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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/22; LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, HUNCHBACK at Ogunquit, BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed and More!LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, Ogunquit HUNCHBACK & More
Posted: Jul. 22, 2016

Creative Team Revealed for Garth Drabinksy's SOUSATZKACreative Team Revealed for Garth Drabinksy's SOUSATZKA
Posted: Jul. 22, 2016

BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Life in DoubleBWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Life in Double
Posted: Jul. 20, 2016

Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw FestivalAttend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival
Posted: Jul. 18, 2016

NO FUN Comes to 2016 SummerWorks Performance FestivalNO FUN Comes to 2016 SummerWorks Performance Festival
Posted: Jul. 22, 2016

Harbourfront Centre to Welcome Return of ISLAND SOUL During Caribbean CarnivalHarbourfront Centre to Welcome ISLAND SOUL During Caribbean Carnival
Posted: Jul. 20, 2016

BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Q&A with Lisa Stevens!BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Q&A with Lisa Stevens!
Posted: Jul. 25, 2016

THE LAST DONNELLY STANDING at the Blyth FestivalTHE LAST DONNELLY STANDING at the Blyth Festival
Posted: Jul. 22, 2016

Dirty Bird Theatre Presents SONGS AND SCREAMS at Social Capital TheatreDirty Bird Theatre Presents SONGS AND SCREAMS at Social Capital Theatre
Posted: Jul. 19, 2016

DUSK DANCES Opens in Toronto August 1DUSK DANCES Opens in Toronto August 1
Posted: Jul. 22, 2016

Harbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This WeekendHarbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This Weekend
Posted: Jul. 18, 2016

Harbourfront Centre to Present BEATS, BREAKS, AND CULTURE: THE BRIDGEHarbourfront Centre to Present BEATS, BREAKS, AND CULTURE: THE BRIDGE
Posted: Jul. 22, 2016

Harbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This WeekendHarbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This Weekend
Posted: Jul. 22, 2016

MIDNIGHT ON A MONDAY Opens 7/20 at The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box TheatreMIDNIGHT ON A MONDAY Opens 7/20 at The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theatre
Posted: Jul. 20, 2016

Vanessa Maltese Exhibit Up for Final Week as Artforum Critic's PickVanessa Maltese Exhibit Up for Final Week as Artforum Critic's Pick
Posted: Jul. 25, 2016

Mohammad Yaghoubi's A MOMENT OF SILENCE at SummerWorks Festival this AugustMohammad Yaghoubi's A MOMENT OF SILENCE at SummerWorks Festival this August
Posted: Jul. 25, 2016

Mohammad Yaghoubi's A MOMENT OF SILENCE at SummerWorks Festival this August Mohammad Yaghoubi's A MOMENT OF SILENCE at SummerWorks Festival this August
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2016 in Toronto

Nowadays Theatre, in association with Modern Times Stage Company, presents the English-language premiere of Mohammad Yaghoubi's classic Iranian play, A MOMENT OF SILENCE. SummerWorks Theatre Festival Toronto, August 6-14, 2016 (more...)
Vanessa Maltese Exhibit Up for Final Week as Artforum Critic's Pick Vanessa Maltese Exhibit Up for Final Week as Artforum Critic's Pick
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2016 in Toronto

Vanessa Maltese has chosen the tondo, a circular panel common during the Renaissance, as the shape for her latest suite of four paintings at the Cooper Cole Gallery. (more...)
BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Q&A with Lisa Stevens! BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Q&A with Lisa Stevens!
by Guest Blogger: Naomi Melvin on July 25, 2016 in Toronto

Recently I sat down with our director and co-choreographer, Lisa Stevens, to chat about our version of Footloose and her personal process in relation to building theatre. As I've said before, we are lucky. As someone who has intensively observed the rehearsal process (I love rehearsal), I have sat in awe of Lisa's direction. Specifically, I find her vocabulary lends itself beautifully to moving the work in a forward direction. Her style is streamlined along with plenty of room to play. And Lisa is so underneath each character and their relationships that, with her guidance, there's a stronger connection between the actor and his or her role. With her list of credits and accolades, Lisa has brought the know-how of the business to rehearsal, imparting on us indispensable tools essential to the artist's working life. As the cast filtered out for lunch, I joined Lisa behind the creative team's table and opened our discussion.  (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 24 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 24
by Audition Roundup on July 24, 2016 in Toronto

