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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More!Regional: BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, New CATS in Columbus!
Posted: May. 20, 2016

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Sets 2016-17 SeasonRichmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Sets 2016-17 Season
Posted: May. 18, 2016

BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: A First Look at Randolph Academy's FOOTLOOSEBWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: A First Look at Randolph Academy's FOOTLOOSE
Posted: May. 23, 2016

Buffy Sainte-Marie to Perform with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 6/30Buffy Sainte-Marie to Perform with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 6/30
Posted: May. 19, 2016

Keir Cutler's SHAKESPEARE CRACKPOT Coming to Toronto FringeKeir Cutler's SHAKESPEARE CRACKPOT Coming to Toronto Fringe
Posted: May. 22, 2016

BWW Review: Beautifully Designed, ALICE IN WONDERLAND Still Lacks WonderBWW Review: Beautifully Designed, ALICE IN WONDERLAND Still Lacks Wonder
Posted: May. 23, 2016

Pressgang Theatre Presents PRESSGANG STORYTELLING at Fringe 2016Pressgang Theatre Presents PRESSGANG STORYTELLING at Fringe 2016
Posted: May. 21, 2016

BuskerFest Sets 2016 Venue, DatesBuskerFest Sets 2016 Venue, Dates
Posted: May. 18, 2016

Seven Siblings Theatre Presents RHINOCEROS This JuneSeven Siblings Theatre Presents RHINOCEROS This June
Posted: May. 22, 2016

BWW Review: Nancy Palk Shines in THE TESTAMENT OF MARYReview: Nancy Palk Shines in THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
Posted: May. 19, 2016

Road to Opening Week 14: Matt Armet on 1 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at StratfordMatt Armet on 2 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
Posted: May. 25, 2016

Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON's 2017 Toronto Return on Sale in JuneTickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON's 2017 Toronto Return on Sale in June
Posted: May. 24, 2016

Medium Carolyn Molnar Comes to 2016 Toronto Fringe FestivalMedium Carolyn Molnar Comes to 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival
Posted: May. 19, 2016

BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA is a Fresh Take on a Chekov ClassicReview: UNCLE VANYA is a Fresh Take on a Chekov Classic
Posted: May. 25, 2016

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week Beginning TonightTarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
Posted: May. 24, 2016

Unspoken Theatre Presents DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN AND OTHER PLAYS for Two Weekends OnlyUnspoken Theatre Presents DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN AND OTHER PLAYS for Two Weekends Only
Posted: May. 20, 2016

BEST PICTURE Set for Toronto Fringe FestivalBEST PICTURE Set for Toronto Fringe Festival
Posted: May. 24, 2016

Road to Opening Week 14: Matt Armet on 1 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford Road to Opening Week 14: Matt Armet on 1 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet on May 25, 2016

How did we get here already? I'm exhausted! But it's the best kind of exhaustion. I wouldn't have it any other way. We've been having a very busy week. Between A Chorus Line and the other shows we are crossed into, we've all had a preview or dress rehearsal plus a four hour rehearsal call every day this week. We can see the finish line of Opening Week. We are so close! (more...)
BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA is a Fresh Take on a Chekov Classic BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA is a Fresh Take on a Chekov Classic
by Jason Carlos on May 25, 2016

The Shaw Festival continues to launch its 2016 season with a fresh take on another classic - this time Anton Chekov's UNCLE VANYA. This moving dramedy explores family harmony and dysfunction with budding loyalties and conflicting love. Jackie Maxwell, outgoing artistic director at the Shaw Festival brings to life this new adaptation by Annie Baker. It's a crisp translation with contemporary overtones that brings this Chekov classic to the new age. Neil Barclay stars as the title role and leads a talented ensemble including Donna Belleville, Kate Besworth, James Daly, Sharry Flett, Marla McLean, Patrick McManus, Peter Millard, Moya O'Connell and David Schurmann. (more...)
BEST PICTURE Set for Toronto Fringe Festival BEST PICTURE Set for Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2016

