Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre

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Tickets are on sale for the US debut for SOULPEPPER, Toronto's largest and most celebrated theatre company, in a four-week engagement Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street in New York City.

A true repertory program of plays, musicals and concert performances, featuring a company of over 65 artists, the festival, entitled SOULPEPPER ON 42nd STREET, will be presented July 1-July 29, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the productions below!

SOULPEPPER's summer season in New York continues the welcome invasion and cross-cultural exchange of Canadian theater from our neighbors to the North, following the success of the Tony-nominated Best Musical Come From Away on Broadway. SOULPEPPER's month-long engagement in NYC coincides with Canada's 150th birthday celebration in 2017, and its productions are all created and performed by some of Canada's finest theater artists.

For tickets, visit www.soulpepper.org or call 888-898-1188. Following, please find listing information for the SOULPEPPER mainstage productions, spotlight productions and concert series!


OF HUMAN BONDAGE

Written by Vern Thiessen, Directed by Albert Schultz and Designed by Erika Connor, Mike Ross, and Lorenzo Savoini.

W. Somerset Maugham's epic tale of lustful obsession and the pursuit of art is adapted for the stage for the first time anywhere. This highly theatrical production is the most awarded show in Toronto history, winning Dora Awards (Toronto's Tony) for Best Production, Best Play, Best Direction, Best Set Design, Best Sound Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Ensemble performance.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Gregory Prest, Sarah Wilson, Raquel Duffy, Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster and Jeff Lilico in OF HUMAN BONDAGE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Gregory Prest and Michelle Monteith in OF HUMAN BONDAGE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Jeff Lilico and Gregory Prest in OF HUMAN BONDAGE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Michelle Monteith and Gregory Prest in OF HUMAN BONDAGE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Oliver Dennis and Gregory Prest in OF HUMAN BONDAGE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Sarah Wilson and Gregory Prest in OF HUMAN BONDAGE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.


KIM'S CONVENIENCE

Written by Ins Choi, Directed by Weyni Mengesha, Designed by Ken Mackenzie, Thomas Ryder Payne, and Lorenzo Savoini.

The most successful new Canadian play of the last decade, Kim's Convenience - set in a family-run Korean variety store - is a hilarious and heartwarming ode to generations of immigrants who have made Canada the country that it is.

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Ins Choi in KIM'S CONVENIENCE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Jean Yoon and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee in KIM'S CONVENIENCE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee in KIM'S CONVENIENCE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee in KIM'S CONVENIENCE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Rosie Simon and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee in KIM'S CONVENIENCE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

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Rosie Simon, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Ronnie Rowe Jr. in KIM'S CONVENIENCE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.


SPOON RIVER

Adapted from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology by Mike Ross and Albert Schultz, Composed by Mike Ross, Directed by Albert Schultz and Designed by Ken Mackenzie.

"Is your soul alive? Then let it feed!" An immersive, life affirming, graveyard musical. In a suspended moment during the burial of one who died too young, the dead come forth and share with us the unfiltered truth of their smalltown existence. Spoon River was named Best Musical by both the Dora Awards (Toronto's Tony) and the Toronto Critics Association.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Brendan Wall, Alana Bridgewater, Richard Lam, Mike Ross and Miranda Mulholland in SPOON RIVER. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Jackie Richardson and the SPOON RIVER ensemble. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Miranda Mulholland in SPOON RIVER. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
The SPOON RIVER ensemble. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre


The SPOON RIVER ensemble. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.


A BRIMFUL OF ASHA

Ravi and Asha Jain

After winning over crowds around the globe, A Brimful of Asha makes its New York City debut. Soulpepper Resident Artist and Baillie Fellow Ravi Jain shares the stage with his real life non-actor mother, Asha, to tell each other's side of Asha's attempt to arrange Ravi's marriage.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Asha Jain and Ravi Jain in A BRIMFUL OF ASHA. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Ravi Jain and Asha Jain in A BRIMFUL OF ASHA. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.


ALLIGATOR PIE

Created and Performed by Ins Choi, Raquel Duffy, Ken Mackenzie, Gregory Prest, and Mike Ross. Poems by Dennis Lee.

Generations of Canadian children have grown up to the poems of Dennis Lee, "Canada's Father Goose"(also known for his lyrics to Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock). Five of those children, now grown-up creators, have made an absolutely delightful award-winning musical that celebrates the written word and the very notion of "play".

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
ALLIGATOR PIE ensemble. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre


The ALLIGATOR PIE ensemble. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre


The ALLIGATOR PIE ensemble. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Gregory Prest, Raquel Duffy, Ins Choi and Ken Mackenzie in ALLIGATOR PIE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Ins Choi and Gregory Prest in ALLIGATOR PIE. Photo by Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.


CAGE

Created and Performed by Diego Matamoros, Lorenzo Savoini, and Richard Feren.

A stage, even the one within our mind, is a cage....that defines, limits, and reveals. Inspired by apes, Zen Buddhism, and the ideas of avant-garde composer John Cage, this experimental meditation on time, space, memory, and the human animal is performed by Soulpepper Founding Member Diego Matamoros and his co-creators and designers.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Diego Matamoros in CAGE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Diego Matamoros in CAGE. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Diego Matamoros in CAGE. Photo by Lorenzo Savoini.

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Concert series artist Albert Schultz. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Concert series artists Andrew Penner and Mike Ross. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
Concert series artists Mike Ross and Andrew Penner. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

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Concert series artists Mike Ross and Jackie Richardson. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.


CRASH

Written and performed by Pamela Mala Sinha.

After the loss of a loved one, a woman must face the shattering memories of a past trauma. CRASH by Pamela Mala Sinha is the fractured unraveling of memory; blending projections, myth, and dance into a riveting narrative about family, faith and love.

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Pamela Mala Sinha in CRASH. Photo by Michael Cooper.



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