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JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT Comes to The Sony Centre with Live Orchestra JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT Comes to The Sony Centre with Live Orchestra
by BWW News Desk on November 21, 2017 in Toronto

Welcome to Jurassic Park! One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made will be presented at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on December 28 and 29, 2017. A full symphony orchestra will perform one of composer John Williams' most iconic and beloved musical scores LIVE in sync with the picture! Jurassic Park is the third of Steven Spielberg's films to be developed for presentation with live orchestra. (more...)
MOTOWN The Musical Comes to Princess of Wales Theatre - Tickets Onsale Monday MOTOWN The Musical Comes to Princess of Wales Theatre - Tickets Onsale Monday
by BWW News Desk on November 21, 2017 in Toronto

Work Light Productions and David Mirvish are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on Monday November 27th. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Princess of Wales Theatre, May 22 - June 3, 2018. Tickets available at mirvish.com or by calling 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420. (more...)
JONNO Comes to The 2018 Next Stage Theatre Festival JONNO Comes to The 2018 Next Stage Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in Toronto

After a successful world premiere at the 2016 Winnipeg Fringe Festival, JONNO by Alix Sobler receives its Toronto debut at the Next Stage Theatre Festival this January. Inspired by recent events, JONNO tells the story of a beloved Canadian radio personality a man whose endearing exterior proves to be the disguise of a violent, insecure, and narcissistic sexual predator. Angry, visceral, and disturbingly funny, the play takes an honest look at the violence perpetuated against women, and forces a light onto the men who engage in it. JONNO is directed by Paul Van Dyck and produced by Rabbit in a Hat Productions, and runs from January 3-14th at the Factory Theatre Mainspace as part of The Toronto Fringe's Next Stage Theatre Festival. www.rabbitinahatproductions.com (more...)
Erik Gratton, Ken Clement, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Bring Holiday Cheer to Princess of Wales Theatre in ELF THE MUSICAL; Cast Announced! Erik Gratton, Ken Clement, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Bring Holiday Cheer to Princess of Wales Theatre in ELF THE MUSICAL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk on November 21, 2017 in Toronto

Tickets are now on sale for the Broadway musical ELF The Musical at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre, November 21 - 26, 2017. (more...)
Phil Kline's Avant-Garde Holiday Tradition UNSILENT NIGHT to Parade Through 37 Cities This December Phil Kline's Avant-Garde Holiday Tradition UNSILENT NIGHT to Parade Through 37 Cities This December
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in Toronto

This December, composer Phil Kline's mobile sound-sculpture UNSILENT NIGHT takes place in more than 37 cities across the United States and Canada. Streets, parks and sidewalks will come alive with 'a shimmering sound-wall of bells and chimes that is dreamlike to wander through in the December nip' (The Village Voice). (more...)
Ma-Anne Dionisio, Susan Gilmour, Eric Craig and More Tapped for Theatre Calgary's THE SECRET GARDEN Ma-Anne Dionisio, Susan Gilmour, Eric Craig and More Tapped for Theatre Calgary's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in Toronto

Theatre Calgary's new artistic director Stafford Arima has officially announced the cast for The Secret Garden, which will close out its 50th Anniversary season. To be directed by Arima, The Secret Garden will feature some notable names in Canadian musical theatre, along with a large number of Calgary artists, who will bring this beloved tale to life. (more...)
Photo Flash: Reeve Carney, Rachel Chavkin and More Celebrate HADESTOWN Opening at the Citadel Photo Flash: Reeve Carney, Rachel Chavkin and More Celebrate HADESTOWN Opening at the Citadel
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Toronto

The pre-Broadway production of Ana s Mitchell's musical Hadestown just celebrated its opening at the Citadel Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)
BWW Review: Gasps All Around at Mirvish's DISGRACED BWW Review: Gasps All Around at Mirvish's DISGRACED
by Taylor Long on November 17, 2017 in Toronto

A lesson in what not to say at a dinner party, Mirvish's presentation of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED is tense and unsettling. Originally a production from the Hope and Hell Theatre Company, director Robert Ross Parker discusses the play as having 'the power to make us uncomfortable.' Certainly true. As the play dove into controversial discussions of identity politics, gasps were audible all around. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads as Best Ensemble! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads as Best Ensemble!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Toronto

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Luminato Announces Peter Herrndorf As Board Chair Designate Luminato Announces Peter Herrndorf As Board Chair Designate
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Toronto

Visionary arts leader, out-going president and CEO of the National Arts Centre, and founding Luminato board member Peter Herrndorf CC OOnt is announced as chair designate of the festival following an unanimous acclamation by the board. Herrndorf will succeed festival co-founder Tony Gagliano, Executive Chairman and CEO of St. Joseph Communications, and recent recipient of the Edmund C. Bovey Award for Philanthropy in the Arts. In 2018 Gagliano concludes an impressive 12-year tenure as chair, for which Luminato is extremely grateful. (more...)
THE SURPRISE Comes to Next Stage Festival THE SURPRISE Comes to Next Stage Festival
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Toronto

Four-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee Christel Bartelse brings her signature high-energy wit to The Next Stage Theatre Festival with The Surprise, her fifth solo show. Bartelse, as her clown Ginger, is throwing a surprise party -- and she needs help. Fortunately, that's where you come in. Literally! The Surprise is a hilariously inventive clown-based immersive experience that's guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Who's invited? Why, the audience, of course -- and they'll be in on the action. Who's the guest of honour? That's part of the surprise! What's the dessert situation? Fear not: (more...)
LEILA LIVE! Set for Next Stage 2018 at Factory Antechamber LEILA LIVE! Set for Next Stage 2018 at Factory Antechamber
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Toronto

