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Drayton Entertainment Announces LES MISERABLES as 2014 Season Flagship ProductionDrayton Entertainment Announces LES MISERABLES as 2014 Season Flagship Production
Posted: Feb. 3, 2014


Stratford Rumors: SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL Set for the 2015 Season?Stratford Rumors: SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL Set for the 2015 Season?
Posted: Jul. 16, 2014


Tickets for Mirvish's THE LION KING Now On SaleTickets for Mirvish's THE LION KING Now On Sale
Posted: Feb. 3, 2014


Discount Watch: Two New Discounts! Mirvish Offers Discounts for FLASHDANCE and ARRABAL!Discount Watch: Two New Discounts! Mirvish Offers Discounts for FLASHDANCE and ARRABAL!
Posted: Mar. 5, 2014


BWW Guest Blog: Life on the Road in OZ by Adam SergisonBWW Guest Blog: Life on the Road in OZ by Adam Sergison
Posted: Mar. 12, 2014


BWW Guest Blog: The Toronto Symphony on being 'Eclectic in Amsterdam!'BWW Guest Blog: The Toronto Symphony on being 'Eclectic in Amsterdam!'
August 26, 2014

Being on tour in the first violin section of the TSO , one might think I would be limited to the notes on a page, but I am also a jazz violinist and bluegrass fiddler and have no musical limits. Today's rare day off for the TSO tour means exploring the city and it's music. I hop in a taxi to meet up with a local friend and her gypsy jazz band with whom I'll play tonight.
Stratford Rumors: SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL Set for the 2015 Season?Stratford Rumors: SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL Set for the 2015 Season?
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.
Randolph Academy's 'THE TROJAN WOMEN' to Open TodayRandolph Academy's 'THE TROJAN WOMEN' to Open Today
July 2, 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'.
'THE URINAL DIALOGUES' Set to Premier at the Al Green Theatre Today'THE URINAL DIALOGUES' Set to Premier at the Al Green Theatre Today
July 2, 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.
'THE URINAL DIALOGUES' Set to Premier at the Al Green Theatre 7/2'THE URINAL DIALOGUES' Set to Premier at the Al Green Theatre 7/2
June 26, 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.
Randolph Academy's 'THE TROJAN WOMEN' to Open 7/2Randolph Academy's 'THE TROJAN WOMEN' to Open 7/2
June 25, 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'.
'EVITA' Broadway National Tour Comes to Shea's in Buffalo Today'EVITA' Broadway National Tour Comes to Shea's in Buffalo Today
June 10, 2014

It was like a scene from Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys." `I came from the people; they need to adore me /So Christian Dior me from my head to my toes.' What kind of a lyric is that?" kvetched lyricist Fred Ebb as he got into the taxi. "You remembered it," quipped his songwriting partner, composer John Kander, with a shrug. The song? "Rainbow High." The show? "Evita."
'EVITA' Broadway National Tour Comes to Shea's in Buffalo June 10th; Stratford Festival Star and Tony Nominee Josh Young Recreates His Acclaimed Performance as Che'EVITA' Broadway National Tour Comes to Shea's in Buffalo June 10th; Stratford Festival Star and Tony Nominee Josh Young Recreates His Acclaimed Performance as Che
June 3, 2014

It was like a scene from Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys. `I came from the people; they need to adore me /So Christian Dior me from my head to my toes.' What kind of a lyric is that? kvetched lyricist Fred Ebb as he got into the taxi. You remembered it, quipped his songwriting partner, composer John Kander, with a shrug. The song? Rainbow High. The show? Evita.
Howland Company to Present '52 PICKUP' with Toronto Fringe in JulyHowland Company to Present '52 PICKUP' with Toronto Fringe in July
May 9, 2014

In a blend of sharp writing and improvisation 52 PICK UP swerves from romantic comedy to heartbreak at the drop of a card, as two people navigate through their relationship. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show two actors toss the cards in the air and the story unfolds in the order in they are picked up. No two shows will ever be the same!
BWW Reviews: Theatre Passe Muraille's VITALSBWW Reviews: Theatre Passe Muraille's VITALS
May 6, 2014

'You don't know what a call is going to be like until you get there,' says Anna the paramedic. The same can be said of playwright Rosamund Small's new one-person drama Vitals, produced by Outside the March with support from Theatre Passe Muraille. This site-specific show about the arduous work of paramedics is not for the faint of heart. There are three ways in which Vitals is not easy for the audience. First, you don't just sit there; you are on-site and at various points you must be on your feet or climb stairs. Second, you are not pointed at a stage having the performance spoon-fed to you; for a period, you are swimming in the experience, which can be disorienting but also mind-expanding. Third, the subject matter-disturbing experiences that a paramedic encounters on the job-is traumatic even just to hear about.
Photo Flash: Inside Theatre20's 'TASTE OF TWENTY' - A Speakeasy SocialPhoto Flash: Inside Theatre20's 'TASTE OF TWENTY' - A Speakeasy Social
May 2, 2014

