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Last Chance to Nominate for 2014 BWW Awards! - Closes 10/31Last Chance to Nominate for 2014 BWW Awards! - Closes 10/31
Posted: Oct. 29, 2014


BWW Exclusive: Photos from the DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' Benefit for the Actors' Fund of Canada and BC/EFABWW Photo Exclusive: from the DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' Canada Benefit
Posted: Oct. 28, 2014


Winners Announced for Toronto's 15th Annual imagineNATIVE FestivalWinners Announced for Toronto's 15th Annual imagineNATIVE Festival
Posted: Oct. 26, 2014


BWW Interviews: Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson Talk N THE QUEEN OF PARISBWW Interviews: Allaire and Ferguson Talk N THE QUEEN OF PARIS
Posted: Oct. 28, 2014


Julie Martell, Patrick McManus, Charlie Gallant, Fiona Reid and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2015 Season; Cast, Creatives Announced!Martell, McManus, Gallant, Reid & More Set for Shaw's 2015 Season; Cast Announced!
Posted: Oct. 29, 2014


Bernard Hopkins, a Veteran of 24 Seasons at the Stratford Festival, Passes AwayBernard Hopkins, a Veteran of 24 Seasons at the Stratford Festival, Passes Away
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014


BWW Previews: APRILE MILLO IN RECITAL at Trinity-St. Paul's CentreBWW Previews: APRILE MILLO IN RECITAL at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
Posted: Oct. 27, 2014


BWW Review: Factory Theatre's THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKERBWW Review: Factory Theatre's THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKER
Posted: Oct. 25, 2014


Segal Centre Extends LES BELLES SOEURS Through 11/16Segal Centre Extends LES BELLES SOEURS Through 11/16
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014


Huck Finn Jubilee Announces New Dates for 2015 and BeyondHuck Finn Jubilee Announces New Dates for 2015 and Beyond
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014


Artistic Director Marion de Vries to Depart Blyth FestivalArtistic Director Marion de Vries to Depart Blyth Festival
Posted: Oct. 27, 2014


Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon Theare's THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECEPhoto Flash: First Look at Tarragon Theare's THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE
Posted: Oct. 28, 2014


The TSO to Present THE SECOND CITY GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRAThe TSO to Present THE SECOND CITY GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA
Posted: Oct. 27, 2014


Canadian Stage to Present OPUS, 11/12-16Canadian Stage to Present OPUS, 11/12-16
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014


BWW Review: BELLES SOEURS the Musical at the Segal CentreBWW Review: BELLES SOEURS the Musical at the Segal Centre
Posted: Oct. 30, 2014


DRINK WITH DEATH - A MORBID CABARET Runs Now thru 10/30 at The Cameron HouseDRINK WITH DEATH - A MORBID CABARET Runs Now thru 10/30 at The Cameron House
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014


Tapestry to Present TAPESTRY BRIEFS: BOOSTER SHOTS, 11/13-16Tapestry to Present TAPESTRY BRIEFS: BOOSTER SHOTS, 11/13-16
Posted: Oct. 28, 2014


BWW Review: Soulpepper's GLOBAL CABARETBWW Review: Soulpepper's GLOBAL CABARET
Posted: Oct. 30, 2014


Staged Reading of SEA MARKS Comes to the Fly on the Wall Theatre This WeekendStaged Reading of SEA MARKS Comes to the Fly on the Wall Theatre This Weekend
Posted: Oct. 25, 2014


Cabaret Duo The DalyHughes Brings 'You're Nothing Without Me' to Toronto Centre for the Arts TonightCabaret Duo The DalyHughes Brings 'You're Nothing Without Me' to Toronto Centre for the Arts Tonight
Posted: Oct. 24, 2014


BWW Review: BELLES SOEURS the Musical at the Segal Centre
by Toronto Newsdesk on October 30, 2014

