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The Royal Conservatory Of Music's 2020-21 Concert Season Announced Photo The Royal Conservatory Of Music's 2020-21 Concert Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, today revealed details of the diverse concerts that will make up the 12th concert season at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Nominations for the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Awards Announced Photo Nominations for the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - 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: THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO is a Magical Romp for Kids and Adults Alike Photo BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO is a Magical Romp for Kids and Adults Alike
by Isabella Perrone - Nov 27, 2019

Pinocchio is not a new story by any means, and according to director Sheila McCarthy's program note, it's been translated into 260 languages since it was written in 1881. With such a wealth of imaginings and interpretations already in the world, Brian Hill (book) and Neil Bartram (music and lyrics) wisely decide to let the simplicity of the fairy-tale take centre stage in THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO.

BWW Interview: Matt Lacas and Chelsea Johnson talk SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Photo BWW Interview: Matt Lacas and Chelsea Johnson talk SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by Louis Train - Nov 19, 2019

Later this month, We Are Here Productions, in collaboration with Cue to Cue Productions, will present SONGS FOR  A NEW WORLD, a song cycle to benefit the Canadian Women's Foundation, at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Broadwayworld caught up with co-directors Matt Lacas and Chelsea Johnson to talk collaboration, the casting process, and what it's like directing for a good cause. 

Young People's Theatre Presents Canadian Premiere Of THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO Photo Young People's Theatre Presents Canadian Premiere Of THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to announce that this year's holiday musical is the Canadian premiere of The Adventures of Pinocchio! Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct this rollicking new musical, which follows the beloved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. The Adventures of Pinocchio will be presented on the Mainstage from November 11, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

Young People's Theatre Launches 2019/20 Season Photo Young People's Theatre Launches 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

Young People's Theatre is thrilled to showcase world-renowned artists throughout its 2019.20 Season, including Canada's internationally-acclaimed Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, New York's Arktype, the creative team of Where the Wild Things Are, as well as direction by Sheila McCarthy, Philip Akin, Craig Francis and Rick Miller. Year-long celebrations will mark the 50th Anniversary of YPT's Drama School, whose alumni include Drake, Kiefer Sutherland and Giacomo Gianniotti.

Young People's Theatre Announces 2019/20 Season Photo Young People's Theatre Announces 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Artistic Director Allen MacInnis and Executive Director Nancy J. Webster are thrilled to reveal the 2019/20 playbill at Young People's Theatre (YPT). The new season will feature eight outstanding shows on two stages, including two world premieres, one Canadian premiere, and the return of two audience favourites!

Ring In The New Year With Air Farce New Year's Eve On CBC Photo Ring In The New Year With Air Farce New Year's Eve On CBC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

AIR FARCE, one of the most acclaimed homegrown comedy troupes, is turning 45. The Farce will be celebrating this landmark anniversary skewering the biggest news stories, events, people, and pop culture phenomena of the year with its longstanding year-end ritual AIR FARCE NEW YEAR'S EVE, premiering Monday, December 31 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC, with an encore broadcast later the same evening at 12:10 a.m. (12:40 NT).

AIR FARCE NEW YEAR'S EVE to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Broadcast Photo AIR FARCE NEW YEAR'S EVE to Celebrate 25th Anniversary Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

A comedy staple for Canadians looking for homegrown laughs, AIR FARCE is one of the most popular and enduring comedy troupes in the country skewering the biggest news stories, events, people, and pop culture phenomena of the year.This year, the Farce's long-standing New Year's Eve tradition celebrates 25 years on television. AIR FARCE NEW YEAR'S EVE premieres Sunday, December 31 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC with an encore broadcast later the same night at 12:05 a.m. (12:35 NT).

Leading Talent and Global Stars to Descend on the City for this Year's Toronto Intern Photo Leading Talent and Global Stars to Descend on the City for this Year's Toronto International Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® today revealed the hundreds of special guests and talent that will attend the Festival this September.

Toronto Film Festival Unveils Festival's Canadian Feature Slate Photo Toronto Film Festival Unveils Festival's Canadian Feature Slate
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Canada's filmmaking future is in good hands! The Toronto International Film Festival® unveiled today the 26 titles that make up the Festival's Canadian feature slate.

MISFIT, Based on Letters by Marilyn Monroe, Appears at Hamilton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Misfit is based entirely on an actual letter written by screen siren Marilyn Monroe after her forced confinement to a psychiatric clinic in 1961. The private and revealing thoughts of a true Hollywood legend are revealed as she recounts her harrowing experience. A copy of this letter recently sold at auction for an undisclosed amount.

BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 10, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR

BWW Interview: ACTOR MARC-JON FILIPPONE
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 3, 2017

One of the benefits of working in theater is meeting nice people like Marc-Jon Filippone. I met him a few years ago and it was a pleasure working with him.

O'Connell & Company Presents THE CEMETERY CLUB this Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

O'Connell & Company, the professional theatre in residence at The Park School of Buffalo, presents the dramatic comedy THE CEMETERY CLUB by Ivan Menchell, onstage April 20 through May 21, 2017.

Scoop: CONVICTION on ABC - Monday, October 24, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on CONVICTION, airing on ABC on Monday, October 24, 2016!

Scoop: CONVICTION on ABC - Monday, October 24, 2016
by - Oct 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on CONVICTION, airing on ABC on Monday, October 24, 2016!

Young People's Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

YPT's 'A Wonder-Filled Evening' Gala set to gather celebrated actors and showcase the best of the multi-award winning company Young People's Theatre (YPT) is turning 50! For five decades YPT has entertained, engaged and created magical experiences for children. In celebration of this milestone event, this multi-award-winning company will be hosting a celebrity-studded gala fundraiser inspired by this year's upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz! The event will be held tonight, October 29 at the stunning Arcadian Court.

Young People's Theatre to Celebrate 50th Anniversary, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

YPT's 'A Wonder-Filled Evening" Gala set to gather celebrated actors and showcase the best of the multi-award winning company Young People's Theatre (YPT) is turning 50! For five decades YPT has entertained, engaged and created magical experiences for children. In celebration of this milestone event, this multi-award-winning company will be hosting a celebrity-studded gala fundraiser inspired by this year's upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz! The event will be held on Thursday, October 29 at the stunning Arcadian Court.

BWW Review: HGJTC's THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE is Sheer Perfection
by Alan Henry - Apr 25, 2015

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when walking into Therefore Choose Life, a new play based on a true story by Broadway leading man Jake Epstein and his mother Kathy Kacer, produced by The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. The play is about a man (Joseph, played by Avery Saltzman) who is married during the holocaust, and presumes his wife dead after being separated in a concentration camp. After the war he moves to Toronto and eventually remarries and has a son, never forgetting the love he lost. Thirty years later, just before his 25th wedding anniversary, he learns his first wife is alive and coming to see him. 

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