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BWW Interview: The Star of Stratford Festival's TIMON OF ATHENS on the Play's Upcoming Cinematic Release BWW Interview: The Star of Stratford Festival's TIMON OF ATHENS on the Play's Upcoming Cinematic Release
by Lauren Gienow on April 21, 2018 in Toronto

This Sunday, April 22nd, will mark the cinematic release of the 2017 Stratford Festival production of TIMON OF ATHENS - One of Shakespeare's later plays, for which productions are not nearly as common as some of Shakespeare's other stories. Directed for the stage by Stephen Ouimette, and directed for the screen by Barry Avrich, TIMON OF ATHENS is a story of a man who gives generously but does not pay close enough attention to his own debt. When the collectors come calling, Timon's friends do not show up for him like he did for them. This betrayal drastically changes his worldview and sends him into a tragic, reclusive life. Joseph Ziegler, who portrayed Timon in the production, was kind enough to chat with Broadway World about bringing this play to the big screen. (more...)
FUN HOME Sets Records and Adds Performances Through May 20 FUN HOME Sets Records and Adds Performances Through May 20
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Toronto

David Mirvish's presentation of The Musical Stage Company's production of FUN HOME has had its run extended by two weeks. The show will now play until Sunday May 20, 2018 at the CAA Theatre. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in Toronto

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
The Theatre Circuit Inches Forward With Massimo Pagliaroli's INCH OF YOUR LIFE: Episode 2/The Middle Part The Theatre Circuit Inches Forward With Massimo Pagliaroli's INCH OF YOUR LIFE: Episode 2/The Middle Part
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Toronto

The Theatre Circuit continues its inaugural season with the world premiere of Massimo Pagliaroli's INCH OF YOUR LIFE: Episode 2/The Middle Part at Toronto's legendary Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace premiering May 10th, 2018 with tickets on sale as of TODAY at www.artsboxoffice.ca (more...)
VIDEO: Robert LePage Directs Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS at the Stratford Festival VIDEO: Robert LePage Directs Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS at the Stratford Festival
by Stage Tube on April 18, 2018 in Toronto

Robert Lepage will make his Stratford debut directing Coriolanus, featuring Andre Sills in the title role. A veteran of the Birmingham Conservatory and four seasons at Stratford, Mr. Sills has been at the Shaw Festival most recently, with leading roles in 'Master Harold'... and the Boys and An Octoroon. The production will also feature Graham Abbey as Tullus Aufidius, Michael Blake as Cominuis, Tom McCamus as Menenius Agrippa, Stephen Ouimette as Junius Brutus, Lucy Peacock as Volumnia and Tom Rooney as Sicinius Velutus. (more...)
Stratford Festival Extends Two Productions - COMEDY OF ERRORSAnd PARADISE LOST Stratford Festival Extends Two Productions - COMEDY OF ERRORSAnd PARADISE LOST
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Toronto

The Stratford Festival has just opened its doors for previews and it's already extending shows! (more...)
Ontario Government Pledges $13.8 Million In Support Of Young People's Theatre (YPT) And Room For Imagination Ontario Government Pledges $13.8 Million In Support Of Young People's Theatre (YPT) And Room For Imagination
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Toronto

The Honourable Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport announced last night that the Ontario Government will be contributing $13.8 million over three years to support Room for Imagination, YPT's plan for a new facility. This commitment was made at Imaginarium, the company's signature annual event. (more...)
Stratford Festival Performances Begin with First Preview of MUSIC MAN Stratford Festival Performances Begin with First Preview of MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Toronto

The Stratford Festival's 66th season is off to an exhilarating start with Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Music Man. Previews begin today at the Festival Theatre, marking the first performance of the season. (more...)
ARC Presents DISSIDENTS at The Abandoned Furniture Emporium ARC Presents DISSIDENTS at The Abandoned Furniture Emporium
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Toronto

???????ARC (Moment, Pomona, Kiss) presents the English-language world premiere of DISSIDENTS, written by Quebecois playwright Philippe Ducros, in a new translation by ARC Artistic Producer Christopher Stanton, at the abandoned Furniture Emporium 1251 Bloor Street West, from May 3-20, 2018. Tickets for all performances are Pay-What-You-Can-Afford. (more...)
Photo Flash: Off-Mirvish Presents Tony Award-Winning Best Musical FUN HOME Photo Flash: Off-Mirvish Presents Tony Award-Winning Best Musical FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Toronto

The Musical Stage Company production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME is now on stage and plays through May 6th, 2018 at the CAA Theatre.   (more...)
VIDEO: First Look at Mirvish Productions' FUN HOME at the CAA Theatre VIDEO: First Look at Mirvish Productions' FUN HOME at the CAA Theatre
by Stage Tube on April 16, 2018 in Toronto

David Mirvish is delighted to present The Musical Stage Company production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. Performances began April 13th and play through May 6th, 2018 at the CAA Theatre. Media night is Tues April 17th at 8PM. (more...)
The Music at the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) Series 
Presents 'Great Jazz In Support of The Centre' The Music at the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) Series Presents 'Great Jazz In Support of The Centre'
by BWW News Desk on April 15, 2018 in Toronto

