25 May 2016

Storefront’s Hangman

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The latest production at the Storefront Theatre is a stop-and-go situation. There are long swaths where I struggled to stay engaged; meandering monologues from playwright Jason Maghanoy’s broad characters in …


20 May 2016

The Return of Riverdance

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I had heard that Riverdance was coming to the city on a 20th anniversary tour, and I jumped at the opportunity to see the show. Who wouldn’t! Riverdance is such …

Odd Couple, Soulpepper

16 May 2016

Remounted: Soulpepper’s Odd Couple

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into the Young Centre for a performance of Neil Simon’s the Odd Couple. On the one hand, this is a Soulpepper …

An American Drum Circle - Dennis Fox - Rick Younger - Photo by Martha Granger

14 May 2016

An American Drum Circle

By // Theatre (New York)

In troubled times, there are those who seek sources of strength from which they can derive solace or answers. For some, religious faith is the healing crutch on which they …

photo by Scott Rylander

11 May 2016

The Local Stigmatic at the Old Red Lion

By // Theatre (London)

London in 1966 has been brought back to life in the dark and smoky setting of the Old Red Lion. The Local Stigmatic by Heathcote Williams tells the story of …


08 May 2016

A Reason to Talk: Subtle Storytelling at its Best

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A Reason to Talk, produced by Why Not Theatre, has already started when you walk into the Theatre Centre mainspace. There creator Sachli Gholamalizad holds old family photos up to …

photo by Michael Cooper

06 May 2016

Heroes and Barbarians: The COC’s Maometto II

By // Theatre (Toronto)

For anyone seeking reassurance that opera still has a place in the modern world, Maometto II is an excellent place to start. Directed by David Alden, the COC’s current production …


04 May 2016

The MyEntWord Podcast: The HamilTonys

By // Theatre (New York)

The MyEntertainmentWorld Podcast returns with its first theatre-centric episode. Managing Editor Kelly is joined by the editor of MyTheatre’s New York branch Theresa Perkins to discuss the just-announced Tony Award …


04 May 2016

Tarragon’s The Summoned

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Kahn (playwright Fabrizio Filippo), a tech genius, has died and his friends and colleagues, both intimate and estranged, are summoned to an unremarkable airport hotel for the reading of the will. …


03 May 2016

The 9th Annual London Improvathon at the Lost Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

I had doubts about London improv: we lack institutions (the equivalent UCBs and ImprovOlympics)…

Mark Anderson (2)

03 May 2016

The Toxic Avenger at the Southwark Playhouse

By // Theatre (London)

An intelligent and knowing comedy musical that remains totally aware of itself throughout, not shying away from its farcical nature but rather embracing it. This show is fun but polished …

Photo by Michael Cooper

02 May 2016

The COC’s Carmen

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Directed by Joel Ivany in his mainstage debut with the Canadian Opera Company and designed by Michael Yeargan (set) and Francois St-Aubin (costumes), the COC’s current production of Carmen (onstage …


30 April 2016

The Skullcap Collective’s Blue on Blue

By // Theatre (London)

It starts weak and ends strong. For a play about a physically-disabled protagonist, it pays to have the action centre on how he cares for others rather than himself. Despite …

photo by Francis Loney

29 April 2016

H.M.S. Pinafore at the Hackney Empire

By // Theatre (London)

It may seem strange to think of an all-male cast in 2016 where some of the actors put on feminine voices to portray the female characters. Is it too strange? …

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