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Seven Siblings Theatre Welcomes THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY Seven Siblings Theatre Welcomes THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2017 in Toronto

For their second show of the 2017 season, Seven Siblings Theatre is pleased to present The Play About the Baby, one of Edward Albee's most daring black comedies. Produced in Toronto for the first time, The Play About the Baby is funny, mysterious, intimate, and disturbing. (more...)
BWW Review: Shakespeare's Reflection on Humanity is Powerfully Human in Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET BWW Review: Shakespeare's Reflection on Humanity is Powerfully Human in Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET
by Taylor Long on April 22, 2017 in Toronto

A gender-bending, English and American Sign Language (ASL) bilingual production of Shakespeare's Hamlet may sound ambitious - but it plays as compellingly human. Maybe you're not familiar with the story. Maybe you've seen it a hundred times. Regardless, Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET will defy your expectations. Ravi Jain has adapted Shakespeare's most famous play in a way that is relatable and, as the title suggests, focuses more intimately on its protagonist's struggle to understand human nature. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at MUNSCHTIME at Young People's Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at MUNSCHTIME at Young People's Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Toronto

Young People's Theatre concludes its 2016/17 Season with the world premiere of Munschtime! featuring stories of the internationally renowned Canadian author Robert Munsch. The protagonists in all of Munsch's tales learn how their actions affect others, and about their own place in their communities. (more...)
Canada's Largest Ten-Minute Play Festival InspiraTO to Return in June Canada's Largest Ten-Minute Play Festival InspiraTO to Return in June
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Toronto

"We had no idea, back in July, when we decided on this year's theme of 'Grow Up' just how relevant the topic would be," says Dominik Loncar, Artistic Director of Theatre InspiraTO, producers of Canada's largest ten-minute play festival.   (more...)
Toronto Breaks Ground on The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences Toronto Breaks Ground on The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Toronto

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences broke ground today in Lubbock, Texas, setting a milestone for this major arts project in the hometown of the iconic 1950s pop legend Buddy Holly. (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 4/21 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 4/21 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Toronto

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! STRICTLY BALLROOM and More! (more...)
Raoul Bhaneja to Host 2017 Dora Awards at the Elgin Theatre Raoul Bhaneja to Host 2017 Dora Awards at the Elgin Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Toronto

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. (more...)
Ian D'Sa of Billy Talent to #RockThePlate at Brewers Plate Ian D'Sa of Billy Talent to #RockThePlate at Brewers Plate
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2017 in Toronto

The 10th annual rock and roll themed Brewers Plate (#RockThePlate) in support of War Child Canada now boasts a Canadian rock legend as the celebrity guest DJ. Ian D'Sa of the band Billy Talent will trade in his guitar for a sound mixer as he joins the incredible roster of Ontario brewers and locally renowned restaurants and Chefs as they create the ultimate rock and roll pairing experience. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 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 WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
CARAS Enters into Long-Term Broadcast Partnership with CBC CARAS Enters into Long-Term Broadcast Partnership with CBC
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Toronto

Following an agreement reached early this year, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced a new six-year exclusive broadcast partnership with CBC today, after a successful 16-year exclusive partnership with CTV. (more...)
Now What Theatre to Take KARA SEVDA on International Tour Now What Theatre to Take KARA SEVDA on International Tour
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Toronto

Now What Theatre has announced its inaugural international tour of the play Kara Sevda. Written by Lisa VillaMil and directed by Kat Haan, the tour will begin performances at the Ithaca Fringe Festival on April 21. (more...)
U of T Hosts Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action U of T Hosts Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Toronto

On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the University of Toronto will host Future Environments: Art and Architecture in Action from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Convocation Hall (31 King's College Circle) followed by a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Art Museum. (more...)
North American Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Begins 4/26 North American Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Begins 4/26
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Toronto

David Mirvish and Global Creatures in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse are delighted to present the North American Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL in Toronto.   Based on the beloved 1992 film that inspired the world to dance and that took the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival that year, STRICTLY BALLROOM begins performances Wednesday April 26 and plays through Sunday June 25 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.  Media night is Wednesday May 3 at 8PM. (more...)
Make-A-Wish and Colliers International Present 2017 'Rope for Hope' event in Toronto, 6/9 Make-A-Wish and Colliers International Present 2017 'Rope for Hope' event in Toronto, 6/9
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Toronto

