Daniel Brooks News

Cast and Creative Team Complete for US Premiere of COMMUNION at Urban StagesCast and Creative Team Complete for US Premiere of COMMUNION at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Urban Stages will kick off its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Communion by celebrated Obie Award- winning, Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, who will direct the production. (more...)

Toronto's SOULO Theatre Festival to Feature Dramas, Lectures & MoreToronto's SOULO Theatre Festival to Feature Dramas, Lectures & More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

This year's creator/performer line up features Rachelle Elie in her original musical comedy solo extravaganza Shit I'm In Love With You Again, local comedian and actor Daniel Stolfitraces his comedy roots in Finding Funny, life coach and sage advisor Darlene Chrissley shares her life philosophies in In Chaos I Trust, storytelling favourite and Canadian Screen Award-winner Rob Norman's I Like You, Do You Like Me? reveals his past and asks the audience to consider their own histories. Improv superstar Natasha Boomer shares exactly what it feels like when you go from guru to corporate liability in All Fired Up, Richard Lett's Sober But Never Clean follows his 30 year career as a comedian, poet, singer-songwriter and more, through the depths of addiction and back again and Broadway veteran Bill Bowers breaks his silence about growing up gay in Montana, studying with Marcel Marceau and life on the Great White Way in It Goes Without Saying. Four SOULO Theatre alumni each present an original autobiographical ten minute show in the second SOULO Salon: Nicola Elbro returns to the SOULO Festival in #grateful, Morgan Joy presents her puppet dramedy The Life Boat, Amish Patel talks eating disorders and comedy in Fat Shamed By My Mom and Silvi Santososhares songs and stories of life as a new immigrant in Bedazzled. (more...)

Nigel Shawn Williams to Direct Factory's A LINE IN THE SANDNigel Shawn Williams to Direct Factory's A LINE IN THE SAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

There's a thin line between brutality and bravery. Factory presents A LINE IN THE SAND, written by Guillermo Verdecchia,Marcus Youssef, directed by Nigel Shawn Williams, and starring John Cleland, Danny Ghantous, and Morgan David Jones.  (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...)

The Tenors Come to The McCoy TonightThe Tenors Come to The McCoy Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning band The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the vocal supergroup has achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles in their newest release, Under One Sky (June, 2015). The music of Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters is rich and soulful with powerful anthems, classic covers, and songs written and co-written by The Tenors themselves. (more...)

The Tenors Coming to The McCoy, 11/4The Tenors Coming to The McCoy, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning band The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the vocal supergroup has achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles in their newest release, Under One Sky (June, 2015). The music of Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters is rich and soulful with powerful anthems, classic covers, and songs written and co-written by The Tenors themselves. (more...)

The Siminovitch Prize to Celebrate 15 Years of Excellence and Innovation in Canadian Theatre, Oct 18The Siminovitch Prize to Celebrate 15 Years of Excellence and Innovation in Canadian Theatre, Oct 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Siminovitch Prize will celebrate 15 years of excellence and innovation in Canadian Theatre at its annual gala awards ceremony on Sunday, October 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Hart House Theatre (7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto). (more...)

The Theatre Centre to Present Nadia Ross' WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SEEKERThe Theatre Centre to Present Nadia Ross' WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SEEKER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Seekers were the youth of the 60s who went out into the world seeking spiritual fulfillment. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SEEKER/INTIMACY WITH A THOUSAND THINGS chronicles a middle-class, middle-aged woman's attempt to recapture the sense of well-being that comes from being a child of Seekers. Challenging traditional storytelling conventions, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SEEKER presents its narrative as a performance triptych with an Exhibit, a Video, and a Live Performance. (more...)

BWW Review: Stratford's OEDIPUS REX is PhenomenalBWW Review: Stratford's OEDIPUS REX is Phenomenal
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 1, 2015

This season, audiences are being thrilled by a phenomenal production of OEDIPUS REX at the Stratford Festival's Tom Patterson Theatre to thunderous applause. Superb performances by all bolstered this production of the famous play by Sophocles to the top of my 'Must See' list for this season. (more...)

