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World-Famous A Cappella and Dance Group from Zimbabwe 
are Midland Cultural Centre's Final Feature in their Black History Month Series World-Famous A Cappella and Dance Group from Zimbabwe are Midland Cultural Centre's Final Feature in their Black History Month Series
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2018 in Toronto

'Black Umfolosi' - World-famous Acappella and Dance Group from Zimbabwe are Midland Cultural Centre's Final Feature in their Black History Month Series! (more...)
National Ballet of Canada Announces Principal Casting for THE SLEEPING BEAUTY National Ballet of Canada Announces Principal Casting for THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2018 in Toronto

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Rudolf Nureyev's landmark production of The Sleeping Beauty. A "grand jewel in The National Ballet of Canada's repertoire" (National Post), The Sleeping Beauty is onstage March 8 - 18, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Second City Toronto Adds Exciting New Faces To Its Upcoming 81st Sketch Revue Second City Toronto Adds Exciting New Faces To Its Upcoming 81st Sketch Revue
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2018 in Toronto

The Second City's 81st Mainstage Revue hits Toronto on April 6, and the theatre is to thrilled to engage in its time-honoured tradition of introducing the next generation of comedic talent to the world. In addition to returning cast members Brandon Hackett, Nadine Djoury and Allana Reoch, two new performers are making their Mainstage debut, along with the return of an award-winning alumna. (more...)
North Toronto Players present LEAR INCORPORATED North Toronto Players present LEAR INCORPORATED
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Toronto

A musical comedy 400 years in the making, the North Toronto Players present: "Lear Incorporated" a modern telling of the Shakespeare classic with a twist!  With book and lyrics by Michael Harms and Barb Scheffler, and  musical direction by John Ricciardelli, the show incorporates the music of Arthur Sullivan as well as some of the most recognizable songs from operas by Bizet, Delibes, Mozart, Romberg, Rossini, Strauss, and Verdi. The North Toronto Players are a truly unique community theatre group. In existence for over 50 years, the company is dedicated to innovative stagings of Gilbert and Sullivan, and now is producing it's second original work. The first, "Chelsea Moor Castle", also written by Scheffler and Harms, premiered in 2016 to great critical acclaim. (more...)
Alumnae Theatre Company Announces NEW IDEAS FESTIVAL Alumnae Theatre Company Announces NEW IDEAS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Toronto

Alumnae Theatre Company's 30th annual New Ideas Festival, a three-week, juried celebration of original writing and works-in-progress, takes place from March 7 to 25 in Alumnae's Studio Theatre (70 Berkeley St at Adelaide). (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/23 - THE LION KING, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/23 - THE LION KING, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More!
by BWW Special on February 23, 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 The Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more! (more...)
DanceWorks Premieres Hanna Kiel's CHASING THE PATH DanceWorks Premieres Hanna Kiel's CHASING THE PATH
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Toronto

???????DanceWorks, Toronto's acclaimed and longest running contemporary dance series, is proud to present Human Body Expression with the world premiere of Chasing the Path, a lyrical, high-energy dance work that investigates the beauty and pain of memory. Choreographed by Human Body Expression Artistic Director Hanna Kiel, who taps into her own personal experience of loss for this full evening quartet, Chasing the Path is performed by a cast of four of Toronto's most prominent dance artists and runs Thursday March 15-Saturday, March 17, at Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre as part of the NextSteps dance series. (more...)
Triple ByPass Presents THE BREAK OF NOON By Neil LaBute Triple ByPass Presents THE BREAK OF NOON By Neil LaBute
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Toronto

???????Triple ByPass Productions is a collective of actors who decided to take back some control of their careers. Founded in 2014, TBP produces modern plays with an edge that are relevant to todays audiences. We also like to toss in a little humour as well. Triple ByPass Productions was voted patrons pick,'best ensemble' and 'a company to watch' receiving NNNN is NOW Magazine for Eric Bogosian's 'SKUNKWEED' Toronto Fringe 2015 at Theatre Passe Muraille.  (more...)
Brent Carver Withdraws From Season; Andre Morin To Play Ariel Brent Carver Withdraws From Season; Andre Morin To Play Ariel
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Toronto

Actor Brent Carver has withdrawn from the Stratford Festival's 2018 season for personal reasons. He was to play the role of Ariel in The Tempest.  (more...)
National Ballet of Canada Announces New Initiative 'See The Music, Hear The Dance' National Ballet of Canada Announces New Initiative 'See The Music, Hear The Dance'
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Toronto

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced a new initiative within the popular pre-performance Ballet Talks series, See the Music, Hear the Dance. Led by Principal Conductor and Music Director David Briskin and featuring The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, the new series invites audiences to deepen their knowledge of the musical language of ballet. (more...)
OPEN ART SURGERY 2018 Showcases The Best In Hip Hop Dance Theatre OPEN ART SURGERY 2018 Showcases The Best In Hip Hop Dance Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Toronto

Open Art Surgery, a night exploring the possibilities and breaking the boundaries of hip hop dance theatre, takes place Saturday, March 17, 8PM at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)
Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch First International Production in Canada in 2019! Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch First International Production in Canada in 2019!
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Toronto

Does anybody have a map... to Canada? Producer Stacey Mindich just announced that she will partner with Canadian producer David Mirvish to present the first international production of the Tony & Grammy Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, which will play Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre beginning in March 2019. The original Broadway production team - including Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Music & Lyrics), Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson (Book), and four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Direction) - will reunite to launch this production. (more...)
New Blocks of Tickets On Sale for COME FROM AWAY Broadway & Toronto Productions New Blocks of Tickets On Sale for COME FROM AWAY Broadway & Toronto Productions
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Toronto

