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Over 30 Performers to Gather at HOLLER 4 HEALTH CARE!, 3/31Over 30 Performers to Gather at HOLLER 4 HEALTH CARE!, 3/31
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/28/2014) - Over 30 Canadian performers all have their reasons for Hollering 4 Health Care on March 31st, the day that the Conservative government will allow the Health Accord to expire. They are hollering because:


Audition for THE LION KING! Disney to Hold Auditions in Toronto March 31 and April 28Audition for THE LION KING! Disney to Hold Auditions in Toronto March 31 and April 28
by Alan Henry (Toronto)

(3/28/2014) - Do you think you have what it takes to be in a Broadway show? You can test out your theory by auditioning for the most successful musical of the 21st century, Disney's The Lion King! The Lion King is an international phenomenon, having played productions on every continent except Antarctica, and has grossed over one billion dollars to date. The Broadway production is a top-grosser every week, pulling in over one million dollars regularly in just eight performances. Known for it's incredible visuals, without the use of excessiv


Canadian Stage to Present North American Premiere of OPUS, 11/12-16Canadian Stage to Present North American Premiere of OPUS, 11/12-16
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/27/2014) - Canadian Stage will present the North American premiere of Opus by Australia's Circa, a dazzling show featuring 14 acrobats tumbling, spinning and flying to the sounds of Shostakovich's string quartets, played on stage by the Debussy String Quartet. Having recently finished a run at the Barbican (UK), Opus was praised with a 5-star review from The Daily Telegraph calling the show 'astonishing to watch: graceful, bombastic, profound. You just gasp, gasp and gasp again.'


Theatre 20 Announces Dan Chameroy Will Star as Bobby in COMPANYTheatre 20 Announces Dan Chameroy Will Star as Bobby in COMPANY
by Alan Henry (Toronto)

(3/27/2014) - Theatre 20's highly-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company will play the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs from June 21 to July 13, 2014. Artistic Board Chair Adam Brazier today announced the creative team and revealed that the role of 'Robert' will be played by Theatre 20 Founding Artist Dan Chameroy.


Art of Time Ensemble Sets 2014-15 Season: THE POEM/THE SONG, INTERMEZZI & MoreArt of Time Ensemble Sets 2014-15 Season: THE POEM/THE SONG, INTERMEZZI & More
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/27/2014) - Toronto's ground-breaking Art of Time Ensemble explores the intersection of high art, performance and popular culture with their 2014/15 concert series showcasing four innovative programmes curated by Artistic Director Andrew Burashko. Music drives the upcoming series, connecting poetry, musical theatre, alt rock/pop, dance and more.


Photo Flash: First Look at Young People's Theatre's MINOTAURPhoto Flash: First Look at Young People's Theatre's MINOTAUR
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/26/2014) - Young People's Theatre will present the co-world premiere with Polka Theatre (England) and Clwyd Theatr Cymru Theatre for Young People (Wales) of Kevin Dyer's latest childhood adventure Minotaur. This modern spin on an ancient myth will be presented on the Mainstage now through April 13, opening tomorrow, March 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


BWW Recap: Alan Henry on 'A Year With BroadwayWorld'BWW Recap: Alan Henry on 'A Year With BroadwayWorld'
by Alan Henry (Toronto)

(3/26/2014) - This week marks the end of my first year with BroadwayWorld. Writing for BroadwayWorld has given me the opportunity to do some incredible things that not many theater fans get to do. To celebrate the end of my first year, I thought I'd curate a list of some of my favorite events that I've been to attend, and some of my favorite articles!


Canadian History Project to Present IN HIS NAME, April 23-27Canadian History Project to Present IN HIS NAME, April 23-27
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/26/2014) - With a mandate to produce plays set in Canada prior to Confederation, The Canadian History Project is proud to present In His Name-Dollard Des Ormeaux and the Battle of Long Sault, written by Robert Tsonos and directed by Adam Bailey, from April 23rd to 27th, 2014. Performances will be held Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm at The Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://inhisname.eventbrite.ca, by calling 4169937929, or by emailing inhisnametickets@hotmail.com.


