All stories by Martin Knelman on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Stratford Festival and DAREarts mark Canada 150 with program for Indigenous youth by Martin Knelman

The program will culminate when eight kids from Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario visit Stratford in late August

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:47PM
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Why did Garth Drabinsky choose Sousatzka over Hard Times? by Martin Knelman

The theatre producer tested two shows in Toronto, but one didn't make the cut

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 04:45PM
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Will Toronto’s newly merged theatres have more clout? by Martin Knelman

New president and CEO of Civic Theatres Toronto has hopes for Sony Centre, St. Lawrence Centre and Toronto Centre for the Arts

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:24PM
Friday, April 7, 2017

Drabinsky’s Sousatzka, his highly anticipated return, opens with a whimper by Martin Knelman

Garth Drabinsky’s first musical since being convicted and imprisoned for fraud and forgery received negative Toronto reviews and low ticket sales at the Elgin Theatre

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:06PM
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Come From Away looks to connect with Broadway audiences by Martin Knelman

The musical about Gander hospitality on 9/11 is Broadway bound and its producers are hopeful it will strike all the right chords

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:26PM
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Why Toronto’s city-owned theatres need a miracle worker by Martin Knelman

Clyde Wagner, Luminato’s executive producer, is leaving the arts festival to be president and chief executive of Civic Theatres Toronto (CTT), taking charge of the Sony Centre, the St. Law…

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:10PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Renovations to help National Arts Centre finally fulfill its destiny by Martin Knelman

Ottawa 2017 celebrations surrounding the 150th anniversary of Confederation have provided an opportunity for CEO Peter Herrndorf

SOURCE: The Globe and Mail at 03:22PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bold plan would take Sony Centre off city’s hands by Martin Knelman

Stage by Stage, a not-for-profit group organized by Sony Centre CEO Dan Brambilla, wants to buy the showplace and run it without its subsidy from city hall.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 11:00PM
Friday, July 20, 2012

The miraculous return of John Hirsch by Martin Knelman

I thought I was prepared to see this play about a man I knew, but I got jolt when Alon Nashman slipped into the role.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 12:49PM
Friday, July 6, 2012

John Guare brings His Girl Friday to Shaw Festival by Martin Knelman

Tony-winning playwright John Guare, 74, says the high point of his career is that he’s still working.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 12:01AM
Friday, June 29, 2012

How Chicago theatres mythologize their city: Knelman by Martin Knelman

Chicago audiences this summer are enjoying two remarkable new plays that focus on their town’s intriguing social history: Immediate Family and Eastland.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 10:30AM
Friday, June 22, 2012

Mayor Rob Ford attends Toronto Mayor’s Arts Awards Lunch by Martin Knelman

Toronto Arts Foundation Awards go to Supporting Our Youth, conductor Lydia Adams, artist Chris Curreri, arts administrator Jini Stolk and the Daniels Corporation

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 11:04AM
Friday, June 8, 2012

For Glass, after Einstein comes Disney opera by Martin Knelman

It took 36 years for Einstein on the Beach — the groundbreaking Philip Glass opera — to reach Toronto.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 12:38PM
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Maggie Smith to star at Stratford Festival fundraising gala by Martin Knelman

Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith will preside over September gala in Toronto and receive Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Legacy Award.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 02:43PM
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Why Chicago has Luminato envy: Knelman by Martin Knelman

When it comes to culture, especially the kind that catches the world’s attention, you might not think Chicago has much reason to envy Toronto. After all, the Art Institute is way ahead of …

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 06:00AM
Saturday, May 19, 2012

Margaret Atwood mentors British novelist Naomi Alderman by Martin Knelman

Writers Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman are paired in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 09:42AM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Broadway musical Once competes for a Tony Award by Martin Knelman

A Tony win could boost the chances of Once, the musical based on the 2006 movie

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 07:12PM
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sony teams Hunan acrobats with Kitchener orchestra by Martin Knelman

When Mark Hammond, programming director of the Sony Centre, visited China on a talent-scouting mission, he was looking for something innovative and exciting. The act that caught his attentio…

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 12:01AM
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Sunken Garden coming to Luminato in 2014 by Martin Knelman

Opera The Sunken Garden from David Mitchell and Michael van der Aa tells tale of crime hoax.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 06:00AM
Monday, April 23, 2012

Luminato’s Weisbrodt blends artists to create new works by Martin Knelman

Fruitful combinations lead to interesting works

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 11:49AM
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Jazz festival welcomes Pizzarellis family compact by Martin Knelman

Each of them has a career independent of the other, but John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey often appear together, to the delight of their fans.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 11:47AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Harbourfront Centre announces summer events by Martin Knelman

Zero Gravity Circus, music from Jumple, the Hidden Cameras are among the offerings

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 07:29PM
Friday, March 30, 2012

McGuinty blunders by slashing Luminato by Martin Knelman

Why did the government of Ontario forsake Luminato, until now one of its favourite cultural enterprises, and leave the annual arts festival reeling from the damage inflicted by a sudden, bru…

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 02:38PM
Friday, March 23, 2012

Crown is far from hollow: Knelman by Martin Knelman

Book cherishes Canada’s ties to monarchy.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 12:14PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dancap’s Toronto calendar dwindles: Knelman by Martin Knelman

With new show Prince of Broadway, Dancap Productions’ focus shifts to Broadway

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 07:44PM
Friday, March 9, 2012

TV movie about Spider-Man debacle could be a Smash by Martin Knelman

If like me, you have a special fondness for satire of the entertainment world, the high point of the current TV season has to be Smash, which airs on NBC and CTV on Mondays at 10 p.m.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 01:08PM
Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hopes high for a Grange Park upgrade by Martin Knelman

A thaw in relations between AGO and its neighbours could mean Grange Park improvements and a café for AGO patrons overlooking the park.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 04:01PM
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Jacksonian lures Ed Harris onto Los Angeles stage: Knelman by Martin Knelman

Hit play The Jacksonian, by Beth Henley at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theatre, stars Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman, Glenne Headly and newcomer Beth Rous.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 01:21PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pacific Standard Time gives Los Angeles its due in art world by Martin Knelman

Series includes Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture; Backyard Oasis, Living in a Modern Way and Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 02:00PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Su Hutchinson joins Canadian Stage by Martin Knelman

She takes over as managing director for departed David Abel.

SOURCE: Toronto.com at 11:01PM

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