The Music at the Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) Series proudly presents 'Great Jazz In Support of The Centre' with Versatile Vocalist Brenda Lewis & Friends Celebrating Her 25 Years of Singing! (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15
by Audition Roundup on April 15, 2018 in Toronto

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
FUN HOME Begins Tonight as Final Show of 2017/18 Off-Mirvish Series FUN HOME Begins Tonight as Final Show of 2017/18 Off-Mirvish Series
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2018 in Toronto

Performances for The Musical Stage Company production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME begins tonight and plays through May 6th, 2018 at the CAA Theatre.   (more...)
Old Mill Toronto's Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis Old Mill Toronto's Jazz Series Presents Brenda Lewis
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Toronto

Originally from The 1000 Islands and Ottawa, versatile Guelph/Toronto-based jazz vocalist Brenda Lewis' http://www.brendalewis.ca versatility originates from R&B, country blues and folk music. (more...)
DanceWorks Presents Award-Winning Urban Dance Co Gadfly DanceWorks Presents Award-Winning Urban Dance Co Gadfly
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Toronto

DanceWorks, Toronto's acclaimed and longest running contemporary dance series, is proud to present Toronto's award-winning urban dance phenomenon Gadfly who perform a mixed bill entitled UNBXBL 2 that features two world premieres and two completely reworked versions of acclaimed works. Under the co-artistic direction of Apolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho, the program highlights Gadfly's signature movement style rooted in urban dance and captivating artistry. This exhilarating program runs from Thursday May 3 to Saturday May 5, at Harbourfront Centre Theatre as part of the NextSteps dance series. (more...)
World Premiere of THE SILVER ARROW Hits New Heights at The Citadel World Premiere of THE SILVER ARROW Hits New Heights at The Citadel
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Toronto

High-flying aerial acrobatics, archery, sword fights, a brand new script from Edmonton playwright Mieko Ouchi, and an original score composed by Canadian rocker Hawksley Workman - the Citadel's last Mainstage show of the 2017/18 season features all of this, and more! The World Premiere of The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story of Robin Hood is set to take over the Maclab Theatre April 21, 2018. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 in Toronto

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
COC Adds Extra Performance Of Robert Lepage's THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES COC Adds Extra Performance Of Robert Lepage's THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Toronto

The Canadian Opera Company has added a 10th performance to its much-anticipated revival of Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. Tickets are now available for May 15, in addition to April 13, 14, 22, May 1, 2, 10, 12, 13, 19, 2018. (more...)
Young People's Theatre Presents Indigenous Dance-Drama Salmon Girl Young People's Theatre Presents Indigenous Dance-Drama Salmon Girl
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Toronto

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present Salmon Girl, a beautiful story about our relationship to the natural world told through theatre, dance, music and puppetry. This visually stunning work offers an Indigenous view of how we share the world with all living things. It will be presented on the Mainstage May 1 to 12. (more...)
BWW Review: Broadway Stars Shine Bright in TSO's ON BROADWAY BWW Review: Broadway Stars Shine Bright in TSO's ON BROADWAY
by Taylor Long on April 11, 2018 in Toronto

Two of musical theatre's finest voices filled the Roy Thomson Hall last night at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's ON BROADWAY. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Stephanie J. Block joined Tony Award-nominated Canadian performer Ramin Karimloo and Steven Reineke, Principal Pops Conductor, in a night of Broadway highlights ranging from Rodgers & Hammerstein, to Stephen Sondheim, to Stephen Schwartz. (more...)
BWW Review: Second City's THE BEST IS YET TO COME UNDONE Delivers Comedy that Packs a Moral Punch BWW Review: Second City's THE BEST IS YET TO COME UNDONE Delivers Comedy that Packs a Moral Punch
by Taylor Long on April 11, 2018 in Toronto

It's the type of humour that makes your gut ache from both laughter and contemplation. Second City is presenting their new mainstage revue, TITLE OF SHOW, a sketch comedy piece incorporating music, dance?, and of course, face-melting comedy. The ensemble tackles everything from Weight Watchers, to Google Home, to an exploration of how everything ultimately relates to the musical, CATS. (more...)
Leon Fleisher, Yefim Bronfman, and More Lead May At The TSO Leon Fleisher, Yefim Bronfman, and More Lead May At The TSO
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Toronto

The month of May at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) brings masterful guest soloists including Leon Fleisher, Yefim Bronfman, and James Ehnes performing much-loved repertoire such as Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12, Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto, and Brahms's Violin Concerto, while young Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi lends his virtuosity to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. (more...)
SHADOW GIRLS Combines Queer Theatre Performance And Overhead Projector Art SHADOW GIRLS Combines Queer Theatre Performance And Overhead Projector Art
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Toronto

Pencil Kit Productions partners with the Gladstone Hotel and grassroots artist collective Blank Canvas to produce Shadow Girls, a theatrical production scored entirely with overhead projector art. (more...)
There's A Whole Lot Of Snogging Going On In The Shaw's STAGE KISS There's A Whole Lot Of Snogging Going On In The Shaw's STAGE KISS
by BWW News Desk on April 10, 2018 in Toronto

Real life and fantasy collide head-on in the hilarious romantic romp Stage Kiss. Anita Rochon, in her Shaw Festival directing debut, helms this backstage farce by Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Sarah Ruhl that begins previews April 11 at the Royal George Theatre. (more...)