Lauren Gienow

Lauren Gienow Based out of Stratford, Ontario, Lauren is a young professional with a love of theatre and TV. Lauren enjoys daring new productions, classic plays, and everything in-between. She is particularly fond of musical theatre, but she also has a soft spot for Shakespeare, which she studied at the university level. In addition to her theatrical reviews, Lauren is the resident "Grey's Anatomy" Re-capper for BWW TV. Lauren holds a BA in Psychology and an MSc. in Occupational Therapy. She is a strong advocate for the benefits of the Arts to the overall wellness and happiness of human beings. As much as she loves to perform (she is an alto sax player, and spent her youth working as a mascot), she also takes great pleasure in sitting back and enjoying a good performance. Lauren is very excited to share a variety of reviews, recaps and features as a contributor to Broadway World Toronto and Broadway World TV.


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BWW Recap: Good Grief and Good Laughs on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: Good Grief and Good Laughs on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMY
Posted: Apr. 7, 2017


BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Pays Tribute to Moms Everywhere in a Heartbreaking Episode; Ellen Pompeo Directs!BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Pays Tribute to Moms Everywhere in a Heartbreaking Episode; Ellen Pompeo Directs!
Posted: Mar. 31, 2017


BWW Recap: A Romance Finally takes Flight on GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: A Romance Finally takes Flight on GREY'S ANATOMY
Posted: Apr. 14, 2017


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BWW Recap: A War is Brewing on GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: A War is Brewing on GREY'S ANATOMY
Posted: Mar. 10, 2017


BWW Recap: Good Grief and Good Laughs on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: Good Grief and Good Laughs on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMY
Posted: Apr. 7, 2017


BWW Review: MACBETH at the Stratford Festival is Frighteningly Great and Greatly FrighteningBWW Review: MACBETH at the Stratford Festival is Frighteningly Great and Greatly Frightening
Posted: May. 31, 2016


BWW Exclusive: GREY'S ANATOMY Cast Interviews & Panel Recap from PaleyfestBWW Exclusive: GREY'S ANATOMY Cast Interviews & Panel Recap from Paleyfest
Posted: Mar. 20, 2017


BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Attempts to 'Undo' the Drama in Season PremiereBWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Attempts to 'Undo' the Drama in Season Premiere
Posted: Sep. 24, 2016


BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the Stratford Festival is Art at Its FinestBWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the Stratford Festival is Art at Its Finest
Posted: Jun. 29, 2016


BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at the Stratford Festival is a Fun Night at the TheatreBWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at the Stratford Festival is a Fun Night at the Theatre
Posted: Jun. 6, 2016


BWW Recap: Season 13 of GREY'S ANATOMY Comes to a Fiery CloseBWW Recap: Season 13 of GREY'S ANATOMY Comes to a Fiery Close
May 19, 2017

Well, another season of GREY'S ANATOMY is in the books. Thursday's finale, written by Stacy McKee and directed by Debbie Allen, was packed with action and emotion. We said goodbye to a series regular, and got a glimpse of what will likely be the prominent storylines to start off next season. Oh yaThere was also a huge fire in the hospital.

BWW Recap: Season's Penultimate Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY is ...Explosive!BWW Recap: Season's Penultimate Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY is ...Explosive!
May 12, 2017

Wow. What an episode of GREY'S ANATOMY. The penultimate episode of season 13, entitled True Colors went out with a literal bang and left us all waiting with baited breath to see what happens in next week's finale. The three main story-lines of the episode could have each been an episode of it's own; Owen gets life changing news about his sister Megan, Alex has found Jo's abusive husband, and Edwards finds herself and a young patient in a terrifying situation with a dangerous patient. The episode was written by William Harper and directed by Kevin McKidd.

BWW Recap: It's a Tale of Two Tumors on GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: It's a Tale of Two Tumors on GREY'S ANATOMY
May 6, 2017

Thursday night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY, written by Elizabeth R. Finch and directed by Zetna Fuentes, offered viewers a tale of two tumorstwo very different patient cases in which the doctors want to try to remove a tumor but the patient (or patient's parents) do not want them tofor very different reasons. As the medical cases play out, we also get an update on the Arizona/Eliza romance, and the Meredith/Riggs romance (and Maggie's stance on it). We also see Edwards finally reach her boiling point with the existential crisis she has quietly having all season. Oh, and I'm pretty sure Alex is tracking down Jo's estranged, abusive husbandso that should be interesting.

