Toronto's Why Not Theatre Will Produce a New Stage Adaptation of MAHABHARATA With an All-South Asian Cast Toronto's Why Not Theatre Will Produce a New Stage Adaptation of MAHABHARATA With an All-South Asian Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Toronto's innovative Why Not Theatre (Founding Artistic Director Ravi Jain; Managing Director Owais Lightwala; Executive Producer Kelly Read) will produce a new stage adaptation of the epic Sanskrit poem, Mahabharata, commissioned and presented by the prestigious Shaw Festival. (more...)

FRAME OF MIND Explores The Lived Experience Of Mental Health Through Dance FRAME OF MIND Explores The Lived Experience Of Mental Health Through Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Do individuals with mental health diagnoses really need to transform themselves to 'fit' into society or can we reimagine a society without barriers? This question is at the heart of FRAME OF MIND, a new production from award-winning dance company Propeller Dance, on at Great Canadian Theatre Company from June 19 - 21. It features a full-length company work in addition to a community art project performed in partnership with the Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. (more...)

Anandam Dancetheatre Presents CONTEMPORANEITY 3.0 Anandam Dancetheatre Presents CONTEMPORANEITY 3.0
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

CONTEMPORANEITY 3.0 is a new presenting series by Anandam Dance theatre in partnership with Toronto Dance Theatre, featuring new works and works-in-progress by artists practicing in Asian, African, Latin American, Arab and Indigenous dance forms. CONTEMPORANEITY 3.0 features dance pieces by NOVA DANCE (Toronto), MIX MIX DANCE COLLECTIVE (Toronto), and PADMINI CHETTUR (India). This new series will be presented April 3 - 6, 2019 at Toronto Dance Theatre. (more...)

Silence Presents Justin Gray & Synthesis, Today Silence Presents Justin Gray & Synthesis, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

This Today evening, October 26th, Silence proudly presents Justin Gray & Synthesis, a contemporary world-jazz ensemble that explores a captivating cross-cultural blend of Indian and western music. The ensemble features Justin Gray on Bass Veena & Electric Bass, Ted Quinlan on guitar, Drew Jurecka on Violin, Ed Hanley on tabla and Derek Gray on drums, percussion & Tibetan singing bowls. Bandleader Justin Gray is an award-winning bassist, composer and producer based out of Toronto, Canada. In 2010, he designed and co-created the bass veena, a multi-stringed instrument, which combines the fretless bass with elements inspired by various Indian stringed instruments. Justin is the first artist to perform on this instrument worldwide. (more...)

Silence Presents Justin Gray & Synthesis, 10/26 Silence Presents Justin Gray & Synthesis, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

This Friday evening, October 26th, Silence proudly presents Justin Gray & Synthesis, a contemporary world-jazz ensemble that explores a captivating cross-cultural blend of Indian and western music. The ensemble features Justin Gray on Bass Veena & Electric Bass, Ted Quinlan on guitar, Drew Jurecka on Violin, Ed Hanley on tabla and Derek Gray on drums, percussion & Tibetan singing bowls. Bandleader Justin Gray is an award-winning bassist, composer and producer based out of Toronto, Canada. In 2010, he designed and co-created the bass veena, a multi-stringed instrument, which combines the fretless bass with elements inspired by various Indian stringed instruments. Justin is the first artist to perform on this instrument worldwide. (more...)

Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

What happens to a family when its head has lost his grasp on reality and the family has no idea? The fault lines in this intergenerational conflict are exposed in Tragedie of Lear, arguably William Shakespeare's most compelling tragedy. In his directorial debut, Dora-nominated actor Ash Knight explores this startlingly timely masterpiece through the lens of mental health. (more...)

Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

What happens to a family when its head has lost his grasp on reality and the family has no idea? The fault lines in this intergenerational conflict are exposed in Tragedie of Lear, arguably William Shakespeare's most compelling tragedy. In his directorial debut, Dora-nominated actor Ash Knight explores this startlingly timely masterpiece through the lens of mental health. (more...)

