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L’authentique to Present IT’S ABOUT ONE MOMENT: A Jason Robert Brown Revue 3/18

By: broadwayworld.com / Noelle Hannibal

Excerpt: New Montreal company, L’authentique will present IT’S ABOUT ONE MOMENT on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8PM at MC Hall, 3715 ave Lacombe, Montreal, H3T 1M3. This new company was formed to promote and create opportunities for a new generation of professional musical theatre artists in Montreal and Quebec City. Full article here.

 

Centaur Theatre Annouces their 2017-2018 Season

By: centaurtheatre.com

Check out the full brochure of what to expect in Centaur’s new season. From beloved Hockey story to puppet show, this upcoming season promises to be exciting, innovative, and highly entertaining.

 

National News

Does theatre matter? You asked Google – here’s the answer

By: theguardian.com

Excerpt If you’ve asked why theatre matters, there’s every chance you actually work in theatre – and are having the kind of late-night solo Drinks Party of the Soul in which, after a bottle of £4.99 corner-shop wine, you end up searching “why theatre matter”, “work theatre no money” and, eventually, “law conversion cheap free”. On the offchance that isn’t you though, what you probably mean is: why, in a world with HBO and Imax and the Nintendo Switch, do we still need theatre? Hasn’t entertainment sort of naturally evolved from, you know, all that? Full article here.

Broadway-bound musical ‘Come From Away’ among 2017 Canadian theatre highlights

By: 680news.com

Excerpt: TORONTO – The Maple Leaf will be well-represented on Broadway in 2017, as 9/11-inspired musical “Come From Away” joins a roster of homegrown productions and performers in New York’s renowned theatre district. Full article here.

Toronto: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends “Come From Away” last night

By: stage-door.com

Excerpt: They laughed, they cried, they hugged. It was a night to remember on Broadway for hundreds of theatre-goers including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A bevy of political power-players attended a play about Canadians helping stranded American travellers in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Full article here.

 

Toronto: Anglewalk Theatre presents “Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber”

By: stage-door.com

Excerpt: Musical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre re-launches with Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber which runs Thursday March 30 to Saturday April 1 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at theToronto Centre for the Arts. Full article here.

 

London, UK: Finborough Theatre spring-summer season to celebrate Canadian drama

By: stage-door.com

Excerpt: The Finborough Theatre in west London has announced details of its Spring-Summer Season which will feature six premieres and a rediscovery. As part of the Finborough Theatre’s celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday, the season opens with the European premiere of Late Company by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Michael Yale playing for a four week season from 25 April to 20 May 2017. Full article here.

 

International News

Say hello to Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of ‘Hello, Dolly!’

By: latimes.com

Excerpt: Well, hello, Bette! Bette Midler is starring in the Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” and shared a sneak peek of herself in full costume — feathers and all — as iconic matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi on the eve of its first preview. The show debuts at New York’s Shubert Theatre on Wednesday and will open officially on April 20. The production already has sold more than $40 million in advance ticket sales, which broke the record for highest pre-show advance sales of any Broadway production, according to Playbill. Full article here.

Sally Field returns to Broadway in ‘Menagerie’

By: dispatch.com

Excerpt: NEW YORK — Sally Field had a chance to cross “The Glass Menagerie” off her bucket list 13 years ago, but she apparently wasn’t finished with the play. The Emmy- and Oscar-winning actress is again portraying Amanda Wingfield, the fearsome Southern belle at the heart of the Tennessee Williams masterpiece. She took on the role at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in 2004, and is now playing Belle on Broadway. Full article here.

Where to See Broadway’s Original Belle the Night the Movie Opens
By: dailynews.com
Excerpt: Fans of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” may want to consider waiting a day before they see the live-action film when it opens on Friday, March 17. That’s because on the same day they can see Broadway’s original Tony-nominated Belle live on stage in Long Beach. Full article here.

 

Canadian prime minister, Ivanka Trump attend Broadway musical

By: foxnews.com

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — along with first daughter Ivanka Trump as a guest — welcomed a new musical that celebrates Canadian compassion and openness to international travelers following the Sept. 11 attacks. Full article here.

 

Josh Groban & More Broadway Stars Celebrate the LGBTQ Community at ‘Broadway Backwards’

By: billboard.com

Excerpt: Monday night (March 13) at New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre — currently the home of Kinky Boots — love trumped hate (and Trump) at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards, an evening in which Broadway stars perform gender-reversed musical theater numbers. Full article here.

Racism and religion at your dinner table
By: insights.usa.org

Excerpt: A Sydney theatre company wants to take on racism in Australia. And not just racism out there, but racism in our homes. Racism at your dinner table and mine. The Laden Table is being performed at Kings Cross Theatre, Sydney, and director Suzanne Millar shares how Christian, Muslim and Jewish women united to tackle “dinner table racism”. Full article here.

 
>Race and representation:The August Wilson/Robert Brustein Debate
By: brockpress.com

Excerpt: While we have come far in terms of race representations in theatre and film in the past century, we still have a long way to go. This is why the Department of Dramatic Arts at Brock is hosting a reenactment of The 1997 August Wilson/Robert Brustein Debate which discussed the representations of African-American people in theatre. Full article here.

 

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