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Ramin Karimloo, James Monroe Iglehart & More Win 2014 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards
by Alan Henry - May 22, 2014

The Toronto Theatre Critics' Award just announced their 2014 winners. The awards are in their fourth year, and are voted upon by Toronto critics who represent five of the city's newspapers and weeklies: The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck); The Grid (Martin Morrow); NOW (Glenn Sumi); The National Post (Robert Cushman); and the Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). Shows which opened between June 2013 and May of 2014 were open for consideration. (more...)

2014 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards Results: Toronto's Ramin Karimloo Wins for Tony Nominated Role
by Alan Henry - May 22, 2014

The Toronto Theatre Critics' Award just announced their 2014 winners. The awards are in their fourth year, and are voted upon by Toronto critics who represent five of the city's newspapers and weeklies: The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck); The Grid (Martin Morrow); NOW (Glenn Sumi); The National Post (Robert Cushman); and the Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). Shows which opened between June 2013 and May of 2014 were open for consideration. (more...)

UPDATED - Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound ALADDIN in Toronto
by Review Roundups - Nov 23, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Sinead Matthews and More Star in TROUT STANLEY's UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse, Now thru Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

The UK premiere of Claudia Dey's acclaimed play comes to The Little starring Sinead Matthews (A Time to Reap, Royal Court; The Changeling, The Glass Menagerie, Young Vic; The Master & Margarita, Complicite at Barbican and on tour; Women of Troy, The Mandate, National; The Wild Duck, Donmar), Vinette Robinson (Hamlet, Young Vic; Measure for Measure, National Theatre; Speaking Like Magpies, RSC; Tender Napalm, Southwark Playhouse; Sherlock) and Dylan Smith (Private Lives with Kim Cattrall, Toronto and Broadway; Zadie's Shoes, Finborough; Golden Swords, Shakespeare's Globe; Total Recall, 300, Eastenders). (more...)

Tarragon Theatre Opens THE DOUBLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Tarragon Theatre presents TheatreRUN's The Double, an hilarious and innovative adaptation of the Fyodor Dostoevsky novella of the same name, created and performed by TheatreRUN Artistic Director Adam Paolozza (who also directs), Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass-player and lyricist of the award-winning Canadian progressive metal band, Protest The Hero) and international actorViktor Lukawski. A dark comedy about our deepest fears of losing our identity, The Double opens tonight, October 23 and runs to November 24 (previews from October 15) in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

Sinead Matthews and More to Star in TROUT STANLEY's UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse, Nov 20-Dec 7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

The UK premiere of Claudia Dey's acclaimed play comes to The Little starring Sinead Matthews (A Time to Reap, Royal Court; The Changeling, The Glass Menagerie, Young Vic; The Master & Margarita, Complicite at Barbican and on tour; Women of Troy, The Mandate, National; The Wild Duck, Donmar), Vinette Robinson (Hamlet, Young Vic; Measure for Measure, National Theatre; Speaking Like Magpies, RSC; Tender Napalm, Southwark Playhouse; Sherlock) and Dylan Smith (Private Lives with Kim Cattrall, Toronto and Broadway; Zadie's Shoes, Finborough; Golden Swords, Shakespeare's Globe; Total Recall, 300, Eastenders). (more...)

Tarragon Theatre Presents THE DOUBLE, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Tarragon Theatre presents TheatreRUN's The Double, an hilarious and innovative adaptation of the Fyodor Dostoevsky novella of the same name, created and performed by TheatreRUN Artistic Director Adam Paolozza (who also directs), Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass-player and lyricist of the award-winning Canadian progressive metal band, Protest The Hero) and international actorViktor Lukawski. A dark comedy about our deepest fears of losing our identity, The Double opens October 23 and runs to November 24 (previews from October 15) in Tarragon's Extraspace. (more...)

2013 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards Announced - TERMINUS and More!
by Kelly Cameron - May 23, 2013

TERMINUS wins big at this year's Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards, which were announced today (awards to be given out at a later date). The awards are determined by Toronto critics who represent five of the city's newspapers: The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck); The Grid (Martin Morrow); NOW (Glenn Sumi); The National Post (Robert Cushman); and the Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). (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...)

Review Roundup: Toronto's North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Review Roundups - Jan 15, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures present the all-Canadian cast of the North American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, which opened on December 20 at the Mirvish Theatre. (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...)

KIM'S CONVENIENCE, RIDE THE CYCLONE Big Winners at 2012 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards
by Kelly Cameron - May 31, 2012

The winners of the second annual Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards are in, and BWW is thrilled to bring its readers the entire list. Stand-outs include The Toronto Fringe hit Kim's Convenience (now playing for a second time this season at Soulpepper) and Atomic Vaudeville's Ride the Cyclone. The awards were determined by critics from The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck), The Grid (Martin Morrow), National Post (Robert Cushman), NOW Magazine (Glenn Sumi) and the Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). (more...)

BWW Discounts: See Railway Children in Toronto for $50!
by Contests - Jul 13, 2011

BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to see THE RAILWAY CHILDREN at the Roundhouse Theatre in Toronto for only $50! Click Here for tickets. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 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...)

Tony Sheldon, SOUTH PACIFIC, et al. Named 'Best in Toronto'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2011

The first winners of the Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards - decided by John Coulbourn (the Toronto Sun), Richard Ouzounian (the Toronto Star), Robert Cushman (the National Post), and Kelly Nestruck (the Globe and Mail) - were announced today. Among the winners were Tony Sheldon, now Tony-nominated for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and SOUTH PACIFIC, which was produced by Lincoln Center Theatre. (more...)

Princess of Wales Theater Presents GOOD MOURNING, MRS. BROWN 3/8/2011
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2011

Toronto audiences have fallen in love with the irrepressible Mrs. Brown. If you want proof, just attend one of the final performances of HOW NOW, MRS. BROWN COW!, playing until September 4 at the Canon Theatre. (more...)

Sondheim to Visit Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2010

The composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is the most important artist to work in the American musical theatre over the past half-century. He has not only collaborated on more than a dozen landmark shows and written countless standard songs, but has also been the single most influential force in bringing the Broadway musical into the modern age. (more...)

VideoCabaret Announces Closing Date For THE GREAT WAR 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2010

After wowing sold-out crowds and leaving critics united in praise, VideoCabaret is announcing that the closing date of its remount of The Great War, the latest re-imagining of playwright Michael Hollingsworth's acclaimed The History of the Small Huts cycle, will be December 5. (more...)

VideoCabaret Announces Closing Date For THE GREAT WAR 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2010

After wowing sold-out crowds and leaving critics united in praise, VideoCabaret is announcing that the closing date of its remount of The Great War, the latest re-imagining of playwright Michael Hollingsworth's acclaimed The History of the Small Huts cycle, will be December 5. (more...)

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