Walter Borden to Lead Upcoming TRAGEDIE OF LEAR at Palmerston Library Theatre Walter Borden to Lead Upcoming TRAGEDIE OF LEAR at Palmerston Library Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

What happens to a family when its head has lost his grasp on reality and the family has no idea? The fault lines in this intergenerational conflict are exposed in Tragedie of Lear, arguably William Shakespeare's most compelling tragedy. In his directorial debut, Dora-nominated actor Ash Knight explores this startlingly timely masterpiece through the lens of mental health. (more...)

Walter Borden Stars in TRAGEDIE OF LEAR by William Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

What happens to a family when its head has lost his grasp on reality and the family has no idea? The fault lines in this intergenerational conflict are exposed in Tragedie of Lear, arguably William Shakespeare's most compelling tragedy. In his directorial debut, Dora-nominated actor Ash Knight explores this startlingly timely masterpiece through the lens of mental health. (more...)

Tarragon to Stage Bollywood-Inspired MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of a Bollywood-inspired adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing - set in Brampton, Ontario! (more...)

SPEAK LOW, SONGS OF LIFE AND LOVE, Tours and More Set for Canadian Opera Company, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

The Canadian Opera Company has announced its November 2013 lineup. Details below! (more...)

The Global Cabaret Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced details of the sixth annual Global Cabaret Festival. From today, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts once again becomes home to over 150 of Canada's leading performance artists staging over 15 original one-hour songbooks and cabarets. (more...)

The Global Cabaret Festival to Kick Off October 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Albert Schultz, Founding Artistic Director of Soulpepper Theatre Company, today announced details of the sixth annual Global Cabaret Festival. From Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts once again becomes home to over 150 of Canada's leading performance artists staging over 15 original one-hour songbooks and cabarets. (more...)

SPEAK LOW, SONGS OF LIFE AND LOVE, Tours and More Set for Canadian Opera Company, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

The Canadian Opera Company has announced its November 2013 lineup. Details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Expect Theatre's AWAKE, Part of Next Stage Festival, Jan 2-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

Expect Theatre premieres AWAKE as part of the 2013 Next Stage Theatre Festival which runs January 2-13, 2013. AWAKE was one of the most popular and socially relevant plays at the 2011 Fringe as well as a Globe and Mail Hot Ticket Pick. AWAKE gives audiences a glimpse into the lives of those we usually only read about in the headlines and runs at Factory Theatre's Mainspace from January 3-13. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

Expect Theatre to Present AWAKEas Part of the Next Stage Theatre Festival, Through 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

Expect Theatre will premiere AWAKE as part of the 2013 Next Stage Theatre Festival which runs January 2-13, 2013. AWAKE was one of the most popular and socially relevant plays at the 2011 Fringe as well as a Globe and Mail Hot Ticket Pick. AWAKE gives audiences a glimpse into the lives of those we usually only read about in the headlines and runs at Factory Theatre's Mainspace from January 3-13. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Expect Theatre's AWAKE, Part of Next Stage Festival, Now thru Jan 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Expect Theatre premieres AWAKE as part of the 2013 Next Stage Theatre Festival which runs today, January 2-13, 2013. AWAKE was one of the most popular and socially relevant plays at the 2011 Fringe as well as a Globe and Mail Hot Ticket Pick. AWAKE gives audiences a glimpse into the lives of those we usually only read about in the headlines and runs at Factory Theatre's Mainspace throug January 13. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Expect Theatre's AWAKE, Part of Next Stage Festival, Jan 2-13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

Expect Theatre premieres AWAKE as part of the 2013 Next Stage Theatre Festival which runs January 2-13, 2013. AWAKE was one of the most popular and socially relevant plays at the 2011 Fringe as well as a Globe and Mail Hot Ticket Pick. AWAKE gives audiences a glimpse into the lives of those we usually only read about in the headlines and runs at Factory Theatre's Mainspace from January 3-13. Meet the cast in the photos below! (more...)

COC Announces Free Concert Series at Bradshaw Theatre, 11/1 - 29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

The Canadian Opera Company announces its free concert series in the Richard Bradshaw Ampitheatre from November 1 - 29,2011. (more...)

COC Announces Free Concert Series at Bradshaw Theatre, 11/1 - 29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

The Canadian Opera Company announces its free concert series in the Richard Bradshaw Ampitheatre from November 1 - 29,2011. (more...)