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Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS Film Announces Release Dates For Nearly 50 CountriesClint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS Film Announces Release Dates For Nearly 50 Countries
Posted: Apr. 18, 2014


Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1
Posted: Apr. 14, 2014


BWW Reviews: Tarragon's SOLICITING TEMPTATIONBWW Reviews: Tarragon's SOLICITING TEMPTATION
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


Factory Theatre to Present Daniel MacIvor's BINGO!, 5/3-6/1Factory Theatre to Present Daniel MacIvor's BINGO!, 5/3-6/1
Posted: Apr. 14, 2014


HER2 & New Groundswell Festival Set for Nightwood Theatre's 2014-15 SeasonHER2 & New Groundswell Festival Set for Nightwood Theatre's 2014-15 Season
Posted: Apr. 15, 2014


THE LAST CONFESSION, Starring David Suchet, Richard O'Callaghan, Kicks Off World Tour Today in TorontoTHE LAST CONFESSION, Starring David Suchet, Richard O'Callaghan, Kicks Off World Tour Today in Toronto
Posted: Apr. 19, 2014


RUN FOR YOUR WIFE Opens at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge TonightRUN FOR YOUR WIFE Opens at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge Tonight
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20
by on April 20, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 20, 2014. (more...)
THE LAST CONFESSION, Starring David Suchet, Richard O'Callaghan, Kicks Off World Tour Today in Toronto
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2014

The Last Confession, the acclaimed mystery thriller by Roger Crane set in the Vatican, begins its world tour in Toronto tonight, April 19, 2014 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, before touring to Los Angeles, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. (more...)
Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS Film Announces Release Dates For Nearly 50 Countries
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2014

Just a day after the release of the highly anticipated first trailer, the JERSEY BOYS movie, directed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has announced the release dates for the film in 49 countries. In addition to premiering in North America on June 20th, JERSEY BOYS will hit theaters worldwide from June through September. (more...)
RUN FOR YOUR WIFE Opens at Dunfield Theatre Cambridge Tonight
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2014

Audiences can't resist the outrageous British farce Run For Your Wife. This classic comedy by Ray Cooney is full of everything you would expect: hysterical and improbable events, silly mix-ups, and countless misunderstandings. The production brings audiences on a laugh-a-minute ride at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge through May 4th. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Tarragon's SOLICITING TEMPTATION
by Toronto Newsdesk on April 16, 2014

Sex can be a touchy subject, something many people have trouble talking about. The topic can get messier when discussing sex as a profession and, more so, the murky industry of sex tourism in which privileged westerners exploit the egregiously disadvantaged youth of the third world. This is the subject of Soliciting Temptation, the newest play by Governor General's Award winner Erin Shields, a two-hander now having its world premiere at Tarragon Extra Space. (more...)
HER2 & New Groundswell Festival Set for Nightwood Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 15, 2014

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Denyse Karn have announced Nightwood Theatre's 2014/2015 season. Now in its 35th year, Nightwood Theatre presents the return of the popular New Groundswell Festival this September, followed by the world premiere of HER2 by Maja Ardalat Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in January 2015. Nightwood Theatre's work this season is truly epic: whether in the character's journeys or in the sheer scope of the pieces, we are telling bold, brave, and intimate new stories about the lives lived by women. (more...)
Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2014

Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk Theatre are excited to be working together in producing the Canadian Premiere of Stars of David. Fresh off its Off-Broadway run, this is the first major production of this exciting new musical, written by an all-star line-up of Broadway's best. (more...)
Factory Theatre to Present Daniel MacIvor's BINGO!, 5/3-6/1
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2014

Factory Theatre will present the Toronto premiere of BINGO! by preeminent Canadian playwright and Governor General Award-winner Daniel MacIvor. (more...)
4th Annual Show Choir Canada National Championships Return to Toronto Today
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2014

Following in the sequined heels of the highly successful TVO fall 2013 documentary UNSUNG: BEHIND THE GLEE, the 4th annual Show Choir Canada National Championships returns to Toronto, featuring a brand-new competition format and divisions, at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, today, April 12, 2014. (more...)
Teenage Graceland to Present ADMISSIONS, 4/24-27
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2014

