BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Toronto in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Toronto Centre for the Arts Excites


Three items to note about Encore Entertainment's production of The Laramie Project: 1. Arrive early - evening performances begin a 7:30 and matinees at 1:30. 2. Plan to stay after the show for th... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Ins Choi talks KIM'S CONVENIENCE


Kim's Convenience was a hit at last year's Toronto Fringe Festival, and returns to a Toronto stage this week as part of Soulpepper's 2012 Season. Written by Ins Choi (who also stars in the production... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Contests: Win Tickets to The Woman in Black Premiere in Toronto


BWW is thrilled to bring its readers the chance to win tickets to one of the most anticipated events of the winter season - the black carpet premiere of the new Daniel Radcliffe horror flick The Woman... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Theatre Sheridan's RENT Transfers to the Panasonic Theatre


Presented last December to sold out houses at Sheridan College's Oakville campus, Theatre Sheridan will transfer its production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT to Toronto's P... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: BATMAN'S NIGHT OUT Hits the Streets of Toronto


With Dark Knight Rises hitting theatres this summer, Batman frenzy is already in full swing and Toronto is taking centre stage. It would appear that Canada's largest city has its very own caped crusa... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: First Look at War Horse Canadian Cast


War Horse gallops into Toronto on February 28th when the critically acclaimed show has its opening night at The Princess of Wales. The all Canadian cast is currently in previews and wowing audiences ... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: War Horse's Melanie Doane


Canadian folk songstress Melanie Doane has been away from the theatre for many years pursuing a very successful solo career. She returns to the Toronto stage in the Mirvish production of War Horse, c... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Special Feature: She Dreamed a Dream - Way Off Broadway's Lee Anne Rorabeck


Bravo's Way Off Broadway is a unique twist on reality television shows that appeals to theatre geeks everywhere. The show takes 22 amateurs and has them put together a production in eight short weeks... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: Let Your Freak Flag Wave - SHREK Opens in Toronto


SHREK the Musical opened Tuesday night in Toronto where it will play a two week run. BWW was on hand to capture photos from the opening night, which saw Torontonians happily going green and letting t... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Theatre Sheridan Extends RENT Through 6/3


Theatre Sheridan today announced the extension of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT for one week even before it opens! RENT was presented last December to sold out houses at Sheri... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Dating Disasters with the Cast of I LOVE YOU BECAUSE


The cast of the Canadian Premiere of I Love You Because are a close-knit bunch, and they're currently having a blast performing this heartwarming show about love and friendship in NYC each night at th... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Canadian Music Theatre Project to Kick Off April 10


The Canadian Music Theatre Project is Canada's first incubator for the development of new Musical Theatre Works by Canadian and international composers, lyricists and book-writers. The first two works... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Dominique LeBlanc Cast as Annie in Drayton Entertainment's ANNIE, Launching May 29


After a nationwide search, Drayton Entertainment has selected 13-year-old Halifax native, Dominique Le Blanc to portray the lovable red-headed orphan in its production of the Broadway musical Annie, w... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

VIDEO: GLEE Influencing Fans Beyond Television - Hear from Curt Mega & More


Created by Ryan Murphy, GLEE follows a group of teenagers at William McKinley High School in Ohio, who despite their differences, are brought together in a show choir, for their shared love of music a... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: 42ND STREET - A Toe-Tapping Triumph


It's safe to say that Stratford has another musical hit on their hands in 42nd Street, a toe-tapping gem of a show that showcases the incredible performers involved in the company this year. The show... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: The Hunt for 'Dorothy' Begins in Toronto for THE WIZARD OF OZ Reality Show


On Monday hundreds of girls ventured out to the CBC studio in downtown Toronto for an open call to cast the next Dorothy in an upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy will be cast via realit... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: SharRon Matthews on Scots, South Africa and GOLD


SharRon Matthews is a beloved star of Toronto's cabaret and theatre scene, and she's about to embark on a world tour that will take her to Scotland, England, NYC and South Africa! She took a few minut... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: TD Bank Supports 'It Gets Better' Campaign


TD Bank recently became the first Canadian Financial Institution to publicly endorse the 'It Gets Better' campaign, an initiative which BWW has been proud to support since it's inception in 2010. The ... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: The Beatles, Rock and Roll and More with BACKBEAT's David Leveaux


