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BWW Review: Fiona Reid Shines in THE AUDIENCE
by Alan Henry - Jan 20, 2017

Fans of The Crown on Netflix will love The Audience. In fact, they share the same writer (Peter Morgan wrote the Netflix series and is the playwright) though the projects are separated by a few years of development. In fact, some of the dialogue from the Netflix show is clearly lifted from the play.

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre.

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre.

BWW Review: GALAVANT's Renaissance Comedy Troop is Even Better in Season 2
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 3, 2016

No one is ever going to confuse ABC's medieval song and dance event GALAVANT for top-notch musical comedy, but after a promising, yet uneven, first season, this delightfully silly show has hit its stride in Season 2 capitalizing on what made it a modest, surprise success in 2015. The second season, which premieres tonight at 8:00pm ET, seems to have found a far more consistent sense of humor allowing it to fully realize the RIDICULOUSNESS that each character and actor is capable of bringing to the table. For the next five weeks, ABC will air two 30-minute episodes every Sunday, each featuring original songs by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. While this is not exactly the typical Sunday night prestige programming, it is a delightful diversion before TV gets back to being serious for February Sweeps.

BWW Review: 'AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE' Gets Lost in Translation
by Catherine Kustanczy - Sep 27, 2014

Henrik Ibsen's 1882 play An Enemy of the People is a powerful examination of the difficult and disturbing relationship between truth and power. It examines what happens to a scientist, Dr. Stockmann, and his family when he exposes ugly truths about health concerns related to the economically-vital baths in his town, and the social, political, and familial ramifications involved in his decision to stand by his work.

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon and Theatre Smash's THE UGLY ONE
by Diana Heisroth - Jan 13, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, in co-production with Theatre Smash, proudly presents the award-winning The Ugly One, a razor sharp satire about image, identity and getting ahead in today's superficial, consumerist culture by Marius von Mayenburg, one of Germany's hottest playwrights. This acclaimed production opens January 14 and runs to February 16, 2014 (with previews from January 8) in Tarragon's Extraspace. 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.

Tarragon & Theatre Smash to Stage THE UGLY ONE, 1/14-2/16
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 10, 2013

Tarragon Theatre in co-production with Theatre Smash proudly presents the award-winning The Ugly One, a razor sharp satire about image, identity and getting ahead in today's superficial, consumerist culture by Marius von Mayenburg, one of Germany's hottest playwrights. This acclaimed production opens January 14 and runs to February 16, 2014 (with previews from January 8) in Tarragon's Extraspace. 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.

Canadian Stage presents annual Dream in High Park: The Winter's Tale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

Canadian Stage presents the 2011 Dream in High Park: William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.

Canadian Stage presents annual Dream in High Park: The Winter's Tale
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 10, 2011

Canadian Stage presents the 2011 Dream in High Park: William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.

Canadian Stage Presents The Cosmonaut's Last Message... 4/16-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2011

Canadian Stage is excited to welcome Jennifer Tarver as she directs the Canadian premiere of innovative Scottish playwright David Greig's compelling piece The cosmonaut's last message to the woman he once loved in the former Soviet Union.

Canadian Stage Presents The Cosmonaut's Last Message... 4/16-5/14
by Gabrielle Sierra - Mar 30, 2011

Canadian Stage is excited to welcome Jennifer Tarver as she directs the Canadian premiere of innovative Scottish playwright David Greig's compelling piece The cosmonaut's last message to the woman he once loved in the former Soviet Union.

2010-2011 Season to Feature Ngozi Paul and Raoul Bhaneja, Season Begins 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2010

Matthew Jocelyn, Artistic & General Director of Canadian Stage today announced casting for Fernando Krapp Wrote Me This Letter: An Attempt at the Truth and The cosmonaut's last message to the woman he once loved in the former Soviet Union, featured productions in the company's upcoming 2010-2011 season. Saint Carmen of The Main will be announced at a later date.

2010-2011 Season to Feature Ngozi Paul and Raoul Bhaneja, Season Begins 9/18
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 16, 2010

Matthew Jocelyn, Artistic & General Director of Canadian Stage today announced casting for Fernando Krapp Wrote Me This Letter: An Attempt at the Truth and The cosmonaut's last message to the woman he once loved in the former Soviet Union, featured productions in the company's upcoming 2010-2011 season. Saint Carmen of The Main will be announced at a later date.

Review: 'Cloud 9'
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Jan 28, 2010

Caryl Churchill's once daring play has lost some of its edge over the past three decades, but thanks to a terrific cast and solid direction, it still entertains. * * * 1/2 (OUT OF 5)

Photo Flash: Production Photos of Mirvish Productions' CLOUD 9; Runs 1/19-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010

CLOUD 9 by Caryl Churchill (Top Girls) is an audacious, award-winning play that wraps gender-bending characters and outrageous portrayals of sexuality in thought-provoking satire. Political and sexual oppression are explored in a time-twisted structure: 100 years pass between acts set in British colonial Africa and modern London, with recurring characters aging a mere 25 years. The exhilarating world of CLOUD 9, where age, gender, race and sexuality are defined and re-defined features Ann-Marie MacDonald, Ben Carlson, Megan Follows, Yanna MacIntosh, Evan Buliung, David Jansen and Blair Williams and is directed by Alisa Palmer (Dora Mavor Moore Award for Top Girls).

St. Louis Ragtimers Part of the Sheldon Coffee Concert Series Nov 10 & 11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2009

The Sheldon presents the St. Louis Ragtimers, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10 and 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries at 9 a.m. in the beautiful Louis Spiering Room and a morning of Dixieland in the concert hall.

St. Louis Ragtimers Part of the Sheldon Coffee Concert Series Nov 10 & 11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2009

The Sheldon presents the St. Louis Ragtimers, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10 and 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries at 9 a.m. in the beautiful Louis Spiering Room and a morning of Dixieland in the concert hall.

St. Louis Ragtimers Part of the Sheldon Coffee Concert Series Nov 10 & 11
by Chris Gibson - Oct 12, 2009

The Sheldon presents the St. Louis Ragtimers, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10 and 11, 2009 at 10 a.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries at 9 a.m. in the beautiful Louis Spiering Room and a morning of Dixieland in the concert hall.

Photo Flash: WAYS OF THE HEART Plays Shaw Festival Through 10/11
by Ali Leskowitz - Aug 19, 2009

Ways of the Heart, the final trio in the Shaw Festival's historic presentation of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 collection, opened at the Court House Theatre on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

Photo Flash: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN Ends Its Run At The Shaw Festival Theatre 10/9
by Reynard Loki - Jul 30, 2009

For its 2009 season, The Shaw takes on a monumental and historic project with full productions of each play in Noel Coward?s famous Tonight at 8:30 collection. The Shaw?s 2009 productions represent the first time all ten short plays have been performed in repertory by a professional company since they were first produced by London?s Phoenix Theatre in 1935-36. The plays will be performed in sets of three, one on each of the Festival?s Niagara-on-the-Lake stages, with the tenth, the rarely produced Star Chamber, being the lunchtime production in the Royal George. And to celebrate this idea for the event that it is, on two separate occasions, we will present all ten in one day ? an event we are appropriately naming ?Mad Dogs and Englishmen?.

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