B Street Theatre to Present THE BEST BROTHERS, 8/2-9/13B Street Theatre to Present THE BEST BROTHERS, 8/2-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident New Works Theatre, is excited to present The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor.  (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

Daniel MacIvor's CAKE AND DIRT Opens Tonight at Tarragon TheatreDaniel MacIvor's CAKE AND DIRT Opens Tonight at Tarragon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of Cake and Dirt, written by one of Canada's most prolific and acclaimed playwrights, Daniel MacIvor, a Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence and a Governor General's Literary Award-winner. This darkly comic look at life in Toronto through a fractured family of privilege opens tonight, March 11 and runs to April 12, 2015 (previewing from March 3) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Daniel MacIvor's CAKE AND DIRT Begins Tonight at Tarragon TheatreDaniel MacIvor's CAKE AND DIRT Begins Tonight at Tarragon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of Cake and Dirt, written by one of Canada's most prolific and acclaimed playwrights, Daniel MacIvor, a Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence and a Governor General's Literary Award-winner. This darkly comic look at life in Toronto through a fractured family of privilege opens March 11 and runs to April 12, 2015 (previewing from tonight, March 3) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Daniel MacIvor's CAKE AND DIRT at Tarragon TheatreFull Cast Announced for Daniel MacIvor's CAKE AND DIRT at Tarragon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Tarragon Theatre proudly announces the casting for its world premiere of Cake and Dirt, written by one of Canada's most prolific and acclaimed playwrights, Daniel MacIvor, a Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence and a Governor General's Literary Award-winner. This darkly comic look at life in Toronto through a fractured family of privilege opens March 11 and runs to April 12, 2015 (previewing from March 3) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Joe Cobden, Tamsin Kelsey & More to Star in Canadian Stage's THE OTHER PLACEJoe Cobden, Tamsin Kelsey & More to Star in Canadian Stage's THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Canadian Stage presents the Canadian premiere of The Other Place, a darkly comedic and emotional thriller by Sharr White, nominated for outstanding new off-Broadway play by the 2010-11 Outer Critics Circle Awards. (more...)

Tuesday Night Cafe Theatre Presents: MONSTERTuesday Night Cafe Theatre Presents: MONSTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The leaves are changing colour, which can only mean one thing. Tuesday Night Cafe Theatre is back! Just in time for Halloween, we launch our 2014-2015 season withMonster, a solo show by celebrated Canadian theatre-makers Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks. Directors Dilan Nebioglu and Laura Orozco (who also stars) are so excited to bring this piece to life. (more...)

Shortlist Announced for 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre; Ceremony Set for Oct 20Shortlist Announced for 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre; Ceremony Set for Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Four remarkable playwrights have been selected as finalists for this year's Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. (more...)

Factory Theatre to Open Season with THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKERFactory Theatre to Open Season with THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Factory Theatre launches its 45th season with the main stage world premiere of THE ART OF BUILDING A BUNKER in partnership with QuipTake. This one-man tour-de-force is co-written and directed by Guillermo Verdecchia and co-written and starring Adam Lazarus. First seen in 2013 at SummerWorks Festival, the show was heralded by Torontoist.com, The Grid, BlogTO and Artvox.ca as one of the best of the Festival, as well as named Best of the Fest for Outstanding Production, Performance and Direction by NOW Magazine. (more...)

Art of Time Ensemble Presents I SEND YOU THIS CADMIUM RED, Now thru 4/12Art of Time Ensemble Presents I SEND YOU THIS CADMIUM RED, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Art of Time Ensemble's unprecedented and engaging production I Send You This Cadmium Red returns to the stage this spring. The critically acclaimed show is an exploration of the senses, merging music, theatre and striking visual projections to kaleidoscopic effect. Originally presented in 2011 to unanimous rave reviews, the remount features additional, never-before-heard music by composer Gavin Bryars (The Sinking of the Titanic), direction by Daniel Brooks (House, Possible Worlds) and musical direction by Andrew Burashko. Julian Richings (Helmlock Grove, Orphan Black) and John Fitzgerald Jay (True Crimes, Half Life) reprise their original roles, performing alongside ensemble musicians playing Bryars' music and visual projections created by Bruce Alcock. On stage from today, April 9 to 12 at the intimate Enwave Theatre, I Send You This Cadmium Red promises to be a stunning return. (more...)

Art of Time Ensemble to Present I SEND YOU THIS CADMIUM RED, 4/9-12Art of Time Ensemble to Present I SEND YOU THIS CADMIUM RED, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Art of Time Ensemble's unprecedented and engaging production I Send You This Cadmium Red returns to the stage this spring. The critically acclaimed show is an exploration of the senses, merging music, theatre and striking visual projections to kaleidoscopic effect. Originally presented in 2011 to unanimous rave reviews, the remount features additional, never-before-heard music by composer Gavin Bryars (The Sinking of the Titanic), direction by Daniel Brooks (House, Possible Worlds) and musical direction by Andrew Burashko. Julian Richings (Helmlock Grove, Orphan Black) and John Fitzgerald Jay (True Crimes, Half Life) reprise their original roles, performing alongside ensemble musicians playing Bryars' music and visual projections created by Bruce Alcock. On stage from April 9 to 12 at the intimate Enwave Theatre, I Send You This Cadmium Red promises to be a stunning return. (more...)

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