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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/26; THE TEMPEST in South Bend, HAND TO GOD in Austin, HUNCHBACK at Music Circus and More!Regional: TEMPEST, HAND TO GOD, HUNCHBACK...
Posted: Aug. 26, 2016

Passion and Betrayal Comes to Canadian Opera Company in Bellini's NORMA This FallPassion and Betrayal Comes to COC in Bellini's NORMA This Fall
Posted: Aug. 23, 2016

Brazilian Singer-Songwriter SEU JORGE to Perform Tribute to David Boew in North America This NovemberBrazilian Singer-Songwriter SEU JORGE to Perform Tribute to David Boew in North America This November
Posted: Aug. 24, 2016

Endless City's FORMS Announces Summit SeriesEndless City's FORMS Announces Summit Series
Posted: Aug. 24, 2016

Pleiades Theatre, Theatre Francais de Toronto to Present Tomson Highway's THE (POST) MISTRESSPleiades Theatre, Theatre Francais de Toronto to Present THE (POST) MISTRESS
Posted: Aug. 29, 2016

BREATHING CORPSES and More Slated for The Coal Mine Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonBREATHING CORPSES and More Slated for The Coal Mine Theatre's 2016-17 Season
Posted: Aug. 25, 2016

Canadian Opera Company to Present Baroque Opera at Its Best with Handel's ARIODANTECOC to Present Baroque Opera at Its Best with Handel's ARIODANTE
Posted: Aug. 23, 2016

BWW Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Stratford Festival is a Powerful Night at the TheatreBWW Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Stratford Festival is a Powerful Night at the Theatre
Posted: Aug. 29, 2016

WHAT IT'S LIKE Premiering at The Theatre Centre September 2016WHAT IT'S LIKE Premiering at The Theatre Centre September 2016
Posted: Aug. 24, 2016

Bravo Academy to Stage World Premiere Youth Production of BREMEN ROCK CITYBravo Academy to Stage World Premiere Youth Production of BREMEN ROCK CITY
Posted: Aug. 27, 2016

Hart House Theatre Partners with Canadian Rep on TIDELINEHart House Theatre Partners with Canadian Rep on TIDELINE
Posted: Aug. 25, 2016

Harbourfront Centre to Present TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong KongHarbourfront Centre to Present TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong
Posted: Aug. 26, 2016

Jubilee Auditorium Announces Rush Policy for BOOK OF MORMONJubilee Auditorium Announces Rush Policy for BOOK OF MORMON
Posted: Aug. 29, 2016

The Second City to Present COME WHAT MAYHEM!, BeginningTodayThe Second City to Present COME WHAT MAYHEM!, Beginning Aug 30
Posted: Aug. 30, 2016

Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This FallCanadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
Posted: Aug. 30, 2016

Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 30, 2016 in Toronto

A new iteration of the suburban teen thriller Concord Floral written by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner, and inspired by the medieval allegory The Decameron, will open Canadian Stage's 16.17 season from September 27 to October 16, 2016. (more...)
Jubilee Auditorium Announces Rush Policy for BOOK OF MORMON Jubilee Auditorium Announces Rush Policy for BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk on August 29, 2016 in Toronto

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a student rush ticket policy for the show's Calgary engagement, which begins Tuesday September 6, 2016 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and plays a limited one-week engagement through Sunday September 11, 2016. In Calgary, the production will conduct a pre-show student rush, making twenty (20) tickets available per show at $25 per ticket. Student Rush Tickets will be available first come first served to those who show valid student ID at the SAJA box office 2 hours prior to each performance.  A limit of two tickets per person will be enforced. (more...)
The Second City to Present COME WHAT MAYHEM!, BeginningToday The Second City to Present COME WHAT MAYHEM!, BeginningToday
by BWW News Desk on August 30, 2016 in Toronto

The Second City is proud to present the 78th Mainstage Revue, Come What Mayhem!, opening Today, August 30, 2016 for an extended engagement. (more...)
Pleiades Theatre, Theatre Francais de Toronto to Present Tomson Highway's THE (POST) MISTRESS Pleiades Theatre, Theatre Francais de Toronto to Present Tomson Highway's THE (POST) MISTRESS
by BWW News Desk on August 29, 2016 in Toronto