Eleven years after winning Best of Fest in Toronto Fringe with "BoyGroove" (also 2006 Audience Choice Dora Award), RibbitRePublic is back!  Three Fringe veterans join forces to play a cast of thousands in this epic, critically acclaimed tour de force.  Plank Magazine says, 'These three are truly Fringe masters.' (more...)
Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON's 2017 Toronto Return on Sale in June Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON's 2017 Toronto Return on Sale in June
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played record breaking and sold out engagements in 2013 and 2014, returns to Toronto for a limited engagement February 28 - April 16, 2017 at The Princess of Wales Theatre. Tickets will go on sale online on Monday June 13 at 12:01 AM and are available by visiting Mirvish.com, or by phone at 9:00 AM by calling TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. Tickets will also be available in person at 12 Noon at the Princess of Wales Theatre Box Office, 300 King Street West. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420. (more...)
BWW Review: Beautifully Designed, ALICE IN WONDERLAND Still Lacks Wonder BWW Review: Beautifully Designed, ALICE IN WONDERLAND Still Lacks Wonder
by Jason Carlos on May 23, 2016

The anchor of the Shaw Festival's 2016 season is an ambitious musical adaptation of the beloved, ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Veteran Shaw visionary Peter Hinton breaths new life into the classic Lewis Carroll tale featuring 19 original songs under the musical direction of Allen Cole. Tara Rosling stars as Alice and leads a large cast which also stars Graeme Somerville, Moya O'Connell, Kyle Blair, Donna Belleville, Ben Saunders and Jennifer Phipps. (more...)
Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week Beginning Tonight Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)
BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: A First Look at Randolph Academy's FOOTLOOSE BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: A First Look at Randolph Academy's FOOTLOOSE
by Guest Blogger: Naomi Melvin on May 23, 2016

Randolph Academy's Class of 2016 (Summer) is graduating in 81 days and I am but one member of this sizeable and extraordinary group.  It is my absolute pleasure to share the work on our last production, Footloose, with you over the next few months. Hey, my name is Naomi!  (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22
by Audition Roundup on May 22, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 22, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Keir Cutler's SHAKESPEARE CRACKPOT Coming to Toronto Fringe Keir Cutler's SHAKESPEARE CRACKPOT Coming to Toronto Fringe
by Louisa Brady on May 22, 2016

Shakespeare Crackpot debuted at 2014 Montreal Fringe Festival to multiple rave reviews. Keir Cutler's (Teaching Shakespeare, Teaching Hamlet) ninth theatrical monologue and his fourth consecutive directed by "Fringe God" TJ Dawe. This is Keir's tenth appearance at the Toronto Fringe Festival. He has appeared at more than 70 fringe festivals since 1999. (more...)
Seven Siblings Theatre Presents RHINOCEROS This June Seven Siblings Theatre Presents RHINOCEROS This June
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2016

For their second production in 2016, Seven Siblings Theatre is pleased to present Rhinoceros, a surreal theatrical experience written by avant-garde playwright Eugene Ionesco. This is Seven Siblings' most experimental production to date. This show is produced as a part of THE RHINOCEROS PROJECT, a ten day intensive experiment that shatters gender confinements, demands a series of physical and conceptual challenges, and explosively imagines Ionesco's work for a contemporary audience. Many of the roles have been cast in different genders than originally scripted, and the cast has only ten days to collaboratively explore and rehearse the play. As an added challenge, a list of ten things that must occur or appear in the production has been created, and the cast will explore how to incorporate them into the performances. (more...)
Pressgang Theatre Presents PRESSGANG STORYTELLING at Fringe 2016 Pressgang Theatre Presents PRESSGANG STORYTELLING at Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2016

During The Fringe Pressgang Theatre (SERVED) is hosting twelve storytelling shows. For each show we pick a theme and invite five artists to tell a true story on that theme. Hosted and curated by Graham Isador (Playwright's unit at Soulpepper, RISK podcast) the events feature performances from the best in Toronto comedy, theatre, and music. (more...)
Medium Carolyn Molnar Comes to 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival Medium Carolyn Molnar Comes to 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2016

'What?? You're a Medium?" starring Toronto psychic Carolyn Molnar will premiere at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival. This is the first time the Fringe will work with the spirit world! (more...)
Unspoken Theatre Presents DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN AND OTHER PLAYS for Two Weekends Only Unspoken Theatre Presents DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN AND OTHER PLAYS for Two Weekends Only
by BWW News Desk on May 20, 2016

