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BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice on May 28, 2017 in Toronto

A 'ME AND MY GIRL' Not To Be Missed It is infrequent for the theatre god of comedy to shine bright enough to induce glee, but that is what occurred on opening night of the Shaw Festival's utterly charming production of ME AND MY GIRL. An alchemy of sorts has melded a super talented cast with the thoughtfully insightful director. The Shaw Festival has not always had a strong track record of completely successful musicals, but under new Artistic Director Tim Carroll's leadership, it seems as if the tide has turned. Of course, the selection of a musical with British heritage ( a rarity of sorts), fits in perfectly with the Shaw Festival's mandate. (more...)
BWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada BWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada
by Taylor Long on May 27, 2017 in Toronto

Evan McKie, a Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has enjoyed a thriving international career, performing with the Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the Tokyo Ballet to name a few. Hailed as 'among the absolute best in the world' (Dance Europe), it was my pleasure to chat with Evan about life as a dancer and his role in the upcoming ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire. (more...)
The Breithaupt Brothers Come Home to Kitchener for Two Concerts The Breithaupt Brothers Come Home to Kitchener for Two Concerts
by BWW News Desk on May 27, 2017 in Toronto

The Breithaupt Brothers Come Home To Kitchener is a showcase of the songs of Don and Jeff Breithaupt performed by some of the Waterloo Region's finest musicians: The New Vibes Jazz Quintet, the Penderecki String Quartet, plus nine vocalists. (more...)
Niagara Jazz Fest's Twilight Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis & Margaret Stowe Duo Niagara Jazz Fest's Twilight Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis & Margaret Stowe Duo
by BWW News Desk on May 27, 2017 in Toronto

DPLU Music, the TD Niagara Jazz Festival and Mahtay Cafe and Lounge present the TWILIGHT JAZZ CONCERT SERIES - ROOTS, SOUL & STANDARDS featuring acclaimed jazz vocal and guitar duo BRENDA LEWIS and MARGARET STOWE. (more...)
2017 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award Winner Announced! 2017 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award Winner Announced!
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Toronto

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is pleased to present the annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award to multi-award winning producer, presenter, playwright, director, designer and arts advocate Michele Decottignies. The award was presented at the annual PACT Conference in Charlottetown, PE. Michele was chosen from a list of seven nominees from across Canada and chose Olivia Marie Golosky as her protege.   (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Toronto

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! (more...)
Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Toronto

What happens to a family when its head has lost his grasp on reality and the family has no idea? The fault lines in this intergenerational conflict are exposed in Tragedie of Lear, arguably William Shakespeare's most compelling tragedy. In his directorial debut, Dora-nominated actor Ash Knight explores this startlingly timely masterpiece through the lens of mental health. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 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 DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
Canada's Largest Ten-Minute Play Festival InspiraTO Canada's Largest Ten-Minute Play Festival InspiraTO
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 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...)
Why Not Theatre Takes A BRIMFUL OF ASHA and More on Tour in 2017 Why Not Theatre Takes A BRIMFUL OF ASHA and More on Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Toronto

Under Artistic Director Ravi Jain, and Artistic Producers Owais Lightwala and Kelly Read, Why Not Theatre continues its reign as a theatre creator and instigator with an appetite for risk and experimentation, with a thrilling tenth-anniversary season. (more...)
Review Roundup: Canadian Premiere of STRANGERS, BABIES Review Roundup: Canadian Premiere of STRANGERS, BABIES
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Toronto

Can society ever let go of the past? Theatre PANIK presents the Canadian premiere of STRANGERS, BABIES by Award-winning Scottish playwright Linda McLean, May 11 - May 28, 2017 at Artscape Sandbox. The play will be presented in a unique space, with limited seating. Audience members follow the action by peeping into motel rooms, spying on characters, and piecing together clues - making each experience unique.  (more...)
WINNIPEG CLASSIC ROCK FEST Announced WINNIPEG CLASSIC ROCK FEST Announced
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Toronto

Classic Rock fans are in for a special treat this summer as the first annual Winnipeg Classic Rock Fest takes over the field at Shaw Park on August 29th! (more...)
COME FROM AWAY Leads Toronto Theatre Critics Awards COME FROM AWAY Leads Toronto Theatre Critics Awards
by Alan Henry on May 25, 2017 in Toronto

Best Musical Tony Award contender COME FROM AWAY won big at the Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including Best New Musical, Best Production of a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical. Mirvish Productions produced the show at the Royal Alexandra Theatre last December before it moved down to New York. (more...)
Jesse Cook Brings BEYOND BORDERS Tour at Massey Hall Jesse Cook Brings BEYOND BORDERS Tour at Massey Hall
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Toronto

RBI Productions and Massey Hall presents Jesse Cook: Beyond Borders Tour on Thursday, November 16 @ 8pm. Tickets on sale Monday, May 29 @ 10am. Fans have the chance to purchase limited Gold Circle Seating that includes his new CD, Beyond Borders and an exclusive after show reception with Jesse. (more...)
SWAN LAKE Principal Casting Announced! Six Debuts, Heather Ogden Returns to the Stage SWAN LAKE Principal Casting Announced! Six Debuts, Heather Ogden Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Toronto

