Taylor Long

Taylor Long

     Taylor Long is new to Toronto, Ontario. Born and raised in Halifax, NS and full of maritime charm, Taylor moved to Toronto to be closer to more live theatre. Taylor studied opera at Dalhousie University and has performed in various musicals, plays and operas over the past 8 years. A dream job for a theatre nerd, Taylor is grateful to be reviewing as a contributor for Broadway World Toronto.

Twitter: @taylormlong
 

 




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BWW Review: Shakespeare's Reflection on Humanity is Powerfully Human in Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLETBWW Review: Shakespeare's Reflection on Humanity is Powerfully Human in Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET
Posted: Apr. 22, 2017


BWW Review: The Canadian Opera Company's LOUIS RIEL - A Step in the Right DirectionBWW Review: The Canadian Opera Company's LOUIS RIEL - A Step in the Right Direction
Posted: Apr. 24, 2017


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BWW Review: Shakespeare's Reflection on Humanity is Powerfully Human in Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLETBWW Review: Shakespeare's Reflection on Humanity is Powerfully Human in Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET
Posted: Apr. 22, 2017


BWW Review: The Canadian Opera Company's LOUIS RIEL - A Step in the Right DirectionBWW Review: The Canadian Opera Company's LOUIS RIEL - A Step in the Right Direction
Posted: Apr. 24, 2017


BWW Review: CANADA: THE THINKING MAN'S AMERICA at The Second CityBWW Review: CANADA: THE THINKING MAN'S AMERICA at The Second City
May 22, 2017

It's time to celebrate Canada's sesquisesquicen.sequisecent150th birthday! What better way to celebrate than with The Second City and their new show, CANADA: THE THINKING MAN'S AMERICA. A mash of improv, stand-up and something involving racoons that words can't quite describe - the show delivers the laughs.

BWW Review: Rent in the 6ix Meets Opera in Against the Grain Theatre's LA BOHÈME
May 20, 2017

You've never seen a more boho Boheme. Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) presents Puccini's LA BOHME in a real Toronto dive bar, The Tranzac Club. AtG is doing something incredible in the world of opera right now - they're growing. When opera houses around the world are reporting declines in ticket sales and reductions in seasonal production budgets - AtG is selling out their run, offering 'standing room only' tickets. Why? Their approach.

BWW Review: Drink to Love and Love to Drink at The Musical Stage Company's ONEGINBWW Review: Drink to Love and Love to Drink at The Musical Stage Company's ONEGIN
May 18, 2017

You don't always get a second chance at love. The Musical Stage Company's ONEGIN presents this cautionary moral tale in 120 minutes of energetic, interactive musical theatre. A mix of old and new, Pushkin's famous poem and Tchaikovsky's renowned opera meet music and lyrics by creators Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone.

BWW Review: Poetry is in Motion in Soulpepper's FOR COLORED GIRLSBWW Review: Poetry is in Motion in Soulpepper's FOR COLORED GIRLS
May 15, 2017

Ntozake Shange's poetry is in very capable hands with Soulpepper Theatre Company's captivating production of FOR COLORED GIRLS(for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf). Described as a 'choreopoem', the work is a spirited unity of written word and dance. The text alone is provocative and beautifully rhythmic, but Djanet Sears' production elevates the work with choreography that accentuates the power of the words. A true ensemble piece, FOR COLORED GIRLS is an homage to the unique journey we are all on, and the healing power in sharing your voice.

BWW Review: THE BOY IN THE MOON at Crow's Theatre is Not Flashy, and That's OkayBWW Review: THE BOY IN THE MOON at Crow's Theatre is Not Flashy, and That's Okay
May 14, 2017

Heart defects. Cognitive delay. Growth hormone deficiency. These are just some of the symptoms that Cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome can present. THE BOY IN THE MOON, by Emil Sher, examines the love and labour involved in raising a child born into these symptoms. Based on a book by Ian Brown, and interviews with Brown's family, the play is a heart-aching invitation into the home of four unimaginably courageous humans.

BWW Interview: A Conversation with the Creators and Cast of The Musical Stage Company's ONEGINBWW Interview: A Conversation with the Creators and Cast of The Musical Stage Company's ONEGIN
May 13, 2017

A new Canadian musical is about to hit the stage in Toronto. The Musical Stage Company (formerly Acting Up Stage Company) is bringing us their new work, ONEGIN. I had a chance to chat with ONEGIN's creators, Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille as well as two of the cast members, Daren A. Herbert (Onegin) and Hailey Gillis (Tatyana) about the experience of bringing this story to life.

