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THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie Set To Premiere 9/7 At TIFFTHE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie Set To Premiere 9/7 At TIFF
Posted: Aug. 19, 2014


Cast Announced for 'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' at the Winter Garden TheatreCast Announced for 'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' at the Winter Garden Theatre
Posted: Aug. 20, 2014


Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set to Premiere at TIFF 9/8Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set to Premiere at TIFF 9/8
Posted: Aug. 21, 2014


BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's 'ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA'BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's 'ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA'
Posted: Aug. 16, 2014


BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's 'THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM'BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's 'THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM'
Posted: Aug. 18, 2014


FLYING TORTILLAS, JOHNMAN, JACK WISE and More Set for Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014, Kicking Off TodayFLYING TORTILLAS, JOHNMAN, JACK WISE and More Set for Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014, Kicking Off Today
Posted: Aug. 20, 2014


SummerWorks 2014 Award Winners AnnouncedSummerWorks 2014 Award Winners Announced
Posted: Aug. 18, 2014


BWW Reviews: 'TARTUFFE' Sparkles With Comedy And DramaBWW Reviews: 'TARTUFFE' Sparkles With Comedy And Drama
Posted: Aug. 15, 2014


Blyth Festival to Present Night Kitchen's RADIO :30, 9/4-6Blyth Festival to Present Night Kitchen's RADIO :30, 9/4-6
Posted: Aug. 15, 2014


The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Will Present 'BELLA: THE COLOUR OF LOVE' In OctoberThe Harold Green Jewish Theatre Will Present 'BELLA: THE COLOUR OF LOVE' In October
Posted: Aug. 18, 2014


Scotiabank BuskerFest Takes Over Toronto This WeekendScotiabank BuskerFest Takes Over Toronto This Weekend
Posted: Aug. 21, 2014


KING LEAR Extends at Stratford Festival Through 10/25KING LEAR Extends at Stratford Festival Through 10/25
Posted: Aug. 20, 2014


BWW Review: 'A TENDER THING' Fizzles and FrustratesBWW Review: 'A TENDER THING' Fizzles and Frustrates
Posted: Aug. 20, 2014


MONDAY NIGHTS and BLOODY FAMILY Highlight 2014 Programming at The Theatre CentreMONDAY NIGHTS and BLOODY FAMILY Highlight 2014 Programming at The Theatre Centre
Posted: Aug. 20, 2014


TfT to Open 47th Season with PAST PERFECT, Opening 9/26TfT to Open 47th Season with PAST PERFECT, Opening 9/26
Posted: Aug. 20, 2014


Scotiabank BuskerFest Takes Over Toronto This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2014

Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto kicked off today at noon throughout Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood for four wild days of fun for all ages - rain or shine! (more...)
Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set to Premiere at TIFF 9/8
by Alan Henry on August 21, 2014

After enrapturing theatre goers during it's 2013 New York stage run, legendary theatre and film director Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Frida, Across The Universe, Titus, The Tempest) brings her sumptuous production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to the screen in a unique cinematic theatrical experience. (more...)
MONDAY NIGHTS and BLOODY FAMILY Highlight 2014 Programming at The Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2014

To celebrate the first six months in their permanent home, The Theatre Centre today revealed 2014 programming highlights. Two productions developed in residency will animate the live arts hub and incubator: 6th Man Collective's immersive basketball experience, Monday Nights, and Philip McKee and Tanja Jacobs' interpretation of a classic Greek tragedy, Bloody Family. (more...)
FLYING TORTILLAS, JOHNMAN, JACK WISE and More Set for Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2014

Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood will welcome even more amazing entertainment - and a healthy dose of silliness - as Epilepsy Toronto, in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, announces more new and returning acts at its signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. The 15th edition of Toronto's international street performers festival runs today, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Yonge Street corridor, from Queen to College Streets (which will be closed to traffic) and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park, Yonge-Dundas Square and Gould Street). (more...)
BWW Review: 'A TENDER THING' Fizzles and Frustrates
by Catherine Kustanczy on August 20, 2014

