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Monday, 04 April 2016 13:27

Coal Mine Theatre’s “Killer Joe”

Written by Dennis Kucherawy

Sex, drugs, violence and laughs abound in Coal Mine Theatre’s “Killer Joe”

By Dennis Kucherawy

April is inadvertently American playwright Tracy Letts month in Toronto.  “August: Osage County,” for which he won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, opens this Friday, April 8th at Alumnae Theatre.  (The 2013 film adaptation starring an all-star cast of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Benedict Cumberbatch.)

 Tomorrow night, his first (1993) play “Killer Joe,” opens in an unaffiliated production at Coal Mine Theatre.

The Envelope, Please!  And the Oscar goes to … Toronto!

Hooray for Hollywood! Hooray for Former Corktown Composer Stephan Moccio! Hooray for Bridgepoint Hospital and “Room”!

By Dennis Kucherawy

Stephan Moccio, former Corktown resident and hit pop composer, is just one of several Canadians who got a sprinkling of stardust on Thursday, January 14 when he received a Best Song Oscar nomination for co-writing “Earned It,” a song from the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Saturday, 27 February 2016 16:10

Carole King Beautiful tour hits Buffalo

Written by Dennis Kucherawy

Arrives in just over two weeks

Just in time for 45th anniversary of "Tapestry"

By Dennis Kucherawy

It was announced recently the national tour of “Beautiful:  The Carole King Musical” will visit Toronto in July 2017, almost a year-and-a-half from now.  If that is for you, in the words of Carole’s classic hit song, “So Far Away," then you can shuffle off to Buffalo’s Shea’s Performing Arts Centre where the tour opens in a little over two weeks, on Tuesday, March 15th for a week long engagement ending Sunday, March 20th.

Thursday, 25 February 2016 15:53

Acting Up’s “Great” Gardens A Must See

Written by Dennis Kucherawy

Buy Now – Bound to sell-out

Review by Dennis Kucherawy

Canadian musical theatre veteran Lisa Horner gives an extraordinary dual role performance in Acting Up Stage Company’s current production of the three-time Tony Award musical “Grey Gardens.”  She leads a talented and committed company of actor/singers and musicians in Winnipeg director Ann Hodge’s re-imagined take on this story of regret, longing, madness and ultimately, love.

Mitchell Marcus, Artistic and Managing Director

Chats About “Beautiful and Bizarre”

Tony Award-Winning Love Story/Musical

By Dennis Kucherawy

How can two relatives of a member of America’s royal family of the 1960s end up insane, forgotten and living in poverty and squalor?

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:53

John Alcorn - "Flying without Wings" at Buddies

Written by Dennis Kucherawy

Fresh from the release of his new CD “Flying Without Wings,” John Alcorn launches the New Year with his first cabaret this week. Why?  Because it’s 2016!

Titled “An Evening with John Alcorn,” one of Canada’s most suave, coolest, distinguished and talented singers will be reunited with album-mates guitarist Reg Schwager and bassist Steve Wallace. Other musicians on the CD are pianist Mark Eisenman and cornetist Warren Vaché.

Monday, 25 January 2016 16:54

“The Winter’s Tale” EXCLUSIVE

Written by Dennis Kucherawy

Oscar-nominated “Room’s” Tom McCamus and Tony Award-winner Brent Carver to Star in Groundling Theatre’s “The Winter’s Tale”

“Mini-Me” Shakespeare at Intimate Coal Mine Theatre

Previews begin this Tuesday, Jan. 28th

As the world this year celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare, Toronto’s new Groundling Theatre launches its first production of the Bard at the popular, intimate Coal Mine Theatre at 1454 Danforth, slightly west of Coxwell Ave.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 15:18

Musical Wizard Colleen Allen Talks David Bowie

Written by Dennis Kucherawy

Musical Wizard Colleen Allen Talks David Bowie and Soulpepper's 2013 Hit Cabaret "Rebel, Rebel"

David Bowie – Soulpepper

By Dennis Kucherawy

Does Soulpepper Theatre in the Distillery District take requests?  I wonder since David Bowie’s death last week brought back memories of one of the company’s best shows of 2013, a one-hour songbook called “Rebel, Rebel:  The Music of David Bowie.

Saturday, 16 January 2016 15:37

Sgt. Pepper Returns to Toronto

Written by Dennis Kucherawy

Art of Time Ensemble’s Sgt. Pepper Returns to Toronto

By Dennis Kucherawy

This Thursday, Jan. 21st, you can be sure the Hendersons will be there, late of Pablo Fanques Fair.  And so will be Mr. Kite, Lucy, and, of course, Lovely Rita.

They are just a few of the many musical characters who will descend upon the Sony Centre in another “Day in the Life” of Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble.

Saturday, 16 January 2016 15:31

Song & Script Scoop

Written by Dennis Kucherawy

A Curious Coup!

Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre Lands Canadian Premiere of International Award-Winning “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Co-production with Royal Manitoba Theatre Company

By Dennis Kucherawy

Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre has scored the rights to produce Simon Stephens’ Olivier and Tony Award-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.”

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