Canadian Stage Company News

Allan Hawco Returns To Theatre: The 'Republic of Doyle' Star Says He's 'Having a Blast' Being Back On Stage
by Catherine Kustanczy - Apr 11, 2014

Allan Hawco has been putting in long days in the lead-up to his onstage appearance in Belleville, a play about a dysfunctional couple, on now through May 4 at Toronto's Berkeley Street Theatre. (more...)

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV to Run 2/22-4/19 at the Fountain
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

A young painter must reconcile his remarkable artistic gifts with the austerity and singular devotion required by his faith. Stephen Sachs directs the Los Angeles premiere of Aaron Posner's award-winning stage adaptation of Chaim Potok's acclaimed novel, My Name is Asher Lev, opening Feb. 22 at the Fountain Theatre. (more...)

Sinead Matthews and More Star in TROUT STANLEY's UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse, Now thru Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

The UK premiere of Claudia Dey's acclaimed play comes to The Little starring Sinead Matthews (A Time to Reap, Royal Court; The Changeling, The Glass Menagerie, Young Vic; The Master & Margarita, Complicite at Barbican and on tour; Women of Troy, The Mandate, National; The Wild Duck, Donmar), Vinette Robinson (Hamlet, Young Vic; Measure for Measure, National Theatre; Speaking Like Magpies, RSC; Tender Napalm, Southwark Playhouse; Sherlock) and Dylan Smith (Private Lives with Kim Cattrall, Toronto and Broadway; Zadie's Shoes, Finborough; Golden Swords, Shakespeare's Globe; Total Recall, 300, Eastenders). (more...)

Sinead Matthews and More to Star in TROUT STANLEY's UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse, Nov 20-Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

The UK premiere of Claudia Dey's acclaimed play comes to The Little starring Sinead Matthews (A Time to Reap, Royal Court; The Changeling, The Glass Menagerie, Young Vic; The Master & Margarita, Complicite at Barbican and on tour; Women of Troy, The Mandate, National; The Wild Duck, Donmar), Vinette Robinson (Hamlet, Young Vic; Measure for Measure, National Theatre; Speaking Like Magpies, RSC; Tender Napalm, Southwark Playhouse; Sherlock) and Dylan Smith (Private Lives with Kim Cattrall, Toronto and Broadway; Zadie's Shoes, Finborough; Golden Swords, Shakespeare's Globe; Total Recall, 300, Eastenders). (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Opens 2013-14 Season with TICK, TICK...BOOM! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

Angelwalk Theatre, Toronto's premiere producer of Off-Broadway style musical theatre, launches its fifth anniversary season in 2013/2014 with a new production of Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical, tick, tick...BOOM! (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre to Open 2013-14 Season with TICK, TICK...BOOM!, Begin. 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Angelwalk Theatre, Toronto's premiere producer of Off-Broadway style musical theatre, launches its fifth anniversary season in 2013/2014 with a new production of Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical, tick, tick...BOOM! (more...)

Guillotine Theatre to Present John Morogiello's CIVILIZING LUSBY at Page-to-Stage, 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2013

John Morogiello's newest play will get its first DC reading by a troupe that's been associated with the emerging playwright since 2006. Morogiello's plays have been produced at the Abingdon Theatre Company and Greenwich Street T?heatre (NYC), Old Globe Theatre (San Diego), Oldcastle Theatre Company (Vermont), Mountain Playhouse (Pennsylvania), the New Jersey Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Canadian Stage Company and the English Theatre of Vienna (Austria). Locally, his work has been seen at Rep Stage and at the Capital Fringe Festival, where the press referred to him as a "comic genius" in 2009. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of Stephen Sachs' HEART SONG at The Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013

Three friends embark on a joyous journey of sisterhood, discovering their inner 'duende' through a flamenco class for middle-aged women. Heart Song, the newest comedy/drama from Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist, Cyrano), opens at The Fountain Theatre on May 25with Shirley Jo Finney (In the Red and Brown Water) directing and choreography by internationally renowned flamenco dancer Maria 'Cha Cha' Bermudez. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Shirley Jo Finney Will Helm The Fountain Theatre's HEART SONG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Three friends embark on a joyous journey of sisterhood, discovering their inner 'duende' through a flamenco class for middle-aged women. Heart Song, the newest comedy/drama from Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist, Cyrano), opens at The Fountain Theatre on May 25 with Shirley Jo Finney (In the Red and Brown Water) directing and choreography by internationally renowned flamenco dancer Maria "Cha Cha" Bermudez. (more...)

