Friday, May 4, 2018

There Will Be No Nobel Prize For Literature In 2018 by Artsjournal1

"The Swedish Academy ... announc[ed] Friday that the prize will not be handed out this year, on the grounds that the academy is in no shape to pick a winner after a string of sex abuse alleg…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 08:48AM
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Canadian Tax Agency Reclassifies Artists As Hobbyists, Disallowing Deductions by Artsjournal

"It is the determination of this audit that the taxpayer operates as a personal endeavour (a hobby), not a business," Canadian Revenue Agency said in its Jan. 26, 2018, reassessment letter t…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 12:06PM
Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Canadian Fire Fighting Museum Is Closing After Thirty Years by Artsjournal2

The museum, an hour north of Toronto, sits on ground that has low-level radioactive contamination - and now it is being forced to pack up and leave ... with nowhere to go. "'We thought we ha…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 08:30AM
Monday, March 19, 2018

The Next-Gen Ticket? by Artsjournal

It could be an early sign that the days of the barcode are numbered as technological improvements allow companies to replace them with more secure digital tickets with codes embedded in a fa…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 04:32PM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

After Backlash, Ballet Company Revamps Triple-Bill About 'Woman' Choreographed Only By Men

"The Montreal-based Grands Ballets Canadiens has changed the name and theme of its show Femmes, after women" - and not only women - "criticized the company for commissioning a ballet touted …

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 09:17AM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Loses Two-Thirds Of Its Federal Funding After Harassment Scandal

"A planned increase in federal funding for Soulpepper Theatre has been voted down by the Canada Council for the Arts' board of directors. On Thursday, the council's board voted to rescind an…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 08:31AM
Friday, January 5, 2018

Director Of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Resigns In Wake Of Harassment/Assault Lawsuit

In a statement issued Thursday evening, Albert Schultz said, "While I will continue to vigorously defend myself against the allegations that are being made, I have made this decision in the …

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 09:02AM
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Four Actors Sue Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Over Sexual Harassment And Assault; Company's Chiefs Step Aside

The plaintiffs' suits against the company and its artistic director, Albert Schultz, seek a total of well over $6 million. At the board's direction, Schultz has taken what's being called a l…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 08:47AM
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Scarborough school seeks permission to perform Broadway hit Hamilton - Toronto - CBC News by Errol Nazareth

'By first rehearsal, the students had memorized the entire score,' teacher says

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 01:45PM
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Robin Phillips, former head of Stratford Festival, dead at 73 - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News

Phillips's numerous directing credits included a London production of Long Day's Journey into Night starring Jessica Lange, the Broadway musical Jekyll and Hyde, and a Canadian Opera Company…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 08:07PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Shaw Festival gets bequest based on film rights

The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., has announced an unusual bequest under which it will receive part of the proceeds from the musical and film rights of My Fair Lady, a beloved adaptation of one of Bernard Shaw's plays.

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 05:58PM

Musical theatre director Lloyd Nicholson dies at 57

Lloyd Nicholson, a prominent figure on the West Coast theatre scene, died suddenly Wednesday morning in Ottawa, where he has been overseeing a remount of The Drowsy Chaperone.

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 05:58PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

David Henry Hwang on bringing diversity to theatre - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News

David Henry Hwang, the American playwright of Tony-award winning play M. Butterfly and Chinglish, remains fascinated by cross-cultural identity in his writing. When he first set out to be…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 01:36PM
Saturday, December 17, 2011

Broadway-bound plays test market in Toronto

Canadian theatre marquees have beamed with pre-Broadway buzz in recent months and there are more to come in 2012.

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 09:03AM
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | Q | Jesus Christ Superstar on Q by Jian Ghomeshi

Today, cast members from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's hit production of Jesus Christ Superstar dropped by Studio Q to perform songs from the musical. Stratford's artistic director an…

SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 12:14AM
Sunday, September 16, 2001

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SOURCE: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation at 12:00AM

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