When a 23-year-old first-time playwright named Michel Tremblay wrote Les Belles-soeurs in 1965, no one could have predicted how it would turn into an international sensation over the next four decades and go on to be produced in over 30 languages. (more...)
BWW Review: Soulpepper's GLOBAL CABARET
by Dennis Kucherawy on October 30, 2014

Without a doubt, Soulpepper Theatre Company's Global Cabaret Festival is my favorite Toronto arts festival. It's like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get. Forrest Gump would dig it. Each year I'm tempted to bring my sleeping bag and just camp out for the weekend. (more...)
The Theatre Centre & Project: Humanity to Stage World Premiere of SMALL AXE
by BWW News Desk on October 30, 2014

The Theatre Centre and Project: Humanity will present the world premiere of Small Axe, a piece of documentary theatre led by playwright/performer Andrew Kushnir and director Alan Dilworth. In development since 2011 as part of The Theatre Centre's Residency Program, Small Axe looks at the experiences of lesbian and gay people of colour from Jamaica and the Jamaican-Canadian diaspora, while investigating the intersection of homophobia and racism and what it means to put oneself at the centre of this dynamic. Featuring Sarah Afful, Michael Blake, Lisa Codrington, Chy Ryan Spain, Marcel Stewart and Kushnir, Small Axe will be on stage Jan. 17 to Feb. 1 at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St. W.). (more...)
Julie Martell, Patrick McManus, Charlie Gallant, Fiona Reid and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2015 Season; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk on October 29, 2014

The Shaw Festival today announced principal casting and creative team details for its 54th season. (more...)
Last Chance to Nominate for 2014 BWW Awards! - Closes 10/31
by BWW Special Coverage on October 29, 2014

Nominations are soon ending for the 2014 BWW Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 65 regions! Click on the link below to your region and nominate your favorites now! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon Theare's THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE
by BWW News Desk on October 28, 2014

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of The Bakelite Masterpiece, written by Tarragon playwright-in-residence Kate Cayley, directed by Tarragon's Artistic Director Richard Rose and starring two award-winning, powerhouse actors, Geordie Johnson and Irene Poole. Set in the Netherlands in the aftermath of World War II, this penetrating new play exploring art, forgery and war crimes opens October 29 and runs to November 30 (with previews from October 21) in Tarragon's Extraspace. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Photos from the DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' Benefit for the Actors' Fund of Canada and BC/EFA
by Alan Henry on October 28, 2014

The Actors' Fund of Canada and members of the National Touring Companies of WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON presented DON'T STOP BELIEVIN', an evening of song and dance, at the Panasonic Theatre last night. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and the Actors' Fund of Canada. (more...)
Tapestry to Present TAPESTRY BRIEFS: BOOSTER SHOTS, 11/13-16
by BWW News Desk on October 28, 2014

TAPESTRY presents TAPESTRY BRIEFS: BOOSTER SHOTS, ten original, provocative opera shorts brought to life in site-specific installations in-and-around the Distillery Historic District, for four performances only, November 13-16, 2014. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson Talk N THE QUEEN OF PARIS
by David Clarke on October 28, 2014

With its World Premiere about a year away, tickets are already on sale for the Broadway bound musical N THE QUEEN OF PARIS. And 2015 is shaping up to be the year of Emile Zola. Recently, I sat down with Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Ferguson, the co-creators of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS, and Pascal Nadon to discuss the upcoming musical. (more...)
Artistic Director Marion de Vries to Depart Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk on October 27, 2014

The Blyth Centre for the Arts announced today that Marion de Vries's contract as Artistic Director, which expires October 31, is not being renewed. A search committee led by the Board of Directors will begin an immediate search for a new Artistic Director for the Blyth Festival. (more...)
The TSO to Present THE SECOND CITY GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA
by BWW News Desk on October 27, 2014

