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Pi Theatre to Present Western Canadian Premiere of Sarah Kane's BLASTED, April 10-25

(3/3 at 10:06 PM) - Pi Theatre presents Sarah Kane's highly-provocative and overtly shocking play Blasted - an incendiary, visceral portrayal of a world where private and public violation collide - at Granville Island's Performance Works (1218 Cartwright Street), April 10 - 25, 2015. Directed by Richard Wolfe, this uncompromising work, which was met with hostile critical reaction following its controversial 1995 London premiere, has now cemented Kane's legacy as the most provocative and influential British playwright of her generation. (read...)


ITSAZOO Takes on Corporate Culture With THE COMPETITION IS FIERCE Premiere Tonight

(3/3 at 12:30 AM) - ITSAZOO Productions presents The Competition is Fierce -- a new play by Co-Artistic Producer Sebastien Archibald - from tonight, March 3 to 22, 2015 at the Shop Theatre at Renegade Studios (125 East 2nd Avenue). Directed by Chelsea Haberlin, the work is set in a dystopian corporate future where 'climbing the company ladder' entails gladiatorial combat to the death. (read...)


One Night Only Report & Photos: Deborah Voigt in VOIGT LESSONS at the 92nd Street Y

(2/28 at 10:59 AM) - There was a seismic event and emotional roller coaster onstage Thursday night at the 92nd Street Y, in the Kaufmann Concert Hall theatre. Her name is DEBBIE ..... DEBORAH VOIT. It was the first performance in New York City of a piece called VOIGT LESSONS. The piece was co-created by Voight, Terrence McNally and Francesca Zambello, years ago, at Glimmerglass and the diva told us that it has been performed 'very few times, let alone in New York City.' The crowd proceeded to go crazy. The piece- so simple, yet brilliantly calibrated. (read...)


Chan Centre Welcomes Steven Galloway & David Gifford Tonight

(2/26 at 12:30 AM) - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents celebrated Canadian author Steven Galloway (The Cellist of Sarajevo) with master magician David Gifford tonight, February 26, 2015 at 7:30pm, as part of the Beyond Words series at the Telus Studio Theatre. A new twist on the popular literary series' mandate to 'ignite conversation' through words and performance, this original collaboration weaves readings from Galloway's latest acclaimed novel The Confabulist - a beautiful, suspense-filled tale about the life and sudden death of turn-of-the-century magician and stunt performer Harry Houdini - with astounding live illusions presented by Gifford. (read...)


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/20

(2/20 at 9:09 AM) - With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (read...)


Sonic Boom Music Festival 2015 to Kick Off March 25 in Vancouver

(2/18 at 6:57 PM) - The Sonic Boom Festival returns for its 28th year of contemporary classical music (new music). This truly unique musical experience will run for only 5 days, from March 25-29th, in two acoustically beautiful venues on Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver - the Orpheum Annex and Pyatt Hall. (read...)


Disney's THE LION KING Returning to Vancouver This Year

(2/16 at 10:58 AM) - By popular demand, Disney's THE LION KING will return to Vancouver for the first time since its triumphant premiere engagement in July 2010, where the production played a sold-out run at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This exclusive 4 -week return engagement at Queen Elizabeth Theatre begins Thursday, June 18, 2015 and plays through Sunday, July 12, 2015. Opening night is set for Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:30pm. Individual tickets for THE LION KING will go on sale to the general public on Monday, February 23 at 10am. (read...)


BWW Exclusive: What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 1000+ Stars Tell Us!

(2/13 at 10:48 AM) - From Tyne Daly to Lena Hall to Deborah Cox to Kristin Chenoweth to Jason Robert Brown to Barbra Streisand to Michael Crawford to Anna Chlumsky, Raul Esparza, Alan Menken, Bernadette Peters, Laura Osnes, Victoria Clark, GLEE and Everything in Between - It's the BroadwayWorld.com 2015 Valentine's Day Special - It's the Biggest Ever! This year's entries feature John Cameron Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Jordan, Kelli O'Hara, Peter Gallagher, Kate Baldwin, Alex Sharp, Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, Rob McClure, Brynn O'Malley and MANY more! (read...)