Toronto director, actor, producer, playwright and arts educator Tanisha Taitt has announced the debut presentation by the new community theatre youth collective, Teenage Graceland. Its first piece audiences will be Admissions, about a tutoring session that unravels unexpectedly and leaves a friendship potentially irreparable. Written by Taitt, who will also direct, Admissions will run for five performances from April 24th to 27th, 2014, at Artscape Youngplace. (more...)
David Rogers, Lee Siegel, Ma-Anne Dionisio & More to Star in Drayton Entertainment's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2014

With excitement mounting for Drayton Entertainment's production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES, Artistic Director Alex Mustakas today revealed the cast and creative team that has been assembled for the epic musical. (more...)
Canadian Stage to Present Crystal Pite's THE TEMPEST REPLICA, 5/7-11
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2014

Award-winning choreographer Crystal Pite (Dark Matters, The You Show) returns to Toronto with her newest work, The Tempest Replica. Presented by Canadian Stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre for five performances only from May 7 to 11, Pite's critically acclaimed company Kidd Pivot transforms one of Shakespeare's final plays, The Tempest, into an innovative dance creation. (more...)
Tarragon to Remount LUNGS this Winter
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2014

Tarragon Theatre's hit show Lungs by the award-winning British playwright Duncan Macmillan, directed by Weyni Mengesha and starring Brendan Gall and Lesley Faulkner, received nothing but raves during its five week run in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)
Allan Hawco Returns To Theatre: The 'Republic of Doyle' Star Says He's 'Having a Blast' Being Back On Stage
by Catherine Kustanczy on April 11, 2014

Allan Hawco has been putting in long days in the lead-up to his onstage appearance in Belleville, a play about a dysfunctional couple, on now through May 4 at Toronto's Berkeley Street Theatre. (more...)
Alumnae Theatre Presents Season Finale RABBIT HOLE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company presents its season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)
SHADOWS Opens Today at Videofag
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2014

Videofag and Parry Riposte Productions present Shadows, a play by Margo MacDonald, running today, April 11th- Satuday, April 19th, 2014 at 8pm at Videofag (dark Monday), 187 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market, Toronto. (more...)
Echo Productions Opens 2014 Season With FRANKENSTEIN, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2014

As the first show of its 2014 season, Echo Productions is proud to present its latest physical theatre piece, Frankenstein, running tonight, April 10 to 12, 2014 at The Annex Theatre. The show is a new adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic that has captivated audiences on paper, screen, and stage for almost 200 years. (more...)
THE LAST FIVE YEARS Runs Now thru 4/19 at Winchester Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2014

The Last Five Years is a cult favorite musical written and composed by Tony award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Urban Cowboy). The show is running at the enchanting Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street, today, April 10-12, and 17-19 with doors at 7:30pm and curtain at 8:00pm. Tickets are available for $25 at http://thelastfiveyears.brownpapertickets.com/ and $30 at the door. (more...)
Molly Ringwald Visits the Richmond Hill Centre Tonight
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2014

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (RHCPA) proudly welcomes Molly Ringwald tonight, April 10th at 8:00 pm. Best known for her roles in the iconic movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, Molly has now become one of jazz's great voices. Making her only Canadian stop, join Molly as she takes the main stage with a full repertoire of jazz standards. (more...)
Art, Dance, Music, Theatre: Luminato 2014 Has It All
by Catherine Kustanczy on April 09, 2014

Program details for the Toronto-based Luminato festival, now in its eighth year, were unveiled Tuesday morning in a packed room at the modern MaRS Discovery Centre. Heralded by a Brazilian drum corps, Luminato's moustachioed Artistic Director Jorn Weisbrodt made his entrance, shyly smiling and shaking hands as he made his way up the aisle, before introducing a comprehensive look at this year's festival. (more...)
Tickets to WICKED's Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre On Sale 5/5
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2014

After breaking box office records in each of its previous three engagements, WICKED, the smash-hit musical, will return to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. (more...)
Photo Flash: See Photos from Marquee Productions Shrek the Musical!
by Alan Henry on April 09, 2014

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. (more...)
Rebecca Caine Talks About Her Act, Cosette, and Her Love of Toronto
by Alan Henry on April 08, 2014