Jason Priestley to Talk Return to the Stage in Exclusive Event with NOW Magazine, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Join us at the Jane Mallet Theatre (27 Front St. East) on March 28 for an intimate conversation between notable Canadian film and television star Jason Priestley and NOW Magazine's Glenn Sumi, Associate Entertainment Editor, Stage and Film. Hear from Jason as he prepares to return to live theatre for our production of David Mamet's RACE after a 10 year break from the stage. (more...)

Johanna Day, Andrew Long and More to Lead Arena's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2012

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Good People, the humor-filled Broadway hit about class, fate and economic hardship from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole). Esteemed Canadian director Jackie Maxwell, now in her 11th season as Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival, makes her D.C. directorial debut and returns to direct in the United States after five years. Named Best Play by the New York Drama Critics' Circle during its Broadway run, Good People runs February 1-March 10, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Philip Riccio Talks Speaking in Tongues
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 06, 2012

Speaking in Tongues is the latest offering from Company Theatre, and it opened this past week at the Berkeley Street Theatre where it will run until November 24th. The show tells the story of nine interconnected people and explores issues such as infidelity, intimacy, and human connection. It is directed by Company Theatre co-founded Philip Riccio, who sat down to talk to BWW about the challenges that come with directing a play such as this, the mature subject matter and his vision for Company Theatre. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Appoints Brian Beirne Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2012

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Brian Beirne to the newly created position of Managing Director of 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

TOPDOG UNDERDOG Wins 2012 Dora Awards for Outstanding Production, Direction and Male Actor
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2012

Obsidian Theatre Company's Shaw Festival production of Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog Underdog won the 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production, presented tonight, June 25, by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts at St. Lawrence Center for the Arts. (more...)

BWW reviews CLYBOURNE PARK - a production from Canstage and Studio 180 that is not to be missed!
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Apr 23, 2012

"Humans are territorial," states one character midway through the second act of CLYBOURNE PARK. That simple line sums up one of the key ideas at the heart of this Pulitzer Prize winning play by Bruce Norris. The play is being given its Canadian premiere in a brilliant production by Canadian Stage Company and Studio 180. (more...)

Fountain and Deaf West Theaters Present Premiere of Signed CYRANO, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

The Fountain Theatre and Deaf West Theatre present the world premiere of a modern day classic romance, a re-imagined signed/spoken version of "Cyrano de Bergerac." CYRANO, written by Fountain Theatre co-artistic director Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist) and directed by Simon Levy, opens at The Fountain Theatre on April 28, with previews beginning April 20. (more...)

Fountain and Deaf West Theaters Present Premiere of Signed CYRANO, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

The Fountain Theatre and Deaf West Theatre present the world premiere of a modern day classic romance, a re-imagined signed/spoken version of "Cyrano de Bergerac." CYRANO, written by Fountain Theatre co-artistic director Stephen Sachs (Bakersfield Mist) and directed by Simon Levy, opens at The Fountain Theatre on April 28, with previews beginning April 20. (more...)

Eric Peterson To Star In SEEDS For Crow's Theatre Feb 18- March 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

Crow's Theatre, in association with Porte Parole (Montreal), will present the Toronto premiere of SEEDS written by Annabel Soutar, directed by Crow's Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham and starring Eric Peterson, from February 18 - March 10 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Eric Peterson Stars In SEEDS For Crow's Theatre Feb 18- March 10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2012

Crow's Theatre, in association with Porte Parole (Montreal), will present the Toronto premiere of SEEDS written by Annabel Soutar, directed by Crow's Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham and starring Eric Peterson, from February 18 - March 10 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Eric Peterson To Star In SEEDS For Crow's Theatre Feb 18- March 10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

Crow's Theatre, in association with Porte Parole (Montreal), will present the Toronto premiere of SEEDS written by Annabel Soutar, directed by Crow's Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham and starring Eric Peterson, from February 18 - March 10 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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