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Monday, January 22, 2018

Jordan Tannahill, a life measured in seconds by David Berry

One of Canada’s most celebrated creators of theatre is coming out with two big works that wrestle expressly with the end

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 11:27AM
Friday, November 11, 2016

Jurgita Dronina fits James Kudelka’s Cinderella choreography like a glass slipper by David Berry

'His musicality is so precise — he has really thought through what each music piece represents, and found ways to express that'

SOURCE: at 07:06PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Gideon Arthurs wants to change Canadian arts culture, one grad at a time by David Berry

The new CEO of the National Theatre School thinks being an artist should be considered a civil service

SOURCE: at 12:30PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time is on Hannah Moscovitch’s side by David Berry

In her latest play, Infinity, Moscovitch examines what, exactly, time is

SOURCE: at 03:30PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Joke’s on us: Just for Laughs Gags is a heinous Canadian cultural export by David Berry

The best that can be said about Just for Laughs Gags is that it’s fairly easy to ignore

SOURCE: at 11:40AM
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Scrooges Survey: 10 stage-bound Ebenezers on what really bahs their humbug at Christmastime by David Berry

Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol invites a sort of bean-counting, stock-taking and soul-searching this time of year, so we asked Canada's stage Scrooges to give us their opinions o…

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 11:38AM
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thirty Romeos agree: A definitive coast-to-coast survey of Shakespearean actors on everything from The Tempest to toothpaste by David Berry

There is no bad time to see some Shakespeare, but the consensus across the country seems to be that the best time for the Bard is the summer

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 11:28AM
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Theatre review: Outside the March’s Vitals by David Berry

The site-specific company follows a first-responder on a very tough call

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 12:00PM
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A day in Gabi Epstein’s life: The Who Knew Jew by David Berry

When I was starting out in the business I had thoughts about dropping the Epstein and just adopting my middle name “Fay” as my last name

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 03:15PM

Tom Hedley reflects on his iconic Flashdance ahead of its arrival on the Toronto stage by David Berry

Flashdance: The Musical will technically be making its Toronto debut when it arrives at the Ed Mirvish Theatre at the end of May

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 11:43AM
Monday, April 14, 2014

Before he could be Doyle, Allan Hawco had to find a way to embrace chaos in the theatre by David Berry

Allan Hawco almost springs a bit across the courtyard of Canadian Stage's Berkeley Street Theatre, in downtown Toronto. He is, as with a lot of people you're used to seeing on a screen, shor…

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 04:22PM
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Elvis Stojko can handle the pressure of Chicago by David Berry

Elvis Stojko may have made a career out of leaving it all on the ice, but just because he’s left the ice doesn’t mean that’s all he’s got

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 02:45PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Aleksandar Antonijevic reaches pointe break: After 23 years, the National Ballet principal dancer is leaving to look through a lens by David Berry

After 25 years of tunnel vision, the National Ballet of Canada principal dancer is leaving to look through a lens

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 08:41AM
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Song & stance: London Road explores a real-life murder using the words of the community affected, set to music by David Berry

Deep into the rehearsals for CanStage's London Road, though, musical director Reza Jacobs admits that he can't even walk down the street without everyone sounding like they're singing

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 10:48AM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Listening to what the dead have to say in Flesh and Other Fragments of Love by David Berry

In Tarragon's new production, finding a body turns into an autopsy of romantic love

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 04:17PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Funny story: Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus bring long-form improv to the new Impulse Festival by David Berry

You can see a bit of the tension melt off Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus as they settle into the cozy confines of Soulpepper Theatre's library in the heart of the Young Centre for the Arts

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 11:23AM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Venting adults: Grown-ups go at each other good in God of Carnage by David Berry

The set for the Off-Mirvish production of God of Carnage looks like the scene of a very stately bloodbath

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 08:37AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Canadian Stage’s Winners and Losers is spar for the course by David Berry

Winners and Losers' Marcus Youssef and James Long bring out the jest in each other

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 07:00AM

Crow Theatre’s Chris Abraham puts his lens to Winners and Losers by David Berry

Chris Abraham on the challenges facing theatre in the 21st century and what the Simonvitch Prize means to his goals for Crows Theatre

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 07:00AM
Friday, November 8, 2013

Swan Lake accord: The method behind the magic by David Berry

The National Ballet's latest is like a duck: smooth and graceful on the surface with a flurry of activity you can't see

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 08:00AM
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hand up: Brian Henson indulges his subsersive side with Puppet Up: Uncensored by David Berry

The Muppet scion on why puppets need to think and what puppeteers do when they're fooling around

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 12:48PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I Love Lucy Live on Stage: That old black-and-white magic by David Berry

Stars Sirena Irwin and Billy Mendieta talk about bringing Lucy and Ricky into living colour

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 11:00AM
Friday, October 11, 2013

Care package: A soldier fights for compassion in …And Stockings for the Ladies by David Berry

Attila Clemann found a complex story of rebuilding after the Holocaust in his step-grandfather's letters

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 05:15PM
Monday, September 30, 2013

Q&A: James Powell on bringing Les Miserables to Toronto by David Berry

'I auditioned for the London production 17 times before I actually got into the show': James Powell on bringing Les Miz to Toronto

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 03:09PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Best Brothers: Buddies in good and bad times by David Berry

Daniel MacIvor puts a lighter spin on death in Tarragon Theatre's season opener

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 12:10PM
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

‘A massive, massive undertaking’: Soulpepper’s Albert Schultz on mounting Angels in America onstage in Toronto by David Berry

"Just the fact of great art, just that a piece of this magnitude — intellectual, spiritual magnitude — exists, it should be seen every generation," Schultz explains

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 12:28PM
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pip, cheerio: Michael Shamata and Kate Trotter on adapting Great Expectations by David Berry

The director and star discuss why Dickens is so good for the family and bringing Miss Havisham to life

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 12:25PM

‘She brought more to the role than we knew’: A Q&A with the stars of Mirvish production Anything Goes by David Berry

Rachel York and Chuck Wagner on the failings of Hugh Jackman, filling Ethel Merman's shoes and Cole Porter's songwriting legacy

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 10:50AM
Monday, June 17, 2013

Cats on cats: The stars of the new Mirvish production sat down to watch some of the Internet’s most viral videos, and this is what they thought by David Berry

The National Post's David Berry met a few of the cast members of Cats in the green room and watched a selection of cat videos. It turns out that even Cats can't resist cat videos.

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 11:11AM
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Greta Hodgkinson does some dirtier dancing in Carmen by David Berry

The National Ballet of Canada principal dancer on really attacking the sensual role

SOURCE: National Post (Canada) at 09:45AM

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