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BWW Preview: Monday Night Live – A Cabaret Evening to Support Theatre Museum CanadaBWW Preview: Monday Night Live – A Cabaret Evening to Support Theatre Museum Canada
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 30, 2014

Did you attend Acting Up Stage Company's recent 'Uncovered-Billy Joel and Elton John' concerts? If not, you missed a sensational performance by Jackie Richardson. But fear not, you'll get another chance to experience our national treasure when she performs with some of our most accomplished musical theatre talents this Monday, Dec. 1st. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE: Song List Announced for Acting Up Stage's Uncovered: Billy Joel and Elton JohnEXCLUSIVE: Song List Announced for Acting Up Stage's Uncovered: Billy Joel and Elton John
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 5, 2014

In just over two weeks since she wowed crowds at Soulpepper's Global Cabaret, the great Jackie Richardson joins some of Canada's finest musical theatre talent to celebrate the ;music of Billy Joel and Elton John. Following last year's sold-out Sting concert, 'Uncovered: Billy Joel & Elton John,' this is Acting Up Stage Company's eighth annual concert dedicated to the musical catalogue of a pop star. And for the first time this year, the company has added a second concert to meet demand. The concert will take place Wednesday and Thursday Nov. 12th and 13th at Toronto's Koerner Hall in the Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, aka the Royal Conservatory of Music. Show time is 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Soulpepper's GLOBAL CABARETBWW Review: Soulpepper's GLOBAL CABARET
by Dennis Kucherawy - Oct 30, 2014

Without a doubt, Soulpepper Theatre Company's Global Cabaret Festival is my favorite Toronto arts festival. It's like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get. Forrest Gump would dig it. Each year I'm tempted to bring my sleeping bag and just camp out for the weekend. (more...)

Brent Carver, Astrid Van Wieren, Ben Heppner & More to Present at 35th Annual Dora Awards, 6/23Brent Carver, Astrid Van Wieren, Ben Heppner & More to Present at 35th Annual Dora Awards, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced the VIP presenters for the 35th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 23 at at Harbourfront Centre for the very first time. (more...)

Over 30 Performers to Gather at HOLLER 4 HEALTH CARE!, 3/31Over 30 Performers to Gather at HOLLER 4 HEALTH CARE!, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Over 30 Canadian performers all have their reasons for Hollering 4 Health Care on March 31st, the day that the Conservative government will allow the Health Accord to expire. They are hollering because: (more...)

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon Set for Royal Conservatory Concert TodayRegina Carter and Nnenna Freelon Set for Royal Conservatory Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon will replace the previously announced Tony and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater in today's December 14, 2013 concert celebrating the 90th birthdays of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. The Royal Conservatory congratulates Ms. Bridgewater on her role in the upcoming off-Broadway production of Lady Day, in which she will portray legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. The production begins September 12, which is the reason Ms. Bridgewater had to cancel her Conservatory appearance in December. (more...)

Thom Allison Performs Benefit Concert for MCC Toronto TonightThom Allison Performs Benefit Concert for MCC Toronto Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Thom Allison, the thrilling actor/singer who is stopping the show nightly in the Shaw Festival's current hit production of 'Guys and Dolls,' will return to perform in a fundraising concert for Metropolitan Community Church Toronto (MCC Toronto) tonight, Nov. 30th. (more...)

Thom Allison to Perform Benefit Concert for MCC Toronto, Nov 30Thom Allison to Perform Benefit Concert for MCC Toronto, Nov 30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

Thom Allison, the thrilling actor/singer who is stopping the show nightly in the Shaw Festival's current hit production of 'Guys and Dolls,' will return to perform in a fundraising concert for Metropolitan Community Church Toronto (MCC Toronto) on Saturday, Nov. 30th. (more...)

Toronto's Stars UnCovered: Sting and The PoliceToronto's Stars UnCovered: Sting and The Police
by Jeff Madden - Nov 12, 2013

UnCovered: Sting and The Police will play Toronto's Koerner Hall this Monday, November 18, 2013. This tribute concert, which features such notable vocalists as Jackie Richardson, Thom Allison and others (including myself), has become known as a 'don't miss' event for lovers of music and/or theatre. A small number of tickets remain; please call 416-408-0208 to order or visit www.actingupstage.com (more...)

Thom Allison to Play MCC Toronto, 11/30Thom Allison to Play MCC Toronto, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

Charisma, excitement, inspiration, power, plain old pizzazz and razzmatazz... emotion in all of its forms - this is the cyclonic wizardry Thom Allison unleashes whenever he hits the stage. (more...)

