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Black Comedy THE DANCE OF DEATH Begins Previews Tomorrow at Shaw FestivalBlack Comedy THE DANCE OF DEATH Begins Previews Tomorrow at Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

THE DANCE OF DEATH, August Strindberg's groundbreaking play in a new version by renowned Irish playwright Conor McPherson, begins previews on July 13 at the Shaw Festival's Studio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at SHAW FESTIVALBWW Review: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 27, 2016

Ever the consummate commentator of society and gender, Oscar Wilde has never been afraid of controversy or potentially offending member of both sexes. Never has this been more evident than in his 1893 A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, which is receiving a glamorous new production at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake.  (more...)

Shaw Festival Extends ENGAGED and A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCEShaw Festival Extends ENGAGED and A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Both Engaged and A Woman of No Importance have been delighting preview audiences in advance of their openings this weekend. Having already extended both productions earlier this year, the Shaw Festival continues to respond to audience demand by adding another seven performances to the 2016 season. Also, a new block of tickets for the sell-out of the 2016 season The Dance of Death is now on sale. (more...)

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Begins This Weekend as Part of Shaw FestivalA WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Begins This Weekend as Part of Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde's stylish comedy that exposes the cynicism and hypocrisy that underlies high "society", begins previews Sunday, May 29 at the Festival Theatre. This dangerous drama, directed by Eda Holmes, is the fourth major Wilde play to be presented under Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell's tenure - completing Wilde's brilliant, scalpel-like study of the world around him. (more...)

Mirvish Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season ft North American Premieres of 'STRICTLY BALLROOM' & 'MRS HENDERSON'Mirvish Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season ft North American Premieres of 'STRICTLY BALLROOM' & 'MRS HENDERSON'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

David Mirvish has announced today the 14 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and four bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

Shaw Festival Adds Performances to 2016 seasonShaw Festival Adds Performances to 2016 season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

"In her final year as Artistic Director, Jackie has programmed a season that showcases the diversity and strength of work created here at the Shaw Festival and our patrons have responded enthusiastically," said Tim Jennings, Executive Director of the Shaw Festival. "Based on the first month of sales, we've decided that we need to provide more opportunities to see some of the Festival's highlights." (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update - Jake Epstein, AJ Bridel Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update - Jake Epstein, AJ Bridel Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Shaw Festival Announces Principal Casting for 2016 SeasonShaw Festival Announces Principal Casting for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell and the Shaw Festival announce principal casting and the creative teams for the 2016 playbill. The 2016 season features new and core ensemble members and beloved returning artists celebrating Ms. Maxwell's final season and 14-year tenure at The Shaw. (more...)

The Siminovitch Prize to Celebrate 15 Years of Excellence and Innovation in Canadian Theatre, Oct 18The Siminovitch Prize to Celebrate 15 Years of Excellence and Innovation in Canadian Theatre, Oct 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Siminovitch Prize will celebrate 15 years of excellence and innovation in Canadian Theatre at its annual gala awards ceremony on Sunday, October 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Hart House Theatre (7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto). (more...)

BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Has All The Makings Of A Hit Broadway PlayBWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Has All The Makings Of A Hit Broadway Play
by Alan Henry - Mar 18, 2015

Christopher Durang's Tony Award winning play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, opened last night at the Panasonic Theatre. The play's premise is reminiscent of a sitcom: Masha, a famous actress past her prime (and the most successful sibling) returns home for a weekend to visit her siblings Sonia and Vanya. Sonia and Vanya have spent the last 15 years caring for their aging parents who have since passed away. Sonia is especially jealous of the success Masha has had. (more...)

Julie Martell, Patrick McManus, Charlie Gallant, Fiona Reid and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2015 Season; Cast, Creatives Announced!Julie Martell, Patrick McManus, Charlie Gallant, Fiona Reid and More Set for Shaw Festival's 2015 Season; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Shaw Festival today announced principal casting and creative team details for its 54th season. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & MoreMirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

David S. Craig Wins the 2014 Barbara Hamilton Memorial AwardDavid S. Craig Wins the 2014 Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award was inaugurated in 1996 and is given to a Canadian artist who demonstrates excellence in the performing arts and is dedicated to advocating and being an ambassador for the arts in Canada. The Barbara Hamilton Memorial Award is presented every two years and is sponsored by the City of Toronto. The recipient is awarded with an official scroll from the City and this year the City has increased the cash prize from $1,000 to $ 1,750. (more...)

Over 30 Performers to Gather at HOLLER 4 HEALTH CARE!, 3/31Over 30 Performers to Gather at HOLLER 4 HEALTH CARE!, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Over 30 Canadian performers all have their reasons for Hollering 4 Health Care on March 31st, the day that the Conservative government will allow the Health Accord to expire. They are hollering because: (more...)

Shirley Douglas and Brent Carver Join Lineup for HOLLER 4 HEALTH CARE! 3/31 in TorontoShirley Douglas and Brent Carver Join Lineup for HOLLER 4 HEALTH CARE! 3/31 in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Actress Shirley Douglas and Tony Award winner Brent Carver will join a star-studded line up of performing artists to Holler 4 Health Care!, an evening of merry maladies and malady melodies to protest the end of federal leadership in Canadian health care, to be held March 31, 2014 at 8pm at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Norman Conquests Wins Hearts And MindsBWW Reviews: The Norman Conquests Wins Hearts And Minds
by Catherine Kustanczy - Feb 21, 2014

Sir Alan Ayckbourn's The Norman Conquests is a three-part play cycle that takes place over the course of one weekend. The trilogy paints a deeply insightful portrait of six individuals bound by love, hate, trust, need, and fear. Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company is currently remounting their 2013 production, with hilarious, heartfelt results. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present LONDON ROAD, 1/19-2/9Canadian Stage to Present LONDON ROAD, 1/19-2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Canadian Stage brings England's London Road to Toronto with North American premiere of 5-star musical documentary Written by Alecky Blythe and Tony Award-winning composer Adam Cork; directed by Jackie Maxwell at the Bluma Appel Theatre January 19 to February 9, 2014 Toronto, ON - Canadian Stage presents the North American premiere of London Road, the captivating 5-star hit from the UK created by playwright Alecky Blythe and set to music Tony Award-winning composer Adam Cork. Part musical, part documentary, the new Canadian production is directed by the Shaw Festival's artistic director Jackie Maxwell with music direction by Reza Jacobs. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast (Sean Arbuckle, Damien Atkins, Ben Carlson, Michelle Fisk, Deborah Hay, George Masswohl, Julain Molnar, Glynis Ranney, Fiona Reid, Steve Ross and Shawn Wright) London Road transforms the stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E) from January 19 to February 9, 2014. (more...)

META Announces 2012-2013 WinnersMETA Announces 2012-2013 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

The METAs are proud to announce the 2012-2013 Winners (more...)

BWW Interviews: Stuart Hughes Talks Soulpepper's ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANEBWW Interviews: Stuart Hughes Talks Soulpepper's ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE
by Frances Fong-Lee - Aug 6, 2013

Soulpepper founding member Stuart Hughes took the time to speak with BWW over the phone about his character in "Entertaining Mr. Sloane", being an actor and a director, and working with his wife, Michelle Monteith. (more...)

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