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BWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors FundBWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT
Posted: Oct. 19, 2014


BWW Review: HELEN LAWRENCE at Canadian StageBWW Review: HELEN LAWRENCE at Canadian Stage
Posted: Oct. 20, 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 Exclusive: Photos from LES BELLES SOEURS in MontrealBWW Exclusive: Photos from LES BELLES SOEURS in Montreal
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014


BWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street TheatreBWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street Theatre
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014


Young People's Theatre to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, 11/24-12/28Young People's Theatre to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, 11/24-12/28
Posted: Oct. 21, 2014


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


ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival Celebrates 15 Years With THE EMBARGO COLLECTIVE II, Now thru 10/26ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival Celebrates 15 Years With THE EMBARGO COLLECTIVE II, Now thru 10/26
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014


Ross Petty Productions to Present CINDERELLA Beginning 11/21Ross Petty Productions to Present CINDERELLA Beginning 11/21
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014


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


Theatre francais de Toronto to Present LE CHANT DE GEORGES BOIVINTheatre francais de Toronto to Present LE CHANT DE GEORGES BOIVIN
Posted: Oct. 20, 2014


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


TEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre to Present PEACE WARRIORSTEATRON Toronto Jewish Theatre to Present PEACE WARRIORS
Posted: Oct. 21, 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


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


15th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Returns Today15th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Returns Today
Posted: Oct. 22, 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


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...)
The Theatre Centre's SEA SICK to Return to Toronto, 10/29-11/2
by BWW News Desk on October 16, 2014

Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell's critically acclaimed production about the state of the global ocean, returns to The Theatre Centre this fall from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2. Kicking off a national tour, The Theatre Centre is thrilled to share the production that opened its permanent home at 1115 Queen St. W. with new audiences. Directed by artistic and general director Franco Boni with Ravi Jain and performed by Mitchell, Sea Sick is a deeply personal solo performance that reveals how the global ocean is changing and why it matters. Following the Toronto production, Sea Sick will head off on tour. Full tour details, including dates and stops, to be announced. (more...)
THE BOOK OF MORMON's Gavin Creel, Chris O'Neil and More Set for Talkback at Second City in Toronto, Oct 22
by BWW News Desk on October 15, 2014

The Second City is excited to host an exclusive and intimate talkback with cast members from the Toronto engagement of The Book of Mormon, including Gavin Creel (Elder Price), Chris O'Neil (Elder Cunningham), Peter Mitchell (Elder McKinley), and Stanley Wayne Mathis (Mafala Hatimbi); in conversation with The Second City's Ashley Botting (Rebel Without a Cosmos). (more...)
What's Broadway's Stephanie Rothenberg Doing in Stratford? Playing Maria!
by Alan Henry on October 15, 2014

Broadway's Stephanie Rothenberg, of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (starring Daniel Radcliffe, and later - Nick Jonas) fame will play Maria in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Stratford Festival next season. (more...)
North Of Maine to Present THE LOVE GAME
by BWW News Desk on October 15, 2014

Afraid things are getting dull, a thirtysomething couple devise a comprehensive game of do's and don'ts to maintain the spark in their relationship. As the line between reality and fantasy blurs, the couple questions their commitment to the game and to each other. Written by Britney Tangedal and directed by Matthew Hines (The Heel vs. Screwjob), The Love Game is a one act play about coping with the complexities of an aging relationship. (more...)
Canadian Stage to Present OLDER & RECKLESS, 11/6-9
by BWW News Desk on October 14, 2014

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's Older & Reckless, Canadian Stage presents the acclaimed performance series for a limited run from Nov. 6 to 9 at the Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs (26 Berkeley St.). Conceived and curated by MOonhORsE artistic director, Claudia Moore, tickets are selling fast for this unique dance project, an up-close and personal look at the work of older dance artists. (more...)
Tarragon Announces Cast for Morris Panych's SEXTET
by BWW News Desk on October 14, 2014

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of Sextet, written and directed by the prolific, award-winning Morris Panych, one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights and directors. Chock-full of Panych's trademark wit, this hilarious comic drama about six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour opens November 12 and runs to December 14 (previews from November 5) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)
GCTC Presents FISHEYES & BOYS WITH CARS, Now thru 11/2
by BWW News Desk on October 14, 2014

Great Canadian Theatre Company will present a double bill of FishEyes & (world premiere) Boys With Cars. Written, choreographed and performed by Anita Majumdar. Runs today, October 14 - November 2, 2014. Directed by Brian Quirt. (more...)
THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKER, THE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Factory Theatre's 45th Season
by BWW News Desk on October 11, 2014

e Co-Artistic Director's Nina Lee Aquino and Nigel Shawn Williams, and Managing Director, Sara Meurling present the 45th season of Factory Theatre consisting of five Factory premieres: THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKER, written by Adam Lazarus and Guillermo Verdecchia; TAKE ME BACK TO JEFFERSON an adaptation of William Faulkner's AS I LAY DYING by Dean Gilmour and Michele Smith in collaboration with the company; TWISTED, written by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman and Joseph Jomo Pierre; THE UNPLUGGING written by Yvette Nolan; MORRO AND JASP: 9-5, created and performed by Morro and Jasp; and as a special add-on to the subscription season, the return of THE DAISY THEATRE, created and performed by Ronnie Burkett. BMO Financial Group returns as the 2014-15 45th Season Sponsor. (more...)
THE NANCE, Starring Nathan Lane, Airs 10/13 on WNED
by BWW News Desk on October 10, 2014

THE NANCE will air on PBS as a part of the Live from Lincoln Center series Monday, October 13. In The Nance, playwright Douglas Carter Beane tells the story of Chauncey Miles (Nathan Lane), a headline nance performer in New York burlesque, who also happens to be homosexual. (more...)
Jordan Tannahill Nominated for Governor General's Literary Award
by BWW News Desk on October 09, 2014

This week, young playwright Jordan Tannahill was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award in drama for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays, a collection that explores the lives of three queer youth and their resilience in the face of violence and intolerance. (more...)
Tony Winner Gabriel Ebert, Izzie Steele, Euan Morton & More to Lead THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD in Toronto
by BWW News Desk on October 09, 2014

David Mirvish in co-production with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and by arrangement with Barry and Fran Weissler, have announced the cast of the Canadian premiere production of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD by David Farr, directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson. (more...)
WICKED & THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Casts Set for BC/EFA and Actors' Fund Fundraiser, 10/27
by Alan Henry on October 08, 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...)
Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Will Play Toronto in Spring 2015; Opera Star Ben Heppner Leads
by BWW News Desk on October 08, 2014

David Mirvish has announced that Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast of the new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC. TITANIC is part of the Mirvish 2014-15 Subscription Season. It will play May 20 to June 21, 2015 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The production was originally slated to open in Toronto last summer, prior to a Broadway run, but was cancelled. (more...)
Breaking News: ONCE to Close on Broadway in January; Heads to Melbourne, Seoul and Toronto!
by BWW News Desk on October 07, 2014

The Best Musical Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning global sensation ONCE will play its final Broadway performance on January 4, 2015. As of that date, the musical will have played 1,167 performances and 22 previews. (more...)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Present BEST OF THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk on October 07, 2014

Pops concerts are pure entertainment as TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Orchestra, together with top-notch vocalists and soloists, in dazzling symphonic performances of pop tunes, Broadway hits, memorable melodies from TV and the movies, and more from popular music's evolving songbook. (more...)

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