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Nightwood Theatre's New Groundswell Festival to Return 9/8-14Nightwood Theatre's New Groundswell Festival to Return 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Nightwood Theatre launches its 2014/15 season with the return of our popular festival of new works, the New Groundswell Festival, in The Historic Distillery District from September 8 to 14, 2014. Featuring workshop productions of Obeah Opera by Nicole Brooks and With Individual Desire by Susanna Fournier from an original idea by Kelli Fox and Sarah Kitz, the festival also features a National Play Reading Series, and late-night Saloon Salons on topical themes. The talents of more than 50 women artists will be showcased over the seven days of the festival. (more...)

VIGIL, THE PRINCE OF HOMBURG & More Set for Talk Is Free Theatre's 2014-15 SeasonVIGIL, THE PRINCE OF HOMBURG & More Set for Talk Is Free Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Today, Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced plans for Talk Is Free Theatre's upcoming season. It will include a wide range of new and forgotten classics from the world repertoire, as well as a visit from an original Canadian musical. (more...)

HER2 & New Groundswell Festival Set for Nightwood Theatre's 2014-15 SeasonHER2 & New Groundswell Festival Set for Nightwood Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Denyse Karn have announced Nightwood Theatre's 2014/2015 season. Now in its 35th year, Nightwood Theatre presents the return of the popular New Groundswell Festival this September, followed by the world premiere of HER2 by Maja Ardalat Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in January 2015. Nightwood Theatre's work this season is truly epic: whether in the character's journeys or in the sheer scope of the pieces, we are telling bold, brave, and intimate new stories about the lives lived by women. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre's 2014 New Ideas Festival Kicks Off TodayAlumnae Theatre's 2014 New Ideas Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

This year's New Ideas Festival of 15 new plays promises to be an exciting and eclectic mix ranging from dystopian drama to royal shenanigans. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Continues Season with THE CAROUSEL, Now thru 3/30Nightwood Theatre Continues Season with THE CAROUSEL, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Nightwood Theatre continues its 2013/14 season with the English-language premiere of The Carousel by Governor General Award-winning playwright Jennifer Tremblay at Berkeley Street Theatre, Downstairs from today, March 11 to 30, 2014. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre's 2014 New Ideas Festival to Kick Off March 12Alumnae Theatre's 2014 New Ideas Festival to Kick Off March 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

This year's New Ideas Festival of 15 new plays promises to be an exciting and eclectic mix ranging from dystopian drama to royal shenanigans. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre to Continue Season with THE CAROUSEL, 3/11-30Nightwood Theatre to Continue Season with THE CAROUSEL, 3/11-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Nightwood Theatre continues its 2013/14 season with the English-language premiere of The Carousel by Governor General Award-winning playwright Jennifer Tremblay at Berkeley Street Theatre, Downstairs from March 11 to 30, 2014. The sequel to The List, in The Carousel the same unnamed woman faces the imminent death of her mother and must make the journey home to confront her past. Acclaimed for her poetic mastery of language, Tremblay structures the play as rides on a carousel, peeling away the layers of familial guilt and fierce love that bind three generations of women. The Carousel is directed by Megan Follows in her directorial debut and features the incomparable Allegra Fulton, reprising her role from Nightwood Theatre's smash-hit production of The List. (more...)

A PLACE IN HEAVEN Among TIFF's World Cinema Line-UpA PLACE IN HEAVEN Among TIFF's World Cinema Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its Contemporary World Cinema lineup today, featuring films produced by countries from around the world. (more...)

Ravi Jain Honored with Pauline McGibbon Award at 2012 Dora AwardsRavi Jain Honored with Pauline McGibbon Award at 2012 Dora Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2012

Ravi Jain is the 2012 recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Award. The award presentation took place today at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards at Toronto's St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Bluma Appel Theatre. (more...)

TOPDOG UNDERDOG, CRASH, CAROLINE OR CHANGE and More Take Toronto's Top 2012 Dora Awards - All the Winners!TOPDOG UNDERDOG, CRASH, CAROLINE OR CHANGE and More Take Toronto's Top 2012 Dora Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 25, 2012

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)honors extraordinary talent in the Toronto performing arts community as they host the 33rd annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards tonight, Monday, June 25, at the St. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in the Bluma Appel Theater. As with all awards, BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage of the ceremony. Keep checking back as the list of winners is updated below! And stay tuned in the next couple of days for special photo coverage! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2011 Dora Mavor Moore AwardsPhoto Coverage: The 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2011

On June 27th Toronto celebrated the 32nd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards which honour excellence in Canada theatre. BWW was on hand for the complete event, including the VIP reception where nominees mingled with sponsors and patrons, the award show itself and of course, the happening after-party which shut down Front St for most of the night. We are thrilled to bring you exclusive coverage of the entire night. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 SeasonCanadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