SHADOWS to Open April 11 at VideofagSHADOWS to Open April 11 at Videofag
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/26/2014) - Videofag and Parry Riposte Productions present Shadows, a play by Margo MacDonald, running Friday, April 11th- Satuday, April 19th, 2014 at 8pm at Videofag (dark Monday), 187 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market, Toronto.


EN(LIVE)N Productions to Stage Toronto Premiere of FROZEN, Begin. 4/1EN(LIVE)N Productions to Stage Toronto Premiere of FROZEN, Begin. 4/1
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/26/2014) - In a production that twists theatrical expectations, FROZEN, the controversial and award-winning play by Bryony Lavery, makes its Toronto debut. This environmental interpretation from director Andrew Freund, staged in a former coffin factory, travels to dark destinations after horrific circumstances unhinge three individuals.


TfT Welcomes Bruno Coppens in HORSING AROUND 50, Now thru 3/30TfT Welcomes Bruno Coppens in HORSING AROUND 50, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/26/2014) - Theatre francais de Toronto is thrilled to welcome for the first time to Toronto Belgian comedy superstar Bruno Coppens in Mes Singeries vocales (Horsing Around 50). This uproarious mix of cabaret and stand-up will be presented at the Berkeley Street Theatre from today, March 26 to 30.


Belgian Humorist Bruno Coppens Makes His Toronto Debut at TFT TonightBelgian Humorist Bruno Coppens Makes His Toronto Debut at TFT Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/26/2014) - Nicknamed the 'mad juggler of words', Belgian humourist Bruno Coppens makes his Toronto debut at the Berkeley Street Theatre tonight, March 26 to 30.


Jackie Maxwell to Continue as Shaw Festival Artistic Director Through 2016 SeasonJackie Maxwell to Continue as Shaw Festival Artistic Director Through 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/25/2014) - The Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival announced today that it has extended the contract of Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell through to the end of the 2016 season.


rock.paper.sistahz Festival, afteRock Plays and More Set for b current's 2014 Lineuprock.paper.sistahz Festival, afteRock Plays and More Set for b current's 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/25/2014) - b current's new artistic directors, Jajube Mandiela and Ngozi Paul, are pleased to announce the company's 2014 line-up. Since taking the helm last fall, Mandiela and Paul have put together a thrilling season featuring some of Toronto's most exciting theatre creators.


Factory Theatre to Present BEATRICE AND VIRGIRL, 4/12-5/11Factory Theatre to Present BEATRICE AND VIRGIRL, 4/12-5/11
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/25/2014) - Factory Theatre presents the world premiere of BEATRICE & VIRGIL by Yann Martel, adapted by Lindsay Cochrane. This is a world premiere production, by the author of the international bestselling novel Life of Pi, and features an all-star Canadian cast of Damien Atkins and Pierre Brault, directed by award-winning director Sarah Garton Stanley. The production runs April 12 - May 11, 2014 Previews April 12 to 16.


The Theatre Centre Presents CABARET BRISE-JOUR, Now thru 3/29The Theatre Centre Presents CABARET BRISE-JOUR, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/25/2014) - he Theatre Centre presents Cabaret brise-jour, created by Quebec-based L'orchestre d'hommes-orchestres (LODHO), from today, Mar. 25 to 29. The second production presented at The Theatre Centre's new venue and permanent home at 1115 Queen St. W., Cabaret brise-jour retraces the controversial path taken by exiled musician Kurt Weill throughout his career, infusing his songs with everything from punk rock to hip hop and recreating his impressive musical world of 1928 to 1949 on stage.