TORONTO, ON - Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario is delighted to announce that Colliers International will support its Rope for Hope event this year as Participant Champion Sponsor. (more...)
The NAGs Players present: THE GARAGE SALE by David King The NAGs Players present: THE GARAGE SALE by David King
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2017 in Toronto

The NAGs Players are pleased to present their production of Canadian playwright David King's The Garage Sale. On a suburban Canadian street, the Grady household is about to experience the frenzy of Phil Grady's mid-life crisis. Against his family's wishes, Phil is determined to change his life by selling everything and moving everyone to the desert. That's when the rebellion starts. (more...)
Labe Kagan's BLUES BAWLS Premiers in Toronto Labe Kagan's BLUES BAWLS Premiers in Toronto
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Toronto

Blues Bawls, a sexy, hilarious Canadian musical farce debuts at Jingles II, 1378 Yonge Street (south of St. Clair) for a four-show run May 2-5, 2017. Curtain is at 8:00 pm. General seating. Arrive early for dinner and drinks. (more...)
One Night Only: Top Indie Theatre Companies Compete For #ShakesbeersShowdown Heavyweight Champion One Night Only: Top Indie Theatre Companies Compete For #ShakesbeersShowdown Heavyweight Champion
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2017 in Toronto

All great Shakespearean actors start somewhere...Ours come from the bar. (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This Week Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This Week
by on April 14, 2017 in Toronto

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 14, 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 A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Third Wheel Theatre Fest presents a Festival of New Canadian Work Third Wheel Theatre Fest presents a Festival of New Canadian Work
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2017 in Toronto

Three theatre makers, coming from three different parts of Canada, team up to bring you an evening of three entirely different live theatrical experiences exploring perception, memory and home. (more...)
Canadian Opera Company to Hold Meeting on Indigenous Songs in Canadian Compositions Canadian Opera Company to Hold Meeting on Indigenous Songs in Canadian Compositions
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2017 in Toronto

On April 19, 2017, the Canadian Opera Company is hosting a meeting at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, organized by Dr. Dylan Robinson of Queen's University, to discuss First Nations song protocol and the use of Indigenous songs in Canadian compositions, such as Harry Somers' Louis Riel. (more...)
Théâtre français de Toronto presents DOM JUAN by Molière Théâtre français de Toronto presents DOM JUAN by Molière
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2017 in Toronto

 Theatre francais de Toronto presents Dom Juan; the original version of the Moliere classic directed by Joel Beddows and presented at the Berkeley Street Theatre with English surtitles Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The May 25 performance is part of the Fundraising Gala which will conclude with a reception at the Thompson Landry Gallery. (more...)
Method Man & Redman to Headline at Toronto's Festival of Beer This July Method Man & Redman to Headline at Toronto's Festival of Beer This July
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2017 in Toronto

The iconic hip-hop duo and founding members of rap super groups Wu-Tang Clan and Def Squad, Method Man & Redman will make their long awaited return to Toronto this summer at Toronto's Festival of Beer presented by the Beer Store, with a supporting performance by Canadian hip-hop pioneer Saukrates. (more...)
Rock Duo Whitehorse Signs on for 'AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall' Series Rock Duo Whitehorse Signs on for 'AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall' Series
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2017 in Toronto

JUNO Award-winning duo Whitehorse returns to the Massey Hall stage for a live musical performance at AGO Creative Minds at Massey Hall on April 21, 2017. (more...)
2 Companies, 2 Weeks, 2 World Premieres  2 Smash Hit Remounts! 2 Companies, 2 Weeks, 2 World Premieres 2 Smash Hit Remounts!
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2017 in Toronto

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre and Kaeja d'Dance serve up the best in Canadian contemporary dance as they share a two-week engagement at The Theatre Centre from Tuesday May 9 to Saturday May 20 with works by award-winning choreographers, featuring some of Canada's most celebrated dancers. (more...)