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Nominations for the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Awards Announced Photo Nominations for the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Awards Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2020

At an online media announcement - pre-taped in front of Meridian Hall with physically distanced protocols in place - streamed June 8 on the Dora Awards YouTube channel, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 243 nominations for the 41st annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

BWW Review: Stellar Cast Brings the Ramones to Life in Psychological Bio Play FOUR CH Photo BWW Review: Stellar Cast Brings the Ramones to Life in Psychological Bio Play FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN
by Isabella Perrone - Apr 28, 2019

End of the Century was the album that skyrocketed the Ramones into the public eye, and in FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN writer John Ross Bowie delves into the strain and tension that came with its recording sessions. The collaboration between the Queens, New York band and infamous producer Phil Spector examines how The Ramones were torn apart by their own habits and Spector's divisive management.

BWW Interview: Director Richard Ouzounian Talks FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN Photo BWW Interview: Director Richard Ouzounian Talks FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN
by Isabella Perrone - Apr 16, 2019

Renowned theatre director and critic Richard Ouzounian returned to the Toronto arts scene once again this month with his production of FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN, a fictionalized account of what happened during the collaboration between the Ramones and infamous producer Phil Spector. The play investigates the dynamic between the band members, Spector's control over the musicians, and a love triangle between lead singer Joey, guitarist Johnny, and the fiery Linda.

BWW Review: Soulpepper's BED AND BREAKFAST is Fully Booked with Love and Laughter Photo BWW Review: Soulpepper's BED AND BREAKFAST is Fully Booked with Love and Laughter
by Isabella Perrone - Aug 19, 2018

Mark Crawford's BED AND BREAKFAST is a two-man show stuffed to the brim with vibrant, interesting characters, that takes place after Brett (Gregory Prest) inherits a family home in some Ontario small-town and packs up his life in Toronto with his partner Drew (Paolo Santalucia) to open a bed and breakfast.

50th Anniversary Presentation Of Groundbreaking LGBTQ Play At Buddies In Bad Times Photo 50th Anniversary Presentation Of Groundbreaking LGBTQ Play At Buddies In Bad Times
by Stephi Wild - Nov 29, 2017

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 premiere of John Herbert's groundbreaking play, Fortune and Men's Eyes. In celebration, Herbert's tour de force will be brought to life with a dramatic reading by an all-star cast featuring COLTON CURTIS, GEORGE KRISSA, GRAHAM PARKHURST, PAOLO SANTALUCIA and Dora Award winner, BRUCE DOW.

BWW Review: Soulpepper's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Shocks with Gripping Performance Photo BWW Review: Soulpepper's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? Shocks with Gripping Performances
by Taylor Long - Nov 9, 2017

'You don't understand,' repeats Martin. You'll have to see it to really understand. Soulpepper presents Edward Albee's shocking Tony Award-winning play, THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? (2002) Featuring an outstanding cast, including Soulpepper's Artistic Director, Albert Schultz, this production is proof that tremendous performances can sell any subject matter - no matter how taboo.

Photo Coverage: Casts of KINKY BOOTS, BEAUTIFUL & More Sing Out at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 14, 2017

The best of Broadway will perform for FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2017' - a lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 17th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 10.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of SOULPEPPER ON 42ND STREET!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 29, 2017

Tickets are on sale for the US debut for SOULPEPPER, Toronto's largest and most celebrated theatre company, in a four-week engagement Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street in New York City.

Driftwood Theatre Group to Tour THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Across Ontario
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 2, 2016

Driftwood Theatre Group will present the ultimate battle of the sexes, William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, as it rolls across Ontario this summer for The Bard's Bus Tour. This unique production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is set in 1989 during the Toronto Pride Festival and explores themes of sexuality, consent and the exchange of power.

Casting Set for WITHIN THE GLASS and More as Part of Tarragon Theatre's 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Richard Rose, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre, announced casting for the second half of the theatre's 45th anniversary season today.

Canadian Rep Theatre to Stage ARMSTRONG'S WAR
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 23, 2015

The run continues for the Toronto premiere of Colleen Murphy's Armstrong's War, the second production in Canadian Rep Theatre's 2015 Season, and runs till December 6 at The Citadel (Parliament & Dundas).  Directed by Artistic Director Ken Gass, this emotionally powerful two-hander stars Paolo Santalucia (The Dybbuk; Of Human Bondage -Soulpepper) as Corporal Michael Armstrong and Alex McCulloch, making her professional debut as Halley Armstrong. 

Casting Set for WITHIN THE GLASS and More as Part of Tarragon Theatre's 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Richard Rose, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre, announced casting for the second half of the theatre's 45th anniversary season today.

Driftwood Theatre Group Takes HAMLET Across Ontario, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Driftwood Theatre Group is proud to present HAMLET, the world's most famous play, like you've never seen it before. Driftwood's summer tour will feature a thrilling new adaptation of HAMLET by Toby Malone which is unpredictable, unsettling and downright dangerous. 

Driftwood Theatre Group Bringing HAMLET to Toronto
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 11, 2015

Driftwood Theatre Group is proud to present HAMLET, the world's most famous play, like it's never seen it before. Driftwood's summer tour will feature a thrilling new adaptation of HAMLET by Toby Malone which is unpredictable, unsettling and downright dangerous. 

Driftwood Theatre Group to Take HAMLET Across Ontario This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Driftwood Theatre Group is proud to present HAMLET, the world's most famous play, like you've never seen it before. Driftwood's summer tour will feature a thrilling new adaptation of HAMLET by Toby Malone which is unpredictable, unsettling and downright dangerous. 

Howland Company to Present '52 PICKUP' with Toronto Fringe in July
by Toronto Newsdesk - May 9, 2014

In a blend of sharp writing and improvisation 52 PICK UP swerves from romantic comedy to heartbreak at the drop of a card, as two people navigate through their relationship. How it works: 52 scene titles are written on an ordinary deck of playing cards. At the top of each show two actors toss the cards in the air and the story unfolds in the order in they are picked up. No two shows will ever be the same!

BWW Reviews: Soulpepper Enchants With Idiot's Delight
by Catherine Kustanczy - Feb 12, 2014

Mixing love and politics is always a dicey business, even - or especially - on the stage. There's a challenge in portraying both with the kind of depth and authenticity they both deserve. World War One veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Sherwood managed the mix beautifully in his award-winning work 'Idiot's Delight.'