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HERE'S TO LIFE Comes to the Lula LoungeHERE'S TO LIFE Comes to the Lula Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Many of Canada's top theatre talent will be hitting the stage at Lula Lounge this upcoming Monday, October 3rd.  Presented by ONE NIGHTSTAND RECORDS, and RUTHERFORD MANG INC., HERE'S TO LIFE - An Evening of Cabaret and Celebration is the inaugural concert in support of The Leanne Mang Foundation. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for Roving Production of THE MUSIC MAN in BarrieSTAGE TUBE: New Promo for Roving Production of THE MUSIC MAN in Barrie
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2016

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) will convert downtown Barrie into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa in its upcoming rendition of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, tonight, Sept. 14, to Oct. 2, 2016. During this revolutionary, immersive production, audiences will be whisked from one city site to the next to witness the witty & whimsical tale as its cast marches through town amongst unsuspecting Barrie. Click below to watch a new trailer for the production! (more...)

Talk Is Free Theatre to Take Over Barrie with Roving Production of The Music ManTalk Is Free Theatre to Take Over Barrie with Roving Production of The Music Man
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) will convert downtown Barrie into the song & dance filled streets of River City, Iowa in its upcoming rendition of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Sept. 14 to Oct. 2, 2016. During this revolutionary, immersive production, audiences will be whisked from one city site to the next to witness the witty & whimsical tale as its cast marches through town amongst unsuspecting Barrie (more...)

Photo Flash: Acting Up Stage's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Flash: Acting Up Stage's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Toronto Newsdesk - Jan 27, 2014

Set deep in the heart of the French Antilles, Once On This Island is a love story for all ages. When the dark skinned Ti Moune falls in love with Daniel, a lighter-skinned upper-class man, the gods send her on a journey which tests the power of love against the fear of death. With a joyful Caribbean infused score, dazzling choreography, and stunning theatrical staging, this Olivier award-winning musical will whisk you away on a journey you will not soon forget. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND - Good for the HeartONCE ON THIS ISLAND - Good for the Heart
by Jeff Madden - Jan 26, 2014

I left the theatre relaxed, with a smile on my face, and a heart full of joy. More importantly, I left with a renewed sense of the inter-connectedness that we all share, and love's immense value in the world today. And if that doesn't warm your heart than maybe you don't have one. Don't miss this show. It's good for the heart. Once On This Island runs at Toronto's Daniels Spectrum Theatre, 585 Dundas St. East only until February 9, 2014. (more...)

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon Set for Royal Conservatory Concert TodayRegina Carter and Nnenna Freelon Set for Royal Conservatory Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon will replace the previously announced Tony and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater in today's December 14, 2013 concert celebrating the 90th birthdays of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. The Royal Conservatory congratulates Ms. Bridgewater on her role in the upcoming off-Broadway production of Lady Day, in which she will portray legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. The production begins September 12, which is the reason Ms. Bridgewater had to cancel her Conservatory appearance in December. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elgin & Winter Garden's 100th Chandelier GalaPhoto Coverage: Elgin & Winter Garden's 100th Chandelier Gala
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 13, 2013

The stars came out on Monday night to toast the 100th birthday of Toronto's historic Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres. Dubbed the 'chandelier gala' the fun filled evening was designed to celebrate the last remaining double decker theatre in the world and to raise money to restore it's gorgeous chandelier. On hand were cast members from the all Canadian company of CATS, Stratford Festival's production of Tommy, as well as many people performing from shows gone by such as Joseph, Ain't Misbehaving, Crazy for You and more. BWW is thrilled to bring its readers photos from the evening. (more...)