The Tony Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY is celebrating one year and over 400 performances on Broadway! Junkyard Dog Productions announces today a new block of tickets on sale for the Tony Award-winning smash hit Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY for performances through Sunday, February 24, 2019. (more...)
BEAUTIFUL Star Scott J. Campbell Dies At 33 BEAUTIFUL Star Scott J. Campbell Dies At 33
by Alan Henry on February 21, 2018 in Toronto

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Scott J. Campbell, who most recently starred on Broadway as Gerry Goffin in Beautiful. (more...)
Viggo Mortensen, Kat Von D, Francois Girard, Ute Lemper And Sondra Radvanovsky Among The Jurors For The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize Viggo Mortensen, Kat Von D, Francois Girard, Ute Lemper And Sondra Radvanovsky Among The Jurors For The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Toronto

Academy Award-nominated actor, painter, poet, and musician Viggo Mortensen (United States/Denmark) will chair the international jury panel for the twelfth Glenn Gould Prize which includes tattoo and makeup artist, musician, entrepreneur and television personality Kat Von D (United States); Academy and Grammy Award-winning director of film, opera and theatre, and accomplished screenwriter Francois Girard (Canada); singer and actress Ute Lemper (Germany); writer and former Chief Justice The Right Honourable Beverly McLachlin (Canada); painter Naeemeh Naeemaei (Iran); acclaimed soprano Sondra Radvanovsky (Canada/United States); Academy Award-winning composer and conductor Howard Shore, OC (Canada); kora virtuoso and composer Foday Musa Suso (Gambia/United States); and award-winning composer and Chairman of the China Musicians' Association Professor Ye Xiaogang (China). (more...)
VIDEO: Beverley Bass, Kevin Tuerff, Astrid Van Wieren and More Talk COME FROM AWAY at the Toronto Opening VIDEO: Beverley Bass, Kevin Tuerff, Astrid Van Wieren and More Talk COME FROM AWAY at the Toronto Opening
by Taylor Long on February 20, 2018 in Toronto

The Toronto Production of Come From Away opened February 13th at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Come From Away tells the heartwarming story of the thousands of travelers who were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland during 9/11, and the Newfoundlanders who opened their hearts and homes to them.  (more...)
Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Loses $375K Federal Funding Following Harassment Allegations Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Loses $375K Federal Funding Following Harassment Allegations
by BWW News Desk on February 20, 2018 in Toronto

The CBC reports that the Canada Council for the Arts has voted to withhold a planned $375K increase in federal funding from Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre following allegations of sexual harassment by four actresses against artistic director Albert Schultz.   (more...)
Toronto's Festival Of Beer Presents Ludacris Toronto's Festival Of Beer Presents Ludacris
by BWW News Desk on February 20, 2018 in Toronto

Stand Up! The original Dirty South recording artist and actor: Ludacris, is headlining Toronto's Festival of Beer (TFOB2018), presented by the Beer Store, on Friday, July 27, 2018. TFOB2018 runs from July 26 to 29 at Bandshell Park, in Exhibition Place. His performance is presented by 93.5 The Move. (more...)
The Sony Centre Hosts CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT in October The Sony Centre Hosts CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT in October
by BWW News Desk on February 19, 2018 in Toronto

Civic Theatres Toronto and Attila Glatz Concert Productions proudly present Casino Royale in Concert, the first installment in the James Bond Concert Series, produced by Film Concerts Live! in association with EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM). For the first time ever in Canada, audiences will be able to experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the power of a full symphony orchestra performing composer David Arnold's thrilling musical score live and in sync to the picture! (more...)
Review Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Opens in Toronto; What Did The Critics Have to Say? Review Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Opens in Toronto; What Did The Critics Have to Say?
by BWW News Desk on February 19, 2018 in Toronto

The Toronto Production of COME FROM AWAY opened February 13th at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. COME FROM AWAY tells the heartwarming story of the thousands of travelers who were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland during 9/11, and the Newfoundlanders who opened their hearts and homes to them. COME FROM AWAY is an open-ended production, with tickets currently on sale through September 2018. (more...)
BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY is a Triumph in Toronto BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY is a Triumph in Toronto
by Taylor Long on February 18, 2018 in Toronto

Stop the world. COME FROM AWAY has come home. With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, COME FROM AWAY is one of the biggest Canadian musicals of all time. For any of you thinking you'll miss the original cast - be anxious for nothing - the first Canadian cast does not disappoint.   (more...)
BWW Review: Studio 180's KING CHARLES III is an Underwhelming Think Piece BWW Review: Studio 180's KING CHARLES III is an Underwhelming Think Piece
by Taylor Long on February 17, 2018 in Toronto

In Mike Bartlett's play, Queen Elizabeth II has just died. As fascinating as it may be to imagine the future, Studio 180's production of KING CHARLES III, directed by Joel Greenberg, is a drab view of a very pessimistic future. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 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 HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
Factory presents Colleen Wagner's THE MONUMENT Factory presents Colleen Wagner's THE MONUMENT
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Toronto

Factory Theatre is proud to present THE MONUMENT, Colleen Wagner's classic, dark and powerful war play, directed by Jani Lauzon and running in the Mainspace March 10 - April 1, 2018. (more...)
Must-See Musical CHILDREN OF GOD Opens at the Citadel Must-See Musical CHILDREN OF GOD Opens at the Citadel
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Toronto

A work of immense beauty in music and story, Children of God is a powerful musical that has drawn national attention for its message of resilience and redemption. Children of God has its share of heartache as it tells the story of an Oji-Cree family torn apart when the children are taken away to a residential school in Northern Ontario. (more...)