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Toronto Musical Concerts Presents THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE Photo Toronto Musical Concerts Presents THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2020

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 Photo 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
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 27, 2019

 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 Photo Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2019

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 Fe Photo Chilina Kennedy To Headline The House Of Martin Guerre In Concert At The Stratford Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2019

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 Photo TIFT Closes The 17th Season With A Double Bill Of World Premieres
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2019

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 Photo Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

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 Photo Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival
by Julie Musbach - May 11, 2018

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 Photo Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project Launches Four New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

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)  Photo Benefit Concert Aims to Raise Funds and Awareness for War Amps CHAMP (Child Amputee) Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

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)  Photo Benefit Concert Aims to Raise Funds and Awareness for War Amps CHAMP (Child Amputee) Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

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
by Taylor Long - Aug 1, 2017

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
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 6, 2017

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
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

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!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

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.

Theatre 20 Sets 2015-16 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 18, 2015

Under the stars on the patio at Vagabondo Italian Ristorante + Lounge in downtown Toronto, Theatre 20 announced its 2015/2016 season. The sold-out event, which included food, drinks, and a first glimpse into the season, also included preview performances from the upcoming season presented by Nathan Carroll, Colleen Dauncey, Lauren Toffan, Kevin Dennis, Nora McLellan, and David Keeley, with musical accompaniment provided byScott Christian and Mark Selby.

Clyde Alves, Chilina Kennedy and More Set for BLAME CANADA! at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Final casting has been announced for BLAME CANADA!, an evening featuring the best in Canadian musical theatre happening at 54 BELOW on Monday, June 15 at 9:30pm. Clyde Alves, who currently stars as Ozzie in the Broadway revival of On The Town, hosts the evening that celebrates work by members of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC).

BLAME CANADA! Coming to 54 Below, 6/15
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 1, 2015

The Canadians are back! 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BLAME CANADA! Join us for an evening of the best in Canadian musical theatre as we present a concert of songs by members of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC). This year BLAME CANADA! is going global, with concerts in New York City, Toronto, Vancouver, and London. Founded by Landon Braverman and Joseph Trefler, CMTWC is a new national organization devoted to supporting and promoting the work of Canadian musical theatre writers both at home and abroad.

Sheridan Hosts Inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project Festival, Now thru 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP) Festival will take place this week, from today, November 6 to 8 at Sheridan's Oakville campus, and on November 9 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto.

Sheridan to Host Inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project Festival, 11/6-9
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 4, 2014

The inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP) Festival will take place this week, from November 6 to 8 at Sheridan's Oakville campus, and on November 9 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto.

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