Ben Power's 2009 play A Tender Thing is a creative re-imagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with the two title characters as older figures in a lifelong relationship. Soulpepper Theatre Company's current production (on at the Young Centre through October 1st) features real-life couple Joseph Ziegler and Nancy Palk as the two star-crossed lovers. Though their performances are filled with warmth and knowing, they can't escape an essentially dreary production that pulls away the beauty of Shakespeare's language, even as it revels in some over-theatricalized decisions that mute the genuine emotion sitting at the heart of a less-than-perfect work. (more...)
TfT to Open 47th Season with PAST PERFECT, Opening 9/26
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2014

Theatre francais de Toronto opens its 2014-15 season with Past Perfect by Michel Tremblay. Directed by Diana Leblanc, winner of the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Silver Ticket Award, this prequel to Albertine in Five Times recounts the genesis of Albertine's revolt, one of Tremblay's most fascinating and rebellious characters to date. While the original play depicts each of the five decades of her life from age 30 to 70, Past Perfectgives us Albertine at 20, on a night that will irrevocably determine her fate. Opening on Friday, September 26, the play runs at the Berkeley Street Theatre from September 24 to October 5. (more...)
KING LEAR Extends at Stratford Festival Through 10/25
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2014

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino's King Lear, starring Colm Feore, is entering the record books as one of the Festival's top-selling Shakespeare productions of all time. To meet the overwhelming demand for tickets, the production is being extended until October 25. (more...)
Cast Announced for 'BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY' at the Winter Garden Theatre
by Alan Henry on August 20, 2014

Before The Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix or Cobain, there was Buddy! Nu Musical Productions (NuMu) is proud to present BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY with a Canadian company of established and emerging musical theatre artists including: Troy Adams (Angels in America, Part 1 & 2/Soulpepper, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown/Stratford Theatre Festival); Danny Balkwill (We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia National Tours); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King US/National Tour, Lord of the Rings/Mirvish Productions); Zachary Knowles (A Midsummer Nights Dream/Saint Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Judy Kovacs (CATS/NuMu, The Little Mermaid and Snow White/Ross Petty Productions;Oscar Moreno (West Side Story/Grand Theatre, Urinetown/Stageworks Toronto); Dana Jean Phoenix (The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!/Mirvish Productions, The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen/Summerworks); Jay T. Schramek (CATS/NuMu, Mamma Mia/Mirvish Productions); Kent Sheridan (Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia/Mirvish Productions); David Silvestri: (42nd Street/Stratford Festival, Guys and Dolls/Drayton Festival); Jeremy Walmsley (Harvey, Jane Eyre/ Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre). (more...)
THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie Set To Premiere 9/7 At TIFF
by Pat Cerasaro on August 19, 2014

The big screen edition of cult musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick is set to premiere this Fall at the Toronto International Film Festival and an official premiere date has now been set according to a new listing. (more...)
The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Will Present 'BELLA: THE COLOUR OF LOVE' In October
by Alan Henry on August 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company will present BELLA: THE COLOUR OF LOVE starting October 15 through November 2nd at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)
SummerWorks 2014 Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2014

Canada's 23rd annual SummerWorks Performance Festival wrapped up another successful year with an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding artistic achievements at the Closing Night Party, held at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West). This year the festival celebrates strong audience presence and increased support to artists with a total of 572 artists who put on 366 performances of 61 productions. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's 'THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM'
by Lauren Gienow on August 18, 2014

THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM, directed by Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino opened to raucous laughter and thunderous applause Friday night at the Stratford Festival. With a cast like this, I would not expect anything less. This fun and thoughtful restoration comedy by George Farquhar, presents audiences with many players, harboring many talents... leading to many laughs. Needless to say, I suspect MANY tickets will be sold. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's 'ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA'
by Lauren Gienow on August 16, 2014

William Shakespeare's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA opened on Thursday night at Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre. Last performed at the festival in 2003, this production stars Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the famed Roman General and Queen of Egypt, respectively. Directed by Gary Griffin, and featuring many stellar performances, Shakespeare's perspective of this historic relationship is brought to life. (more...)
BWW Reviews: 'TARTUFFE' Sparkles With Comedy And Drama
by Catherine Kustanczy on August 15, 2014

