Esprit Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Feature World Premieres and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Esprit Orchestra celebrates Canadian contemporary music in an international context throughout its upcoming 2016/17 Subscription Concert Series. (more...)

I LOVE PIAF, CYRANO DE BERGERAC and More Set for Theatre in Paris
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

After a thriving summer during which our hit comedies Addition and Moliere in Spite of Myself attracted hundreds of international theatregoers, Theatre in Paris announces the opening of the 2016-2017 season with five brand new productions. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA Announce Celebration of Cinema Event at TIFF 2016
by Movies News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA unveiled today a new one-of-a-kind event taking place at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. The unique evening event will recognize the talented actors and filmmakers coming to TIFF 2016. Toronto was selected because its world-renowned festival helps kick off the film industry's annual calendar.  (more...)

Salisbury Playhouse and Living Spit to Stage FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Salisbury Playhouse and Bristol-based Living Spit present a new comedy adaptation with songs of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

Top 10 Plays Set In School
by Marianka Swain - Sep 7, 2016

Education, education, education - it's an inescapable topic in theatre. Recent years have seen Future Conditional (kicking off Matthew Warchus's Old Vic tenure), Matilda the Musical, The Brink, Kin, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, and, of course, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! To celebrate back to school week, here are 10 of the best plays set in school. Get studying! (more...)

The NAC Orchestra and The Glenn Gould Foundation Celebrate The Genius of Philip Glass
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

On Saturday, November 26, iconic American composer Philip Glass will be awarded The Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize at an exclusive concert in his Honour, presented by The Glenn Gould Foundation and the NAC Orchestra.  The Genius of Philip Glass features the NAC Orchestra led by guest conductor Dennis Russell Davies performing a concert of music spanning the legendary composer's career. (more...)

Terrence Malick's VOYAGE OF TIME: The IMAX Experience World Premieres at Toronto International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today that Terrence Malick's VOYAGE OF TIME: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE will have its World Premiere at TIFF 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/05/16 - Remembering Freddie Mercury on his Birthday
by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2016

Hello and welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series! Please read along as, each day, we celebrate birthdays, shows' openings and all kinds of theatrical events that have happened on this date. (more...)

The UK Theatre Awards Announce Vanessa Redgrave as Recipient of the Gielgud Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Vanessa Redgrave is to receive this year's Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts at the UK Theatre Awards 2016. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 9 October at London's historic Guildhall.   (more...)

InMoment, Clients Celebrate Wins at UK Customer Experience Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Rob Guest Endowment Committee Announces Finalists for 2016 Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Rob Guest Endowment Committee is delighted to announce the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will take place on Monday 14 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The concert will be a night of exhilarating musical entertainment as six young musical theatre artist perform live and compete to win the $20,000 cash prize in this grand final event. Supported by a live professional orchestra, they will perform alongside some of Australia's most loved stars as the industry come together for an incredible night not to be missed. (more...)

TELUS Celebrates Royal Visit to TELUS Garden with Donation to Support Canadian Youth Leaders
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

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Rob Guest Endowment Announces Finalists and Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

The Rob Guest Endowment Committee is delighted to announce the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will take place on Monday 14 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The concert will be a night of exhilarating musical entertainment as six young musical theatre artist perform live and compete to win the $20,000 cash prize in this grand final event. Supported by a live professional orchestra, they will perform alongside some of Australia's most loved stars as the industry come together for an incredible night not to be missed. (more...)

TELUS to Invest $350,000 in Grassroots Charities Throughout Manitoba
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

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MOA Announces New Exhibitions to Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC announces three new, insightful exhibitions as part of its diverse and captivating 2016/17 season. These enriching exhibitions, featuring an impressive and varied collection of intriguing objects and artworks, will explore themes of self-reflection and expression in the form of a wide range of physical manifestations. They will include globally relevant textiles, socially conscious Amazonian artifacts, and culturally significant Asian manuscripts. (more...)

Tom Jackson to Receive imagineNATIVE's 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival has announced that Cree actor, musician and activist Tom Jackson will receive the 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. (more...)

Laura Whitmore Stars in Stage Adaptation of Peter James' NOT DEAD ENOUGH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Leading television presenter Laura Whitmore will star in the next thrilling stage adaptation of multi-million selling author Peter James' Not Dead Enough. Following Peter James' 11th consecutive Sunday Times No.1 in the UK Book Charts and the huge sell-out success of The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple on stage Not Dead Enough receives its world stage premiere in January 2017. (more...)

