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Annie Baker's THE ALIENS and More Slated for #SeasonFour at The Coal Mine Theatre Annie Baker's THE ALIENS and More Slated for #SeasonFour at The Coal Mine Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in Toronto

Coal Mine Theatre launches the 17-18 season with Pulitzer Prize Award-winning playwright Annie Baker's THE ALIENS. Sharing the Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2010 with another Baker script, Circle Mirror Transformation, THE ALIENS, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, premiered Off-Broadway in April 2009 and the West End in September of the same year. (more...)
MISFIT, Based on Letters by Marilyn Monroe, Appears at Hamilton Fringe MISFIT, Based on Letters by Marilyn Monroe, Appears at Hamilton Fringe
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in Toronto

Misfit is based entirely on an actual letter written by screen siren Marilyn Monroe after her forced confinement to a psychiatric clinic in 1961. The private and revealing thoughts of a true Hollywood legend are revealed as she recounts her harrowing experience. A copy of this letter recently sold at auction for an undisclosed amount. (more...)
BuskerFest Performer Lineup Announced! Back at the Beach Labour Day Weekend! BuskerFest Performer Lineup Announced! Back at the Beach Labour Day Weekend!
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Toronto

An eclectic lineup of street performers from around the globe will converge on Woodbine Park in The Beach this Labour Day Weekend for the 18th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy. Acrobats, break dancers, comedians, clowns, jugglers, daredevils, fire manipulators, hula hoopers, musicians, magicians, high-skill circus performers, a 44-time Guinness World Record Holder and more are among the over 100 world-class performers in this year's line-up. The festival, a signature fundraising event for Epilepsy Toronto and the largest epilepsy event in the universe, will take place over the Labour Day weekend, Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4. (more...)
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Coming to Massey Hall This Winter Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton Coming to Massey Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Toronto

Massey Hall has announced 'Live At Massey Hall: Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton' on Tuesday, December 5 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are on sale today at 1:00 PM. (more...)
BWW Review: Shakespeare in High Park Thrills with KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT BWW Review: Shakespeare in High Park Thrills with KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT
by Taylor Long on July 20, 2017 in Toronto

Some shows are born great, some shows achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them. Presented by Canadian Stage, Shakespeare's KING LEAR and TWELFTH NIGHT are in the hands of a phenomenal group of artists - who thrust greatness on them six nights a week. (more...)
Continuous Entertainment Will Fill the Air At The 55th Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival Continuous Entertainment Will Fill the Air At The 55th Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Toronto

More than one hundred entertainers and performers have been assembled from near and far to fill four full days of free scheduled music and dance sets during the Amish Acres 55th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6. Barbershop quartets, jugglers, and clowns will be strolling the grounds, along with Liza and Mark Woolever, playing folk songs and bluegrass breakdowns, to delight children and adults alike as they shop nearly 300 unique artists and crafters from every corner of the country. Visitors relax under the shade of tents while musicians, dancers, marionettes, and magicians entertain on three stages and in the Entertainment Tent during the nationally acclaimed event. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 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 Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
THE PIGEON KING Comes to the Blyth Festival THE PIGEON KING Comes to the Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Toronto

The world premiere of The Pigeon King is the third show on Blyth Festival's playbill this summer and tells the tale of Arlan Galbraith, the self-proclaimed Pigeon King who was convicted of fraud in a Waterloo Court and sentenced to seven years for his preposterous Pigeon Ponzi scheme. The Pigeon King is a collaboration featuring original music all created by The Company. Directed by Severn Thompson, the show plays from August 9 to September 23.  It's a country parable for our times, reminding us that what takes flight always comes home to roost. (more...)
The Canadian Arabic Orchestra Will Launch the Inaugural FESTIVAL OF ARABIC MUSIC & ART The Canadian Arabic Orchestra Will Launch the Inaugural FESTIVAL OF ARABIC MUSIC & ART
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Toronto

Running from October 28 to November 12, the Festival will present a series of concerts and other live performances across the GTA including Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton, both free and ticketed events with almost 100 artists, local and from around the world. The CAO and FAMA aim to promote intercultural dialogue among the tapestry of Canadian society through music and art, and seek to connect expatriate Arabs, and non-Arab communities, and to build bridges through the musical heritage of Arab culture. (more...)
Single Tickets Now on Sale for Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Season Single Tickets Now on Sale for Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Toronto

As of today, individual tickets for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017/18 performance season are available for purchase online at TSO.CA, by phone (416.593.1285), and in person at the TSO Patron Services Centre or the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office. (more...)
Small World Music Announces the Formation of POLYPHONIC GROUND Small World Music Announces the Formation of POLYPHONIC GROUND
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in Toronto

Small World Music Society, the catalyst behind Polyphonic Ground, is thrilled to launch this new initiative that will support Toronto's culturally diverse music presenters and inspire 'culturally curious' Torontonians to hear the music of Toronto, where the world lives. (more...)
Announcing Free Events at Shakespeare in High Park This August Announcing Free Events at Shakespeare in High Park This August
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in Toronto

In celebration of Shakespeare in High Park's 35th anniversary season and Canada's 150th, Canadian Stage is proud to announce a series of free events taking place at the High Park Amphitheatre throughout the month of August, including a showcase of new short plays by the participants of Territorial Tales, the company's 2017 Youth Engagement Project; a Community Citizenship Ceremony, and a Global Village Family Festival. (more...)
Fait Au Canada Festival Announces Programs, 7/17-20 Fait Au Canada Festival Announces Programs, 7/17-20
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in Toronto

