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BLAME CANADA! with LES MIS Cast Members, Jarrod Spector & More Set for 54 Below this WeekBLAME CANADA! with LES MIS Cast Members, Jarrod Spector & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Cliff Saunders Set to Host BLAME CANADA! Concert at 54 Below, 3/17Cliff Saunders Set to Host BLAME CANADA! Concert at 54 Below, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Final casting has been announced for BLAME CANADA!, an evening featuring the best in Canadian musical theatre happening at 54 BELOW on Monday, March 17 at 9:30pm. Cliff Saunders, who currently stars as Thenardier in the revival of Les Miserables on Broadway, hosts the evening that celebrates the launch of the newly formed Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC). (more...)

Marion de Vries & Kelli Fox Among Creative Team for Blythe Festival's 40th SeasonMarion de Vries & Kelli Fox Among Creative Team for Blythe Festival's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Artistic Director Marion de Vries has announced the directors and creative teams for the upcoming 2014, 40th Season of Blyth Festival. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE is a Glorious Celebration of Canadian Musical TheatreBWW Reviews: MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE is a Glorious Celebration of Canadian Musical Theatre
by Lauren Gienow - Jan 26, 2014

On a frigidly cold night in the middle of a long Canadian winter, a group of people gathered together in a cozy cafe to experience what is quickly becoming Canada's newest national treasure. MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE (which can also be experienced in album form) is a review of beautiful Canadian music theatre, created and performed by CanCon-loving duo Kyle Golemba and Adam White. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE with Kyle Golemba and Adam WhiteBWW Interviews: MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE with Kyle Golemba and Adam White
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 25, 2013

Canadians are a unique bunch of people, polite to a fault, humble and extremely freaking talented. The problem is, we often don't boast our talents because of the aforementioned polite, humble qualities. Kyle Golemba and Adam White are seeking to boast about our awesome musical theatre talent on Monday night at the CD release party for MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE - an album featuring 15 different all-Canadian songs from our best and brightest. Both of them sat down and spoke with BWW about Canadian traditions, Canadian talent, Timbits and beer! (more...)

Kyle Golemba and Adam White to Debut MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE Revue, AlbumKyle Golemba and Adam White to Debut MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE Revue, Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Kyle Golemba and Adam White have reason to celebrate: the debut of the recording of their all-Canadian musical theatre revue, Making Love in a Canoe. A 'sonnet to Canadian culture', Making Love in a Canoe features the work of 15 Canadian writers including Nancy White, Leslie Arden, and Jonathan Monro. With four never-before-recorded songs, the album promises to introduce even the most avid theatre-goer to the riches Canadian musicals have to offer. (more...)

POSSIBLE WORLDS, THE SNEEZE, FLOYD COLLINS and More on Tap for TIFT's 12th SeasonPOSSIBLE WORLDS, THE SNEEZE, FLOYD COLLINS and More on Tap for TIFT's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

A transfer of this season's production of Possible Worlds to Munich, Germany, a co-production of the haunting musical Floyd Collins and a new conceptual adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in a retirement home are among the highlights. Today Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced details of the upcoming season for Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT), which sees the company producing a wide range of new and re-imagined material in Barrie, Ontario and beyond. (more...)

POSSIBLE WORLDS, THE SNEEZE, FLOYD COLLINS and More on Tap for TIFT's 12th SeasonPOSSIBLE WORLDS, THE SNEEZE, FLOYD COLLINS and More on Tap for TIFT's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

A transfer of this season's production of Possible Worlds to Munich, Germany, a co-production of the haunting musical Floyd Collins and a new conceptual adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in a retirement home are among the highlights. Today Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced details of the upcoming season for Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT), which sees the company producing a wide range of new and re-imagined material in Barrie, Ontario and beyond. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nicky Phillips Launches YOUR BROADWAY SONGBWW Interviews: Nicky Phillips Launches YOUR BROADWAY SONG
by Kelly Cameron - Mar 18, 2013