Rebecca Caine is most known around town as the lady who created the role of Christine in the Canadian premier of The Phantom of the Opera, and since then she's continued to have incredible success in the musical theatre, and the Opera (Caine had also done a considerable amount of Opera in Britain before coming over to Canada for Phantom.) (more...)
Theatre Francais de Toronto to Close 46th Season with LES PRECIEUSES RIDICULES, April 23-May 10
by BWW News Desk on April 08, 2014

Theatre francais de Toronto closes its 46th season with one of the company's favourite French classic playwrights, Moliere. In Les Precieuses ridicules (The Precious Young Ladies) Director Guy Mignault overlaps eras and blends classic XVIIIth century French with new short texts, songs and monologues, which reflect both Moliere and Mignault's biting take on their contemporaries. A great one-act comedy of manners, on stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre from April 23 to May 10. Opening on Friday, April 25. (more...)
Acting Up Stage Company, Angelwalk Theatre and Theatre 20 Team Up to Celebrate Toronto's Musical Theatre Community!
by Alan Henry on April 08, 2014

Toronto's three favourite not-for-profit musical theatre companies have joined forces to create 'And 5, 6, 7, 8... A Musical Theatre Dance Party,' a celebration of the amazing Toronto musical theatre community and an excuse to cut loose and shake your 'Shipoopi'! The event, jointly hosted by Acting Up Stage Company, Angelwalk Theatre and Theatre 20, will take place at the Drake Underground, the Drake Hotel's swanky underground lair (1150 Queen Street West). (more...)
THE LAST CONFESSION, Starring David Suchet, Richard O'Callaghan, Kicks Off World Tour April 19 in Toronto
by BWW News Desk on April 08, 2014

The Last Confession, the acclaimed mystery thriller by Roger Crane set in the Vatican, begins its world tour in Toronto on April 19, 2014 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, before touring to Los Angeles, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. (more...)
Art of Time Ensemble Presents I SEND YOU THIS CADMIUM RED, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2014

Art of Time Ensemble's unprecedented and engaging production I Send You This Cadmium Red returns to the stage this spring. The critically acclaimed show is an exploration of the senses, merging music, theatre and striking visual projections to kaleidoscopic effect. Originally presented in 2011 to unanimous rave reviews, the remount features additional, never-before-heard music by composer Gavin Bryars (The Sinking of the Titanic), direction by Daniel Brooks (House, Possible Worlds) and musical direction by Andrew Burashko. Julian Richings (Helmlock Grove, Orphan Black) and John Fitzgerald Jay (True Crimes, Half Life) reprise their original roles, performing alongside ensemble musicians playing Bryars' music and visual projections created by Bruce Alcock. On stage from today, April 9 to 12 at the intimate Enwave Theatre, I Send You This Cadmium Red promises to be a stunning return. (more...)
Tarragon to Premiere SOLICITING TEMPTATION, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk on April 09, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents the world premiere of Soliciting Temptation by Governor General Award winner and Tarragon playwright-in-residence Erin Shields. Directed by Tarragon's Assistant Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson, this compelling drama shines a light on the complexities of sex tourism and our preconceptions about love. Starring Soulpepper stalwart Derek Boyes and emerging artist Miriam Fernandes, Soliciting Temptation opens tonight, April 9 and runs to May 4 (with previews from April 1) in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)
LUMINATO to Present If I Loved You, Gentlemen Prefer Broadway: An Evening Of Love Duets
by Alan Henry on April 08, 2014

Luminato Festival is thrilled to present the world premiere of IF I LOVED YOU: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway - An Evening Of Love Duets, conceived by composer, singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright, for one night only on Saturday, June 14 at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts. (more...)
Watch the LUMINATO FESTIVAL Press Announcement Video Now!
by Alan Henry on April 08, 2014

BroadwayWorld Toronto bring you exclusive coverage of the Luminato Festival season announcement today! Tune in with us starting at 10:00 AM EST to watch the announcement live on BroadwayWorld! Our contributor Catherine Kustanczy will be attending the event and providing us exclusive coverage later in the day, along with photos by Racheal McCaig (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE GIGLI CONCERT Makes Sweet Music in Toronto
by Catherine Kustanczy on April 07, 2014

