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Theatre group to fly its freak flag

Edmonton - A theatre company is challenging the notion of public acceptability with an onstage chronicle of women who may otherwise be considered monsters.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

Disney's 'Aladdin' unleashes a genie on Broadway

It has a flying carpet, a cave full of treasures and show-stopping songs, but critics said on Friday the Broadway debut of Disney's "Aladdin" lacks the magic of the original Oscar-winning animated fi...
In the Media by Patricia Reaney (Reuters)

'Rocky' musical packs punch on Broadway with rousing finale

With its full-size boxing ring, giant video screens and techno wizardry, "Rocky" the musical thrilled audiences on Broadway with its rousing finale, but critics said overall it wasn't a knockout.
In the Media by Patricia Reaney (Reuters)

Rights groups query wisdom of Hamlet tour in N. Korea

Seoul - Human rights groups have questioned the wisdom of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London taking a production of Hamlet to North Korea, but stopped short of calling for the plan to be scrapped.The Globe will perform the play in the secretive state in Sep...
In the Media by AFP

Dahl's 'Chocolate Factory', Sondheim revival lead for Oliviers

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", the new musical based on Roald Dahl's novel, and a revival of the Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince 1981 box-office flop "Merrily We Roll Along" received seven nominations each on Monday for the ...
In the Media by Reuters

Review: Daniel MacIvor's play-writing shines in A Beautiful View Special

Toronto - The Toronto production of Daniel MacIvor's brilliant play A Beautiful View is both entertaining and thought-provoking, as the two-women production looks at how friendships flourish and falter.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

World War One, a hundred years on, entrenched on London stages

The centenary year of the start of World War One is being marked on the London stage as a bloodbath that wasted millions of lives and ended in failure, setting the world on the destructive path for World...
In the Media by Michael Roddy (Reuters)

Anita Majumdar talks 'shadeism' in new play Special

Toronto - Award-winning actress, playwright, and dancer, Anita Majumdar is making waves with her new play, Same, Same But Different. Majumdar speaks to Digital Journal about growing up a shade darker and her passion for telling the stories she does.
Digital Journal Report by Baisakhi Roy

Prize in honor of late US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman

New York - An annual prize will award $45,000 to a playwright in honor of Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died this month from a suspected heroin overdose.The prize is being funded by gossip magazine The National Enquirer and its publishe...
In the Media by AFP

Review: Nina Raine's drama about deafness, 'Tribes', debuts in Toronto Special

Toronto - Winner of a few major 2012 awards in both London and New York, Nina Raine's play “Tribes” is a powerful examination of communication issues between the deaf and the hearing. Too bad that Canadian Stage's new production doesn't always get it right.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill
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Montreal Edgy Women Festival - March 2 to 10, 2013

For the past 20 years, Montreal’s annual EDGY WOMEN Festival (Produced by Studio 303), has presented politicized,...
Feb 24, 2013 by Michel F. Paré

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Ambitious community theatre show brings to life a Medieval Christmas 1285 The South Devon Players bring to life...
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Walking the tightrope In any theatre company, but most especially in an amateur or community group where levels of...
Dec 29, 2012 by Laura J

Audiences supply the topic and the cast takes the plunge in 'Liquid'

Vancouver-based improvisational troupe “The Windy City Women” will be performing their latest production...
Dec 4, 2012 by Jasmyn Pozzo
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