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BWW Exclusive: Photos from LES BELLES SOEURS in MontrealBWW Exclusive: Photos from LES BELLES SOEURS in Montreal
by Racheal McCaig - Oct 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld has exclusive new photos of LES BELLES SOEURS at the Segal Centre in Montreal. All photos by Racheal McCaig. Tremblay's landmark play, Les Belles Soeurs, is re-imagined in this explosive new musical adaptation playing at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts now through November 9th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Valerie Boyle, Lisa Horner and Paula Wolfson of LES BELLES SOEURSBWW Interview: Valerie Boyle, Lisa Horner and Paula Wolfson of LES BELLES SOEURS
by Racheal McCaig - Oct 17, 2014

Chatting backstage between tech rehearsals for Les Belles Soeurs, a new English musical adaptation of Michel Tremblay's epic play, I asked 3 of the shows 12 powerhouse performers, Valerie Boyle, Lisa Horner and Paula Wolfson, if they'd ever been in another show with a cast entirely comprised of women. With the exception of Nunsense, they hadn't. (more...)

TfT to Open 47th Season with PAST PERFECT, Opening 9/26TfT to Open 47th Season with PAST PERFECT, Opening 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Theatre francais de Toronto opens its 2014-15 season with Past Perfect by Michel Tremblay. Directed by Diana Leblanc, winner of the 2014 Dora Mavor Moore Silver Ticket Award, this prequel to Albertine in Five Times recounts the genesis of Albertine's revolt, one of Tremblay's most fascinating and rebellious characters to date. While the original play depicts each of the five decades of her life from age 30 to 70, Past Perfectgives us Albertine at 20, on a night that will irrevocably determine her fate. Opening on Friday, September 26, the play runs at the Berkeley Street Theatre from September 24 to October 5. (more...)

BELLE SOEURS THE MUSICAL Set to Explode on the Montreal Stage, 10/19 - 11/9BELLE SOEURS THE MUSICAL Set to Explode on the Montreal Stage, 10/19 - 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

After taking Quebec by storm, the smash-hit musical adaptation of Michel Tremblay's landmark work BELLES SOEURS: THE MUSICAL explodes onto the Montreal stage in its premiere English Language incarnation at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts from October 19 to November 9, 2014. (more...)

College Students Invited to Join Virtual Choir for New Bartram and Hill Musical, 6/24-26College Students Invited to Join Virtual Choir for New Bartram and Hill Musical, 6/24-26
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Music theatre practitioners from around the world will gather at Sheridan College June 24-26, 2014 for Song, Stage and Screen IX an international conference of papers, talks and practical demonstrations designed to bring together leaders to discuss music theatre. To celebrate the conference theme, 'The Art of Collaboration in Musical Theatre', The Theory of Relativity by Drama Desk Award nominated writers Neil Bartram and Brian Hill will have a one-time, live performance upon the opening of the conference featuring a global virtual choir. (more...)

Montreal's Leading Independent Theatre Companies Launch 2014-15 SeasonMontreal's Leading Independent Theatre Companies Launch 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The 2014-2015 season launch of some of Montreal's leading independent professional English theatre companies took place Monday afternoon. (more...)

Alan Menken's 'THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ,' THE GRADUATE & More Set for Segal Centre's 2014-15 SeasonAlan Menken's 'THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ,' THE GRADUATE & More Set for Segal Centre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Lisa Rubin, Artistic and Executive Director, and Paul Flicker, Artistic Producer, today announced the Segal Centre for Performing Arts' 2014-2015 Theatre Season, an ambitious seven-play offering brimming with incredible talent that will dazzle with new takes on beloved stories and premiere musicals. (more...)

BELLES SOEURS: THE MUSICAL to Debut in Montreal at the Segal Centre, Oct 19-Nov 9BELLES SOEURS: THE MUSICAL to Debut in Montreal at the Segal Centre, Oct 19-Nov 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Copa de Oro Productions and the Segal Centre for Performing Arts have secured the rights to the English-language adaptation of Belles-Soeurs, the Quebec musical sensation based on the play by Michel Tremblay. BELLES SURS: THE MUSICAL will premiere to Montreal audiences as part of the Segal Centre's 2014-2015 Season from October 19 - November 9, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Passion of Narcisse MondouxBWW Reviews: The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux
by Mary Alderson - Feb 3, 2014

1980: the times, they were a-changin'. But in The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux, poor old Narcisse is being pushed as he reluctantly keeps up with the changing times. Narcisse Mondoux and his long-time crush, Laurencienne Robichaud, are on stage together in this charming Quebecois play at London's Grand Theatre. This delightful two-hander stars Rod Beattie as Narcisse and Brigit Wilson as Laurencienne. Beattie, of course, is well-known for playing many parts in the Wingfield series, and Wilson has been on stage in Stratford and Blyth. (more...)

