A 'Superstar' at The Stratford Festival

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario is one of North America’s preeminent theater festivals. Founded in 1953 under the leadership of the legendary director Tyrone Guthrie and now under the direction of Des McAnuff of “Jersey Boys” and "The Who’s Tommy" fame, it presents performances from May through early November. New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood joins Jeff Spurgeon in the studio to discuss this season's productions of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Camelot."

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Playgoer from New York, NY

I'm glad you're featuring such a wide range of theatre events in this feature. So don't you think it's time you changed the name? Seems like NONE of the plays Charles discusses are technically "Broadway." Stratford, ON certainly isn't. Neither was the RSC tour at the Armory. Neither was "Sleep No More." And on and on. Not all theatre in America are "Broadway" productions and it's just lazy shorthand to use the word as a stand-in for all theatre. So please drop it!

Sep. 02 2011 10:49 AM

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