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US theatre

This summer has proved to be stranger than usual Broadway. On the one hand, from a roster of 31 shows that were playing the...

Whenever several artistic leadership positions open at once in US theatre, it fires the starting gun on a variation of the children’s game of...

This month, as blockbusters wane and before Oscar contenders start piling up, there’s a window during which smaller features may slip into cinemas and...

Producers of 1950s horror films used to rely on outlandish promotional gimmicks to lure audiences into their low-budget, low-scare B-movies. The vintage ads for one...

The last-minute reprieve is the stuff of legal thrillers. It rarely applies to the fate of Broadway shows. But on June 22, three days before...

Shakespeare and parks seem to go hand in hand, certainly in the US, where the once singular innovation of Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare...

I dare say that very few people reading this column are aware that tomorrow, July 1, marks the celebration of Canada Day, commemorating the...

A reader’s letter, ‘Diversity must be embraced’ (Comment, June 1), commented on the lack of people of colour in audiences, as well as in...

Deep anger generated by the theatre reviews of Chicago Sun-Times critic Hedy Weiss is nothing new. But the scale of the reaction to one...
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