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Breaking News: Garth Drabinski's SOUSATZKA Will Take Broadway Bow in 2017; Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & Judy Kaye Set to StarDrabinski's SOUSATZKA Will Hit Bway in 2017
Posted: Sep. 28, 2016

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/23; FOLLIES in St. Louis, LAST SHIP in Salt Lake, PUMP BOYS in Seattle, HUNCHBACK in LA!Regional: FOLLIES, LAST SHIP, PUMP BOYS, HUNCHBACK, WONDERFUL TOWN!
Posted: Sep. 23, 2016

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in TorontoMATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
Posted: Sep. 26, 2016

2016 HOT DOCS PODCAST FESTIVAL Announces Full Programming for NovemberHOT DOCS PODCAST FESTIVAL Announces Full Programming for November
Posted: Sep. 26, 2016

Diverse Lineup Joins Ian McEwan for TORN FROM THE PAGES at Harbourfront CentreDiverse Lineup Joins Ian McEwan for TORN FROM THE PAGES at Harbourfront Centre
Posted: Sep. 23, 2016

BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens in One WeekBRAVE NEW WORLD Opens in One Week
Posted: Sep. 21, 2016

DanceWorks Launches 39th Season with Wen Wei Dance, Oct. 21-22DanceWorks Launches 39th Season with Wen Wei Dance, Oct. 21-22
Posted: Sep. 23, 2016

Photo Coverage: Evolution Dance Theatre's World Premiere of FOLLOW YOUR HEARTPhoto Coverage: Evolution Dance Theatre's World Premiere of FOLLOW YOUR HEART
Posted: Sep. 22, 2016

COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonCOME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM & More Set for Mirvish's 2016-17 Season
Posted: Sep. 26, 2016

New Stage Adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens In One WeekNew Stage Adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens In One Week
Posted: Sep. 22, 2016

Tom Jackson to Receive imagineNATIVE's 2016 August Schellenberg Award of ExcellenceTom Jackson to Receive imagineNATIVE's 2016 Schellenberg Award of Excellence
Posted: Sep. 23, 2016

Native Earth Announces WEESAGEECHAK 29 Line-UpNative Earth Announces WEESAGEECHAK 29 Line-Up
Posted: Sep. 21, 2016

Dora Award-Winning Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL Takes Over Toronto's Bluma Appel TheatreDora Award-Winning Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL Takes Over Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre
Posted: Sep. 22, 2016

Canadian Tour of POTTED POTTER to Launch This SeptemberCanadian Tour of POTTED POTTER to Launch This September
Posted: Sep. 24, 2016

THE BOX and Brassaii Noir to Present CULTURE/SHOCK This MonthTHE BOX and Brassaii Noir to Present CULTURE/SHOCK This Month
Posted: Sep. 21, 2016

Photo Flash: BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens TomorrowPhoto Flash: BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens Tomorrow
Posted: Sep. 28, 2016

Podium Concert Productions to Present THE SECRET GARDENPodium Concert Productions to Present THE SECRET GARDEN
Posted: Sep. 28, 2016

Factory Launches 2016/17 Season With Two World Premieres!Factory Launches 2016/17 Season With Two World Premieres!
Posted: Sep. 28, 2016

Endless City's FORMS Announces Summit SeriesEndless City's FORMS Announces Summit Series
Posted: Sep. 27, 2016

Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This FallCanadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
Posted: Sep. 27, 2016

Factory Launches 2016/17 Season With Two World Premieres! Factory Launches 2016/17 Season With Two World Premieres!
by BWW News Desk on September 28, 2016 in Toronto

Cahoots Theatre Company marks their 30th anniversary with the world premiere of The Enchanted Loom, produced in association with Factory. The debut play by neurologistSuvendrini Lena is directed by Cahoots Artistic Director, award-winning multi-disciplinary theatre artist, Marjorie Chan. (more...)
Podium Concert Productions to Present THE SECRET GARDEN Podium Concert Productions to Present THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk on September 28, 2016 in Toronto

Podium Concert Productions presents the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN, in concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne lamon Hall, January 13-15, 2017, with a world-class orchestra, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, on stage with Canada's brightest stars of stage and musical theatre. (more...)
Breaking News: Garth Drabinski's SOUSATZKA Will Take Broadway Bow in 2017; Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & Judy Kaye Set to Star Breaking News: Garth Drabinski's SOUSATZKA Will Take Broadway Bow in 2017; Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & Judy Kaye Set to Star
by BWW News Desk on September 28, 2016 in Toronto

Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership (Richard Stursberg, CEO) today announced the world premiere of the Garth Drabinsky production of Sousatzka, the new musical by three-time Tony Award®-nominated book writer Craig Lucas and the legendary composing team of Tony Award® winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (Lyrics) and Academy Award® winner David Shire (Music). Choreographed by ten-time Tony Award® nominee Graciela Daniele and directed by Adrian Noble, Sousatzka will begin performances on February 25, 2017 at Toronto's historic Elgin Theatre (189 Yonge Street), and officially open on Thursday, March 23. Tickets will go on sale, via Ticketmaster, on October 17. Sousatzka's pre-Broadway strictly limited engagement is scheduled to run through April 9, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens Tomorrow Photo Flash: BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk on September 28, 2016 in Toronto

Brave New World features a dynamite ensemble, including many actors who have been with the show since its first workshop back in 2014. The ensemble brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and years of experience. The ensemble for Brave New World is: Nehassaiu deGannes, Jesse Dwyre, Sofia Fabiilli, Carlos Gonzalez-Vio, Eli Ham, Ryan Hollyman, Adriano Sobretodo Jr., Zoe Sweet. (more...)
Dora Award-Winning Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL Takes Over Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre Dora Award-Winning Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL Takes Over Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 27, 2016 in Toronto

 Canadian Stage launches its 16.17 season this month with a new production of Concord Floral, written by Jordan Tannahill and directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner. Brought to life by an ensemble of teen performers from across the country, Concord Floral (2015 Dora Award-winner for Outstanding New Play) will be performed for an audience sat entirely on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre fromSeptember 27 to October 16 (media opening October 4). (more...)
Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall Canadian Stage to Present Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk on September 27, 2016 in Toronto

A new iteration of the suburban teen thriller Concord Floral written by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner, and inspired by the medieval allegory The Decameron, will open Canadian Stage's 16.17 season from September 27 to October 16, 2016. (more...)
Endless City's FORMS Announces Summit Series Endless City's FORMS Announces Summit Series
by BWW News Desk on September 27, 2016 in Toronto

FORMS, presented by Endless City, today announces their Summit series, running September 27-30, 2016 and featuring conversations between creative thinkers in fields spanning architecture, urban design, technology and digital media arts who are working beyond traditional boundaries to explore new ideas and solve complex issues. (more...)
2016 HOT DOCS PODCAST FESTIVAL Announces Full Programming for November 2016 HOT DOCS PODCAST FESTIVAL Announces Full Programming for November
by BWW News Desk on September 26, 2016 in Toronto

Hot Docs has announced full programming schedule for the HOT DOCS PODCAST FESTIVAL, November 18-20, 2016 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. (more...)
COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk on September 26, 2016 in Toronto

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)
MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk on September 26, 2016 in Toronto

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)
Canadian Tour of POTTED POTTER to Launch This September Canadian Tour of POTTED POTTER to Launch This September
by BWW News Desk on September 24, 2016 in Toronto

Starvox Entertainment presents the Canadian Tour of London's West End hit POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff. Written and created by two-time Olivier Award-nominated BBC Television actors Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, limited engagements will run across Canada from September 24 - December 31, 2016. POTTED POTTER is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old, indeed). (more...)
Tom Jackson to Receive imagineNATIVE's 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence Tom Jackson to Receive imagineNATIVE's 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2016 in Toronto

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival has announced that Cree actor, musician and activist Tom Jackson will receive the 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. (more...)
DanceWorks Launches 39th Season with Wen Wei Dance, Oct. 21-22 DanceWorks Launches 39th Season with Wen Wei Dance, Oct. 21-22
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2016 in Toronto

DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, proudly kicks off the first show of its 39th Season with the return of Vancouver's Wen Wei Dance. The company brings the Toronto premiere of their latest acclaimed interdisciplinary work, Made in China, to Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of the NextSteps series. The performance runs for two nights only: Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22, at 8pm. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Evolution Dance Theatre's World Premiere of FOLLOW YOUR HEART Photo Coverage: Evolution Dance Theatre's World Premiere of FOLLOW YOUR HEART
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2016 in Toronto

Evolution Dance Theatre (EDT) presents the world premiere of Follow Your Heart, a universal love story and multi-disciplinary spectacle featuring over 45 performers on stage. It opens TONIGHT, September 22 and runs to September 25 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available by visiting EvolutionDanceTheatre.com or calling the box office at 905-787-8811. (more...)
Dora Award-Winning Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL Takes Over Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre Dora Award-Winning Teen Thriller CONCORD FLORAL Takes Over Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2016 in Toronto

