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Stratford Road to Opening Week 3: Matt Armet and the Cast of A CHORUS LINE Move Into the Theatre!Stratford Road to Opening Week 3: Matt Armet and the Cast of A CHORUS LINE Move Into the Theatre!
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - Mar 7, 2016

12 Weeks until Opening Night... There are specific milestone days during rehearsal every season. One of my favourite milestones happened this week: first day onstage. It always seems to creep up on us so quickly here at the Stratford Festival. They love to get us onstage as early as possible. This year we had 13 primary rehearsal days in the rehearsal hall before our first onstage day this past Wednesday. (more...)

Exclusive: Inside Stratford's First A CHORUS LINE RehearsalExclusive: Inside Stratford's First A CHORUS LINE Rehearsal
by Alan Henry - Feb 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from inside the first rehearsal of A CHORUS LINE at The Stratford Festival! The company began rehearsals yesterday, February 16. A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-verite about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. (more...)

Carrie: The Musical to be Presented as Benefit for Actors' Fund MondayCarrie: The Musical to be Presented as Benefit for Actors' Fund Monday
by Alan Henry - Nov 12, 2015

Carrie: The Musical -  a one-night benefit concert will be performed in support of the Actors' Fund of Canada at St. Michael's College School Centre for the Arts in Toronto at 8 p.m. on Monday November 16th. Tickets are only $20. The event is being produced by Yes Theatre, Lili Connor, Alessandro Costantini, and Thomas Alderson. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Dayna Tietzen and Juan Chioran will be at the forefront of next season's not-to-be-missed theatrical event: a dazzling new production of A Chorus Line at the Festival Theatre. Canada's leading director-choreographer, Donna Feore, will make theatrical magic, reimagining this legendary musical for its first major production on a thrust stage. (more...)

Toronto's KINKY BOOTS, Starring Alan Mingo Jr., Extends Through NovemberToronto's KINKY BOOTS, Starring Alan Mingo Jr., Extends Through November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

The Toronto Star writes that the Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS, which opened June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, has been extended through November 8, 2015. Tickets for the added six weeks of performances go on sale July 6. (more...)

BWW Review: Toronto Says 'YEAH' To Kinky BootsBWW Review: Toronto Says 'YEAH' To Kinky Boots
by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2015

There's a party happening every day at The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto - and that party is the Canadian production of Kinky Boots which opened Sunday night. The mostly Canadian cast, save for American newcomer Alan Mingo Jr. as Lola earned a standing ovation from the opening night audience. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Opens in Toronto Tonight, Starring Alan Mingo Jr.KINKY BOOTS Opens in Toronto Tonight, Starring Alan Mingo Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2015

Everybody say, YEAH! The Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS officially opens tonight, June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, after playing previews since June 16. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch The Toronto Cast of KINKY BOOTS Say Yeah!STAGE TUBE: Watch The Toronto Cast of KINKY BOOTS Say Yeah!
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2015

Performances for the Canadian premiere production of Broadway's Kinky Boots, began June 16 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre! Media night is Sunday June 28 at 6:00pm (which also happens to be Pride Day). Check out a first look at the cast performing below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS in Toronto!Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Performances for the Canadian premiere production of Broadway's Kinky Boots, began June 16 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre!  Media night is Sunday June 28 at 6:00pm (which also happens to be Pride Day). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Alan Mingo Jr., Graham Scott Fleming, and AJ Bridel Star in KINKY BOOTS, Beginning Tonight in TorontoAlan Mingo Jr., Graham Scott Fleming, and AJ Bridel Star in KINKY BOOTS, Beginning Tonight in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

American Broadway touring vet Alan Mingo Jr. stars as Lola - the role originated by Billy Porter in the Broadway production - in Toronto's KINKY BOOTS, while Graham Scott Fleming plays Charlie Price, the young man who inherits a shoe factory from his father, only to learn it isn't financially stable. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Mirvish's KINKY BOOTS in RehearsalPhoto Flash: First Look- Mirvish's KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

Lead producers Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig and David Mirvish present the Canadian premiere production of Broadway's Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots). Kinky Boots begins performances at the Royal Alexandra Theatre on Tuesday June 16. Check out rehearsal photos from the show below! (more...)

Alan Mingo Jr., Graham Scott Fleming, and AJ Bridel to Star in Toronto's Kinky Boots; Full Cast Announced!Alan Mingo Jr., Graham Scott Fleming, and AJ Bridel to Star in Toronto's Kinky Boots; Full Cast Announced!
by Alan Henry - Apr 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned this morning that casting we previously reported for the Toronto production of Kinky Boots has been confirmed. American Broadway touring vet Alan Mingo Jr. will star as Lola - the role originated by Billy Porter in the Broadway production. Graham Scott Fleming will play Charlie Price, the young man who inherits a shoe-factory from his father, only to learn it isn't financially stable. (more...)

Danielle Wade Stars in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, Now thru 2/23Danielle Wade Stars in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the Orange County engagement of the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The show will play at Segerstrom Hall from today, February 11 - 23, 2014. (more...)

Danielle Wade to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, 2/11-23Danielle Wade to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, 2/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced casting for the Orange County engagement of the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ. The show will play at Segerstrom Hall from February 11 - 23, 2014. (more...)

Danielle Wade Stars in THE WIZARD OF OZ LA Premiere at Pantages Theatre, Beg. TonightDanielle Wade Stars in THE WIZARD OF OZ LA Premiere at Pantages Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment, Warner Bros. & The Nederlander Organization have announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will make its L.A. debut at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited 3 week engagement; today, September 17 - October 6, 2013. Full casting for the tour is now complete. (more...)

Photo Flash: WIZARD OF OZ, JERSEY BOYS and More at Segerstrom Center's 2013-14 Season PreviewPhoto Flash: WIZARD OF OZ, JERSEY BOYS and More at Segerstrom Center's 2013-14 Season Preview
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

Segerstrom Center for the Arts held its 2013-14 season preview on August 12, 2013, featuring performances from THE WIZARD OF OZ, JERSEY BOYS, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and more! Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Danielle Wade to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ LA Premiere at Pantages Theatre, 9/17-10/6Danielle Wade to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ LA Premiere at Pantages Theatre, 9/17-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment, Warner Bros. & The Nederlander Organization have announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will make its L.A. debut at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited 3 week engagement; September 17 - October 6, 2013. Full casting for the tour is now complete. (more...)

Danielle Wade, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Cedric Smith to Lead THE WIZARD OF OZ North American Tour; Full Cast Announced!Danielle Wade, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Cedric Smith to Lead THE WIZARD OF OZ North American Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures just announced that casting is complete for the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, which will commence on September 10, 2013 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, NV. (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...)

Photo Flash: SIPS, Feb 23 - NEWSIES Recreate Best Picture Nominees & More!Photo Flash: SIPS, Feb 23 - NEWSIES Recreate Best Picture Nominees & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! (more...)

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