Odds & Ends: Beautiful Star Chilina Kennedy Launches New Theater Company & More

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Beautiful Star Chilina Kennedy Launches New Theater Company
Chilina Kennedy, the power-voiced current star of Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and upcoming headliner of This Ain’t No Disco, has launched her own theater company, according to The Globe and Mail. The Toronto-based Eclipse Theatre Company has a mission devoted to both new works and reimagined musical productions. The troupe’s 2019 lineup will feature a concert mounting of Kiss of the Spider Womanstaged in Toronto’s old Don Jail along with a full production of a new song cycle penned by Kennedy entitled Call It Love. Among the company’s associate artists is Beautiful original cast member and fellow Canadian Jake Epstein.