Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Play Based on 'Room,' Musical Smash 'Hamilton' to Hit Mirvish Theatres

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Play Based on 'Room,' Musical Smash 'Hamilton' to Hit Mirvish Theatres

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Play based on 'Room' to hit Ontario theatres

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TORONTO - A play based on Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue's "Room" is heading to Ontario theatres next year.

Having racked up plaudits as a novel and film, Donoghue's haunting tale of a young boy and his mother held in captivity has been adapted for the stage as a new play with songs.

Produced in partnership with the U.K.'s Covent Garden Productions, the show will launch at the Grand Theatre in Donoghue's hometown of London, Ont., in March 2020.

The production then heads to downtown Toronto for a March to April run at Mirvish's CAA Theatre as part of the production company's upcoming season, which also includes the previously announced Canadian premiere of Broadway musical sensation "Hamilton" at the Ed Mirvish Theatre between February and May of next year. …

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