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Brent Carver's New Album Receives a Long-Awaited Posthumous Release

Discover the long-awaited release of Brent Carver's posthumous album, now available for streaming on various platforms. Fans of the acclaimed actor and singer can finally enjoy his musical talent and commemorate his legacy.

Watershed Festival Presents The World Premiere Of THE LANCASHIRE LASS

See the much-anticipated world-premiere of The Lancashire Lass, a major new musical by award-winning Canadian music theatre creator Leslie Arden.

TIFT Announces Upcoming Season of Theatre in Argentina

Artistic Director Michael Torontow has announced further programming plans for a concurrent fall/winter 2022/23 season in Barrie and in Argentina.

TIFT Goes Beyond Borders Once Again With A Season Of Great Theatre In Argentina

Artistic Director Michael Torontow has announced further programming plans for a concurrent fall/winter 2022/23 season in Barrie and in Argentina.

Eclipse Theatre Co. Presents Original Canadian Song Cycle 'TIL THEN

Eclipse Theatre Company has announced the live presentation of 'TIL THEN, an original Canadian song cycle of 3 stories and 18 new songs by 24 writers including, Chantal Kreviazuk, Leslie Arden, Britta Johnson, Colleen & Akiva, Richard Ouzounian and many more.

Toronto Musical Concerts Presents THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE

The House of Martin Guerre, the epic Canadian musical by Leslie Arden (music, lyrics & co-book) and Anna Theresa Cascio (co-book) will be staged in concert in Toronto for the first time since 1997.

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Star and Beloved Stratford Veteran, Chilina Kennedy Talks her much Anticipated Return to the Stratford Festival in THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE

 Broadway star Chilina Kennedy returns to Stratford for a one night only in-concert performance of Leslie Arden's acclaimed Canadian musical THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE. Stratford audiences may remember Ms. Kennedy from her much lauded lead performances in WEST SIDE STORY, EVITA, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to name just a few. Since then, she transferred to Broadway with the rest of the company of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and then played over a thousand performances on Broadway as the title character in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Currently, she is starring as Dina in the national tour of THE BAND'S VISIT. BWW had the chance to speak with Ms. Kennedy a few days after she concluded the Toronto run of THE BAND'S VISIT. She shared her excitement to finally return to the Stratford Festival, and her passion for THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE.

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier will lead a star-studded ensemble in the special concert version of Leslie Arden's award-winning musical The House of Martin Guerre. Directed by Richard Ouzounian, the show will be performed one night only on November 4 at Stratford's Avon Theatre.

Chilina Kennedy To Headline The House Of Martin Guerre In Concert At The Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival has announced that Chilina Kennedy will headline a musical Forum Showcase on November 4 at Stratford's Avon Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for Chilina Kennedy in The House of Martin Guerre in Concert.

TIFT Closes The 17th Season With A Double Bill Of World Premieres

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) offers an evening of two world premiere productions, written by and starring two fiercely talented female talents. One short piece is a modern re-imagining of a classic text and the other a personal account of trauma and the tools to survive - but both are triumphant feats of talent, passion, and genuine honesty.  

Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival

Sparkling with Oscar Wilde's inimitable wit, Lezlie Wade's production of An Ideal Husband begins previews today at the Avon Theatre.

Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival

Sparkling with Oscar Wilde's inimitable wit, Lezlie Wade's production of An Ideal Husband begins previews today at the Avon Theatre.

Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project Launches Four New Musicals

Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), where the hit Broadway musical Come From Away was first developed, will provide audiences with the chance to be among the first to see CMTP's four new projects.

Benefit Concert Aims to Raise Funds and Awareness for War Amps CHAMP (Child Amputee) Program

Broadway performer David Connolly and BroadwayWorld.com Senior Editor Taylor Long present BOTH, a cabaret fundraiser in support of the War Amps CHAMP (Child Amputee) Program.

Benefit Concert Aims to Raise Funds and Awareness for War Amps CHAMP (Child Amputee) Program

Broadway performer David Connolly and BroadwayWorld.com Senior Editor Taylor Long present BOTH, a cabaret fundraiser in support of the War Amps CHAMP (Child Amputee) Program.

BWW Review: Marion Abbott Productions' WOMEN OF MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

Toronto's Women of Musical Theatre Festival concluded a week ago today. My conclusion? More please.

Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project Announces 2017 Line-Up

Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), under the leadership of Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean, Visual and Performing Arts, is an international centre of excellence for the development of new musicals in Canada. Since its inception in 2011, 15 shows have been incubated and continue their development in various stages: Four have enjoyed professional premieres, including Come From Away, which opened on Broadway in 2017 and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical.

AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN SCHWARTZ Coming to Toronto This May

A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an intimate evening of music and Broadway memories with Stephen Schwartz, the Tony, Oscar, and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist of the classic musicals Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell, the Walt Disney films The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Pocahontas, and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt.

Chilina Kennedy and More to Join Stephen Schwartz at Mirvish This May

A once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an intimate evening of music and Broadway memories with Stephen Schwartz, the Tony, Oscar, and Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist of the classic musicals Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell, the Walt Disney films The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted, and Pocahontas, and the DreamsWorks film The Prince of Egypt.

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions.

Leslie Arden FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Leslie Arden has written 2 shows including The House of Martin Guerre (Composer/Lyricist), One Step Forward (Bookwriter).

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