 Canadian Stage launches its 16.17 season this month with a new production of Concord Floral, written by Jordan Tannahill and directed by Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner. Brought to life by an ensemble of teen performers from across the country, Concord Floral (2015 Dora Award-winner for Outstanding New Play) will be performed for an audience sat entirely on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre fromSeptember 27 to October 16 (media opening October 4). (more...)
Diverse Lineup Joins Ian McEwan for TORN FROM THE PAGES at Harbourfront Centre Diverse Lineup Joins Ian McEwan for TORN FROM THE PAGES at Harbourfront Centre
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2016 in Toronto

On September 23, 2016 a diverse lineup of artists join celebrated Man Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan when he brings his new novel Nutshell to life at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/23; FOLLIES in St. Louis, LAST SHIP in Salt Lake, PUMP BOYS in Seattle, HUNCHBACK in LA! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/23; FOLLIES in St. Louis, LAST SHIP in Salt Lake, PUMP BOYS in Seattle, HUNCHBACK in LA!
by BWW Special Coverage on September 23, 2016 in Toronto

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Seattle and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include FOLLIES in St. Louis, THE LAST SHIP in Salt Lake City, and PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES in Seattle, just to name a few. (more...)
New Stage Adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens In One Week New Stage Adaptation of BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens In One Week
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2016 in Toronto

Brave New World features a dynamite ensemble, including many actors who have been with the show since its first workshop back in 2014. The ensemble brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and years of experience. The ensemble for Brave New World is: Nehassaiu deGannes, Jesse Dwyre, Sofia Fabiilli, Carlos Gonzalez-Vio, Eli Ham, Ryan Hollyman, Adriano Sobretodo Jr., Zoe Sweet. Please click here to view bios and headshots of the team. (more...)
BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens in One Week BRAVE NEW WORLD Opens in One Week
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2016 in Toronto

After years spent under copyright, Aldous Huxley's enduring classic Brave New World will come to life on a Canadian stage for the first time in decades. Produced by Litmus Theatre and Kabin and with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM), Brave New World previews September 27-28, opens September 29 and runs until October 16, 2016. (more...)
Native Earth Announces WEESAGEECHAK 29 Line-Up Native Earth Announces WEESAGEECHAK 29 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2016 in Toronto

Native Earth Performing Arts has announced the line-up for their 29th annual festival of Indigenous work, Weesageechak Begins to Dance. From intimate relationships to dystopian futures, comedy, dance, poetry and everything in between, Weesageechak 29 will showcase new Indigenous works in Native Earth's Aki Studio from November 9th to 19th, 2016. (more...)
Adelaide Artist Sarah McDonald to Raise Funds for CFS with Exhibition Inspired by Sampson Flat Bushfire Adelaide Artist Sarah McDonald to Raise Funds for CFS with Exhibition Inspired by Sampson Flat Bushfire
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2016 in Toronto

Acclaimed Adelaide artist Sarah McDonald will celebrate the resilience of the South Australian bush and raise money for the SA Country Fire Service in a special two day only pop-up exhibition in November. (more...)
Beyond Boundaries presents TWO KITTENS & A KID (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva) Beyond Boundaries presents TWO KITTENS & A KID (A Gay Man Raising His Inner Diva)
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2016 in Toronto

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Young People's Theatre Presents Powerful Story About  Contemporary Urban Culture Young People's Theatre Presents Powerful Story About Contemporary Urban Culture
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2016 in Toronto

Young People's theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present the Roseneath Theatre production of Spirit Horse, a Native American adaptation by Drew Hayden Taylor from the Irish play 'Tir Na N'Og' by Greg Banks. Presented on the Mainstage from October 18 to 28, Spirit Horse is a powerful story that chronicles an incredible adventure involving two Indigenous children whose family is caught between traditional ways and contemporary urban culture. (more...)
THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Records in Edmonton & Calgary THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Records in Edmonton & Calgary
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2016 in Toronto

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Edmonton for the week ending September 18 and the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium grossing $1,697,167.50 CAD for a standard 8-performance week. Last week, THE BOOK OF MORMON broke the house record in Calgary for the week ending September 11 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium grossing $1,893,102.50 CAD for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)
THE BOX and Brassaii Noir to Present CULTURE/SHOCK This Month THE BOX and Brassaii Noir to Present CULTURE/SHOCK This Month
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2016 in Toronto

Unlike anything you've seen or experienced before, THE BOX is the exclusive 'cabaret nouveau' theatre of varieties concept anchored in New York and London. Not for the faint of heart, CULTURE/SHOCK is immersive, visually striking, and provocative. A transformed Brassaii with THE BOX's production will feature captivating performances that are boldly entertaining and risque. (more...)





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