April 18th – 24th


LOCAL NEWS


Last Night at the Gayety: A musical ode to Montreal’s Sin City era when striptease star Lili St. Cyr reigned supreme
by MontrealGazette.comgayety

The men who served up Schwartz’s: The Musical a few years back have returned to the Centaur with a look at another Montreal institution catering to basic appetites. 


William Shakespeare gets a Montreal birthday party
by CBC.ca

Repercussion Theatre hosts a bash for the bard.


Le milieu artistique régional se rencontre à Lévis
by LePeupleLevis

Les acteurs du milieu artistique et culturel de la Chaudière-Appalaches se réuniront le 6 mai au Grand Village, dans le secteur Saint-Nicolas, dans le cadre du 7e Grand rendez-vous des arts en Chaudière-Appalaches.


NATIONAL NEWS


Tarragon Announces RBC Emerging Playwright’s Prize Nominees
by BroadwayWorld.com

Tarragon Theatre has announced the six Canadian playwrights nominated for the RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious prizes for new artists. The prize has a value of $8000 and includes a year’s worth of dramaturgical support from Tarragon Theatre, as well as a public reading during the theatre’s annual Play Reading Week. The winner will be announced in May, 2016.


Live theatre staging renaissance in Ottawa
by CBC.ca

The tradition of live theatre is alive and well in Ottawa and showing healthy signs of growth in spite of a multitude of new entertainment choices available to consumers, according to local theatre operators.


Cripping the Arts examines Canadian cultural production through a different lens
by YongeStreetMedia.cacripping the arts

 “We wanted to create an opportunity for cultural producers, both inside and outside of disability arts, to come together and discuss how to curate in an accessible way, the current aesthetic trends in disability arts, and how disability arts is connected to social  justice.”


Let’s fill our arts scenes with diversity of society
by LFPress.com

As a young theatre student, Lorne Cardinal dreamed of performing Shakespearean plays at Ontario’s internationally renowned Stratford Festival. An older actor chuckled at his ambition. Didn’t Cardinal know indigenous actors like himself never got roles for non-aboriginal characters?


Soulpepper commissions new work, plans to expand and tour to New York
by TheGlobeAndMail.com

It’s hard to know where to begin with all the major news Soulpepper revealed publicly on Thursday evening at its annual general meeting. The new $50-million building, the $1.25-million in new commissions … or New York?


All Canadian principal cast in new Mirvish musical Matilda
by TheStar.commatilda

Tim Minchin’s Matilda lyrics, with their sweets, treats and creatures, to be sung by Canadian principal cast in Toronto.

 


Nationwide casting call for the role of Terry Fox in world-premiere Canadian musical
by ExchangeMagazine.com

Drayton Entertainment, one of Canada’s leading arts organizations, announced a nationwide search for the actor to play Canadian hero Terry Fox in the theatre company’s world-premiere of Marathon of Hope: The Musical. The production debuts in October at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse in Waterloo, Ontario.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS


 Comparing the Creative Economies of Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.
by CityLab

The creative economy—which spans arts, culture, media, design, technology, education, health care, and law—is a key economic engine of advanced nations and cities. We already know a good deal about how creative industries stack up within countries. But, until now, a lack of similar data for different countries has made it difficult, if not impossible, to accurately compare the creative economy across nations by industry and city.


O Canada, how can we be like you?
by ArtsHub.com.au

Funding for the arts in Canada is soaring as Australia plateaus. Why are two similar countries treating the arts so differently?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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