We invite you to enjoy the family friendly performance of three new one act plays on the theme of love and transformation inspired by the Tarot, Commedia dell'Arte, and fairy tales. There will be a rotation of special musical guests to accompany the performance. (more...)
Buffy Sainte-Marie to Perform with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 6/30 Buffy Sainte-Marie to Perform with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 6/30
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), in partnership with the Polaris Music Prize, is delighted to welcome Canadian icon Buffy Sainte-Marie-winner of the 2015 Polaris Music Prize for her latest album, Power In The Blood-to Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 7:30pm. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 20, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Columbus, South Africa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of BLOOD ON THE SNOW in Boston, a reimagined CATS in Columbus, and I SEE YOU in South Africa, just to name a few. (more...)
BWW Review: Nancy Palk Shines in THE TESTAMENT OF MARY BWW Review: Nancy Palk Shines in THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by Jason Carlos on May 19, 2016

The Bible features parables, stories and encounters of the life and trials of Jesus and his disciples; but a figure who is so prominent in that story - his mother, Mary, only speaks four times. Her role as a matriarch is often silent, and the Aaron Willis-directed THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, now playing at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, explores what Mary would say if she could have said more. The play, by Colm Toibin (based on his 2012 novella of the same name) looks at the life and death of Jesus from the perspective of Mary - through the eyes of a traumatized and grieving woman and mother. The 70-minute solo performance is a star-vehicle for Nancy Palk who embraces this challenging, trying and controversial role. (more...)
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Sets 2016-17 Season Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2016

The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts announced the details of its exciting 2016-2017 Season last night. (more...)
BuskerFest Sets 2016 Venue, Dates BuskerFest Sets 2016 Venue, Dates
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2016

Epilepsy Toronto has announced that the 17th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy will, for the first time ever, take place inWoodbine Park in the Beach, and, for the first time ever, the festival will serve up its non-stop, action-packed, fun-filled entertainment over the Labour Day weekend, which takes place this year Friday September 2 through Monday September 5. (more...)
Jaybird Productions' URINETOWN THE MUSICAL Begins Tonight Jaybird Productions' URINETOWN THE MUSICAL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2016

Jaybird Productions is thrilled to present Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis' URINETOWN THE MUSICAL, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy that hilariously explores such serious topics as unsustainability, corporate greed, and government corruption, in the Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, North York for a 3-show mid-week run, this week, May 17-19 in support of local charity. (more...)
Road to Opening Week 13: Matt Armet on 2 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford Road to Opening Week 13: Matt Armet on 2 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet on May 16, 2016

Our previews are coming along very well. We've been continuing to rehearse, always in an effort to improve on what we've done before. Our houses keep getting bigger and everyone seems to love the show. (more...)
Road to Opening Week 9: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music Road to Opening Week 9: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale on May 16, 2016

It's almost like a Polar Bear plunge - standing in the wings getting ready to make your first entrance. Even though we have been rehearsing for weeks, priming our bodies for this moment, it still feels like a shock to the system. (more...)
Breaking News: Barbra Streisand is Headed Back on 9-City Tour; Plus Reveals Third Broadway Album Breaking News: Barbra Streisand is Headed Back on 9-City Tour; Plus Reveals Third Broadway Album
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2016

Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will bring her legendary live performances to 9 cities in August, it was announced today by her longtime manager Marty Erlichman. Streisand will perform her hits from each decade plus songs from her new album, 'ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,' celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement. Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand's new album, which will be released later this year. (more...)
Unspoken Theatre Presents DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN AND OTHER PLAYS for Two Weekends Only Unspoken Theatre Presents DEATH MEETS HARLEQUIN AND OTHER PLAYS for Two Weekends Only
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2016

We invite you to enjoy the family friendly performance of three new one act plays on the theme of love and transformation inspired by the Tarot, Commedia dell'Arte, and fairy tales. There will be a rotation of special musical guests to accompany the performance. (more...)
Plain Stage Theatre Company to Present THE HITCHHIKER and SORRY, WRONG NUMBER Next Weekend Plain Stage Theatre Company to Present THE HITCHHIKER and SORRY, WRONG NUMBER Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2016

From Marion Abbott Piccin, the Brainchild of the Confidential Musical Theatre Project, comes a different way to create art! With limited rehearsals and barebones set, it becomes about the play! Welcome to Plainstage Theatre Company! (more...)
BWW Seeks Fitness Writers, Bloggers, Experts, Nutritionists and More - All Skills, All Regions! BWW Seeks Fitness Writers, Bloggers, Experts, Nutritionists and More - All Skills, All Regions!
by BWW Staff on May 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is currently seeking talented enthusiasts to head up feature coverage in the area of Classical Music. (more...)





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