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Breaking News: Danielle Wade Will Make Panto Debut in Ross Petty's 'CINDERELLA - THE GAGS TO RICHES'Breaking News: Danielle Wade Will Make Panto Debut in Ross Petty's 'CINDERELLA - THE GAGS TO RICHES'
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


BWW Reviews: 'NO CHANCE IN HELL' at the Best of Fringe is HeavenlyBWW Reviews: 'NO CHANCE IN HELL' at the Best of Fringe is Heavenly
Posted: Jul. 17, 2014


Breaking News: 'THE LAST FIVE YEARS' Film Set To Premiere at TIFFBreaking News: 'THE LAST FIVE YEARS' Film Set To Premiere at TIFF
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


INTO THE WOODS Begins 7/31 at Randolph TheatreINTO THE WOODS Begins 7/31 at Randolph Theatre
Posted: Jul. 17, 2014


Old Norman Productions Brings SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION to AKI Studio Theatre, Now thru 7/27Old Norman Productions Brings SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION to AKI Studio Theatre, Now thru 7/27
Posted: Jul. 23, 2014


Toronto International Film Festival Lineup AnnouncedToronto International Film Festival Lineup Announced
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


Auditions for the Toronto Production of 'ONCE' to be Held This Saturday at the Randolph Academy!Auditions for the Toronto Production of 'ONCE' to be Held This Saturday at the Randolph Academy!
Posted: Jul. 21, 2014


Maja Ardal to Conduct the Playwrights' Intensive, 11/12 - 11/30Maja Ardal to Conduct the Playwrights' Intensive, 11/12 - 11/30
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


ANTE Up Productions to Bring AND NOW, THE END to 2014 SummerWorks Festival, Aug 7-17ANTE Up Productions to Bring AND NOW, THE END to 2014 SummerWorks Festival, Aug 7-17
Posted: Jul. 23, 2014


ANTE Up Productions to Bring AND NOW, THE END to 2014 SummerWorks Festival, Aug 7-17
by BWW News Desk on July 23, 2014

ANTE Up Productions is proud to present And Now, The End, a new Canadian musical playing at Theatre Passe Muraille as part of the 2014 Summerworks Festival, August 7 to 17th. (more...)
Old Norman Productions Brings SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION to AKI Studio Theatre, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk on July 23, 2014

Old Norman Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION, an original play by Edward Allan Baker (North of Providence, Dolores) debuting in Toronto, today, July 23-27 at the AKI Studio Theatre, Daniel Spectrum Artscape (250-585 Dundas Street). This powerful play investigates the realistic gap between the haves and have-nots, and questions whether individual people are truly capable of changing themselves - and thereby able to change the community they live in. (more...)
Toronto International Film Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2014

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes of the 39th Toronto International Film Festival®. (more...)
Breaking News: 'THE LAST FIVE YEARS' Film Set To Premiere at TIFF
by Alan Henry on July 22, 2014

Today it was announced that the film version of Jason Robert Brown's musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS will premier at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this fall. The movie will be shown as part of the 'Special Presentations' series. No further details about the TIFF screening have been released. (more...)
Auditions for the Toronto Production of 'ONCE' to be Held This Saturday at the Randolph Academy!
by Alan Henry on July 21, 2014

Open call auditions for ensemble roles in the upcoming new sit-down Canadian production of ONCE will take place on Saturday July 26 at 9:30am at the Randolph Academy. ONCE is a show performed by actor/musicians who can tell stories, create nuanced characters and make music and movement together as an ensemble. Each performer must be proficient at playing a musical instrument, or, put another way, each musician must be a skilled actor who can disappear under the skin of another character. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)
Breaking News: Danielle Wade Will Make Panto Debut in Ross Petty's 'CINDERELLA - THE GAGS TO RICHES'
by Alan Henry on July 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Toronto's favorite Dorothy will be trading in her ruby slippers for a pair made of glass instead! Danielle Wade will make her panto debut in CINDERELLA - FROM 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...)
Maja Ardal to Conduct the Playwrights' Intensive, 11/12 - 11/30
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2014

