Local News

27th Edition of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival

The Festival opened last week, the bees are buzzing on Saint-Laurent, and the excitement can be felt in the air: IT’S FRINGE TIME. Find out the latest buzz about the shows, news, and get your ticket by visiting the official Fringe Website.


Policy Update: Montreal, Cultural Metropolis 2017-2022 


“The City of Montreal recently concluded consultations for its Cultural Development Project 2017-2022. Thanks to your input, ELAN had a lot to say about the policy in our own brief, which we presented to the Commission responsible for the policy at City Hall on April 6.” Read more.


Latest YES MONTREAL Workshops

By: Yes Montreal

Find out ways to improving your chances to make your art your full time profession. With these amazing workshops offered by YES Montreal, you can learn ways to marketing yourself better and improve your skills. Find the full list here.


A Conversation with Cathy Burns of the Lyric Theatre Singers

By: broadwayworld.com

As Hello Broadway is opening soon in Montreal, Noelle Hannibal (QDF Member/ Producer of In The Wings Promotions) sat with Cathy Burns, co-director. Read the full article here.


National News

Theatre Calgary Announces Stafford Arima as New Artistic Director

By: theatrecalgary.com

“Theatre Calgary’s Board of Directors are thrilled to announce STAFFORD ARIMA as the new Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary. Mr. Arima becomes the 12th Artistic Director in the theatre’s 49-year history. “ Read more.


The Harold Awards Recognize the Misfits of Toronto Theatre

“The Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations have been revealed. The Toronto Theatre Critics Awards have been handed out. And while the Tony Awards are happening soon, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. On June 12, at Tallulah’s Cabaret at Buddies in Bad Times, the Harold Awards will be handed out. Named in honour of the late theatre-going patron and provacateur Harold Kandel, the Harolds are a sort of rabble-rousing alternative to the Dora Awards. The misfits of Toronto theatre are irreverently recognized. To put it another way, Harold heckles Dora.” Read more. 


How Two Married Actors Make It Work On And Off The Stage

By: huffingtonpost.ca

“The commitment needed to make a marriage work is one thing. Staying the course amid the ups and downs of a husband and wife who both are actors is quite another. There are no bi-weekly paycheques. Many days are spent away from each other working on jobs in who knows where. It takes a certain patience. A respect for another’s pursuit.” Read more. 


International News

Miranda Hart’s West End Debut is Just What London Needs Right Now

By: telegraph.co.uk

“This is just what London needs right now. Young girls belting out “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow!” at the tops of their voices, full of life, full of hope, fists clenched, boots stamping in defiance. That, plus the spectacle of Miranda Hart, queen of the feelgood British sitcom, making her West End (and musical) debut in a role outside her plummy-pleasant comfort-zone – horrible NYC orphanage manageress Miss Hannigan. OK, so she’s no Imelda Staunton in waiting, but singing and hoofing (after a fun fashion) she’s a triumph.” Read more.


Infinity Pool and Ignition Festival: this Week’s Best UK Theatre and Dance

By: theguardian.com

“Olesya Arkhypova left her home in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine shortly after the armed conflict broke out in May, 2014. A month later, her father died in the conflict. As the government forces lost control over her home town Makiivka, Arkhypova quit her job at an advertisement company and set out to find a safer place to live. She was several weeks pregnant at the time” Read more.

A Cher Musical is Officially Coming to Broadway

By: travelandleisure.com

“Cher, one of the most prolific entertainers of all time, will soon let fans get a glimpse of what her legendary life is really like with an upcoming Broadway production. According to the New York Post, Rick Elice, the Tony award-winning writer behind “Jersey Boys” and “Peter and the Starcatcher,” wrote Cher’s story in great detail. The play also recruited “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller and “Avenue Q” director Jason Moore to helm the project.” Read more.

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