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/13

(2/13 at 9:11 AM) - With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (read...)


MovEnt Presents SMALL STAGE POINT 5 This Weekend

(2/12 at 12:30 AM) - Back for another round of knock-out collaborations, Vancouver's hottest music and dance series celebrates its third iteration of delightfully unexpected performances; MovEnt presents Small Stage point 5 - the valentine's edition (cheeky kid sister to Dances for a Small Stage) at retro-glam Vancouver locale The Emerald, this weekend, February 12 - 15, 2015 at 8pm. With a winning formula that pairs five illustrious local musicians with five renowned Vancouver dancers, this Valentine's-themed evening will feature an exciting line-up of diverse artistic styles, to include both new artists and returning favourites. (read...)


Staircase Theatre Presents LOVE LETTERS, Now thru Valentine's Day

(2/11 at 12:30 AM) - Staircase Theatre presents Love Letters, directed by Ryan Gladstone. Sweet and heartbreaking, Love Letters is the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa Gardner and her childhood friend-turned-love-interest, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Gurney's play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, has been performed in theatre spaces all over the world, from the New York Public Library to Broadway to Carnegie Hall and back again. A smash hit both off and on Broadway, this limited Valentine's engagement includes appearances by real couples of the Vancouver theatre scene. Andrew and Melissa's story will be told by a different couple every night, including: Meghan Gardiner & Todd Thomson and Mack & Kaitlin Williams Gordon, Genevieve Fleming & Sean Harris Oliver and Michael Fera & Tanja Dixon-Warren. Love Letters runs this week, February 11-14 at The Shop. (read...)


Butoh Ensemble Dairakudakan to Make Canadian Premiere at VIDF 2015

(2/10 at 9:55 PM) - In an otherworldly fusion of butoh and theatre, the Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly presents the Canadian premiere of renowned Japanese ensemble Dairakudakan in Mushi no Hoshi - Space Insect, on stage March 20 & 21, 2015 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Under the direction of award-winning Choreographer Akaji Maro, this large-scale spectacle will showcase 22 dancers shape-shifting from humans to insects while asking the question, "Who is the better caretaker of the world?" (read...)


SPRING ALIBI Goes for a Peek Down Under

(2/10 at 11:23 AM) - All the way from chilly Canada comes a hot romantic comedy about the joys of 'self ­discovery', voyeurism, and the 8­track tape. SPRING ALIBI set in the North, a place where spring fever erupts with an undeniable force. It's a place of rugged, masculine beauty, where the warmth of the sun finally melts frozen loins and suddenly everyone's pulled into the ritualistic mating dance! (read...)


Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/6

(2/6 at 10:37 AM) - With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (read...)


STAGE TUBE: Find Out Who Blanche DuBois Was Before A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE- Gillian Anderson Leads Prequel!

(2/6 at 10:13 AM) - Gillian Anderson recently took on the iconic role of Blanche DuBois in a sold-out production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at London's Young Vic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the actress is now revisiting the character in a new short film she directed. Written by Andrew O'Hagan, 'The Departure' was created for the Young Vic Shorts series, which presents companion pieces to shows that have been performed at the theatre. Check out the full film below! (read...)


Centaur Theatre Presents the Canadian Premiere of THE GOODNIGHT BIRD Starring Nicola Cavendish, Christopher Hunt and Graham Cuthbertson

(2/5 at 11:59 AM) - The Canadian premiere of THE GOODNIGHT BIRD, Centaur Theatre's fourth play of six in the 2014-15 season, plays from February 24 to March 22, 2015. The joint production with Vancouver's Kay Meek Centre, where the production made its Western Canadian premiere in January, is written by Colleen Murphy and directed by Centaur's Artistic and Executive Director, Roy Surette. (read...)


Cirque Du Soleil Extends KURIOS in Calgary

(2/2 at 11:18 AM) - Due to overwhelming advance ticket sales, Cirque du Soleil announced today that additional performances for Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities in Calgary are available for pre-sale to Cirque Club members starting today. General public tickets for the added performances will be available beginning Friday, February 6. Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities will be performing under the iconic blue-and-yellow Big Top at Stampede Park April 9, 2015 through May 24, 2015. (read...)


