Thursday, November 23, 2017

TV vets Nicholas Campbell and Daniel Kash join cast of Jerusalem by Debra Yeo - Staff Reporter

Toronto production opening in February marks return to theatre for Sons of Anarchy star Kim Coates.

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National Ballet’s Nijinsky is a poignant depiction of real-life tragedy by Michael Crabb

Guillaume Côté gives his all as brilliant but tormented Vaslav Nijinsky in John Neumeier’s dance drama.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The strangest night on a Toronto stage this season by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Male comedians including Colin Mochrie and Faisal Butt speak the sometimes intimate words of an unknown playwright.

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Women take centre stage in Netflix’s Old West miniseries Godless by Bill Keveney - Usa Today

Godless is set in La Belle, N.M., a struggling 1880s community populated almost entirely by women after a mining accident claimed nearly all of the men.

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Series She's Gotta Have It is everything everyone is talking about today by Johanna Schneller - Special To The Star

Nola likes sex on her own terms, but that doesn’t give anyone licence to force it on her in Spike Lee’s Netflix show.

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Former Charlie Rose intern says he made her watch sex scene from the movie ‘Secretary’ by Terence Cullen - New York Daily News

Sarah Gordon is the latest woman to accuse the veteran TV newsman of misconduct.

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Donna-Michelle St. Bernard's Cake an expressionistic parable of colonialism by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Play about the uranium trade in Niger stirs feelings mystification, intrigue, outrage and curiosity.

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CraveTV acquires Jason Alexander comedy Hit the Road by Debra Yeo - Staff Reporter

Series stars Seinfeld actor as the patriarch of a dysfunctional family of musicians travelling the country in a bus.

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Three more women accuse Charlie Rose of sexual harassment by The Associated Press

“CBS This Morning” said three women at CBS have reported misconduct by Rose. Two of the women say Rose grabbed them inappropriately, with one saying he also whispered a sexual innuendo. …

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Good Doctor draws an audience by healing our spirits by Johanna Schneller - Special To The Star

The autistic physician on ABC might have been darker on cable, but the emphasis is on his talents and triumphs, not his limitations, writes Johanna Schneller.

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’Tis the season for onstage Christmas Carols by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Shaw Festival and Ross Petty Productions are both tackling the Dickens classic for the first time this year.

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Canadian documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution wins International Emmy Award by Frazier Moore - The Associated Press

Hip-Hop Evolution, which streams on CraveTV, explored the emergence of the musical form from 1970s New York.

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Alexander Skarsgard to star in AMC miniseries The Little Drummer Girl by Debra Yeo - Staff Reporter

True Blood and Big Little Lies star to play Israeli intelligence officer Becker in series based on John le Carré novel.

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CBS, PBS cut ties with Charlie Rose after sexual misconduct allegations by David Bauder - The Associated Press

The actions by CBS and PBS came after both institutions suspended Rose on Monday night. Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a safe, professional workplace.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Marking time with Negan and the Saviors in The Walking Dead by Kelly Lawler - Usa Today

Season 8, Episode 5 stops the momentum dead by looking backward and giving Saviors their own spotlight

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Mudbound and its good writing a welcome addition to Netflix by Johanna Schneller - Special To The Star

It's the kind of midbudget, character-driven fare that’s been elbowed out of theatres by superheroes.

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Della Reese, singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ actress, dies at age 86 by Lynn Elber - The Associated Press

Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma Downey, said in a statement that the actress died peacefully Sunday evening in her home in the Los Angeles area. No further details were included.

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‘Transparent’ star Jeffrey Tambor says sex-harassment allegations mean he can’t continue by Lindsey Bahr - The Associated Press

Emmy-winning actor described a 'politicized atmosphere' on set and added that this is “no longer the job I signed up for four years ago.’

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The Deuce’s story of sex-work riches gives that sinking feeling by Johanna Schneller - Special To The Star

At first it looked like a sexy series that pretended to be a moral one but it now seems it’s the other way around, writes Johanna Schneller.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

‘Three’s Company’ actress Ann Wedgeworth dead at 83 by Karen Matthews - The Associated Press

Wedgeworth, known best for her role as Lana Shields on the TV sitcom ‘Three’s Company’, died Thursday in New York after a long illness.

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Saturday Night Live takes small swipe at former cast member Al Franken by Avi Selk - The Washington Post

It was a brief mention, but SNL didn’t spare the U.S. senator and former comedian, who has been accusing of groping and forcibly kissing a woman.

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Russell Peters lets comedy take a back seat in The Indian Detective by Tony Wong - Television

Blunt Canadian comic riffs on Harvey Weinstein scandal, bullying, the Juno Awards, plus his smart new globe-trotting dramedy, debuting Nov. 23 on CTV.

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A&R Angels a search for meaning in a digital world by David Friend - The Canadian Press

Maiden play by Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene grew out of his frustration with modern life

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Friday, November 17, 2017

George Clooney to return to TV in Catch-22 miniseries by Bill Keveney - Usa Today

Clooney to play Colonel Cathcart in miniseries based on Joseph Heller’s Second World War novel.

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Jeff Ho’s graceful sonata of a play is compelling but confusing: review by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

In trace, complex plot and shifts between times and characters rest solely on actor and musician Ho's shoulders.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

‘Transparent’ writers reportedly planning season without Jeffrey Tambor after allegations by Kate Feldman - New York Daily News

The 73-year-old actor has been accused of “inappropriate behaviour” by former assistant Van Barnes.

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A play about homophobic bullying rings true for a theatregoer who’s experienced it by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

“It is real and it’s sad and it shouldn’t be that way," says Jessica Grey about the show Outside.

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Lot Vekemans’ Poison is a convincing depiction of unimaginable grief: review by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

In Coal Mine production, Ted Dykstra and Fiona Highet exude sad maturity as parents who have lost a child.

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Mr. Shi and His Lover carries the impact of a grand theatrical drama: review by John Terauds - Freelance Entertainment Writer

Fully sung play does remarkable job exploring the inner emotions of its protagonists, who were real-life lovers.

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In the spirit of Lin-Manuel Miranda, a Toronto concert for Puerto Rican relief by Debra Yeo - Staff Reporter

We Are Here Productions stages In the Heights: In Concert, Hamilton creator Miranda's other Tony-winning musical.

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