Laura Whitmore to Lead NOT DEAD ENOUGH at Theatre Royal Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Leading television presenter Laura Whitmore will star in the next thrilling stage adaptation of multi-million selling author Peter James' Not Dead Enough when it arrives at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow in April next year as part of a UK tour. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Theatre Uncut Announces Rights-free Release of Plays on Refugee Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Since 2011, each year Theatre Uncut has released a set of short plays that can be downloaded and performed rights free by anyone, anywhere for a month, creating a mass participation international political theatre event. This Autumn, Theatre Uncut will release a set of works by writers from the UK, Turkey and Denmark that respond to the refugee crisis. The six short plays offer a thought provoking and often moving analysis of Europe's response to the events that have seen many thousands of people risk everything in the attempt to escape war, terrorism and poverty the Middle East and Northern Africa.  (more...)

Angela Pens ANGELS AMONGST US
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

'Angels amongst Us: Our Journey' (published by Balboa Press AU) shares author Angela's experiences, and how she grew in wisdom, learned to be honest about her feelings and came to understand her truth. (more...)

Bingo Players Announces 10 Year Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Maarten Hoogstraten – the sonic innovator best known as Bingo Players – has today announced the Bingo Players 10 Year Anniversary Tour. (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Celebrates Winning Heritage Lottery Fund Support
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Epstein Theatre has received £46,300.00 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, called Celebrating the Epstein. (more...)

Hypokrit Theatre Company Announces Line-Up for TAMASHA: FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIAN PERFORMING ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Hypokrit Theatre Company, in association with The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, is pleased to announce the line up for Tamasha: Festival of South Asian Performing Arts. The festival will take over the entire Paradise Factory (64 East 4th St) to spotlight over fifty South Asian performers. Tamasha takes place September 26th through October 2nd, 2016. (more...)

Videotel Produces New Programme for Safe Navigation in one of the World's Busiest Shipping Lanes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Prestigious UK Theatre Award Nominates Curve
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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COO Penny Green's Firm Included as No. 314 in Profit 500 Ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies; Glance Appoints Vice President of Finance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Top UK Theatre Award Nominates ATG Theatre Managers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Two Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) General Managers have been nominated for a UK Theatre Award, the only nationwide awards to Honour creative excellence and the outstanding achievement seen on and off stage throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (more...)

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Canada's Most Distinguished Veteran Dance Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Older & Reckless, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's celebrated series curated by Artistic Director Claudia Moore, celebrates the company's 20th season with its 39th edition featuring five renowned dance artists. Governor General award winner Margie Gillis (Montreal), dance theatre maverick Robert Desrosiers with cellist/singer Anne Bourne, acclaimed dancer/co-founder of COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) BaKari I. Lindsay, choreographer/director Charles Koroneho (New Zealand), and Claudia Moore in a work byApolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho (Gadfly), take to the stage Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 for three shows only at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. (more...)

ILIUM AND ITHAKA: PLAYS OF LOVE AND WAR at New Found Space in Acklam Market
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

This autumn a duo of immersive productions transport audiences to the Middle East in a brand new found space at Acklam Market. London-based theatre company Border Crossings in collaboration with Ramallah-based ASHTAR Theatre of Palestine will present two plays set in the Middle East, plunging the audience into the heart of conflict and occupation directly underneath the Westway. (more...)

Oak Park Festival Theatre and the 19th Century Charitable Association Present THE MOUSETRAP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The scene is set when eight strangers gather in a country house cut off by the snow and discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst.  Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.   (more...)

2016 Baxter Dance Festival Opens 6 October in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 2016 Baxter Dance Festival opens in Cape Town this October, with the 40th anniversary revival of Alfred Hinkel's acclaimed BOLERO and John Linden's PROS AND CONS OF HITCHHIKING, in a programme that showcases 65 works over 10 days. (more...)

Photo Flash: Imani Enterprises Presents SHE SAID/ HE SAID
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Imani Enterprises presents the Toronto premiere of She Said/He Said, created and directed by award-winning artist Anne-Marie Woods (aka Amani). She Said/He Said is a play where spoken word, theatre, conflict and comedy join hands for a tragi-comic and complex look at relationships. The female/male rapport is laid bare in this battle of wits with the multi-talented Woods starring as SHE and Dora Mavor Moore Award winner Matthew G Brown as HE. She Said/He Said runs Wednesday, September 14 through Sunday, September 18 (with Media Night September 15) at Native Earth's AKI Studio (inside Daniels Spectrum) in Regent Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bringing HONOUR to a Journey of Life and Love at Old Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

WHEN is love real and does it really last? That's the core theme of Honour, the latest offering from the Old Mill Theatre. Written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Dale James, Honour follows a couple's exhausting and confronting - yet also tender and poignant - journey through life and love. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ALCHEMIST, Barbican Theatre, 14 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 15, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a frenetic, physical production of the Ben Jonson classic that fizzes with fibbing and foolishness. (more...)