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY 'Worms' its Way Into Our Hearts and Tear DuctsBWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY 'Worms' its Way Into Our Hearts and Tear Ducts
April 28, 2017

Last night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY, entitled 'Don't Stop Me Now'did not disappoint. The Meredith/Riggs/Maggie story took a giant step forward when Maggie finally learned that Meredith and Riggs are a thing. Richard and Catherine finally buried the hatchet; Alex's patient, Veronica (who we first met earlier this season) returned to have her baby; and a super lovey dovey young couple named Mary and Dennis first disgusted us with their pet names for each otherand then really disgusted us with the worms that were breeding inside Mary. This episode brought the laughs, the tears, the unique medical storylines.And some super gross worms. What else could a GREY'S fan ask for???

BWW Recap: A Romance Finally takes Flight on GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: A Romance Finally takes Flight on GREY'S ANATOMY
April 14, 2017

This week's GREY'S ANATOMY literally took the drama to new heights with the episode In The Air Tonight (which has been advertised all week as #GreysOnAPlane). The bulk of this episode, directed by Chandra Wilson, takes place on a plane that hits some pretty serious turbulence mid flight. Meredith and Riggs both happen to be on the plane and are forced to jump into doctor mode when passengers experience medical emergencies. This doesn't mean that their own romantic turbulence takes the back burner however, as Meredith finally confronts her feelings and reservations about moving forward romantically with Riggs.

BWW Recap: Good Grief and Good Laughs on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: Good Grief and Good Laughs on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMY
April 7, 2017

GREY'S ANATOMY was in top form on Thursday night. The episode was called WHAT'S INSIDE and newcomer, Nzingha Stewart, was the director. This episode had a little bit of everythinga fascinating medical case, moments of laughter, moments of tears, callbacks to some significant past storylines on the show, new friendships forming, etc. It also provided a beautiful commentary on grief and on how there is no normal way to grieve (though there are certainly some ways that are healthier than others).

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Pays Tribute to Moms Everywhere in a Heartbreaking Episode; Ellen Pompeo Directs!BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Pays Tribute to Moms Everywhere in a Heartbreaking Episode; Ellen Pompeo Directs!
March 31, 2017

Tonight's emotional hour was entitled Be Still My Soul and it marked lead, Ellen Pompeo's directorial debut. Two weeks ago at Paleyfest, Ms. Pompeo commented on how the story in this episode had a great deal of meaning to her and it was important that this be the one that she direct. The episode centers on Maggie's struggle to come to terms with her mother's illness and eventual death. It also explores the beautiful relationship that exists between a child (of any age) and their mother. Guest star LaTanya Richardson Jackson is fantastic as Diane Pierce and Kelly McCreary (Maggie) breaks hearts with her performance.

BWW Exclusive: GREY'S ANATOMY Cast Interviews & Panel Recap from PaleyfestBWW Exclusive: GREY'S ANATOMY Cast Interviews & Panel Recap from Paleyfest
March 20, 2017

BWW TV had the chance to catch up with several members of the GREY'S ANATOMYcast on the Paleyfest Red Carpet and then get some scoop from the official Panel discussion.Here is a transcript of interviews with: Jerrika Hinton, Jason George, Kelly McCreary, James Pickens Jr. , Giacomo Gianniotti, Chandra Wilson, Caterina Scorsone, and Debbie Allen and some tidbits from the panel.

BWW Exclusive: THE FLASH/SUPERGIRL Musical Crossover Scoop and More from PaleyfestBWW Exclusive: THE FLASH/SUPERGIRL Musical Crossover Scoop and More from Paleyfest
March 19, 2017

Saturday afternoon at the Dolby Theatre, the four CW Network Super Hero television programs were all celebrated at Paleyfest. On hand, were some executive producers and members of the casts ofARROW, THE FLASH, SUPER GIRL, and DC LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Moderating the panel was comic book super fan, Kevin Smith.

BWW Recap: Jackson and April Take on Montana in this Week's GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: Jackson and April Take on Montana in this Week's GREY'S ANATOMY
March 17, 2017

Last night's GREY'S ANATOMY, entitled Who Is He (and What is he to You) and directed by Kevin McKidd, was billed as 'Japril the sequel' a Jackson and April centric episode that finds them jetting off to Montana to perform a throat transplant. Jackson does the Voice-Over that typically goes to Meredith and the only other regular character that we see is Katherine Avery. GREY'S fans might slightly miss the regular shenanigans over at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital, but regardless of how invested they are in the Jackson-April pairing, they will certainly still appreciate this episode. We finally get to meet Jackson's fatherand so does Jackson!

