World Stage 2016 to Present Jacob Wren's EVERY SONG I'VE EVER WRITTENWorld Stage 2016 to Present Jacob Wren's EVERY SONG I'VE EVER WRITTEN
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

World Stage 2016 closes its stellar season with PME-ART's Every Song I've Ever Written, a musical journey with ambitious ideas and a mixtape heart by eccentric and eclectic writer and performer Jacob Wren. (more...)

World Stage to Present North American Premiere of BACKSTAGE IN BISCUIT LANDWorld Stage to Present North American Premiere of BACKSTAGE IN BISCUIT LAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Combining storytelling, comedy and puppetry, Backstage in Biscuit Land presents an intimate glimpse into Thom's unique perspective as a performer and woman with Tourette Syndrome. As a result of her tics, Thom says the word 'biscuit' 16,000 times a day. She loved the theatre as a child, but the intensity of her tics made it increasingly difficult to attend. After being asked to sit in isolation while attending a theatre performance, Thom discovered the only place in the theatre she wouldn't be asked to leave was the stage. Playful, spontaneous and laugh-out-loud funny, Backstage in Biscuit Land shows first hand that making theatre inclusive makes it better. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

World Stage 2016 continues it stellar season with the quirky and poignant Portraits in Motion, with four performances only from April 13-16 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. (more...)

World Stage 2016 to Continue Season with Premiere from William YongWorld Stage 2016 to Continue Season with Premiere from William Yong
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

World Stage 2016 is proud to continue its season with the world premiere of the innovative dance work Steer, choreographed and performed by William Yong, Founder/Director of Zata Omm Dance Projects. Four performances only will be presented from May 11 to 14 at the Fleck Dance Theatre. (more...)

World Stage to Present LOOKING FOR PAULWorld Stage to Present LOOKING FOR PAUL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

World Stage 2016 continues with the Canadian premiere of Looking for Paul: Inez van Dam vs. the Buttplug Gnome, a big, messy avant-garde performance that questions the role of public art. Four performances only will be presented April 27-30 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in this genre-colliding work. (more...)

World Stage to Continue Season with PORTRAITS IN MOTIONWorld Stage to Continue Season with PORTRAITS IN MOTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

World Stage 2016 continues it stellar season with the quirky and poignant Portraits in Motion, with four performances only from April 13-16 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre in Toronto. (more...)

Harbourfront Centre's World Stage Welcomes Palestinian Dancers in BADKE TonightHarbourfront Centre's World Stage Welcomes Palestinian Dancers in BADKE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Harbourfront Centre's World Stage 2016 will present the Canadian premiere of Badke, a highly energetic, politically charged and stylistically diverse performance by 10 Palestinian dancers who integrate the movements of circus, capoeira and hip hop into traditional folk dance. Only four performances will be presented this weekend, February 17 - 20, at the Fleck Dance Theatre. (more...)

Harbourfront Centre's World Stage to Welcome Palestinian Dancers in BADKE This MonthHarbourfront Centre's World Stage to Welcome Palestinian Dancers in BADKE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Harbourfront Centre's World Stage 2016 will present the Canadian premiere of Badke, a highly energetic, politically charged and stylistically diverse performance by 10 Palestinian dancers who integrate the movements of circus, capoeira and hip hop into traditional folk dance. Only four performances will be presented February 17 - 20 at the Fleck Dance Theatre. (more...)

Canadian Premiere of BADKE Set for World Stage 2016Canadian Premiere of BADKE Set for World Stage 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Harbourfront Centre's World Stage 2016 will present the Canadian premiere of Badke, a highly energetic, politically charged and stylistically diverse performance by 10 Palestinian dancers who integrate the movements of circus, capoeira and hip hop into traditional folk dance. Only four performances will be presented February 17 - 20 at the Fleck Dance Theatre. (more...)

Harbourfront Centre to Launch World Stage 2016 with GERMINAL in JanuaryHarbourfront Centre to Launch World Stage 2016 with GERMINAL in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Harbourfront Centre will launch World Stage 2016 with Germinal, one of the most talked-about pieces in the international performance circuit in recent years. Performing January 20 - 23 at the Fleck Dance Theatre, this unique production from France straddles the playful and the profound.  (more...)

