Richard Ouzounian News

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...)

Photo Coverage: EVANGELINE Opens at the Charlottetown Festival
by Kelly Cameron - Jul 07, 2013

A brand new Canadian musical by Ted Dykstra opened last night in Charlottetown after nearly ten years of work to get it mounted on the stage. Starring Canadian darlings Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier, early buzz surrounding this production is incredibly promising. Racheal McCaig visited the Island to check out the days leading up to opening, and BWW is thrilled to share these gorgeous shots from the tech run of EVANGELINE. (more...)

2013 Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards Announced - TERMINUS and More!
by Kelly Cameron - May 23, 2013

TERMINUS wins big at this year's Toronto Theatre Critics' Awards, which were announced today (awards to be given out at a later date). The awards are determined by Toronto critics who represent five of the city's newspapers: 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). (more...)

Photo Coverage: William Finn Q&A at Acting Up Stage's FALSETTOS
by Kelly Cameron - Apr 28, 2013

Acting Up Stage opened their newest production this past Thursday, a new version of Falsettos that is being produced with The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. The show was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1992, and took home the prize for Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. On Friday night, writer William Finn joined Toronto Star theatre critic Richard Ouzounian for a special post-performance Q&A, where the two discussed the evolution of Falsettos as well as Finn's life and other works. BWW is thrilled to bring its readers photos from the event. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Women of Falsettos
by Kelly Cameron - Apr 25, 2013

Falsettos is a Tony Award winning musical which explores complicated issues surrounding family and love amidst the backdrop of the emergence of the HIV/AIDS crisis in New York City. It is the latest offering in Acting Up Stage's exciting season, and opens tonight at Daniel's Spectrum (formerly the Regent Park Arts Centre). BWW sat down and spoke with the three ladies of the production, Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Glynis Ranney and Sarah Gibbons about what the experience has been like so far, and about how relevant they feel the material is today: (more...)

Theatre Passe Muraille Announces 2013/14 Season Includes ON THE ROCKS and VITALS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

On Monday April 8th, Artistic Director Andy McKim announced Theatre Passe Muraille's 2013/14 season at the company's annual fundraising gala event. The season presents a balanced approach of fresh new voices (Rob Kempson, Rosamund Small, Mitchell Cushman) and established theatrical powerhouses (Louise Pitre, George F. Walker, Linda Griffiths). It also features more than a dash of song and dance. (more...)

POSSIBLE WORLDS, THE SNEEZE, FLOYD COLLINS and More on Tap for TIFT's 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 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...)

BWW Special: Toronto Critics Take the Stage in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown
by Kelly Cameron - Feb 05, 2013

Toronto Theatre Critic's take to the stage this Sunday in a special benefit performance of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, with proceeds going to The Actor's Fund. Featuring Kelly Nestruck, Robert Cushman, Glenn Sumi, Sheila McCarthy and Melody A. Johnston, the show also includes BWW's own Kelly Cameron as one of the Snoopy's. In this special feature, she talks about her hidden desire to be force to be reckoned with on-stage, setting the bar a smidge above terrible, and humbly requests that you throw bones in lieu of tomatoes. (more...)

Review Roundup: Toronto's North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Review Roundups - Jan 15, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures present the all-Canadian cast of the North American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, which opened on December 20 at the Mirvish Theatre. (more...)

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