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9/24 Tickets Go on Sale for Broadway-Bound N THE QUEEN OF PARIS in Toronto
9/24 Tarragon Theatre Opens Its 2014-2015 Season with AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
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Canadian Stage Presents Helen Lawrence, Oct. 12 to Nov. 2 Photos Canadian Stage Presents Helen Lawrence, Oct. 12 to Nov. 2
(9/23/2014) - After opening in Vancouver in March 2014, and setting off on an international tour with stops in Germany and Scotland, Helen Lawrence lands at Canadian Stage with performances at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E), Oct. 12 to Nov. 2. The theatrical debut for world-renowned visual artist Stan Douglas and award-winning screenwriter Chris Haddock, Helen Lawrence is produced by Canadian Stage with co-producers Arts Club Theatre Company (Vancouver) and The Banff Centre (Alberta). Set in 1948 Vancouver, this ground-breaking work intertwines theatre, visual art and film and mixed-media, to create a production at the frontier of new media use in performance.


Chilina Kennedy Gives Birth to a Baby Boy! Photos Chilina Kennedy Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!
(9/23/2014) - BroadwayWorld wishes to congratulate Chilina Kennedy on the birth of her son, Henry Benjamin Kennedy James. Henry was born earlier today weighing in at 8lbs and 6 oz's.


BWW TV: Get a First Listen at the Broadway-Bound 'N THE QUEEN OF PARIS' Photos BWW TV: Get a First Listen at the Broadway-Bound 'N THE QUEEN OF PARIS'
(9/23/2014) - Canadian-based Monlove Enterprises today announced that tickets to the world premiere of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto will go on sale on September 24, 2014. The new musical, which will open exactly one year later, was inspired by the Champagne atmosphere and rags-to-riches romance of Emile Zola's classic novel Nana with its gaslight glimpses into the backstage world of Parisian theatres, 'Joie de vivre' and courtesans' salons.


Theatre Francais de Toronto to Present LES ZINSPIRES 3D Photos Theatre Francais de Toronto to Present LES ZINSPIRES 3D
(9/23/2014) - Theatre francais de Toronto will present Les Zinspires 3D, a universe filled with untamed emotions, existential angst, BFFs, and (anti)social media. Five short stories, all written by teens from across Southern Ontario, brought to life by Theatre francais de Toronto, reworked by professional writers and performed by professional actors. An exceptional, provocative journey for the wildly creative teenager in all of us! For the first time this year, there will be three performances for the general public: October 24 & 29 and November 1, with English surtitles October 24 and 29. There will also be school matinees from October 23 to 31.


THE MOTHERF--KER WITH THE HAT to Receive Toronto Premiere at Coal Mine Theatre Photos THE MOTHERF--KER WITH THE HAT to Receive Toronto Premiere at Coal Mine Theatre
(9/22/2014) - Diana Bentley and Melissa D'Agostino of Bob Kills Theatre will present the Toronto premiere of THE MOTHERFU**KER WITH THE HAT, by Stephen Adly Guirgis, at a new intimate performance space, The Coal Mine Theatre, at the heart of Pape and Danforth.


BWW Exclusive: Backstage at Cirque du Soleil's 'KURIOS' Photos BWW Exclusive: Backstage at Cirque du Soleil's 'KURIOS'
(9/19/2014) - BroadwayWorld has exclusive photo coverage from backstage at Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS. See the full photo gallery 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?'


Hart House Theatre Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Now thru Oct 4 Photos Hart House Theatre Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Now thru Oct 4
(9/19/2014) - Opening the season tonight, September 19, Hart House Theatre is proud to present a classic farce by a beloved and notorious playwright that has won the laughter and hearts of audiences for over a hundred years.


Jessie Mueller Will Not Hit the Road with BEAUTIFUL National Tour Photos Jessie Mueller Will Not Hit the Road with BEAUTIFUL National Tour
(9/18/2014) - Earlier this monthEarlier this month, the Toronto Star reported that Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut in 2012's Jesus Christ Superstar, would soon join the Broadway production of BEAUTIFUL as 'Carole King' in early 2015, when current star Mueller leaves to lead the national tour. BroadwayWorld has just learned from a show representative however, that the Tony winner will not hit the road with the touring cast. Casting is currently underway.


