Jackie Richardson News

The Royal Conservatory Announces December & January ConcertsThe Royal Conservatory Announces December & January Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

If you are already dreading the hustle of the upcoming holidays, The Royal Conservatory of Music is the perfect place to relax and gather strength for the holidays as well as to de-stress in the New Year. There is variety of concerts to choose from in December and January, either for yourself or to give as presents: Tallis Scholars offer a concert of Christmas music; birthdays of Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, and Yehudi Menuhin are celebrated; and one can bring their entire family to the first performance of the Family Concerts series, Routes of Andalucia. (more...)

Young People's Theatre to Celebrate 50th Anniversary, 10/29Young People's Theatre to Celebrate 50th Anniversary, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

YPT's 'A Wonder-Filled Evening" Gala set to gather celebrated actors and showcase the best of the multi-award winning company†Young People's Theatre (YPT) is turning 50!†For five decades YPT has entertained, engaged and created magical experiences for children. In celebration of this milestone event, this multi-award-winning company will be hosting a celebrity-studded gala fundraiser†inspired by this year's upcoming production of†The†Wizard of Oz!†The event will†be held on Thursday, October 29 at the stunning Arcadian Court. (more...)

Centaur Theatre Hosts LUMINOUS Gala TonightCentaur Theatre Hosts LUMINOUS Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Dazzling entertainment, a sumptuous cocktail di'natoire, and exciting live and silent auctions await Centaur Theatre guests at this year's LUMINOUS Gala tonight, September 29. (more...)

Centaur Theatre to Host LUMINOUS Gala, Sept 29Centaur Theatre to Host LUMINOUS Gala, Sept 29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Dazzling entertainment, a sumptuous cocktail di'natoire, and exciting live and silent auctions await Centaur Theatre guests at this year's LUMINOUS Gala on September 29. (more...)

Famous PEOPLE Players to Honor David Clayton-Thomas, April 19Famous PEOPLE Players to Honor David Clayton-Thomas, April 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Famous PEOPLE Players will honor David Clayton-Thomas of 'Blood Sweat and Tears' on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 5 to 9 p.m. (more...)

Graham Scott Fleming to Play Charlie Price in Toronto's KINKY BOOTSGraham Scott Fleming to Play Charlie Price in Toronto's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2014

The Toronto premiere of KINKY BOOTS has found its Charlie Price. Multiple entertainment industry professionals have been tweeting the last few days congratulating Graham Scott Fleming on being cast as the coveted role in the Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)


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...)

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