Richard Ouzounian News

Mirvish'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...)

KING LEAR Extends at Stratford Festival Through 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino's King Lear, starring Colm Feore, is entering the record books as one of the Festival's top-selling Shakespeare productions of all time. To meet the overwhelming demand for tickets, the production is being extended until October 25. (more...)

Earl Carpenter's First Performance in Broadway's LES MISERABLES Delayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

British actor Earl Carpenter's start date in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES in the role of Javert has been pushed to Friday, August 15 due to visa issues, it was confirmed today. (more...)

Earl Carpenter Set for Limited Run as 'Javert' in Broadway's LES MISERABLES as Will Swenson Takes Hiatus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Acclaimed British actor Earl Carpenter will join Cameron Mackintosh's smash hit new production of Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables in the role of Javert beginning Tuesday, August 12 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Becomes Stratford Festival's First Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The magic of the Stratford Festival's hit musical Crazy for You has been immortalized in the first full-length cast recording in the Festival's history. The album is filled with beloved Gershwin tunes and a sensational cast bursting with talent: who could ask for anything more? (more...)

Ramin Karimloo, James Monroe Iglehart & More Win 2014 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards
by Alan Henry - May 22, 2014

The Toronto Theatre Critics' Award just announced their 2014 winners. The awards are in their fourth year, and are voted upon by Toronto critics who represent five of the city's newspapers and weeklies: The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck); The Grid (Martin Morrow); NOW (Glenn Sumi); The National Post (Robert Cushman); and the Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). Shows which opened between June 2013 and May of 2014 were open for consideration. (more...)

2014 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards Results: Toronto's Ramin Karimloo Wins for Tony Nominated Role
by Alan Henry - May 22, 2014

The Toronto Theatre Critics' Award just announced their 2014 winners. The awards are in their fourth year, and are voted upon by Toronto critics who represent five of the city's newspapers and weeklies: The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck); The Grid (Martin Morrow); NOW (Glenn Sumi); The National Post (Robert Cushman); and the Toronto Star (Richard Ouzounian). Shows which opened between June 2013 and May of 2014 were open for consideration. (more...)

Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 16, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men officially opens tonight, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

LES MISERABLES Finds Its Little People! Young Cosette, Eponine and Gavroche Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The 'MIZ Kids' have been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre. The official opening night isSunday, March 23. (more...)

Mirvish Hosting Free Event: Meet the Creative Team of ARRABAL, 1/27
by Alan Henry - Jan 14, 2014

Mirvish Productions announced today they will host a free event on January 27 at the Toronto Reference Library, where guests will have the chance to meet the cast and creators of Arrabal, a new musical set to make it's world premier in Toronto this February. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for LES MISERABLES on Broadway; 24 Join the Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Additional casting was announced today for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece LES MISERABLES, which returns to Broadway beginning Saturday, March 1 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). The official opening night for LES MISERABLES is Sunday, March 23. (more...)

Diana Leblanc, Daren A. Herbert and More to Star in First Three Shows of TIFT's 2013-14 Season, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

Talk Is Free Theatre has announced principal casting and creative teams for the first three productions of the current season. Some of Canada's most renowned artists are scheduled to appear, with additional casting announcements expected to follow at a later date. (more...)

UPDATED - Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound ALADDIN in Toronto
by Review Roundups - Nov 23, 2013

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

ANYTHING GOES National Tour
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Nov 18, 2013

'There's no cure like travel, to help you unravel the worries of living today.' The cast and crew of the National Tour of Anything Goes recently bid bon voyage to the road as they returned home from their 13 month voyage across North America. Traveling through 22 states, 28 cities and 2 countries, the company helped audience members unravel aboard the S.S. American with plenty of madcap antics and hijinks on the high seas. (more...)

Diana Leblanc, Daren A. Herbert and More to Star in First Three Shows of TIFT's 2013-14 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Talk Is Free Theatre has announced principal casting and creative teams for the first three productions of the current season. Some of Canada's most renowned artists are scheduled to appear, with additional casting announcements expected to follow at a later date. (more...)

Now Available - Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action to the Word Book of Essays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announced today the release ofChicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action to the Word, a collection of original essays that furthers the study of William Shakespeare in performance and stagecraft through the exploration of the Theater's first twenty-five years. Respected scholars, artists and theater critics view Shakespeare through the lens of the theater's artistry, bringing together professional observations and scholarly examinations of CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines's productions as well as collaborations with world-renowned directors who have worked at CST, including Michael Bogdanov(The Winter's Tale - 2003); Edward Hall (Rose Rage: Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3 - 2004) and Josie Rourke (The Taming of the Shrew - 2010). (more...)

Kyle Golemba and Adam White to Debut MAKING LOVE IN A CANOE Revue, Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Kyle Golemba and Adam White have reason to celebrate: the debut of the recording of their all-Canadian musical theatre revue, Making Love in a Canoe. A 'sonnet to Canadian culture', Making Love in a Canoe features the work of 15 Canadian writers including Nancy White, Leslie Arden, and Jonathan Monro. With four never-before-recorded songs, the album promises to introduce even the most avid theatre-goer to the riches Canadian musicals have to offer. (more...)

POSSIBLE WORLDS, THE SNEEZE, FLOYD COLLINS and More on Tap for TIFT's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

A transfer of this season's production of Possible Worlds to Munich, Germany, a co-production of the haunting musical Floyd Collins and a new conceptual adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in a retirement home are among the highlights. Today Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced details of the upcoming season for Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT), which sees the company producing a wide range of new and re-imagined material in Barrie, Ontario and beyond. (more...)

Review Roundup: Roundabout's ANYTHING GOES in Toronto
by Review Roundups - Jul 29, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES is now playing until August 25 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: Toronto Fringe Wrap-Up
by Kelly Cameron - Jul 16, 2013

The 25th Anniversary of the Toronto Fringe Festival wrapped up an incredible ten days in our glorious city this past Sunday night, marking a record year in terms of opening 4 day profit despite challenges such as flooding and power outages cancelling shows and closing down theatres. The city came alive with 148 shows performing in venues across the city, selling 57,182 tickets and returning $433,027 to artists. In addition, there were 200 completely sold-out performances, and many shows which were incredibly close. The joy of Fringing is the hidden gems that you discover, and I'm pleased to report I discovered two this year in Bremen Rock Musical and We Are the Bomb. In addition, there are many excellent shows headed uptown for Best of Fringe which begins in 2 days! (more...)

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