The Global Cabaret Festival Kicks Off TodayThe Global Cabaret Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced details of the sixth annual Global Cabaret Festival. From today, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts once again becomes home to over 150 of Canada's leading performance artists staging over 15 original one-hour songbooks and cabarets. (more...)

The Global Cabaret Festival to Kick Off October 24The Global Cabaret Festival to Kick Off October 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced details of the sixth annual Global Cabaret Festival. From Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts once again becomes home to over 150 of Canada's leading performance artists staging over 15 original one-hour songbooks and cabarets. (more...)

Art of Time Ensemble Announces 2013/14 Concert Series: Branford Marsalis, Jackie Richardson and MoreArt of Time Ensemble Announces 2013/14 Concert Series: Branford Marsalis, Jackie Richardson and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

The innovative Art of Time Ensemble today announced the details of the artists and productions featured in their 2013/14 concert series. With music at the centre of the four original programmes curated by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, the upcoming series brings together theatre, dance, literature and the visual arts with the widest array of musical styles Art of Time has ever assembled in one season. (more...)

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon to Replace Dee Dee Brigdewater in Royal Conservatory Concert, 12/14Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon to Replace Dee Dee Brigdewater in Royal Conservatory Concert, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

Regina Carter and Nnenna Freelon will replace the previously announced Tony and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater in a December 14, 2013 concert celebrating the 90th birthdays of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. The Royal Conservatory congratulates Ms. Bridgewater on her role in the upcoming off-Broadway production of Lady Day, in which she will portray legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. The production begins September 12, which is the reason Ms. Bridgewater had to cancel her Conservatory appearance in December. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory Announces Upcoming EventsThe Royal Conservatory Announces Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

In celebration of Koerner Hall's fifth anniversary, Dr. Peter Simon, President of The Royal Conservatory, and Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, revealed today some of the details of the 2013-14 concert season. As always, the upcoming season will include pop, world music, and new special series. Classical and jazz concerts are being announced now, and the rest of the season of over 70 concerts will be released in June. The Conservatory is thrilled to welcome Broadway star Audra McDonald; soprano Natalie Dessay with composer and pianist Michel Legrand; cellist Mischa Maisky; violinists Midori, Isabelle Faust, and Leonidas Kavakos; pianists Yuja Wang, András Schiff, Kirill Gerstein, and Menahem Pressler; Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi; and jazz musicians Joe Sealy, Jackie Richardson, Arlene Duncan, Ranee Lee, Ramsey Lewis Quintet, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lalah Hathaway, Nona Hendryx, John Pizzarelli, Daniela Nardi, and The Manhattan Transfer. (more...)

BWW Special Coverage: IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING!BWW Special Coverage: IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING!
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 29, 2011

The 10th Anniversary of 'It's Always Something' occurred on November 19th in Toronto in support of Gilda's Club. Featuring a star-studded line-up which included Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Andrea Martin, Fred Willard and Paul Shaffer, and hosted by Canadian funny-man Russell Peters, the event was a huge success and celebration of Gilda's career and life. BWW was thrilled to be in attendance to bring you photos of the pre and post show fun, and the variety show itself. (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING Red CarpetPhoto Coverage: IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING Red Carpet
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 29, 2011

On November 19th the stars of Canadian theatre, film, TV and music came out in support of the 10th Anniversary of It's Always Something, a variety show to raise money for Gilda's Club. BWW was thrilled to be on hand to bring you these exclusive photos of the starry red-carpet arrivals and after-party. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Short, Shaffer, Levy and More in IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHINGPhoto Coverage: Short, Shaffer, Levy and More in IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 29, 2011

BWW is thrilled to bring its readers this exclusive coverage of the 10th Annual It's Always Something variety show to benefit Gilda's Club. The event took place in Toronto on November 19th and featured legendary singers, comedians, actors and more, including Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard and Paul Shaffer. (more...)

Young Centre Announces 6 New Resident ArtistsYoung Centre Announces 6 New Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2011

Albert Schultz, General Director of the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, today announced six new Resident Artists who will, for the next twenty-four months, call the Young Centre home: Ravi Jain actor, producer and artistic director; legendary Toronto poet Dennis Lee; theatre designer Ken MacKenzie; singer, percussionist and band leader Aline Morales; filmmaker and actor Charles Officer and pianist and conductor Gregory Oh. (more...)

Canadian Stage and the National Arts Centre Present Saint Carmen of The Main, Opens 2/7Canadian Stage and the National Arts Centre Present Saint Carmen of The Main, Opens 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

Canadian Stage and the National Arts Centre English Theatre join forces to present a new translation of Michel Tremblay's epic play Saint Carmen of The Main in Toronto and Ottawa. (more...)

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