A major attraction we're planning for FIREWORKS 2, our Festival of new works by Alumnae Theatre Company members, is the Playwrights' Intensive. We're delighted to announce that Maja Ardal, renowned playwright and director, will spearhead the workshop series, to run for the duration of the Festival. (more...)
BWW Reviews: 'NO CHANCE IN HELL' at the Best of Fringe is Heavenly
by Alan Henry on July 17, 2014

I am a huge fan of the Toronto Fringe Festival! It's a great platform for new shows to be presented to audiences. Some get picked up for the Mirvish Season - or by other theatre companies, and one has even made it all the way to Broadway (The Drowsy Chaperone.) (more...)
INTO THE WOODS Begins 7/31 at Randolph Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2014

Toronto's musical theatre fans awaiting the Christmas release of Disney's Into the Woods will be able to get a summertime fairy tale fix with the Randolph Academy's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical. The Academy's 2014 graduating class presents Into the Woods, directed and choreographed by Timothy French, from July 31 to August 9, 2014 at the Randolph Theatre. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look - THE TEMPEST Marks 20 Years for Driftwood Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2014

This summer, Driftwood Theatre-the longest running outdoor touring theatre company in Ontario-celebrates its 20th year with William Shakespeare's masterpiece THE TEMPEST. Scroll down for a first look at the production! (more...)
Stratford Rumors: SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL Set for the 2015 Season?
by Toronto Newsdesk on July 16, 2014

BroadwayWorld's Twitter Watch brings you the latest rumors surrounding the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Globe and Mail Theatre Critic J. Kelly Nestruck tweeted earlier today that the two musicals to be presented at the festival during the 2015 season are THE SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL. Both musicals are by the legendary composing team of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Signs Recording Contract with Chandos Records
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2014

Chandos Records announced today that it has signed a new recording contract with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). The first TSO recording released by Chandos will be Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade, recorded live at Roy Thomson Hall in June 2013, led by TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian and featuring TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow. Two further TSO recordings are planned by Chandos. (more...)
City Cinema at Yonge-Dundas Square Continues with RUSH, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, TOMMY BOY and More
by Movies News Desk on July 15, 2014

YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) continues the thrill and excitement of outdoor film screenings with CITY CINEMA presented by MINI Canada! Toronto's longest running and most popular outdoor film screening series has lots more wonderful programming to make this a summer to remember. (more...)
BroadwayWorld Toronto Seeks New Contributors
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2014

Interested in joining BroadwayWorld's worldwide network of published authors? BWW is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to complement our existing feature coverage in Toronto, Canada! All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net! (more...)
Infinithéâtre to Present KAFKA'S APE at Gladstone Hotel, 8/7-17
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2014

Montreal's Infinitheatre presents the Toronto premiere of its critically acclaimed Kafka's Ape as part of the Mainstage Series at the SummerWorks Performance Festival and runs August 7-17 at the Gladstone Hotel, a site-specific venue of SummerWorks. (more...)
Marlene Smith, Original Canadian Producer of 'CATS' Announces Programming for the Elgin/Winter Garden Theatres
by Alan Henry on July 15, 2014

Nu Musical Productions (NuMu) announced today they will move their operations into the century-old Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre complex, and launch a new series of musical theatre presentations. (more...)
Old Norman Productions to Bring SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION to AKI Studio Theatre, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2014

Old Norman Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION, an original play by Edward Allan Baker (North of Providence, Dolores) debuting in Toronto, July 23-27 at the AKI Studio Theatre, Daniel Spectrum Artscape (250-585 Dundas Street). This powerful play investigates the realistic gap between the haves and have-nots, and questions whether individual people are truly capable of changing themselves - and thereby able to change the community they live in. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Wavestage's LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues on July 15, 2014

When you think pink, law, and music, it's hard to not think of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, the show based on the modern classic film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon. The musical adaptation of the story features just as much sass and quirkiness, but just a little bit more singing and dancing. Wavestage staged a their own production of the much loved musical at the beautiful Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts which ran from Thursday, July 10, to Sunday, July 13. (more...)
GCTC Raises Over $18,700 for the Actors' Fund of Canada
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2014