Beatles Tribute RAIN Begins Tonight at Royal Alexandra TheatreBeatles Tribute RAIN Begins Tonight at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/25/2014) - Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, makes its return engagement to the Royal Alexandra Theatre, tonight, March 25 - 30, 2014.


Young People's Theatre to Present PAPER SONG and SULTANS OF THE STREET, 4/28-5/15
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/24/2014) - Young People's Theatre is proud to present Paper Song and the world premiere of Sultans of the Street in the coming months.


Breaking News: LION KING Casting Announced!Breaking News: LION KING Casting Announced!
by Alan Henry (Toronto)

(3/24/2014) - Casting has been announced for the Toronto engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. Toronto's most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the Princess of Wales Theatre stage from Wednesday April 30 to Sunday June 15. The award-winning musical premiered in Toronto in April 2000 at the Princess of Wales Theatre where it played 1,560 performances through January 2004 and returned in 2011 for an eight-week sold-out engagement.


HELEN LAWRENCE Launches 2014 International TourHELEN LAWRENCE Launches 2014 International Tour
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/24/2014) - Helen Lawrence, a highly anticipated new Canadian production at the frontier of new media use in performance art, marked its world premiere on March 19 in Vancouver before launching an international tour. The mixed-media project, produced by Canadian Stage with co-producers Arts Club Theatre Company (Vancouver) and The Banff Centre (Alberta), will travel across Canada and Europe in 2014 with stops in Montreal, Munich, Edinburgh and Toronto.


Oscar-Winner THE LADY IN NUMBER 6 to Receive Toronto PremiereOscar-Winner THE LADY IN NUMBER 6 to Receive Toronto Premiere
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/24/2014) - The 2014 Academy Award-winning Canadian Documentary, THE LADY IN NUMBER 6: MUSIC SAVED MY LIFE will receive its Toronto premiere on Sunday April 13, 2014 at the Al Green Theatre and the Miles Nadal JCC.


Echo Productions to Open 2014 Season With FRANKENSTEIN, 4/10-12Echo Productions to Open 2014 Season With FRANKENSTEIN, 4/10-12
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/21/2014) - As the first show of its 2014 season, Echo Productions is proud to present its latest physical theatre piece, Frankenstein, running April 10 to 12, 2014 at The Annex Theatre. The show is a new adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic that has captivated audiences on paper, screen, and stage for almost 200 years.


Tango Legends Presented by The Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsTango Legends Presented by The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/21/2014) - The Sony Centre For The Performing Arts will present TANGO LEGENDS live on stage for one night only on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8pm. Following the performance, all ticket-holders are invited to a post-show Milonga (Tango Dance Party), hosted by Rhythm & Motion Dance Studio, in the lobby of the Sony Centre.


YPT presents magical Japanese folktale Paper SongYPT presents magical Japanese folktale Paper Song
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/21/2014) - Young People's Theatre welcomes Concrete Theatre and their production of Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull's whimsical Paper Song. Directed by Caroline Howarth, this poweful play for children and families will be presented in the Studio from April 29 to May 11.


YPT to Premiere Anusree Roy's SULTANS OF THE STREET, 4/28-5/15YPT to Premiere Anusree Roy's SULTANS OF THE STREET, 4/28-5/15
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/21/2014) - Young People's Theatre will present the world premiere of acclaimed playwright Anusree Roy's latest offering, Sultans of the Street. Directed by Nina Lee Aquino, this poignant and uplifting tale will be presented on the Mainstage from April 28 to May 15, opening on May 1.


Acting Up Stage Culminates 10th Anniversary Season With ELEGIES: A SONG CYCLE, Now thru 4/13Acting Up Stage Culminates 10th Anniversary Season With ELEGIES: A SONG CYCLE, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/21/2014) - Acting Up Stage Company, Toronto's premiere not-for-profit musical theatre, culminates their 10th Anniversary Season with a reimagined production of William Finn's Elegies: A Song Cycle. Director Lezlie Wade will remount her 2007 sold-out, smash hit production (which also launched Acting Up Stage as Toronto's go-to company for contemporary musical theatre) alongside an entirely new design team while reuniting most of the performers from this landmark production.


