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Alternating between 2000 and 2008, before and after a local factory lays off hundreds for outsourcing, automization and cheaper non-unionized jobs, Nottage’s script is a modern tragedy in …
Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” has proven its deep relevance about job losses that definitely hit home in southern Ontario.
TV veteran can be seen at the Princess of Wales Theatre starting March 29.
Early creation by ‘Come From Away’ team returns to Toronto for a Project Parenthood benefit on Jan. 21.
An expertly designed play and a deeply intense viewing experience, this take on Shakespeare might baffle those who don’t know the play.
Did the queen of all media bust the royal couple out of Buckingham Palace? Of course not, writes Vinay Menon, but some couple are determined, as usual, to blame her anyway.
Eight women tracing their historical legacies and taking it from there.
A middle-aged literature prof and a young, adoring student — we’ve seen this before, but Hannah Moscovitch’s well-executed conventional story has a twist in store.
Comedian Deborah Frances-White says her podcast — coming to the Danforth Music Hall on Sunday — suits a ‘time of revolution.’
Venerable theatre company has made big strides erasing its deficit — now it can make ambitious plans
Monologues illustrating the tension between how we live and what we believe form most of ‘Consumption Patterns,’ opening Jan. 8 as part of the Next Stage festival.
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.
Sometimes the audience needs direction, too, so here’s a guide to the most exciting stage projects coming this winter.
‘That (rebellious) streak got him into trouble wherever he went. That kind of defined him,’ biographer Sharon Stewart says of Dr. Norman Bethune, the subject of an upcoming musical.
Michael Rubinoff has seen the musical he produced, ‘Come From Away,’ make it from Sheridan College in Oakville to Broadway. Can he do it again with ‘Bethune’? The Star followed the c…
From the husband-and-wife creative team of Rob Torr and Stephanie Graham, to the low-fi, hand-painted backdrops, Torrent Productions has as much grassroots neighbourhood charm where the Ross…
Misty Copeland called out the Bolshoi Ballet this month for its racist ‘danse des négrillons.’ The National Ballet of Canada faced its own controversy in 1981 over a dance that offended…
It’s not for lack of talent on the part of the cast, but this North American premiere lacks the production values to do justice to the source material, writes Carly Maga.
Although two and a half hours is long for an entertainment this unsubtle, writes Karen Fricker.
These 10 productions are evidence of the ways in which inspired leadership can result in outstanding creative achievement.
Their neighbourhood was torn down in the ’50s, but David Buchbinder’s production brings the streets back to life.
“Cash Me If You Can,” written, directed and performed Patrick Combs, could use an outside editor.
In taking on a Broadway musical about a cartoon sponge, Tina Landau found a connection to ‘a place where otherness, be it in human form or in theatrical conceit, was embraced,’ she tells…
Everything that the Toronto production does to evoke Newfoundland had to be torn down, packed up and moved to the show’s new home eight or so blocks away. Here’s how they did it.
The new block of tickets will go on sale Monday, Dec. 16.
Some praised leadership for pulling the two plays while others criticized them for pursuing an agenda that they say puts other livelihoods at risk.
The not-so-subtle call for free education for all is a bold and inspired modern update for Robin Hood’s share-the-wealth ethos, especially in a political climate where the provincial gover…
From Ballet Jörgen’s Canadiana take to the National Ballet’s spectacular version, there are Nutcrackers for everyone this holiday season, writes Michael Crabb.
The musical about supposed Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia borrows from other productions, to which it unfavourably compares, writes Ryan Porter.
The Palace Theatre was closing for multi-year renovations, forcing the undersea spectacle to shutter as well.
“At Christmas, our nonnas are the most important figures. They organize everything, they are at the centre,” says actor Danya Buonastella.