Underneath the riotous comedy of Moliere's 1664 play Tartuffe is a tough family drama examining ideas of trust, power, and hypocrisy. Soulpepper Theatre Company's new production (on now through September 20th at the Young Centre) underlines these themes while providing plenty of laughs and a smart, contemporary take on a classic work. (more...)
Blyth Festival to Present Night Kitchen's RADIO :30, 9/4-6
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2014

Blyth Festival presents the Night Kitchen production of Radio :30, written by and starring Chris Earle. A sell-out across the country and a hit of the Fringe circuit, Radio :30 is on stage at Blyth's Phillips Studio for five performances only - September 4 to 6. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youths and may be ordered through Blyth's Box Office at 519.523.9300, Toll Free 1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Michael Hughes and Brent Thiessen in Rehearsal for Soulpepper's A COUPLE OF SWELLS
by Stage Tube on August 14, 2014

2013 New York City Bistro Award winner, Michael Hughes and vocalist Brent Thiessen are teaming up for A COUPLE OF SWELLS to be presented as part of The Soulpepper Cabaret Series this Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 8:30pm. Scroll down for footage of them in rehearsal! (more...)
The Box Toronto to Kick Off ONE MORE NIGHT FESTIVAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2014

Back by popular demand, The Box Toronto presents the second annual One More Night Festival. It is one more chance to see 9 of the most in-demand and successful productions from the GTA, and beyond. It is a theatre bonus for everyone to enjoy! From "Patron's Pick' and "Critic's Choice,' to Sold-Out houses and rave reviews, these 9 shows are red hot and ready to perform one more night of magic at The Box Toronto! (more...)
Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh Star in Stratford's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2014

With a string of hit musicals to his credit at Stratford, including 42nd Street, Camelot, Evita and West Side Story, director Gary Griffin returns to the classics in his fifth Festival season with Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh, the tragic drama began previews on Sunday, August 3, at Stratford's Tom Patterson Theatre. The production officially opens tonight, August 14. (more...)
BWW Review: Do You Hear The People Sing? Drayton's LES MISERABLES Shines
by Mary Alderson on August 13, 2014

The classic story turned epic musical has finally made its way to Grand Bend's Huron Country Playhouse. Based on Victor Hugo's novel, LES MISERABLES follows the life of prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean, who was thrown in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for a hungry child. (more...)
THE BOOK OF MORMON Single Tickets Go on Sale 9/13 in Kitchener
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2014

The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards , including Best Musical, and Broadway Across Canada announced today that single tickets will go on sale Saturday September 13 at 10:00am in Kitchener (more...)
Bruce Dow Leads INTIMATE EXPERIENCES Cabaret Series at Buddies in Bad Times, Beg. 9/6
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2014

Two-time Dora Award Winner, Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner, and Helen Hayes Award Nominee, Broadway and Stratford Festival veteran, Bruce Dow, will offer Toronto audiences two nights of his solo cabaret SOMETHING TO SAY with pianist, Adam White - at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, September 6 & 7, 7:30 pm. (more...)
MUSKOKA SOUND MUSIC FESTIVAL Announces Festival Line-Up, 9/12-9/14
by Laura Meltzer on August 12, 2014

Muskoka Sound Musical Festival announces their line-up, including The Trews, Buck 65, Grand Analog, The Beaches, Dear Rouge, Sam Cash & The Romantic Dogs, HIGHS, and more! (more...)
Photo Flash: A First Look at Danielle Wade and Company in Ross Petty's CINDERELLA
by Alan Henry on August 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld has exclusive photo coverage from a publicity shoot for the cast of Cinderella below. Danielle Wade will make her panto debut in CINDERELLA - THE GAGS TO RICHES at the Elgin Theatre (part of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, the last active double decker performance venue in the world) from November 21 2014 to January 4, 2015. (more...)
OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD to Begin 9/13 at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2014

