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TheatreHN Examines Relationships in THE LAST FIVE YEARS TheatreHN Examines Relationships in THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Toronto

The Last Five Years is a captivating two-person show that offers an honest look into one couple's five-year relationship. It's a funny, endearing, and intimate telling of a journey from passionate beginning to painful ending. An age-old story told in a refreshing way, the audience follows the couple's milestones in reverse chronological order - Cathy starts out experiencing the end of the relationship, while Jamie blissfully revels in its beginning. Watch the emotional progression as Cathy moves back in time toward their first date, and Jamie moves forward toward their eventual parting. (more...)
Toronto International Film Festival TIFF 2017 Selects Six Italian Titles Toronto International Film Festival TIFF 2017 Selects Six Italian Titles
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Toronto

Six titles were invited to participate at the great North American event. Starting from the world premiere of Rainbow-A Private Affair by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani in the Masters programme. (more...)
Taviani Brothers' RAINBOW-A Private Affair Gets World Premier at TIFF 2017 Taviani Brothers' RAINBOW-A Private Affair Gets World Premier at TIFF 2017
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Toronto

Rainbow-A Private Affair, the 21st film by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in World premiere in the Masters programme. (more...)
Polyphonic Ground to Launch with Turkwaz, Sandcatchers and Grooz in Concert Polyphonic Ground to Launch with Turkwaz, Sandcatchers and Grooz in Concert
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Toronto

Concerts for the culturally curious - Polyphonic Ground is a new local initiative by live music presenters committed to building and sustaining Toronto as a global music city. Polyphonic Ground Presents is a series of monthly concerts curated by diverse pairings among the twelve founding organizations for an authentic musical exploration. (more...)
Stephen Fry's MYTHOS Makes World Premiere at the 2018 Shaw Festival Stephen Fry's MYTHOS Makes World Premiere at the 2018 Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Toronto

During a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake earlier this year, world renowned actor, comedian and renaissance man Stephen Fry hinted that he'd return to the Shaw Festival in 2018. Tim Carroll, Artistic Director of The Shaw, will direct Mr. Fry in the world premiere of Mythos: A Trilogy - Gods. Heroes. Men. on the Festival Stage as part of the 2018 season. (more...)
Discord and Din Theatre in Association with Seventh Stage Productions present LELA & CO. Discord and Din Theatre in Association with Seventh Stage Productions present LELA & CO.
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Toronto

???????Emerging independent theatre company, Discord and Din Theatre (This is Where We Live, The SummerWorks Theatre Festival 2015 and Mine, the Next Stage Theatre Festival 2015), in association with Seventh Stage Productions (Wendy Darling, Stockholm, 9 Parts of Desire, Whale Music and more), is producing the Canadian premiere of Cordelia Lynn's searing feminist play Lela & Co. from September 21st to October 8th, 2017 at The Theatre Centre BMO Incubator. Both companies pride themselves on producing politically and socially relevant theatre to shed light on those in the dark. (more...)
Festival Music House Announces 2017 Lineup at TIFF Festival Music House Announces 2017 Lineup at TIFF
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Toronto

Returning to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for its eighth year, Festival Music House (FMH) today announced its all-star lineup of Canadian talent taking the stage at this year's concert. Happening Sunday, September 10 at Velvet Underground (508 Queen St. W.), the exclusive TIFF-time favourite event connects film and television tastemakers with up-and-coming and established Canadian artists. (more...)
Colin Mochrie and More to Host ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Fundraiser at Second City Colin Mochrie and More to Host ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Fundraiser at Second City
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Toronto

Colin Mochrie, Deb McGrath and Kinley Mochrie are proud to host All You Need is Love, a fundraiser on Sunday September 10, 2017 on The Second City Mainstage. This family friendly show will support Welcome Friend Association's Rainbow Camp, a one-week camp for LGBTQ2+ and Allied youth, their siblings and children in Queer families. (more...)
CBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This Sunday CBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This Sunday
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Toronto

The Stratford Festival's latest HD films, Macbeth and Love's Labour's Lost, are airing on CBC TV this month, giving Canadians across the country a chance to see the work of the country's landmark theatre during this special 150th anniversary year. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
The Royal Conservatory of Music to Launch 2017-18 Season with Starry Gala The Royal Conservatory of Music to Launch 2017-18 Season with Starry Gala
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Toronto

As The Royal Conservatory of Music's 2017-18 concert season is set to begin, five of the upcoming Koerner Hall concerts are already sold out, including the Season Gala concert with Hollywood star Bill Murray and his friends Jan Vogler (cello), Mira Wang (violin), and Vanessa Perez (piano). (more...)
GREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This November GREASE Led By Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish To Play Toronto This November
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Toronto

