Broadway

Broadway Bound!

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Music

Carly Rae Jepsen recently received a call and there are no maybes about it: she'll be on Broadway in 2014. Jepsen revealed the news on Twitter yest...

Toronto Theatre Review: Disney's Aladdin Not Ready for Prime Time

Mooney on Theatre | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Mooney on Theatre

It's clear, watching even just the first few minutes of Broadway-bound Aladdin at the Ed Mirvish Theatre that the Disney production team is hoping for another Lion King. Unfortunately, unless there are some significant changes made, I cannot with any confidence predict Broadway success.

Why You Should Take Off-Broadway Seriously

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada
Travelzoo Canada

It's a common misconception among casual theatre patrons that when a show is Off-Broadway, it's less prestigious or of lower quality than a Broadway show in New York. In fact, Off-Broadway has nothing to do with the quality of the show -- it has not been "kicked off Broadway," as the name might suggest. It simply means the show is housed in a smaller venue, seating anywhere from 100 to 499 audience members. The shows provide a more intimate theatre experience, and they're definitely worth seeking out.

Is London, Ontario Ready For Avenue Q?

Donald D'Haene | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
Donald D'Haene

Original Kids Theatre Company Alumni are presenting the first local production of the Tony Award-winning smash hit Avenue Q later this month. The Canadian troupe has learned all the right tricks with life-size replicas of the puppets used on Broadway, so I took my interview to the true stars of the show -- the puppets themselves!

Meet the Broadway Composer With a Hassidic Soul

Mira Sucharov | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Music
Mira Sucharov

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who died recently, may be the last of the Broadway-Hollywood composers with a Hassidic soul. Hamlisch wasn't Hassidic of course -- he grew up in a Reform Temple and didn't appear to be particularly observant. But at its core, Hamlisch's search for the perfect melody calls up the emotional and connective power of a good tune that the Hassidic tradition knows so much about.