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VIDEO: Garth Drabinsky is Focused on the Artistic Aspects of SOUSATZKA...Because He's Not Allowed to Touch the Money VIDEO: Garth Drabinsky is Focused on the Artistic Aspects of SOUSATZKA...Because He's Not Allowed to Touch the Money
by Stage Tube on March 25, 2017 in Toronto

Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA is currently thrilling Toronto audiences and is steeped in Broadway-bound buzz. But would the producer even be able to leave Canada after spending five years as a guest of the taxpayer? The Agenda with Steve Paikin asks some of the easy questions, and a lot of the hard ones. (more...)
BWW Review: MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS Makes For A Fun Night of Frivolous Theatre BWW Review: MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS Makes For A Fun Night of Frivolous Theatre
by Alan Henry on March 24, 2017 in Toronto

Now officially open at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Mrs. Henderson Presents is a light-hearted take on a rather heavy topic: the holocaust - specifically wartime London. (more...)
Why Not Theatre to Celebrate Emerging and Indie Artists with RISER Project 2017 Why Not Theatre to Celebrate Emerging and Indie Artists with RISER Project 2017
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Toronto

Why Not Theatre presents RISER Project 2017, a collaborative producing model for local emerging and indie artists, April 17-May 13 at The Theatre Centre. RISER Project 2017, featuring the world premieres of four new Canadian plays; The Draupadi Project, Pearle Harbour's Chautauqua, El Retorno/I Return and Two Birds One Stone, is being presented as part of Why Not Theatre's 10th  anniversary season. (more...)
Review Roundup: World Premiere of SOUSATZKA in Toronto - All The Reviews! Review Roundup: World Premiere of SOUSATZKA in Toronto - All The Reviews!
by Review Roundups on March 24, 2017 in Toronto

The reportedly Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opened last night in Toronto! Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)
Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg Celebrates Anniversary with RED GISELLE Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg Celebrates Anniversary with RED GISELLE
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Toronto

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Show One Productions are excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the internationally renowned Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg with their visually arresting production of RED GISELLE at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, May 11 - 13, 2017. (more...)
BWW Review: Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - Lackluster Material, Brilliantly Performed BWW Review: Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - Lackluster Material, Brilliantly Performed
by Alan Henry on March 24, 2017 in Toronto

The much anticipated opening of Sousatzka, the musical billed as the comeback of Garth Drabinsky, took place last night at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. Sousatzka tells the story of holocaust survivor Madame Sousatzka (Victoria Clark), her prodigy piano pupil Themba (Jordan Barrow) - and how the two change each other's lives for the better. (more...)
Confederation Center Announces Festival Casting: Introducing 'The King' and 'The Man In Black' Confederation Center Announces Festival Casting: Introducing 'The King' and 'The Man In Black'
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Toronto

Confederation Centre has revealed three of the leads for this summer's mega-concert musical, Million Dollar Quartet. The Charlottetown Festival is introducing talented Centre newcomers, Greg Gale as Johnny Cash and Matthew Lawrence as Elvis Presley. (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Sousatzka Opens and More! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Sousatzka Opens and More!
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Toronto

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! Sousatzka Opens and More! (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto! BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto!
by BroadwayWorld TV on March 23, 2017 in Toronto

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opens tonight in Toronto. Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & More in SOUSATZKA; Opens Tonight in Toronto! Photo Flash: First Look at Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & More in SOUSATZKA; Opens Tonight in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Toronto

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opens tonight in Toronto. Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)
Wait For It! HAMILTON Headed to Toronto for 2019-20 Season Wait For It! HAMILTON Headed to Toronto for 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Toronto

Mirvish has just announced that the touring production of HAMILTON will be coming to Toronto as part of its 2019-20 subscription season. This will be a limited engagement; details, exact dates and a venue will be announced at a later date. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in Toronto

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
16th Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance Announces Live and Live-Streamed Performances, Symposium and Film Retrospective 16th Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance Announces Live and Live-Streamed Performances, Symposium and Film Retrospective
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Toronto

The 16th Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance: Whirling Streams is just around the corner, running Tuesday March 28 to Sunday April 2, 2017 at Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. Tickets are available by calling the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 OR online at: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps OR visit www.kalanidhifinearts.org (more...)
Kent Monkman's SHAME AND PREJUDICE Begins Canadian Tour Kent Monkman's SHAME AND PREJUDICE Begins Canadian Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Toronto

After premiering at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto with over 23,000 visitors, Kent Monkman's Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience will begin its national tour, travelling between Canadian coasts for the next three years. Calgary's Glenbow Museum is the first stop to welcome Monkman's searing critique of Canada's colonial policies in response to the Sesquicentennial of Confederation. (more...)
TIFF's Young Filmmakers Debut Their Work on the Big Screen TIFF's Young Filmmakers Debut Their Work on the Big Screen
by Movies News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Toronto

