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Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set to Premiere at TIFF 9/8

Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set to Premiere at TIFF 9/8

After enrapturing theatre goers during it's 2013 New York stage run, legendary theatre and film director Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Frida, Across The Universe, Titus, The Tempest) brings her sumptuous production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to the screen in a unique cinematic theatrical experience.

Teaming with longtime collaborator, Academy-Award winning composer Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Heat, Interview with a Vampire) and acclaimed cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida, Brokeback Mountain), Taymor's original eye for detail and dynamic imagery is fully realized, marrying beautifully with the whimsical flights of fancy of Shakespeare's play.

Featuring stellar performances from actors of the stage, screen and television like David Harewood (Homeland), Max Casella (The Sopranos) and in a revelatory, star-making turn, London theatre stalwart Kathryn Hunter as Puck.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM will have its International premiere on Monday, September 8th at 5:00 p.m. at the Isabel Bader theatre, followed by an onstage discussion between Taymor and veteran film journalist Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood). The press and industry screening will occur one day prior on September 7th at 9:00 PM.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is produced by Lynn Hendee and Ben Latham- Jones' legendary Ealing studios, UK.

For more information on the screening and tickets, visit tiff.net.

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Alan Henry

Alan is a third year undergraduate student at York University, in Toronto. He has had a passion for the performing arts ever since he saw the original production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Alan has eleven years of intensive dance training under his belt, and in 2006 was the Canadian National Ballroom Champion in his age category. As a performer, Alan has been seen on stage at the Bathurst Street Theatre (now the Randolph Theatre), The FLATO Markham Theatre, The Leah Posluns Theatre, The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, and many more.

Alan first started blogging about theatre in 2011 with his now defunct blog, Broadway Toronto. In March 2013, Alan joined the team at BroadwayWorld Toronto and continued his foray into arts journalism. In February of 2014, Alan became the Senior Editor for the Toronto division of BroadwayWorld.com – and since then has expanded the regional coverage to include much of Southern Ontario, as well as many of the smaller professional theatre companies in the city.

A long term theatre fan, Alan is grateful to be a part of the Toronto arts community in any capacity.

“I’m incredibly fortunate that I’ve found a way to be involved with our arts community in the position that I have. The Toronto theatre community is made up of some of the kindest and friendliest people I know – and I look forward to serving the community by continuing the high standard of coverage expected of BroadwayWorld.”

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