Date of Birth: May 02, 1920
Date of Death: June 27, 2007 (87)

Birth Place: Toronto, ON, CANADA
Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition Present the 26th Annual U of T Drama FestivalHart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition Present the 26th Annual U of T Drama Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition are proud to present the U of T Drama Festival: A Weekend of Competitive Theatre. The three nights of original one-act plays feature students from multiple colleges on the three U of T campuses and runs February 8-10, 2018. (more...)

Cast and Creative Announced for The Festival of New Musicals at Village TheatreCast and Creative Announced for The Festival of New Musicals at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

With one week left until The 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Village Theatre is excited to announce the casting for Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, an electronic pop musical about one of the world's greatest inventors; Hart Island, a look at social justice and the people society has forgotten; Afterwords, a tale of art and love; Howl's Moving Castle, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; and ZM, a hilarious romp through a zombie-filled future by the Tony Award-winning authors of Urinetown. Taking place in Issaquah on August 11-13, 2017, The Festival of New Musicals provides an essential platform for writers to incorporate a key component of live theatre - the audience. Each new musical will be rehearsed during the week, then present to the audience in staged reading format, performed in full using scripts. (more...)

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition Present the 25th Annual U of T Drama Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition are proud to present the U of T Drama Festival: A Weekend of Competitive Theatre. The three nights of original one-act plays feature students from multiple colleges on the three U of T campuses and runs February 9-11, 2017. (more...)

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition Present the 25th Annual U of T Drama Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition are proud to present the U of T Drama Festival: A Weekend of Competitive Theatre. The three nights of original one-act plays feature students from multiple colleges on the three U of T campuses and runs February 9-11, 2017. (more...)

Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts to Present Barbara Hamilton Award to Christopher Newton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award (BHMA) was established in 1996 to recognize Barbara Hamilton's illustrious theatrical career and her remarkable canon of work. This award is presented to a Canadian artist who demonstrates excellence in the performing arts and is dedicated to advocating and being an ambassador for the arts in Canada. (more...)

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. (more...)

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. (more...)

Former Head of Stratford Festival, Robin Phillips Has Died
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that English actor/director Robin Phillips has died. Best known as a driving force behind the revitalization of Ontario's Stratford Festival in the 1970s, Phillips passed away yesterday, July 25, following a prolonged illness. He was 73. (more...)

BWW Preview: Inside A Rare Screening Of The Wars Movie At TIFF's Bell Lighthouse
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 8, 2014

On Tuesday, Nov. 18th, two weeks after Remembrance Day, Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox will present one of Canada's greatest ... and rarely seen anti-war movies - Robin Phillips' adaptation of Timothy Findley's The Wars, (a Canadian-West German co-production.) It won the 1978 Governor General's Prize for literature. Findley also wrote the screenplay. (more...)

KING LEAR Extends at Stratford Festival Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino's King Lear, starring Colm Feore, is entering the record books as one of the Festival's top-selling Shakespeare productions of all time. To meet the overwhelming demand for tickets, the production is being extended until October 25. (more...)

KING LEAR Extends at Stratford Festival Through 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino's King Lear, starring Colm Feore, is entering the record books as one of the Festival's top-selling Shakespeare productions of all time. To meet the overwhelming demand for tickets, the production is being extended until October 25. (more...)

Martha Henry to Receive Stratford Festival's 2014 Legacy Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Stratford Festival will present its 2014 Legacy Award to Martha Henry. Her extraordinary contributions to the Festival and to the performing arts in Canada will be celebrated at a gala at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, September 29. (more...)

David S. Craig Wins the 2014 Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award was inaugurated in 1996 and is given to a Canadian artist who demonstrates excellence in the performing arts and is dedicated to advocating and being an ambassador for the arts in Canada. The Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award is presented every two years and is sponsored by the City of Toronto. The recipient is awarded with an official scroll from the City and this year the City has increased the cash prize from $1,000 to $ 1,750. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Stratford Festival Announces MADNESS: MINDS PUSHED TO THE EDGE 2014 Season; Feat. Shakespeare, CRAZY FOR YOU & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2013

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced the 2014 season, in which, through the prism of a dozen plays, the Stratford Festival will explore the theme of Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Begins Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati's stage for the classics, presents Osacr Wilde's most perfect comedy, "The Importance of Being Earnest" playing from November 23- December 16, 2012. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips and features CSC Resident Ensemble Members Sara Clark, Jeremy Dubin, Jessie Wray Goodman, Jim Hopkins and Brent Vimtrup. The production design is generously sponsored by Towne Properties. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cincinnati Shakespeare's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2012

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati's stage for the classics, presents Osacr Wilde's most perfect comedy, "The Importance of Being Earnest" playing from November 23- December 16, 2012. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips and features CSC Resident Ensemble Members Sara Clark, Jeremy Dubin, Jessie Wray Goodman, Jim Hopkins and Brent Vimtrup. The production design is generously sponsored by Towne Properties. Get a first look at the show in the photos below! (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 11/23-12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati's stage for the classics, is delighted to present Osacr Wilde's most perfect comedy, "The Importance of Being Earnest" playing from November 23- December 16, 2012. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips and features CSC Resident Ensemble Members Sara Clark, Jeremy Dubin, Jessie Wray Goodman, Jim Hopkins and Brent Vimtrup. The production design is generously sponsored by Towne Properties. (more...)

Richard Rose Receives TAPA's 2012 Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award was inaugurated in 1996 and is given to a Canadian artist who demonstrates excellence in the performing arts and is dedicated to advocating and being an ambassador for the arts in Canada. The Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award is sponsored by the City of Toronto, and the recipient is awarded with a scroll and a cheque for $1,000 from the City. (more...)

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