The 16th edition of TIFF Kids International Film Festival's Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase celebrates the future of filmmaking and shines a spotlight on budding talent. (more...)
Sidemart Theatrical Grocery presents The Canadian English Premiere of ILLUSIONS Sidemart Theatrical Grocery presents The Canadian English Premiere of ILLUSIONS
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Toronto

Award-winning Canadian theatre company, SideMart Theatrical Grocery is proud to present the English language Canadian premiere of ILLUSIONS by one of Russia's foremost playwrights, Ivan Viripaev, from April 21 - May 7, 2017 at Crows Theatre.  (more...)
Toronto Fringe, Edge of Sky Productions, and the Scadding Court Community Centre Launch TEEN FRINGE Toronto Fringe, Edge of Sky Productions, and the Scadding Court Community Centre Launch TEEN FRINGE
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Toronto

Teen Fringe is a new youth arts initiative for teens aged 13-17. The program is created by the Toronto Fringe in partnership with Scadding Court Community Centre and Edge of the Sky, the creative team from the award-winning Wexford Gleeks and the Fringe hits Summerland, The Fence, and Blood Ties. (more...)
Host and Performers Announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards Host and Performers Announced for 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Toronto

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the host and performers for the 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards presented by SOCAN, on Saturday, April 1 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. (more...)
Spring Sessions of Toronto's Festival of Beer Returns to Fork York Spring Sessions of Toronto's Festival of Beer Returns to Fork York
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Toronto

The fourth annual Spring Sessions of Toronto's most iconic beer festival, Toronto's Festival of Beer, comes home to its roots on the May long weekend, Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, at the historic Fort York: Garrison Common (250 Fort York Boulevard). (more...)
Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Toronto

To avoid a big dose of Festival FOMO, it is time for both local and international visitors to start planning for a trip to the South Africa's biggest bucket-list cultural and social celebration, The National Arts Festival. This year's Festival takes place from 29 June until 9 July. (more...)
The Most Ambitious Sketch Comedy Event in Toronto Returns April 8th! The Most Ambitious Sketch Comedy Event in Toronto Returns April 8th!
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Toronto

The Social Capital Theatre is excited to announce the return of the 24 Hour Sketch Challenge - right here on the Danforth! (more...)
YPT Presents the World Premiere of MUNSCHTIMEL Featuring the Beloved Stories of Robert Munsch YPT Presents the World Premiere of MUNSCHTIMEL Featuring the Beloved Stories of Robert Munsch
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Toronto

Classics like Love You Forever, Murmel Murmel Murmel, Pigs, A Promise is a Promiseand Too Much Stuff! spring to life on stage in the World Premiere of Munschtime! at Young People's Theatre (YPT). Presented on the Mainstage from April 17 to May 14, this funny, sweet and joyous collection of works by acclaimed children's author Robert Munsch will delight young theatergoers and adults alike. (more...)
Amused Moose Comedy Announces NATIONAL NEW COMIC AWARD 2017: Semifinal 1, Plus Tom Ward & Alex Zane Amused Moose Comedy Announces NATIONAL NEW COMIC AWARD 2017: Semifinal 1, Plus Tom Ward & Alex Zane
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Toronto

Tonight you can vote for seven exciting new comedians onstage at Kings X's iconic WaterRats music/comedy venue, which launched Oasis in London and Bob Dylan in the UK. They have already won through from the heats and qualifying rounds so you're in for some fun at the coolest comedy night in town, hosted by Rude Tube, Sky Movies & MTV's ALEX ZANE. (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Brings Together an All-Canadian Cast for LOUIS REIL Canadian Opera Company Brings Together an All-Canadian Cast for LOUIS REIL
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Toronto

The Canadian Opera Company has brought together an all-Canadian cast, led by renowned Canadian baritone Russell Braun in the title role, for its highly anticipated revival of Harry Somers' Louis Riel. This new production of Louis Riel is co-produced with the National Arts Centre in anticipation of Canada's sesquicentennial and runs for seven performances by the COC on April 20, 23, 26, 29, May 2, 5, 13, 2017 at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)
President Trump Says 'Absolutely Not' to Attending COME FROM AWAY on Broadway President Trump Says 'Absolutely Not' to Attending COME FROM AWAY on Broadway
by Stage Tube on March 19, 2017 in Toronto

Would he jet to New York at the invitation of Canada's progressive hero, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to attend a Broadway performance of "Come From Away," a musical that showcases the generosity of foreigners? "Absolutely not," the president said. (more...)