Andrew Kushnir News

Centaur Theatre Presents THE WATERSHED by Annabel SoutarCentaur Theatre Presents THE WATERSHED by Annabel Soutar
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Montreal's Porte Parole and Toronto's Crow's Theatre return to Centaur Theatre with The Watershed, another probing Canadian story ripped from the headlines. As with the award-winning Seeds co-production, (Centaur 2013), this too is helmed by the prominent director, Chris Abraham and sees the return of Canadian acting icon, Eric Peterson, to the Centaur stage. (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for Tarragon's THE SUMMONEDRehearsals Now Underway for Tarragon's THE SUMMONED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Tarragon Theatre's world premiere of The Summoned by celebrated Canadian actor and screenwriter Fabrizio Filippo, now making his Tarragon playwriting debut with this twisted technological thriller that  takes audiences on a whirlwind ride from the past and into the future of the digital age. Directed by Tarragon's Artistic Director Richard Rose, The Summoned previews from April 20, opens April 27 and runs to May 29 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

The Cultch to Present THE GAY HERITAGE PROJECT, 3/2-19The Cultch to Present THE GAY HERITAGE PROJECT, 3/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Cultch is pleased to present The Gay Heritage Project from Wednesday, March 2 to Saturday, March 19 at the Historic Theatre. (more...)

Ryan G. Hinds to Make NYC Cabaret Debut in Kander and Ebb Cabaret at Don't Tell Mama, 11/15Ryan G. Hinds to Make NYC Cabaret Debut in Kander and Ebb Cabaret at Don't Tell Mama, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

After playing to full houses in Toronto and Montreal, critically-acclaimed Canadian performer Ryan G. Hinds (Hedwig & the Angry Inch; MacArthur Park Suite, A Disco Ballet; Starry Notions) makes his New York City cabaret debut at Don't Tell Mama's with #KanderAndEbb, a uniquely personal musical exploration of the John Kander/Fred Ebb canon. (more...)

Taragon Sets Cast of New Andrew Kushnir Play WORMWOODTaragon Sets Cast of New Andrew Kushnir Play WORMWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Casting is announced and rehearsals are underway for the world premiere of Wormwood by actor and acclaimed playwright Andrew Kushnir (Small Axe, The Middle Place, The Gay Heritage Project) in his first play for Tarragon Theatre. (more...)

Tarragon Sets 45th Anniversary Season: THE TROUBLE WITH MR. ADAMS, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE & MoreTarragon Sets 45th Anniversary Season: THE TROUBLE WITH MR. ADAMS, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Artistic Director Richard Rose and Managing Director Susan Moffat proudly rolled out Tarragon Theatre's 45th Anniversary Season today, filled with bold theatrical adventures and reaffirming Tarragon's reputation as a home for Canadian theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: SMALL AXE at The Theatre CentreBWW Review: SMALL AXE at The Theatre Centre
by Dennis Kucherawy - Feb 2, 2015

Five years in development, 'Small Axe' is a compelling, timely, provocative and inspiring new piece of Verbatim Theatre now playing at the Theatre Centre. It is presented by The Theatre Centre and Project: Humanity (PH). Founded in 2008, PH calls itself 'a non-profit organization raising awareness of social issues through the arts.' It reunites actor/writer Andrew Kushnir and director Alan Dilworth, who previously collaborated in 2010 on PH's 'The Middle Place,' a successful play about Toronto's homeless youth. Premiered at SummerWorks, it was restaged as a coproduction of Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Stage and PH. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Toronto AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Toronto AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

SMALL AXE Begins Next Month at The Theatre CentreSMALL AXE Begins Next Month at The Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

In January The Theatre Centre and Project: Humanity present Small Axe, a new piece of documentary theatre that brings to the stage stories of lesbian, gay and transgender (LGBT) people of colour from Jamaica and the Jamaican-Canadian Diaspora. Their voices, alongside the voice of playwright Andrew Kushnir, contribute to an unflinching and timely exploration of what it means for a white queer artist to engage with injustice in a black community. Investigating homophobia and racism, intersectionality and privilege, Small Axe is on stage Jan. 17 to Feb. 1 at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St. W.). (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Bruce Dow Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Bruce Dow Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Dow, Caine Tied!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Dow, Caine Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update 11/25 - THE BOOK OF MORMON Leads Best Musical Category2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update 11/25 - THE BOOK OF MORMON Leads Best Musical Category
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Announcing The Nominees For The 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Voting Now Open!Announcing The Nominees For The 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; Voting Now Open!
by Alan Henry - Nov 14, 2014

I am pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards. The response this year from Toronto's theatre community and fans has been incredible. The BroadwayWorld Awards are an award decided by the fans - from nominations all the way to selecting the final winner. (more...)

The Theatre Centre & Project: Humanity to Stage World Premiere of SMALL AXEThe Theatre Centre & Project: Humanity to Stage World Premiere of SMALL AXE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 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...)

BLOODY FAMILY Runs Now thru 10/5 at The Theatre CentreBLOODY FAMILY Runs Now thru 10/5 at The Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Theatre Centre, with Philip McKee and Tanja Jacobs, present the world premiere of Bloody Family, a radical adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy The Oresteia from today, Sept. 26 to Oct. 5. (more...)

Ryan G Hinds Begins Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret ResidencyRyan G Hinds Begins Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret Residency
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2014

Returning to the Buddies stage this Fall, the critically-acclaimed cabaret artist Ryan G. Hinds begins a season-long Residency at Buddies in Bad Times, under the musical direction of Mark Selby. Fabulously exploring everything from Disney villains to Aznavour chansons, Grace Jones tangos, Roy Orbison ballads and the theatre music of Kander & Ebb, this Residency promises grit, glitter, and laughter along with introspection in an intimate venue. For the first time, Hinds? distinctly diva style will be backed by a trio of musicians: Selby on piano, Ross McIntyre on bass and Julian Clarke on percussion. (more...)

BLOODY FAMILY to Run 9/26-10/5 at The Theatre CentreBLOODY FAMILY to Run 9/26-10/5 at The Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Theatre Centre, with Philip McKee and Tanja Jacobs, present the world premiere of Bloody Family, a radical adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy The Oresteia from Sept. 26 to Oct. 5. Created and performed by McKee and Jacobs with collaborators Rose Plotek and Ishan Dave, the play also features Norah Sadava in a re-imagining of the tragic trilogy that connects this classical work with contemporary performance - a story of a family ripped apart by idealism. (more...)

Studio 180 Theatre Stages Canadian Premiere of COCK, Now thru 4/27Studio 180 Theatre Stages Canadian Premiere of COCK, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 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...)

Studio 180 Theatre to Stage Canadian Premiere of COCK, 4/4-27Studio 180 Theatre to Stage Canadian Premiere of COCK, 4/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 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...)

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