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.

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BWW Review: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVABWW Review: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVA
Posted: Jun. 9, 2017


BWW Review: The National Ballet of Canada's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is Breathtaking From Start to FinishBWW Review: The National Ballet of Canada's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is Breathtaking From Start to Finish
Posted: Jun. 5, 2017


BWW Review: A Sensational Night of Music at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's CARMINA BURANABWW Review: A Sensational Night of Music at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's CARMINA BURANA
Posted: Jun. 22, 2017


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BWW Review: Canadian Opera Company's TOSCA is a Total TriumphBWW Review: Canadian Opera Company's TOSCA is a Total Triumph
Posted: May. 2, 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: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVABWW Review: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVA
Posted: Jun. 9, 2017


BWW Review: Decibel-Shattering, Ground-Pounding Applause for CARAVAN PALACE at the TD Toronto Jazz FestivalBWW Review: Decibel-Shattering, Ground-Pounding Applause for CARAVAN PALACE at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival
June 27, 2017

Spell-binding jams that beg you to dance and dance. CARAVAN PALACE 'blew the roof' off of the Phoenix Concert Theatre last night, performing as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. The seven-member virtuosic electro-swing ensemble pushes the boundaries of jazz with an inventive mesh of music - even implementing bass drops for maximum 'danceability'.

BWW Review: Opera 5's SUFFRAGETTEBWW Review: Opera 5's SUFFRAGETTE
June 23, 2017

Written by women, created by women, performed by women. Featuring two one-act operas by Dame Ethel Smyth, Fete Galante and The Boatswain's Mate, SUFFRAGETTE, presented by Opera 5 is a rare undertaking for classical music - but it shouldn't be.

BWW Review: A Sensational Night of Music at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's CARMINA BURANABWW Review: A Sensational Night of Music at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's CARMINA BURANA
June 22, 2017

The heart-pounding 'O Fortuna' fills the Roy Thomson Hall to the brim with the sound of a full orchestra and over one hundred voices. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) presents the finale to their 'Decades Project: 1930-1939', CARMINA BURANA by Carl Orff, featuring the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Toronto Children's Chorus and soloists Aline Kutan (soprano), Daniel Taylor (countertenor) and Phillip Addis (baritone). The evening also featured the world premiere of a TSO-commissioned piece by composer Pierre Simard,The Bastion: Sesquie for Canada's 150th and Karol Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No.2, Op.61 featuring soloist Nicola Benedetti (violin). The triple bill was a grand celebration of orchestral music, bringing the audience to their feet in enthusiastic applause.

BWW Preview: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE IN CONCERT with the Toronto Symphony OrchestraBWW Preview: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE IN CONCERT with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
June 20, 2017

Experience the majesty of a live orchestra playing one of the most beloved film scores of all time. Presented by the Sony Centre and Attila Glatz Concert Productions, HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE IN CONCERT reinvents the way you experience J.K. Rowling's universe. The first ofeight films to be presented in this series, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone will featurethe Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Women's Chorus from the Amadeus Choir and the Elmer Iseler Singers. The evening will be conducted by Justin Freer.

BWW Preview: Get Ready for the TD Toronto Jazz FestivalBWW Preview: Get Ready for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival
June 19, 2017

Showcasing the very best in jazz this summer, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival runs from June 23rd to July 2nd, 2017. In its 31st year, the festival includes performances from more than 1500 musicians and over 100 free concerts in Yorkville across 10 days. Headliners for this year's festival include Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, Mavis Staples, Randy Bachman, Caravan Palace and more.

BWW Review: LIFE REFLECTED by the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the Luminato FestivalBWW Review: LIFE REFLECTED by the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the Luminato Festival
June 19, 2017

Four incredible artists bring to life the stories of four powerful women. LIFE REFLECTED, presented by the National Arts Centre (NAC) is a multi-media journey examining the lives of four women using photography, film, spoken word and music. The NAC Orchestra takes us through four individual pieces, led by conductor andArtistic Director, Alexander Shelley. Shelley describes the worksas being united in the way the women 'learned to tread a new path and turn the tables on those who wanted to oppress them.'

BWW Review: Akram Khan Company's UNTIL THE LIONS at the Luminato FestivalBWW Review: Akram Khan Company's UNTIL THE LIONS at the Luminato Festival
June 18, 2017

Epic storytelling meets emotional physical theatre in Akram Khan's moving production. Based on the tale of Amba/Shikhandi in the Mahabharata, UNTIL THE LIONS explores notions of gender identity, spirituality and passionate confrontation. Director and choreographer Akram Khan has outdone himself in this expressive masterpiece - moving from start to finish, the pounding rhythmic accompaniment keeps the suspense building until the very end.

BWW Review: Heather Ogden is One Strong Swan in the National Ballet of Canada's SWAN LAKEBWW Review: Heather Ogden is One Strong Swan in the National Ballet of Canada's SWAN LAKE
June 17, 2017

The theme will get under your skin. With some of the most beautiful music ballet has to offer, SWAN LAKE is sure to capture your heart. The National Ballet of Canada is celebrating the 140th anniversary of Tchaikovsky's most iconic ballet with their dark, brooding production designed by Santo Loquasto and Robert Thomson with choreography by James Kudelka. The opening night performance featured ballet's power couple, Heather Ogden and Guillaume Cote. Stunning design meets extraordinary dancing, creating a real-life fairytale on the Four Seasons Centre stage.

BWW Review: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVABWW Review: Toronto is Head Over Heels for HIBLA GERZMAVA
June 9, 2017

Russia seems to be everywhere these days. Conductor and violinist, Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra performed to an enthusiastic crowd at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Ontario. The evening was presented by Show One Productions, the same company that recently brought us the Trio Magnifico (Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov and Dmitri Hvorostovsky) and featured the Canadian debuts ofcello soloist Danielle Akta and Russian opera diva Hibla Gerzmava.

BWW Review: The National Ballet of Canada's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is Breathtaking From Start to FinishBWW Review: The National Ballet of Canada's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is Breathtaking From Start to Finish
June 5, 2017

No one yells 'Stella!' at the ballet - because they don't have to. John Neumeier's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams, had its National Ballet of Canada premiere on June 3, 2017. The ballet dives deeper into Blanche DuBois' psyche, examining the motivation for her psychological instability. Featuring music by Sergei Prokofiev and Alfred Schnittke, Mr. Neumeier's choreography exposes more vulnerability, fragility and desire than could ever be communicated by words alone. Neumeier's visionary production expands on the context referenced in Williams' play - by showing us more, we feel more.

BWW Review: Exceptional Performers Make the Most Out of THE JAZZ SINGER at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Exceptional Performers Make the Most Out of THE JAZZ SINGER at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company
May 31, 2017

THE JAZZ SINGER opened this week, presented by the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company as a toe-tapping new musical rendition of the story made famous by the film of the same name. While the film shocked the world with its inventive introduction of synced recorded sound, the musical, written by Michael Ross Albert and directed and choreographed by Timothy French, fails to take any risks.

BWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of CanadaBWW Interview: A Conversation with Canadian Ballet Star Evan McKie, Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada
May 27, 2017

Evan McKie, a Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, has enjoyed a thriving international career, performing with the Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the Tokyo Ballet to name a few. Hailed as 'among the absolute best in the world' (Dance Europe), it was my pleasure to chat with Evan about life as a dancer and his role in the upcoming ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire.

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.



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