Cliff Saunders, Paul Nolan & More Set for Elgin Theatre's 100th Anniversary Chandelier Gala TodayCliff Saunders, Paul Nolan & More Set for Elgin Theatre's 100th Anniversary Chandelier Gala Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

The who's who of Canadian theatre comes together tonight, October 7 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Elgin Theatre with the Chandelier Gala ? an evening of song, dance and comedy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Celebrate 100 Years at the Elgin and Winter Garden Chandelier GalaPhoto Coverage: Celebrate 100 Years at the Elgin and Winter Garden Chandelier Gala
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 4, 2013

2013 marks the 100th birthday of two of Toronto's (and the world's) most gorgeous theatres, the Elgin and Wintergarden Theatres on Yonge Street. To celebrate, there is a gala performance next Monday night featuring some of the best and brightest of Toronto's theatrical past performing from many of the shows that have graced the stages of these two theatres. BWW is thrilled to bring readers exclusive photos from the past 100 years of these gorgeous theatres. (more...)

Cliff Saunders, Paul Nolan and More Join Elgin Theatre's 100th Anniversary Chandelier Gala, 10/7Cliff Saunders, Paul Nolan and More Join Elgin Theatre's 100th Anniversary Chandelier Gala, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

The who's who of Canadian theatre comes together on Monday, October 7 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Elgin Theatre with the Chandelier Gala ? an evening of song, dance and comedy. (more...)

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon to Replace Dee Dee Brigdewater in Royal Conservatory Concert, 12/14Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon to Replace Dee Dee Brigdewater in Royal Conservatory Concert, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon will replace the previously announced Tony and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater in a December 14, 2013 concert celebrating the 90th birthdays of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. The Royal Conservatory congratulates Ms. Bridgewater on her role in the upcoming off-Broadway production of Lady Day, in which she will portray legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. The production begins September 12, which is the reason Ms. Bridgewater had to cancel her Conservatory appearance in December. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory Announces Upcoming EventsThe Royal Conservatory Announces Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

In celebration of Koerner Hall's fifth anniversary, Dr. Peter Simon, President of The Royal Conservatory, and Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, revealed today some of the details of the 2013-14 concert season. As always, the upcoming season will include pop, world music, and new special series. Classical and jazz concerts are being announced now, and the rest of the season of over 70 concerts will be released in June. The Conservatory is thrilled to welcome Broadway star Audra McDonald; soprano Natalie Dessay with composer and pianist Michel Legrand; cellist Mischa Maisky; violinists Midori, Isabelle Faust, and Leonidas Kavakos; pianists Yuja Wang, András Schiff, Kirill Gerstein, and Menahem Pressler; Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi; and jazz musicians Joe Sealy, Jackie Richardson, Arlene Duncan, Ranee Lee, Ramsey Lewis Quintet, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lalah Hathaway, Nona Hendryx, John Pizzarelli, Daniela Nardi, and The Manhattan Transfer. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Awards - Last Chance to Vote!2012 BWW Toronto Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Brazier, Dzeparoski and More Lead - 12/18!2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Brazier, Dzeparoski and More Lead - 12/18!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - OLIVER and More in the Lead - 12/10!2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - OLIVER and More in the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 3, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Acting Up Stage's TAPESTRIESPhoto Coverage: Acting Up Stage's TAPESTRIES
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 29, 2012

This past Monday, stars of Toronto's theatre scene joined together for a fundraiser in support of Acting Up Stage, a 'modern musical theatre' company in Toronto. Artistic Director Mitchell Marcus once again teamed with Musical Director Reza Jacobs to create an evening filled with unique songs by popular composers. Tapestries featured the music of Carole King and James Taylor and included stars such as Cynthia Dale, Jake Epstein, Josh Young and more. BWW is thrilled to bring its readers photos from the special evening. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Reza Jacobs on Acting Up Stage's TAPESTRIESBWW Interviews: Reza Jacobs on Acting Up Stage's TAPESTRIES
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 24, 2012

Acting Up Stage presents TAPESTRIES this Monday, a unique concert featurin the music of Carole King and James Taylor as arranged by Reza Jacobs. These concerts take place once a year and feature some of Canada's best and brightest musical theatre talent paying tribute to some of the most well-known and loved music of the past century. This year's show features Cynthia Dale, Josh Young, Jake Epstein, Arlene Duncan, Sterling Jarvis and more. Reza spoke to BWW about how he goes about putting the show together, how he feels about Toronto's musical theatre landscape and why people should come see the show. (more...)

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