BOOM to Play Panasonic Theatre as Part of Mirvish 2014/2015 Subscription SeasonBOOM to Play Panasonic Theatre as Part of Mirvish 2014/2015 Subscription Season
by Alan Henry (Toronto)

(3/20/2014) - Written, directed and performed by Rick Miller, BOOM is an explosive new solo performance that documents the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation (1945-1969). BOOM takes us through 25 turbulent years, and gives voice to over a 100 influential politicians, activists and musicians. It's a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations.


THE LAST FIVE YEARS Runs 4/10-19 at Winchester Street TheatreTHE LAST FIVE YEARS Runs 4/10-19 at Winchester Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/20/2014) - The Last Five Years is a cult favorite musical written and composed by Tony award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Urban Cowboy). The show is running at the enchanting Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street, April 10-12, and 17-19 with doors at 7:30pm and curtain at 8:00pm. Tickets are available for $25 at http://thelastfiveyears.brownpapertickets.com/ and $30 at the door.


Tarragon to Premiere Sean Dixon's A GOD IN NEED OF HELP, 4/23-5/25Tarragon to Premiere Sean Dixon's A GOD IN NEED OF HELP, 4/23-5/25
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/20/2014) - Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of A God in Need of Help by playwright-in-residence Sean Dixon, directed by the theatre's artistic director, Richard Rose. This vividly painted sojourn into 17th century Europe examines the role of faith at the dawn of the Age of Reason and opens Wednesday, April 23, running to May 25 (with previews from April 16) in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com.


Factory Theatre Hosts 6 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Panel Discussion TonightFactory Theatre Hosts 6 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Panel Discussion Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/20/2014) - 6 Essential Questions by Priscila Uppal challenges the belief that everyone loves their Mother, and Mothers love their children unconditionally. But is this always the case? The character of Renata grapples with these issues in 6 Essential Questions based on Priscilla Uppal's experience reuniting with her mother after 20 years. These questions and more will be discussed in a 6 Essential Questions Panel Discussion 'What Makes a Mother?' on Thursday, March 20, from 6:30 to 7:30pm, followed by a performance of the show.


Sandra Shamas Puts on Her BIG GIRL PANTIES at Tallulah's Cabaret, Now thru 3/30Sandra Shamas Puts on Her BIG GIRL PANTIES at Tallulah's Cabaret, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/20/2014) - Sandra Shamas returns to the stage with a fresh new show, straight from the farm. BIG GIRL PANTIES is an honest piece of theatre, handcrafted especially for audiences wondering what's next. Mining her organic life, again, Sandra shares what she has harvested so far at Tallulah's Cabaret in Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto. This is a work in progress.


Buddies In Bad Times Theatre Presents Sandra Shamas' BIG GIRL PANTIES, Now thru 4/6Buddies In Bad Times Theatre Presents Sandra Shamas' BIG GIRL PANTIES, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/20/2014) - Buddies In Bad Times Theatre presents Sandra Shamas's new show BIG GIRL PANTIES, today, March 20-April 4, 2014 at Tallulah's Cabaret (12 Alexander Street). The show will run Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm. The entire run is sold out, but it was just announced that 25 day-of, standing-room tickets, $20 each, will go on sale in-person at the theatre box office every performance day at noon.


Elvis Stojko Talks About His Broadway Debut as Billy Flynn in CHICAGOElvis Stojko Talks About His Broadway Debut as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO
by Alan Henry (Toronto)

(3/18/2014) - Elvis Stojko is no stranger to performing in front of an audience, having gone to the Olympics representing Canada in figure skating. Now, Sotjko is trading in the skates for a pair of dancing shoes to star as the fast talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the Broadway Production of Chicago.