Canadian Stage unveiled its highly anticipated 2010-2011 season today, marking the first season programmed by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The season heralds a bold, new direction for the company. Jocelyn seeks to redefine Canadian Stage as a centre for national and international multi-disciplinary theatre that pushes boundaries, adopts a 21st-century perspective and reflects Toronto's cultural diversity. The work will be driven by directors and auteurs at the forefront of contemporary theatre and audiences will have the opportunity to discover a new generation of story-tellers who challenge and entertain. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 SeasonCanadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Canadian Stage unveiled its highly anticipated 2010-2011 season today, marking the first season programmed by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The season heralds a bold, new direction for the company. Jocelyn seeks to redefine Canadian Stage as a centre for national and international multi-disciplinary theatre that pushes boundaries, adopts a 21st-century perspective and reflects Toronto's cultural diversity. The work will be driven by directors and auteurs at the forefront of contemporary theatre and audiences will have the opportunity to discover a new generation of story-tellers who challenge and entertain. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 SeasonCanadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

Canadian Stage unveiled its highly anticipated 2010-2011 season today, marking the first season programmed by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The season heralds a bold, new direction for the company. Jocelyn seeks to redefine Canadian Stage as a centre for national and international multi-disciplinary theatre that pushes boundaries, adopts a 21st-century perspective and reflects Toronto's cultural diversity. The work will be driven by directors and auteurs at the forefront of contemporary theatre and audiences will have the opportunity to discover a new generation of story-tellers who challenge and entertain. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 SeasonCanadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2010

Canadian Stage unveiled its highly anticipated 2010-2011 season today, marking the first season programmed by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The season heralds a bold, new direction for the company. Jocelyn seeks to redefine Canadian Stage as a centre for national and international multi-disciplinary theatre that pushes boundaries, adopts a 21st-century perspective and reflects Toronto's cultural diversity. The work will be driven by directors and auteurs at the forefront of contemporary theatre and audiences will have the opportunity to discover a new generation of story-tellers who challenge and entertain. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 SeasonCanadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2010

Canadian Stage unveiled its highly anticipated 2010-2011 season today, marking the first season programmed by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The season heralds a bold, new direction for the company. Jocelyn seeks to redefine Canadian Stage as a centre for national and international multi-disciplinary theatre that pushes boundaries, adopts a 21st-century perspective and reflects Toronto's cultural diversity. The work will be driven by directors and auteurs at the forefront of contemporary theatre and audiences will have the opportunity to discover a new generation of story-tellers who challenge and entertain. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 SeasonCanadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2010

Canadian Stage unveiled its highly anticipated 2010-2011 season today, marking the first season programmed by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The season heralds a bold, new direction for the company. Jocelyn seeks to redefine Canadian Stage as a centre for national and international multi-disciplinary theatre that pushes boundaries, adopts a 21st-century perspective and reflects Toronto's cultural diversity. The work will be driven by directors and auteurs at the forefront of contemporary theatre and audiences will have the opportunity to discover a new generation of story-tellers who challenge and entertain. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 SeasonCanadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2010

Canadian Stage unveiled its highly anticipated 2010-2011 season today, marking the first season programmed by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The season heralds a bold, new direction for the company. Jocelyn seeks to redefine Canadian Stage as a centre for national and international multi-disciplinary theatre that pushes boundaries, adopts a 21st-century perspective and reflects Toronto's cultural diversity. The work will be driven by directors and auteurs at the forefront of contemporary theatre and audiences will have the opportunity to discover a new generation of story-tellers who challenge and entertain. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 SeasonCanadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2010

Canadian Stage unveiled its highly anticipated 2010-2011 season today, marking the first season programmed by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The season heralds a bold, new direction for the company. Jocelyn seeks to redefine Canadian Stage as a centre for national and international multi-disciplinary theatre that pushes boundaries, adopts a 21st-century perspective and reflects Toronto's cultural diversity. The work will be driven by directors and auteurs at the forefront of contemporary theatre and audiences will have the opportunity to discover a new generation of story-tellers who challenge and entertain. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre's PALACE OF THE END Shines a Light on Horrors of the Iraq War, 11/13-11/28 Alumnae Theatre's PALACE OF THE END Shines a Light on Horrors of the Iraq War, 11/13-11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2009

The Alumnae Theatre Company's 'Palace of the End' is a searing triptych of monologues that present different perspectives on the war in Iraq. A young and pregnant American soldier - in disgrace for her treatment of Iraqi prisoners - tells us about 'My Pyramids'; a disillusioned British weapons inspector invites us to witness his suicide at 'Harrowdown Hill'; and an Iraqi woman shares the heartbreaking story of her family's torture in 'Instruments of Yearning'. The characters are all based on real people and events. The play runs from November 13 to 28. (more...)

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