Wilkinson's Broadway & Beyond Concert Tour to Begin in October

News   Wilkinson's Broadway & Beyond Concert Tour to Begin in October Colm Wilkinson, who created the role of Jean Valjean in the original London and Broadway productions of Les Misérables, will launch a concert tour of Canadian cities October 6.

Colm Wilkinson
Colm Wilkinson

Entitled Colm Wilkinson: Broadway & Beyond, the tour will begin Oct. 6 and 7 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, NS. Wilkinson will also play stops in Charlottetown, St. John's, Montreal, Ottawa, Windsor, Kitchener, Brampton, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Victoria, Vancouver and Regina.

The tour, which is being produced by Garth Drabinsky and Robert Topol, will feature songs from the worlds of theatre and popular music. Wilkinson will premiere the concert July 22 in Dublin at Ireland's National Concert Hall.

The complete list of Canadian tour dates follows:

Oct. 6-7 at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, NS
Oct. 9 at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown, PEI
Oct. 11 at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, NL
Oct. 13 at the Place des Arts - Théâtre Maisonneuve in Montreal, QC
Oct. 14 at the National Arts Centre, Southam Hall in Ottawa, ON
Oct. 16-17 at the Chrysler Theatre in Windsor, ON
Oct. 19 at Centre In The Square in Kitchener, ON
Oct. 21-22 at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, ON
Oct. 24 at the Community Auditorium in Thunder Bay, ON
Oct. 26 at Centennial Hall in Winnipeg, MB
Oct. 29 at the EPCOR Centre - Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, AB
Oct. 31 at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, AB
Nov. 1 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK
Nov. 6 at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC
Nov. 9 at the Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC
Nov. 11 at the Conexus Centre in Regina, SK

For his performance as Jean Valjean in the international hit Les Misérables, Colm Wilkinson earned a Laurence Olivier nomination and Tony and Drama Desk nominations. He also won the Helen Hayes Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and a Theatre World Award for that performance. During Andrew Lloyd Webber's annual Sydmonton Festival, he created the role of The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, a part he later played in the Toronto production to much acclaim. Wilkinson also created the role of Che for the original concept recording of Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita and has performed in major concert halls throughout the world. His first solo recording was entitled "Stage Heroes." Ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced shortly.

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