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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC and More!Regional: BWay Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in MN, HARVEY MILK in DC...
Posted: Apr. 29, 2016

Road to Opening Week 7: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night MusicCynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
Posted: May. 2, 2016

CTV to Air 70th Annual TONY AWARDS Across Canada This JuneCTV to Air 70th Annual TONY AWARDS Across Canada This June
Posted: May. 3, 2016

SHOW CHOIR THE MUSICAL Makes Canada Premiere Tonight, 4/30SHOW CHOIR THE MUSICAL Makes Canada Premiere Tonight, 4/30
Posted: Apr. 30, 2016

Jaybird Productions to Present URINETOWN THE MUSICAL This SpringJaybird Productions to Present URINETOWN THE MUSICAL This Spring
Posted: Apr. 28, 2016

Road to Opening Week 11: Matt Armet on 4 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at StratfordMatt Armet on 4 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
Posted: May. 2, 2016

BWW Review: Stratford Festival HD's THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES Shines on the Big ScreenStratford Festival HD's THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES Shines on the Big Screen
Posted: May. 2, 2016

Bruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date SetBruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date Set
Posted: Apr. 28, 2016

BWW Review: A Bright Vision Brings BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM to LifeBWW Review: A Bright Vision Brings BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM to Life
Posted: May. 2, 2016

Lisa Horner to Star in BELLES SOEURS: THE MUSICAL at Confederation CentreLisa Horner to Star in BELLES SOEURS: THE MUSICAL at Confederation Centre
Posted: May. 3, 2016

Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into OctoberToronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October
Posted: Apr. 29, 2016

French Guitarist Pierre Bensusan to Perform in Toronto, 5/7French Guitarist Pierre Bensusan to Perform in Toronto, 5/7
Posted: Apr. 28, 2016

REDHEADED COFFEESHOP GIRL to Tour UK, Canada This SummerREDHEADED COFFEESHOP GIRL to Tour UK, Canada This Summer
Posted: Apr. 28, 2016

Hart House Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonHart House Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
Posted: May. 3, 2016

Toronto's SOULO Theatre Festival to Feature Dramas, Lectures & MoreToronto's SOULO Theatre Festival to Feature Dramas, Lectures & More
Posted: May. 2, 2016

One Billion Rising Toronto, Young People's Theatre to Present EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Benefit METRACOne Billion Rising Toronto, YPT to Present EMOTIONAL CREATURE
Posted: May. 3, 2016

CIRCUS SESSIONS 2016 Set for Harbourfront CentreCIRCUS SESSIONS 2016 Set for Harbourfront Centre
Posted: May. 2, 2016

Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto Hosts 'SOUNDS OF SCIENCE'Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto Hosts 'SOUNDS OF SCIENCE'
Posted: May. 3, 2016

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This SpringTarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
Posted: May. 4, 2016

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk on May 04, 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...)
Lisa Horner to Star in BELLES SOEURS: THE MUSICAL at Confederation Centre Lisa Horner to Star in BELLES SOEURS: THE MUSICAL at Confederation Centre
by BWW News Desk on May 03, 2016

Confederation Centre is proud to present the explosive new musical BELLES SOEURS: THE MUSICAL this September as the closing production of The Charlottetown Festival season. (more...)
One Billion Rising Toronto, Young People's Theatre to Present EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Benefit METRAC One Billion Rising Toronto, Young People's Theatre to Present EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Benefit METRAC
by BWW News Desk on May 03, 2016

One Billion Rising Toronto, with the generous support of Young People's Theatre and Children's Peace Theatre, is pleased to present the return of EMOTIONAL CREATURE by Eve Ensler, in a new production directed by Tanisha Taitt. (more...)
CTV to Air 70th Annual TONY AWARDS Across Canada This June CTV to Air 70th Annual TONY AWARDS Across Canada This June
by BWW News Desk on May 03, 2016

With nominations announced today, CTV now heads into summer with a triple-threat of big acquisitions as the network confirmed today it has acquired the exclusive Canadian rights to THE 70(TH) ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, airing Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and on the CTV GO app. (more...)
Hart House Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season Hart House Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 03, 2016

Hart House Theatre, the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919, is proud to announce its 2016/2017 season. (more...)
BWW Review: Stratford Festival HD's THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES Shines on the Big Screen BWW Review: Stratford Festival HD's THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES Shines on the Big Screen
by Jason Carlos on May 02, 2016

Stratford Festival HD's 2016 film series comes to a triumphant end with the release of THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES on Saturday, May 7 at Cineplex theatres across the country, with encore screenings on Thursday, May 12. This live recording on the 2015 Stratford Festival hit is beautifully translated to the big screen in a sweeping production involving 10 cameras and 128 tracks of sounds to create an immersive, high-definition, surround-sound production. The original 2015 production, directed by Scott Wentworth gains eternal life through this screen adaptation directed by Barry Avrich. (more...)
Road to Opening Week 11: Matt Armet on 4 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford Road to Opening Week 11: Matt Armet on 4 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet on May 02, 2016

