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Confederation Centre of the Arts Welcomes AJ Bridel to Green Gables
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Trading Kinky Boots' red heels for red braids, AJ Bridel is set for school again. The 22-year-old actress will become the 18th triple threat to play Anne Shirley at The Charlottetown Festival, joining an all new production led by Artistic Director Adam Brazier.

Breaking News: Abby Mueller Is Broadway's Next Carole King; Chilina Kennedy Will Take BEAUTIFUL to Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Abby Mueller will play the title role in the Broadway company of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, beginning March 7, 2017. Mueller, who originated the role in the first national tour of Beautiful, will be taking over for Broadway's current 'Carole,' Chilina Kennedy, while Kennedy heads to her hometown to headline the show at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theater from June 27 - August 20, 2017. Kennedy will be joined in the Toronto production by Liam Tobin, who originated the role of 'Gerry Goffin' on tour. Kennedy will return to the Broadway production following the Toronto run of Beautiful.

Berkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe.

THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Starring Sarah Caraher, Coming to Trinity-St. Paul Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Podium Concert Productions (Peter da Costa and Mark Camilleri) presents the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN In Concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne Lamon Hal.

THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Starring Sarah Caraher, Coming to Trinity-St. Paul Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Podium Concert Productions (Peter da Costa and Mark Camilleri) presents the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN In Concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne Lamon Hal.

Photo Flash: Happy Holidays from SWEET CHARITY, A CHRISTMAS STORY, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features a happy holidays from Sweet Charity, A Christmas Story on tour, and more!

Photo Flash: A BRONX TALE Supports Arts Education, SWEET CHARITY Gets Festive, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the cast of A Bronx Tale standing up for arts education, Sweet Charity ensemblists channelling Beyonce AND Santa, and more!

Photo Flash: FROZEN Receives a Special Visit, KING AND I Gets Merry, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the King and I tour dusting off their holiday spirit, a special Pixar visit for the cast of Frozen at Disneyland, and more!

BWW Review: Ross Petty's SLEEPING BEAUTY is the Perfect Family Night Out
by Alan Henry - Dec 3, 2016

It wouldn't be a holiday season in Toronto without a Ross Petty show - and this year's Sleeping Beauty is, as always, the perfect night out for the entire family.

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.

Ross Petty Productions Presents the Canadian Cast for SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

As previously announced, Hilary Farr of HGTV's Love it or List It will star as the unfairest of fairies, dead set on renovating and re-designing the Kingdom of Torontonia in her own grim image.AJ Bridel (Kinky Boots) is Sleeping Beauty, the Princess Rose. Being blessed with beauty, light and harmony is not enough for Rose and her squad goals. She wants to help the less fortunate creatures of the kingdom by opening an ogre orphanage or a unicorn sanctuary. James Daly (Master Harold and the Boys, Uncle Vanya/Shaw Festival) is Luke the lutist, Rose's shy music instructor who is part troll, but doesn't think he has a chance with her Highness.

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016. 

Photos: Get A First Look at MATILDA in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Jul 5, 2016

The Toronto production of MATILDA opens tonight at the Ed Mirvish Theatre! Check out photos from the show below!

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Opens in Toronto, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Starring a cast of acclaimed Canadian musical theatre performers in principal roles and three exciting young talents sharing the title role, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season. Performances begin Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled forThursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM. Tickets are now available for performances until October 16, 2016.

BWW TV: BEAUTIFUL's Chilina Kennedy Belts Out Carole King at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just last week in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Chilina Kennedy, who performed 'Natural Woman' from BEAUTIFUL.

LOVE IT OR LIST IT's Hilary Farr Set for Ross Petty's Next Panto SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On January 3, 2016, Ross Petty made his final fiendish appearance as Captain Hook before descending beneath the stage of the Elgin Theatre through Mr. Dressup's Tickle Trunk, never to be seen again. Despite his love of being booed by thousands of theatre goers every night at his annual fractured fairytale, escaping 20 years of heckling was a joyous and momentous occasion for the serial villain.

Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, David Mirvish has announced that the Canadian premiere production of The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has extended its run through October 16, 2016. 

ONE NIGHT ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE GREATEST MUSICAL NEVER WRITTEN Comes to the Factory Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Kliffer Entertainment and Golden Ages Productions presents the world premiere, make that 18 world premieres, of ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE GREATEST MUSICAL NEVER WRITTEN where a completely new musical comedy is created each and every night by a cast of Toronto's greatest improvisers and sketch comedy performers.

Kliffer Entertainment and Golden Ages Productions to Present ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE GREATEST MUSICAL NEVER WRITTEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Kliffer Entertainment and Golden Ages Productions presents the world premiere, make that 18 world premieres, of ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE GREATEST MUSICAL NEVER WRITTEN where a completely new musical comedy is created each and every night by a cast of Toronto's greatest improvisers and sketch comedy performers.

ONE NIGHT ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE GREATEST MUSICAL NEVER WRITTEN Comes to the Factory Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Kliffer Entertainment and Golden Ages Productions presents the world premiere, make that 18 world premieres, of ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE GREATEST MUSICAL NEVER WRITTEN where a completely new musical comedy is created each and every night by a cast of Toronto's greatest improvisers and sketch comedy performers.

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