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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Terrance Houle conjures spirits with Ghost Days performance by Brad Wheeler

The interdisciplinary media artist is in Toronto for a weeklong residency for the SummerWorks festival

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 05:54PM

Ontario pledges an extra $4-million for Massey Hall revitalization by Brad Wheeler

The province previously put up $8-million (matching a federal contribution) for the restoration’s first phase

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:46PM
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Jasmyn Fyffe explores ideas of the black female body in solo dance show by Brad Wheeler

Titled what do you see?, the intimate piece seeks to explore the many ideas concerning the black female body

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 04:19PM

What theatre star Chilina Kennedy is watching and listening to by Brad Wheeler

Canadian singer has been busy on Broadway the past few years with the jukebox-raiding hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:46PM
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What cabaret performer Sharron Matthews is listening to, reading and looking forward to by Brad Wheeler

The performer’s one-woman show, Girl Crush, is playing at the High Park Amphitheatre on Monday

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:46PM
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What actor-musician Torquil Campbell is tuned into and looking forward to by Brad Wheeler

In his new one-man play True Crime, Torquil Campbell (of the indie-pop band Stars) plays the real-life con man Clark Rockefeller

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:14PM

Jennifer Walls is a can’t-miss multitasker at the Toronto Fringe Festival by Brad Wheeler

The multitalented artist and performer is involved in four productions at this year’s Fringe

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:13PM
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Actress Diane D’Aquila on playing the role of King Lear as a woman by Brad Wheeler

The Globe and Mail spoke with veteran actress Diane D’Aquila about High Park, female leaders and Lear in the age of Trump

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:32PM

What actor Eric Peterson is listening to, watching and looking forward to by Brad Wheeler

Eric Peterson is taking another spin in Billy Bishop Goes to War, the two-man stage play he created with John MacLachlan Gray

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:15PM
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Crow’s Theatre introduces Broken Social Scene singer as a playwright by Brad Wheeler

Canadian indie-rocker Kevin Drew pens A&R Angels, a comedic fable in which he’ll star alongside Billy Talent’s Ben Kowalewicz

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 06:00AM
Friday, June 23, 2017

A snapshot of three Governor-General’s Award laureates by Brad Wheeler

​Michael J. Fox and Martin Short may be the big-ticket names at this year's show, but what about the other honorees?​

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:43PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What comedian Mark Forward is watching and looking forward to by Brad Wheeler

Forward performs his new show, Mark Forward Wins All the Awards, at the Comedy Bar in Toronto this weekend

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 12:14PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Harold Awards recognize the misfits of Toronto theatre by Brad Wheeler

Named in honour of Harold Kandel, the Harolds are a sort of rabble-rousing alternative to the Dora Awards

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:59PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Soulpepper takes on Edward Albee in 2017/18 season by Brad Wheeler

Company will showcase two plays by the late American playwright, including The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? and A Delicate Balance

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 06:00AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On stage, it’s now all coming back to Meat Loaf by Brad Wheeler

In Toronto on Tuesday, cast members from the new Jim Steinman musical Bat Out of Hell charmed thousands with an upbeat four-song peek outside Ed Mirvish Theatre

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:53PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Strictly Ballroom waltzes onto Toronto stage for North American premiere by Brad Wheeler

The musical, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, is a reimagining of the 1992 Baz Luhrmann film of the same name

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:43PM

What playwright Sky Gilbert is watching, reading and listening to by Brad Wheeler

Sky Gilbert is enjoying Feud: Bette and Joan, Neapolitan Novels, Amelia al ballo and Goya

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:07PM
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thomas Mitchell Barnet hopes to strike gold in Stratford’s Treasure Island by Brad Wheeler

The young actor is just one of a number of vibrant upstarts looking to make their mark at Stratford this year

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:36PM
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Torquil Campbell takes on notorious fraudster and the art of self-deception in True Crime by Brad Wheeler

The indie-rock singer with a new one-man show in Toronto isn’t afraid to speak his mind. And while the current fluidity of truth has him concerned, he’s long had an affinity for the smal…

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:54PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What playwright Anusree Roy is watching, looking forward to and tuning into by Brad Wheeler

We asked the actress and Dora Award-winning playwright about her arts (and politically-based) fixations

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 04:25PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Jack Charles makes a case for himself in Jack Charles v the Crown by Brad Wheeler

Jack Charles v the Crown is getting its Toronto premiere next week as part of Canadian Stage’s spotlight on Australia series

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:00PM
Sunday, March 19, 2017

A City: Greg MacArthur’s thoughtful blurring of fact and fiction by Brad Wheeler

The world-premiering A City is the second in a trilogy of plays inspired by real-life collaborators in three different Canadian cities

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:59PM
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What actor Shawn Doyle is reading and listening to by Brad Wheeler

Veteran Newfoundland actor Shawn Doyle returns to the stage with The Orange Dot

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 01:17PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Iranian-Canadian director Soheil Parsa on culture, identity and the ageless appeal of theatre by Brad Wheeler

The theatre veteran is currently directing a remount of Dora-winning tragedy Blood Wedding

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:42PM

National Ballet adds Canadiana as Pinocchio debuts in Toronto by Brad Wheeler

Skylar Campbell will be the main attraction, but look out for some Canadiana at the National Ballet of Canada’s performance

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:07PM
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Composer Ramin Djawadi on Game of Thrones live concert by Brad Wheeler

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience features soloists, choirs, water-splashing cellists and, of course, a little pyro

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:45PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mideast Minute: Pardis Parker lampoons U.S. propaganda efforts in Middle East by Brad Wheeler

The weekly short satirizes Alhurra, a Congress-funded television network established to promote the American point of view in the region

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 04:46PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Singer-actress Beverly Knight on celebrating Whitney Houston by Brad Wheeler

Beverley Knight is in Toronto as the lead in the West End production of The Bodyguard, the movie-based musical featuring the songs of Whitney Houston

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:14PM

Singer-actress Beverley Knight on celebrating Whitney Houston by Brad Wheeler

Beverley Knight is in Toronto as the lead in the West End production of The Bodyguard, the movie-based musical featuring the songs of Whitney Houston

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:14PM
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Kate Hennig on politics, Slinkys and the British monarchy by Brad Wheeler

While her play about the final wife of Henry VII is up and running, writer-actress Kate Hennig is also portraying Margaret Thatcher

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:19PM
Thursday, January 19, 2017

What comedian Sandra Shamas is watching and reading by Brad Wheeler

Call them the seeds of her content. This time of year, the unsinkable comedian and vegetable enthusiast Sandra Shamas reads seed guides as she envisions her summer garden. The annual catalog…

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 02:46PM

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