Michael Rubinoff News

BLAME 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...)

New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Set for Sheridan and Panasonic Theatres, April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

The Canadian Music Theatre Project (the "CMTP") at Sheridan College presents a staged reading of composer/lyricist Neil Bartram and book writer Brian Hill's new musical, The Theory of Relativity, April 11 - 20, at the Studio Theatre at Sheridan's Trafalgar Campus in Oakville, Ontario. Two additional performances will take place today, April 22, at Toronto's Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

New Musical THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY Set for Sheridan and Panasonic Theatres, April 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

The Canadian Music Theatre Project (the "CMTP") at Sheridan College presents a staged reading of composer/lyricist Neil Bartram and book writer Brian Hill's new musical, The Theory of Relativity, April 11 - 20, at the Studio Theatre at Sheridan's Trafalgar Campus in Oakville, Ontario. Two additional performances will take place on Monday, April 22, at Toronto's Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: SIPS, Feb 16 - NEWSIES Photobomb Extravaganza & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos feature a slew of photo bombs (Homeland, Django Unchained, The Heiress, Jurassic Park, Downton Abbey and more!) using NEWSIES' new 'Photo Booth' app, THE BOOK OF MORMON's intermission snack, a water break for the ladies of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, a 'sensible boob shot' from the stars of ROCK OF AGES, a goodbye to Aaron Carter at THE FANTASTICKS off-Broadway, and photos from the West End's TOP HAT, plus SPIDER-MAN, MARY POPPINS, JERSEY BOYS, BUNNICULA, FANCY NANCY, FLASHDANCE, WEST SIDE STORY and many more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Talk Is Free Theatre's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

After a triumphant fundraising performance of The Producers for the Actors' Fund in 2010, Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) followed up with a fundraising, concert performance of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The performance was held on Sunday, February 10 at 8PM at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Historic Distillery District in Toronto and raised over 30k! Scroll below for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Special: Toronto Critics Take the Stage in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
by Kelly Cameron - Feb 05, 2013

Toronto Theatre Critic's take to the stage this Sunday in a special benefit performance of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, with proceeds going to The Actor's Fund. Featuring Kelly Nestruck, Robert Cushman, Glenn Sumi, Sheila McCarthy and Melody A. Johnston, the show also includes BWW's own Kelly Cameron as one of the Snoopy's. In this special feature, she talks about her hidden desire to be force to be reckoned with on-stage, setting the bar a smidge above terrible, and humbly requests that you throw bones in lieu of tomatoes. (more...)

Toronto's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Concert Will Benefit Actors' Fund of Canada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

After a triumphant fundraising performance of The Producers for the Actors' Fund in 2010, Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) is delighted to follow up with a fundraising, concert performance of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The performance will be held on Sunday, February 10 at 8PM at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Historic Distillery District in Toronto. (more...)

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Announces Surplus
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2012

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced a $3,000 surplus at its Annual General Meeting this week. "This is a great achievement for the Alliance," says Michael Rubinoff, the newly elected President to the Board of Directors at TAPA. "The surplus will help to move the organization forward to achieving financial stability in order to continually provide meaningful, quality services to our members." (more...)

Photo Coverage: Canadian Cast of RENT Reunites for 15th Anniversary in Support of Fife House
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 02, 2012

On Monday Oct 29th members of the original Canadian cast of RENT gathered together with graduates from Sheridan College to perform a special benefit concern in support of Fife House. Produced by Michael Rubinoff, the event celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Canadian production of the Tony Award Winning musical, and was a fantastic evening filled with songs and lots of love. On hand to celebrate were Chad Richardson, Cary Shields, Dominique Roy, Karen LeBlanc, Jenifer Aubry, Gavin Hope and Thom Allison. BWW is thrilled to bring its readers photos from the evening. (more...)

