canadian Press

The theatre company says a member of its community went to Soulpepper with the allegations.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Come From Away flies into the black on Broadway by The Canadian Press

Junkyard Dog Productions announced Tuesday that the Tony Award-winning show has recouped its $12-million investment in less than eight months.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Canadian musical Come From Away wins Tony for best director, but Dear Evan Hansen takes top award by The Canadian Press

The people of Newfoundland were celebrated at the Tony Awards but Come From Away fell short in its historic bid to capture Broadway's biggest musical prize

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

‘Come From Away’ helps kick off the Tonys by The Canadian Press

Host Kevin Spacey started the awards show Sunday night with a comedic number involving best musical nominees, including the Canadian show ‘Come From Away.’

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

‘Come From Away’ takes top prize at New York’s Drama Desk Awards by The Canadian Press

The Canadian hit won outstanding musical, while its co-creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein won outstanding book of a musical and Jenn Colella took home the outstanding featured actress awa…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

‘Come From Away’ wins 4 Helen Hayes Awards, including outstanding musical by The Canadian Press

“Come From Away” also received the award for outstanding musical director, outstanding supporting actress in a musical and outstanding ensemble in a musical.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Come From Away scores nine Drama Desk Award nominations by The Canadian Press

Canadian musical about Sept. 11 aftermath also has Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations.

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