From October 12 - November 6, Pleiades Theatre, in co-production with Theatre francais de Toronto, presents the Toronto premiere of The (Post) Mistress (in English, from October 25 to November 6) and Zesty Gopher s'est fait ecraser par un frigo (in French, from October 12 to 23), the latest musical by Canada's acclaimed First Nations' playwright, Tomson Highway.   (more...)
BWW Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Stratford Festival is a Powerful Night at the Theatre BWW Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Stratford Festival is a Powerful Night at the Theatre
by Lauren Gienow on August 29, 2016 in Toronto

Director, Carey Perloff has assembled a stellar cast for the Stratford Festival's production of Henrik Ibsen's JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Tom Patterson Theatre. The Festival has commissioned the World Premiere of the English translation by Paul Walsh. The combination of an extraordinary cast, and the unique setting of the stage in the round at the Tom Patterson, allow for a powerful night at the theatre. (more...)
Bravo Academy to Stage World Premiere Youth Production of BREMEN ROCK CITY Bravo Academy to Stage World Premiere Youth Production of BREMEN ROCK CITY
by BWW News Desk on August 27, 2016 in Toronto

Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts is thrilled to present the World Premiere Youth Production of Bremen Rock City with Music by Colleen Dauncey, Lyrics by Akiva Romer Segal and Book by Sara Farb. (more...)
Hart House Theatre Partners with Canadian Rep on TIDELINE Hart House Theatre Partners with Canadian Rep on TIDELINE
by BWW News Desk on August 25, 2016 in Toronto

Opening September 16, Hart House Theatre is pleased to partner with Canadian Rep and and ENSEMBLE: Canadian Youth Theatre to present an epic tale by one of Canada's finest playwrights. Directed by Toronto theatre legend Ken Gass and starring a cast of trained, emergent performers that will be the next stars of the Canadian stage, Tideline promises to showcase young, Canadian voices with the high production value that Hart House Theatre audiences enjoy. (more...)
Harbourfront Centre to Present TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong Harbourfront Centre to Present TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong
by BWW News Desk on August 26, 2016 in Toronto

Harbourfront Centre is delighted to present TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong, August 26-28, co-produced by Asian Canadian Special Events Association. (more...)
BREATHING CORPSES and More Slated for The Coal Mine Theatre's 2016-17 Season BREATHING CORPSES and More Slated for The Coal Mine Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 25, 2016 in Toronto

The Coal Mine, a new independent theatre in Toronto's east end, founded by Chief Engineers Diana Bentley and Ted Dykstra, proudly presents their third season of fearlessly challenging plays, produced, directed, designed and performed at the highest possible level. With less than 100 seats available per performance, The Coal Mine is inspired by the intimacy and excitement of the off-off-Broadway experience. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/26; THE TEMPEST in South Bend, HAND TO GOD in Austin, HUNCHBACK at Music Circus and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/26; THE TEMPEST in South Bend, HAND TO GOD in Austin, HUNCHBACK at Music Circus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 26, 2016 in Toronto

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in South Bend, Austin, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE TEMPEST at The Shakespeare Festival at Notre Dame, the regional premiere of HAND TO GOD in Austin, and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)
WHAT IT'S LIKE Premiering at The Theatre Centre September 2016 WHAT IT'S LIKE Premiering at The Theatre Centre September 2016
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016 in Toronto

what it's like, a new work from adelheid's Artistic Director Heidi Strauss, brings audiences into a shared space to consider performance as an active platform to witness and experience experiments with comfort, agency, responsibility and complicity. Through movement and text, what it's like explores what brotherhood can really mean in a world so threatened by violence, fear and environmental degradation. (more...)
Brazilian Singer-Songwriter SEU JORGE to Perform Tribute to David Boew in North America This November Brazilian Singer-Songwriter SEU JORGE to Perform Tribute to David Boew in North America This November
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016 in Toronto

Bowie himself was moved to say, "Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with." Jorge will perform these songs, and those he recorded for the 2005 album The Life Aquatic Studio Versions Featuring Seu Jorge, in his new live show A Life Aquatic - A Tribute to David Bowie, which will tour North American in November. (more...)
Endless City's FORMS Announces Summit Series Endless City's FORMS Announces Summit Series
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016 in Toronto

FORMS, presented by Endless City, today announces their Summit series, running September 27-30, 2016 and featuring conversations between creative thinkers in fields spanning architecture, urban design, technology and digital media arts who are working beyond traditional boundaries to explore new ideas and solve complex issues. (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Present Baroque Opera at Its Best with Handel's ARIODANTE Canadian Opera Company to Present Baroque Opera at Its Best with Handel's ARIODANTE
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2016 in Toronto