LEILA LIVE! will play as part of Next Stage Theatre Festival 2018. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
COME FROM AWAY Announces 15 Week Extension in Toronto Following Record-Breaking Advanced Sales COME FROM AWAY Announces 15 Week Extension in Toronto Following Record-Breaking Advanced Sales
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Toronto

Due to overwhelming demand, 15 more weeks of performances 149,280 tickets, to be exact to the highly anticipated return engagement of COME FROM AWAY will go on sale 9AM Monday November 20, 2017. The multi-award-winning show set a record for theatre sales in Canada last month when it achieved $12M at the box office after only one week of public sales. (more...)
THE CHRISTMAS STORY Returns For It's 80th Year at the Church of the Holy Trinity THE CHRISTMAS STORY Returns For It's 80th Year at the Church of the Holy Trinity
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Toronto

The Christmas Story returns for its 80th year at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Start December with the true spirit of the holiday season: joy, open hearts, kindness, and hope - and a reminder of our shared humanity. Please join us for the 80th season of THE CHRISTMAS STORY, playing December 8-24 at the historic Church Of the Holy Trinity, located on the West side of the Eaton Centre. Reservations or Advance Bookings are recommended via new booking system at www.thechristmasstory.com (or you may call 416-598-4521 Ext. 301 to reserve via telephone). (more...)
5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall 5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Toronto

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and London, Theatre Topik s is proud to present the Canadian debut of 5 Guys Chillin' by Peter Darney. Woven together using the real words of guys found on Grindr, 5 Guys Chillin' is a state of the nation play addressing one of the most urgent public health crises of the 21st century. (more...)
VIDEO: Patrick Page, Amber Gray, Reeve Carney and More in New Trailer for HADESTOWN at Citadel Theatre VIDEO: Patrick Page, Amber Gray, Reeve Carney and More in New Trailer for HADESTOWN at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Toronto

Get ready for the pre-Broadway production of Ana s Mitchell's musical Hadestown at the Citadel Theatre with a brand-new trailer! (more...)
BWW Review: Musical Stage Company's UNCOVERED is Unmissable BWW Review: Musical Stage Company's UNCOVERED is Unmissable
by Taylor Long on November 15, 2017 in Toronto

What makes a show unmissable? The perfect combination of smart arrangements performed by an ensemble of artists who are the experts of their instruments. UNCOVERED is all of that. The annual concert, produced by the Musical Stage Company, pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians in the world. This year is no exception - the evening features the music of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, with music direction, vocal arrangements and orchestrations by Reza Jacobs. (more...)
Monkey Toast Welcomes Special Guests Ken Hall and Robyn Urback Monkey Toast Welcomes Special Guests Ken Hall and Robyn Urback
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Toronto

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is back! We hope that you'll join us as we welcome special guests, from the hit TBS comedy, People of Earth, actor Ken Hall, and from the CBC, opinion writer, Robyn Urback. It all happens on Saturday, December 2nd at The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. (second floor), Toronto, M4K 1N1. Doors: 7:30pm / Show 8pm. $15 in advance or at the door. www.monkeytoast.com / @mttoronto (more...)
Anything Could Happen When Award-Winning Improvisers Come Together For The First Time Anything Could Happen When Award-Winning Improvisers Come Together For The First Time
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Toronto

True made-up stories! Zany characters! Rib-cracking laughter! All spontaneous and on the spot! Bringing together some of the best, award-winning improvisers in Toronto, The Harold Experience is an improv comedy show during which the audience helps unique characters shape the stories they see unfold on stage. Weaving together fictional elements with real life narrative, the improvisors connect the pieces for a show that's fascinating, satisfying, and always hilarious. The Harold Experience is the first foray into a festival piece for The Assembly, Toronto's newest improv company. (more...)
Dance Mosaic Celebrates Canada at 150 Dance Mosaic Celebrates Canada at 150
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Toronto

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced Dance Mosaic: Canada 150. To celebrate Toronto's vibrant and diverse dance community, several organizations have been invited to attend a special, free performance of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 8 in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary. (more...)
5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall 5 GUYS CHILLIN' Make Canadian Debut at Kensington Hall
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Toronto

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and London, Theatre Topik s is proud to present the Canadian debut of 5 Guys Chillin' by Peter Darney. Woven together using the real words of guys found on Grindr, 5 Guys Chillin' is a state of the nation play addressing one of the most urgent public health crises of the 21st century. (more...)
Native Earth to Present 30th Annual WEESAGEECHAK BEGINS TO DANCE Native Earth to Present 30th Annual WEESAGEECHAK BEGINS TO DANCE
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Toronto

This November, Native Earth will welcome back familiar faces and introduces emerging creators from across Turtle Island and beyond for its 30th annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance. Showcasing new works and works-in-development in theatre, dance, music and multi-disciplinary performance work, Weesageechak 30 will run from November 15th to 25th, 2017 at Aki Studio. (more...)
Fly on the Wall Theatre Presents the Toronto Premiere of DUBLIN CAROL by Conor McPherson Fly on the Wall Theatre Presents the Toronto Premiere of DUBLIN CAROL by Conor McPherson
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Toronto

Fly on the Wall Theatre continues its exploration of the works of acclaimed Irish playwright, Conor McPherson, with the Canadian professional premiere of Dublin Carol, Nov. 14-26, 2017, at Toronto's Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street. (more...)
Sold-out Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins This Week at Shaw Festival Sold-out Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins This Week at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Toronto

The Shaw Festival's inaugural production of A Christmas Carol starts its sold-out run Wednesday, November 15 at the Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. (more...)