APRES MOI and THE LIST Play Ruby Slippers Theatre, Now thru Feb 1

(1/28 at 12:30 AM) - Ruby Slippers Theatre presents the touching and captivating double bill: Apres Moi and The List. These English translations of two French Canadian plays will take the audience on a very human journey through love, loss, compassion and memory and remind us that by letting other people in, if only briefly, our life's trajectory can be profoundly altered. (read...)


ITSAZOO to Take on Corporate Culture With THE COMPETITION IS FIERCE Premiere, 3/3-22

(1/27 at 9:46 PM) - ITSAZOO Productions presents The Competition is Fierce -- a new play by Co-Artistic Producer Sebastien Archibald - from March 3 to 22, 2015 at the Shop Theatre at Renegade Studios (125 East 2nd Avenue). Directed by Chelsea Haberlin, the work is set in a dystopian corporate future where 'climbing the company ladder' entails gladiatorial combat to the death. (read...)


FlyOver Canada to Present FLIGHT OF THE DRAGON, 3/5

(1/27 at 1:49 PM) - In celebration of Chinese New Year, and the Year of the Sheep (Goat), FlyOver Canada presents the anticipated return of Flight of the Dragon - on now to March 5 at Canada Place. Vancouver's must-see attraction gives riders the breathtaking experience of soaring over China's spectacular cities and vistas, flying above the electrifying city of Shanghai, the snow-peaked Himalayas, and the majestic Great Wall before immediately lifting off again for an iconic flight over Canada, as part of this limited-engagement event. (read...)


ONCE, ANNIE & More Set for Broadway Across Canada's 2015-16 at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

(1/26 at 12:26 PM) - Season packages for the 15/16 Calgary Season will be available for renewing subscribers beginning this Monday January 26 and go on-sale to the general public on March 16 at 10 am. Subscriptions may be purchased online at www.BroadwayAcrossCanada.ca or by phone at 1-855-532-7469. See more about this season's shows: (read...)


LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO Comes to Vancouver Tonight

(1/24 at 12:30 AM) - Show One Productions presents the world-infamous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo in a One-Night Only engagement, tonight, January 24, 2015 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The sensational evening will mark the New York-based company's first Vancouver appearance since 1985, and will see the all male-troupe apply breathtaking technical prowess to ridiculously re-interpreted classical ballets, including Swan Lake and Paquita. (read...)


MARILYN-AFTER Set for The Staircase This Weekend

(1/23 at 12:30 AM) - Baby Gumm Productions will to present 81 year old Canadian acting icon, Nonnie Griffin, in her one-woman show, Marilyn-After, in Hamilton this weekend, January 23 and 24. (read...)


Karin Konoval and Tom McBeath Join Staircase Theatre's LOVE LETTERS

(1/21 at 10:44 AM) - Staircase Theatre presents Love Letters, directed by Ryan Gladstone. Sweet and heartbreaking, Love Letters is the story of a 50-year correspondence between Melissa Gardner and her childhood friend-turned-love-interest, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Gurney's play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, has been performed in theatre spaces all over the world, from the New York Public Library to Broadway to Carnegie Hall and back again. A smash hit both off and on Broadway, this limited Valentine's engagement includes appearances by real couples of the Vancouver theatre scene. Andrew and Melissa's story will be told by a different couple every night, including: Meghan Gardiner & Todd Thomson and Mack & Kaitlin Williams Gordon, Karin Konoval & Tom McBeath and Michael Fera & Tanja Dixon-Warren. Love Letters runs from February 11-14 at The Shop. (read...)


Chan Centre to Welcome Steven Galloway & David Gifford, 2/26

(1/20 at 1:14 PM) - The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents celebrated Canadian author Steven Galloway (The Cellist of Sarajevo) with master magician David Gifford on February 26, 2015 at 7:30pm, as part of the Beyond Words series at the Telus Studio Theatre. A new twist on the popular literary series' mandate to 'ignite conversation' through words and performance, this original collaboration weaves readings from Galloway's latest acclaimed novel The Confabulist - a beautiful, suspense-filled tale about the life and sudden death of turn-of-the-century magician and stunt performer Harry Houdini - with astounding live illusions presented by Gifford. (read...)


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