2016 Baxter Dance Festival Opens With Acclaimed BOLERO, Oct. 6 - Oct. 15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

With 65 choreographic works on this year's line-up, the 2016 Baxter Dance Festival is poised to excite and entertain any dance lover or enthusiast, with a wide variety of genres and styles, at the Baxter Theatre from 6 to 15 October. (more...)

EQS Group Wins Grand ARC Award for BMW Group's Interactive Annual Report (News with Additional Features)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra Honours Outgoing Concertmaster, Dene Olding
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra will Honour the significant contribution of Concertmaster Dene Olding by naming him Concertmaster Emeritus after his final concerts with the Orchestra in October. Mr Olding recently announced his decision to step down after 23 years as Concertmaster of the SSO and will take his final bow with the orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No.9 on 29 October at the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brian Lobel On A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

Performance artist Brian Lobel has spent 12 years creating innovative work out of difficult personal experiences and tough topics. He's now joined forces with Bryony Kimmings and Complicite to create the highly anticipated new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, which premieres at Manchester's HOME on 20 September, then plays Exeter Northcott and the National Theatre. (more...)

Leehom Wang's OPEN FIRE Concert Film to Have World Premiere at TIFF 2016
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the World Premiere of Leehom Wang's Open Fire Concert Film taking place on Thursday, September 15. (more...)

Over 50 South Asian Artists To Perform Under One Roof
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Hypokrit Theatre Company, in association with The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, is pleased to announce the second annual Tamasha: Festival of South Asian Performing Arts. The festival will spotlight over fifty South Asian performers from various creative disciplines (theatre, dance, music, comedy, and poetry), making it one of the premier South Asian performing artists' festivals in New York. (more...)

Salzburg Festival Closes Nearly Sold-Out Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

41 days ago Haydn's Die Schöpfung was performed at the Großes Festspielhaus, opening the Ouverture spirituelle and thus the 2016 Salzburg Festival. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth Branagh
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh completes his company's first year-long Garrick residency by starring in John Osborne's The Entertainer - once more following in the footsteps of Laurence Olivier. The production is currently in previews, opening to press tonight, and plays until 12 November. It will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

Kari Matchett Shines in MAUDIE, Debuting at Toronto International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Canadian actress Kari Matchett makes her debut at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with a starring role in Maudie. Based on the true story of Maud Lewis, a Nova Scotian woman who overcame physical challenges to become a beloved and successful folk artist, the heartwarming biopic film will celebrate its Canadian premiere at TIFF on Monday, Sept. 12 at the Elgin Theatre. (more...)

VOGUE - VOICE OF A CENTURY Launches 100 Years After First Publication
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

In 2016, Vogue celebrates 100 years as the undisputed fashion bible in Britain. Now, a landmark publication, VOICE OF A CENTURY, compiles over 400 Vogue photographs and illustrations, correspondence and covers, plus 32,000 words of new interviews with 100 Vogue contributors. VOICE OF A CENTURY is strictly limited to only 1,916 craftsman-bound copies, and each 504-page volume is individually signed by at least 7 major contributors. (more...)

FringeNYC Announces 2016 Overall Excellence Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Winners of the 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at drom in New York. (more...)

SWITZERLAND Comes to MTC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Joanna Murray-Smith's acclaimed two-hander, Switzerland, comes to MTC with the stunning original cast of Sarah Peirse and Eamon Farren. Under the direction of newly appointed MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes, this Sydney Theatre Company production opens at Southbank Theatre, the Sumner on Wednesday 21 September. (more...)

2016 Artscape High School Drama Festival Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The 2016 Artscape High School Drama Festival competition was celebrated in grand style. This follows the winners' announcement at an Awards Ceremony held at the Artscape Theatre on the 20 August 2016. (more...)

Forced Entertainment to Live-Stream COMPLETE WORKS This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The boundary-breaking Sheffield based Theatre Company Forced Entertainment are to livestream their Complete Works: Take Top Shakespeare project over nine days following a sold-out run at the Barbican earlier this year. (more...)

Digicel Appoints Usain Bolt as Chief Speed Officer (CSO)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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