BWW Special: RENT Alums Mark 15th Anniversary of the Original Canadian Production
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 22, 2012

On October 29th members of the original Canadian Cast of RENT will join together with Sheridan College students to perform a special 15th Anniversary tribute to Jonathan Larson's musical and raise money for Fife House. BWW is speaking with the alum about what RENT has meant to them and about the special evening. First up is Chad Richardson, who played Mark with the Canadian company and on Broadway. Chad talks about the meaning of the show and how he has applied it to day to day life, about his RENT baby with Cristina Fadale and his hope for future generations of RENT stars. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by Kelly Cameron - Jun 29, 2012

The 2012 Dora Mavor Moore Awards took place this past Monday night, honouring the best of the best of the past year in Toronto theatre. The evening featured a pre-show VIP reception at The Sony Centre, a gala awards ceremony and the ever popular street party that takes place after the show under the stars on Front St. BWW was on hand to bring you pictures from the event and all the winners! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, June 2 - Cast of PRISCILLA, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad and More - Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means its time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! See below for the first Saturday Intermission Pics of June 2012! Today's photos feature the casts of Broadway's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, GODSPELL, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, EVITA, SPIDER-MAN, NEWSIES, ONCE, WICKED, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, ANYTHING GOES, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad in his last SIP, National Tour of JERSEY BOYS, Courtney Reed of Paper Mill Playhouse's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, a photo from Theatre Sheridan's RENT in Toronto, Ben Davis and Jessica Grové in Studio Tenn Theatre Company's SOUND OF MUSIC, Jessica Hendy and the cast of Gateway Playhouse's CATS, and more! (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Theatre Sheridan Breathes New Life into RENT
by Kelly Cameron - May 24, 2012

One of Toronto's favourite musicals bursts back onto the stage this month, as Theatre Sheridan graduates transfer their much loved production of RENT to The Panasonic Theatre. Originally presented last year at the Sheridan campus in Oakville, the show is bigger than ever, and full of heart. (more...)

Theatre Sheridan's RENT Transfers to the Panasonic Theatre Tonight, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Presented last December to sold out houses at Sheridan College's Oakville campus, Theatre Sheridan transfers its production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT to Toronto's Panasonic Theatre tonight, May 16, where it runs through to May 27 (preview May 15). Tickets go on sale TODAY through mirvish.com or call TicketKing at 416.872.1212. (more...)

Theatre Sheridan Extends RENT Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

Theatre Sheridan today announced the extension of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT for one week even before it opens! RENT was presented last December to sold out houses at Sheridan College's Oakville campus, and is being transferring to Toronto's Panasonic Theatre where it opens May 16 (preview May 15). With the extension, it will now run through to June 3 (instead of May 27). Tickets are on sale through mirvish.com or TicketKing at 416.872.1212. (more...)

Theatre Sheridan's RENT Transfers to the Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

Presented last December to sold out houses at Sheridan College's Oakville campus, Theatre Sheridan will transfer its production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT to Toronto's Panasonic Theatre, where it opens May 16 and runs through to May 27 (preview May 15). Tickets go on sale TODAY through mirvish.com or call TicketKing at 416.872.1212. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theatre 20's Taste of The Season
by Kelly Cameron - Jan 27, 2012

On Monday January 23rd Theatre 20 announced its inaugural season in a very special event held at Toronto's The National Club. On hand for the announcement were most of Theatre 20's founding members, as well as members of the arts community, city councilors, special musical guests and invited members of the press. BWW is thrilled to brings its readers these photos of the very special night. (more...)

Company, Bloodless and Raindogs Make Up Theatre 20's Inaugural Season
by Kelly Cameron - Jan 27, 2012

Theatre 20 announced an exciting inaugural season in a star-studded event this past Monday, January 23rd at Toronto's National Club. Legendary musical theatre performer (and Toronto native son) Colm Wilkinson will make his directorial debut with Bloodless: The Story of Burke and Hare, Theatre 20 will partner with Sheridan College for a production of UK Fringe hit Raindogs and finally, Adam Brazier will direct a re-imagining of Stephen Sondheim's hit Company. BWW was on hand to bring its readers photos of the event, as well as all the details on what's to come for Theatre 20. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: The Cast of OTHER PEOPLE
by Kelly Cameron - Jan 19, 2012

Other People opens tonight in Toronto at The Young Centre for the Performing Arts' Tankhouse Theatre, and BWW is thrilled to bring its readers this special feature with three of the show's talented stars. Tatiana Maslany, Ben Lewis and Indrit Kasapi talk about the new production the nature of cooperative theatre, social media in the arts and what they hope the future will bring. (more...)

Robert A. Pruzan Elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2011

At the annual meeting of The Jewish Museum's Board of Trustees, Robert A. Pruzan was elected Chairman, succeeding Joshua Nash (more...)

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