Wednesday, May 23, 2012

News Roundup, May 23, 2012

TORONTO: Performances continue tonight of Lost in Yonkers presented by the Harold Greenberg Jewish Theatre and starring Happy Days mom, Marion Ross. Performances were put on hold so that actor  Linda Kash could be with her family following the sudden death of her husband, actor Paul O'Sullivan, in a car crash last Friday. Kash will not be returning to the show and has been replaced by Finnerty Steeves, who recently played Kash's role in an off-Broadway revival of the Neil Simon play. Kash is known as the angel in the Philadelphia Cream Cheese commercials. O'Sullivan was a television actor and member of Toronto's Second City troupe. Kash and O'Sullivan have three daughters.

VANCOUVER: Nominations for the Jessie Richardson Awards have been announced. Among contenders in Large Theatre, Small Theatre and Young Audience categories are, of course, the now defunct Vancouver Playhouse as well as Art House, Rumble, Green Thumb and Shakespeare by the Sea. Awards will be presented June 25. (See full list of nominees at the Awards website)

NEW YORK: The New Yorker has reported that the GM of the Metropolitan Opera, Peter Gelb, will allow Opera News (published by the company's Guild) to review Met productions after pressure was put on them to stop when they published a negative review of Robert Lepage's Götterdammerung (the last opera of Lepage's Ring Cycle). The move by Gelb follows a huge outcry from aficionados worldwide online and in print. (Read the New Yorker piece)

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