Nicky Phillips has a very ambitious new adventure on her hands, having just launched a new company called 'Your Broadway Song' which she plans to expand within both Toronto and NYC. The company designs custom Broadway themed songs for various special occasions, and kicked off with a song written for Canadian legend Colm Wilkinson. BWW spoke to Nicky about how the idea for Your Broadway Song evolved, her feelings on Canadian Musical Theatre and her sources of inspiration. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Louise Pitre talks La Vie En RougeBWW Interviews: Louise Pitre talks La Vie En Rouge
by Kelly Cameron - May 29, 2011

Louise Pitre is musical theatre royalty here in Canada, and after many years is finally performing a solo show here in Toronto. La Vie En Rouge will combine her passion for French music and songs with some of her most notable English hits, and will be recorded live on June 1st with a studio audience. Louise took some time to talk to BWW about what people can expect from her show, her work with Theatre 20 and her desire to take on GYPSY next. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Tickets for 3 Extraordinary June ConcertsBWW Contest: Win Tickets for 3 Extraordinary June Concerts
by Kelly Cameron - May 26, 2011

BWW is thrilled to bring its readers this exclusive opportunity to win tickets to three (3) separate June concerts in Toronto this summer. We want to give you guys an awesome month of Canadian musical theatre talent, and hear about your favourite under-appreciated musical theatre gems. Enter for your chance to win tickets to Louise Pitre's La Vie En Rouge, Geoffrey Tyler's Making Other Plans and Theatre 20's Driven to Score. (more...)

Theatre 20 Announces 2011 Three-Concert Series Theatre 20 Announces 2011 Three-Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Theatre 20, a new musical theatre company in Toronto, today announced an exciting three-concert series for 2011, to be held at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Theatre 20 Announces 2011 Three-Concert Series Theatre 20 Announces 2011 Three-Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

Theatre 20, a new musical theatre company in Toronto, today announced an exciting three-concert series for 2011, to be held at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

'Fly By Night' Receives American Music Theatre Project Reading, 2/26'Fly By Night' Receives American Music Theatre Project Reading, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

A 'by invitation only' reading of a new indie-rock musical premiering at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in July will take place at Northwestern University Saturday, Feb. 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Attic Playhouse Presents ETHAN CLAYMOREPhoto Flash: Attic Playhouse Presents ETHAN CLAYMORE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

ATTIC PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS Ethan Claymore, a reclusive artist and struggling egg farmer, has given up looking for love or laughter…even if Christmas is just a week away (more...)

TOXIC AVENGER, THE MILL, HAMLET et al. Nominated For Dora Mavor AwardsTOXIC AVENGER, THE MILL, HAMLET et al. Nominated For Dora Mavor Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 174 nominations for 225 eligible productions that opened between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010 for the 31st annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards which honour excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

Dora Award Nominations Announced, Ceremony Held 6/28Dora Award Nominations Announced, Ceremony Held 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010

At a press conference held today at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 174 nominations for 225 eligible productions that opened between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010 for the 31st annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards which honour excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

Gordon's SYCAMORE TREES at Signature Closes 6/13Gordon's SYCAMORE TREES at Signature Closes 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

Previews will begin today at Virginia's Signature Theatre for the world premiere musical Sycamore Trees written by Ricky Ian Gordon, the award-winning composer of the opera The Grapes of Wrath and the musicals Dream True and My Life with Albertine. A starry Broadway cast portrays Gordon's own family story - complete with a tough Bronx-born father and former 'Borscht Belt' singer/comedian mother - in a tale of two generations' struggles and triumphs in the decades from World War II through the 1990s. (more...)

Signature Theatre's SYCAMORE TREES With Marc Kudisch Closes 6/13Signature Theatre's SYCAMORE TREES With Marc Kudisch Closes 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

Signature Theatre, the current recipient of the Tony Award® for Regional Theatre, presents the world premiere musical Sycamore Trees by Ricky Ian Gordon, composer of the acclaimed opera The Grapes of Wrath and the OBIE Award-winning Orpheus and Euridice, as well as the musicals My Life with Albertine and Dream True. (more...)

Dora Award Nominations Announced, Ceremony Held 6/28Dora Award Nominations Announced, Ceremony Held 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2010

At a press conference held today at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 174 nominations for 225 eligible productions that opened between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010 for the 31st annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards which honour excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

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