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Pre-Order Alan Menken and David Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Recording TodayPre-Order Alan Menken and David Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

As previously announced, Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. The album is now available for digital pre-order today, Friday, November 11. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast RecordingMenken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

Segal Centre Opens its 2015-16 Theatre Season with FUNNY GIRLSegal Centre Opens its 2015-16 Theatre Season with FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The Segal Centre opens its 2015-16 Theatre Season with FUNNY GIRL, a celebrated musical about the public triumphs and private struggles of 1920's stage star, Fanny Brice. Powerhouse performer Gabi Epstein steps into the role of Fanny Brice, joined by a stellar 18-person cast. (more...)

Theatre 20 and Musical Works In Concert Sets MUSICAL WORKS Festival LineupTheatre 20 and Musical Works In Concert Sets MUSICAL WORKS Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Theatre 20 and Musical Works In Concert are pleased to announce the complete line-up for Musical Works: A Festival Celebrating New Musical Theatre. (more...)

Exclusive STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken Rehearses for New Musical DUDDY KRAVITZExclusive STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken Rehearses for New Musical DUDDY KRAVITZ
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2015

The world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken, is in the process of rehearsals for the recent production, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene to get an exclusive first look. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Menken Gets His Wish for DUDDY KRAVITZ Musical; Talks Broadway Goals, Hunchback and MoreBWW Interview: Alan Menken Gets His Wish for DUDDY KRAVITZ Musical; Talks Broadway Goals, Hunchback and More
by Alan Henry - Jul 10, 2015

For Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken - his musical based on the book and film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is what he calls 'a passion project, definitely.' Menken's version of Duddy Kravitz as a musical, which he co-wrote with David Spencer, was originally produced in the 1980's in Philadelphia. 'We did it in Philadelphia and we had a provision in the contract where we had to have a first class production (which Philadelphian wasn't) in order for the rights to merge, and when that didn't happen nobody could do (license) this musical…' Menken told me from inside the Segal Centre in Montreal while on break from rehearsals. (more...)

Alan Menken's 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' to Receive Cast RecordingAlan Menken's 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is delighted to announce seven new performances to its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken. (more...)

Alan Menken's DUDDY KRAVITZ Extends in MontrealAlan Menken's DUDDY KRAVITZ Extends in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is delighted to announce seven new performances to its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer, Behind the Scenes, and Rehearsals With Alan Menken in THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZSTAGE TUBE: Trailer, Behind the Scenes, and Rehearsals With Alan Menken in THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2015

The Segal Centre will close its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel and the feature film by the same name, from June 7-28, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencerand direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment.  Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alan Menken's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ in MontrealPhoto Flash: First Look at Alan Menken's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ: THE MUSICAL Extends at the Segal CentreTHE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ: THE MUSICAL Extends at the Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The Segal Centre is proud to announce that its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, set to open today, June 11, will receive a one week extension to meet audience demand. Based on the classic Montreal coming of age novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer, music by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, and directed by Austin Pendleton, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical was officially scheduled to close on Sunday, June 28. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, July 5th. Tickets for these added performances are now on sale. (more...)

Musical Adaptation of 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' Begins Next Month at Segal CentreMusical Adaptation of 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' Begins Next Month at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Segal Centre will close its blockbuster 2014-2015 Theatre Season with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, a world premiere musical adaptation of Mordecai Richler's novel and the feature film by the same name, from June 7-28, 2015. This new production boasts an original musical score by Alan Menken, the legendary Oscar and Tony winning composer of Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, with book and lyrics by acclaimed lyricist-librettist David Spencer and direction by American theatre veteran Austin Pendleton. Presented with the generous support of RBC and Muse Entertainment. (more...)

George Masswohl Saves Vancouver Opera Performance of Sweeney ToddGeorge Masswohl Saves Vancouver Opera Performance of Sweeney Todd
by Alan Henry - Apr 28, 2015

It's 4 PM on a Friday, and George Masswohl is sitting at home in Stratford, Ontario - working on his taxes while wearing pajamas. What he doesn't know is that the phone is about to ring with an extraordinary offer. It's 1 PM local time in Vancouver and the Vancouver Opera is in a bit of a bind - the star of their production of Sweeney Todd (Greer Grimsley) is feeling under the weather and may not be able to do all of the upcoming performances. (more...)

Cast Set for World Premiere of Alan Menken Musical 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' in MontrealCast Set for World Premiere of Alan Menken Musical 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Mordecai Richler's landmark coming of age novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is getting the all-star musical treatment in a world premiere musical adaptation produced by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal from June 7 to 28th, 2015. (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...)

Canadian Stage to Present LONDON ROAD, 1/19-2/9Canadian 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...)

Photo Coverage: The 2013 Dora Awards - Ceremony and After PartyPhoto Coverage: The 2013 Dora Awards - Ceremony and After Party
by Kelly Cameron - Jun 26, 2013

The 2013 Dora Awards took place in Toronto on Monday June 25th at The St Lawrence Centre for the Arts. To accommodate demand, the Bluma theatre was also opened up for guests and the awards were live-streamed via 'Doratron'. As in previous years, there was a glamorous VIP ceremony pre-show followed by a post show street party that closed down Front Street. A record number of Doras were given out, with Young People's Theatre's CINDERELLA the runaway hit of the evening with seven awards. BWW is thrilled readers photos from the evening. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2013 Dora Awards Red Carpet and VIP ReceptionPhoto Coverage: The 2013 Dora Awards Red Carpet and VIP Reception
by Kelly Cameron - Jun 26, 2013

The 2013 Dora Awards took place in Toronto on Monday June 25th at The St Lawrence Centre for the Arts. To accommodate demand, the Bluma theatre was also opened up for guests and the awards were live-streamed via 'Doratron'. As in previous years, there was a glamorous VIP ceremony pre-show followed by a post show street party that closed down Front Street. A record number of Doras were given out, with Young People's Theatre's CINDERELLA the runaway hit of the evening with seven awards. BWW is thrilled readers photos from the evening. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Upcoming SeasonCanadian 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...)

Studio 180 Theatre Celebrates 10 Years With a Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 2/25Studio 180 Theatre Celebrates 10 Years With a Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

Ten years ago, Studio 180 burst onto the Toronto theatre scene with the Canadian premiere of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, a groundbreaking play in the form of a theatrical docudrama that perfectly defined the kind of theatre the founders of Studio 180 wanted to create: socially relevant, thought-provoking, and committed to community engagement. That was the very beginning of the company that is now considered one of the city's most vibrant and dynamic. (more...)

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