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BWW Review: SOPHISTICATED LADIES: 100 YEARS OF ELLA & COMPANYBWW Review: SOPHISTICATED LADIES: 100 YEARS OF ELLA & COMPANY
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 28, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra's (NSO) Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke has always put together musical programs that are fun and classy. This Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella and Company, which played this Kennedy Center's Concert Hall this past weekend, was no exception. (more...)

VIDEO: Garth Drabinsky is Focused on the Artistic Aspects of SOUSATZKA...Because He's Not Allowed to Touch the MoneyVIDEO: Garth Drabinsky is Focused on the Artistic Aspects of SOUSATZKA...Because He's Not Allowed to Touch the Money
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA is currently thrilling Toronto audiences and is steeped in Broadway-bound buzz. But would the producer even be able to leave Canada after spending five years as a guest of the taxpayer? The Agenda with Steve Paikin asks some of the easy questions, and a lot of the hard ones. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Sousatzka Opens and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Sousatzka Opens and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! Sousatzka Opens and More! (more...)

Review Roundup: World Premiere of SOUSATZKA in Toronto - All The Reviews!Review Roundup: World Premiere of SOUSATZKA in Toronto - All The Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 24, 2017

The reportedly Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opened last night in Toronto! Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)

BWW Review: Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - Lackluster Material, Brilliantly PerformedBWW Review: Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - Lackluster Material, Brilliantly Performed
by Alan Henry - Mar 24, 2017

The much anticipated opening of Sousatzka, the musical billed as the comeback of Garth Drabinsky, took place last night at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. Sousatzka tells the story of holocaust survivor Madame Sousatzka (Victoria Clark), her prodigy piano pupil Themba (Jordan Barrow) - and how the two change each other's lives for the better. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opens tonight in Toronto. Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & More in SOUSATZKA; Opens Tonight in Toronto!Photo Flash: First Look at Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & More in SOUSATZKA; Opens Tonight in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opens tonight in Toronto. Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)

VIDEO: SOUSATZKA Company and Garth Drabinsky On His 'Comeback'VIDEO: SOUSATZKA Company and Garth Drabinsky On His 'Comeback'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Check out a new CBC News segment on the comeback of theatrical producer Garth Drabinsky below as he gears up for the opening night of Sousatzka! (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year to Be Commemorated with Global CelebrationElla Fitzgerald's Centennial Year to Be Commemorated with Global Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year's Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential vocalists of all time, Ella Fitzgerald. T (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Victoria Clark, Jordan Barrow and More in Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA!VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Victoria Clark, Jordan Barrow and More in Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, is currently in previews in Toronto for an opening on March 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below! (more...)

SOUSATZKA Producer Garth Drabinsky Seeks to Bypass OSC Penalties in Fraud CaseSOUSATZKA Producer Garth Drabinsky Seeks to Bypass OSC Penalties in Fraud Case
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Garth Drabinsky, who has admitted to and served time in Canada for his part in a fraud at the now-defunct Livent production company, has just begun hearings with the Ontario Securities Commission. (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in TorontoBroadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

Exclusive: In Rehearsals With Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - A Refugee Musical As Timely As EverExclusive: In Rehearsals With Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - A Refugee Musical As Timely As Ever
by Alan Henry - Jan 31, 2017

Above the Elgin Theatre in Toronto on the 4th floor, magical things are happening. A company with 70 Tony Award nominations and 12 wins between them are gearing up to premiere a new musical, Sousatzka, based on the 1988 Shirley MacLaine film Madame Sousatzka. At the helm of the project, notorious theatre impresario Garth Drabinsky - who is making his comeback to 'artistic producing' following his convictions for fraud and forgery during his time as the head of Livent. Livent, of course, was once a division of Cineplex Odeon which produced the Sousatzka film before being bought out by Drabinsky and his then business partner Myron Gottlieb. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Watch Montego Glover Sing from SOUSATZKA in Toronto!BWW Exclusive: Watch Montego Glover Sing from SOUSATZKA in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

SOUSATZKA may be Broadway-bound, but first it stops in Toronto for a strictly limited engagement through April 9, 2017. The cast is in rehearsal today and BroadwayWorld will be giving you an exciting inside look! Belo, check out an exclusive sneak peek of Montego Glover singing 'Song of the Child.' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Go Inside Rehearsals for Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto; Live at Noon!BWW Exclusive: Go Inside Rehearsals for Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto; Live at Noon!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

SOUSATZKA may be Broadway-bound, but first it stops in Toronto for a strictly limited engagement through April 9, 2017. The cast is in rehearsal today and BroadwayWorld will be giving you an exciting inside look! Tune in for our Facebook Live broadcast here! (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-ResidenceHouston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2017-18 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's fourth year as music director. Highlights of the season include the appointment of Peruvian-born composer Jimmy Lopez as the Houston Symphony's new Composer-in-Residence and the introduction of Ars Electronica Futurelab's musical visualization of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, an immersive concert experience directed by acclaimed choreographer Klaus Obermaier (more...)

Kennedy Center to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial with Series of EventsKennedy Center to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial with Series of Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the Ella Fitzgerald centennial. The program pays tribute to the artist's legendary music through performances featuring Regina Carter, NSO Pops, and Jane Monheit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Begins Rehearsals in TorontoPhoto Flash: Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Begins Rehearsals in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Dec 16, 2016

Check out our first look at the Broadway-bound production of SOUSATZKA in rehearsals in Toronto! Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny. (more...)

Photos and Video: Sneak Peek - Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Hits the Rehearsal Studio in TorontoPhotos and Video: Sneak Peek - Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Hits the Rehearsal Studio in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Keith Tomasek, a blogger from Ontario, Canada, was recently invited to an open rehearsal for Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-bound SOUSATZKA, where he captured some great backstage moments and previews from the event. (more...)

First Listen: Tracks Released from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKAFirst Listen: Tracks Released from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Can't wait until 2017 to get a taste of the Broadway-bound Sousatzka? Wait no more, because several tracks have been released on the show's official website. Click here to check out, 'Rainbow Nation,' 'Let Go,' 'So Sing,' and  'Shibhambu.' (more...)

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