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The Second City Toronto have joined forces for the world premiere of THE SECOND CITY GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA. Celebrating their shared love of symphonic music and comedy, the two eminent organizations conspired very closely together throughout all stages of the project to create the first programme of its kind in Canada. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 26
by on October 26, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)
Winners Announced for Toronto's 15th Annual imagineNATIVE Festival
by Movies News Desk on October 26, 2014

On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at imagineNATIVE's Awards Show and Reception at The Revival, the esteemed Sun Jury and Moon Jury considered film, video, audio, and new media works from Canadian and international Indigenous artists to select winners in 18 categories with over $27,000 in cash and $7,500 of in-kind services. (more...)
BWW Review: Factory Theatre's THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKER
by Dennis Kucherawy on October 25, 2014

The award-winning one-man play 'The Art of Building a Bunker' now on at Factory Theatre Lab, is about a desperate outsider named Elvis Goldstein who is incapable of experiencing love and the consequences that follow. His namesake, of course, was the King of Rock n' Roll. This homunculus is the King of Pain. He is also a vicious bigot. (more...)
BWW Previews: APRILE MILLO IN RECITAL at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
by Peter Danish on October 27, 2014

Opera and Classical music fans in Toronto have a lot to sing about! Legendary soprano Aprile Millo will be returning to Toronto for in November for a very special weekend of performances. The New York Post's James Jorden said of Millo: 'The soprano, considered the foremost stylist of Italian romantic vocal music, always draws an audience of hard core cognoscenti, who are practically an opera in themselves'. (more...)
Staged Reading of SEA MARKS Comes to the Fly on the Wall Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on October 25, 2014

A chance meeting sparks a long distance romance between a man and a woman from seemingly opposite worlds: a fisherman from a remote island off the west coast of Ireland and woman from Wales, working for a small publishing firm in Liverpool. (more...)
Cabaret Duo The DalyHughes Brings 'You're Nothing Without Me' to Toronto Centre for the Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

James Daly (Next To Normal) and Michael Hughes (2013 New York City Bistro Award winner) have joined forces forces and created The DalyHughes: You're Nothing Without Me, to be presented as part of the Encore Entertainment: Cabaret Soiree tonight, October 24, 2014 at 8pm at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)
Bernard Hopkins, a Veteran of 24 Seasons at the Stratford Festival, Passes Away
by Alan Henry on October 23, 2014

The Stratford Festival was saddened to learn of the passing on Wednesday, October 22, of Bernard Hopkins, whose theatre career spanned half a century, including 24 seasons as a beloved member of the Festival company. (more...)
Segal Centre Extends LES BELLES SOEURS Through 11/16
by BWW News Desk on October 23, 2014

Due to popular demand, the Segal Centre has announced that a week of performances have been added to Copa de Oro's world English premiere production of Belles Soeurs: The Musical, based on the play by Michel Tremblay. (more...)
Canadian Stage to Present OPUS, 11/12-16
by BWW News Desk on October 23, 2014

World-renowned trailblazers in the world of contemporary circus, the Australian performance troupe Circa arrives in Toronto with their newest work, Opus. The North American premiere is presented by Canadian Stage for five performances only at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E.), Nov. 12 to 16. Under the direction of Circa artistic director Yaron Lifschitz and accompanied by live music from the acclaimed Debussy String Quartet, Opus mixes circus and classical music to share an unexpected and breathtaking experience. (more...)
Huck Finn Jubilee Announces New Dates for 2015 and Beyond
by BWW News Desk on October 23, 2014

Moving forward with its commitment to securing the best in world-class entertainment, Huck Finn Jubilee has changed its annual dates of operation to the second weekend in June, starting in 2015, organizers announced today. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Photos from LES BELLES SOEURS in Montreal
by Racheal McCaig on October 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld has exclusive new photos of LES BELLES SOEURS at the Segal Centre in Montreal. All photos by Racheal McCaig. Tremblay's landmark play, Les Belles Soeurs, is re-imagined in this explosive new musical adaptation playing at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts now through November 9th. (more...)
DRINK WITH DEATH - A MORBID CABARET Runs Now thru 10/30 at The Cameron House
by BWW News Desk on October 23, 2014

