Photo Flash: Exclusive Photos from Cirque du Soleil's 'KURIOS'
(8/28/2014) - BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at Cirque du Soleil's brand new show, KURIOS - now playing in Toronto through October 26th. Take a look at the exclusive shots below! What if you could alter reality at will? Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving: the world of KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil®. The show immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: 'Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?'
WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Run at Ed Mirvish Theatre
(8/27/2014) - A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a nine-week engagement September 3 through November 2. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ed Mirvish Theatre box office, 244 Victoria Street will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.
BWW Guest Blog: The Toronto Symphony on being 'Eclectic in Amsterdam!'
(8/26/2014) - Being on tour in the first violin section of the TSO , one might think I would be limited to the notes on a page, but I am also a jazz violinist and bluegrass fiddler and have no musical limits. Today's rare day off for the TSO tour means exploring the city and it's music. I hop in a taxi to meet up with a local friend and her gypsy jazz band with whom I'll play tonight.
Ashkenaz Festival's 10th Biennial Celebration Set for Now thru 9/1
(8/26/2014) - The Ashkenaz Festival, North America's premier festival of international Jewish music and culture, returns to Toronto's Harbourfront Centre with its 10th biennial event this summer. Celebrating a wide range of Jewish creativity and artistry, from traditional styles to cross-cultural fusion, the week-long festival runs today, Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. Featuring artists from across the globe, the Festival's programming includes music, film, theatre, cabaret, dance, literature, panel discussions, crafts and visual arts - with the majority of events offered free to the public.
Tarragon Theatre Opens Its 2014-2015 Season with AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 9/24-10/26
(8/25/2014) - Tarragon Theatre launches its 2014-15 season with an English-language rendition of Florian Borchmeyer's and Thomas Ostermeier's celebrated adaptation and production of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen. In what promises to be one of the most exciting events of the theatre season in Toronto, this contemporary mirror for our times previews fromSeptember 16, opens September 24 and runs to October 26 in Tarragon's Mainspace.
Stratford Announces 2015 Season; 'SOUND OF MUSIC' and 'CAROUSEL' Confirmed
(8/25/2014) - Stratford Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced a season of Discovery for 2015 with 13 plays exploring eureka moments, whether they be scientific discoveries, creative accomplishments, the dawning of a deeper understanding of human nature or the epiphanies of self-knowledge. These themes, as they are reflected in art, science and our personal lives, will be further explored through more than 150 events at the Stratford Festival Forum. The 2015 season will also see a number of creative artists pursuing new work through the Stratford Festival Laboratory, Mr. Cimolino's centre for creative research and development, including adaptations of an early Urdu novel and a children's story, as well as a new approach to four of Shakespeare's history plays.
THE BOOK OF MORMON Extends Through November at Princess of Wales Theatre
(8/25/2014) - The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON, and The Nederlander Organization, announced today that due to popular demand, four additional weeks of performances - now through November 30, have been added to the Toronto engagement. Tickets for the new block of performances will be available to Front of The Line by American Express cardmembers in advance on Monday August 25 through Tuesday September 2 at 10PM. Tickets are available by visiting Mirvish.com, or by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. There is a 12 ticket limit for the entire run of THE BOOK OF MORMON in Toronto.
Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Set to Premiere at TIFF 9/8
(8/21/2014) - After enrapturing theatre goers during it's 2013 New York stage run, legendary theatre and film director Julie Taymor (The Lion King, Frida, Across The Universe, Titus, The Tempest) brings her sumptuous production of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to the screen in a unique cinematic theatrical experience.
MONDAY NIGHTS and BLOODY FAMILY Highlight 2014 Programming at The Theatre Centre
(8/20/2014) - To celebrate the first six months in their permanent home, The Theatre Centre today revealed 2014 programming highlights. Two productions developed in residency will animate the live arts hub and incubator: 6th Man Collective's immersive basketball experience, Monday Nights, and Philip McKee and Tanja Jacobs' interpretation of a classic Greek tragedy, Bloody Family.
FLYING TORTILLAS, JOHNMAN, JACK WISE and More Set for Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014, Kicking Off Today
(8/20/2014) - Toronto's Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood will welcome even more amazing entertainment - and a healthy dose of silliness - as Epilepsy Toronto, in partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, announces more new and returning acts at its signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. The 15th edition of Toronto's international street performers festival runs today, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Yonge Street corridor, from Queen to College Streets (which will be closed to traffic) and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park, Yonge-Dundas Square and Gould Street).
BWW Review: 'A TENDER THING' Fizzles and Frustrates
(8/20/2014) - Ben Power's 2009 play A Tender Thing is a creative re-imagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with the two title characters as older figures in a lifelong relationship. Soulpepper Theatre Company's current production (on at the Young Centre through October 1st) features real-life couple Joseph Ziegler and Nancy Palk as the two star-crossed lovers. Though their performances are filled with warmth and knowing, they can't escape an essentially dreary production that pulls away the beauty of Shakespeare's language, even as it revels in some over-theatricalized decisions that mute the genuine emotion sitting at the heart of a less-than-perfect work.