Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew and Billy Talent’s Ben Kowalewicz To Star in Play Together

'A&R Angels' was written by Drew

Crow’s Theatre announced the lineup for its 35th anniversary season, and one play is sure to standout to Canadian music fans. A&R Angels was written by Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew, who will star alongside Billy Talent frontman Ben Kowalewicz when it hits the stage in November.

The Chris Abraham-directed play tells the story of two angels on a mission to write one last hit song. More via, official release:

A&R Angels is a rock-fable by Kevin Drew, co-founder and de facto bandleader of Canada’s baroque-pop collective Broken Social Scene (BSS). A now prolific music creator in Canada and internationally – Drew’s artistic career was seeded at an adolescent theatre maker and as a budding actor at the Etobicoke School of the Arts along with a number of future members of BSS.

Kevin Drew has written the book and songs of A&R Angels and is also co-starring in the premiere with a talented ensemble, including punk rock band Billy Talent’s energetic and multi-talented front man Ben Kowalewicz.

Straddling our world and the afterlife, two angels have – for decades – pulled folks from the brink of death with their music. But times have changed. The past lives that they’ve been tasked to save…have ended, well…badly. The A&R Angels have only one shot left before being eternally benched by the higher-ups – can they write that killer song that will give life to the living?

In addition to A&R Angels, Streetcar Crowsnest (Crow’s Theatre) also announced it will send Stars’ Torquil Campbell on the road with the critically acclaimed show True Crime, which enjoyed a limited run earlier this year. Kristen Thomson’s Dora-award nominated The Wedding Party will also return in 2018.

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A&R Angels debuts on November 20, single tickets will go on sale July 10th at 7 a.m. Crow’s Theatre is located in Toronto’s east end at 345 Carlaw Avenue.