Canadian Stage Company News


by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Canadian history comes to life on the stage of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this spring when Harry Somers' Louis Riel returns to the Canadian Opera Company. A new production of this uniquely Canadian contribution to the opera world is being conceived by one of Canadian theatre's most acclaimed and inventive directors, Peter Hinton, with the COC's celebrated music director, Johannes Debus, conducting. This production of Louis Riel is proudly presented by the COC and its co-producer, National Arts Centre (NAC), in anticipation of Canada's sesquicentennial and the 50th anniversary of the opera's premiere. Louis Riel is sung in English, French, Michif and Cree with English, French, Michif and Cree SURTITLESTM, and runs for seven performances by the COC on April 20, 23, 26, 29, May 2, 5, 13, 2017 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. It will premiere in Ottawa by the NAC on June 15 and 17, 2017. (more...)

Soundstreams Presents ODDITORIUM By R. Murray Shafer, 3/2-5Soundstreams Presents ODDITORIUM By R. Murray Shafer, 3/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Soundstreams is thrilled to present Odditorium from March 2nd-5th, a selection of music theatre works by acclaimed Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, under the creative direction of award-winning film and theatre director Chris Abraham.  (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces New Play BODIES, Tickets Sales for B and VICTORY CONDITION, and Extra Shows for NUCLEAR WARRoyal Court Theatre Announces New Play BODIES, Tickets Sales for B and VICTORY CONDITION, and Extra Shows for NUCLEAR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Vivienne Franzmann returns to the Royal Court Theatre with BODIES, directed by Jude Christian premiering in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Wednesday 05 July 2017 - Saturday 12 August 2017. (more...)

LPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards CelebrationLPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Centaur TheatreBWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Centaur Theatre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - Oct 10, 2016

Every choice you make has the potential for a different, life-altering outcome. (more...)

PACT Announces ALL IN: National Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative for Canada's Theatre SectorPACT Announces ALL IN: National Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative for Canada's Theatre Sector
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is launching a major, highly collaborative program focused on increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) throughout Canada's theatre sector - called All In: A National Equity, Diversity & Inclusive Initiative. (more...)

Jenny O'Hara and Nick Ullett Set to Reprise Roles in Fountain Revival of BAKERSFIELD MISTJenny O'Hara and Nick Ullett Set to Reprise Roles in Fountain Revival of BAKERSFIELD MIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, the Fountain's smash hit comedy that went on to see productions around the world including London's West End, will return to the Fountain for a limited 4-week engagement beginning Nov. 19. Sachs will again direct, with Jenny O'Hara (Transparent, The Mindy Project) and Nick Ullett (As the WorldTurns) reprising the roles they created. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS and More Slated for Centaur Theatre's 48th SeasonCONSTELLATIONS and More Slated for Centaur Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Artistic and Executive Director, Roy Surette, assures that theatre lovers will be SWEPT AWAY by Centaur Theatre's 48th season. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain TheatrePhoto Flash: World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER at the Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, which opened on January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Check out photos from the show, below! (more...)

Toronto Theatre Community Expresses Outrage on Social Media After Canadian Stage Announces 2016-2017 Season Lacking Diversity on Creative TeamsToronto Theatre Community Expresses Outrage on Social Media After Canadian Stage Announces 2016-2017 Season Lacking Diversity on Creative Teams
by Alan Henry - Jan 27, 2016

The Toronto theatre community came together on Tuesday to express outrage on social media over the lack of diversity on the announced creative teams for productions in Canadian Stage's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER to Play Fountain Theatre in 2016World Premiere of DREAM CATCHER to Play Fountain Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Solar power confronts spirit power in a new drama by Stephen Sachs about climate change, cultural change and the moral consequences of personal choice. Cameron Watson directs Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell in the world premiere of Dream Catcher, opening January 30 at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Laura Condlln Plays 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Opening TonightLaura Condlln Plays 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Tarragon Theatre presents a remount of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, a huge critical and popular success for the theatre last year. A contemporary mirror for our times, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE opens tonight, October 14, and runs to November 1 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Laura Condlln Plays 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Beginning TonightLaura Condlln Plays 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Tarragon Theatre presents a remount of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, a huge critical and popular success for the theatre last year. A contemporary mirror for our times, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE previews from tonight, October 7, opens October 14 and runs to November 1 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Laura Condlln to Play 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE; Cast Changes!Laura Condlln to Play 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE; Cast Changes!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Tarragon Theatre announces four out of seven new cast members for its remount of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, a huge critical and popular success for the theatre last year. A contemporary mirror for our times, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE previews from October 7, opens October 14 and runs to November 1 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC Plays Fountain Theatre, Now thru 9/14CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC Plays Fountain Theatre, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney, and featuring a talented six-member ensemble including Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick and Lisa Pescia, the world premiere of Citizen opens at the Fountain Theatre tonight, August 1. (more...)

Smith & Sholdice's FURY Premieres at The Blyth Festival TonightSmith & Sholdice's FURY Premieres at The Blyth Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Blyth Festival continues its 41st Season with the world premiere of a new musical, Fury, written by Peter Smith with music by Samuel Sholdice. Directed by Micheline Chevrier, Fury plays at Blyth Memorial Hall from tonight, July 29 to September 12. (more...)

Smith & Sholdice's FURY to Premiere at The Blyth Festival This SummerSmith & Sholdice's FURY to Premiere at The Blyth Festival This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Blyth Festival continues its 41st Season with the world premiere of a new musical, Fury, written by Peter Smith with music by Samuel Sholdice. Directed by Micheline Chevrier, Fury plays at Blyth Memorial Hall from July 29 to September 12. (more...)

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney, and featuring a talented six-member ensemble including Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick and Lisa Pescia, the world premiere of Citizen opens at the Fountain Theatre on August 1. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor Jonathan Crombie Has Died at Age 48Stage and Screen Actor Jonathan Crombie Has Died at Age 48
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie, known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in CBC TV's 1985 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES series and sequels, passed away after suffering a brain hemorrhage on April 15 in New York City. He was 48. (more...)

Tarragon to Stage Bollywood-Inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGTarragon to Stage Bollywood-Inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of a Bollywood-inspired adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing - set in Brampton, Ontario! (more...)

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