'The singer is the voice of the subconscious self.' So utters the main character in Tom Murphy's famous play, The Gigli Concert, now on at Toronto's Young Centre for the Performing Arts through May 14th. Produced by Soulpepper Theatre Company, the line is key to understanding this epic yet intimate play. Though occasionally challenging, Nancy Palk's production is an ultimately rewarding evening of theater for what it reveals of the human capacities for healing and connection. (more...)
Brit Floyd Returns to Sony Centre Tonight
by BWW News Desk on April 08, 2014

Having performed to over a half a million fans around the world since its first show in Liverpool, England in January 2011, The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show, Brit Floyd, returns to Toronto's Sony Centre today, April 8, 2014 to present DISCOVERY, a stunning new three hour chronological journey spanning the entire recording career of Pink Floyd from 1967 - 1994. (more...)
Alexander Showcase Theatre to Present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, Begin. 5/2
by BWW News Desk on April 07, 2014

Toronto based Alexander Showcase Theatre will perform "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" from May 2-4 & 8-11 at the Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Ave.). Tickets are available now at www.alexandershowcasetheatre.com, by emailing tickets@alexandershowcasetheatre.com, or by calling (416) 324-1259. (more...)
Branch Fields to Star in Drayton Entertainment's South Pacific
by Alan Henry on April 06, 2014

American bass Branch Fields, a star in the world of Opera and Broadway, will be featured as Emile de Becque alongside Chilina Kennedy as Nellie Forbush in Drayton Entertainment's production of South Pacific, the award-winning theatre company confirmed today. (more...)
Studio 180 Theatre Stages Canadian Premiere of COCK, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk on April 04, 2014

Studio 180 is proud to present the Canadian premiere of Cock, an award-winning and acclaimed comedy by British playwright Mike Bartlett. Cock not only introduces Toronto audiences to one of the most exciting new voices in English-language theatre, but also to Studio 180's new home base - The Theatre Centre's brand new facility at 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto. (more...)
Greg Ellwand Joins Cast of Tarragon's A GOD IN NEED OF HELP
by BWW News Desk on April 02, 2014

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of A God in Need of Help by playwright-in-residence Sean Dixon, directed by the theatre's artistic director, Richard Rose. This vividly painted sojourn into 17th century Europe examines the role of faith at the dawn of the Age of Reason and opens Wednesday, April 23, running to May 25 (with previews from April 16) in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)
Alumnae Theatre to Present Season Finale RABBIT HOLE, 4/11-26
by BWW News Desk on April 01, 2014

The Alumnae Theatre Company presents its season finale Mainstage show of the 2013-2014 season: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire. The current production is directed by Paul Hardy, who also directed Alumnae's critically acclaimed production of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)
Louise Pitre, Nia Vardalos, Brent Carver & More Join Dan Chameroy in Cast of Theatre 20's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk on April 01, 2014

Theatre 20's highly-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company will play the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs from June 21 to July 13, 2014. This show has not been seen in Toronto in almost 30 years. (more...)
Theatre Centre's Managing Director Roxanne Duncan Takes On New Role at PuSh Festival
by BWW News Desk on April 01, 2014

The Theatre Centre today announced that Managing Director, Roxanne Duncan, has accepted a new role with Vancouver's PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. For over three years Duncan has worked closely with Franco Boni, General & Artistic Director to execute the organization's largest and most ambitious project to date - the $6.2 million transformation of an iconic heritage building into a live arts hub and incubator, and a permanent home for the company. (more...)
Canadian Rep to Present Judith Thompson's WATCHING GLORY DIE, Begin. 5/15
by BWW News Desk on April 01, 2014

Canadian Rep Theatre presents the world premiere production of Watching Glory Die written and performed by one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, Judith Thompson, in a solo tour de force role directed by Artistic Director Ken Gass. Ripped from the headlines, this riveting portrait of three inextricably linked women opens May 17 and runs to June 1 (previewing from May 15) at Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs. Tickets are available by calling 416.368.3110 or by visiting www.canadianrep.ca . (more...)


 
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