Buddies In Bad Times Theatre to Present Sandra Shamas' BIG GIRL PANTIES, 3/20-4/6Buddies In Bad Times Theatre to Present Sandra Shamas' BIG GIRL PANTIES, 3/20-4/6
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/17/2014) - Buddies In Bad Times Theatre presents Sandra Shamas's new show BIG GIRL PANTIES, March 20-April 4, 2014 at Tallulah's Cabaret (12 Alexander Street). The show will run Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm. The entire run is sold out, but it was just announced that 25 day-of, standing-room tickets, $20 each, will go on sale in-person at the theatre box office every performance day at noon.


Only Three Performances Left of IN SPIRIT at the Aki Studio Theatre, 3/15-16Only Three Performances Left of IN SPIRIT at the Aki Studio Theatre, 3/15-16
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/14/2014) - There are only three more chances to catch In Spirit at the Aki Studio Theatre. In Spirit was written/directed by Tara Beagan and is performed by Sera-Lys McArthur.


BWW Reviews: THE SEAGULL, Old-School Theatre for the Modern WorldBWW Reviews: THE SEAGULL, Old-School Theatre for the Modern World
by Toronto Newsdesk (Toronto)

(3/14/2014) - Toronto gets one more blast of snow as I settle in at Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs to watch blustery Chekhov characters spend a summer holiday in the Russian countryside. A group of actors called The Chekhov Collective formed a year ago and began developing this production of The Seagull using the methods of Michael Chekhov, nephew of Anton Chekhov. The Seagull, which is heavy on theme and light on levity, is a self-referential play wherein Chekhov's characters examine what makes good theatre, good art, and good life.


Beatles Tribute RAIN Begins 3/25 at Royal Alexandra TheatreBeatles Tribute RAIN Begins 3/25 at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/14/2014) - Direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, makes its return engagement to the Royal Alexandra Theatre, March 25 - 30, 2014.


Art of Time Ensemble to Present I SEND YOU THIS CADMIUM RED, 4/9-12Art of Time Ensemble to Present I SEND YOU THIS CADMIUM RED, 4/9-12
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/14/2014) - Art of Time Ensemble's unprecedented and engaging production I Send You This Cadmium Red returns to the stage this spring. The critically acclaimed show is an exploration of the senses, merging music, theatre and striking visual projections to kaleidoscopic effect. Originally presented in 2011 to unanimous rave reviews, the remount features additional, never-before-heard music by composer Gavin Bryars (The Sinking of the Titanic), direction by Daniel Brooks (House, Possible Worlds) and musical direction by Andrew Burashko. Julian Richings (Helmlock Grove, Orphan Black) and John Fitzgerald Jay (True Crimes, Half Life) reprise their original roles, performing alongside ensemble musicians playing Bryars' music and visual projections created by Bruce Alcock. On stage from April 9 to 12 at the intimate Enwave Theatre, I Send You This Cadmium Red promises to be a stunning return.


Canadian Stage's VENUS IN FUR Will Travel to Montreal, Return to Toronto for Engagement this WinterCanadian Stage's VENUS IN FUR Will Travel to Montreal, Return to Toronto for Engagement this Winter
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/13/2014) - Canadian Stage today announced additional details for the 2014.2015 theatre season, including a third run of the phenomenally popular Venus in Fur at the company's intimate Berkeley Street Theatre in December 2014 and directors for two Shakespeare in High Park productions presented under the stars. Venus in Fur is back - again!


Michael Leblanc & Floria Sigismondi to Receive Prism Prize Special AwardsMichael Leblanc & Floria Sigismondi to Receive Prism Prize Special Awards
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)

(3/13/2014) - The Prism Prize has announced the recipients of two new awards, the Prism Prize Special Achievement Award and the Arthur Lipsett Award, introduced to the award program to celebrate the achievements of Canadian music videos artists, both at home and on the world stage, in advance of the Grand Prize announcement on March 23rd, 2014.



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