B'way meta-magic @ Malkin

Backstage byplays & Depression Era nostalgia in TUTS' "42nd St."
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Wave a wand to win class war

TUTS' glass-slippered Cinderella lighter on its feet than Disney original

Les Miz: stagecraft to die for

B'way Across Canada unfurls roadshow on QE stage

The Rock to the rescue again, brothers separated at birth and Whitney Houston’s wild life

Also Drac and family go on vacation, Mexican migrants make the best of it in New York, a telemarketer learns power selling, a teen fights depression and one man’s ideas to change soccer

Born-again bliss @ Chan

Indian Summer fêtes Sanskrit confab with 1000-year-old dance drama

Mythopoeic mega-mela

Indian Summer Fest mixes music, arts, deep thoughts and fine eats

Silly fun with Ant-Man; off-the grid emotions in Leave No Trace and a quirky feminist western

Also two of the best of Hot Docs: one placid, idyllic; the other harsh and angry and a pot-fuelled trip starring Christopher Plummer

Vancouver: wild at heart

Museum show blurs City vs. "Nature" boundary

American Animals, a fine heist movie, Sicario 2, evil on the Mexican border, and Hearts Beat Loud, amiable

Also: visit a fashion icon, an anime rarity, basketball stars as actors, a creepy Canadian thriller and a post-Holocaust story told with humor and chutzpah

More stomping from the Jurassic dinosaurs, a hopeful essay on climate change and real work observed

Also: Bono’s daughter and a Vancouver up and comer portray a married couple going wrong

Incredible superhero home life, remembering Mr. Rogers and a teenager’s rule-choked Iran

Also a best-selling mystery from Italy and the return of blaxploitation with Superfly

Women on an elaborate heist, farm work by women while the men are off to war and a modern gothic horror

Also Jodie Foster patching up criminals and two documentaries about major artists