Last night Theatre20 hosted A Tase of 20: A Speakeasy Social at The National Club. The venue was transformed into a Speakeasy ('Singeasy') lounge where patrons got a 'taste' of what's coming up next for Theatre 20! Performers included founding artists Adam Brazier, Brent Carver and Nora McLellan, a Sondheim Jazz Project, Cadence, the Upper Canada Chorus and Theatre 20's 2014 Emerging Artist Ensemble.
Music of the Night: A Tribute to Colm Wilkinson Set for May 11 at Koerner HallMusic of the Night: A Tribute to Colm Wilkinson Set for May 11 at Koerner Hall
May 1, 2014

Join us for a one night only musical tribute to Colm Wilkinson featuring Broadway stars Adam Brazier, Chilina Kennedy, Aaron Walpole, Tony nominee Josh Young, internationally acclaimed Jennie Such, and more artists performing the gorgeous songs he made famous.
BWW Reviews: Business as UsualBWW Reviews: Business as Usual
April 25, 2014

Three emerging theatre companies have come together to present "3 Shows", three separate new works of physical theatre, each about an hour long, playing in rotation at The Theatre Centre until May 18th Business as Usual depicts a "corporate Twilight Zone" of big business insiders trying to carry on in a "post-crash world". The bouffon-inspired satire Death Married My Daughter (Best of Fringe 2013) brings Shakespeare's Ophelia and Desdemona back from death to take on the patriarchy. In Ralph + Lina, Christina Serra and her co-star tell the charming true romance of her Italian grandparents.
BWW Reviews: Tarragon's SOLICITING TEMPTATIONBWW Reviews: Tarragon's SOLICITING TEMPTATION
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.
BWW Reviews: THE SEAGULL, Old-School Theatre for the Modern WorldBWW Reviews: THE SEAGULL, Old-School Theatre for the Modern World
March 14, 2014

Toronto gets one more blast of snow as I settle in at Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs to watch blustery Chekhov characters spend a summer holiday in the Russian countryside. A group of actors called The Chekhov Collective formed a year ago and began developing this production of The Seagull using the methods of Michael Chekhov, nephew of Anton Chekhov. The Seagull, which is heavy on theme and light on levity, is a self-referential play wherein Chekhov's characters examine what makes good theatre, good art, and good life.
BWW Guest Blog: Life on the Road in OZ by Adam SergisonBWW Guest Blog: Life on the Road in OZ by Adam Sergison
March 12, 2014

After 10 months of playing in the frigid cold of Toronto, Canada, our cast of The Wizard of Oz began a touring experience that currently has us situated in Costa Mesa, California. I had no idea it was so warm here, even in winter. The joy of packing all of my winter clothes into a box in middle of January is comparable to a second Christmas morning. It's my first national tour, and I've picked up a few tips and experiences I'd love to share with you over the coming weeks. For starters, let me tell you a bit about what I do in the show!
Discount Watch: Two New Discounts! Mirvish Offers Discounts for FLASHDANCE and ARRABAL!Discount Watch: Two New Discounts! Mirvish Offers Discounts for FLASHDANCE and ARRABAL!
March 5, 2014

Toronto Discount Watch brings you the latest discounts from the top theatres all over the city! Follow BroadwayWorld Toronto on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up to date with all of the latest discounts!
Discount Watch: Mirvish Offers Special Pricing on THE TWO WORLDS OF CHARLIE FDiscount Watch: Mirvish Offers Special Pricing on THE TWO WORLDS OF CHARLIE F
February 18, 2014

Toronto Discount Watch brings you the latest discounts from the top theatres all over the city! Follow BroadwayWorld Toronto on Twitter or like us on Facebook to keep up to date with all of the latest discounts!
Discount Watch: Mirvish Offers Three Family Packs on Family Day Long WeekendDiscount Watch: Mirvish Offers Three Family Packs on Family Day Long Weekend
February 12, 2014

Mirvish is offering three different family day weekend family packs for some of the hottest tickets in town this weekend! The special Family 4 Pack offer starts at just $139 dollars. Take advantage of these awesome discounts to take in some first class theatre over the long weekend!
STAGE TUBE: Watch the Cast of ARRABAL Perform on CityTVSTAGE TUBE: Watch the Cast of ARRABAL Perform on CityTV
February 11, 2014

Mirvish Productions has released a brand new video preview of they're latest show, ARRABAL! ARRABAL, an exciting World Premiere, is an explosive story told entirely through dance and the music of multiple Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) and his band Bajofondo.


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