The Burden of Self Awareness has proved to be a blessing for the Actors' Fund of Canada. Great Canadian Theatre Company's world premiere of the darkly-humorous George F. Walker play has raised an amazing $18,730 in support of the Actors' Fund of Canada which provides emergency funding for Canadian entertainment professionals in times of crisis. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 13
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 13, 2014. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 13
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 13, 2014. (more...)
'Best of Fringe' Begins Today at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts
by Alan Henry on July 16, 2014

The Toronto Fringe Festival has announced the lineup for the Best of Fringe, selected and presented at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts. Eight fringe productions will be presented in the Studio Theatre between July 16, 2014 and July 30, 2014. (more...)
BroadwayWorld Toronto Announces Audition Listings Expansion
by Alan Henry on July 11, 2014

I am pleased to announce that BroadwayWorld is expanding it's extensive audition listings to include the Greater Toronto Area, as well as listings for other Canadian Cities. The audition listings database has been a staple of BroadwayWorld's offerings for a number of years now, and we are very pleased to be able to bring this resource to our Canadian readers as well. Now, you'll be able to get the most up-to-date audition information from the same resource where you already get the most up to date and in-depth theatre coverage available. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Drayton Entertainment's 'DAMN YANKEES'
by Mary Alderson on July 10, 2014

Huron Country Playhouse has a heart-warming home run hit with Damn Yankees, now on the main stage. This little-known Broadway musical dates back to 1955, and while you might not be familiar with the show, you will certainly recognize some of the tunes. Based on the Faustian legend about a German scholar who makes a pact with the Devil in exchange for great knowledge and wisdom, this show is reminiscent of the great Canadian curling play, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon, written by W. O. Mitchell in 1951. (more...)
Audition Information Announced for the Canadian Production of 'ONCE'
by Alan Henry on July 10, 2014

Open call auditions for ensemble roles in the upcoming new sit-down Canadian production of ONCE will take place on Saturday July 26 at 9:30am at the Randolph Academy. ONCE is a show performed by actor/musicians who can tell stories, create nuanced characters and make music and movement together as an ensemble. Each performer must be proficient at playing a musical instrument, or, put another way, each musician must be a skilled actor who can disappear under the skin of another character. (more...)
Walk Off The Earth Performs at One Year Countdown to 2015 Pan Am Games Today
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2014

Innovative Canadian sensation Walk Off The Earth will play a free show at Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the one-year countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games today, July 11. (more...)
Ashkenaz Festival's 10th Biennial Celebration Set for 8/26-9/1
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2014

The Ashkenaz Festival, North America's premier festival of international Jewish music and culture, returns to Toronto's Harbourfront Centre with its 10th biennial event this summer. Celebrating a wide range of Jewish creativity and artistry, from traditional styles to cross-cultural fusion, the week-long festival runs Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. Featuring artists from across the globe, the Festival's programming includes music, film, theatre, cabaret, dance, literature, panel discussions, crafts and visual arts - with the majority of events offered free to the public. (more...)
Humber River Shakespeare Takes ROMEO AND JULIET on Tour, Now thru Aug 3
by BWW News Desk on July 08, 2014

This summer when you gather under the stars be sure to 'Borrow Cupid's wings and soar' with us as we bring a troupe of performers to your neighbourhood to share the tragic tale of Romeo and his Juliet. Humber River Shakespeare Co., now in its seventh season of outdoor summer touring, presents Shakespeare's beloved romantic tragedy ROMEO & JULIET. (more...)
ERTH'S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE Runs Now thru 7/20 at Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 08, 2014

You're not imagining things - there's an undeniable rumble and a far off roar -- which is indeed the arrival of Erth's DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE. The international theatre attraction will play Toronto's Panasonic Theatre, today, July 8 - 20, 2014, for 20 shows only. Don't miss this chance to experience what life was like amongst these giant creatures -- tickets are now on sale. (more...)
Clyde Wagner Named New Executive Producer of Luminato Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2014

The Luminato Festival announced today that Clyde Wagner has been named Executive Producer for the Festival. Mr. Wagner will commence in the role at the beginning of August. (more...)
'ONCE' to Return to Toronto in February 2015 with an All Canadian Cast
by BWW News Desk on July 07, 2014

