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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

News Roundup, May 1, 2012

Josh Young in Superstar; in bg Paul Nolan
(photo credit: David Hou)
Toronto: In an interview with Richard Ouzounian of the Toronto Star, Aubrey Dan, founder and owner of the company Dancap, announced that he was taking a step back from production. Twitter subsequently exploded, many expressing that this was a death foretold and many also mentioning that two recent turns of events for Dancap had made the company's life difficult: Actor's Equity asking for a critical boycott of the company due to its involved in non-Equity productions and a battle - with Globe and Mail critic Kelly Nestruck - over the singing of the national anthem on opening nights.

New York City: The Stratford Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar has been nominated for two Tony Awards: Best revival of a musical; best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical (Josh Young who plays Judas). See the complete list of nominees. Trophies will be handed out live on CBS on June 10.

Montreal: Théâtre du Rideau Vert has announced its 2012-13 season. Artistic director Denise Filiatrault included a revival of La Sagouine starring its original solo star Viola Leger, their annual new year's review of the news Revue et corrigée, Marius et Fanny (adapted from Marcel Pagnol and previously directed by Filiatrault for Juste pour rire), as well as new works by Serge Boucher and Lise Vaillancourt. See the website.

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