MANON, SANDRA AND THE VIRGIN MARY Plays Buddies in Bad Times Theatre thru Feb 2MANON, SANDRA AND THE VIRGIN MARY Plays Buddies in Bad Times Theatre thru Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary by Michel Tremblay will be directed by John Van Burek and stars Irene Poole and Richard McMillan at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. The show will run now through February 2, 2014. (more...)

Pleiades Theatre Stages MANON, SANDRA AND THE VIRGIN MARY, Now thru Feb 2Pleiades Theatre Stages MANON, SANDRA AND THE VIRGIN MARY, Now thru Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Pleiades Theatre presents Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary by Michel Tremblay. Translated and directed by John Van Burek, this extraordinary work will be presented at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre from today, January 11 to February 2, 2014. It opens on Wednesday, January 15. (more...)

Canadian Opera Announces HADRIAN by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvorCanadian Opera Announces HADRIAN by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Toronto Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, today released details of the company's new opera commission, Hadrian, composed by internationally acclaimed Canadian-American singer, songwriter and composer Rufus Wainwright with libretto by award-winning Canadian actor, director and playwright Daniel MacIvor. Inspired by the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his love for Antinous, Hadrian is currently in development and is scheduled to open the COC's 2018/2019 mainstage season. (more...)

Pleiades Theatre presents Manon, Sandra and the Virgin MaryPleiades Theatre presents Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

Pleiades Theatre presents Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary by Michel Tremblay. Translated and directed by John Van Burek, this extraordinary work will be presented at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre from January 11 to February 2, 2014. It opens on Wednesday, January 15. (more...)

Pleiades Theatre to Stage MANON, SANDRA AND THE VIRGIN MARY, Jan 11-Feb 2, 2014Pleiades Theatre to Stage MANON, SANDRA AND THE VIRGIN MARY, Jan 11-Feb 2, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Pleiades Theatre presents Manon, Sandra and the Virgin Mary by Michel Tremblay. Translated and directed by John Van Burek, this extraordinary work will be presented at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre from January 11 to February 2, 2014. It opens on Wednesday, January 15. (more...)

LES BELLES SOEURS to Play Fells Point Corner Theatre, 3/8-4/7LES BELLES SOEURS to Play Fells Point Corner Theatre, 3/8-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2013

Fells Point Corner Theatre presents Les Belles Soeurs (The sisters in Law) by Michel Tremblay, directed by Richard Barber. (more...)

Ugly 'Beautiful Sisters' -- Les Belles SoeursUgly 'Beautiful Sisters' -- Les Belles Soeurs
by Daniel Collins - Mar 18, 2013

Germaine has won a million S&H stamps. Her sisters and her neighbors rally to help her paste them into booklets...when they're not stuffing them in their purses. It's greed, hypocrisy, and a flurry of back-and-front stabbing comments in Michel Tremblay's 'Les Belles Soeurs' (The Sisters-in-Law) now at the Fells Point Corner Theatre in Baltimore City. (more...)

LES BELLES SOEURS Plays Fells Point Corner Theatre, Now thru 4/7LES BELLES SOEURS Plays Fells Point Corner Theatre, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Fells Point Corner Theatre presents Les Belles Soeurs (The sisters in Law) by Michel Tremblay, directed by Richard Barber. (more...)

LES BELLES SOEURS to Play Fells Point Corner Theatre, 3/8-4/7LES BELLES SOEURS to Play Fells Point Corner Theatre, 3/8-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Fells Point Corner Theatre presents Les Belles Soeurs (The sisters in Law) by Michel Tremblay, directed by Richard Barber. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre Presents Les Belles Soeurs, 3/8-4/7Fells Point Corner Theatre Presents Les Belles Soeurs, 3/8-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

This rarely performed work by Canadian playwright, Michel Tremblay, is directed by Richard Barber, who has directed an eclectic list of plays at venues ranging from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh to Hangzhou, China. (more...)

LES BELLES SOEURS Comes to Fells Point Corner Theatre, 3/8-4/7LES BELLES SOEURS Comes to Fells Point Corner Theatre, 3/8-4/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

It's 1963 here in Fells Point, Hon! Come join the 'pasting party' when a greedy matriarch wins a million green stamps and enlists all of her neighbors to help. Gossip is shared, accusations are made, and a surprise visit from a long-lost sister threatens to expose more than the women's dirty laundry. (more...)

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