Toronto fell in love with ONCE in December 2014, when the first touring company of the Tony Award-winning musical played here for a limited run; a critical and popular hit, it sold out every single seat during its six-week run. The Toronto Star called ONCE 'a perfect illustration of the magic that musical theatre at its best is capable of.' The Globe and Mail awarded it four stars, its highest rating. (more...)
Toronto Performing Dance Arts Announces Dancer Bobby Newberry to Serve as Guest Teacher
by BWW News Desk on July 06, 2014

Performing Dance Arts (http://www.PerformingDanceArts.ca), Toronto's leading dance studio for children of all skill levels, is pleased to announce that professional dancer and entertainer Bobby Newberry will be serving as a guest teacher for its summer dance classes taking place from August 13-15. (more...)
Details Announced for Air Canada's enRoute Film Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 03, 2014

Air Canada's enRoute Film Festival today announced it will showcase emerging Canadian short film talent on Air Canada flights around the world from August 1 to December 31, 2014. All 16 selected shorts will be announced at a free public screening and after-party at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. PT. The event will be hosted by eTalk anchor Tanya Kim. (more...)
LACTORS' Studio Presents WATCHING SEANA McKENNA WATCH PAINT DRY, 6/4-7/13
by BWW News Desk on July 04, 2014

Part Waiting For Godot, part Title of Show, with a splash of Twelve Angry Men, WATCHING SEANA McKENNA WATCH PAINT DRY asks the big dramatic questions: what is art? What is life? What is the nexus between them? And what's that woman on stage doing, anyway? Starring eleven real lawyers (and a faux Seana McKenna**), it's a hilarious slice of comedic metatheatre. WATCHING SEANA McKENNA WATCH PAINT DRY plays at the George Ignatieff Theatre as part of the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival. Tickets are available via www.fringetoronto.com, by phone at 416-966-1062 ext. 1, or at the door. (more...)
Colin Mochrie to Join National Theatre of the World at Festival Players, July 20; 2014 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk on July 03, 2014

FESTIVAL PLAYERS OF PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY will kick off their eighth season of professional live theatre with the new Sunday Series @ Huff Estates featuring Weaksauce by Sam Mullins on Sunday, July 13, and a fully improvised play by Naomi Sniekus and Matt Baram of The National Theatre of the World with legendary improviser Colin Mochrie on Sunday, July 20. (more...)
Send Gill Down Under- Gillian English Presents Comedy Fundraiser at Comedy Bar, July 14
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2014

Toronto based actor, playwright and comedian, Gillian English, has been selected to play for the Midnight Suns Canadian Development Team in the Australian Rules Football International Cup in Melbourne, Australia this August. (more...)
'THE URINAL DIALOGUES' Set to Premier at the Al Green Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2014

Where are men most vulnerable? That's not just a joke about anatomy, though it does sit nicely with the theme of Mark H. Albert's THE URINAL DIALOGUES, a fictional expose of what men would say if they let their guard down at the same time as their flies. Catch the conversation at the Al Green Theatre July 2-13 as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival.Tickets for this bathroom comedy about finding camaraderie are available beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door. (more...)
Randolph Academy's 'THE TROJAN WOMEN' to Open Today
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2014

Anybody expecting a 'museum piece' from the Peter Pasyk-directed production of The Trojan Women at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival will be disappointed. While based on Euripides' 2,500-year-old classical text, the 1978 adaptation by celebrated poet Gwendolyn MacEwen also examines faith and individual choice through the experiences of the survivors. Dora-nominated director Pasyk and 16 emerging artists will honour the universal--and startlingly contemporary--themes inherent in the work but present it in a world that audiences find familiar: the here and now or, as Pasyk describes it, 'tomorrow'. (more...)
THIS AINT THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD Set for Toronto Fringe, Opens Today
by BWW News Desk on July 02, 2014

Jake Steele has led one hell of a life. Well, actually, he's led several, though not entirely by choice. HIV positive from a blood transfusion in his teens, Jake refused to take his diagnosis - and the terrible stigma associated with it in those days - lying down. Told he would never work again, near death three times (so far!), Jake's spirit is irrepressible, and his life an adventure that will take you down a path few will ever walk. THIS AINT THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, plays July 2-13 at the Theatre Passe Muraille ExtraSpace as part of the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival. Tickets are available via www.fringetoronto.com or 416-966-1062 ext.1, or at the door. (more...)

 
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