Tarragon Theatre presents the English-language premiere of Flesh and Other Fragments of Love by the Governor General Award-winning playwright Evelyne de la Cheneliere whose Bashir Lazhar Tarragon produced in 2008. Directed by the theatre's Artistic Director Richard Rose, Tarragon continues its tradition of presenting English premieres of Quebec plays with a translation by Linda Gaboriau. Both a little bit ominous and a little bit magical, this imaginative and surprising take on married life, love and identity opens January 15 and runs to February 16 (with previews from January 7) in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)
Tarragon Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of award-winning Canadian playwright Joan MacLeod's newest play, The Valley, directed by the theatre's Artistic Director, Richard Rose. An expertly woven tale of healing, strangers collide in this moving and subtle work that opens tonight, November 13 and runs to December 15 (previews from November 6) in Tarragon's Mainspace. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Theatre @ York presents a new imagining of Theatre Rusticle's critically-acclaimed The Stronger Variations, inspired by Swedish playwright August Strindberg's 1889 playette, The Stronger. Theatre Rusticle's artistic director Allyson McMackon directs the production, running November 10 to 16 in the Joseph G. Green Studio Theatre at York University. (more...)
Tarragon Theatre presents TheatreRUN's The Double, an hilarious and innovative adaptation of the Fyodor Dostoevsky novella of the same name, created and performed by TheatreRUN Artistic Director Adam Paolozza (who also directs), Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass-player and lyricist of the award-winning Canadian progressive metal band, Protest The Hero) and international actor Viktor Lukawski. A dark comedy about our deepest fears of losing our identity, The Double opens October 23 and runs to November 24 (previews from October 15) in Tarragon's Extraspace. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Barter Theatre has released the results of a major study measuring the theatre's impact on the local economy. The independent study determined that Barter Theatre is responsible for generating $34 million in economic impact and supporting 485 jobs across the economic spectrum. Barter is a non-profit organization with an annual operating budget of just over $6 million, located in historic downtown Abingdon, Virginia. (more...)
Tarragon Theatre launches its 2013-14 season with the Toronto premiere of The Best Brothers, written by award-winning playwright-in-residence Daniel MacIvor. MacIvor along with John Beale recreate the roles they originated in last season's hit Stratford Festival production of this heart-warming and hilarious two-hander. This bittersweet comedy previews opens tonight, September 25 and runs to October 27, 2013 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)
Tarragon Theatre presents TheatreRUN's The Double, an hilarious and innovative adaptation of the Fyodor Dostoevsky novella of the same name, created and performed by TheatreRUN Artistic Director Adam Paolozza (who also directs), Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass-player and lyricist of the award-winning Canadian progressive metal band, Protest The Hero) and international actorViktor Lukawski. A dark comedy about our deepest fears of losing our identity, The Double opens October 23 and runs to November 24 (previews from October 15) in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)
A maverick Chicago cop uncovers a conspiracy that people with immense power will stop at nothing, not even murder, to keep secret. Set up as the killer of his only witness, he must find a way to clear himself and expose the conspiracy, which changes the course of history.
Richard Rose hails from Kokomo, Indiana. Teen dances, basketball and too many greasy French fries were followed with a BA at Wabash College. After a tour of duty fighting the Cold War on the East/West German border, Richard began a long career as a First V.P. with a major investment firm in Chicago, where he did market reports on TV and radio. Richard's wife and true love, Kay, supports his passion for writing, which includes short stories, novels and screenplays. She also keeps him healthy. No more greasy French fries.
'In writing this book I was grateful to have had the assistance of Detective John DeBartolo, Chicago Police Department, Special Victims Unit, retired, who generously helped me with police procedural details,' says Rose. 'I also want to thank actress and model Irene Michaels for serving as our beautiful cover model. The novel is an adaptation of a screenplay that was a top ten finalist in an Illinois/Chicago film screenwriting competition.'
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It's 'Another Op'nin', Another Show' when Barter Theatre raises the curtain on the award-winning Cole Porter musical 'Kiss Me, Kate.' The classic musical begins September 14 on Barter's main stage. (more...)
On September 3, Barter Theatre opens the world premiere play 'Thicker Than Water,' which takes a compelling look at the events leading up to and following one of the most discussed crimes of this century: one that caught the attention of the nation. (more...)
The big buzz this summer has been about Barter Theatre's production of LES MISERABLES. Now, the already epic show will grow to larger-than-life proportions when Barter artists join The Symphony of the Mountains on one stage for two nights only. The Barter/Symphony collaboration will take place at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport, TN, on August 16 and 17 at 7:30pm. This is a very rare chance to hear all the gorgeous and powerful songs of 'Les Mis' backed by a full, professional orchestra. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)
Two familiar faces take the stage at Barter-as you've never seen them before. Richard Rose and Mary Lucy Bivins star in 'The Gin Game,' beginning June 19 at Barter Stage II. This explosive play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978, and Barter's production proves that it is even more relevant today than when it debuted. (more...)
Barter Theatre announced today the recent upgrade of the assistive listening system at main stage. The new system is produced by Listen Technologies and transmits audio through a radio signal to a receiver used by patrons. (more...)
From the first soaring notes to the final triumphant chorus, Barter Theatre's production of 'LES MISERABLES' is a musical experience you won't forget. The cast and production teams are working hard to deliver what is widely considered one of the best musicals of all time. (more...)
Lakeshore Records will release the Antiviral – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 21, 2013. Antiviral was written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg and debuted at Cannes in 2012. E.C. Woodley (Rhinoceros Eyes, The Dark Hours) composed the original score. (more...)
Soulpepper Theatre vet Mike Ross sat down with BWW to talk about his character in 'True West', rehearsing for both 'True West' and 'La Ronde' at the same time, and taking on multiple roles at the Soulpepper Theatre Company. (more...)
Tarragon Theatre presents A Double Bill celebrating the work of acclaimed playwright-in-residence Hannah Moscovitch, with premieres of her plays Little One and Other People's Children. A co-production with Theatre Crisis and Theatre PANIK, A Hannah Moscovitch Double Bill opens February 20 and runs to March 24 (previewing from February 14) in Tarragon Theatre's Extra Space. (more...)
The first day of rehearsal is always exciting for any cast-but the cast of Barter Theatre's 'Half a World Away' is even more eager to get started, because they are working with the playwright herself. (more...)