Bruce Dow News

Date of Birth: January 04
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BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Life in DoubleBWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Life in Double
by Guest Blogger: Naomi Melvin - Jul 20, 2016

Theatre in Toronto is moving and shaking. This city has a consistent flow of productions year-round, but the summer is a particularly exciting time to celebrate home-grown work. On June 27, the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards took place at the Harbourfront Centre. The ceremony recognizes Toronto-based creators in theatre, dance and opera spanning 48 categories. I had the honour of attending the awards on behalf of Randolph Academy and was reminded of how diverse, vibrant and hard-working our theatre community is. Many post-Dora commentators regarded Bruce Dow's outstanding job as host. His undeniable humour did not deter from socially charged commentary on the state of our community's compensation. Bruce also directed the audience's attention to the world stage, advising that artists must continue to unite globally in the wake of political events happening around the world. The breadth of work being created in this city is astounding. Repeatedly, I heard award recipients talk about persistence in this industry. Years and years of creative trial have led to works formally recognized. It is a profession worth its weight in blood, but worth every beautiful drop. I left the awards wanting to see more theatre, learn more about the veterans in the room and take a whole list of people out for coffee.  (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Tops 2016 Dora Awards; All the Winners!Canadian Opera Company Tops 2016 Dora Awards; All the Winners!
by Alan Henry - Jun 27, 2016

The 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2015-2016 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 27 at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage, hosted by two-time Dora Award winner and leading actor, Bruce Dow. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

2016 Dora Awards Held Monday; VIP Presenters Announced!2016 Dora Awards Held Monday; VIP Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Jacoba Knaapen, Toronto Alliance or the Performing Arts (TAPA) Executive Director and Dora Mavor Moore Awards Producer, announced the VIP presenters today for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 27 at Harbourfront Centre's open air Concert Stage (formerly WestJet Stage), a 1,300-seat venue covered by a transparent roof with open sides. (more...)

Bruce Dow Reimagines Shakespeare for A GLASS HIVE AKA THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Toronto Fringe FestivalBruce Dow Reimagines Shakespeare for A GLASS HIVE AKA THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Toronto Fringe Festival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

Don't expect a dusty airing of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors in Randolph Academy Presents' A GLASS HIVE at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival. Stratford, Broadway, and Dora Award-winning theatre vet Bruce Dow gives the classic comedy a makeover in his contemporary adaptation, which runs June 29-July 10 in the Annex Theatre. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore AwardsNominees Announced for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)

Bruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date SetBruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)

Kustera Projects POP UP Store Opens TodayKustera Projects POP UP Store Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2015

Kustera Projects' Pop Up event opens today, featuring ARENAgal by Renée Riccardo + Bags by HOXTON + Ceramic work by Andrew Cornell Robinson + Chair sculptures by Bruce Dow + Designs by HEISEL + Objets d'art by Elizabeth Hayt + Prints by Gotham & Son + Products by Carter Kustera + T-shirt by Rohitash Rao + Shirts & Poster by Olivia Swider + Smutflower Linen by Deborah Gelman + Site Specific Installation by post modern production. (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...)

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...)

Tarragon Theatre's SEXTET Opens TonightTarragon Theatre's SEXTET Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Tarragon Theatre proudly 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 tonight, November 12 and runs to December 14 (previewed from November 5) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Sharron Matthews and George Masswohl to Present Christmas Sing-A-Long in Toronto and BurnabySharron Matthews and George Masswohl to Present Christmas Sing-A-Long in Toronto and Burnaby
by Alan Henry - Nov 11, 2014

After two successful runs in TORONTO in 2012 and 2013, Sharron Matthews and George Masswohl, acclaimed Canadian musical theatre couple, want to bring you a little (a lotta) Christmas, again! The duo are presenting another series of shows this holiday season in Toronto and Burnaby, Ontario. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon Theare's SEXTET, Opening TomorrowPhoto Flash: First Look at Tarragon Theare's SEXTET, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 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 tomorrow, November 12 and runs to December 14 (previews from November 5) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Tarragon Announces Cast for Morris Panych's SEXTETTarragon Announces Cast for Morris Panych's SEXTET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 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...)

MEET THE COMPANY Next Up in Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 'Intimate Experiences' Cabaret Series, 9/21MEET THE COMPANY Next Up in Buddies in Bad Times Theatre's 'Intimate Experiences' Cabaret Series, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Series Director, Bruce Dow (Dora Award Winner for PIG, and Of A Monstrous Child, Helen Hayes Nominee for his work with the Tony-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C., 4 season Broadway and 12 season Stratford Festival veteran); Associate Series Director, Jeff Madden (Dora Award Winner for JERSEY BOYS, JERSEY BOYS Toronto and Australia, and 8 season veteran of The Shaw Festival); and Musical Director, Mark Selby (producer, AIR FARCE NEW YEAR'S EVE, CBC) have selected 5 recent theatre school graduates for the creation of a series of unique cabaret evenings to run through the fall and winter at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. (more...)

Bruce Dow Leads INTIMATE EXPERIENCES Cabaret Series at Buddies in Bad Times, Beg. TonightBruce Dow Leads INTIMATE EXPERIENCES Cabaret Series at Buddies in Bad Times, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Two-time Dora Award Winner, Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner, and Helen Hayes Award Nominee, Broadway and Stratford Festival veteran, Bruce Dow, will offer Toronto audiences two nights of his solo cabaret SOMETHING TO SAY with pianist, Adam White - at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, this weekend, September 6 & 7, 7:30 pm. (more...)

ShoreTel Names Frederic Gillant Vice President and Managing Director of Asia PacificShoreTel Names Frederic Gillant Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ShoreTel (SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications solutions, today announced the appointment of Frederic Gillant as vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Gillant will lead ShoreTel's go-to-market strategy across Asia Pacific with the goals of driving sales, expanding the partner ecosystem, developing new business and managing the sales and marketing operations in the region. (more...)

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