BWW Recap: A War is Brewing on GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: A War is Brewing on GREY'S ANATOMY
March 10, 2017

GREY'S ANATOMY is back after a week away with an episode entitled Civil War. It is an apt title because things are icy to say the least. There are several civil wars of sorts happening around the hospital. Many had existed for a while now, but it appears some things are finally reaching a breaking point.

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Masters the Term 'Bittersweet'BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Masters the Term 'Bittersweet'
February 24, 2017

Last night's GREY'S ANATOMY was about reunions. Not necessarily happy reunions, but reunions all the same. No show on TV does 'bittersweet' better than GREY'S ANATOMY and there is a whole lot of bittersweet in this most recent episode, entitled Back Where You Belong. The episode was written by Jen Klein and directed by Oliver Bokelberg.

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY and Kepner's No-Good-Terrible-Very-Bad-DayBWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY and Kepner's No-Good-Terrible-Very-Bad-Day
February 17, 2017

On last night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY, what was looking to be Dr. Kepner's no-good-terrible-very-bad-day turned out to be Dr. Minnick's no-good-terrible-very-bad-day. Fittingly, the episode was titled It Only Gets Much Worse.

BWW Recap: Everyone's Got Secrets on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: Everyone's Got Secrets on this Week's GREY'S ANATOMY
February 10, 2017

Last night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY was all about secretsspecifically the deep dark personal secrets that are just too revealing to tell anybody. The episode was aptly titled None of Your Business. Several characters navigated romantic, professional and familiar relationships while keeping a secret close to the chest. By the end of the episode, most of those secrets remained unspoken. This might seem frustrating to viewers who just want our favorite characters to open up and sharebut at the same time, it is pretty darn realistic.

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Where Is Alex???BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Where Is Alex???
February 3, 2017

Thursday's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY entitled Jukebox Hero explores how those who we may see as heroes all have their flaws if we look close enough. More on that later thoughthe real question is WHERE IS ALEX???!!!

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Goes to JailBWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Goes to Jail
January 29, 2017

GREY'S ANATOMY is back after a long winter break. The winter premiere, entitled You Can Look (But You'd Better Not Touch) is a 'bottle episode' meaning that it is more or less self-contained, and that we will have to wait another week to get answers to the cliffhangers we were left with in the midseason finale.

BWW Review: THE BOY KNOWN AS DR. BARNARDO'S is A Story that has Been Waiting to be ToldBWW Review: THE BOY KNOWN AS DR. BARNARDO'S is A Story that has Been Waiting to be Told
December 1, 2016

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, you may feel inclined to stay by the fire indoorsbut I suggest that those in the Milverton, Ontario area, bundle up and head over to 69 Main St. N to see an original historical play, which also happens to be based locally, put on by 'Southwesto House'.

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Delivers some 'Crushing' DevelopmentsBWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Delivers some 'Crushing' Developments
November 18, 2016

The season 13 midseason finale of GREY'S ANATOMY provided some shocking revelations and set viewers up for two months of torture before the show returns on Jan 19th. Will Alex go to jail? Will Richard lose his job? And where the heck is Amelia???

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Takes Us Into The Room Where It HappensBWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Takes Us Into The Room Where It Happens
November 11, 2016

Well. That was different! Once every season or two, GREY'S ANATOMY offers up an episode that breaks convention and tries to be a little different. This show has had varying success with this type of episode. The one that aired tonight, entitledget this, HAMILTON fansThe Room Where It Happens, may not turn out to be the most memorable of them all, but it was done very welland it may well have been the best.

BWW Recap: A Change is Gonna Come on GREY'S ANATOMYBWW Recap: A Change is Gonna Come on GREY'S ANATOMY
November 6, 2016

The 7th episode of season 13 of GREY'S ANATOMY, entitled Why Try to Change Me Now aired Thursday night and it looks like 'change' is indeed coming to Grey Sloan Memorial. With a new consultant at the hospital, the Attendings quickly fall into paranoia and defensivenessand it may very well be warranted!



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