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 24, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Creative Team Revealed for Garth Drabinksy's SOUSATZKA Creative Team Revealed for Garth Drabinksy's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2016 in Toronto

The Globe and Mail stated, 'Craig Lucas (also a Tony winner for The Light in the Piazza) wrote the adaptation - which moves part of the action to South Africa, while the songs were by the composer/lyricist team David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr., whose Broadway outings are 1983's Baby and 1996's Big. Two designers who just won Tony awards for Hamilton were also involved - Paul Tazewell (costumes) and Howell Binkley (lighting).' (more...)
NO FUN Comes to 2016 SummerWorks Performance Festival NO FUN Comes to 2016 SummerWorks Performance Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2016 in Toronto

Following sold-out performances at the 2014 Montreal Fringe Festival and a critically acclaimed run at Tangente Danse during Pop Montreal in 2015, choreographer Helen Simard hits Toronto audiences this August with NO FUN: an interdisciplinary dance performance inspired by the music and movement of punk icon Iggy Pop. (more...)
Harbourfront Centre to Present BEATS, BREAKS, AND CULTURE: THE BRIDGE Harbourfront Centre to Present BEATS, BREAKS, AND CULTURE: THE BRIDGE
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2016 in Toronto

Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce the return of Beats, Breaks & Culture: The Bridge, August 5-7, with a vibrating mix of live music, DJs and dance, celebrating the intersection of hip-hop and electronic music. (more...)
THE LAST DONNELLY STANDING at the Blyth Festival THE LAST DONNELLY STANDING at the Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2016 in Toronto

The final show of Blyth Festival's 42nd season - The Last Donnelly Standing - begins August 4 and plays until September 2 in Blyth's Memorial Hall. Conceived and created by Paul Thompson, Gil Garratt, and Beth Kates, directed by Thompson and starring Garratt, The Last Donnelly Standing is the ultimate fiery epilogue to the bloody Biddulph Feud. Reserve your seats by calling the Box Office at 519.523.9300, Toll Free1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com. (more...)
DUSK DANCES Opens in Toronto August 1 DUSK DANCES Opens in Toronto August 1
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2016 in Toronto

DUSK DANCES, now in its 22nd year, will be presented at Withrow Park August 1 - 7, and will feature 5 contemporary dance pieces by local Canadian choreographers and dancers. Thousands of families and friends will be coming down to witness high quality dance pieces by Award-Winning artists.    (more...)
Harbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This Weekend Harbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2016 in Toronto

Harbourfront Centre is excited to present the inaugural Shield To Shore Festival, showcasing the cultural riches of the St. Lawrence River corridor, from Ontario to Atlantic Canada, July 22-24. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/22; LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, HUNCHBACK at Ogunquit, BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/22; LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, HUNCHBACK at Ogunquit, BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 22, 2016 in Toronto

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Chicago, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LuPone/Ebersole in Goodman Theatre's WAR PAINT, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit, and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe, just to name a few. (more...)
Harbourfront Centre to Welcome Return of ISLAND SOUL During Caribbean Carnival Harbourfront Centre to Welcome Return of ISLAND SOUL During Caribbean Carnival
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2016 in Toronto

Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce the return of Island Soul, during the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, with a focus on a renaissance of Caribbean culture and traditions, July 29 - August 1. (more...)
BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Life in Double BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Life in Double
by Guest Blogger: Naomi Melvin on July 20, 2016 in Toronto

Theatre in Toronto is moving and shaking. This city has a consistent flow of productions year-round, but the summer is a particularly exciting time to celebrate home-grown work. On June 27, the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards took place at the Harbourfront Centre. The ceremony recognizes Toronto-based creators in theatre, dance and opera spanning 48 categories. I had the honour of attending the awards on behalf of Randolph Academy and was reminded of how diverse, vibrant and hard-working our theatre community is. Many post-Dora commentators regarded Bruce Dow's outstanding job as host. His undeniable humour did not deter from socially charged commentary on the state of our community's compensation. Bruce also directed the audience's attention to the world stage, advising that artists must continue to unite globally in the wake of political events happening around the world. The breadth of work being created in this city is astounding. Repeatedly, I heard award recipients talk about persistence in this industry. Years and years of creative trial have led to works formally recognized. It is a profession worth its weight in blood, but worth every beautiful drop. I left the awards wanting to see more theatre, learn more about the veterans in the room and take a whole list of people out for coffee.  (more...)
MIDNIGHT ON A MONDAY Opens 7/20 at The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theatre MIDNIGHT ON A MONDAY Opens 7/20 at The WorkShop Theater's Jewel Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2016 in Toronto