Festival Artistic Director Yvonne Ng, Co-Festival DirectorsJanelle Rainville and Jeff Morris, alongside guest curators Daniele Desnoyers and Marc Parent, are pleased to announce the programming for the 2017 dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac), running August 17 - 20. (more...)
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Randolph Theatre - Spotlight on Swings THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Randolph Theatre - Spotlight on Swings
by Guest Blogger: Kate Carmanico on July 19, 2017 in Toronto

With the second week of rehearsals well underway, the cast and creative team of The Drowsy Chaperone have moved into our new rehearsal space and are taking advantage of the wall-to-wall mirrors and sprung floors to run through some of the show's biggest dance numbers. (more...)
Shakespeare in the Ruff's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Cast a Spell Over Withrow Park Shakespeare in the Ruff's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Cast a Spell Over Withrow Park
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in Toronto

Shakespeare in the Ruff presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare, running August 15 - September 3rd in Withrow Park. (more...)
Zombies to Invade Shaw Park Again This Month Zombies to Invade Shaw Park Again This Month
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in Toronto

Winnipeg - Over the years, many have tried to invade Shaw Park, but none have been as relentless as the living dead coming to the downtown ballpark on July 28th. (more...)
Ensemble Announced for World Premiere of A MISFORTUNE at The Charlottetown Festival Ensemble Announced for World Premiere of A MISFORTUNE at The Charlottetown Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in Toronto

The Charlottetown Festival is in top gear this month, and producers are already preparing for the next round of productions, including the world premiere of A Misfortune, sponsored by Key Murray Law. (more...)
Cavalia's ODYSSEO to Gallop for Two More Weeks in Mississauga Cavalia's ODYSSEO to Gallop for Two More Weeks in Mississauga
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in Toronto

Producers of the largest touring production on earth have responded to the strong demand in Ontario by offering one last chance for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty and magic of Odysseo. (more...)
Aria Evans and Jesse Wabegijig Present PATHS at SummerWorks Aria Evans and Jesse Wabegijig Present PATHS at SummerWorks
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in Toronto

PATHS is an immersive environment of design, movement, sound and video. Enter a real maze and navigate the twists and turns experiencing surprise performances and interactive movement vignettes around every corner. Wander through a world inspired by the four elements and our environmental footprint on the earth in a choose-your-own-adventure style. (more...)
Peter Oundjian Will Be Conductor Emeritus for Toronto Symphony Orchestra Peter Oundjian Will Be Conductor Emeritus for Toronto Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in Toronto

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is pleased to announce that Peter Oundjian will be honoured with the title of Conductor Emeritus when he completes his tenure as Music Director of the TSO at the end of the 2017/18 season. (more...)
ROCKFEST Announces Kenny Shields Tribute ROCKFEST Announces Kenny Shields Tribute
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in Toronto

Classic rock fans will have a chance to honour the legacy of Kenny Shields on August 29 at Shaw Park at Winnipeg Classic RockFest. This will be an evening dedicated to celebrating the incredible career of one of Canada's true legends with a final farewell performance by members of Streetheart along with friends of the band. Also appearing on the bill will be Canadian classics Honeymoon Suite, Harlequin, The Pumps & Orphan. (more...)
TAKE OFF, EH! with Dave Thomas & Rick Moranis Set for The Second City Toronto This July TAKE OFF, EH! with Dave Thomas & Rick Moranis Set for The Second City Toronto This July
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in Toronto

Dave Thomas and The Second City will present TAKE OFF, EH!, a star-studded intimate evening featuring performances from some of Canada's biggest names in comedy and music today, July 18, 2017 on The Second City Toronto's Mainstage, with proceeds going to 'Jake Thomas's Road to Recovery' and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. (more...)
Toronto Fringe Sees Record Breaking Festival Again! Toronto Fringe Sees Record Breaking Festival Again!
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in Toronto

It's been a banner year for Fringe. The 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival was the highest selling festival in its 29-year history, selling 68,312 tickets to theatre-lovers. Since Fringe returns 100% of the net box office to its 160 producing companies, this means that we will deposit a record $519,707 into the bank accounts of indie artists in the coming weeks. This is the first time Toronto Fringe has broken over $500,000 in its payout to artists. (more...)
Julia Lederer Makes SummerWorks Debut with REALITY THEATRE Julia Lederer Makes SummerWorks Debut with REALITY THEATRE
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in Toronto

Reality and fantasy blur for a woman playing a spoon in Beauty and the Beast. A man reconsiders a contract signed in blood. The World Wide Web disappears into thin air. Julia Lederer's Reality Theatre is a fast moving collection of short, interwoven plays that explore our anxieties about change, the acceleration of technology, and maintaining human relationships in a world quickly becoming less and less human. (more...)
Social: Behind the Scenes at DOG SEES GOD with Corey Fogelmanis Social: Behind the Scenes at DOG SEES GOD with Corey Fogelmanis
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2017 in Toronto

Check out the Instagram takeover yesterday from Disney Channel's Corey Fogelmanis, who's currently starring in DOG SEES GOD! (more...)