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West End's ANNIE Replaces MURIEL'S WEDDING in Toronto; FUN HOME Cast Announced! West End's ANNIE Replaces MURIEL'S WEDDING in Toronto; FUN HOME Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk on September 25, 2017 in Toronto

David Mirvish today announced three new productions to the 2017-18 lineup, a change to one show in the main series and the casting for two locally produced shows in the Off-Mirvish series. (more...)
imagineNATIVE Presents Announces 2017 Visual Arts Programming imagineNATIVE Presents Announces 2017 Visual Arts Programming
by BWW News Desk on September 25, 2017 in Toronto

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, October 18 22, 2017, is proud to announce this year's visual arts programming including exhibitions, installations, interactive pieces and the annual Art Crawl. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 24 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 24
by Audition Roundup on September 24, 2017 in Toronto

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 24, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
BWW Review: THE BREATHING HOLE at the Stratford Festival Offers Beautiful Design and Compelling Storytelling BWW Review: THE BREATHING HOLE at the Stratford Festival Offers Beautiful Design and Compelling Storytelling
by Lauren Gienow on September 23, 2017 in Toronto

Marking its world premiere, the Stratford Festival Commissioned production of Colleen Murphy's THE BREATHING HOLE is an incredible piece of theatre that is both groundbreaking and deeply moving. Directed by Reneltta Arluk, this production boasts a fantastic cast, beautiful design, and marvellous and endearing polar bear puppets. Tickets are hard to come by, but if you can see this production, you MUST. (more...)
Benefit Concert Aims to Raise Funds and Awareness for War Amps CHAMP (Child Amputee) Program Benefit Concert Aims to Raise Funds and Awareness for War Amps CHAMP (Child Amputee) Program
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in Toronto

Broadway performer David Connolly and BroadwayWorld.com Senior Editor Taylor Long present BOTH, a cabaret fundraiser in support of the War Amps CHAMP (Child Amputee) Program. (more...)
Britta Johnson's LIFE AFTER Musical to Hit the Stage in Toronto This Fall Britta Johnson's LIFE AFTER Musical to Hit the Stage in Toronto This Fall
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in Toronto

Following an auspicious debut at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2016, Canadian Stage, The Musical Stage Company, and Yonge Street Theatricals will present rising Toronto lyricist and composer Britta's Johnson's extraordinary new musical Life After, on stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre September 23 - October 22. This expanded fall production represents an exciting step for a developing Canadian musical. (more...)
All Aboard for the Confederation Players Tour in Fredericton All Aboard for the Confederation Players Tour in Fredericton
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Toronto

History will come alive when The Confederation Players visit Fredericton, New Brunswick on Sept. 24th 25th. (more...)
MUSIC ON FILM Enters Its Sixth Year MUSIC ON FILM Enters Its Sixth Year
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Toronto

The Royal Conservatory of Music and Hot Docs celebrate the sixth annual edition of this unique and ever-popular film series. Exploring and honouring music genres from around the world, Music on Film features stimulating post-screening discussions and short performances with accomplished musicians moderated by Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of The Royal Conservatory of Music's Performing Arts Division. (more...)
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opens Opera Atelier's 17-18 Season THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Opens Opera Atelier's 17-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Toronto

Opera Atelier's 2017-2018 season opens with The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart's hilarious tale of love, betrayal and forgiveness in a world on the brink of revolution. American bass-baritone Douglas Williams will be making his Opera Atelier debut in the title role. Sung in English, The Marriage of Figaro runs at Toronto's Elgin Theatre (189 Yonge Street) Oct. 26 - Nov. 4, 2017. (more...)
The 6th Annual BIG CITY IMPROV FESTIVAL Announced The 6th Annual BIG CITY IMPROV FESTIVAL Announced
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Toronto

The Big City Improv Festival (BCIF) is happy to announce the first wave of programming for the sixth annual festival. Big City Improv Festival, Canada's largest improv showcase, will present the best improvisers from across North America from October 13 - 21, 2017 at five venues in Toronto. (more...)
A Far Cry & Simone Dinnerstein to Tour New Philip Glass Concerto to Boston, NYC and More A Far Cry & Simone Dinnerstein to Tour New Philip Glass Concerto to Boston, NYC and More
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Toronto

In its 2017-18 season, the Grammy-nominated chamber music collective A Far Cry joins pianist Simone Dinnerstein to premiere a new concerto for piano and strings by Philip Glass. (more...)
Hart House Theatre to Stage Rock Musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Hart House Theatre to Stage Rock Musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Toronto

Opening September 22, Hart House Theatre is 'stoked' to present the cult-favourite, glam-rock extravaganza, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Directed by Hart House Theatre alumnae, Rebecca Ballarin, and starring a stellar cast, Hedwig and the Angry Inch promises to open the 2017/2018 Hart House Theatre Season on a high note. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special on September 22, 2017 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 HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: TORONTO SYMPHONY Season Launch Delivers Surprises BWW Review: TORONTO SYMPHONY Season Launch Delivers Surprises
by Taylor Long on September 21, 2017 in Toronto

A night of surprises, enthusiastic artistry and brave new compositions graced the Roy Thomson Hall Tuesday night. The TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA opened its 2017-2018 season with a program that effortlessly mingled the classical with the contemporary. This is a year of big changes for the orchestra. For the past 14 years, music director Peter Oundjian has been successfully anchoring the TSO as one of the finest orchestras in the world. The audience could not have been more appreciative during the opening night of Oundjian's final season. (more...)
YPT to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST this Holiday Season YPT to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Toronto