Following a wildly successful run at the renowned La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City in February, director Romana Soutus is teaming up with Juno-nominated musician Christopher Weatherstone to present Drink With Death, a morbid cabaret where the dead rise again to tell the stories of their untimely ends through song. Featuring the best and brightest of Toronto's vibrant indie folk scene, this unexpectedly humorous and beautiful show runs today, October 23-30 (Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8pm) at the legendary downtown Toronto venue, The Cameron House. (more...)
Ross Petty Productions to Present CINDERELLA Beginning 11/21
by BWW News Desk on October 22, 2014

Get ready to have a ball with CINDERELLA, The Gags To Riches Family Musical, a shoe-in for this holiday season's favourite treat! Ross Petty, creator of Toronto's most celebrated theatrical holiday extravaganza, presents his 19th annual production of exquisitely silly entertainment for the young and the young at heart! Tickets are now on sale. (more...)
BWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street Theatre
by Dennis Kucherawy on October 22, 2014

While reviewing What Makes a Man (WMAM), now playing at the Berkley Street Theatre, it's tempting to comment on what's not there, what could and should be there, rather than what is there. What is on display is a marvelous musical stage portrait of Charles Aznavour, the world renowned French singer/songwriter, actor and political activist/diplomat. A man of the world, he is capable of singing in five languages. One of the last surviving 'showmen,' he still is capable of filling the world's most prestigious concert halls. For example, a year ago he performed for the first time in 25 years at London's Royal Albert Hall. Demand was so great, a second concert was booked there for this past June. (more...)
15th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Returns Today
by BWW News Desk on October 22, 2014

The 15th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival returns today, October 22-26, 2014 but the celebrations begin in June with National Aboriginal History Month. imagineNATIVE will commemorate National Aboriginal History Month with several special free events. (more...)
ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival Celebrates 15 Years With THE EMBARGO COLLECTIVE II, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk on October 22, 2014

The 15th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival returns today, October 22-26, 2014 with the most compelling and distinctive Indigenous works from around the globe, including the return of the Embargo Collective II, a series of five new short films by established and up-and-coming Canadian Aboriginal women filmmakers. (more...)
Young People's Theatre to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, 11/24-12/28
by BWW News Desk on October 21, 2014

Young People's Theatre will present the Canadian Premiere of a rollicking new musical version of the beloved children's classic James and the Giant Peach. Created by Tony Award-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, this wonderfully touching show has just been extended due to popular demand and will be presented on the Mainstage beginning November 24, running to December 28. (more...)
TEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre to Present PEACE WARRIORS
by BWW News Desk on October 21, 2014

Four sharp-tongued academics, one precocious adolescent. Three middle-of-the-night seductions against the backdrop of Israeli/Palestinian politics on university campuses. Four characters come together to flaunt their activism and advance their ambitions. (more...)
Theatre francais de Toronto to Present LE CHANT DE GEORGES BOIVIN
by BWW News Desk on October 20, 2014

Theatre francais de Toronto has the perfect fall getaway in store for its public with Le chant de Georges Boivin (Georges Boivin's Swan Song) by Martin Bellemare. Directed by Mario Borges and starring the legendary Pierre Collin, this theatrical "road movie" love song will be presented at the Berkeley Street Theatre from November 26 to 30. (more...)
BWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors Fund
by Alan Henry on October 19, 2014

The Actors' Fund of Canada and members of the National Touring Companies of WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON will host DON'T STOP BELIEVIN', an evening of song and dance, at the Panasonic Theatre on Monday, October 27. The performance starts at 8:00 PM with the VIP Plus reception beginning at 6:30 PM. The Panasonic Theatre is located at 651 Yonge Street, Toronto. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and the Actors' Fund of Canada. (more...)
BWW Interview: Valerie Boyle, Lisa Horner and Paula Wolfson of LES BELLES SOEURS
by Racheal McCaig on October 17, 2014

