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BWW REVIEWS: Stratford Festival's Man of La Mancha is the Perfect Escape
by Lauren Gienow - May 31, 2014

The theme this season at the Stratford Festival is Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge and when it comes to choosing a musical to fit this theme, there is quite possibly no better choice than MAN OF LA MANCHA. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stratford's CRAZY FOR YOU
by Mary Alderson - May 29, 2014

If you like musicals with amazing dancing, powerful singing and farcical comedy - and who doesn't? - get your tickets now for Crazy for You, on Stratford's Festival stage, as this show will sell out this summer. Crazy for You is an interesting invention. George and Ira Gershwin's old songs from the 1930s were gathered together, and while people love the tunes and lyrics, the stories that go with them are dated. So in 1992, playwright Ken Ludwig wrote a script incorporating the Gershwin favourites. (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Previews Tonight at Stratford Festival, Kicks Off 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews tonight, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

Josh Franklin and Natalie Daradich-Led CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Performances at Stratford Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Fresh from her triumph with last season's hit musical, Fiddler on the Roof, acclaimed director and choreographer Donna Feore returns for her 20th Festival season with an exciting new production of Crazy for You specially conceived for the Festival Theatre's thrust stage. The new Gershwin musical begins previews on Monday, April 21, marking the first performance of the 2014 season. (more...)

Breaking News: Mother-To-Be Chilina Kennedy Withdraws from Stratford Season
by Alan Henry - Feb 12, 2014

Chilina Kennedy has had to withdraw from the 2014 season for the happiest of reasons: she and her partner, Jacob James, are expecting a baby. She was to play Polly Baker in Crazy for You and Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, but she is now unable to undertake two such physically challenging roles. Ms Kennedy remains a valued member of the Festival family, and plans are underway to include her new concert as part of the 2014 Forum. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elgin & Winter Garden's 100th Chandelier Gala
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 13, 2013

The stars came out on Monday night to toast the 100th birthday of Toronto's historic Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres. Dubbed the 'chandelier gala' the fun filled evening was designed to celebrate the last remaining double decker theatre in the world and to raise money to restore it's gorgeous chandelier. On hand were cast members from the all Canadian company of CATS, Stratford Festival's production of Tommy, as well as many people performing from shows gone by such as Joseph, Ain't Misbehaving, Crazy for You and more. BWW is thrilled to bring its readers photos from the evening. (more...)

Stephen Brian Patterson Takes Over as 'Captain Walker' in Stratford's TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

According to an inside source, Stephen Brian Patterson has taken over as 'Captain Walker' in TOMMY at the Stratford Festival. Jeremy Kushnier left the role on August 4. Patterson joins Robert Markus and Paul Nolan in Des McAnuff's new Stratford Festival rock musical, The Who's Tommy, at the Avon Theatre in Ontario through October 19. (more...)

Robert Markus, Paul Nolan and More Star in Stratford Festival's THE WHO'S TOMMY, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Robert Markus, Paul Nolan and Jeremy Kushnier star in Des McAnuff's new Stratford Festival rock musical, The Who's Tommy, opening May 30 at the Avon Theatre in Ontario and running through October 19. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Awards Winners Announced - WAR HORSE Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2013

Votes are cast, polls are closed, and results have been tabulated! This was our BIGGEST year yet! After a record number of voters in over 30 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is VERY excited to announce the 2012 Toronto Winners! Thanks to all who voted and HUGE congrats to all the winners! (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Brazier, Dzeparoski and More Lead - 12/18!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - OLIVER and More in the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 03, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

2012 BWW Toronto Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Toronto Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 8/20
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2012

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content from all corners of the globe. Our regional contributors do an amazing job each day of bringing you the latest theater news in their cities and countries and to acknowledge this, we launched a new weekly column called 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'. Read on for our most-read features, interviews, breaking news and more for the week of August 20! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tom Rooney and Robin Hutton on the Poetry of WANDERLUST at Stratford Shakespeare Festival
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2012

In the video interview below, actors Tom Rooney and Robin Hutton describe the new Canadian musical Wanderlust, based on the poems of Robert Service. The show is playing through September 28 as part of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 60th season. Watch the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Audience Members React to WANDERLUST at Stratford Shakespeare Festival
by Stage Tube - Aug 07, 2012

The poems of Robert Service, the famous "Bard of the Yukon," are set to music and used as inspiration in the world premiere of the new musical Wanderlust. A Stratford Shakespeare Festival commission, which is written and directed by Morris Panych with music and orchestration by Marek Norman, Wanderlust began performances June 20, 2012, at the Tom Patterson Theatre. Watch audience members share their enthusiasm for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's world premiere production of WANDERLUST in the video below! (more...)

WANDERLUST Begins Previews for Stratford Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2012

The poems of Robert Service, the famous "Bard of the Yukon," are set to music and used as inspiration in the world premiere of the new musical Wanderlust. A Festival commission, which is written and directed by Morris Panych with music and orchestration by Marek Norman, Wanderlust started previews on June 20 at the Tom Patterson Theatre. (more...)

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