Stage – NOW Magazine Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:47:47 +0000 Wed, 07 Apr 2021 20:47:47 +0000 en-US Glenn Sumi Review: Alice In Wonderland makes sense of our upside-down world Bad Hats Theatre’s imaginative musical adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic feels both of its time and timeless

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Glenn Sumi 40 at 40: Jean Yoon on Yoko Ono and anti-Asian racism In our series of 40 memorable covers from 40 years, writer/actor Jean Yoon looks back at her play about art, sex and Asian identity

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Glenn Sumi Review: Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! takes the crown Weyni Mengesha-directed work about two Black women in the Royal family couldn’t be more timely

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Glenn Sumi How to satisfy your craving for musicals during lockdown In a new Hot Docs lecture series, Come From Away producer Michael Rubinoff discusses the creation of 11 well-known Broadway shows

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Glenn Sumi Toronto Fringe festival will once again be digital For the second consecutive year, Toronto’s biggest theatre event will be digital only

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Glenn Sumi and Jon Kaplan 40 at 40: Michael Healey on his 22-year-old classic In our series revisiting 40 memorable NOW covers from the past 40 years, Michael Healey talks about his low expectations for future classic The Drawer Boy

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Glenn Sumi Review: The Journey is a magical trip worth taking Scottish illusionist Scott Silven is astonishing in person, but his atmospheric, immersive show even works in a virtual setting

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Charlie Smith Digidance lets Canadians to savour top-tier dance from the comfort of home Four Canadian dance presenters team up to bring large-scale dance productions to a computer screen near you

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Charlie Smith Crystal Pite’s Body And Soul is coming to Canadian screens The Canadian choreographer worked with the Paris Opera Ballet on an ambitious feature film that will debut on February 17

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Glenn Sumi New work imagines a world without white supremacists Ambitious collaboration between Obsidian Theatre and CBC Gem imagines 21 different Black futures

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Glenn Sumi Review: Orestes reflects a brave new digital world Rick Roberts’s take on the Greek tragedy is clever, urgent and of the moment

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Susan G. Cole Christopher Plummer knows a thing or two His ego is as formidable as ever, but the Canadian acting legend is just a big pussy cat

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Glenn Sumi Soulpepper introduces five new Academy members Five exciting artists with eclectic backgrounds join Soulpepper’s prestigious full-time training academy

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Glenn Sumi In memoriam, Deanne Taylor The multifaceted co-founder of VIdeoCabaret and The Hummer Sisters synthesized art, media, politics and satire

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Glenn Sumi 5 new Toronto comedy albums to get you laughing End 2020 on a high note by listening to new albums by some of Toronto’s funniest comics

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Glenn Sumi The Top 10 Toronto stage artists, shows or stories From the legacy of Philip Akin to the hybrid efforts of Factory and Outside the March, here are some stage standouts in an otherwise bleak year

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Glenn Sumi and Richard Trapunski The best virtual holiday events in Toronto Even though live concerts, plays and musicals are cancelled, there are plenty of festive livestreams this season

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Glenn Sumi Review: Acts Of Faith will make you a believer Playwright David Yee, director Nina Lee Aquino and actor Natasha Mumba conjure up stage magic in solo streamed play

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Glenn Sumi Review: A Thousand Ways tries to forge connections Fascinating experiment involving talking on the phone with a stranger makes you think about your inner and outer worlds

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Glenn Sumi What is it like to premiere a Zoom play? Governor General’s Award-winning playwright David Yee is about to find out as he debuts two shows this month

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Kevin Ritchie Princess of Wales Theatre to reopen in November Mirvish’s first pandemic production will be a “socially distanced sound installation” based on José Saramago’s novel Blindness

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Kevin Ritchie Brooke Lynn Hytes tests positive for COVID-19 The Canada’s Drag Race judge is dropping off a tour that is due to hit Toronto’s CityView Drive-In this weekend

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Kevin Ritchie, Richard Trapunski and Glenn Sumi 23 essential fall festivals, concerts and events From a drive-in symphony to livestreamed dance shows, the season is full of cultural events – online and a few IRL

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Julia Mastroianni The NDP is tabling a bill to ban renovictions in Ontario The bill would force stricter regulations and fines on landlords looking to hike rent by evicting tenants illegally

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Glenn Sumi Outside the March offers a season of hope The acclaimed immersive theatre company is exploring what live performance can mean during the pandemic

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Glenn Sumi Why Evalyn Parry is leaving Buddies in Bad Times Outgoing artistic director of queer theatre company had some artistic triumphs and political controveries

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Norman Wilner André Alexis launches the pandemic-inspired audio drama Metamorphosis With Metamorphosis: A Viral Trilogy, the novelist explores a global plague through the audio diaries of three fictional women

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Glenn Sumi Review: Alphonse reminds us of the magic of theatre Toronto’s first live, in-person play deals with loss, freedom and the power of the imagination

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Glenn Sumi Alphonse is the first live in-person play since lockdown Alon Nashman and Kaleb Alexander say play by Scorched author Wajdi Mouawad is perfect for our current moment

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Kevin Ritchie National Ballet of Canada cancels The Nutcracker For the first time since 1955, the National Ballet of Canada will not perform the classic fairy-tale ballet during the holiday season

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