Young People's Theatre (YPT) has become known for their joyous Holiday shows and this season's offering couldn't be better! YPT is thrilled to present the beloved musical Beauty and the Beast. Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, this timeless classic will be presented on the Mainstage from Nov. 6 to Dec. 31. (more...)
Comedian Deborah Kimmett Stars In This Part Stand-Up, Part Eulogy, Live Tour De Force Comedian Deborah Kimmett Stars In This Part Stand-Up, Part Eulogy, Live Tour De Force
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Toronto

Heralded Comedian and storyteller Deborah Kimmett (The Debaters, DNTO, The Second City) brings her poignant, uplifting, and hilarious one-person show The Year Of The Suddenly to The Second City's John Candy Box Theatre for a limited two-night run, October 17 and 18. (more...)
Robbie Fenton Stars in THE WILD BLUE YONDER Robbie Fenton Stars in THE WILD BLUE YONDER
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Toronto

Blue Yonder is the story of Andy Fromm a real person who was a cadet at the RAF air school in Beamsville Ontario, during WW 1. Andy was a Winnipeg boy, born and bred, but he had an itch to see the world so he signed up, along with several hundred other patriots who wanted to see the world and serve their country in this new branch of the service, which became the Canadian Air Force. (more...)
BWW Review: The Story of THE KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT Gets Lost in this Underwhelming Production at the Stratford Festival BWW Review: The Story of THE KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT Gets Lost in this Underwhelming Production at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow on September 20, 2017 in Toronto

In 1914, hundreds of British subjects of the Sikh faith were not allowed off of the boat they traveled to Canada on, and denied entry at the Vancouver harbour based on xenophobia and racist immigration policies. This story of the people aboard the Komagata Maru is an important part of Canadian history to be remembered and an important story to tell. The story is told on stage this season at the Stratford Festival in THE KOMAGATA MARU INCIDENT written by Sharon Pollock and directed by Keira Loughran. Unfortunately, the choices made in the way the story is told, cause the power of its message to not resonate nearly as much as it should be resonating at a time when it is so incredibly relevant in society. (more...)
Dreamwalker Dance Launches DanceWorks 40th Anniversary Season! Dreamwalker Dance Launches DanceWorks 40th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Toronto

DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, now celebrating its 40th Anniversary, proudly presents Toronto-based Dreamwalker Dance Company with the world premiere of its dance-theatre work Dual Light. (more...)
FREEDOM SINGER to Embarks on Fall 2017 Canadian Tour FREEDOM SINGER to Embarks on Fall 2017 Canadian Tour
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Toronto

Following the acclaimed world premiere of Freedom Singer during Black History Month 2017, Project: Humanity is proud to bring this "must-see" theatre production to Vancouver, Whitehorse, Dawson City, Gananoque, Windsor and Edmonton. (more...)
Stages Across the U.S. and Around the World Among ICWP's 2017 50/50 Applause Awardees Stages Across the U.S. and Around the World Among ICWP's 2017 50/50 Applause Awardees
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Toronto

The 2017 International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) 50/50 Applause Awards celebrates gender parity for women playwrights at 58 theatres throughout The United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Tasmania. (more...)
Uma Gahd Brings ARE YOU THERE, MARGARET? IT'S ME GAHD to Toronto Next Month Uma Gahd Brings ARE YOU THERE, MARGARET? IT'S ME GAHD to Toronto Next Month
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Toronto

Nothing ruins the high of a successful second run of House of Laureen's Fringe hit Backdoor Queens like being stood up by a long-lost friend. Uma Gahd presents her one-woman drag comedy! Small talk, big issues: fame, family, feminism, and failed marriages! (more...)
Fringe Festival Smash THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING Returns To The Theatre Centre Fringe Festival Smash THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING Returns To The Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Toronto

In September of 1964, a chance meeting between two men - one white and one black - reveals the bond they share and the ties connecting them to America's most powerful leaders in playwright Steven Elliott Jackson's stirring THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING. (more...)
Hard Rock International And Sony Music Entertainment Turn Up The Music With New, Reimagined Rock Star Suites Hard Rock International And Sony Music Entertainment Turn Up The Music With New, Reimagined Rock Star Suites
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in Toronto

In support of Hard Rock International's continued global expansion, the two powerhouses known for their deep-rooted music heritage are uniting to put a radical new spin on the traditional presidential suite by integrating vibrant life-sized content, mixed media and memorabilia featuring the world's most iconic music artists. Sony will also bring their unique musical aesthetic to various facets of properties worldwide, ranging from design elements and original content creation to experiential events and innovative music integration into Hard Rock Hotel & Casino properties. (more...)
Winners of RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award Announced Winners of RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award Announced
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in Toronto

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada announced today that Corps de Ballet member Jimmy Coleman and Apprentice Heather Capen are the recipients of the fifth annual RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award for their performances as Apprentices during the 2016/17 season. Mr. Coleman and Ms. Capen each received a $1,000 cash prize. The awards were presented by Artistic Director, YOU dance / Principal Ballet Master Lindsay Fischer, on behalf of RBC Foundation, during the Patrons' Council 2017/18 Season Opening Party in Toronto last night. (more...)