ONCE, THE WILD PARTY & More Score 2015 Dora Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

At a press conference held June 1 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 236 nominations for 212 eligible productions for the 36th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which honour excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 23-29
by - May 29, 2015

Still trying to perfect your 2015 Tony Awards scorecard? Ate way too many Schmackary's cookies at Broadway Bakes this week and you are just coming out of a sugar coma? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Sail On! First Look at Mirvish's Reimagined TITANIC in Toronto; Could It Port on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

TITANIC is part of the Mirvish 2014-15 Subscription Season, playing through June 21, 2015 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. In this new reimagining of the musical, director Thom Southerland uses an ensemble cast, meaning that everyone in the cast plays two or three or more roles in the telling of the story.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CrazyLady's George F. Walker Double Bill, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

CrazyLady's presentation of A George F. Walker Double Bill includes the Toronto premiere of Parents Night and the world premiere of The Bigger Issue from one of Canada's most highly acclaimed playwrights. These two deeply humane but razor-sharp comedies run as a double bill, tonight, April 23 to May 17 (previews from April 21) at Theatre Passe Muraille's Mainspace. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EMILY'S PIANO Premiere at Young People's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Young People's Theatre presents the World Premiere of Emily's Piano. Adapted for the stage by Mark Cassidy from the novel by Charlotte Gingras, this honest portrayal of a young girl's emotional journey amid family upheavals will be presented on the Mainstage now through May 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Tarragon & Volcano's World Premiere of Hannah Moscovitch's INFINITY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Tarragon Theatre and Volcano Theatre present their co-production of the world premiere of Infinity, written by one of Canada's most prolific and acclaimed writers, 2014 Trillium Award winner and a Tarragon playwright-in-residence, Hannah Moscovitch. A shocking, funny and revelatory elegy to time and love, Infinity opens tonight, April 1 and runs to Sunday May 3 (previewing from March 25) in Tarragon's Extraspace, directed by Volcano's Artistic Director Ross Manson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon & Volcano's World Premiere of Hannah Moscovitch's INFINITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Tarragon Theatre and Volcano Theatre present their co-production of the world premiere of Infinity, written by one of Canada's most prolific and acclaimed writers, 2014 Trillium Award winner and a Tarragon playwright-in-residence, Hannah Moscovitch. A shocking, funny and revelatory elegy to time and love, Infinity opens Wednesday April 1 and runs to Sunday May 3 (previewing from March 25) in Tarragon's Extraspace, directed by Volcano's Artistic Director Ross Manson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tickets to RAIN's Chicago Return on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles go on sale to the public tomorrow, Friday, March 20 at 10 AM. Experience an all new show when the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, returns to Chicago to play the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) May 20-24, 2015. (more...)

ONCE Opens Today in Toronto Starring An All-Canadian Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

The Toronto production of the Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' Once plays performances through May 31, 2015. Performances for Once began on February 10 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto. Press night for Once is today, February 22 at 2PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Lake, Trish Lindstrom and More in All-Canadian ONCE at Mirvish
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Toronto production of the Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' Once recently extended performances through May 31, 2015. Performances for Once began on February 10 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto. Press night for Once is Sunday February 22 at 2PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon Theatre's WAITING ROOM World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of Waiting Room, written by the talented and multi-faceted Diane Flacks, and directed by the equally talented, multi-faceted Richard Greenblatt, teaming up for a second time as writer and director for Tarragon. This powerful new drama about diagnosis, prognosis and uncertainty opens tomorrow, January 14, 2015 and runs to February 15 (previews from January 6) in Tarragon's Mainspace. Six outstanding actors - Ari Cohen, Michelle Monteith, Jordan Pettle, Warona Setshwaelo, Jane Spidell, Jenny Young - are featured in this penetrating work. Scroll down for a first look at the show! (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Iglehart to Perform New Medley on THE VIEW Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

ALADDIN stars Adam Jacobs and Tony award-winner James Monroe Iglehart will appear on 'The View' tomorrow, Tuesday, December 9 to promote 'Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years' airing on ABC Sunday December 14 at 7pm ET. They will be performing a never-before-heard medley of songs from Aladdin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon Theare's SEXTET, Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of Sextet, written and directed by the prolific, award-winning Morris Panych, one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights and directors. Chock-full of Panych's trademark wit, this hilarious comic drama about six sexually entangled musicians on an ill-fated winter tour opens tomorrow, November 12 and runs to December 14 (previews from November 5) in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tarragon Theare's THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of The Bakelite Masterpiece, written by Tarragon playwright-in-residence Kate Cayley, directed by Tarragon's Artistic Director Richard Rose and starring two award-winning, powerhouse actors, Geordie Johnson and Irene Poole. Set in the Netherlands in the aftermath of World War II, this penetrating new play exploring art, forgery and war crimes opens October 29 and runs to November 30 (with previews from October 21) in Tarragon's Extraspace. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Review: 'AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE' Gets Lost in Translation
by Catherine Kustanczy - Sep 27, 2014

Henrik Ibsen's 1882 play An Enemy of the People is a powerful examination of the difficult and disturbing relationship between truth and power. It examines what happens to a scientist, Dr. Stockmann, and his family when he exposes ugly truths about health concerns related to the economically-vital baths in his town, and the social, political, and familial ramifications involved in his decision to stand by his work. (more...)

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES Returning to Chicago in April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that direct from their phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, makes its return to Chicago for one week only. RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles will play the Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) April 14 - 19, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/4/14 - INDIAN INK, WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, RED EYE OF LOVE and Two 'MONEY' Shows Start Tonight!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 4, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's an off-Broadway extravaganza, with INDIAN INK and THE MONEY SHOT starting previews, and THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, RED EYE OF LOVE and BAD WITH MONEY celebrating their openings tonight. Plus, the KINKY BOOTS tour launches in Vegas! (more...)

BWW Review: 'A TENDER THING' Fizzles and Frustrates
by Catherine Kustanczy - Aug 20, 2014

Ben Power's 2009 play A Tender Thing is a creative re-imagining of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, with the two title characters as older figures in a lifelong relationship. Soulpepper Theatre Company's current production (on at the Young Centre through October 1st) features real-life couple Joseph Ziegler and Nancy Palk as the two star-crossed lovers. Though their performances are filled with warmth and knowing, they can't escape an essentially dreary production that pulls away the beauty of Shakespeare's language, even as it revels in some over-theatricalized decisions that mute the genuine emotion sitting at the heart of a less-than-perfect work. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'TARTUFFE' Sparkles With Comedy And Drama
by Catherine Kustanczy - Aug 15, 2014

Underneath the riotous comedy of Moliere's 1664 play Tartuffe is a tough family drama examining ideas of trust, power, and hypocrisy. Soulpepper Theatre Company's new production (on now through September 20th at the Young Centre) underlines these themes while providing plenty of laughs and a smart, contemporary take on a classic work. (more...)

ALADDIN's Tony Winner James Monroe Iglehart Co-Hosts ABC's THE VIEW Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, will co-host ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show 'The View' today, July 25, 2014. 'The View' is broadcast live weekdays from New York City from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. (more...)

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