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BWW Review: PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL at the Segal CentreBWW Review: PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL at the Segal Centre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Nov 14, 2016

The Canadian premiere of Prom Queen: The Musical at Montreal's Segal Centre is the company's most ambitious production to date. (more...)

PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL Extended at Segal CentrePROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL Extended at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Segal Centre is thrilled to announce that three performances have been added to the world premiere production of Prom Queen: The Musical. Produced by Mary Young Leckie and the Segal Centre, Prom Queen: The Musical tells the inspiring, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. This new, award-winning Canadian musical directed by Marcia Kash, written by Kent Staines, with lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal and music by Colleen Dauncey will now run on the Segal Stage until November 23, 2016. (more...)

As COME FROM AWAY Heads to Broadway Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project Announces Three New MusicalsAs COME FROM AWAY Heads to Broadway Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project Announces Three New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), under the leadership of Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, is an international centre of excellence for the development of new musicals in Canada. Since its inception in 2011, 15 shows have been incubated, with four having enjoyed their professional premieres (Come From Away, The Theory of Relativity, Prom Queen and Marathon of Hope) and one opening on Broadway in 2017 (Come From Away). To learn more about the CMTP and the works developed to date, click here. (more...)

Segal Centre Presents PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICALSegal Centre Presents PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Following the success of their past original productions, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present the World Premiere of a new Canadian musical inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. A refreshingly fun and heartfelt story about a community coming together and being true to yourself, Prom Queen: The Musical will premiere at the Segal from October 27 to November 20, 2016. (more...)

Bravo Academy to Stage World Premiere Youth Production of BREMEN ROCK CITYBravo Academy to Stage World Premiere Youth Production of BREMEN ROCK CITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present the World Premiere Youth Production of Bremen Rock City with Music by Colleen Dauncey, Lyrics by Akiva Romer Segal and Book by Sara Farb. (more...)

Bravo Academy to Stage World Premiere Youth Production of BREMEN ROCK CITYBravo Academy to Stage World Premiere Youth Production of BREMEN ROCK CITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present the World Premiere Youth Production of Bremen Rock City with Music by Colleen Dauncey, Lyrics by Akiva Romer Segal and Book by Sara Farb. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Prom Queen: The Musical at Segal CentreMeet the Cast of Prom Queen: The Musical at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Segal Centre is proud to announce the 18 person cast of their upcoming world premiere, Prom Queen: The Musical written by Kent Staines with lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal and music by Colleen Dauncey. This original Canadian production will be directed by Marcia Kash and is developed in association with Producer Mary Young Leckie. Inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend, the highly-anticipated new musical will feature both fresh and familiar faces at the Segal Centre fromOctober 27 to November 20, 2016. (more...)

Segal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & MoreSegal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts today announced the programming for its 2016-2017 Season. The upcoming 49th season is brimming with artistry, audacity and authenticity. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/26-9/27/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/26-9/27/2015
by - Sep 27, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 27, 2015 - Sunday, September 27, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Tamika Sonja Lawrence Sings Romer-Segal & Dauncey's 'Jukebox'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Tamika Sonja Lawrence Sings Romer-Segal & Dauncey's 'Jukebox'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 27, 2015

Here is Tamika Sonja Lawrence (IF/THEN, MATILDA, RENT, BOOK OF MORMON) singing 'Jukebox' from Akiva Romer-Segal (lyrics), Colleen Dauncey (music) and Sara Farb's (book) new musical BREMEN ROCK CITY! (more...)

Toronto Composers to Collaborate on Breaking Into Song: The Music of Scott Christian, Colleen & Akiva, and Kevin Wong, March 9Toronto Composers to Collaborate on Breaking Into Song: The Music of Scott Christian, Colleen & Akiva, and Kevin Wong, March 9
by Toronto Newsdesk - Mar 3, 2015

Join four Toronto-based composers for an evening celebrating Canada's exciting new voices in contemporary musical theatre. Scott Christian, Colleen Dauncey, Akiva Romer-Segal and Kevin Wong are behind some of the biggest hits recently presented at the Fringe, SummerWorks and Next Stage festivals. Their songs have been enjoyed on recordings and in theatres, concert halls and cabarets worldwide. Discover compelling characters and stories brought to life by a whole new generation of musical theatre creators. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jessica Phillips, Taylor Louderman, Kacie Sheik & More Sing CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Jessica Phillips, Taylor Louderman, Kacie Sheik & More Sing CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS at 54 Below
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jan 26, 2015

Just last night, Cutting-Edge Composers returned to 54 Below, showcasing the talents of both up and coming composers and performers in New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Frankie J. Grande & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, Frankie J. Grande & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lilla Crawford, Lilli Cooper, Tamika Lawrence & More Join Lineup for CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS at 54 BelowLilla Crawford, Lilli Cooper, Tamika Lawrence & More Join Lineup for CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Lilla Crawford (Into the Woods), Lilli Cooper (Wicked), Tamika Sonia Lawrence (If/Then), Liz McCartney (Taboo), Jessica Phillips (Next to Normal), Zachary Prince (Honeymoon in Vegas), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia), Kacie Sheik (HAIR,) and Cortney Wolfson (Kinky Boots) have joined the lineup of Broadway performers who will sing at the Cutting-Edge Composers concert at 54 Below on Jan. 25 at 9:30pm. (more...)

CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS Returning to 54 Below This MonthCUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS Returning to 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

On January 25th at 9:30pm, Cutting-Edge Composers will present their sixth concert at 54 Below! Cutting-Edge Composers is a platform for new musical theatre writers featuring Broadway's top performers and musicians. (more...)

Sheridan Hosts Inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project Festival, Now thru 11/9Sheridan Hosts Inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project Festival, Now thru 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP) Festival will take place this week, from today, November 6 to 8 at Sheridan's Oakville campus, and on November 9 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. (more...)

Sheridan to Host Inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project Festival, 11/6-9Sheridan to Host Inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project Festival, 11/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP) Festival will take place this week, from November 6 to 8 at Sheridan's Oakville campus, and on November 9 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. (more...)

BLAME CANADA! with LES MIS Cast Members, Jarrod Spector & More Set for 54 Below this WeekBLAME CANADA! with LES MIS Cast Members, Jarrod Spector & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Cliff Saunders Set to Host BLAME CANADA! Concert at 54 Below, 3/17Cliff Saunders Set to Host BLAME CANADA! Concert at 54 Below, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Final casting has been announced for BLAME CANADA!, an evening featuring the best in Canadian musical theatre happening at 54 BELOW on Monday, March 17 at 9:30pm. Cliff Saunders, who currently stars as Thenardier in the revival of Les Miserables on Broadway, hosts the evening that celebrates the launch of the newly formed Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER-  Derek Klena and Emma Hunton Sing 'It's Been a While'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Derek Klena and Emma Hunton Sing 'It's Been a While'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2013

This week's CEC feature is by a very talented songwriting team from Canada, Akiva Romer-Segal and Colleen Dauncey. 'It's Been a While' was performed by Wicked's Derek Klena and Next to Normal's Emma Hunton at our CEC concert at NYMF 2012. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! (more...)

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