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Swan Lake with six exciting debuts. Celebrating its 140th anniversary, Swan Lake closes the National Ballet's 65th anniversary season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, June 15 - 25, 2017. (more...)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th Season Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th Season
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Toronto

Fresh from a memorable, ambitious tour of Israel and Europe, the intrepid musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) jump back into action. The TSO's 95th season is coming to an end, but the month of June is bursting with highly anticipated events, such as the new, semi-staged production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins; William Walton's mighty Belshazzar's Feast; and Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana-all part of this season's final instalment of The Decades Project, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Highlighting the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, the TSO pays tribute to one of the greatest singers of all time. And the Orchestra presents a nostalgic journey through memorable music from Canadian stage and screen. (more...)
CANDIDE, AMADEUS and More Set for Talk Is Free Theatre's 16th Season CANDIDE, AMADEUS and More Set for Talk Is Free Theatre's 16th Season
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Toronto

Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced today the 2017-2018 season. It will feature a forgotten musical theatre masterpiece, a world premiere of a new Canadian play, a re-imagining of a 20th century theatre classic and a site-specific production of a play written, directed and starring Indigenous Canadians. (more...)
Shoe Fits Productions presents the World Premiere of THE LADY IN SHOES FROM HELL Shoe Fits Productions presents the World Premiere of THE LADY IN SHOES FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in Toronto

It's the early 1950s and Thelma, a penniless waitress works tables in a coffee shop on a lonesome highway in west Texas. Disappointed in her tip, she murders a handsome drifter, steals his pick-up truck, and sets off in search of 'the right pair of shoes'. Hot on her trail, the State highway patrol pursues but during a high-speed car chase, the waitress skids off the road and dies in a grizzly fire-ball. Or does she? (more...)
BWW Review: CANADA: THE THINKING MAN'S AMERICA at The Second City BWW Review: CANADA: THE THINKING MAN'S AMERICA at The Second City
by Taylor Long on May 22, 2017 in Toronto

It's time to celebrate Canada's sesqui…sesquicen….sequisecent…150th birthday! What better way to celebrate than with The Second City and their new show, CANADA: THE THINKING MAN'S AMERICA. A mash of improv, stand-up and something involving racoons that words can't quite describe - the show delivers the laughs. (more...)
BWW Review: Rent in the 6ix Meets Opera in Against the Grain Theatre's LA BOHÈME BWW Review: Rent in the 6ix Meets Opera in Against the Grain Theatre's LA BOHÈME
by Taylor Long on May 20, 2017 in Toronto

You've never seen a more boho Boheme. Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) presents Puccini's LA BOHÈME in a real Toronto dive bar, The Tranzac Club. AtG is doing something incredible in the world of opera right now - they're growing. When opera houses around the world are reporting declines in ticket sales and reductions in seasonal production budgets - AtG is selling out their run, offering 'standing room only' tickets. Why? Their approach. (more...)
Live Nation Canada and RBC Announce Partnership and Renaming of Concert Venue Live Nation Canada and RBC Announce Partnership and Renaming of Concert Venue
by BWW News Desk on May 20, 2017 in Toronto

Live Nation Canada announces a multi-year partnership with RBC today including the renaming of one of Toronto's favourite summer venues - RBC Echo Beach. Live Nation Canada, along with RBC, plan bring elevate experiences and surprise music fans coast to coast with this partnership, touching everything from small shows, stadiums and summer festivals. (more...)
The Doo Wops to Make Comedy Bar Debut This June The Doo Wops to Make Comedy Bar Debut This June
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Toronto

The Doo Wops finally stop being lazy bastards and make their Comedy Bar debut, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Just West of Ossington) in An evening with…The DOO WOPS, one night only, June 3rd 2017 at 7pm and 9pm. (more...)
Tickets on Sale Next Week for BAT OUT OF HELL in Toronto Tickets on Sale Next Week for BAT OUT OF HELL in Toronto
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Toronto

Producers David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox and Tony Smith announced today that tickets for the North American Premiere of Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL will go on sale Wednesday May 24, 2017.  (more...)
LIP SYNC SLEEPOVER Comes to Crow's Theatre LIP SYNC SLEEPOVER Comes to Crow's Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in Toronto

On Thursday May 25, and Friday May 26 at 8:30pm, for two nights only, the 'spellbinding' international artist Vanessa Smythe offers her new solo show: LIP SYNC SLEEPOVER at Streetcar Crowsnest, Scotiabank Community Studio, 345 Carlaw Avenue in Toronto for a special limited engagement. With a 'genuine gift for poetic narrative', Smythe's poignant, funny, and deeply personal storytelling show tethers together poetry, music, and movement. (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/19 - GUYS AND DOLLS and More! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/19 - GUYS AND DOLLS and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Toronto

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/19 - GUYS AND DOLLS and More! (more...)