Photo Flash: Young People's Theatre Presents SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Young People's Theatre is proud to present a brand new production of Seussical. An all-time favourite at YPT, this fantastical musical exemplifies the philosophy that 'a person's a person no matter how small'. It's a Seuss-a-deussical treat for the Holidays! (more...)

COMMUNION Playwright Daniel MacIvor Set for Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

This Today, October 1, 2016 between 1-2pm, celebrated Obie Award-Winning playwright, Daniel MacIvor, who will be at The Drama Book Shop to meet and greet fans and sign copies of his plays. (more...)

COMMUNION Playwright Daniel MacIvor Set for Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

This Saturday, October 1, 2016 between 1-2pm, celebrated Obie Award-Winning playwright, Daniel MacIvor, who will be at The Drama Book Shop to meet and greet fans and sign copies of his plays. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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...)

BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Khori Michelle Petinaud of Broadway's ALADDIN
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 30, 2016

Khori Petinaud was more of an athlete as a child yet she still sashayed around her house in tutus, tiaras, and dance slippers. She didn't actually start formal ballet classes until she was thirteen. Having been bitten by the 'ballet bug' was, in a word, transformative. Given her age, the young Petinaud was not one to waste time. She attended the summer program at Dance Theatre of Harlem that very same year. Eventually she discovered her love of modern dance while studying at Alvin Ailey and subsequently attended Tisch School of the Arts where she received her BFA in dance. Her foray into musical theatre was with the national tour of The Color Purple. (more...)

BWW Review: THE JUDAS KISS Seduces at BAM
by Matt Hanson - Jun 21, 2016

Fade in. Orgasm. Poem. Fade out. There is comedy. There is tragedy. And then there is the story of how Oscar Wilde was duped for his lust over an English Lord. (more...)

Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Adds One Final Performance at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Although the Royal Alexandra Theatre will close for six months for a major renovation as soon as the show closes, the producers of KINKY BOOTS have managed to squeeze in one more final performance of the immensely popular musical.  The extra show, added to keep up with demand, will be performed on Sunday, May 15 at 7PM.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YPT's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The 50th Anniversary Season at Young People's Theatre (YPT) reaches a crescendo with THE WIZARD OF OZ, one of the most beloved musicals of the twentieth century. Filled with all the magic and wonder of L. Frank Baum's masterpiece, YPT will offer a refreshing new take on the classic musical, including a number that was cut from the original movie. THE WIZARD OF OZ will be presented on the Mainstage now through May 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for Tarragon's THE SUMMONED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Tarragon Theatre's world premiere of The Summoned by celebrated Canadian actor and screenwriter Fabrizio Filippo, now making his Tarragon playwriting debut with this twisted technological thriller that  takes audiences on a whirlwind ride from the past and into the future of the digital age. Directed by Tarragon's Artistic Director Richard Rose, The Summoned previews from April 20, opens April 27 and runs to May 29 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Toronto audiences refuse to let KINKY BOOTS end at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The show, which had its Canadian debut on June 16, 2015, was originally booked for a 12-week run. The demand from audiences was so strong, it has already been extended three times. In fact, GASLIGHT, which was supposed to play at the Royal Alex was moved to a reconfigured Ed Mirvish Theatre, so that KINKY BOOTS could be extended. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Extends Again in Toronto; GASLIGHT, with GAME OF THRONES Stars, Moves Venues
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Sometimes success breeds problems. This is the case with KINKY BOOTS, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that began a highly acclaimed and popular Canadian production on June 16, 2015 at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre. KINKY BOOTS will now extend performances through March 6, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: ALADDIN's Genie, James Monroe Iglehart, Works His Magic At The Drama Book Shop
by Michael Dale - Nov 2, 2015

The Tony winning song and dance Genie takes time out to give an impromptu plug for the New York institution. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon Theatre's THE TROUBLE WITH MR. ADAMS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of THE TROUBLE WITH MR. ADAMS by acclaimed actor and playwright Gord Rand. Directed by Lisa Peterson (Shaw Festival's The Philanderer with Rand in the title role), this revealing comic tragedy is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, October 28, running through November 29 in Tarragon's Extraspace. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Tarragon Theatre remounts AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, a huge critical and popular success for the theatre last year. A contemporary mirror for our times, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE opens tonight, October 14, and runs to November 1 in Tarragon's Mainspace. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive: Charlottetown Festival to Present Re-Imagined MAMMA MIA in 2016
by Racheal McCaig - Oct 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld has exclusive details on what productions Artistic Director Adam Brazier is bringing to the Charlottetown Festival next year. Along with perennial favourite Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, the main stage line up kicks off with Mamma Mia! - which just recently closed on Broadway. This will be the first time since the original North American production debuted in Toronto that the show will be re-imagined and performed as a non replica production in Canada (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present a huge audience favourite for the Holidays in their 50th Anniversary Season: Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang. A signature production in YPT's history, this action-packed musical - the company's most-produced show and amongst its most beloved - will feature new music and lyrics by talented young song-writing duo, Britta and Anika Johnson.   (more...)

BWW Review: Toronto Says 'YEAH' To Kinky Boots
by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2015

There's a party happening every day at The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto - and that party is the Canadian production of Kinky Boots which opened Sunday night. The mostly Canadian cast, save for American newcomer Alan Mingo Jr. as Lola earned a standing ovation from the opening night audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Performances for the Canadian premiere production of Broadway's Kinky Boots, began June 16 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre!  Media night is Sunday June 28 at 6:00pm (which also happens to be Pride Day). Check out a first look below! (more...)

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