A subway platform proves a fascinating setting for this relationship comedy about the bond formed between two strangers - a struggling sitcom writer and a subway kiosk owner. After midnight, these women from different worlds connect in fascinating and poignant ways. (more...)
Dirty Bird Theatre Presents SONGS AND SCREAMS at Social Capital Theatre Dirty Bird Theatre Presents SONGS AND SCREAMS at Social Capital Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2016 in Toronto

BroadwayWorld Toronto Award-winner Nathaniel Bacon and Kit Boulter reunite with music director Mike Ross and the band from their smash hit production of 'Hedwig and The Angry Inch' for a night of music and horror! (more...)
Harbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This Weekend Harbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2016 in Toronto

Harbourfront Centre is excited to present the inaugural Shield To Shore Festival, showcasing the cultural riches of the St. Lawrence River corridor, from Ontario to Atlantic Canada, July 22-24. (more...)
Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD, Starring Benedict Campbell, at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2016 in Toronto

Jackie Maxwell concludes her 14-year tenure as the Shaw Festival's Artistic Director with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – A Musical Thriller, by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim. Previews of her production of this compelling musical thriller, with its unusual take on the notion of “eat or be eaten”, began its limited run July 17 – with additional matinees already added for October 18 and 19. (more...)
2015/16: A record-breaking season for the TSO 2015/16: A record-breaking season for the TSO
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2016 in Toronto

The 2015/16 season ends on a positive note for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). The TSO concludes the 2015/16 season with a surplus of revenues over expenses for a third consecutive year. (more...)
Original Kids Theatre Company to Stage Canadian Youth Premiere of SCHOOL OF ROCK Original Kids Theatre Company to Stage Canadian Youth Premiere of SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2016 in Toronto

Original Kids Theatre Company to present first Canadian youth production of SCHOOL OF ROCK (more...)
IF TRUTH BE TOLD at the Blyth Festival through September IF TRUTH BE TOLD at the Blyth Festival through September
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2016 in Toronto

This real life flashpoint is the inspiration for If Truth Be Told, a gripping new play by Beverley Cooper receiving its world premiere this summer at the Blyth Festival from July 27 to September 3 in Blyth's Memorial Hall. Reserve your seats by calling the Box Office at519.523.9300, Toll Free 1.877.862.5984 or online at blythfestival.com. (more...)
Victoria Clark, Montego Glover and Tsidii Le Loka Take Part in Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky's MADAME SOUSATZKA Workshop Victoria Clark, Montego Glover and Tsidii Le Loka Take Part in Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky's MADAME SOUSATZKA Workshop
by Jessica Khan on July 14, 2016 in Toronto

The New York Post writes that convicted forger and producer Garth Drabinsky is planning his next stage project. Rumor is Drabinsky, producing via entertainment company StageVentures, has booked Toronto's Elgin Theatre for a new musical based on the 1988 film MADAME SOUSATZKA, which he produced, starring Shirley MacLaine. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/15; SEUSSICAL at Music Circus, GREY GARDENS at Ahmanson and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/15; SEUSSICAL at Music Circus, GREY GARDENS at Ahmanson and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 15, 2016 in Toronto

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Sacramento, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE MUSIC MAN at Cape Playhouse, SEUSSICAL at California Music Circus, and GREY GARDENS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. (more...)
More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2016 in Toronto

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)
Wavestage Theatre Company to Present RAGTIME THE MUSICAL, 7/14-17 Wavestage Theatre Company to Present RAGTIME THE MUSICAL, 7/14-17
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2016 in Toronto

Wavestage Theatre Company enters its 22nd Season with a limited engagement of RAGTIME THE MUSICAL at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts this summer! The production will run from July 14-17 with a talented cast of 58 performers. (more...)
Black Comedy THE DANCE OF DEATH Begins Previews Tomorrow at Shaw Festival Black Comedy THE DANCE OF DEATH Begins Previews Tomorrow at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2016 in Toronto

THE DANCE OF DEATH, August Strindberg's groundbreaking play in a new version by renowned Irish playwright Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival's Studio Theatre. (more...)





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