Backbeat the Musical tells the story of arguably the world's biggest and most well-known band, the Beatles. The show examines how the band came to be the best known band in the world by looking at th... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Daniel Robert Sullivan Talks Places, Please!, JERSEY BOYS and More


Daniel Robert Sullivan spent over a year in Toronto playing Tommy DeVito in the smash-hit Canadian run of Jersey Boys, and next week he's returning to the Great White North to launch his new book Plac... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Contact Contemporary Music Presents 10th Annual INTERsection Festival, 8/31-9/2


INTERsection 2012, the 6th annual showcase of ground breaking, adventurous musical artists, returns August 31 - September 2 expanding to a three-day integrated music and arts festival that includes a ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Huron Country Playhouse Opens THE MELVILLE BOYS Tonight


The 2012 Season continues at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend with the arrival ofThe Melville Boys, Norm Foster's poignant comedy about two brothers and the events that occur during their wee... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Huron Country Playhouse Celebrates the Life and Times of Johnny Cash, Beginning 8/15


Get ready to "Walk the Line" with the legendary Man in Black this summer with Johnny and June, a heartfelt tribute that takes audiences back to the golden age of country music. Playing for three weeks... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Richmond Hill's QUEEN FOR A DAY, Starring Alan Thicke


Queen for a Day had its world premiere Friday night at The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, with a stellar cast including America's Favourite Dad Alan Thicke in the role of Jack Bailey. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: Andrea Martin Visits OVER THE RAINBOW


Tony and Emmy Award Winner Andrea Martin is back in Toronto this week, lending her unique blend of comedy and vocal talent to the eight girls vying to become Dorothy in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's The ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: Cirque du Soleil's AMALUNA Opens in Toronto!


Cirque du Soleil's newest creation, AMALUNA, opened this past Thursday with a bang. The atmosphere was electric, with all guests being treated to cocktails, popcorn and ice cream under the big top. ... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Special: The Demise of The Princess of Wales


Last week The Star leaked news that David Mirvish woudl be demolishing The Princess of Wales to build condominiums with architect Frank Gehry. The theatre community was stunned, and many people are l... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: Bond's 50th Anniversary at the TIFF Lightbox


Designing 007 opened this Friday at the TIFF Lightbox in Toronto after a successful run in London, England. The exhibit celebrates the last 50 years of James Bond films with a collection of props, co... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Dominique Roy chats RENT's 15th Canadian Anniversary


On October 29th members of the original Canadian Cast of RENT will join together with Sheridan College students to perform a special 15th Anniversary tribute to Jonathan Larson's musical and raise mon... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: Annie Lennox, Sarah McLachlan and Angelique Kidjo at HOPE RISING


The 2nd Annual Hope Rising Benefit took plays this week at Roy Thomson Hall to benefit the Stephen Lewis AIDS Foundation, an organization that helps women and children with HIV/AIDS in Africa. Annie ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Colm Wilkinson on his Christmas Concerts, the Les Miserables Film and more


Colm Wilkinson is having an exciting year. He's one of the founding artists of Theatre 20, he will be appearing in the much anticipated feature film version of Les Miserables and he's about to embark... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: The Canuck of LA CAGE - Jeigh Madjus


La Cage Aux Folles is wrapping up their first National Tour in Toronto at The Royal Alexandra Theatre with Canuck Jeigh Madjus in the role of Jacob. This is Jeigh's first time on a Mirvish stage, and... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Romantic Favourites with the Cast of Angelwalk's ORDINARY DAYS


Ordinary Days is kicking off Angelwalk Theatre's 2012-2013 Season at The Toronto Centre for the Arts. The show features four of Canada's brightest up and coming musical theatre talents, and BWW sat d... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Christmas Cabaret with Chris Tsujiuchi


The holiday season is here and it's bringing with it a whole host of exciting cabarets courtesy of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre! Up first is Chris Tsujiuchi's Christerical Cabaret - a show that promis... (read more...)
BWW's Top Toronto Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL TORONTO with Matt Baram


The wickedly funny National Theatre of the World is bringing Torontonians a special treat this holiday season courtesy of It's A Wonderful Toronto! The Rob Ford Holiday Spectacular! The show is a musi... (read more...)

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