TELUS Announces Baring Private Equity Asia to Acquire 35 Per Cent Stake in TELUS InternationalTELUS Announces Baring Private Equity Asia to Acquire 35 Per Cent Stake in TELUS International
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Celtic Weekend at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire Set for 5/7-8Celtic Weekend at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire Set for 5/7-8
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire invites all of our guests to celebrate Celtic Weekend. With featured entertainment of Clan MacColin Irish Dancers and The Freestylers of Piping, our guests will experience this highland fling which will stir one's 'inner Celt'. Celtic Weekend at the Renaissance Pleasure is the weekend where bagpipes will never be thought of the same way again. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This SpringTarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)

Samantha Barks To Sing National Anthem At Women's FA Cup Final!Samantha Barks To Sing National Anthem At Women's FA Cup Final!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

One of the stars of the 2012 film version of Les Miserables will sing the national anthem at this year's SSE Women's FA Cup Final. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 7: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night MusicRoad to Opening Week 7: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - May 2, 2016

We stood in a rehearsal room with our hearts beating full and hard, and sang with the orchestra for the first time. We listened to the extraordinary beauty of Stephen Sondheim's music played by some of the best musicians around. We heard the arrangements that Jonathan Tunick so masterfully created. We let the glorious music wash over us and inform our interpretations. We are all keenly aware of how unbelievably lucky we are that we get to play in this special sandbox this year - 'A Little Night Music' - here at the Stratford Festival. (more...)

G2A.COM is a Double Winner of The Stevie Awards 2016 in Las VegasG2A.COM is a Double Winner of The Stevie Awards 2016 in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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Ultra Music Festival Announces Exclusive Flash Sale!Ultra Music Festival Announces Exclusive Flash Sale!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Having recently been crowned 'The World's No. 1 Festival' by almost half a million DJ Mag voters, Ultra Music Festival is taking no time to rest on its laurels. (more...)

UPDATE: ASSITEJ Responds to BWW SA Article On the Recognition of Theatre for Young Audiences at SA AwardsUPDATE: ASSITEJ Responds to BWW SA Article On the Recognition of Theatre for Young Audiences at SA Awards
by David Fick - May 2, 2016

The director of ASSITEJ SA, Yvette Hardie, responds to the BroadwayWorld South Africa article, 'On the Meaningful Recognition of Theatre for Young Audiences at South African Theatre Awards Ceremonies'. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Present Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in Zankel Hall, 5/6Carnegie Hall to Present Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in Zankel Hall, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Music Director Nicholas McGegan-who celebrates 30 years of leading the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra this season-returns to Carnegie Hall to conduct the ensemble in the New York premiere of Scarlatti's La Gloria di Primavera on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The performance of the newly re-discovered work-written 300 years ago to celebrate the birth of the heir to the Holy Roman Emperor-features soprano Suzana Ograjenšek, mezzo-soprano Diana Moore, countertenor Clint van der Linde, tenor Nicholas Phan, and bass-baritone Douglas Williams. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Fans of London' Shakespeare App Launches TodaySTAGE TUBE: 'Fans of London' Shakespeare App Launches Today
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2016

A new smart phone app which adds a Shakespearean touch to your text messaging, has been launched today to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death and as part ofa tourism drive for the capital, called 'Fans of London'. (more...)

ROLLING THUNDER VIETNAM to Launch Australian TourROLLING THUNDER VIETNAM to Launch Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

THE sensational Australian concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam - Songs That Defined A Generation returns for an exclusive national tour in July-August 2016 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. (more...)

A KINGDOM FOR A STAGE Begins This Month at Chelsea TheatreA KINGDOM FOR A STAGE Begins This Month at Chelsea Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Castlebar Productions will present A KINGDOM FOR A STAGE on 28 April - 7 May 2016 at Chelsea Theatre. Press Night: April 28th, 7.30pm (more...)

Ian McKellen Backs Out of $1.4 Million Memoir AdvanceIan McKellen Backs Out of $1.4 Million Memoir Advance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

According to reports, Oscar-nominated actor, Ian McKellen, has backed out of a book deal with UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton, which was worth approximately $1.4 million.   (more...)

