Toronto's Jazz Bistro Presents DEFYING GRAVITY: THE MUSIC OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, 6/18
(6/18/2013) - DEFYING GRAVITY: THE MUSIC OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ will be presented tonight, June 18th at Toronto's Jazz Bistro. The 9 p.m. performance features vocalists, Michael Hughes (2013 New York City Bistro Award Winner, MICKEY & JUDY) and Callandra Dendias (Toronto's MAMMA MIA!), who last joined forces in 2010 for their sold-out concer t"Unexpressed" at the Berkeley Street Theatre, will reunite for DEFYING GRAVITY: THE MUSIC OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ. With performances by special guests, including multiple East Coast Music Award nominee, John Connolly, Lindsey Frazier (star of Neptune Theatre's LEGALLY BLONDE), singer/songwriter Kritty Uranowski (Patti Cake), newcomer Joel Cumber, and accompanist Mark Selby.
Rick Miller, Louise Pitre, & More to Present at 2013 Dora Awards
(6/17/2013) - The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce the VIP presenters for the 34th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held Monday, June 24 at 7pm at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts' (StLC) Bluma Appel Theatre and which will also be live-streamed to the TicketPro Doratron in the StLC's Jane Mallett Theatre due to popular demand.
Breathe.Feel.Love to Bring HEDWING AND THE ANGRY INCH to Pride 2013, 6/27 & 29
(6/17/2013) - Toronto-based theatre company Breathe.Feel.Love announced today that its production of the cult rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inchwill return to Toronto on June 27 and 29 for two special performances at the Drake Underground during Toronto's 2013 Pride festival. Both performances start at 9 p.m. (doors at 8:30 p.m.). Tickets are $35 and are available in advance at breathefeellove.com or at the door at each performance.
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - DANSE LHASA DANSE at Luminato's 'Hub'
(6/16/2013) - Luminato Festival presents a series of free events at 'the Hub' in David Pecaut Square, including Danse Lhasa Danse on June 19 at 9pm. Choreographer Pierre-Paul Savoie has created Danse Lhasa Danse, a dazzling multi-arts celebration of singer-songwriter Lhasa de Sela who was truly both a Quebec and Canadian treasure. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show!
Joni Mitchell Attends 7th Annual Luminato Festival Today
(6/16/2013) - Joni Mitchell is confirmed to participate in an onstage TimesTalks Luminato tonight, June 16 at 6pm. Originally programmed as a 'multi-artist appreciation of Joni Mitchell,' the TimesTalk will now feature Ms. Mitchell with drummer/bandleader Brian Blade, one of the Grammy Hall of Fame winner's frequent collaborators, in conversation with New York Times chief pop music critic Jon Pareles.
North By Northeast Presents LUDACRIS at Yonge-Dundas Square Tonight
(6/16/2013) - NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) announces that Grammy award winning recording artist Ludacris, star of Fast & Furious 6, will headline the show tonight, June 16 at Yonge-Dundas Square that currently features Joey Bada$$, Smif N' Wessun, Fat Tony, The Underachievers and Mickey Avalon. Three-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, actor, philanthropist and restaurateur Ludacris has gained worldwide acclaim for over ten years with hits like Stand Up, Get Back, Number One Spot, Money Maker, and My Chick Bad.
LIZA LIVE! and THE HOMEMAKER to Play Toronto Fringe, July 2013
(6/14/2013) - After taking the Next Stage Festival by storm this past January, Jennifer Walls and Laura Anne Harris team up once at for the Toronto Fringe at the Annex Theatre. Two charismatic and enigmatic performers, two dynamic cabarets, starlets Jeni Walls and Laura Anne Harris present their solo shows - Liza Live! and The Homemaker - in one amazing venue!
Billy Talent, Sloan, & Evan Dando Set for NXNE
(6/15/2013) - NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) has confirmed that punk rockers Billy Talent will perform a free show tonight, June 15 at Yonge-Dundas Square. Plus NXNE Filmannounces another Canadian premiere, NXNE @ YYZ returns, and The 7th Annual Put The Boot In soccer match unveils the 2013 roster.
BWW Interviews: Steffi Didomenicantonio Tackles Natalie in NEXT TO NORMAL
(6/12/2013) - Clearwater Theatre's production of Next to Normal received rave reviews last year and is back again at Tarragon Theatre for a limited run this week. The Tony and Pulitizer Prize winning show tells the story of a family struggling to cope with issues surrounding mental illness, and packs a hefty emotional wallop. With some fantastic tunes and a heartfelt story, this is an eye opening musical likely to make you laugh and cry. Joining the cast this time around are Steffi DiDomenicantonio, Marty Burt and David Coomber. Today BWW is speaking with Steffi D about her experience playing Natalie, meeting Alice Ripley and more.
STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE at Huron Country Playhouse
(6/12/2013) - 'An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson'. These three components merge seamlessly in the acclaimed play,Tuesdays With Morrie. This inspiring memoir about living life to fullest is on stage June 26th through July 13th at the Huron Country Playhouse II. Click below for a sneak peek at the production!
Huron Country Playhouse to Stage TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, 6/26-7/13
(6/12/2013) - 'An old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson'. These three components merge seamlessly in the acclaimed play,Tuesdays With Morrie. This inspiring memoir about living life to fullest is on stage June 26th through July 13th at the Huron Country Playhouse II.