Tuesday, February 19, 2019

🔗 STING OPENS UP ABOUT HIS TROUBLED CHILDHOOD, THEATRICAL INSPIRATION AND REFITTING THE LAST...

Stage play by former frontman of The Police revamped before opening for Canadian audience

↗ FLY-ON-THE-WALL PRODUCTION OF OTHELLO IS IN YOUR FACE AND EFFECTIVE

This production of the Bard's tragedy by Shakespeare BASH'd is so intimate you'll want to reach out and touch Desdemona's handkerchief

🔗 WHILE ‘COME FROM AWAY’ TOOK A BREAK, ITS TORONTO CAST VISITED GANDER

While the hit musical Come From Away is set in Gander, N.L., and the airspace above it, some of its cast members had never visited the remote Newfoundland community.

🔗 CATS THE MUSICAL IS COMING BACK TO TORONTO

The musical in all its colourful-costumed glory is making its way across North America and stopping in Toronto for five weeks of grizzled manes and iconic makeup.

🔗 ACTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT JEFF HO EXPLORES HIS CHINESE IDENTITY VIA THE GREEKS

When director Ravi Jain approached Jeff Ho two years ago to play Ophelia in his production Prince Hamlet, it was to address a pressing need: the actor originally cast in the role, Kawa Ada, had broken his leg and rehearsals were soon to start.

TORONTO PRODUCTION OF ‘THE FATHER’ DELAYED AFTER STAR NICHOLAS CAMPBELL GETS FLU

Toronto’s Coal Mine Theatre says the opening of “The Father” will be delayed a week after star Nicholas Campbell was forced to step down due to health concerns.

🔗 NIGHTWOOD THEATRE ANNOUNCES ANDREA DONALDSON AS NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Nightwood Theatre, Canada’s leading feminist theatre company, has chosen the next leader to usher in its 40th anniversary season next year and beyond.

TORONTO DANCE THEATER OFFERS TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE TO FOUNDER, PERSEVERANCE AND STRENGTH IN BLACK COMMUNITY

The 10-dancer work is an examination of what it means to “have the blues.”

LONDON CAME CALLING FOR ACTOR AND PLAYWRIGHT HALEY MCGEE BUT NOW SHE’S BACK IN...

As her acting career gained momentum in Toronto, McGee was also writing and developing solo plays. After performing them at the Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland, the lure of Europe’s performing arts industry wooed her as it has many Canadian theatre artists before her

ALANIS MORISSETTE’S JAGGED LITTLE PILL MUSICAL HEADING TO BROADWAY

“Jagged Little Pill” played the American Repertory Theater last summer. It’s directed by Diane Paulus and has an original story by Diablo Cody, who wrote “Juno.”

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