Irregular Entertainment producers David Galpern and Charles Roy, announced today that they are producing a new production of Grease: The Musical starring Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Sandy, Katie Findlay (How to Get Away with Murder) as Rizzo, and introducing Dylan S. Wallach (Summer Blink, (Blank) My Life) as Danny, directed by Josh Prince (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical; Shrek, The Musical), this fall at The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto. Previews begin November 1, 2017, with Opening Night on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tickets go on sale September 5, 2017. (more...)
Esprit Orchestra Announces 35th Anniversary Season Esprit Orchestra Announces 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Toronto

October 2017 will mark the beginning of Esprit Orchestra's 35th Anniversary Season. (more...)
Shakespeare in the Ruff's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Cast a Spell Over Withrow Park Shakespeare in the Ruff's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Cast a Spell Over Withrow Park
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Toronto

Shakespeare in the Ruff presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare, running August 15 - September 3rd in Withrow Park. (more...)
Centennial High School Drama Department Presents A PLAY by Pantsuit Improv Centennial High School Drama Department Presents A PLAY by Pantsuit Improv
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in Toronto

Back in Toronto from just having performed at the Detroit Improv Festival, Pantsuit Improv (Honourable Mention, 2016 Summer Blockbuster Week competition) make their triumphant return to Bad Dog Theatre's Blockbuster Week with a brand-new original premise. (more...)
IPPERWASH Comes to the Blyth Festival IPPERWASH Comes to the Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Toronto

In 1942 the Department of Defense relocated the community of Stony Point to neighbouring reserve Kettle Point to establish the training base Camp Ipperwash. The department promised to return the land after the war had concluded. (more...)
made in canada/fait au canada Opens Next Week! made in canada/fait au canada Opens Next Week!
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Toronto

Yvonne Ng, Artistic Director of Toronto's only contemporary dance festival - dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) - and 2017 Muriel Sherrin Award recipient, has, along with guest curators Daniele Desnoyers and Marc Parent, programmed an exciting lineup for the 2017 version of this biennial contemporary pan-Canadian dance festival - its biggest yet! (more...)
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Arrive in Toronto This Winter MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Arrive in Toronto This Winter
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Toronto

Drayton Entertainment will bring their popular production of the world-wide smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Toronto. Written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, the Drayton Entertainment production is directed by Alex Mustakas, the company's artistic director. (more...)
Truth Collides with Fiction in the Toronto Premiere of MOCKINGBIRD CLOSE Truth Collides with Fiction in the Toronto Premiere of MOCKINGBIRD CLOSE
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Toronto

Local indie group, INpulse Theatre, is mounting the Toronto premiere of 'Mockingbird Close', by award-winning Canadian playwright, Trevor Schmidt.  Grimm fairy tale meets the Suburban Dream. (more...)
Red Sky Performance presents World Premiere of MIIGIS Red Sky Performance presents World Premiere of MIIGIS
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Toronto

  Red Sky Performance, Canada's leading company of contemporary Indigenous performing arts, founded by executive and artistic director Sandra Laronde, is proud to kick off their fall season with the World Premiere of MIIGIS on September 15 and 16, 2017 at Fort York National Historic Site. (more...)
BWW Review: DIVINE at SummerWorks Entertains with Adventure in a Grim Future BWW Review: DIVINE at SummerWorks Entertains with Adventure in a Grim Future
by Taylor Long on August 10, 2017 in Toronto

Can you imagine life without water? It's something we take for granted. Water is always accessible. It's easy to find. DIVINE, by Natalie Frijia, imagines a world without these luxuries. Directed by Claire Burns, DIVINE presents this one potential future as a post-apocalyptic wasteland - a wild-west complete with bandits, heroes and spies. A mix of fantasy and adventure, DIVINE is a delightfully entertaining glimpse at a dystopia that is too close for comfort. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Hart House Theatre Rocks HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Hart House Theatre Rocks HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Toronto

Hart House Theatre is pleased to present the award-winning, musical/rock show Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Directed by Rebecca Ballarin, with Music Direction by Giustin MacLean, this show opens the season and runs September 22 to October 7.  (more...)
One-Woman Show BROKEN IMAGES to Play Red Sandcastle Theatre This August One-Woman Show BROKEN IMAGES to Play Red Sandcastle Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Toronto

Neeraja Ramjee presents BROKEN IMAGES, a psychological thriller by acclaimed Indian contemporary playwright Girish Karnad, August 10-20, 2017 at Red Sandcastle Theatre. This is a one woman show starring Neeraja Ramjee, and directed by award-winning actor, director, and dramaturge Clinton Walker. (more...)
BWW Review: REALITY THEATRE at SummerWorks Panders to the Millennial Attention Span BWW Review: REALITY THEATRE at SummerWorks Panders to the Millennial Attention Span
by Taylor Long on August 09, 2017 in Toronto

A study by Microsoft in 2015 revealed that the average person's attention span (related to social media) is down to eight seconds - less than that of a goldfish. REALITY THEATRE, written by Julia Lederer and directed by Rebecca Applebaum, satisfies this need for constant change. Part of the SummerWorks Festival, the show features quick, impactful scenes - commenting on evolving technology, diminishing social interaction, the limits of commitment and - time. (more...)