Robin Hutton News

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...)

Photo Coverage: One Night Only - Celebrating Des McAnuff
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 28, 2011

On Sunday night the stars of Toronto's musical theatre scene came out to pay tribute to Des McAnuff as he received an honourary doctorate from Ryerson University for his contribution to the arts over the last few decades. Including cast members from the original Toronto production of Jersey Boys and the current Stratford Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar, the evening was filled with good music and fantastic tales from Des' extraordinary life. BWW was on hand to bring its readers exclusive photos from the performances and the after party. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Peggy Shannon on Ryerson's Tribute to Des McAnuff
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 19, 2011

On Sunday October 23rd the Ryerson Theatre School is holding a special one night only concert at Koerner Hall to celebrate the achievements of Tony Award Winning director Des McAnuff. It has been a banner year for McAnuff, with his production of Jesus Christ Superstar a runaway hit at the Stratford Festival and bound for Broadway in March of 2012. The concert will feature songs from many of Des' shows, as well as cast members from Jesus Christ Superstar, Toronto's Jersey Boys and more. BWW spoke to Peggy Shannon, Chair of the Ryerson Theatre School, on what we can expect at the event and on the new scholarship the school is offering in Des' honour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Story Begins - Theatre 20's First Concert
by Kelly Cameron - May 16, 2011

Theatre 20 kicked off it's 2011-2012 concert season on Monday May 9th with The Story Begins, an evening of songs from story driven musicals. Featuring special guest Colm Wilkinson and some of Toronto's best and brightest stars, it was a truly magical evening of amazing musical theatre talent. BWW was on hand to bring you exclusive photos from the event. (more...)

Simon Callow Joins Canada's 2008 Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2007

Simon Callow is the latest international star to be added to the Stratford Festival's ranks. Mr. Callow will be presenting a new work of his own composition, based on Shakespeare's sonnets. (more...)