BWW Review: IT'S ALL TRU is an Intimate Lesson in Sexual HealthBWW Review: IT'S ALL TRU is an Intimate Lesson in Sexual Health
May 6, 2017

'HIVYou mean, AIDS?' Presented by The Cabaret Company, as part of the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 2016-2017 season, IT'S ALL TRU examines misconceptions surrounding HIV, preventative therapies and how it relates to the law. Written and directed by Sky Gilbert, the play is an intelligent, intimate glimpse into a sensitive subject.

BWW Review: THE RETURN Contorts the Circus ClicheBWW Review: THE RETURN Contorts the Circus Cliche
May 4, 2017

Few things are as exhilarating as bodies being flung into the air without crash mats. This is what you expect when you hear the word 'circus', but THE RETURN by Circa is much more than lifts and flips. Presented by Canadian Stage as the last show in their Spotlight Australia series, THE RETURN doesn't exactly fit into any existing genre of performance.

BWW Review: Canadian Opera Company's TOSCA is a Total TriumphBWW Review: Canadian Opera Company's TOSCA is a Total Triumph
May 2, 2017

From the moment the orchestra plays its first note, the production is pure magic. The Canadian Opera Company (COC) ends their 2016-2017 season with a bang, with Puccini's TOSCA. Gorgeous music, grand sets and gripping performances coexist seamlessly in Paul Curran's production of one of opera's most famous tragic love stories.

BWW Review: Canadian Stage's MEETING and ENDINGS Awaken the Gamut of Human EmotionBWW Review: Canadian Stage's MEETING and ENDINGS Awaken the Gamut of Human Emotion
April 27, 2017

From fascination to fear, Canadian Stage's MEETING and ENDINGS are a rollercoaster ride of insight into the human condition. The two works are part of Canadian Stage's Spotlight Australia, a six-week showcase of cross-disciplinary performance running until May 7 and featuring the works of acclaimed Australian artists.

BWW Review: Opera Superstar ANNA NETREBKO Dazzles in Canadian DebutBWW Review: Opera Superstar ANNA NETREBKO Dazzles in Canadian Debut
April 26, 2017

Anna Netrebko performed to an adoring sold-out audience at Toronto's Four Seasons Centre on Tuesday evening. Netrebko was joined by husband and Azerbaijani tenor, Yusif Eyvazov and renowned Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Led by Maestro Jader Bignamini, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra brilliantly accompanied the 'Trio Magnifico' through Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and more. Presented by Show One Productions, the evening was a remarkable presentation of some of opera's greatest hits, sung by three of opera's brightest stars.

BWW Review: The Canadian Opera Company's LOUIS RIEL - A Step in the Right DirectionBWW Review: The Canadian Opera Company's LOUIS RIEL - A Step in the Right Direction
April 24, 2017

Colonization is a controversial part of our heritage, and is central to the Canadian Opera Company's (COC) new production of Harry Somers' LOUIS RIEL. The production has sparked discourse on the use of Indigenous songs in opera, the portrayal of Indigenous men and women on stage and First Nations song protocol in general. In an effort to present a more contemporary perspective, Director Peter Hinton has collaborated with members of the Indigenous community, integrating a group of performersas a physical chorus, known as the Land Assembly. The result is a more inclusive and respectfulrevival of the opera, opening with a land acknowledgement by Cole Alvis, a theatre artist of Metis, Irish and English descent.

BWW Review: Shakespeare's Reflection on Humanity is Powerfully Human in Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLETBWW Review: Shakespeare's Reflection on Humanity is Powerfully Human in Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET
April 22, 2017

A gender-bending, English and American Sign Language (ASL) bilingual production of Shakespeare's Hamlet may sound ambitious - but it plays as compellingly human. Maybe you're not familiar with the story. Maybe you've seen it a hundred times. Regardless, Why Not Theatre's PRINCE HAMLET will defy your expectations. Ravi Jain has adapted Shakespeare's most famous play in a way that is relatable and, as the title suggests, focuses more intimately on its protagonist's struggle to understand human nature.