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A Broadway Musical Brings Out Canadian Soft Power

March 17, 2017 12:19 AM
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A Broadway Musical Brings Out Canadian Soft Power

The timing was rich: As Ms. Trump, joined by Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, and Mr. Trudeau, accompanied by his wife, Sophie, watched an artistic tribute to the virtues of embracing foreigners, President Trump was proposing to eliminate federal funding of the arts and to ban travel from parts of the Muslim world.

Although the musical has been in development for years, it arrives on Broadway at a complex moment for Canada’s relationship with its southern neighbor. The Trump administration is demanding to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement — a pact strongly supported by Mr. Trudeau; the United Stat...

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