Sunday, March 26, 2017

In searching for the real Godot, a time out from Trump by Ian Brown

Seeking refuge from the tweets of a U.S. President who never betrays doubt about his own singular importance, Ian Brown delves into a many-mirrored theory about Samuel Beckett’s meditation…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

A surplus and high attendance: A standing ovation for Stratford’s success by J. Kelly Nestruck

Artistic and executive directors for the annual festival reach their budget and attendance goal four years after taking the helm

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Mrs Henderson Presents fails to push past its legacy as a British nudes story by J. Kelly Nestruck

The all-male creative team behind the Mirvish production seems flummoxed as to how to explore any of the complexities of the woman-focused plot

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Centaur’s new director Eda Holmes confronts theatre’s role in diverse society by Robert Everett-Green

Audience regeneration is a problem for proscenium arts companies all over North America, but Montreal poses special challenges

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hamilton musical heading to Toronto’s Mirvish in 2019-20 season

Mirvish says it will be a limited engagement

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Magnetic North cancels 2017 festival, shuts down permanently by J. Kelly Nestruck

The Magnetic North Theatre Festival has cancelled its 2017 edition in Ottawa and is shutting down operations permanently due to an accumulated deficit of $224,000

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Jack Charles makes a case for himself in Jack Charles v the Crown by Brad Wheeler

Jack Charles v the Crown is getting its Toronto premiere next week as part of Canadian Stage’s spotlight on Australia series

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Why Not Theatre: the sleeper outfit that will awaken with exciting 10th season by J. Kelly Nestruck

Independent and with no fixed address, Ravi Jain’s company has quietly made its mark on the Canadian scene – and it has a lot on the horizon

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Until the Lions offers intimate dance version of epic poem by Robert Everett-Green

Theatre director Peter Brook and dancer-choreographer Akram Khan distill different episodes from the Mahabharata into presentations lasting not much more than an hour

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Will Come From Away win a Tony? It’s too soon to tell​ by J. Kelly Nestruck

It’s way too early to talk about Come from Away’s prospects at the Tony Awards in June – but let’s do it anyway.

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Will Come From Away win a Tony? Here's its biggest competition by J. Kelly Nestruck

It’s way too early to talk about Come from Away’s prospects at the Tony Awards in June – but let’s do it anyway.

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A City: Greg MacArthur’s thoughtful blurring of fact and fiction by Brad Wheeler

The world-premiering A City is the second in a trilogy of plays inspired by real-life collaborators in three different Canadian cities

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Friday, March 17, 2017

How a Regina theatre community got past mourning to produce an ‘evolution’ by J. Kelly Nestruck

Bad Blood, a chronicle of director Joey Tremblay’s trip through Saskatchewan health care, is also a remembrance of late company founder Michele Sereda

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Canadian Crystal Pite gives pointed look at refugee crisis in London debut of Flight Plan by Martha Schabas

B.C.-born choreographer’s first work for Royal Ballet is a clear and purposeful look at an ongoing humanitarian crisis

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Canadian Crystal Pite gives pointed look at refugee crisis in London debut of Flight Pattern by Martha Schabas

B.C.-born choreographer’s first work for Royal Ballet is a clear and purposeful look at an ongoing humanitarian crisis

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How two Montreal arts companies are paying it forward by Robert Everett-Green

Centre de Création O Vertigo and Les Deux Mondes have become hubs for developing new creative work

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jack Gray: Playwright defended writers’ right to a living wage by Judy Stoffman

As president of the Writer’s Guild of Canada, he fought for screenwriters’ compensation when the industry did not look out for them

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What actor Shawn Doyle is reading and listening to by Brad Wheeler

Veteran Newfoundland actor Shawn Doyle returns to the stage with The Orange Dot

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Canadian musical Come From Away conquers the Broadway critics by J. Kelly Nestruck

The 9/11 themed production has received numerous positive reviews, which increases its chances both of finding financial success and being considered a serious contender for best musical of …

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Theatre Calgary announces new artistic director by Marsha Lederman

Toronto-born Stafford Arima returning from New York to take on Alberta theatre company

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Drabinsky’s Sousatzka return is less a comeback than his chance to prove himself, again by J. Kelly Nestruck

The infamous name attached to upcoming musical Sousatzka reminds people of the corners he cut, not success he may have had

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

National Ballet’s Pinocchio arrives with on-the-nose timing by Martha Schabas

British choreographer Will Tuckett’s interest in the classic tale dates back well before our latest anxiety over the elusiveness of truth

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Michael J. Fox, Martin Short to receive Governor General’s lifetime award by Marsha Lederman

Other laureates include Jean Beaudin, Brigitte Haentjens and Yves Sioui Durand

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Iranian-Canadian director Soheil Parsa on culture, identity and the ageless appeal of theatre by Brad Wheeler

The theatre veteran is currently directing a remount of Dora-winning tragedy Blood Wedding

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National Ballet adds Canadiana as Pinocchio debuts in Toronto by Brad Wheeler

Skylar Campbell will be the main attraction, but look out for some Canadiana at the National Ballet of Canada’s performance

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

TSO's New Creations Festival breaks away from convention by Robert Harris

Saturday’s performances, which kicked off the 8-day festival, demonstrates what happens when the new is allowed into the traditional

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Inside Shen Yun’s delicate dance between politics and the stage by Martha Schabas

The New York performing arts company has been controversial since its inception. But in fact, politics weigh their show down

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Looking ahead at an ambitious season at the National Arts Centre by Robert Harris, J. Kelly Nestruck and Martha Schabas

What's ahead in theatre, dance and music at the National Arts Centre for Canada's sesquicentennial​

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Opéra de Montréal looks to attract new audience with Pink Floyd opera by Robert Everett-Green

Producers are reworking the band's classic album The Wall – but can they really keep the English rock band's fan base coming back to the theatre?​​​

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Alberta Theatre Projects launches ‘urgent’ fundraising campaign by Marsha Lederman

With corporate sponsorship down 77 per cent, Calgary theatre company says its future is under threat

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TSO New Creations Festival co-curator Owen Pallett to deliver eclectic mix by Robert Harris

Pallett believes music expresses social values and politics in subtle, subliminal ways

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