Harbourfront Centre to Present WORLD STAGE 2016Harbourfront Centre to Present WORLD STAGE 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Harbourfront Centre is proud to announce an impressive and eclectic season for World Stage 2016, which runs January 20 - June 11. Since its inaugural season 30 years ago in 1986, World Stage continues to present groundbreaking contemporary performances from around the world. Artistic Director Tina Rasmussen unveiled the 2016 season, which includes seven international theatre, dance and multidisciplinary performances from Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Palestine. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Open 45th Anniversary Season with BLIND DATE, Starring Rebecca NorthanTarragon Theatre to Open 45th Anniversary Season with BLIND DATE, Starring Rebecca Northan
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

TORONTO (August 19, 2015) - Tarragon Theatre launches its 45th anniversary season with the international sensation Blind Date, created and performed by the award-winning Calgary-born Rebecca Northan. Returning to Toronto after critically acclaimed runs across Canada, London's West End, New York City and elsewhere in the U.S., Northan's hilarious hit show runs Tuesday, September 8 to Sunday, October 4 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (Media Night Sept. 9) (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Launch 45th Season with BLIND DATE, Sept 8Tarragon Theatre to Launch 45th Season with BLIND DATE, Sept 8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Tarragon Theatre launches its 45th anniversary season with the international sensation Blind Date, created and performed by the award-winning Calgary-born Rebecca Northan. Returning to Toronto after critically acclaimed runs across Canada, London's West End, New York City and elsewhere in the U.S., Northan's hilarious hit show runs Today, September 8 to Sunday, October 4 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (Media Night Sept. 9) (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Launch 45th Season with BLIND DATE, Sept 8Tarragon Theatre to Launch 45th Season with BLIND DATE, Sept 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Tarragon Theatre launches its 45th anniversary season with the international sensation Blind Date, created and performed by the award-winning Calgary-born Rebecca Northan. Returning to Toronto after critically acclaimed runs across Canada, London's West End, New York City and elsewhere in the U.S., Northan's hilarious hit show runs Tuesday, September 8 to Sunday, October 4 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (Media Night Sept. 9) (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 35th Annual Dora Awards Party and Ceremony at Harbourfront CentrePhoto Flash: Inside the 35th Annual Dora Awards Party and Ceremony at Harbourfront Centre
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2014

It was an incredible night for Toronto theatre when our community joined together to celebrate another year of performing arts in Toronto on the evening of June 23rd at the WestJet Stage at the Harbourfront Centre for the 35th Annual Dora Awards! For the 2013-2014 season, 143 producing companies (up 41 from last season's 102) registered eligible productions. A total of 48 Dora Awards, plus the Silver Ticket Award and the Audience Choice Award, were given out in a glittering ceremony hosted by Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus, founding Co-Artistic Directors of the three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning The National Theatre of the World. (more...)

Brent Carver, Astrid Van Wieren, Ben Heppner & More to Present at 35th Annual Dora Awards, 6/23Brent Carver, Astrid Van Wieren, Ben Heppner & More to Present at 35th Annual Dora Awards, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced the VIP presenters for the 35th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 23 at at Harbourfront Centre for the very first time. (more...)

MIES JULIE, FOUDRES, THE RADIO SHOW & More Set for Harbourfront Centre's World Stage 2014 SeasonMIES JULIE, FOUDRES, THE RADIO SHOW & More Set for Harbourfront Centre's World Stage 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

After four weeks of ambitious unbranded print ads and social media mystery (#artlive), Tina Rasmussen, artistic director of Harbourfront Centre's World Stage, revealed the season lineup for World Stage 2014, which runs Feb. 1 - May 18, 2014. Welcoming work from Finland, Sweden, Germany, England, South Africa, United States and Canada, World Stage 2014 invites audiences to explore the depth, darkness, beauty and complexity of life through the lens of live performance. (more...)

Harbourfront Centre's World Stage Cancels OTHELLO, C'EST QUI with Lead Actor Grounded in Ivory CoastHarbourfront Centre's World Stage Cancels OTHELLO, C'EST QUI with Lead Actor Grounded in Ivory Coast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

From tonight, February 6 to May 26, 2013, World Stage brings you the best in contemporary live performance. This season welcomes productions and artists from Canada, Germany, Cote d'Ivoire, Brazil, Australia, China, Norway, Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands, offering visions both thoughtful and whimsical, boisterous and serene, Chilling and fearless. In other words, our human experience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The 2011 Dora Mavor Moore AwardsPhoto Coverage: The 2011 Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2011

On June 27th Toronto celebrated the 32nd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards which honour excellence in Canada theatre. BWW was on hand for the complete event, including the VIP reception where nominees mingled with sponsors and patrons, the award show itself and of course, the happening after-party which shut down Front St for most of the night. We are thrilled to bring you exclusive coverage of the entire night. (more...)