James Rado just can't stop fiddling with his "Hair." The co-author of the "tribal love-rock musical," which conquered the world in the late 1960s is working on a series of revisions to the show's…
A downtown Toronto theater that's been dark since the Second City abandoned it last April is coming to life again thanks to a boy band.
For the highly anticipated musical "The Lord of the Rings," currently halfway through its preview period in Toronto, it's all about time. The first issue is whether 6½ weeks of preview performances…
With "Gotterdammerung," the Canadian Opera Company has put the penultimate piece in place of the epic Ring Cycle it plans to unveil when it opens its long-awaited home in September in the new Four…
Frodo sings! At a cost of C$28.1 million ($24.5 million), the world-premiere stage version of "The Lord of the Rings" is well into previews here, with an advance sale of $13 million.
Cirque du Soleil has decided to try one more method of maximizing its audiences by tackling the lucrative, notoriously difficult large-scale arena market with "Delirium." If the wildly enthusiastic…
It sounded like a promising idea. Pianist-actor-writer Richard Greenblatt, best known as co-creator of popular play "Two Pianos, Four Hands," was a longtime fan of Tom Lehrer. He struck up a…
A new theater for a major repertory company is a thrilling enough prospect, but combine it with a high-tech home for a theater school in a restored historical building and it's easy to see why this…
Maybe he should call it "One Piano, Two Hands." Richard Greenblatt, best known as co-author of the successful show "Two Pianos, Four Hands," a musical memoir about how two men's lives were affected…
Some people may complain about the influence "American Idol" has had on the performance style of Broadway musicals, but in Canada, the effect is even easier to see.