BWW Review: Mirvish's OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD is Brilliant and Imaginative Photos BWW Review: Mirvish's OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD is Brilliant and Imaginative
(9/18/2014) - The play Our Country's Good had its opening night last night at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. The play, which has been brought across the pond by presenter David Mirvish is about a colony of convicts who are cast in a play by an officer of the navy at the urging of his captain. Of course, not all members of the colony take kindly to the sentiment of using convicts as actors over laborers. Ultimately, the underdogs do triumph and the play is a hit.


Shortlist Announced for 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre; Ceremony Set for Oct 20 Photos Shortlist Announced for 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre; Ceremony Set for Oct 20
(9/17/2014) - Four remarkable playwrights have been selected as finalists for this year's Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.


Ryan G Hinds Begins Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret Residency Photos Ryan G Hinds Begins Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret Residency
(9/17/2014) - Returning to the Buddies stage this Fall, the critically-acclaimed cabaret artist Ryan G. Hinds begins a season-long Residency at Buddies in Bad Times, under the musical direction of Mark Selby. Fabulously exploring everything from Disney villains to Aznavour chansons, Grace Jones tangos, Roy Orbison ballads and the theatre music of Kander & Ebb, this Residency promises grit, glitter, and laughter along with introspection in an intimate venue. For the first time, Hinds? distinctly diva style will be backed by a trio of musicians: Selby on piano, Ross McIntyre on bass and Julian Clarke on percussion.


Photo Flash: Inside the Mirvish Season Launch Event Photos Photo Flash: Inside the Mirvish Season Launch Event
(9/16/2014) - David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. The season lineup was announced during an event held on September 16 at The Royal Alexandra Theatre. The shows slated to play Toronto over the next year are: Wicked (now playing), The Book of Mormon (now playing), Our Country's Good (now playing), Arcadia, The Heart of Robin Hood, Blithe Spirit, Titanic the Musical, Kinky Boots, Disney's Newsies, Buyer and Cellar, Boom, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Julie Madly Deeply, The Boy With Tape on His Face, Donny and Marie: A Broadway Christmas, Jersey Boys, Blades on Stage, Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye, and Once.


Tickets Go on Sale Sept 24 for Broadway-Bound N THE QUEEN OF PARIS in Toronto Photos Tickets Go on Sale Sept 24 for Broadway-Bound N THE QUEEN OF PARIS in Toronto
(9/16/2014) - Canadian-based Monlove Enterprises today announced that tickets to the world premiere of N THE QUEEN OF PARIS at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto will go on sale on September 24, 2014. The new musical, which will open exactly one year later, was inspired by the Champagne atmosphere and rags-to-riches romance of Emile Zola's classic novel Nana with its gaslight glimpses into the backstage world of Parisian theatres, 'Joie de vivre' and courtesans' salons.


BWW Video: Meet the Guy and Girl From Toronto's Upcoming 'ONCE' Photos BWW Video: Meet the Guy and Girl From Toronto's Upcoming 'ONCE'
(9/16/2014) - I'm thrilled to announce that BroadwayWorld has learned the casting for the Toronto sit down production of ONCE. The Toronto production of the Broadway hit musical will feature Ian Lake as Guy and Trish Lindstrom as Girl. I had a moment to sit down with Lake and Lindstrom after their performance at the Mirvish Productions Season Launch Event this morning and talk about their upcoming performances at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.


Stratford Festival Will Film ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, KING LEAR, and KING JOHN Photos Stratford Festival Will Film ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, KING LEAR, and KING JOHN
(9/16/2014) - The Stratford Festival will be creating films of three of this season's Shakespeare productions for international release and broadcast.


 
🔀TORONTO SHOWS
The Book of Mormon in TorontoThe Book of Mormon
(Runs 9/16 - 10/19)
Newsies The Musical in TorontoNewsies The Musical
(Runs 7/7 - 8/16)
Richard III, The Pleasures of Violence in TorontoRichard III, The Pleasures of Violence
(Runs 9/10 - 9/28)
White Christmas in TorontoWhite Christmas
(Runs 11/6 - 11/15)
The Sound of Music in TorontoThe Sound of Music
(Runs 11/20 - 11/22)
The King and I in TorontoThe King and I
(Runs 11/6 - 11/22)
The Sound of Music in TorontoThe Sound of Music
(Runs 11/21 - 11/30)

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