Chatting backstage between tech rehearsals for Les Belles Soeurs, a new English musical adaptation of Michel Tremblay's epic play, I asked 3 of the shows 12 powerhouse performers, Valerie Boyle, Lisa Horner and Paula Wolfson, if they'd ever been in another show with a cast entirely comprised of women. With the exception of Nunsense, they hadn't. (more...)
Studio 180 Theatre to Stage North American Premiere of NSFW, Nov 7-30
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2014

Studio 180 Theatre is delighted to present the work of multi award-winning British playwright Lucy Kirkwood for the first time in North America. NSFW, Kirkwood's acclaimed play from 2012, will be directed by Joel Greenberg and will be performed November 7 to 30, 2014 at The Theatre Centre. (more...)
NXNE Announces City of Toronto Music Sector Development Officer
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2014

North by Northeast (NXNE) says goodbye this week to Director of Operations Mike Tanner. After seven successful years with the festival, Mike has accepted the newly created position of Music Officer at the City of Toronto starting Tuesday, October 21. (more...)
Shaw Festival's ARCADIA to Open at Royal Alexandra Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2014

David Mirvish brings the The Shaw Festival's acclaimed sold-out hit production of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Toronto. This multilayered masterpiece straddling time and space, order and chaos, is directed by Eda Holmes and begins a strictly limited engagement from November 4th to December 14th at the Royal Alexandra Theatre as the second show in the 2014-15 Mirvish Subscription Season. (more...)
BWW Review: HELEN LAWRENCE at Canadian Stage
by Dennis Kucherawy on October 20, 2014

'Helen Lawrence,' now playing at Toronto's Bluma Appel, theatre, is an entertaining, multi-media presentation of a 1940s film noir story hampered by a thin script by Chris Haddock (co-written with Stan Douglas.) During the first five minutes, you tend to be overwhelmed by the show's blue compositing technique in which the live action onstage is enhanced by its larger-than-life, black-and-white close-up projection on a scrim in front of the actors. But the technical ingenuity shortly wears off, and you're left with a complex plot, heavy on exposition and light on action and tension. (more...)
Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky Developing MADAME SOUSATZKA Musical?
by BWW News Desk on October 16, 2014

The New York Post writes that convicted forger and producer Garth Drabinsky is planning his next stage project. Rumor is Drabinsky, producing via entertainment company StageVentures, has booked Toronto's Elgin Theatre for a new musical based on the 1988 film MADAME SOUSATZKA, which he produced, starring Shirley MacLaine. (more...)
Canadian Stage Celebrates Surplus for Third Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk on October 16, 2014

In an annual report released today, Canadian Stage announced the company's third consecutive budget surplus following an award-winning and record-breaking season. This year under the leadership of artistic & general director Matthew Jocelyn, managing director Su Hutchinson and board chair Adrian Lang, Canadian Stage saw an increase in new subscribers and audiences under the age of 35; toured productions internationally; introduced a range of new audience engagement initiatives; continued to revitalize the historic Berkeley Street Theatre, and much more. (more...)
CONFITURE, LIGHT PRINCESS, DRAGON KING and More Set for Third Season of Josh Oskrdal Children's Series
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2014

In memory of a boy who loved theatre, Hudson Village Theatre presents its third successful season of live, professional theatre for young audiences to spark new passions in boys and girls of all ages. This year, HVT features puppets, workshops, and stories born of ancient lore. The musical highlight is bound to be a children's story written and performed bilingually by the inimitable opera diva herself, Natalie Choquette. (more...)
2014 BWW Nominations Now Open in Over 65 Regions Worldwide!
by BWW Special Coverage on October 16, 2014

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2014 BWW Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 65 regions! Click on the link below to your region and nominate your favorites now! (more...)

 
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