After an extensive tour across the U.K., including a sensational season in London, and fresh from a sold-out run at the prestigious Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis earlier this spring, Max Stafford-Clark's acclaimed revival of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Olivier Award-winning play, OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD, will play a strictly limited engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, September 13 - October 26, 2014. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 10
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 10, 2014. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 10
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 10, 2014. (more...)
Anna Kendrick's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Sells Out International Markets Prior to World Premiere
by Movies News Desk on August 07, 2014

THE LAST FIVE YEARS starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan has sold out most key international market before it makes its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (more...)
BWW Reviews: KING JOHN Impresses at the Stratford Festival
by Roy Berko on August 07, 2014

King John, who reigned as the monarch of England from 1199-1216, was the son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the father of Henry III. The Shakespearean script concerning his reign is one of the true history plays by the Bard and is one of only two of his plays, the other being 'Richard II,' that are written entirely in script. (more...)
Hart House Theatre to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Sept 19-Oct 4
by BWW News Desk on August 06, 2014

Opening the season on September 19, Hart House Theatre is proud to present a classic farce by a beloved and notorious playwright that has won the laughter and hearts of audiences for over a hundred years. (more...)
ANTE Up Productions Brings AND NOW, THE END to 2014 SummerWorks Festival, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2014

ANTE Up Productions presents And Now, The End, a new Canadian musical playing at Theatre Passe Muraille as part of the 2014 Summerworks Festival, beginning today, August 7, and running to 17th. (more...)
Michael Hughes and Brent Thiessen to Bring A COUPLE OF SWELLS to Soulpepper Cabaret Series, 8/16
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2014

2013 New York City Bistro Award winner, Michael Hughes and vocalist Brent Thiessen are teaming up for A COUPLE OF SWELLS to be presented as part of The Soulpepper Cabaret Series on Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 8:30pm. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Andrew Prashad Taps to ONCE Tune 'Falling Slowly' in Toronto
by Stage Tube on August 05, 2014

Andrew Prashad choreographed a tap routine to 'Falling Slowly' from the musical ONCE and you can check it out below! The combo was created for an advanced tap class Prashad taught with the Toronto Rhythm Initiative. (more...)
St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre Presents A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE, Now thru Dec 21
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2014

Drayton Entertainment's 2014 Season continues with a memorable musical tribute to the legendary entertainer Patsy Cline. A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline makes a triumphant return to the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre after its record-breaking run 14 years ago. This engaging musical presentation features 21 of Patsy's greatest hits while taking the audience on a journey through her life and career. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 3
by on August 03, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 3, 2014. (more...)
Shaw Festival Announces 2015 Season; Includes Sweety Charity, Peter and the Starcatcher, Pygmalion and more!
by Alan Henry on August 02, 2014

The Shaw Festival today announced the 2015 season playbill. The Shaw's 54th season features 11 productions including the re-envisioning of two enduring Shaw comedies and two newly commissioned Canadian works. The 2015 season will feature Sweet Charity, Pygmalion, Light Up the Sky, Peter and the Starcatcher, You Never Can Tell, The Divine, The Lady from the Sea, Top Girls, The Twelve- Pound Look, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism with a Key to the Scriptures (IHO) and The Next Whisky Bar - A Kurt Weill Cabaret. (more...)
INTO THE WOODS Film Music Arranger David Krane Surprises Randolph Academy Students After a Performance
by Alan Henry on August 02, 2014

The graduating students of Toronto's Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Canada's premiere Triple Threat post- secondary training program, appearing in the academy's production of Stephen Sondheim's 'Into the Woods' received quite a surprise Friday night . Among backstage visitors congratulating them was David Krane, the music arranger of Disney's forthcoming musical adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Chamber Play
by Lauren Gienow on August 02, 2014

From the moment the Stratford Festival production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: A CHAMBER PLAY begins, it is clear that it will be an experience unlike any production of 'Dream' you have ever seen before. In fact, it will likely be a new experience to most Stratford Festival audiences. (more...)
Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh to Star in Stratford's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, Opening 8/14
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2014

With a string of hit musicals to his credit at Stratford, including 42nd Street, Camelot, Evita and West Side Story, director Gary Griffin returns to the classics in his fifth Festival season with Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh, the tragic drama begins previews on Sunday, August 3, at Stratford's Tom Patterson Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, August 14. (more...)

 
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