Over the last couple seasons here at the Stratford Festival, I have become very good friends with two members of our company. Alexandra (Alex) Herzog and Gabriel (Gabe) Antonacci. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you are probably aware that Alex and I, and her cat, (Mogli) are currently in year two of being roommates. Gabe, on the other hand, is one of my best friends and while we were Pinball Lads 1 & 2 in The Who's Tommy here in 2013, he claimed status as my 'Show-Boyfriend' (even though he's married to his beautiful wife Robin.) (more...)
Road to Opening Week 7: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music Road to Opening Week 7: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale on May 02, 2016

We stood in a rehearsal room with our hearts beating full and hard, and sang with the orchestra for the first time. We listened to the extraordinary beauty of Stephen Sondheim's music played by some of the best musicians around. We heard the arrangements that Jonathan Tunick so masterfully created. We let the glorious music wash over us and inform our interpretations. We are all keenly aware of how unbelievably lucky we are that we get to play in this special sandbox this year - 'A Little Night Music' - here at the Stratford Festival. (more...)
Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto Hosts 'SOUNDS OF SCIENCE' Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto Hosts 'SOUNDS OF SCIENCE'
by BWW News Desk on May 03, 2016

For the very first time a live audience will witness how music helps heal certain medical conditions. Tonight, May 3, the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto will host Sounds of Science: Music, Technology, Medicine from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the University's MacMillan Theatre. (more...)
CIRCUS SESSIONS 2016 Set for Harbourfront Centre CIRCUS SESSIONS 2016 Set for Harbourfront Centre
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2016

Circus arts and contemporary dance blend together in the female-centric performance created for CIRCUS SESSIONS 2016, the culmination of a week-long creative laboratory featuring Canadian and American circus artists presented by Toronto's Femmes du Feu. Two daring performances will be presented on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 8pm at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of the Harbourfront's NextSteps dance series. (more...)
Toronto's SOULO Theatre Festival to Feature Dramas, Lectures & More Toronto's SOULO Theatre Festival to Feature Dramas, Lectures & More
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2016

This year's creator/performer line up features Rachelle Elie in her original musical comedy solo extravaganza Shit I'm In Love With You Again, local comedian and actor Daniel Stolfitraces his comedy roots in Finding Funny, life coach and sage advisor Darlene Chrissley shares her life philosophies in In Chaos I Trust, storytelling favourite and Canadian Screen Award-winner Rob Norman's I Like You, Do You Like Me? reveals his past and asks the audience to consider their own histories. Improv superstar Natasha Boomer shares exactly what it feels like when you go from guru to corporate liability in All Fired Up, Richard Lett's Sober But Never Clean follows his 30 year career as a comedian, poet, singer-songwriter and more, through the depths of addiction and back again and Broadway veteran Bill Bowers breaks his silence about growing up gay in Montana, studying with Marcel Marceau and life on the Great White Way in It Goes Without Saying. Four SOULO Theatre alumni each present an original autobiographical ten minute show in the second SOULO Salon: Nicola Elbro returns to the SOULO Festival in #grateful, Morgan Joy presents her puppet dramedy The Life Boat, Amish Patel talks eating disorders and comedy in Fat Shamed By My Mom and Silvi Santososhares songs and stories of life as a new immigrant in Bedazzled. (more...)
BWW Review: A Bright Vision Brings BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM to Life BWW Review: A Bright Vision Brings BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM to Life
by Jason Carlos on May 02, 2016

Canadian Stage's 2015/2016 season comes to a close with the world premiere of two plays by acclaimed Governor General's Award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill. The work is a collaboration with Canadian Stage and the Department of Theatre at York University which presents a bold double bill that combines a vivacious take on Renaissance art history and a gripping adaptation of a biblical tale. BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM are directed by Matjash Mrozewki and Estelle Shook respectively, both 2015 graduates of York University's MFA Program in Theatre - Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage. Starring Salvatore Antonio, Valerie Buhagiar, Nicola Correia-Damude, Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Christopher Morris and Alon Nashman, the double bill is an outstanding showcase of a bright theatrical vision brought to life with an outstanding creative team. (more...)
SHOW CHOIR THE MUSICAL Makes Canada Premiere Tonight, 4/30 SHOW CHOIR THE MUSICAL Makes Canada Premiere Tonight, 4/30
by BWW News Desk on April 30, 2016

