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Canadian Premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Announces Full Casting Photo Canadian Premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Announces Full Casting
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021

Casting and ticket details have been announced for the Canadian production of the world's most award-winning play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  

All-Canadian Cast Announced For The Canadian Premiere Of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED  Photo All-Canadian Cast Announced For The Canadian Premiere Of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2020

Cast and ticket details have been announced for the Canadian production of the record-breaking Tony and Olivier Award-Winning Best Play - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Performances begin October 23, 2020 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre. The official media performance will be on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

BWW Feature: Soulpepper Releases Original Cast Recording For Debut Musical ROSE Photo BWW Feature: Soulpepper Releases Original Cast Recording For Debut Musical ROSE
by Taylor Long - May 30, 2019

After receiving a record 11 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations including Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Musical, ROSE, Soulpepper's first original musical, is getting its own Original Cast Recording!

BWW Review: Soulpepper's Explosive Family Drama AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Crackles with Te Photo BWW Review: Soulpepper's Explosive Family Drama AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Crackles with Tension and Comedy
by Isabella Perrone - May 28, 2019

In a new production of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, director Jackie Maxwell guides a 13-person cast through the highs and lows of the Weston family during a family tragedy. In Maxwell and the ensembles' capable hands, Tracy Letts's delicate balance of comedy and cruelty is presented as fully as possible.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/23 - PHANTOM, IN THE HEIGHTS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special - Mar 23, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature The Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more!

BWW Review: ANIMAL FARM at Soulpepper Uses Humour to Reel You In Photo BWW Review: ANIMAL FARM at Soulpepper Uses Humour to Reel You In
by Taylor Long - Mar 20, 2018

I would watch a Ravi Jain directed production of the phone book. ANIMAL FARM, presented by Soulpepper, is an adaption of George Orwell's famous novel by Canadian playwright Anthony MacMahon. Jain and MacMahon design a campy, satirical world for the farm animals, using humour as a reel to hook the audience into deeper discussions about humanity and society. It's persuasive, troubling, and honestly funny.

BWW Review: Soulpepper's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Shocks with Gripping Performance Photo BWW Review: Soulpepper's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Shocks with Gripping Performances
by Taylor Long - Nov 9, 2017

'You don't understand,' repeats Martin. You'll have to see it to really understand. Soulpepper presents Edward Albee's shocking Tony Award-winning play, THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? (2002) Featuring an outstanding cast, including Soulpepper's Artistic Director, Albert Schultz, this production is proof that tremendous performances can sell any subject matter - no matter how taboo.

Photo Coverage: Casts of KINKY BOOTS, BEAUTIFUL & More Sing Out at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 14, 2017

The best of Broadway will perform for FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2017' - a lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 17th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 10.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of SOULPEPPER ON 42ND STREET!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 29, 2017

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.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Soulpepper's Upcoming Residency at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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!

BWW Review: Charming and Delightful, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES is Still Timid
by Jason Carlos - May 27, 2016

Soulpepper's latest production of Wendy Wasserstein's 1989 play, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES explores the changing role of women in society through the coming-of-age story of a woman named - you guessed it, Heidi. The production features a series of episodic scenes throughout Heidi's life; from an awkward high school dance, to a career-focused driven woman and all the messy things in between. Michelle Monteith stars in the title role and goes on a transformative journey with a supporting cast of Soulpepper staples including Raquel Duffy, Sarah Wilson, Damien Atkins and Jordan Pettle.

BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE is a Spectacular Showcase of Soulpepper's Best
by Jason Carlos - May 12, 2016

The new spring programming at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts begins with the return of Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE. This comedic classic of polar opposite friends-turned-roommates is an illustration of what Soulpepper does best - which is why this encore is on stage again until June 11. Starring Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper, Albert Schultz as infamous slob Oscar Madison, and fellow Founding Member, Diego Matamoros as the level-headed and neurotic Felix Ungar, THE ODD COUPLE assembles some of Soulpepper's best for a near-flawless night of classic comedy.

BWW Review: THE JUST is Compelling and Hauntingly Relevant
by Jason Carlos - Mar 13, 2016

The world premiere of Bobby Theodore's translation of THE JUST by Albert Camus is now playing at Soulpepper. Directed by Frank Cox-O'Connell, this new adaptation of the 1949 French play set in Russia, follows the paths of five socialist revolutionaries plotting terror attacks against the Grand Duke of Russia in the early 1900s. The ensemble cast led by Raquel Duffy (Dora) and Peter Fernandes (Voinov) also features Katherine Gauthier, Diego Matamoros, Gregory Prest and Brendan Wall.

BWW REVIEW: Soulpepper's THE PLAY'S THE THING is Charmingly Clever
by Jason Carlos - Sep 13, 2015

The latest revival of THE PLAY'S THE THING is another take at the Soulpepper favourite. Based on P.G. Wodehouse's adaptation of the 1926 classic, The Play at the Castle, and directed by Laszlo Marton who also took a stab at this production in both 1999 and 2003, you are sure in for a treat.

Announcing The Nominees For The 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Voting Now Open!
by Alan Henry - Nov 14, 2014

I am pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards. The response this year from Toronto's theatre community and fans has been incredible. The BroadwayWorld Awards are an award decided by the fans - from nominations all the way to selecting the final winner.

BWW Reviews: 'TARTUFFE' Sparkles With Comedy And Drama
by Catherine Kustanczy - Aug 15, 2014

Underneath the riotous comedy of Moliere's 1664 play Tartuffe is a tough family drama examining ideas of trust, power, and hypocrisy. Soulpepper Theatre Company's new production (on now through September 20th at the Young Centre) underlines these themes while providing plenty of laughs and a smart, contemporary take on a classic work.

BWW Reviews: Soulpepper Enchants With Idiot's Delight
by Catherine Kustanczy - Feb 12, 2014

Mixing love and politics is always a dicey business, even - or especially - on the stage. There's a challenge in portraying both with the kind of depth and authenticity they both deserve. World War One veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Sherwood managed the mix beautifully in his award-winning work 'Idiot's Delight.'

The Global Cabaret Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced details of the sixth annual Global Cabaret Festival. From today, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts once again becomes home to over 150 of Canada's leading performance artists staging over 15 original one-hour songbooks and cabarets.

The Global Cabaret Festival to Kick Off October 24
by Molly Tracy - Sep 25, 2013

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced details of the sixth annual Global Cabaret Festival. From Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts once again becomes home to over 150 of Canada's leading performance artists staging over 15 original one-hour songbooks and cabarets.

BWW Reviews: Soulpepper's ANGELS IN AMERICA an Ambitious Triumph
by Kelly Cameron - Aug 31, 2013

Soulpepper's production of Angels in America is a massive undertaking, their biggest show to date and incredibly ambitious. That said, it is a risk that appears to be paying off for the Toronto based company. The show is triumphant - a heartfelt examination of humanity, sickness, politics, AIDS and more. It forces us to consider our own place in our community, and the lengths to which we will go to help our fellow citizens? Are there still angels in America? Maybe not, but the production on stage at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts is certainly heavenly.

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