Lady Antebellum Joins Award-Winning Lineup at Fallsview Casino in JulyLady Antebellum Joins Award-Winning Lineup at Fallsview Casino in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

If you're 'lookin' for a good time' in a live performance get ready for an evening of incredible talent when the hit-making trio Lady Antebellum stop by Fallsview Casino for two nights in July. (more...)

The Adrian Pagan Award Returns to King's Head for 2016The Adrian Pagan Award Returns to King's Head for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Adrian Pagan award is back for a third year. Think you've got what it takes to address the state of the nation? The King's Head are looking for the brightest directors, producers and creative teams to pitch plays that capture the zeitgeist in an exciting, thought-provoking and entertaining way. (more...)

New Fantasy Novel A ROAD TO THE THRONE is ReleasedNew Fantasy Novel A ROAD TO THE THRONE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

'A Road to the Throne: Rise with Honour' (published by Lulu) is the story of a young man, Lereon Altaros, who must use his intelligence to cope with being exposed to society much later than most people are. He is burdened with the responsibilities of leadership and struggles to handle them, but he has never had to face any form of pressure. (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and MissesOlivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2016

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver's performances and Mark Henderson's lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows like Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet going home empty-handed, Nicole Kidman losing out in the Best Actress race, and an underdog win for Pat Kinevane and Fishamble's Silent at Soho Theatre - all welcome given concerns that changes to the Oliviers voting process might favour long-running West End shows and/or A-listers Here are some of the night's major hits and misses. (more...)

Laurier Avenue West: Epicurean, Lively and TrendyLaurier Avenue West: Epicurean, Lively and Trendy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

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Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at Tricycle TheatreFull Cast Set for UK Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND at Tricycle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

?Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of The Invisible Hand - a political thriller from Ayad Akhtar who won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Disgraced which ran at the Bush Theatre in 2013. (more...)

2017 Olivier Awards to Be Held at the Royal Albert Hall2017 Olivier Awards to Be Held at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 2017 Olivier Awards will be held at the Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at OxfordPhoto Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Dame Maggie Smith visited the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries yesterday to open SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD, the Libraries' summer exhibition. The celebrated actress joined donors and special guests, including renowned playwright Alan Bennett and Lord Patten of Barnes, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, at the Bodleian's newly-refurbished Weston Library for the official opening of the exhibition, which runs until 18 September. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

HKSTP Hailed 'Best of the Best' at 2016 International Business Innovation Association Awards DinnerHKSTP Hailed 'Best of the Best' at 2016 International Business Innovation Association Awards Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Zoe WanamakerTake Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Zoe Wanamaker
by Marianka Swain - Apr 28, 2016

Zoe Wanamaker stars in Nick Payne's new play ELEGY at Donmar Warehouse, which opens tonight. She's joined in the cast by Nina Sosanya and Barbara Flynn, and directed by Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke. Elegy imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it's now possible to extend life. (more...)

6,000 Performers Needed for ROALD DAHL'S CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED in Cardiff City Centre6,000 Performers Needed for ROALD DAHL'S CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED in Cardiff City Centre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales have today called out to the people of Cardiff, Wales and Britain to take part in Roald Dahl's City of the Unexpected, Cardiff's landmark celebration of Wales' foremost storyteller. Director, Nigel Jamieson, leads the search for a cast of 6,000 volunteers, including 2,000 choristers, 1,000 dancers, 50 Morris Minor drivers, 40 bald men, 13 magicians, four brass bands, three excavator drivers, a Spitfire pilot, firemen, circus artists, aerialists, rockclimbers, grandparents, children and a performing mouse. Anyone interested in taking part, whether as a performer, a maker or an organiser, is encouraged to get in touch. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Perform Concert to Honor Retiring General Director, 6/2Vancouver Opera to Perform Concert to Honor Retiring General Director, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ On June 2, 2016, four of Canada's pre-eminent singers will join the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Music Director Jonathan Darlington, in “BraVO! A Vancouver Opera Concert” – a celebratory concert of opera excerpts Honouring VO's General Director James W. Wright, who is retiring June 30th after 17 years at the head of the company.  (more...)

Bruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date SetBruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)

Comedian & Writer Lenny Henry to Receive BAFTA Special AwardComedian & Writer Lenny Henry to Receive BAFTA Special Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that Lenny Henry, one of Britain's best-loved comedians and writers, will be Honoured with the Special Award at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London on Sunday May 8th. (more...)

Choir! Choir! Choir! to Remember Prince at Massey Hall, 5/2Choir! Choir! Choir! to Remember Prince at Massey Hall, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On April 21st, 2016 Prince Rogers Nelson passed away at the age of 57. His death is the sad end of an era, but his legacy as a musical genius and cultural icon will live on. In Honour of Prince's legacy on Monday, May 2nd Choir! Choir! Choir! invite the people of Toronto to perform one of his most beloved songs, 'When Doves Cry' in three-part harmony at the iconic Massey Hall. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Regent Park School of Music, a non-profit community music school whose mandate is to provide music education to underprivileged youth in Regent Park and other areas of the City of Toronto, and Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall's Share the Music education and outreach program. (more...)

Make-A-Wish Celebrates Those That Make Wishes Possible on World Wish DayMake-A-Wish Celebrates Those That Make Wishes Possible on World Wish Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

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G2A.COM Virtual Reality Project '- G2A Land is a Winner of The Stevie Awards 2016 in Las VegasG2A.COM Virtual Reality Project '- G2A Land is a Winner of The Stevie Awards 2016 in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

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Birmingham Rep to Welcome Kenneth Cranham in THE FATHER This SpringBirmingham Rep to Welcome Kenneth Cranham in THE FATHER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

One of the most highly acclaimed new play of the last decade, THE FATHER, comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May, with Olivier Award Best Actor winner, Kenneth Cranham recreating his West End role direct from a celebrated second London run. (more...)

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship WinnersAdelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Adelaide Cabaret Festival is proud to announce Reilly Muller of Mount Gambier and Zara Nicholson of Loxton as the 2016 winners of the Nathaniel O'Brien Class of Cabaret Scholarship. (more...)

Third Man Records to Release Death From Above 1979 Live LPThird Man Records to Release Death From Above 1979 Live LP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Today, Third Man Records announces the release of Death From Above 1979's epic live EP. For over 10 years, these international men of mystery, Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger, have dipped their toes into whatever waters they pleased (MSTRKRFT, Deserts/Bad Tits, Femme Fatale, The Mountains, Black Cat No.13), and created songs that'll get you off your ass and make you feel things. (more...)

Support Act to Honour Paul Kelly at MUSIC IN THE HOUSE, May 18Support Act to Honour Paul Kelly at MUSIC IN THE HOUSE, May 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Support Act are proud to announce that Australia's unofficial poet laureate, Paul Kelly, will be presented with Support Act's charity award in recognition of their invaluable services to the Australian community at the Music in the House lunch on Wednesday, 18 May 2016, at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. (more...)

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to MelbournePENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to Return to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Five years after the runaway success of SONGS FOR NOBODIES, Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips team up once again with PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE a brilliant one woman musical theatre piece returning to Melbourne on Thursday January 21, 2016 for a limited season at the Playhouse, Arts Centre. (more...)

Ed Sheeran, James Bay Among Ivor Novello Awards Nominees; Full List!Ed Sheeran, James Bay Among Ivor Novello Awards Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, announce the nominations for the 61st Ivor Novello Awards [The Ivors]. The Ivors will take place on Thursday 19th May at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HOWIE THE ROOKIE, Returning to the Old Fitz TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at HOWIE THE ROOKIE, Returning to the Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

After six Sydney Theatre Awards nominations and a shared win for Best Actor in a Leading Role in an Independent Production in 2014, Sean Hawkins and Andrew Henry return to the Old Fitz Theatre stage to reprise their winning roles in Red Line Productions' first show HOWIE THE ROOKIE by Irish playwright Mark O'Rowe from May 17 for a limited season. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars onstage! (more...)

Celtic Thunder's Current 'Legacy' DVD Retains #1 ARIA Chart PositionCeltic Thunder's Current 'Legacy' DVD Retains #1 ARIA Chart Position
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Australia's love affair with Irish superstar act Celtic Thunder continues as their current Legacy DVD retains the #1 ARIA chart position today ahead of Andre Rieu and Katy Perry for the sixth week. (more...)

Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1Grammy Winner Cecile McLorin Salvant to Perform at Chan Centre on 5/1
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the return of singular jazz sensation, Ce?cile McLorin Salvant on May 1 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hot off her 2016 GRAMMY win for Best Vocal Jazz Album, Salvant shares bold new works from the record For One to Love - a heartfelt collection of songs, many of which are written by Salvant herself, that reveal new dimensions of this young vocalist's artistry. (more...)

Gregor Fisher, Tony Roper & More to Appear in CINDERELLA at King's Theatre GlasgowGregor Fisher, Tony Roper & More to Appear in CINDERELLA at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The King's Theatre Glasgow and First Family Entertainment are thrilled to announce Scottish comedy legend Gregor Fisher will be reuniting with his Rab C. Nesbitt co-star Tony Roper in the godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella. Also returning to the stage due to popular demand is Capital FM presenter Des Clarke marking his fifth consecutive year in the King's legendary panto. The rags to riches tale of Cinderella makes its tenth appearance in the history of the King's traditional pantomime from Friday 2 December 2016 until Sunday 8 January 2017. (more...)

OSM to Premiere Raphael Mostel's 'THE TRAVELS OF BABAR' Orchestral VersionOSM to Premiere Raphael Mostel's 'THE TRAVELS OF BABAR' Orchestral Version
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The world premiere of the orchestral version of Raphael Mostel's THE TRAVELS OF BABAR: RETURN TO THE LAND OF ELEPHANTS will be presented by the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, conducted by Dina Gilbert, on Sunday, May 15 at 1:30pm at Maison symphonique de Montreal, and narrated in French by actors Sophie Cadieux and Pierre Brassard. (more...)

2016 Technology Impact Award Finalists Announced2016 Technology Impact Award Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

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Cheapflights.ca Salutes Airports That Are Making Sustainability Strides Cheapflights.ca Salutes Airports That Are Making Sustainability Strides
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

TORONTO, ON - As some of the busiest transportation hubs on the planet, airports have a special role in helping reduce the travelling public's carbon footprint. From installing apiaries and gardens to capturing most of their energy needs via photovoltaic panels, some airports are leading the way towards a greener future. In Honour of Earth Day, the travel experts at Cheapflights.ca, the champions of simple travel search, present 10 top eco-innovating airports that are the forefront of the effort to make travel more sustainable. (more...)

TAG Wants to Take Canada's 150th On the Road!TAG Wants to Take Canada's 150th On the Road!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

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Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAYBerkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY by Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Sheridan SmithTake Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Sheridan Smith
by Marianka Swain - Apr 12, 2016

Following a sold-out Menier Chocolate Factory run, Sheridan Smith leads Michael Mayer's production of FUNNY GIRL into the West End. The Broadway classic is now playing at the Savoy Theatre, booking until October 8. As well as Smith's Fanny Brice, it features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

Final Opportunity for South African Actors to Apply for Brett Goldin BursaryFinal Opportunity for South African Actors to Apply for Brett Goldin Bursary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

A final Goldin opportunity awaits two young South African actors between 20 and 30 years old as the Baxter calls for applications for auditions for the 2016 Brett Goldin Bursary. (more...)

IF I HAD A GIRL... to Play Sold-Out Run at Citizens Theatre This WeekIF I HAD A GIRL... to Play Sold-Out Run at Citizens Theatre This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

IF I HAD A GIRL... will play a sold-out run, 14th -16th April 2016, with one preview on 13th April, at Circle Studio, Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS. (more...)

Scotiabank Gives $180,000 to Calgary's Young People With Sports Pad at South Health Campus YMCAScotiabank Gives $180,000 to Calgary's Young People With Sports Pad at South Health Campus YMCA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

CALGARY, AB - Today, Scotiabank revealed its newest community investment in Calgary with a combined $250,000 donation to the YMCA Calgary, South Health Campus, part of which created a much-needed outdoor sports pad for local children. (more...)

Performance Horizon Shortlisted for European Performance Marketing Awards 2016Performance Horizon Shortlisted for European Performance Marketing Awards 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

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