The work of George Frideric Handel, a supreme artist of the Baroque era, returns to the Canadian Opera Company stage this fall in the long awaited company premiere of Ariodante. (more...)
Passion and Betrayal Comes to Canadian Opera Company in Bellini's NORMA This Fall Passion and Betrayal Comes to Canadian Opera Company in Bellini's NORMA This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 23, 2016 in Toronto

Searing drama and epic lyricism open the Canadian Opera Company's 2016/2017 season with a new production of Bellini's Norma.  (more...)
Harbourfront Centre to Present TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong Harbourfront Centre to Present TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2016 in Toronto

Harbourfront Centre is delighted to present TAIWANfest: A Cultural Tango with Hong Kong, August 26-28, co-produced by Asian Canadian Special Events Association. (more...)
BWW Review: THE HYPOCHONDRIAC at the Stratford Festival is a Clever Laugh-Riot BWW Review: THE HYPOCHONDRIAC at the Stratford Festival is a Clever Laugh-Riot
by Lauren Gienow on August 22, 2016 in Toronto

A hysterical production of THE HYPOCHONDRIAC opened on Thursday night at the Stratford Festival and the audience clearly enjoyed it thoroughly. Directed by Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino, and starring Stephen Ouimette, this production is a version by Richard Bean based on Chris Campbell's literal translation of Moliere's comedy-ballet LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE (The Imaginary Invalid). Its humour seamlessly moves from crass poop jokes to clever satire, and everything in between, allowing for a very enjoyable experiencing that will leave you doubled over and laughing so hard that you might end up with more gut pain than the titular character claims to have!  (more...)
Berkeley Street Theatre to Host Clare Bayley's THE CONTAINER Berkeley Street Theatre to Host Clare Bayley's THE CONTAINER
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2016 in Toronto

Theatre Fix is proud to present the critically acclaimed Canadian premiere production, returning to Toronto for a limited engagement after its successful run at the 2014 SummerWorks Performance Festival. (more...)
Outstanding Music Line-Up at BuskerFest! Outstanding Music Line-Up at BuskerFest!
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2016 in Toronto

Organizers of the 17th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy are pleased to present a rich line-up ofoutstanding musical acts among the more than 100 performers from Canada and around the world performing over Labour Day Weekend, September 2-5 at Woodbine Park in The Beach neighbourhood. (more...)
Festival Music House Announces 2016 Lineup Festival Music House Announces 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2016 in Toronto

Festival Music House (FMH) today announced the lineup for its seventh annual showcase, with a stellar roster of Canadian musical talent set to rock the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF). Taking place on Monday, Sept. 12 at Velvet Underground (508 Queen St. W.), the invite-only event is an opportunity for film and television industry tastemakers to explore Canada's wealth of world-class musical talent during the height of TIFF. (more...)
Gary Hanson Named Interim CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Gary Hanson Named Interim CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2016 in Toronto

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announces that Gary Hanson has been named Interim CEO of the TSO. Gary Hanson, a Toronto native, was chief executive of The Cleveland Orchestra until his retirement at the end of 2015. Mr. Hanson was appointed at a special meeting of the TSO Board of Directors, on Wednesday, August 17, and will begin his term on September 26, 2016. He will serve in the role for up to two years. (more...)
Lineup Set for FIVARS, Canada's Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Stories Festival Lineup Set for FIVARS, Canada's Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Stories Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2016 in Toronto

VRTO (Virtual Reality, Toronto) presents FIVARS (Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories), established 2015 the first Canadian festival of its kind, showcasing content producers and storytellers pushing the boundaries of virtual reality and immersive 360 degree videos. (more...)
SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2016 in Toronto

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)
Drayton Casts Its Terry Fox for World Premiere Musical MARATHON OF HOPE Drayton Casts Its Terry Fox for World Premiere Musical MARATHON OF HOPE
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2016 in Toronto

Drayton Entertainment, one of Canada's leading arts organizations, is pleased to announce that after a nationwide search, Nathan Carroll has been cast to play Canadian icon Terry Fox in the world-premiere of Marathon of Hope: The Musical. The theatre production debuts in October at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse in Waterloo, Ontario. (more...)
ANGRY INUK and BONFIRE to Headline imagineNATIVE 2016 ANGRY INUK and BONFIRE to Headline imagineNATIVE 2016
by TV News Desk on August 18, 2016 in Toronto

imagineNATIVE's opening night gala on Wednesday, October 19 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema will be Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's Angry Inuk. (more...)





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