Issue #191: April 15, 2007
- No slowing down for 77 year-old Canadian actor Christopher
Plummer. He is currently appearing in a revival
of Inherit the Wind at the Lyceum Theatre until July
8. This classic tale based on the 1925 “Scopes
Monkey Trial” Plummer plays the lawyer defending
the Evolutionists opposite another stage veteran Brian Dennehy arguing
the Book of Genesis.
- Matthew Morrison will star in star in Patty Griffin’s musical 10
Million Miles which is scheduled to premiere Off Broadway
Concert Tickets are hot as well as Broadway theater shows like Jersey Boys
Tickets, Disney's Mary Poppins on
Broadway and classics like Wicked Tickets.
- Toronto native Des McAnuff, one third of the new artistic
directing triumvirate at Ontario’s Stratford Theatre
has another new musical in the works based on the 2002 album
by the rock band the Flaming Lips Yashimi Battles
the Pink Robots. Coming along for the ride is TV
series creator (The West Wing and Studio 60 on the
Sunset Strip) Aaron Sorkin who is on board to write
the book. McAnuff and Sorkin have worked together
previously at the LaJolla Playhouse where McAnuff was
artistic director before returning to Canada.
- Fraser alum John Mahoney will star in Larry
Gelbart and Craig Wright’s Better Late, which
will have its world premiere in Chicago next April at the
- I recently caught the touring production of Edward Scissorhands when
it made a stop at Toronto’s Hummingbird Centre. This
was an eagerly awaited piece of followers of the Johnny
and of choreographer/director Matthew Bourne. I
had recently seen the movie again so was happy to see they
stayed true to the enchanting story.
It was a pleasant evening and if you’re a fan of the
movie you won’t
be disappointed. However, given Bourne’s dance
reputation I was waiting for the cast to break out into some
fantastic dance number… but
alas, nothing even close took place.