Damien Atkins News

Ryan 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...)

BWW Recaps: The 2014 Dora Awards
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2014

The 35th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2013/2014 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 23 at Harbourfront Centre's WestJet Stage, hosted by the hilarious Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus, Second City alumni and founding members of the National Theatre of the World. (more...)

Dora Awards 2014: A List Of All The Winners!
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2014

It was an incredible night for Toronto theatre when our community joined together to celebrate another year of performing arts in Toronto on June 23rd at the WestJet Stage at the Harbourfront Centre. For the 2013-2014 season, 143 producing companies (up 41 from last season's 102) registered eligible productions. A total of 48 Dora Awards, plus the Silver Ticket Award and the Audience Choice Award, were given out in a glittering ceremony hosted by Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus, founding Co-Artistic Directors of the three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning The National Theatre of the World. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Today's Dora Awards Press Announcement
by Alan Henry - Jun 02, 2014

At a press conference held June 2 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 238 nominations for 222 eligible productions for the 35th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which honour excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. BroadwayWorld Toronto has exclusive photo coverage of the event below. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo, James Monroe Iglehart & More Win 2014 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards
by Alan Henry - May 22, 2014

The Toronto Theatre Critics' Award just announced their 2014 winners. The awards are in their fourth year, and are voted upon by Toronto critics who represent five of the city's newspapers and weeklies: The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck); The Grid (Martin Morrow); NOW (Glenn Sumi); The National Post (Robert Cushman); and the Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). Shows which opened between June 2013 and May of 2014 were open for consideration. (more...)

2014 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards Results: Toronto's Ramin Karimloo Wins for Tony Nominated Role
by Alan Henry - May 22, 2014

The Toronto Theatre Critics' Award just announced their 2014 winners. The awards are in their fourth year, and are voted upon by Toronto critics who represent five of the city's newspapers and weeklies: The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck); The Grid (Martin Morrow); NOW (Glenn Sumi); The National Post (Robert Cushman); and the Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). Shows which opened between June 2013 and May of 2014 were open for consideration. (more...)

Alan Menken's 'THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ,' THE GRADUATE & More Set for Segal Centre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Lisa Rubin, Artistic and Executive Director, and Paul Flicker, Artistic Producer, today announced the Segal Centre for Performing Arts' 2014-2015 Theatre Season, an ambitious seven-play offering brimming with incredible talent that will dazzle with new takes on beloved stories and premiere musicals. (more...)

Factory Theatre to Present BEATRICE AND VIRGIRL, 4/12-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Factory Theatre presents the world premiere of BEATRICE & VIRGIL by Yann Martel, adapted by Lindsay Cochrane. This is a world premiere production, by the author of the international bestselling novel Life of Pi, and features an all-star Canadian cast of Damien Atkins and Pierre Brault, directed by award-winning director Sarah Garton Stanley. The production runs April 12 - May 11, 2014 Previews April 12 to 16. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present LONDON ROAD, 1/19-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Canadian Stage brings England's London Road to Toronto with North American premiere of 5-star musical documentary Written by Alecky Blythe and Tony Award-winning composer Adam Cork; directed by Jackie Maxwell at the Bluma Appel Theatre January 19 to February 9, 2014 Toronto, ON - Canadian Stage presents the North American premiere of London Road, the captivating 5-star hit from the UK created by playwright Alecky Blythe and set to music Tony Award-winning composer Adam Cork. Part musical, part documentary, the new Canadian production is directed by the Shaw Festival's artistic director Jackie Maxwell with music direction by Reza Jacobs. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast (Sean Arbuckle, Damien Atkins, Ben Carlson, Michelle Fisk, Deborah Hay, George Masswohl, Julain Molnar, Glynis Ranney, Fiona Reid, Steve Ross and Shawn Wright) London Road transforms the stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E) from January 19 to February 9, 2014. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Canadian Stage today announced additional details about the 2013.2014 theatre season, including casting for London Road, the musical documentary directed by Jackie Maxwell with musical direction by Reza Jacobs, on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre from January 19 to February 9, 2014. The 5-star hit from London, England will have its Canadian premiere with an all-star cast of some of the country's most talented performers: Sean Arbuckle, Damien Atkins, Ben Carlson, Michelle Fisk, Deborah Hay, George Masswohl, Julain Molnar, Glynnis Ranney, Fiona Reid and Shawn Wright. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Chris Abraham talks SOMEONE ELSE
by Kelly Cameron - Jan 10, 2013

Someone Else is the third play in a loose trilogy by Kristen Thomson. Opening tonight, it tell sthe story of a married couple who examine their lives as they take a journey through counselling and look at the problems that exist both in and out of their relationship. Director Chris Abraham spoke to BWW about following on the success of I, Claudia, the hopeful message of the show and more. (more...)

TOPDOG UNDERDOG, CRASH, CAROLINE OR CHANGE and More Take Toronto's Top 2012 Dora Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 25, 2012

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)honors extraordinary talent in the Toronto performing arts community as they host the 33rd annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards tonight, Monday, June 25, at the St. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in the Bluma Appel Theater. As with all awards, BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage of the ceremony. Keep checking back as the list of winners is updated below! And stay tuned in the next couple of days for special photo coverage! (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Closes Patrick Link's HEADSTRONG World Premiere Tonight, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2012

The World Premiere production of playwright Patrick Link's Headstrong, directed by William Carden, tackles the subject of football-related brain damage. It runs through tonight at the Ensemble Studio Theatre at 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Tackles Brain Damage in Patrick Link's HEADSTRONG World Premiere, 4/29-5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The World Premiere production of playwright Patrick Link's Headstrong, directed by William Carden, tackles the subject of football-related brain damage. It opens April 29 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Presents World Premiere of Patrick Link's HEADSTRONG, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Project for New Plays on Science and Technology will tackle Post-Concussion Syndrome when it presents the world premiere of 27-year-old playwright Patrick Link's HEADSTRONG. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Begins HEADSTRONG Previews, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Project for New Plays on Science and Technology will tackle Post-Concussion Syndrome when it presents the world premiere of 27-year-old playwright Patrick Link's Headstrong. The play, directed by Ensemble Studio Theatre Artistic Director William Carden, begins previews April 18 for an opening April 30 at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 West 52nd Street. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre Tackles Brain Damage in Patrick Link's HEADSTRONG World Premiere, 4/29-5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2012

The World Premiere production of playwright Patrick Link's Headstrong, directed by William Carden, tackles the subject of football-related brain damage. It opens April 29 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Announce 2012 New Play Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Science and Technology Project awarded commission grants today for new plays to ten playwrights and two theatre companies to develop new works exploring science and technology. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2011

On June 27th Toronto celebrated the 32nd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards which honour excellence in Canada theatre. BWW was on hand for the complete event, including the VIP reception where nominees mingled with sponsors and patrons, the award show itself and of course, the happening after-party which shut down Front St for most of the night. We are thrilled to bring you exclusive coverage of the entire night. (more...)

Delaware Theatre Company to Present SYLVIA et al. in '10-'11 Season
by Abigail Arnold - Jul 09, 2010

The Delaware Theatre Company has announced its 2010-2011 season. (more...)

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