Show Choir - The Musical premieres in Canada tonight, April 30, 2016 featuring the Winnipeg Studio Theatre Adult Ensemble. The performance will take place at 8:00pm CDT for one night only at The Met Entertainment Centre- 281 Donald Street in Winnipeg, MB Canada. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at winnipegstudiotheatre.com. (more...)
Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October
by BWW News Desk on April 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, David Mirvish has announced that the Canadian premiere production of The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has extended its run through October 16, 2016.  (more...)
Jaybird Productions to Present URINETOWN THE MUSICAL This Spring Jaybird Productions to Present URINETOWN THE MUSICAL This Spring
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 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, May 17-19 in support of local charity. (more...)
REDHEADED COFFEESHOP GIRL to Tour UK, Canada This Summer REDHEADED COFFEESHOP GIRL to Tour UK, Canada This Summer
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2016

Rebecca Perry Productions is pleased to announce that both its original hit show CONFESSIONS OF A REDHEADED COFFEESHOP GIRL ('Confessions') and its standalone follow-up show ADVENTURES OF A REDHEADED COFFESHOP GIRL ('Adventures') will be touring this summer and fall. (more...)
French Guitarist Pierre Bensusan to Perform in Toronto, 5/7 French Guitarist Pierre Bensusan to Perform in Toronto, 5/7
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2016

On Saturday, May 7, internationally-renowned French-Algerian acoustic guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan (www.pierrebensusan.com) will once again grace the stage in the gorgeous acoustics of Saint Stephen-in-the-Fields Church on his 2016 North American tour - as part of his fifth decade of worldwide touring! His last concert (in the same venue) was 2 years ago - to a full house audience. (more...)
Bruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date Set Bruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date Set
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC and More! Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/29; Broadway Hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, HARVEY MILK in DC and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of Broadway hopeful DIARY OF A WIMPY KID in Minneapolis, I AM ANNE HUTCHINSON/I AM HARVEY MILK starring Kristin Chenoweth and Andrew Lippa in DC, and a revival of THE FANTASTICKS in LA, just to name a few. (more...)
New Adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND Begins Previews Today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre New Adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND Begins Previews Today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2016

Director Peter Hinton's highly anticipated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's beloved tale Alice in Wonderland begins previews today at The Shaw's Festival Theatre. (more...)
Kristof Brandl Recipient of the Prism Prize's Arthur Lipsett Award Kristof Brandl Recipient of the Prism Prize's Arthur Lipsett Award
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2016

The Prism Prize has announced the recipient of the Arthur Lipsett Award is Kristof Brandl, who is also a Prism Prize Top Ten nominee this year as the director for Le Fantome by Monogrenade.  (more...)
Young People's Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season Young People's Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2016

Artistic Director Allen MacInnis and Executive Director Nancy Webster are pleased to announce the 2016/17 Season at Young People's Theatre (YPT), a year that marks the return of two of YPT's most popular musicals, both based on children's literature classics: SeussicalTM and Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. (more...)
Choir! Choir! Choir! to Remember Prince at Massey Hall, 5/2 Choir! Choir! Choir! to Remember Prince at Massey Hall, 5/2
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2016

On April 21st, 2016 Prince Rogers Nelson passed away at the age of 57. His death is the sad end of an era, but his legacy as a musical genius and cultural icon will live on. In honour of Prince's legacy on Monday, May 2nd Choir! Choir! Choir! invite the people of Toronto to perform one of his most beloved songs, 'When Doves Cry' in three-part harmony at the iconic Massey Hall. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Regent Park School of Music, a non-profit community music school whose mandate is to provide music education to underprivileged youth in Regent Park and other areas of the City of Toronto, and Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall's Share the Music education and outreach program. (more...)
k.d. lang, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation & Jon Kimura Parker Receive Honorary Fellowships from The Royal Conservatory k.d. lang, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation & Jon Kimura Parker Receive Honorary Fellowships from The Royal Conservatory
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2016

Iconic singer-songwriter k.d. lang, the generous and innovative W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and the celebrated concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker will be named Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory at the organization's signature fundraising event, The Royal Occasion, on May 12, 2016. The Honorary Fellowship is the highest designation conferred by The Royal Conservatory. (more...)
Road to Opening Week 10: Matt Armet on 5 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford Road to Opening Week 10: Matt Armet on 5 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet on April 25, 2016

Last Saturday was arguably one of the toughest days of rehearsal all year. We started our day with a really great second dress run of the show which started at 1:45PM. This last dress rehearsal was almost as busy out in the house as it was for us on stage. We still had all of the production tables in the centre of the house for sound, lighting, and our director. Then we added an invited audience of roughly 500 people, about four video cameras for b-roll footage, plus two roaming photographers taking still shots. It was wonderful! The excitement before the show was high. It was very exciting to finally have an audience to find out if jokes would land and where we might have to hold longer for applause. The audience was mainly made up of friends of the cast and friends of the Festival. So the true test came on Tuesday when we had our first preview audience. (more...)





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